Mathematical moments of wonder like Cantor's diagonal method
June 8, 2014 3:57 PM Subscribe
I've been reading Godel, Escher, Bach
and I want to find more mind-expanding concepts that give the sense of understanding some fundamental truth.
posted by StephenF to Science & Nature (14 answers total) 45 users marked this as a favorite
While I can't always follow the specifics of the mathematics in GEB I have experienced some jaw-dropping moments of understanding, e.g. when Cantor's diagonal argument
clicked into place. I want to find more mind-bending mathematical concepts like this, explained in a way that I as a non-specialist can understand (even if there is some work required). Books / websites / anything else welcome. Thanks in advance!