Friday, June 29, 2012

The Secret Number: A Short Film

I have always been concerned about the public perception of mathematics and mathematicians.  When I came across this film on io9.com, I cringed.





Once again, the mathematician is played as insane, even if he is right in the end.  However, even if there was a missing number between 3 and 4, how would that allow access to time travel and such.

Your homework assignment is to prove there is no integer between 3 and 4.