01588 a2200157 4500008004500000020001800045082001800063100002300081245004800104260003200152300001600184504029700200520088000497650002501377650002801402161013b2005 xxu||||| |||| 00| 0 eng d a9781568813271 a511.322bW2P3 aWapner, Leonard M. aThe pea and the sun: a mathematical paradox bCRC Pressc2007aBoca Raton axiv, 218 p. aTable 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. aTake 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 aAxiomatic set theory aBanach - Tarski paradox