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The Mathematics of Infinity: A Guide to Great Ideas

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A balanced and clearly explained treatment of infinity in mathematics.
The concept of infinity has fascinated and confused mankind for centuries with concepts and ideas that cause even seasoned mathematicians to wonder. For instance, the idea that a set is infinite if it is not a finite set is an elementary concept that jolts our common sense and imagination. the Mathemati
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Hardcover, 287 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Wiley-Interscience (first published June 30th 2006)
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Fantastic for both mathematicians and non-. There are parts that are maybe a little slow to get through if you are unfamliar with mathematical notation, but he explains everything in such delightfully excruciating detail, and it's about such a fascinating subject. Even the jokes are funny whether you're into math or not.
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A fun book I saw a lot of the material before but some stuff was new to me. It can be understood by someone who did really well in High School Math. It would take some effort but it is rewarding.
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