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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 ...more

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 ...more

Hardcover, 287 pages

Published
July 1st 2006
by Wiley-Interscience
(first published June 30th 2006)

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This is a nice introductory book about set theory, aspects of real analysis, ordinals and cardinals, mathematical induction (including transfinite induction), mathematical recursion, elements of number theory, the prime number theorem and Riemann's Zeta Function, and basics of logic.

It would be of definite interest to whoever wants to be introduced to some foundational issues in mathematics. However if you have been already exposed to these subjects, then a more detailed book should be used.

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