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
"Drawing Hands" by M.C. Escher