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Math Without Numbers

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‘Math Without Numbers’ is a vivid 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. Milo Beckerman upends the conventional approach to mathematics, inviting you to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and how these concepts all fit together. How many shapes are there? Is anything bigger than infinity? And can mathematics even be described as ‘true’?

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‘The whizz-kid making maths supercool. . . A brilliant book that takes everything we know (and fear) about maths out of the equation – starting with numbers’ The Times

‘A cheerful, chatty, and charming trip through the world of mathematics. . . Everyone should read this delightful book’ Ian Stewart, author of Do Dice Play God?

The only numbers in this book are the page numbers.

The three main branches of abstract math – topology, analysis, and algebra – turn out to be surprisingly easy to grasp. Or at least, they are when our guide is a math prodigy. With forthright wit and warm charm, Milo Beckman upends the conventional approach to mathematics, inviting us to think creatively about shape and dimension, the infinite and the infinitesimal, symmetries, proofs, and all how all these concepts fit together. Why is there a million dollar prize for counting shapes? Is anything bigger than infinity? And how is the ‘truth’ of mathematics actually decided?

A vivid and wholly original guide to the math that makes the world tick and the planets revolve, Math Without Numbers makes human and understandable the elevated and hypothetical, allowing us to clearly see abstract math for what it is: bizarre, beautiful, and head-scratchingly wonderful.

Additional information

Weight 0.168 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

510 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K