Episode 14! Infinity And Beyond
Jul23

Episode 14! Infinity And Beyond

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/www.mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/013--INFINITY-AND-BEYOND.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:08 — 57.9MB) Yes, we flat out skipped episode 12.  Why, because mathematicians can’t count … In this episode: Zeno’s beach bungalow and why he can’t come out to play Do train tracks actually touch at infinity?  How do YOU know? Have you been there? Watch out for the Hordes!! Welcome to the Hilbert Hotel … you can check in any time you like, blah, blah, blah … What do you do with an infinite number of mathematicians? Run! Explaining jokes at the Unit Interval, a great neighborhood bar. Is one type of infinity BIGGER than another kind? Counting ALL the Real Numbers, “… 2, ah ah … 3, ah ah … pi, ah ah!” The Power Set:  the enemy of the X-Men. Fractals, Hippies, and gettin’ trippy Is Nick a quantum human? It’s taken a while to get this episode up.  Our original plan of having a weekly or bi-weekly schedule was more than ambitious than we’d expected. But, never fear, we haven’t stopped – only slowed down to make room for those pesky things in life like work, school, and...

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Episode 013 – Probably about Probability

http://media.blubrry.com/mathforprimates/p/mathforprimates.com/wp-content/podcasts/012--PROBABLY-PROBABILITY.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 46:17 — 63.6MB) As most of you know, we’re still working on the format.  And it will take a number of goes to get it dialed in.  This is the second incarnation.  Feel free to comment, and we’ll take your input to heart. Oh, and we pre-record a lot of these, so even if we are planning on using your idea, it may take a while to incorporate it.  All part of the process.  Thanks for your patience! OK, in this episode: How math can turn you into a fortune teller. What is a “precise falafel”? Is an infinite number of Nick’s a good or a bad thing?  I say good! $7 bucks is a lot of money.  Just sayin’ Expected value of using your Quantum Superpowers to play the lottery. The primate brain’s pattern recognition is both kick-ass, and dumb as hell. Nick:  “Get out while you can, monkey!” The reason Las Vegas is not a Not for Profit city. Chess or Poker, that is the question. Natufian tribes, genes, and...

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