The Art of the Infinite: Our Lost Language of Numbers
It is easy to be wary of mathematics - but as this book shows, drawing on science, literature and philosophy, its patterns are evrywhere. In witty and eloquent prose, Robert and Ellen Kaplan take mathematics back to its estranged audience, bringing understanding and clarity to a traditionally difficult subject, and revealing the beauty behind the equations. Only by letting loose our curiosity can we learn to appreciate the wonder that can be found in mathematics - an 'art' invented by humans, which is also timeless.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - neurodrew - LibraryThing
Subtitled, "The Pleasures of Mathematics" this book is a collection of interesting recreations and problems, in algebra, number theory, geometry and constructons, and infinite set theory. Some of the ... Read full review
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Properties (especially infinitistic ones) of different kinds of numbers, including Cantor's transfinite ordinals and cardinals. Suffused with equations, diagrams, *and* lyrical prose. Not a terribly advanced book, but a delightful one. Read full review
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