18.01SC | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate

Single Variable Calculus

Part B: Taylor Series

Session 96: Stacking Blocks

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In this session we apply infinite series to a mathematical puzzle. Professor Jerison stacks identical blocks so that each block extends beyond the one below it. Must some part of the top block always be above the bottom block, or can the stack extend further than the length of the bottom block?

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Clip 1: Preview of Stacking Blocks

Clip 2: Stacking Blocks

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Fall 2010
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