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Elements S2 • E41

The ‘Ham Sandwich Theorem’ Will Change How You See the Universe… Seriously

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Published on Jul 28, 2018

Ham sandwiches are delicious, but they’re also pretty useful when it comes to understanding the universe.

Is Anything Truly Random? - https://youtu.be/tClZGWlRLoE

Read More:
The Ham Sandwich Theorem Is a Delicious and Puzzling Mathematical Principle
https://curiosity.com/topics/the-ham-...
“So if you're ever floating out in space with a friend who's really particular about splitting food equally, you know for certain that you can cut your ham sandwich to fairly share it with them.”

A stronger conclusion to the classical ham sandwich theorem
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science...
“The conclusion of the classical ham sandwich theorem for bounded Borel sets may be strengthened, without additional hypotheses–there always exists a common bisecting hyperplane that touches each of the sets, that is, that intersects the closure of each set.”

Mathematicians on Ham Sandwiches
https://www.neatorama.com/2011/11/01/...
“The Ham Sandwich Theorem has been a treat and a spur to mathematicians for more than half a century. It first cropped up in a branch of mathematics called algebraic topology.”

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