Stony Brook University
MAT 118 Spring 2013

Assignment 12 due in Recitation, week of May 6

Corrected 5/5/13

A. Explain in your own words why, if you pick a point on the number line at random between 0 and 1, it is very unlikely that the corresponding number will be rational. (Think of the decimal expansion of the point you pick).

B. Mindscape 2 p. 156 (Give a mathematical description; i.e. not "one, two, three, four, five.")
Mindscapes 3, 4, p.157
Mindscapes 12, 13 p.157 (Cultural note: Google "Galileo's Paradox")
Mindscapes 26, 27 p.159

C. Mindscapes 12, 13, 14 p.170

D. Mindscape 23 p.171 (will be graded S/U).



Remember: Collaboration is fine, but what you hand in should be your own work. Handing in something you copied is plagiarism and will cost you if it is detected. Write down what you tried and how it worked.