Kill the Mathematical Hydra | Infinite Series

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How do you defeat a creature that grows two heads for every one head you chop off? You do the math. Thanks to The Great Courses Plus for sponsoring this episode of Infinite Series. Try a 30 day trial of The Great Course Plus at http://ow.ly/Ugae307LfpA

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Previous Episode - A Hierarchy of Infinities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7c2qz7sO0I

Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards explains how to defeat a seemingly undefeatable monster using a rather unexpected mathematical proof. In this episode you’ll see mathematician vs monster, thought vs ferocity, cardinal vs ordinal. You won’t want to miss it.

Written and Hosted by Kelsey Houston-Edwards
Produced by Rusty Ward
Graphics by Ray Lux
Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com)

Comments answered by Kelsey:

Lucid Moses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIRibivolA&lc=z13pertwclqfjnpvd23mizpa0pzpt33aj04

Lorenz Zahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIRibivolA&lc=z134htyhcnjtsxhcj22ovfpx5rrvv5pu1

QED
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIRibivolA&lc=z12cjt3qhyqgvn0yv04cg5spiw33wbswdhg

Rubbergnome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pIRibivolA&lc=z12cjt3qhyqgvn0yv04cg5spiw33wbswdhg.1484850841669162