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Beyond Infinity

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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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Publisher: Basic Books

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9781541697676
  • Release date: March 28, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781541697676
  • File size: 11463 KB
  • Release date: March 28, 2017

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781541697676
  • File size: 12228 KB
  • Release date: March 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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