### 511: Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes by Bryan Bunch

511.3: Bunch, Bryan. *Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes.* Mineola, NY: Dover, 1997. 210 pp. ISBN 0-486-29664-4.

Dewey Breakdown:

- 500: Science
- 510: Mathematics
- 511: General principles of mathematics
- 511.3: Mathematical logic

About every month or so, diagrams go around social media proving various paradoxes. From proving 2 = 3, or that certain infinite series converge to -1/12, these proofs often use fallacious logic or hidden steps to achieve their ends. Bryan Bunch’s *Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes* collects eight such examples to help broaden our understanding of both logic and math. Be wary, though, this is not for the faint heart.