From elementary math to abstract concepts, Eugenia Cheng’s Beyond Infinity takes readers on a captivating journey through the mathematical universe. This book ponders some of humanity’s oldest questions: How big is the world? What is the meaning of infinity? Cheng goes beyond traditional understandings of these fundamental concepts and offers intriguing perspectives that challenge readers to consider new ideas.
From planning a dinner party using a chessboard to creating infinite cookies from a finite ball of dough, the book showcases the real-world applications of mathematical concepts. Readers of all ages can appreciate how one powerful symbol, the infinity sign, holds the key to understanding the infinite possibilities of the universe and beyond.