Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

Eugenia Cheng (Author)
Available

Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
May 01, 2018
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781541644137
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

Eugenia Cheng is the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an honorary fellow at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of How to Bake Pi, Beyond Infinity, and The Art of Logic in an Illogical World. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Reviews

"Ms. Cheng's chatty tone keeps things fresh. She has a knack for folksy analogies, and at different points in the book she illuminates different properties of infinity by discussing Legos, the iPod Shuffle, snorkeling, Battenberg cakes and Winnie-the-Pooh... she does a great service by showing us non-mathematician schlubs how real mathematical creativity works." --Wall Street Journal
"Dr. Cheng...has a knack for brushing aside conventions and edicts, like so many pie crumbs from a cutting board."--Natalie Angier, New York Times
"Our minds cannot truly grasp the concept of infinity, but Eugenia Cheng takes us on a wild journey to help us in our search for it. It's a small, unassuming symbol, but it holds a giant idea. Cheng helps us understand the basics of infinity and then takes us on a ride to see its most lofty applications. From the practical to the entirely theoretical, this is a book to watch for." --Paste Magazine
"The idea of infinity is one of the most perplexing things in mathematics, and the most fun. Eugenia Cheng's Beyond Infinity is a spirited and friendly guide--appealingly down to earth about math that's extremely far out."--Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not to Be Wrong and professor of mathematics at University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Beyond Infinity is witty, charming, and crystal clear. Eugenia Cheng's enthusiasm and carefully chosen metaphors and analogies carry us effortlessly through the mathematical landscape of the infinite. A brilliant book!"--Ian Stewart, author of Calculating the Cosmos
PRAISE FOR EUGENIA CHENG

"[Cheng] conveys the spirit of inventiveness and creativity in math... Refreshing is the word that keeps coming to mind."--Steven Strogatz, as quoted in the New York Times
"[Eugenia Cheng's] tone is clear, clever and friendly. Even at her most whimsical she is rigorous and insightful... [She is] a lucid and nimble expositor."--Alex Bellos, New York Times Book Review