Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics #ad - And they are all the same question: what is infinity? In Beyond Infinity, Eugenia Cheng takes us on a staggering journey from elemental math to its loftiest abstractions. Beyond infinity shows how one little symbol holds the biggest idea of all.

# How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics

Basic Books #ad - So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen. We learn how the bechamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number five, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. One of the world's most creative mathematicians finds the meaning of mathematics in the kitchen in this "whimsical.. Rigorous and insightful" new york times bookwhat is math? how exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, powered, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen.

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# The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

Basic Books #ad - But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. Insightful, and funny, useful, this essential book is for anyone who wants to think more clearly. Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. If a mathematician can't be logical, what are we to do? In this book, Cheng reveals the inner workings and limitations of logic, and explains why alogic--for example, emotion--is vital to how we think and communicate.. How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth worldIn a world where fake news stories change election outcomes, has rationality become futile? In The Art of Logic in an Illogical World, Eugenia Cheng throws a lifeline to readers drowning in the illogic of contemporary life.

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# Infinity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

OUP Oxford #ad - He argues that working with infinity is not just an abstract, intellectual exercise but that it is instead a concept with important practical everyday applications, and considers how mathematicians use infinity and infinitesimals to answer questions or supplytechniques that do not appear to involve the infinite.About the series: the very short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. Its history goes back to ancient times, Aristotle, with especially important contributions from Euclid, Eudoxus, and Archimedes. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Infinity: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Our expert authors combine facts, perspective, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable. Philosophers and mathematiciansranging from Zeno to Russell have posed numerous paradoxes about infinity and infinitesimals. Infinity is an intriguing topic, metaphysics, philosophy, with connections to religion, logic, and physics as well as mathematics.

. The most obvious, and the first context in which major new techniques depended on formulating infinite processes, is calculus. The infinitely large infinite is intimately related to the infinitely small infinitesimal. Cosmologists consider sweeping questions about whether space and time are infinite.

# Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - To illuminate how calculus has helped bring into being our contemporary world. The washington postfrom preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus – how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. Without calculus, gps, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, or ultrasound.We wouldn’t have unraveled dna or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5, 000 songs in your pocket. Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity.

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe #ad - It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. Infinite powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves a phenomenon predicted by calculus.

. By unveiling the principles of that language, Infinite Powers makes us marvel at the world anew. . New york times bestseller“marvelous.

# Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality

Black Dog & Leventhal #ad - With 24 chapters covering topics from the electoral college to human genetics to the reasons not to trust statistics, Math with Bad Drawings is a life-changing book for the math-estranged and math-enamored alike. Every discussion in the book is illustrated with Orlin's trademark "bad drawings, " which convey his message and insights with perfect pitch and clarity.In math with bad drawings, its strange symbols, Ben Orlin reveals to us what math actually is; its myriad uses, and the wild leaps of logic and faith that define the usually impenetrable work of the mathematician. A hilarious reeducation in mathematics-full of joy, jokes, and stick figures-that sheds light on the countless practical and wonderful ways that math structures and shapes our world.

Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality #ad - Orlin shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a brand-new game of tic-tac-toe, how to understand an economic crises by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical headache that ensues when attempting to build a spherical Death Star. Truth and knowledge come in multiple forms: colorful drawings, encouraging jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone.

# The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Adams Media #ad - In the physics of star wars, you’ll explore the mystical power of the Force using quantum mechanics, find out how much energy it would take for the Death Star or Starkiller Base to destroy a planet, and discover how we can potentially create our very own lightsabers. Explore the physics behind the world of star wars, far away—perfect for every star wars fan!ever wish you could have your very own lightsaber like Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi? Or that you could fly through space at the speed of light like Han Solo and Poe Dameron? Well, with engaging topics and accessible information that shows how we’re closer than ever before to creating technology from the galaxy far, those ideas aren’t as outlandish as you think.The Physics of Star Wars: The Science Behind a Galaxy Far, Far Away #ad - The fantastical world of Star Wars may become a reality! .

# The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Whether you aced integral calculus or aren’t sure what an integer is, you’ll find profound wisdom and persistent delight in The Joy of x. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, explaining just how Google searches the internet, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life.The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity #ad - You'll never forget the pythagorean theorem again!”—Scientific American Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. In the joy of x, insight, steven strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, and brilliant illustrations.

. Delightful. Easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, art, and business, philosophy, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you’d had.

# Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe

Basic Books #ad - Beginning with the babylonian integration of mathematics into the study of astronomy and cosmology, Stewart traces the evolution of our understanding of the cosmos: How Kepler's laws of planetary motion led Newton to formulate his theory of gravity. How, eighty years ago, the discovery that the universe is expanding led to the development of the Big Bang theory of its origins.He describes the architecture of space and time, dark matter and dark energy, how galaxies form, why stars implode, how everything began, and how it's all going to end. How, two centuries later, tiny irregularities in the motion of Mars inspired Einstein to devise his general theory of relativity. A prize-winning popular science writer uses mathematical modeling to explain the cosmos.

How single-point origin and expansion led cosmologists to theorize new components of the universe, dark matter, such as inflation, and dark energy. He considers parallel universes, the fine-tuning of the cosmos for life, what forms extraterrestrial life might take, and the likelihood of life on Earth being snuffed out by an asteroid.

Calculating the Cosmos: How Mathematics Unveils the Universe #ad - But does inflation explain the structure of today's universe? does dark matter actually exist? Could a scientific revolution that will challenge the long-held scientific orthodoxy and once again transform our understanding of the universe be on the way? In an exciting and engaging style, Calculating the Cosmos is a mathematical quest through the intricate realms of astronomy and cosmology.

In calculating the cosmos, Ian Stewart presents an exhilarating guide to the cosmos, from our solar system to the entire universe.