The Pea and the Sun: A Mathematical Paradox

By Leonard M. Wapner

Take an apple and lower it into 5 items. might you think that those 5 items could be reassembled in one of these type so one can create apples equivalent fit and dimension to the unique? could you suspect you can make whatever as huge because the sunlight through breaking a pea right into a finite variety of items and placing it again jointly back? Neither did Leonard Wapner, writer of The Pea and the sunlight, while he was once first brought to the Banach-Tarski paradox, which asserts precisely any such inspiration. Written in an interesting sort, The Pea and the sunlight catalogues the folk, occasions, and arithmetic that contributed to the invention of Banach and Tarski's magical paradox. Wapner makes the most attention-grabbing difficulties of complicated arithmetic available to the non-mathematician.

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