[thechat] Cantor Diagonal - was Math was Religion was Life, the Universe an d Everything

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Thu May 24 16:50:37 CDT 2001

I'm curious.  What places are out there on the web that explain math like 
this in human terms?  I'm interested in these patterns and where do you 
learn about them?


At 04:12 PM 5/24/2001, you wrote:
>Naw ... it's not a 'Barber of Seville' paradox or anything ... it's a proof
>by a really strange guy (Gregor Cantor) that the number of Real numbers in
>any given interval on a number line is strictly larger than the number of
>integers.  {A proof that there are an uncountably infinite number of Real
>numbers as opposed to a countably infinite number of integers.}
>...a whole lot more...

Ben Dyer
Senior Internet Developer
Imaginuity Interactive

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