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.

Beyond Infinity

A MatheMATTical Adventure
Author: Charles Ames Fischer
Publisher: Sienna Books
ISBN: 9781940107004
Category:
Page: 298
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A Young Adult mystery adventure into mathematics. When high school senior Matthew “MatheMatt” Forsythe discovers a weird computer and a secret door at school, a series of events unfolds where he and his friends solve one mathematical puzzle after another. After finding a teleportal, Matt and his friend Kelsie travel to a strange world where numbers are actually alive! There they meet the mad scientist Maglio and the ghostly Fifty-Seven and discover that some of the numbers are mysteriously disappearing. They must race against time to find the significant numbers Sixty-One and Three Hundred Thirteen. But why are the numbers disappearing? And what is so important about the number eight?

The Imagination Box


Author: Martyn Ford
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 1101936282
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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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.

A Life Beyond Infinity


Author: Elvin C. Bell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532015968
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1134
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Author Elvin C. Bell began life as the fifth of ten children in a migrant farm labor family. From a one-room cabin in a cotton camp to the White House, and everything in between, hes lived a rich and colorful life. In A Life beyond Infinity, he shares a collection of essays of the people hes met from his experiences in the US Air Force, his assignments in the White House, as a reporter and writer, and as an elected representative. Bell mixes sparkling smiles, smarts, sass and sorrow in describing his visits, conversations, and friendships to provide close-ups of everyone from Presidents Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, and Carter, to Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Milton Berle, and many other notables. In A Life beyond Infinity, Bell describes his encounters with some of the most well-known movers and shakers of the times.

Highlander Imagine: Beyond Infinity


Author: Wendy Lou Jones,Liliana Bordoni
Publisher: Abuzz Press
ISBN: 9781632639523
Category: Fiction
Page: 314
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Duncan MacLeod becomes embroiled in an adventure, which takes him to the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan. Having purchased a rare set of ancient South American llama statues, Duncan is unaware of their ritual significance to an immortal Olmec, named Kawill, who intends to repeat a dark ritual, written on a codex in the Olmec language, and stop time, as the Aztecs understood it. Can Duncan stop this Immortal before time is up?"

Infinity

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.

The Imagination Box: Beyond Infinity


Author: Martyn Ford
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101936320
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and The Mysterious Benedict Society will race through this exciting adventure and sequel to The Imagination Box about an orphan, his unusual friends, and the power of imagination. Timothy Hart is getting used to the good life with his new Imagination Box. Anything he can imagine, he can create! There’s only one rule: the Box must not leave Tim’s room at the hotel where he lives. But Tim has never been good at following rules—especially when there’s the opportunity to “imagine” his homework into being without actually having to do it. Tim is feeling pretty good. . . . Until he notices the strange people following him, and then chasing him, and then his beloved Imagination Box being ripped from his hands. He’ll need the help of a Top-Secret Scientific Institution—and of course, his friend Dee and his talking finger monkey, Phil—if he’s going to save the Imagination Box from corruption of the worst possible kind. Praise for The Imagination Box: “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)

Beyond Infinity


Author: Gregory Benford
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 0446542938
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Voyagers cross a living universe in a gripping new novel of the far future by GregBenford, multiple award-winning author of The Martian Race and Timescape. BEYONDINFINITYtakes a scientist's imagination to the uttermost ends of time. Set more than a billion years from now, the novel begins with a young woman who yearns to escape the rigid, timeless Earth she knows. So she flees, in the company of an intelligent beast wise beyond recognition. But there are mysterious forces afoot among the planets that she never foresaw. Alien agencies have learned to span parallel universes, ones that lie only a millimeter away but are invisible to any device known to man. Soon these beings confront the travelers and a struggle beyond imagining begins......

To Infinity and Beyond

A Cultural History of the Infinite
Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461253942
Category: Mathematics
Page: 284
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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.

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.

Beyond Infinity


Author: Ross Richdale
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409207129
Category:
Page: 216
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With red hair and a tall body, Brittany Forbes doesn't know:- She is human and not a freak of nature- The ruling humanz who run the land with an iron fist are really dwarfs. She carries a hidden transmitting device. This device has been passed through twenty generations of humans. Two men, human Zane Bidwell and the ruthless Colonel Slovinof both know of this transmitter and it is a race to get to her. The third species in her city the fuzzballs, spherical creatures the size of an orange who have the power of flight, are helping Zane. That Galactic Cruiser Strabo has been orbiting above for five hundred years. That the captain of this ship, Alessandra McLean has left a hologram to contact her ancestor once repairs to the cruiser have been made. It is three a.m. when fuzzball Quig awakens Brittany and tells her the IMPACT forces have her building surrounded. She does know her life is in danger. Brittany escapes with the fuzzballs and her adventures begin.

Beyond Infinity and Back


Author: Chris C Bresler
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1496993780
Category: Art
Page: 240
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It is about the devastation the loss of love and divorce can effect, and then the miracle of finding one's true love afterwards. It is an unfolding of the quest to spiritually force the universe to deliver that love as with magic. It is a reflection in song of the wonder of loving and being loved in return. And finally it is about lessons learned and things discovered during the journey of life and love.

How to Bake Pi

An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
Author: Eugenia Cheng
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465051693
Category: Mathematics
Page: 304
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"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.

Dream Beyond Infinity


Author: Vishnu Chaudhari
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 122
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This poetry book is a realm of dreams and thoughts unheard over the noise of modern time enemies like ego, anger, greed, ignorance, and lust for money and all the material things. This book is about the hard temptation of breaking chains from the dragged career and became free to dream beyond everything and strike like a humongous lightning bolt and burn down all this enemy to ashes of new begging. Poem of Dream- a visionary unshakable mind to defeat. When the failure comes in, the dope of the dreams kicks in. Poem of love - the conqueror of the unclaimed island called the heart, the cold fire which creates a beauty instead of burn. And there are many more poems which revolve around the words like winter, hope, infinite loop; redemption, time and death (live before leave). Origin of these poems is the childish question and imagination of childhood which is lacking in adults right now. All are just trapped in the mechanism of virtual success, but what about success for the soul. Here are some of my childish questions: 1.what is the colors of our dream? 2. What is at the end of the rainbow? 3. What will you say if I ask you what is the shape of the smile? 4. Do you ever think of how much distance there is between two heartbeats? I am answering these questions through my poems. And many more feelings and emotions are equally poured by thunderbolts of words. All these poems are just trying to capture my transcendence feeling into simple words.

I Love You to Infinity and Beyond


Author: Anthony Marucco
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1641382465
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 26
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I Love You to Infinity and Beyond is an illustrated children’s book that reaches into the parents’ feelings and memories of bringing up a child in the early years, from nicknames to common phrases expressing love.

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.

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: N.A
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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.