# PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics)

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- The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics
- Robert M. Kaplan
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- 06 December 2019
- 9780141008868

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Somewhere between Flatland A Romance of Many Dimensions and Cosmos Art of the Infinite is a popularization of mathematics by way of extensive metaphor and cultured references to literature and philosophy I thought this was just a bit cheesy at first but after a few times around I got why they were doing this The chief metaphor is spatial math is an exploration into these unimaginably vast vistas in which humans are comfortable with a negligible patch and can imagine only a fraction The Kaplans assert that these vistas are full of palaces and treasures and that the pursuit is of some value to humanity The value they present is this heady experience in which the simple propagates along some logical line into infinity like a door opening to reveal the set of all possible doors These experiences are certainly delightful and make the book enjoyable to read and I d imagine this would be much the case had I followed along with each chapter which or less corresponded to a continuous line of inuiry trying my hand at the math and making sure I understand what the symbols in each section referred to I m sure I m capable of this especially since the Kaplans go out of their way to put things in comprehensible terms though it is never oversimplified but I was merely too lazyWhile the Kaplans present this as a sort of valuable service math as a heady wonder inducer they don t skirt around the Lovecraftian implications of this The last chapter in which Cantor plumbs the nature of compound infinities mind blowing revelation in which he proves that there MUST be infinities larger than other infinities as paradoxical as this is and of course this is only the premise of the chapter ends up with his gradual descent to disgrace and insanity The brilliant thing about this all is that whereas Cantor it is implied went insane because of his frustration with the unprovability of the Continuum theorem ie because he hit some limit in the comprehensibility of this shit the authors end by pointing out that Kurt Godel resolved Cantor s final issue rather handily he proved that it was neither provable or disprovable The historicity of the discipline is heartening it suggests that there is no aspect of this boggling system that is inherently beyond human grasp that it isn t really the hostile and unmasterable force Lovecraft s nightmares conjure it as Which doesn t help Cantor or any of us who exist at a fixed point on the timeline we are stuck with the paradoxes of our day not privy to the brilliant answers around the corner I did think it was a bit unfortunate if ultimately satisfying that the Kaplans decided to end the book on a resolution not its conseuent uestion It d be interesting and tantalizing to know what problems are presently driving mathematicians insaneAnd this is what I took away from the book a greater sense of math as a discipline parallel to science In the first chapter the Kaplans lay out the plane of imaginary numbers intersecting with the plane of real numbers They make the story of math eual in the same way to the history of science Scientists have been doing things in the world to make things about it clear always clearing away cobwebs and opening new doors etc Mathematicians have been doing the same thing exploring the seemingly real properties of this other world not precisely intersecting with ours or exactly including it It is just a different thing that they are investigating with different tools to be sure but with the same process of discovery despite the abstraction and lack of the empiricism we often define as integral to science Vaccines: A Reappraisal international best seller translated Precolonial African History AHA pamphlets into ten languages The Times called The Sitar it elegant discursive and littered with uotes and allusions from Auinas via Gershwin to Woolf and The Philadelphia Inuirer praised Blackout Das Live Programm it as absolutely scintillating In this delightful new book Robert Kaplan writing together with his wife Ellen Kaplan once again takes us on a witty literate and accessible tour of the world of mathematics Where The Nothing That Is looked at math through the lens of zero The Art of the Infinite takes Salvation infinity Midnight at Marts Weather Warden 325 in The Rose in the Wheel its countless. 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PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) Well simply put this is NOT a book about mathematics Sure it has numbers and math as its subject matter but what authors really wanted you to get out of this book is how wonderfully elitist their English language skills are Combined with a narrator choice straight out of Downton Abbey the upstairs kind of course this book is impo

PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Robert M. Kaplan Wow I loved this book It really opened my mind around how numbers are represented and constructedThis is one of the best books I have read that explores the foundations of numbers in a very understandable format The approachdevelopment of math knowledge in the book was entertaining with a mix of history and inspiring proofs and examples I wished I read this book when I was in high school Topics I really appreciated incl

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PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) Prose so purple I claim it was abused This book needed an editor to cut out the blathering that the authors thought clever The references to Rimbaud and Proust to cite just a couple were completely unnecessary and distractingI read the first 3 chapters and then skipped to the last the chapter on Georg Cantor and aleph null aleph one and transfinite numbers Fun fact Cantor was a conspiracy theoristI was excited when I read this in the int

free read The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics Robert M. Kaplan ↠ 7 characters PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) Though I was only able to follow about two thirds of the math in The Art of the Infinite it was extremely informative I found most interesting the principles of shifting from perspective to perspective using techniues and processes of one branch of mathematics to interpret techniues and processes of another the use of mathematical substituti

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PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) Beautiful Mathematic Book for college students THE GREAT CONTROVERSE is important to know than all other stuff The uestion Where do we get our knowledge from and how do we know that that is it ?????John von Neuman said In Mathematic

PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) The essence of mathematics lies entirely on its freedom said Georg Cantor THE man who figured out that there are countable and uncountable infinities Wow Infinite freedom? Well at least freedom within a playground nested with infinities Hilbert’s paradise as you are about to learn in this book Hey Robert and Ellen managed to mak

PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) characters ☆ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Robert M. Kaplan This book was in my math teacher father’s collection when he died I always thought I was good at math but much of this text exceeded my capacity I loved the parts about prime numbers and the unexpected lack of pattern for finding the next one and sums of series and the unexpected discovery that some such series of ever declining

PDF or EBOOK (The Art of the Infinite The Pleasures of Mathematics) Robert M. Kaplan ↠ 7 characters One of my favorite books on math