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Mind-bending math : riddles and paradoxes / David T. Kung.

Kung, David T., (author.).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2015.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Episode 16 Surprises of the Small and Speedy Episode 12 Why No Distribution Is Fully Fair Episode 17 Bending Space and Time Episode 11 Voting Paradoxes Episode 24 Paradox of Paradoxes Episode 15 Enigmas of Everyday Objects Episode 5 Zeno's Paradoxes of Motion Episode 2 Elementary Math Isn't Elementary Episode 4 Strangeness in Statistics Episode 19 Crazy Kinds of Connectedness Episode 10 Gd̲el Proves the Unprovable Episode 22 When Measurement Is Impossible Episode 9 Impossible Sets Episode 6 Infinity Is Not a Number Episode 1 Everything in This Lecture Is False Episode 7 More Than One Infinity Episode 3 Probability Paradoxes Episode 18 Filling the Gap between Dimensions Episode 20 Twisted Topological Universes Episode 13 Games with Strange Loops Episode 21 More with Less, Something for Nothing Episode 14 Losing to Win, Strategizing to Survive Episode 23 Banach-Tarski's 1 = 1 + 1 Episode 8 Cantor's Infinity of Infinities.
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Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: David Kung.
Summary, etc.:
Discover the timeless riddles and paradoxes that have confounded the greatest philosophical, mathematical, and scientific minds in history. Stretching your mind to try to solve a puzzle, even when the answer eludes you, can help sharpen your mind and focus - and it's an intellectual thrill!
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Mathematics.
Mathematics > History.
Mathematics > Miscellanea.

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