Synopses & Reviews
"Another excellent book for the lay reader of mathematics . . . In explaining [infinity], the author introduces the reader to a good many other mathematical terms and concepts that seem unintelligible in a formal text but are much less formidable when presented in the author's individual and very readable style."-
Library Journal"The interpolations tying mathematics into human life and thought are brilliantly clear."-Booklist
"Mrs. Lieber, in this text illustrated by her husband, Hugh Gray Lieber, has tackled the formidable task of explaining infinity in simple terms, in short line, short sentence technique popularized by her in The Education of T.C. MITS."-Chicago Sunday Tribune
Infinity, another delightful mathematics book from the creators of The Education of T.C. MITS, offers an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept of, yes, infinity. Accessible to non-mathematicians, this book also cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society. The new foreword by Harvard mathematics professor Barry Mazur is a tribute to the Liebers'influence on generations of mathematicians.
Lillian Lieberwas a professor and head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University. She wrote a series of light-hearted (and well-respected) math books, many of them illustrated by her husband.
Barry Mazuris the Gerhard Gade University Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University and is the author of Imagining Numbers.
Synopsis
"The interpolations tying mathematics into human life and thought are brilliantly clear."Booklist
"Her presentation is conversational and humorous, and should help to simplify some complex concepts."Kirkus
Infinity. It sounds simple but is it? This elegant, accessible, and playful book artfully illuminates one of the most intriguing ideas in mathematics. Lillian Lieber presents an entertaining, yet thorough, explanation of the concept and cleverly connects mathematical reasoning to larger issues in society. Infinityincludes a new foreword by Harvard professor Barry Mazur.
"Another excellent book for the lay reader of mathematics In explaining infinity], the author introduces the reader to a good many other mathematical terms and concepts that seem unintelligible in a formal text but are much less formidable when presented in the author's individual and very readable style."Library Journal
"Mrs. Lieber, in this text illustrated by her husband, Hugh Gray Lieber, has tackled the formidable task of explaining infinity in simple terms, in short line, short sentence technique popularized by her in The Education of T.C. MITS."Chicago Sunday Tribune
Lillian Lieberwas the head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University. She wrote a series of lighthearted (and well-respected) math books in the 1940s, includingThe Einstein Theory of Relativity andThe Education of T.C. MITS (also published by Paul Dry Books).
Hugh Gray Lieberwas the head of the Department of Fine Arts at Long Island University. He illustrated many books written by his wife Lillian.
Barry Mazuris a mathematician and is the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author ofImagining Numbers (particularly the square root of minus fifteen). He has won numerous honors in his field, including the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.
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Synopsis
This elegant, accessible artfully illuminates the concept of infinity with its striking drawings.
About the Author
Lillian R. Lieber was Professor and Head of the Department of Mathematics at Long Island University. She wrote a series of light-hearted (and well-respected) math books, many of them illustrated by her husband. Hugh Gray Lieber was Professor and Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Long Island University. Barry Mazur does his mathematics at Harvard University and lives in Cambridge, Massachussetts, with the writer Grace Dane Mazur. He is the author of "Imagining Numbers (Particularly the Square Root of Minus Fifteen)" (FSG, 2003). He has won numerous prizes in his field, including the Veblen Prize, Cole Prize, Steele Prize, and Chauvenet Prize.