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Monthly Archives: December 2015
The Best and Worst of Math in 2015
The year is coming to an end, that means it’s time for me to put on me best sequined dancing pants, pop open a bottle of champagne and reflect on some of the highs and lows of the last 12 … Continue reading
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Diagonalization and Other Mathematical Wonders
It’s only a slight exaggeration to say I’m a mathematician because of Cantor’s diagonalization arguments (both the proof that the rationals are countable and the proof that the reals aren’t). I was already enjoying my intro to proofs class when … Continue reading
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Tagged diagonalization, Kevin Knudson, Mike Lawler, nostalgia, smbc comics
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Stuff Math Professors Say
It’s December, the semester is winding down, we all need a break from deep thinking about hard math. So this week I have some extra special brain candy I’ve been saving up for you, in the form of a Tumblr, … Continue reading
Blogging Counterexamples
I can’t believe someone has been blogging about counterexamples since July of last year and I just found out! Luckily, the Aperiodical Advent Calendar alerted me to it yesterday, and now Math Counterexamples is the newest addition to my blog feed. … Continue reading
Posted in Math Education
Tagged algebra, analysis, counterexamples, JeanPierre Merx, topology
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