The Devil's Staircase | Infinite Series

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

Cantor’s Function, also known as the Devil’s Staircase, is exceptionally strange. After mapping out Cantor’s Function, named after Georg Cantor, we find that its derivative disappears almost everywhere.

Challenge Winner:
Justin Wieland

Honorable Mentions:
Felix Beichler
Andrew Weller

Comments answered by Kelsey:

Thomas Perry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qwqGjOlSE&lc=z13ncngjhwy5iv5tp23lungjrsbxyup0.1494583661471832

Ralph Dratman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8qwqGjOlSE&lc=z13isv1g0krfg52ds235h1rbvqqtxndq204.1494681742451739