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...
  • David Rubin
    Apr 14, 2017
    Ms. Cheng does a great job of explaining difficult math ideas to the non-mathematician, or to someone, like me, who did not take much math in high school or college. Most of the book involved the question of whether some infinities are larger than others. Quite a trick!!She keeps the subject of infi...
  • anna b
    Apr 23, 2017
    Interesting analogies to describe the meaning of infinity. I am interested in mathematics but does not have the knowledge of advance math. When the formulae are out, it gets mind boggling. I wished I had known more math to enjoy this book....