What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math professor Eugenia Cheng provides an accessible introduction to the logic and beauty of mathematics, powered, unexpectedly, by insights from the kitchen: we learn, for example, how the béchamel in a lasagna can be a lot like the number 5, and why making a good custard proves that math is easy but life is hard. Of course, it's not all about cooking; we'll also run the New York and Chicago marathons, take a closer look at St. Paul's Cathedral, pay visits to Cindere
Prologue; Chapter 1 What Is Math?; Chapter 2 Abstraction; Chapter 3 Principles; Chapter 4 Process; Chapter 5 Generalization; Chapter 6 Internal vs. External; Chapter 7 Axiomatization; Chapter 8 What Mathematics Is; Chapter 9 What Is Category Theory?; Chapter 10 Context; Chapter 11 Relationships; Chapter 12 Structure; Chapter 13 Sameness; Chapter 14 Universal Properties; Chapter 15 What Category Theory Is; Acknowledgments; Index
Includes index. Description based on print version record.