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Stochastic Supertasks | Infinite Series

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Published on Aug 10, 2017

We’re now on Patreon! You can lend your support at https://www.patreon.com/pbsinfinitese... Supertasks allow you to accomplish an infinite number of tasks in a finite amount of time. Find out how these paradoxical feats get even stranger once randomness is introduced.

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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:
http://julio.staff.ipb.ac.id/files/20... -- Pg 46
Special Thanks to John Pike

What happens when you try to empty an urn full of infinite balls? It turns out that whether the vase is empty or full at the end of an infinite amount of time depends on what order you try to empty it in. Check out what happens when randomness and the Ross-Littlewood Paradox collide.

Comments answered by Kelsey:

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