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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 104 Encounters with Infinity

Infinity and the infinite have occupied the thoughts and inspired the imaginations of artists, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians for centuries, and the history of the study of the infinite is permeated with paradoxes and counter intuitive results. We explore some of the infinite and the related mathematical developments that have been called "the greatest achievements of purely rational human activity."

Instructor

Hill