Simple Surprises

  • Erik Seligman


Many of the amusing mathematical tidbits that I’ve highlighted in the podcast do not require very deep or complex reasoning: they are simple consequences of logically thinking through our basic notions about numbers, counting, or probability. In this first chapter we discuss some of these very basic but somehow surprising ideas.


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© Erik Seligman 2016

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  • Erik Seligman
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  1. 1.HillsboroUSA

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