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Not True! Counterexamples and Paradoxes

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

Not True! Counterexamples and Paradoxes

Taught by Professor Bruce H. Edwards | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

You’ve studied proofs. How about disproofs? How do you show that a conjecture is false? Experience the fun of finding counterexamples. Then explore some famous paradoxes in mathematics, including Bertrand Russell’s barber paradox, which shook the foundations of set theory.


October 24, 2018