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# Dave Rose : The EilenbergÂ?Mazur swindle

At some point in every mathematician's life they have seen the paradoxical 'proof' that 1=0 obtained by different groupings of the infinite sum 1-1+1-1+... As we learn, the issue is that this series does not converge. The Eilenberg-Mazur swindle is a twist on this argument which shows that A+B+A+B+... = 0 implies that A=0=B in certain situations where we can make sense of the infinite sum. In this talk, we will explore these swindles, touching on many interesting areas of mathematics along the way.

**Category**: Graduate/Faculty Seminar**Duration**: 01:34:52**Date**: March 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM**Views**: 146-
**Tags:**seminar, Graduate/faculty Seminar

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