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Mathematics Illuminated

How Big Is Infinity? (#103)

This unit explores how mathematics attempts to understand infinity, including the intriguing work of Georg Cantor, who initiated the study of infinity as a number, and the role of infinity in standardized measurement. [28 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Mathematics Illuminated explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe.

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