By Lillian R. Lieber
"The interpolations tying arithmetic into human lifestyles and inspiration are brilliantly clear."—Booklist
"Her presentation…is conversational and funny, and may aid to simplify a few advanced concepts."—Kirkus
Infinity. It sounds simple…but is it? This stylish, obtainable, and playful e-book artfully illuminates some of the most exciting principles in arithmetic. Lillian Lieber provides an unique, but thorough, clarification of the concept that and cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to greater concerns in society. Infinity includes a brand new foreword by means of Harvard professor Barry Mazur.
"Another very good booklet for the lay reader of mathematics…In explaining [infinity], the writer introduces the reader to a very good many different mathematical phrases and ideas that appear unintelligible in a proper textual content yet are less bold while provided within the author's person and extremely readable style."—Library Journal
"Mrs. Lieber, during this textual content illustrated via her husband, Hugh grey Lieber, has tackled the ambitious activity of explaining infinity simply, briefly line, brief sentence procedure popularized by means of her in The schooling of T.C. MITS."—Chicago Sunday Tribune
Lillian Lieber was the top of the dept of arithmetic at new york college. She wrote a sequence of lighthearted (and well-respected) math books within the Nineteen Forties, including The Einstein concept of Relativity and The schooling of T.C. MITS (also released by way of Paul Dry Books).
Hugh grey Lieber was the top of the dept of excellent Arts at big apple college. He illustrated many books written by way of his spouse Lillian.
Barry Mazur is a mathematician and is the Gerhard Gade college Professor at Harvard collage. he's the writer of Imagining Numbers (particularly the sq. root of minus fifteen). He has received a variety of honors in his box, together with the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.