Book Review : Good Maths

I loved this book. As a self-identified Math geek, once in a while I pick a math book to read. I thought I would learn stuff I knew already but with a different perspective – that happened but I also learned about new stuff, cool new stuff.
The authors covered topics like natural numbers, rational numbers, real numbers, complex numbers, transcendantal numbers, continuing fractions, egyptian fraction, set theory, computation etc.
The most exciting part was Set theory. I loved how he explained the need for a shift from Naive Set theory to ZFC. It was cool.
I didn’t understand everything especially the parts on computation; I lost patience towards the end but it was interesting getting exposed to this new maths. – Turing machines, Lambda Calculus, BrainF*** etc. I will definitely read again some other time. I strongly recommend if this is your thing

  

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