Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

The brilliant and charismatic Eugenia Cheng takes us on a dizzying journey through what's bigger than infinity and smaller than its oppositeEvery child had a schoolyard fight that ended with this classic exchange: “Nuh-uh, times infinity!” “Yeah-huh, times infinity plus one!” The argument goes to the heart of a question everyone has wondered about: What is infinity?Musicia...

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Title:Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics
Author:Eugenia Cheng
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages

Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics Reviews

  • Brian Clegg
    Mar 05, 2017
    Popular maths writers have it much harder than authors of popular science books. Pretty well everyone loves science at junior school, even if they're put off it in their teens, so for science writers, it's just a matter of recapturing that childhood delight in exploring how the world works. But, to ...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Apr 01, 2017
    Most people are on bad terms with math and I understand why the subject doesn't get much love. This author wants to change that. She covers cool concepts in the mathematics of infinity which is really cool to think about and introduces it in a personal and gentle way that might bring back some love ...
  • Jeremy S
    Apr 11, 2017
    This book was fascinating. I truly believe if I'd had a math teacher like Cheng I would have been fully engaged.I loved algebra growing up, and I have fond memories of a friend of my mom who used to print off algebra equations for me to do while I was waiting for my mom to get off work. I'd anxiousl...
  • Zach
    May 05, 2017
    I set out to learn more about infinity and I learned more about infinity, so I call it a resounding success. The examples in the book were easy to visualize and made sense to me. The style is easy to follow without being dry. Definitely worth reading if you're interested in the subject....
  • Songhua
    May 27, 2017
    Easy read if you have mathematics background. I would actually recommend this to Math teachers as Cheng managed to introduce a number of mathematics concepts through interesting narration....
  • Tom Hill
    Apr 25, 2017
    The premise of this book sounded interesting to me. Unfortunately the journey was not nearly as good as the promise. Eugenia Cheng obviously has a passion for mathematics but her enthusiasm cannot overcome the obstacles involved in making a complicated subject easy to follow. Ms Cheng seems to jump ...
  • Paul
    Apr 30, 2017
    Read the Wikipedia article on Hilbert's hotel and Infinite series and you'll learn much more than this book has to offer. The rest is just the author fawning over how quirky and zany she is. That and cutesy stories about children and her childhood. You will be puking rainbows by chapter 3. She also ...
  • Juan
    May 01, 2017
    ... la mayor parte del tiempo pasa tratando de explicar nociones de calclulo que cualquier estudiante de ingeniería o matemática aborda en los primeros meses.......
  • Alex Telfar
    May 10, 2017
    I liked it, but I wanted to it to go further into topology, real analysis, higher math ... The first half was good, and just skimmed the second half. It was an easy read, which given the potentially confusing nature of the topic seems impressive.One of the things I have a new appreciation for is num...
  • Edelhart Kempeneers
    May 11, 2017
    Complexe wiskunde heel boeiend gebracht....