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Gallery of the Infinite

Richard Evan Schwartz (author)

ISBN: 9781470425579

Publication Date: Nov 2016

Format: Paperback

Gallery of the Infinite is a mathematician's unique view of the infinitely many sizes of infinity. Written in a playful yet informative style, it introduces important concepts from set theory (including the Cantor Diagonalization Method and the Cantor-Bernstein Theorem) using colourful pictures, with little text and almost no formulas.
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Gallery of the Infinite is a mathematician's unique view of the infinitely many sizes of infinity. Written in a playful yet informative style, it introduces important concepts from set theory (including the Cantor Diagonalization Method and the Cantor-Bernstein Theorem) using colorful pictures, with little text and almost no formulas. It requires no specialized background and is suitable for anyone with an interest in the infinite, from advanced middle-school students to inquisitive adults.

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"This is a beautiful book. The pictures keep the reader engaged in a colourful mathematical journey. It is written in an engaging style suitable for over 11's but also contains ideas that are likely to interest most adults (without the need for a refresher course, since the book does a good job of being self-contained). [...] Although a mathematician would likely be aware of many of the concepts the book presents, I would still recommend it both as a tool to intrigue others (it makes a great ‘coffee table' book) and also since it contains many imaginative explanations and original arguments. The illustrations and narrative keep the reader entertained and make the book hard to put down." - London Mathematical Society Newsletter

"This is a lovely book… Although a certain affinity with mathematical reasoning is needed the book can be read by almost anyone." - Teun Koetsier, Zentralblatt Math
Pages 187
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Nov 2016
Publisher American Mathematical Society
Subject/s Mathematics   Mathematical logic  
Richard Evan Schwartz, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

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