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Beyond infinity : an expedition to the outer limits of mathematics

Title
Beyond infinity : an expedition to the outer limits of mathematics / Eugenia Cheng.
Author
Cheng, Eugenia,
Publication
  • New York : Basic Books, [2017]
  • ©2017

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OKS Print
Description
x, 284 pages : illustrations; 22 cm
Alternative Title
Expedition to the outer limits of mathematics
Subjects
Note
  • Includes index.
Contents
The journey. What is infinity? ; Playing with infinity ; What infinity is not ; Infinity slips away from us Again ; Counting up to infinity ; Some things are more infinite than others ; Counting beyond infinity ; Comparing infinities ; What infinity is -- The Sights. Where is infinity? ; Things that are nearly infinity ; Infinite dimensions ; Infinite-dimensional categories ; The infinitesimally small ; When infinity nearly caused mathematics to fall apart (and maybe also your brain) ; Weirdness ; Where infinity is.
Call Number
JFD 18-1718
ISBN
  • 9780465094813
  • 0465094813
LCCN
  • 2017931084
  • 99974763442
  • 40027185485
Author
Cheng, Eugenia, author.
Title
Beyond infinity : an expedition to the outer limits of mathematics / Eugenia Cheng.
Publisher
New York : Basic Books, [2017]
Copyright Date
©2017
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
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.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Added Title
Expedition to the outer limits of mathematics
Found In:
OKS Print
Other Standard Identifier
99974763442
40027185485
Research Call Number
JFD 18-1718
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