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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... More
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Podcast
Date Added to MERLOT: September 17, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 17, 2010
Keywords: Hilbert's infinite hotel, real numbers, countable infinity, positive integers Cantor's diagonalisation argument, uncountable infinity, infinity


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