Eva Asker
Eva Asker asked:

How much do you need to know about mathematics to grasp it's content?

Peter Christensen It's an overview of the history of astronimical and cosmological theories. About the most mathematically challenging things are a) acceptance of really big (billions of light years) and small (Plank length) numbers, and b) accepting that there are different "sizes" of infinities.

He threads the scientific progress together well, where even if you don't understand a concept (for me it's inflation), it still makes sense in context.
Jeremy Steeves I disagree with everyone else's answers. You may enjoy the first half of the book without a great math background. However, to properly understand what the author is talking about you'll need to at least understand some quantum physics. The later chapters in the books are extremely heavy with concepts of abstract mathematics (Hilbert Spaces, etc...). While it may be fun to read words about mathematics, it is doubtful that you'll really understand what the author is talking about in most cases if you only have high school.

That said, there is no actual math being performed.
Blarg If you survived high school you'll be fine. There's no real math in the main text. Calculus is not involved.
Thomas Jefur Not much. He keeps it simple and never goes too deep into mathematics.
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