An examination of the mathematical, physical, and philosophical aspects of infinity includes discussions of set theory, the theorems of the mathematician, Kurt Godel, and the concepts of space and time
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"Infinity and the Mind can be read and enjoyed by experts and nonexperts alike. Rudy Rucker is a talented logician who draws on his talents as a science-fiction writer and cartoonist to convey his ideas. This makes for not only a solid, accurate, and informative book but also a good read."--Thomas Tymoczko, Smith College
"Informal, amusing, witty, profound. . . . In an extraordinary burst of creative energy, Rudy Rucker has managed to bring together every aspect of mathematical infinity. . . . A dizzying glimpse into that boundless region of blinding light where the mysteries of transcendence shatter the clarity of logic, set theory, proof theory, and contemporary physics."--Martin GardnerAbout the Author:
Rudy Rucker is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at San Jose State University and the author of numerous books on mathematics and philosophy, including Artificial Life Lab, Mind Tools: The Five Levels of Mathematical Reality, and The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of Higher Universes. Among his works of science fiction are White Light, Software, and Space-Time Donuts.
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Book Description Bantam Books, 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110553234331
Book Description Bantam Books, 1983. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB0553234331
Book Description Bantam Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0553234331 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0220195