Beyond Infinity : An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics
by Eugenia Cheng


Overview - " Cheng] does a great service by showing us non-mathematician schlubs how real mathematical creativity works." --Wall Street Journal
How big is the universe? How many numbers are there? And is infinity + 1 is the same as 1 + infinity?
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Overview
" Cheng] does a great service by showing us non-mathematician schlubs how real mathematical creativity works." --Wall Street Journal
How big is the universe? How many numbers are there? And is infinity + 1 is the same as 1 + infinity? Such questions occur to young children and our greatest minds. And they are all the same question: What is infinity? In Beyond Infinity, Eugenia Cheng takes us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions. Along the way, she considers how to use a chessboard to plan a worldwide dinner party, how to make a chicken-sandwich sandwich, and how to create infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough. Beyond Infinity shows how one little symbol holds the biggest idea of all.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465094813
  • ISBN-10: 0465094813
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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