Math Without Numbers

Milo Beckman

Math Without Numbers

Math Without Numbers

Milo Beckman
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    • Kustantaja Dutton Books
    • ISBN 9781524745547
    • Tuotekoodi 9781524745547
    • Kirjoittajat Milo Beckman
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 05.01.2021
    • Sivumäärä 224
    • Asiasanat Essays; Mathematical Analysis; Algebra - Abstract
    • Pituus (mm) 213.36
    • Leveys (mm) 144.78
    • Korkeus (mm) 25.4
    • Paino (g) 0.34

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An illustrated tour of the structures and patterns we call math

The only numbers in this book are the page numbers.

Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math--topology, analysis, and algebra--which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. This book upends the conventional approach to math, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. What awaits readers is a freewheeling tour of the inimitable joys and unsolved mysteries of this curiously powerful subject.

Like the classic math allegory Flatland, first published over a century ago, or Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach forty years ago, there has never been a math book quite like Math Without Numbers. So many popularizations of math have dwelt on numbers like pi or zero or infinity. This book goes well beyond to questions such as: How many shapes are there? Is anything bigger than infinity? And is math even true? Milo Beckman shows why math is mostly just pattern recognition and how it keeps on surprising us with unexpected, useful connections to the real world.

The ambitions of this book take a special kind of author. An inventive, original thinker pursuing his calling with jubilant passion. A prodigy. Milo Beckman completed the graduate-level course sequence in mathematics at age sixteen, when he was a sophomore at Harvard; while writing this book, he was studying the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia under Brian Greene, among others.

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  • Näytä kaikki
    • Kustantaja Dutton Books
    • ISBN 9781524745547
    • Tuotekoodi 9781524745547
    • Kirjoittajat Milo Beckman
    • Kieli Englanti
    • Ilmestymispäivä 05.01.2021
    • Sivumäärä 224
    • Asiasanat Essays; Mathematical Analysis; Algebra - Abstract
    • Pituus (mm) 213.36
    • Leveys (mm) 144.78
    • Korkeus (mm) 25.4
    • Paino (g) 0.34

Tuotekuvaus

An illustrated tour of the structures and patterns we call math

The only numbers in this book are the page numbers.

Math Without Numbers is a vivid, conversational, and wholly original guide to the three main branches of abstract math--topology, analysis, and algebra--which turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. This book upends the conventional approach to math, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. What awaits readers is a freewheeling tour of the inimitable joys and unsolved mysteries of this curiously powerful subject.

Like the classic math allegory Flatland, first published over a century ago, or Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach forty years ago, there has never been a math book quite like Math Without Numbers. So many popularizations of math have dwelt on numbers like pi or zero or infinity. This book goes well beyond to questions such as: How many shapes are there? Is anything bigger than infinity? And is math even true? Milo Beckman shows why math is mostly just pattern recognition and how it keeps on surprising us with unexpected, useful connections to the real world.

The ambitions of this book take a special kind of author. An inventive, original thinker pursuing his calling with jubilant passion. A prodigy. Milo Beckman completed the graduate-level course sequence in mathematics at age sixteen, when he was a sophomore at Harvard; while writing this book, he was studying the philosophical foundations of physics at Columbia under Brian Greene, among others.

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