Beyond Infinity

Beyond Infinity

An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics

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A mathematician and scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago helps readers explore the concept of infinity through unique concepts including chessboards, a chicken-sandwich sandwich and the creation of infinite cookies from an infinite dough ball.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780465094813
0465094813
9780465094820
Characteristics: x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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tjdickey
Jul 16, 2018

Who knew reading about math could be so much fun?? This is a good simple overview of some mind-bending concepts - did you know you could us a finite amount of cookie dough to make an infinite number of cookies, and that some infinities are bigger than others?
It sometimes feels like reading this book is working within one very long (and satisfying) brain-teaser.

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lovemybranch
Oct 25, 2017

A great book that expanded my thinking about mathematics. It got me trying to prove that the square root of 2 is irrational and I got close, which is pretty good since it was late at night and I haven't done any formal math for a long, long time.

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