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The Banach-Tarski Paradox - Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications 24 (Paperback)
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The Banach-Tarski Paradox - Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Its Applications 24 (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 24/09/1993
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The Banach-Tarski paradox is a most striking mathematical construction: it asserts that a solid ball may be taken apart into finitely many pieces that can be rearranged using rigid motions to form a ball twice as large as the original. This volume explores the consequences of the paradox for measure theory and its connections with group theory, geometry, and logic. It unifies the results of contemporary research on the paradox and presents several new results including some unusual paradoxes in hyperbolic space. It also provides up-to-date proofs and discusses many unsolved problems.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521457040
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... a readable and stimulating book.' Ward Henson, American Scientist
' ... packed with fascinating and beautiful results.' R. J. Gardner, Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society
' ... this beautiful book is written with care and is certainly worth reading.' Wlodzimierz Bzyl, Mathematical Reviews
'In 1985 Stan Wagon wrote The Banach-Tarski Paradox, which not only became the classic text on paradoxical mathematics, but also provided vast new areas for research. The new second edition, co-written with Grzegorz Tomkowicz, a Polish mathematician who specializes in paradoxical decompositions, exceeds any possible expectation I might have had for expanding a book I already deeply treasured. The meticulous research of the original volume is still there, but much new research has also been included.' John J. Watkins, MAA Reviews

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