Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes

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Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes

2015

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...

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David Kung

In This Series

Everything in This Lecture Is False
Episode 1
Everything in This Lecture Is False
Elementary Math Isn't Elementary
Episode 2
Elementary Math Isn't Elementary
Probability Paradoxes
Episode 3
Probability Paradoxes
Strangeness in Statistics
Episode 4
Strangeness in Statistics
Zeno's Paradoxes of Motion
Episode 5
Zeno's Paradoxes of Motion
Infinity Is Not a Number
Episode 6
Infinity Is Not a Number
More Than One Infinity
Episode 7
More Than One Infinity
Cantor's Infinity of Infinities
Episode 8
Cantor's Infinity of Infinities
Impossible Sets
Episode 9
Impossible Sets
Gödel Proves the Unprovable
Episode 10
Gödel Proves the Unprovable
Voting Paradoxes
Episode 11
Voting Paradoxes
Why No Distribution Is Fully Fair
Episode 12
Why No Distribution Is Fully Fair
Games with Strange Loops
Episode 13
Games with Strange Loops
Losing to Win, Strategizing to Survive
Episode 14
Losing to Win, Strategizing to Survive
Enigmas of Everyday Objects
Episode 15
Enigmas of Everyday Objects
Surprises of the Small and Speedy
Episode 16
Surprises of the Small and Speedy
Bending Space and Time
Episode 17
Bending Space and Time
Filling the Gap between Dimensions
Episode 18
Filling the Gap between Dimensions
Crazy Kinds of Connectedness
Episode 19
Crazy Kinds of Connectedness
Twisted Topological Universes
Episode 20
Twisted Topological Universes
More with Less, Something for Nothing
Episode 21
More with Less, Something for Nothing
When Measurement Is Impossible
Episode 22
When Measurement Is Impossible
Banach-Tarski's 1 = 1 + 1
Episode 23
Banach-Tarski's 1 = 1 + 1
The Paradox of Paradoxes
Episode 24
The Paradox of Paradoxes