How to bake [pi] : an edible exploration of the mathematics of mathematics /
by Cheng, Eugenia [author.].
Material type: BookDescription: 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780465051717; 0465051715; 9780465097678; 0465097677; .Subject(s): Mathematics  Popular works  Mathematics  Metamathematics  Categories (Mathematics)  Mathematik  Categories (Mathematics)  Mathematics  Metamathematics  Popular works
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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 b�echamel 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.
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.
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Includes index.
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.
"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 b�echamel 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.
Includes recipes.
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