Visualizing Mathematical Infinities
Lecture no. 11 from the course: The Power of Mathematical Visualization
Taught by Professor James Tanton | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses
Ponder a question posed by mathematician Georg Cantor: what makes two sets the same size? Start by matching the infinite counting numbers with other infinite sets, proving they’re the same size. Then discover an infinite set that’s infinitely larger than the counting numbers. In fact, find an infinite number of them!