As I began browsing Merlot's mathematics section, I came upon Peter Suber's "Infinite Reflections." I found his material...
As I began browsing Merlot's mathematics section, I came upon Peter Suber's "Infinite Reflections." I found his material extremely mind boggling only because the mathematical vocabulary he used confused me. Besides the vocabulary difficulty, I thought "Infinite Reflections" was interesting and worthy of the time i spent on it. Even though I've never been one to think of math outside the classroom, the concept of infinity has always intrigued me. "How can a number go on forever? How do we really know that it goes on forever? Have we tested it? Has human kind ever counted that far out?" is what I would constantly ask myself in high school when I learned about the concept of infinity. The material effected my point of views on mathematics, but it broadened the way I saw everything else besides math as well. When it referred to sets, subsets and philosophy, my math class came into mind. From my perspective, I found that although at times our minds cannot imagine or visualize infinite things, we are always capable of understanding them. "Infinite Reflections" gave a great explanation to my interpretation through a mathematical view of infinity. After taking a minute to soak up the information and thought provoking concepts, I believe students in high school and college will find this material mentally enhancing; mathematically as well as philosophically.