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The Resource How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource)
How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource)
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The item How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource) represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in San Francisco Public Library.
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 Summary
 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, for example, how the bechamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number 5, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. Of course, it's not all about cooking; we'll also run the New York and Chicago marathons, take a closer look at St. Paul's Cathedral, pay visits to Cinderella and Lewis Carroll, and even get to the bottom of why we think of a tomato as a vegetable. At the heart of it all is Cheng's work on category theory, a cuttingedge "mathematics of mathematics," that is about figuring out how math works. This is not the math of our high school classes: seen through category theory, mathematics becomes less about numbers and formulas and more about how we know, believe, and understand anything, including whether our brother took too much cake. Many of us think that math is hard, but, as Cheng makes clear, math is actually designed to make difficult things easier. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and a true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math becomes this singular book: a funny, lively, and clear journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. How to Bake Pi offers a whole new way to think about a field all of us think we know; it will both dazzle the constant reader of popular mathematics and amuse and enlighten even the most hardened mathphobe.So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 1 online resource
 Note
 In title, [pi] appears as a symbol
 Contents

 Prologue; Chapter 1 What Is Math?; Chapter 2 Abstraction; Chapter 3 Principles; Chapter 4 Process; Chapter 5 Generalization; Chapter 6 Internal vs. External; Chapter 7 Axiomatization; Chapter 8 What Mathematics Is; Chapter 9 What Is Category Theory?; Chapter 10 Context; Chapter 11 Relationships; Chapter 12 Structure; Chapter 13 Sameness; Chapter 14 Universal Properties; Chapter 15 What Category Theory Is; Acknowledgments; Index
 Isbn
 9780465051694
 Label
 How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics
 Title
 How to bake Pi
 Title remainder
 an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics
 Statement of responsibility
 Eugenia Cheng
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 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, for example, how the bechamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number 5, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. Of course, it's not all about cooking; we'll also run the New York and Chicago marathons, take a closer look at St. Paul's Cathedral, pay visits to Cinderella and Lewis Carroll, and even get to the bottom of why we think of a tomato as a vegetable. At the heart of it all is Cheng's work on category theory, a cuttingedge "mathematics of mathematics," that is about figuring out how math works. This is not the math of our high school classes: seen through category theory, mathematics becomes less about numbers and formulas and more about how we know, believe, and understand anything, including whether our brother took too much cake. Many of us think that math is hard, but, as Cheng makes clear, math is actually designed to make difficult things easier. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and a true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math becomes this singular book: a funny, lively, and clear journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. How to Bake Pi offers a whole new way to think about a field all of us think we know; it will both dazzle the constant reader of popular mathematics and amuse and enlighten even the most hardened mathphobe.So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen
 Cataloging source
 TEFOD
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Cheng, Eugenia
 Dewey number
 510
 Index
 no index present
 LC call number
 QA93
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
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 Mathematics
 Pi
 Baking
 Cake
 Recipes
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 How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource)
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 In title, [pi] appears as a symbol
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 Prologue; Chapter 1 What Is Math?; Chapter 2 Abstraction; Chapter 3 Principles; Chapter 4 Process; Chapter 5 Generalization; Chapter 6 Internal vs. External; Chapter 7 Axiomatization; Chapter 8 What Mathematics Is; Chapter 9 What Is Category Theory?; Chapter 10 Context; Chapter 11 Relationships; Chapter 12 Structure; Chapter 13 Sameness; Chapter 14 Universal Properties; Chapter 15 What Category Theory Is; Acknowledgments; Index
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 9780465051694
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 Label
 How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource)
 Note
 In title, [pi] appears as a symbol
 Antecedent source
 unknown
 Carrier category
 online resource
 Carrier category code

 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Color
 multicolored
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 Prologue; Chapter 1 What Is Math?; Chapter 2 Abstraction; Chapter 3 Principles; Chapter 4 Process; Chapter 5 Generalization; Chapter 6 Internal vs. External; Chapter 7 Axiomatization; Chapter 8 What Mathematics Is; Chapter 9 What Is Category Theory?; Chapter 10 Context; Chapter 11 Relationships; Chapter 12 Structure; Chapter 13 Sameness; Chapter 14 Universal Properties; Chapter 15 What Category Theory Is; Acknowledgments; Index
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 1 online resource
 File format
 unknown
 Form of item
 online
 Isbn
 9780465051694
 Level of compression
 unknown
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 c
 http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
 ba6d3b9538264eeeadb03d1999ccdb4e
 Quality assurance targets
 not applicable
 Reformatting quality
 unknown
 Sound
 unknown sound
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (OCoLC)907677055
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