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Author Cheng, Eugenia, author.

Title How to bake [pi] : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics / Eugenia Cheng.
How to bake π : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics / Eugenia Cheng.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    510.1 CHE    Available
Description 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Pt. I. Math -- What is math? ; Abstraction ; Principles ; Process ; Generalization ; Internal vs. external ; Axiomatization ; What mathematics is -- Pt. II. Category theory -- What is category theory? ; Context ; Relationships ; Structure ; Sameness ; Universal properties ; What category theory is.
Summary "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 description.
Note Includes recipes.
Subject Mathematics -- Popular works.
Categories (Mathematics)
ISBN 9780465051717 (hardcover)
0465051715 (hardcover)
9780465097678 (paperback)
0465097677 (paperback)
9780465051694 (e-book)

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