"Drawing Hands" by M.C. Escher

Puzzles & Paradoxes

Course Description: The course provides an overview of a number of famous puzzles and paradoxes and important attempts to solve them. The puzzles we will discuss come from logic, probability, statistics, game theory, and set theory; many of these puzzles highlight peculiar features of mathematical infinity.  This course fulfills the university's Symbolic and Mathematical Reasoning (SMR-AS) requirement.


Class Time and Location: MTWRF 2:30 pm-3:45 pm in Goldwin Smith Hall 283

Office Hours: W 12pm-1pm, F 11am-12pm in Goldwin Smith Hall 235