Beyond Infinity

Beyond Infinity

Author: Eugenia Cheng

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781782830818

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity. What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough? Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.
Beyond Infinity
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Eugenia Cheng
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-09 - Publisher: Profile Books

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they
Beyond Infinity
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Gregory Benford
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-25 - Publisher: Hachette UK

A billion years from now a human woman is created from data held within the Library of Life. Her birth could result in the destruction of the cosmos . . . A rogue element in an increasingly unstable, she draws the attention of a mysterious alien breed. Already masters of
Dream Beyond Infinity
Language: en
Pages: 122
Authors: Vishnu Chaudhari
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-20 - Publisher: Educreation Publishing

This poetry book is a realm of dreams and thoughts unheard over the noise of modern time enemies like ego, anger, greed, ignorance, and lust for money and all the material things. This book is about the hard temptation of breaking chains from the dragged career and became free to
A Life Beyond Infinity
Language: en
Pages: 1134
Authors: Elvin C. Bell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-28 - Publisher: iUniverse

Author Elvin C. Bell began life as the fifth of ten children in a migrant farm labor family. From a one-room cabin in a cotton camp to the White House, and everything in between, hes lived a rich and colorful life. In A Life beyond Infinity, he shares a collection
Beyond Infinity and Back
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Chris C Bresler
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-28 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

It is about the devastation the loss of love and divorce can effect, and then the miracle of finding ones true love afterwards. It is an unfolding of the quest to spiritually force the universe to deliver that love as with magic. It is a reflection in song of the