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contributor.author
Dr Joel Feinstein - The University of Nottingham
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contributor.author
Andrew Beggan
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date.accessioned
2010-01-13T16:30:05Z
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date.available
2009-06-10
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date.available
2010-01-13T16:30:05Z
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date.created
2009-06-10T00:00:00Z
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identifier
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identifier.uri
http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/487
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description
This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should learn that many apparently different types of infinity are really the same size. However, there are genuinely "more" real numbers than there are positive integers, as is shown in the more challenging final section, using Cantor's diagonalization argument.
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language
en
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publisher
Andrew Beggan
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publisher
University of Nottingham
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relation
WEB_LINK
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relation.uri
http://unow.nottingham.ac.uk/resources/resource.aspx?hid=e8b0159c-4b7d-d022-358c-0abdb8e9d73e
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rights
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
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subject
ukoer
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subject
mathematical sciences
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subject
hilbert\'s infinite hotel
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subject
cantor\'s diagonalization argument
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title
Beyond Infinity
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audience
HE
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subject.jacs3
Education
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subject.jacs3code
X000
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true
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Web link
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Higher Education
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