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Paradoxes Under the Covers

This week's Website focused on paradoxes. As mentioned in the review, the suggested web site is useful and interesting...but incomplete.

First, to explore mathematics' greatest paradox, check out the Banach-Tarski Paradox . It will unsettle your mind.

Second, I have found multiple books useful in my personal explorations of mathematical paradoxes. They are ordered by my judgement of usefulness:

  • Bryan Bunch's Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes, Van Nostrand, 1982
  • Eugene Northrop's Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes, R.E. Krieger Publishing Company, 1944 or 1975
  • E.A. Maxwell's Fallacies in Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, 1959
  • T.H. O'Beirne's Puzzles and Paradoxes, Oxford University Press, 1965
  • Nicholas Falletta's The Paradoxicon, John Wiley & Sons, 1983
  • Stan Gibilisco's Puzzles, Paradoxes and Brain Teasers, TAB Books, 1988
  • Stan Gibilisco's More Puzzles, Paradoxes and Brain Teasers, TAB Books, 1990
  • Stan Gibilisco's Reaching for Infinity: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Brain Teasers #3, TAB Books, 1990
I realize that some of these are old books, but I still see them quite often for sale on ebay or in used bookstores. If you can find and use them, then great!