Beyond the Beyond the Beyond

Author: Lillian R. Lieber

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 1589880366

Category: Mathematics

Page: 262

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This book offers an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept of, yes, infinity. Accessible to non-mathematicians, this book also cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society.

Beyond Infinity

An expedition to the outer limits of the mathematical universe

Author: Eugenia Cheng

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782830812

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

View: 7847


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.

To Infinity and Beyond!

The Story of Pixar Animation Studios

Author: Karen Paik

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452147655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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In 1986, gifted animator John Lasseter, technology guru Ed Catmull, and visionary Steve Jobs founded Pixar Animation Studios. Their goal: create a computer animated feature, despite predictions that it could never be done. An unprecedented catalog of blockbuster films later, the studio is honoring its history in this deluxe volume. From its fledgling days under George Lucas to ten demanding years creating Toy Story to the merger with Disney, each milestone is vibrantly detailed. Interviews with Pixar directors, producers, animators, voice talent, and industry insiders, as well as concept art, storyboards, and snapshots illuminate a history that is both definitive and enthralling.

From Infinity to Infinity and Beyond

The Field Evolution Equations

Author: Janina Marciak-Kozłowska,Miroslaw Kozlowski

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781631174483

Category: Science

Page: 200

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The evolution processes in nature are governed by natural laws. The origins of the laws are still debated. In the monograph, we will present the idea that the splitting of the forces in the Universe is the result of the special properties of gravity, which influences all interactions in the Universe. We will present the master equations for all interactions and sketch the solutions. All laws of nature influence matter in the same manner which is dependent only on the scale.

To Infinity and Beyond

A Cultural History of the Infinite

Author: Eli Maor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461253942

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 6275


The infinite! No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite. . . - David Hilbert (1862-1943) Infinity is a fathomless gulf, There is a story attributed to David Hilbert, the preeminent mathe into which all things matician whose quotation appears above. A man walked into a vanish. hotel late one night and asked for a room. "Sorry, we don't have o Marcus Aurelius (121- 180), Roman Emperor any more vacancies," replied the owner, "but let's see, perhaps and philosopher I can find you a room after alL" Leaving his desk, the owner reluctantly awakened his guests and asked them to change their rooms: the occupant of room #1 would move to room #2, the occupant of room #2 would move to room #3, and so on until each occupant had moved one room over. To the utter astonish ment of our latecomer, room #1 suddenly became vacated, and he happily moved in and settled down for the night. But a numbing thought kept him from sleep: How could it be that by merely moving the occupants from one room to another, the first room had become vacated? (Remember, all of the rooms were occupied when he arrived.

Beyond the Finite

The Sublime in Art and Science

Author: Roald Hoffmann,Iain Boyd Whyte

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019973769X

Category: Art

Page: 173

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This book, through essays by nine leading scholars with diverse academic backgrounds, explores the sublime's relationship to art and science.

The Education of T.C. MITS

What Modern Mathematics Means to You

Author: Lillian R. Lieber

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 1589880331

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 229

View: 5689


Whether you are stumped by the "commutative law" in algebra or a whiz at multiplying three-digit numbers in your head, this book opens the door to the wonders of mathematical imagining. By using simple language and intriguing illustrations drawn by her husband, Hugh, Lillian Lieber presents subtle mathematical concepts in an easy-to-understand way. Over sixty years after its release, this whimsical exploration of how to think in a mathematical mood will continue to delight math-lovers of all ages. Barry Mazur's new introduction is a tribute to the Liebers' influence on generations of mathematicians.

Take a Number

Mathematics for the Two Billion

Author: Lillian R. Lieber,Hugh Gray Lieber

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486815587

Category: Mathematics

Page: 240

View: 4182


Illustrated guide features practical and charming methods of studying and practicing math. From addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to algebra and geometry, this playful approach offers fun-to-solve problems and complete answers.

To Infinity and Beyond

The First Tale of the Trinity: the Soul Crackers

Author: Cheryl Nelson O'Brien

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467811904

Category: Self-Help

Page: 456

View: 6849


to infinity and beyond First Tale of the Trinity: The Soul Crackers Religinon®, a global religious enterprise, claims that it can take you on a spiritual journey to infinity and beyond. Rock star Dell Englund is convinced and persuades his wife to join. However, when Dell’s money runs out, Religinon® runs him out and keeps his wife. Roni is not seeking spiritual highs but joins only because of Dell’s insistence. However, when the "new reality" sets in, Religinon® is suddenly in the driver’s seat. As Dell's faith begins to falter, he tries to convince Roni to escape with him but it’s too late; she’s hooked and will not leave. In an effort to force her release, he stirs up public opinion against Religinon®, but the cult launches a vicious counterattack. Going underground, Dell becomes a warrior for life as he attempts to rescue Roni from the iron tentacles of a corrupt criminal enterprise masquerading as a religion. He learns that when the law is terrified of bringing a corrupt cult to justice for fear of retaliation and the fallout from violating its so-called religious freedom, nothing can arrest its quest for world domination; nothing, except the dedication, determination, and pure grit of a handful of former members; heroes who know the truth…the whole truth…and cannot be shuddered into silence. Welcome to the debut of a new genre of literature called cult fiction, where nothing is as it seems, and where truth and reality make strange bedfellows.


