The pea and the sun: a mathematical paradox (Record no. 204375)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781568813271
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 511.322
Item number W2P3
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Wapner, Leonard M.
9 (RLIN) 279239
245 ## - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The pea and the sun: a mathematical paradox
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher, distributor, etc CRC Press
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2007
Place of publication, distribution, etc Boca Raton
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xiv, 218 p.
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Table of Content:

1. History : a cast of characters
2. Jigsaw fallacies and other curiosities
3. Preliminaries
4. Baby BTs
5. Statement and proof of the theorem
6. Resolution
7. The real world
8. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc Take an apple and cut it into five pieces. Would you believe that these five pieces can be reassembled in such a fashion so as to create two apples equal in shape and size to the original? Would you believe that you could make something as large as the sun by breaking a pea into a finite number of pieces and putting it back together again? Neither did Leonard Wapner, author of The Pea and the Sun, when he was first introduced to the Banach-Tarski paradox, which asserts exactly such a notion. Written in an engaging style, The Pea and the Sun catalogues the people, events, and mathematics that contributed to the discovery of Banach and Tarski's magical paradox. Wapner makes one of the most interesting problems of advanced mathematics accessible to the non-mathematician.

https://www.crcpress.com/The-Pea-and-the-Sun-A-Mathematical-Paradox/Wapner/p/book/9781568813271
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Axiomatic set theory
9 (RLIN) 72043
650 ## - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Banach - Tarski paradox
9 (RLIN) 336647
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          Non-fiction Vikram Sarabhai Library Vikram Sarabhai Library General Stacks 2016-10-13 5 1484.05 3 7 511.322 W2P3 192929 2019-10-03 2019-06-05 2019-06-05 1855.07 Books

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