How to Bake Pi

An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
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Author(s): Eugenia Cheng
Genre: Cooking, Science
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2015
Product Number: EB00700511
Released: Mar 15, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781541697935
Publisher: Basic Books
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Description

One of the world's most creative mathematicians finds the meaning of mathematics in the kitchen in this "whimsical...rigorous and insightful" (New York Times) book 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 how the bechamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number five, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. 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. Combined with her infectious enthusiasm for cooking and true zest for life, Cheng's perspective on math is a funny journey through a vast territory no popular book on math has explored before. So, what is math? Let's look for the answer in the kitchen.

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CD
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Author(s): Eugenia Cheng
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Genre: Science
Product Number DD15714
Released: May 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781622316687
eAudio
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Author(s): Eugenia Cheng
Narrator(s): Tavia Gilbert
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100014871
Released: May 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781622316694

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