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How to bake [pi] : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics

Author: Eugenia Cheng. ; Eugenia Cheng
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, ©2015 [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 béchamel 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"--Publisher information.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eugenia Cheng. ; Eugenia Cheng
ISBN: 9780465051717 0465051715 9780465097678 0465097677
OCLC Number: 893455136
Notes: Includes recipes.
Includes index.
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Math : --
What is math? --
Abstraction --
Principles --
Process --
Generalization --
Internal vs. external --
Axiomatization --
What mathematics is ; --
II. Category theory : --
What is category theory? --
Context --
Relationships --
Structure --
Sameness --
Universal properties --
What category theory is.
Responsibility: Eugenia Cheng.

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"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 béchamel 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"--Publisher information.
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