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Inspiration for that intangible mathematical concept
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(HD) BBC Horizon: To Infinity And Beyond - BBC Full Documentary

BBC Horizon: To Infinity And Beyond - BBC Full Documentary (2010) ➀ HD Documentary Channel: For all your Space, Universe, Science and Technology documentarie...
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The 20 big questions in science - The Guardian

The 20 big questions in science - The Guardian | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
The 20 big questions in science
The Guardian
... in the first place.
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Ooh

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Fresh Off the 3D Printer: Henry Segerman's Mathematical Sculptures ...

Fresh Off the 3D Printer: Henry Segerman's Mathematical Sculptures ... | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
This cube, shown above, is Segerman's take on a Hilbert curve, a space-filling curve named for David Hilbert, the German mathematician who first wrote about the shape in 1891. “You start with a curve, really a straight line ...
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Wow. Interesting analogue of space-filling curves. What is made by a 3D printer can't really be space-filling, as it would take an infinite time to make, wouldn't it?

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The Little Man and Zeno's Paradox of Broccoli Eating | Jamie Todd ...

The Little Man and Zeno's Paradox of Broccoli Eating | Jamie Todd ... | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
his evening at dinner, the Little Man managed to illustrate a mathematical concept I first learned of in 12th grade pre-calculus: Zeno's Paradox. The Little Man had broccoli on his plate, which he generally enjoys.
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Ha ha! Maths in real life!

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Grey Matters: Blog: The Weird World of Continued Fractions

Grey Matters: Blog: The Weird World of Continued Fractions | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
Train and strain your brain to entertain (.@grey_matter: grt division of fractions. Pro you tube- http://t.co/vFu86SKYgb - Learn abt weird & endless surprises of continued fractions!
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There are some really great continued fractions for surds.

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111 Archer Avenue: Thought - Zeno's Paradoxes

111 Archer Avenue: Thought - Zeno's Paradoxes | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
Zeno's Paradoxes - There are three famous paradoxes supported by Zeno, but the one that always interested me was the Dichotomy Paradox. Imagine that I need to walk from my house to the street. It would take a certain ...
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Still causing problems after thousands of years!

 

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The Laughing Mathematician: Art Benjmain on continued fractions.

The Laughing Mathematician: Art Benjmain on continued fractions. | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
This week brings my Art Benjamin related posts to an end. Not only did we discuss Fibonacci sequences, but he also provided me with a lovely interpretation of how continued fractions work and what they represent ...
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The Surprising Flavor of Infinite Series - S4A

The Surprising Flavor of Infinite Series - S4A | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
Frankly, I wasn't expecting this article to be giving me so many headaches! There are still so many interesting issues about infinite series I don't understand! And I'd love your help! I left these troubling issues in the last section ...
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Oh, very neat!

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Will Puddles Overwhelm the Planet? - Discovery News

Will Puddles Overwhelm the Planet? - Discovery News | Infinity and beyond | Scoop.it
Will Puddles Overwhelm the Planet?
Discovery News
If the word “fractal” just popped into your head (or perhaps Zeno's Paradox of Motion), you are on the right track. Coastlines can exhibit fractal nature, which makes their measurement tricky.
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we could mop them up with Menger's sponge!

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Zeno's Paradox of the Tortoise and Achilles (PRIME)

Zeno's classic paradox, from the Platonic Realms Interactive Math Encyclopedia.
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This is the best one...

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Cantor

calculus:)

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This does whet the appetite for the great man himself.

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Twitter / sheriilynh: Infinity @xLeonie_x ...

Infinity @xLeonie_x http://t.co/XepvUG2j4j
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Shame it's not a Möbius strip

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