Session:Wondrous mathematics: Fun with transfinite games
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|Description||What's better than ordinary finite games? Transfinite games! Learn how these work, and how you win at them, in this hands-on workshop.|
|Processing assembly||Assembly:Curry Club Augsburg|
|Person organizing||Iblech, MatthiasHu|
|Language||en - English |
en - English
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|Starts at||2019/12/29 00:00|
|Ends at||2019/12/29 00:40|
|Location||Room:Lecture room M1|
What's better than ordinary finite games? Transfinite games, of course!
In this fast-paced talk with many hands-on parts, you will learn about:
- Nim, a fun game played with a finite number of coins. Learn how to optimally play this game!
- Numbers larger than infinity. (This will be a five-minute excerpt of the longer talk on infinite numbers.) After the talk, you can impress your friends by effortlessly computing with numbers larger than infinity!
- Transfinite Nim, a fun variant of Nim which is played with infinitely many coins. And learn how to optimally play this game!
- The epic battle of Herkula against the hydra. The hydra grows more and more heads, but with your knowledge of infinity you'll be able to fight it!
- Transfinite variants of puzzles like: "I don't know which number you mean. – Neither do I know which number you mean. – Now I know your number. – And now I know yours as well."
Bring your kids (age 12 or older)!