Title | : | Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics |
Edition Language | : | English |
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Format Type | : | Kindle Edition |
Number of Pages | : | 304 pages |
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,...
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...
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 p...
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 ove...
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 c...
I started reading this book expecting to learn more about transcendental numbers. The first couple of chapters introduced the concepts, but after that things went downhill. The author then began offer...
I feel like I should throw a party in celebration of getting through this book!! I found this book VERY challenging. I was always good at Math but this is like entering another dimension where everyon...
A lucid and stimulating demonstration of ways to think about infinity. Although perhaps too many of the authors examples have to do with food. I doubt this would work well as an audio book. The discus...
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 ...
I read the first few chapters to Eli (6 yrs) which sparked interesting conversations. By the end the book became slightly tedious for me....