Is Maths Real?

Is Maths Real? How Simple Questions Lead Us to Mathematics' Deepest Truths

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WINNER OF THE LA TIMES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 2023 BOOK PRIZE A New Scientist Best Book of 2023 Why is -(-1) = 1? Why do odd and even numbers alternate? What's the point of algebra? Is maths even real? From imaginary numbers to the perplexing order of operations we all had drilled into us, Eugenia Cheng - mathematician, writer and woman on a mission to rid the world of maths phobia - brings us maths as we've never seen it before, revealing how profound insights can emerge from seemingly unlikely sources. Written with intelligence and passion, Is Maths Real? is a celebration of the true, curious spirit of the discipline.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788169523
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Profile Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 510.1
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 446g
Height: 146mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 33mm