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How the Axiom of Choice Gives Sizeless Sets | Infinite Series

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Published on Sep 14, 2017

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Does every set - or collection of numbers - have a size: a length or a width? In other words, is it possible for a set to be sizeless? This in an updated version of our September 8th video. We found an error in our previous video and corrected it within this version.

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Previous Episodes
Your Brain as Math - Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0M3s...

Simplicial Complexes - Your Brain as Math Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlI1K...

Your Mind Is Eight-Dimensional - Your Brain as Math Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akgU8...

In this episode, we look at creating sizeless sets which we call size the Lebesgue measure - it formalizes the notion of length in one dimension, area in two dimensions and volume in three dimensions.

Written and Hosted by Kelsey Houston-Edwards
Produced by Rusty Ward
Graphics by Ray Lux
Assistant Editing and Sound Design by Mike Petrow
Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com)

Resources:
https://math.vanderbilt.edu/schectex/...
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ax...
http://www.math.kth.se/matstat/gru/go...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86-Z...

Special Thanks: Lian Smythe and James Barnes

Thanks to Mauricio Pacheco and Nicholas Rose who are supporting us at the Lemma level on Patreon!

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