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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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
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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 cutting-edge "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 math-phobe.So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen
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Cheng, Eugenia
Dewey number
510
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no index present
LC call number
QA93
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Mathematics
  • Pi
  • Baking
  • Cake
  • Recipes
Label
How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BA6D3B95-3826-4EEE-ADB0-3D1999CCDB4E
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Publication
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In title, [pi] appears as a symbol
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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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
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9780465051694
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)907677055
Label
How to bake Pi : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics, Eugenia Cheng, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BA6D3B95-3826-4EEE-ADB0-3D1999CCDB4E
Publication
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
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780465051694
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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ba6d3b95-3826-4eee-adb0-3d1999ccdb4e
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(OCoLC)907677055

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