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Topic: Matheology § 241
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Re: Matheology § 241
Posted: Apr 8, 2013 4:44 PM
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On 08/04/2013 4:23 PM, AMiews wrote:
> "WM" <> wrote in message

>> Matheology § 241
>> The aim of the production was to find visual and theatrical ways of
>> expressing the idea of infinity. The audience did learn some math, but
>> the main impact was at the experiential level.
>> The scenes each concerned aspects of infinity. The first showed
>> Hilbert's hotel. This is a hotel with an infinite amount of rooms.

...number of rooms...

> they would need an infinite number of maids cleaning up all the time.
> also, an infinite amount of water for showers,
> and infinite amount of land for the hotel to sit on,

Or an infinite number of floors.

> unless the rooms were
> infinitely small, but then how would a guest walk up to the hotel and get in
> a room ? it is one or the other, not both.

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