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Act I 1. Ex Nihilo Interlude 1: Dilating Time 2. The Infinite Power of the Infinite Magnifying Glass Interlude 2: How to Get Something from Nothing 3. As if Summoned from the Void Interlude 3: A Backward Look to the Future Act II 4. On Circles and Giving Up Interlude 4: The Nostalgia Device 5. Aesthetics and the Immovable Object Interlude 5: Two Clouds Act III 6. Two in One Interlude 6: Slaying Sharp N. New is Old Interlude N: (Mis)interpreted (Readings) (Re)interpreted Aleph. The Infinite Beauty of the Infinite Wilderness Chapterlude Omega: In Nihilo Dictionary

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Jason Wilkes holds an MS in mathematical physics and an MA in psychology. He is currently a graduate student in evolutionary psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.


Advance Praise for Burn Math Class: "Jason Wilkes' spirited, hip-nerdy Burn Math Class is what high school math might look like if it were redesigned by people who loved math but hated high school." --Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not To Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking "With this wonderful book, Jason Wilkes uses a radical new approach to teach readers a way to assemble for themselves areas of mathematics that once seemed difficult. Fascinating, funny, and thoroughly engaging, this is one of those highly original books that come along once a decade. Not a coffee table book for someone who wants to look educated--it is instead a book for people who actually want to be educated--for someone who wants to take mathematics into his bones." --John Tooby, Professor of Anthropology and Co-Director, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara

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