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Axiom of choice, Banach-Tarski and reality

The following is not a proper mathematical question but more of a metamathematical one. I hope it is nonetheless appropriate for this site. One of the non-obvious consequences of the axiom of choice ...
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Equivalence of the Banach-Tarski paradox

I am working on the Banach-Tarski paradox and the fact that the Hahn-Banach theorem implies that paradox. The proof involves the equivalence of the Hahn-Banach theorem and the fact that for every ...
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Paradoxical spherical caps

All spherical caps (i.e. sets $C_L:=\{(x,y,z)|x^2+y^2+z^2=1, z\geq L\}$) admit a paradoxical decomposition in the sense of Banach-Tarski, meaning $C_L \tilde{} 2C_L$; here $\tilde{}$ stands for the ...