Foolproof and other mathematical meditations pdf
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Foolproof, and Other Mathematical Meditations
Mathematics is a tool for understanding the world we live in. Mathematics is also a world unto itself, detached from the material universe, a realm built not from matter and energy but from the stuff of imagination. In the mathematical universe we can not only explore but also create, inventing new geometries, new kinds of numbers, even new kinds of logic. Mathematics, in other words, can take you out of this world. In the German mathematician Georg Cantor made a shocking discovery.