New Research Frontiers

Author: Michael Heller,W. Hugh Woodin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495569

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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This interdisciplinary study of infinity explores the concept through the prism of mathematics and then offers more expansive investigations in areas beyond mathematical boundaries to reflect the broader, deeper implications of infinity for human intellectual thought. More than a dozen world-renowned researchers in the fields of mathematics, physics, cosmology, philosophy and theology offer a rich intellectual exchange among various current viewpoints, rather than displaying a static picture of accepted views on infinity. The book starts with a historical examination of the transformation of infinity from a philosophical and theological study to one dominated by mathematics. It then offers technical discussions on the understanding of mathematical infinity. Following this, the book considers the perspectives of physics and cosmology: can infinity be found in the real universe? Finally, the book returns to questions of philosophical and theological aspects of infinity.

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

A Trip to the Fourth Dimension

Author: Lillian R. Lieber

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 1589880447

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

View: 4158


"A clear and vivid exposition of the essential ideas and methods of the theory of relativity...can be warmly recommended especially to those who cannot spend too much time on the subject." -- Albert Einstein. Using "just enough mathematics to help and not to hinder the lay reader", Lillian Lieber provides a thorough explanation of Einstein's theory of relativity. Her delightful style, in combination with her husband's charming illustrations, makes for an interesting and accessible read about one of the greatest ideas of all times.

The Beginning of Infinity

Explanations that Transform The World

Author: David Deutsch

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141969695

Category: Science

Page: 496

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A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

Beyond the Multiplex

Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home

Author: Barbara Klinger

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520245865

Category: History

Page: 310

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Presents a study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media shape our encounters with movies. This book explores topics, such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in US households.

Beyond the Shadows of Summer

Author: Jonathan Zemsky

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741425653

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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Beyond The Shadows Of Summer is the story of fourteen year-old James Sayer and his struggle to believe in himself a year after his brother's death. Working his first job, at the Illinois State Fair in the summer of 1955, James is torn between fond memories and feelings of sadness and guilt. Along the way, magical experiences with his zany friends, his first love, and even a maniacal bully keep James from the road to emotional destruction. Will they be enough to revive the passion and hope that James once had, or will he slip further into the shadows of summer?

How to Bake Pi

An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics

Author: Eugenia Cheng

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465051693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 459


"Whimsical...rigorous and insightful." -- New York Times Book Review 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 how the béchamel 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. 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. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math is a funny journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen.

The Imagination Box

Author: Martyn Ford

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1101936282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1446


Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and The Mysterious Benedict Society will race through this exciting adventure about an orphan, his unusual friends, and the power of imagination. What if everything you imagined could become real? It all starts when Professor Eisenstone, scientist and inventor, creates a box that’s supposed to turn whatever you imagine into reality. There’s only one problem: he can’t get it to work. Until Tim shows up. An orphan with an especially keen imagination, Tim brings to life Phil, an eloquent finger monkey with a dry sense of humor. Tim and Professor Eisenstone work in secret to make the box more powerful. But when Eisenstone is kidnapped along with his contraption, Tim, Phil, and the professor’s granddaughter, Dee, must find the criminals before they use the box to turn their imagined evil into something all too real. Creating a miniature monkey is all well and good. But in order to rescue his friend, Tim will have to face his darkest fears and unleash the true potential of his own mind. “A splendid adventure, hilarious and harrowing in turn and so strongly cast that even the precocious pocket primate doesn't steal the show.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "With a solid mystery, fantastic device, warm friendships, a funny monkey, and heartening conclusion, this has a heaping serving of middle-grade antics."-Booklist “The Imagination Box is children’s fiction in the classic mode, with double-crosses, deceitful adults and narrow escapes all meshing into a solid mystery plot…and a timeless be-careful-what-you-wish-for message.”—Financial Times (UK) From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond the Rainbow

Renewing the Cosmic Connection

Author: Judy Kennedy

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741421259

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 688

View: 665


A definitive spiritual handbook and political manifesto for the new millennium. A magical, practical journey into multidimensional reality; deeply revealing, refreshing, and transforming for all seekers on the Path.