Beyond Infinity An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

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Beyond Infinity An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics by Cheng, Eugenia, 9780465094813
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  • ISBN: 9780465094813 | 0465094813
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/28/2017

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"[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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