COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics Colloquium: AMS: Reasoning with Infinite Paradoxes


4:10pm CUE 114

Rob Ely

University of Idaho

Join me in exploring some paradoxical results that arise when people imagine infinite processes, including Ross Urns and Aristotle's Wheel. We will analyze the mental acts we perform as we seek to resolve these paradoxes, and what this tells us about ways that important mathematical distinctions can emerge.