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Figure 4a: Hilbert's Hotel

Figure 4b: One new Guest


It is also possible to accommodate a countably infinite number of new guests: just move the person occupying room 1 to room 2, the guest occupying room 2 to room 4, and in general room n to room 2n, and all the oddnumbered rooms will be free for the new guests. 





Figure 5a: Hilbert's Hotel

Figure 5b: Infinite number of new Guest


And the next step is to expand this to two directions. 








Figure 6a: Hilbert's Hotel

Figure 6a: Extra Space

Figure 6a: Occupied


3. Different Transformations
3.1. Sliding. When we slide the tiles away from each other as in Section 2.1 it looks like we end up with twice the number of tiles. When you see this in an animation, and especially when the animation is set in a continuous loop, more and more tiles seem to come up out of nowhere. There are more ways of moving the tiles to create this intriguing effect.



3.2. Sliding  2 directions. The first one is also based on sliding, but now in two directions. 










Figure 7a: Squares

Figure 7b: Sliding

Figure 7c: Sliding

Figure 7d: Squares


3.3. Rotating. Another way of moving the tiles is the use of rotation. This movement of the tiles seems to have been published first independently by Duncan Stuart and Ron Resch (see ref. [2], p. 117) and it can also be recognized as the Buckminster Fuller Jitterbug transformation which we will discuss later on in Section 5.1. 











Figure 8a: Squares

Figure 8b: Rotating

Figure 8c: Rotating

Figure 8d: Squares





























