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How to Bake Pi

How to Bake Pi

An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics

  • Author: Eugenia Cheng
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0465051693
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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What 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, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen: we learn, for example, how the béchamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number 5, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. Of course, it's not all about cooking; we'll also run the New York and Chicago marathons, take a closer look at St. Paul's Cathedral, pay visits to Cinderella and Lewis Carroll, and even get to the bottom of why we think of a tomato as a vegetable. At the heart of it all is Cheng's work on category theory, a cutting-edge "mathematics of mathematics," that is about figuring out how math works. This is not the math of our high school classes: seen through category theory, mathematics becomes less about numbers and formulas and more about how we know, believe, and understand anything, including whether our brother took too much cake. Many of us think that math is hard, but, as Cheng makes clear, math is actually designed to make difficult things easier. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and a true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math becomes this singular book: a funny, lively, and clear journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. How to Bake Pi offers a whole new way to think about a field all of us think we know; it will both dazzle the constant reader of popular mathematics and amuse and enlighten even the most hardened math-phobe. So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen.

Cakes, Custard and Category Theory

Cakes, Custard and Category Theory

Easy Recipes for Understanding Complex Maths

  • Author: Eugenia Cheng
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781781252871
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 304
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A curious cookbook for the mathematical omnivore - maths at its absolute tastiest.

The Art of Logic

The Art of Logic

How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn't

  • Author: Eugenia Cheng
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782834427
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 336
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Emotions are powerful. In newspaper headlines and on social media, they have become the primary way of understanding the world. But strong feelings make it more difficult to see the reality behind the rhetoric. In The Art of Logic, Eugenia Cheng shows how mathematical logic can help us see things more clearly - and know when politicians and companies are trying to mislead us. First Cheng explains how to use black-and-white logic to illuminate the world around us, giving us new insight into thorny political questions like public healthcare, Black Lives Matter and Brexit. Then she explains how logic and emotions, used side-by-side, can help us not only to be more rational individuals, but also to live more thoughtfully. Clear-sighted, revelatory and filled with useful real-life examples of logic and illogic at work, The Art of Logic is an essential guide to decoding modern life.

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

The Art of Logic in an Illogical World

  • Author: Eugenia Cheng
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 154167250X
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 288
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How both logical and emotional reasoning can help us live better in our post-truth world In 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. Cheng is a mathematician, so she knows how to make an airtight argument. But even for her, logic sometimes falls prey to emotion, which is why she still fears flying and eats more cookies than she should. 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. Cheng shows us how to use logic and alogic together to navigate a world awash in bigotry, mansplaining, and manipulative memes. Insightful, useful, and funny, this essential book is for anyone who wants to think more clearly.

Beyond Infinity

Beyond Infinity

An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe

  • Author: Eugenia Cheng
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782830812
  • 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.

Holidays for Kids

Holidays for Kids

  • Author: Charles Pascalar
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466905468
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 108
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Be the coolest parent in the neighborhood, maybe in the world. It's all in this book and so easy. Every child and adult looks forward to enjoying the next big holiday season with their friends and family. What if you could celebrate several of those holidays every month with your kids? Give them some fun days that no other children experience. Give them low or no cost holidays that build a stronger emotional connection with them. Make their friends, and yours, look at you with envy over celebrating things that no one ever thought about. In this book, you will learn the most important birthday for your child and cool new holidays like One Day Fun Day, May Day Play Day, Awesome August Adventure Day, January Journey, September Search, Pie Day, Slurpee Day, and over forty others. Plus, learn how to celebrate the more traditional holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and President's Day in fun new ways. Learn bedtime and good-morning songs, how to educate your kids on things even teachers don't know, and have your kids begging for more. This book took twelve years to develop all those cool things. It's now available exclusively for you.

A Six-text Print of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

A Six-text Print of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

In Parallel Columns from the Following Mss: 1. The Ellesmere. 2. The Hengwrt 154. 3. The Cambridge Univ. Libr. Gg. 4.27. 4. The Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford. 5. The Petworth. 6. The Lansdowne 851

  • Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux

Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux

  • Author: Peter Membrey,David Hows
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 143024822X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 280
  • View: 562
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Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux will tell you everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi's GUI and command line so you can get started doing amazing things. You'll learn how to set up your new Raspberry Pi with a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and you'll discover that what may look unfamiliar in Linux is really very familiar. You'll find out how to connect to the internet, change your desktop settings, and you'll get a tour of installed applications. Next, you'll take your first steps toward being a Raspberry Pi expert by learning how to get around at the Linux command line. You'll learn about different shells, including the bash shell, and commands that will make you a true power user. Finally, you'll learn how to create your first Raspberry Pi projects: Making a Pi web server: run LAMP on your own network Making your Pi wireless: remove all the cables and retain all the functionality Making a Raspberry Pi-based security cam and messenger service: find out who's dropping by Making a Pi media center: stream videos and music from your Pi Raspberry Pi is awesome, and it's Linux. And it's awesome because it's Linux. But if you've never used Linux or worked at the Linux command line before, it can be a bit daunting. Raspberry Pi is an amazing little computer with tons of potential. And Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux can be your first step in unlocking that potential.

Acomplete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning; , to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar. The 2. Ed. Corr. and Enlarged

Acomplete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning; , to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar. The 2. Ed. Corr. and Enlarged

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Dictionnaire Anglais-français

Dictionnaire Anglais-français

  • Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster
  • ISBN: 9780877791669
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 925
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A French-English dictionary with French-Canadian terms and essential French vocabulary.