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Some thoughts about epsilon and delta

by Ben Blum-Smith The calculus has a very special place in the 20th century’s traditional course of mathematical study. It is a sort of fulcrum: both the summit toward which the whole secondary curriculum strives, and the fundamental prerequisite for … Continue reading

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Striking the Balance Between Examples and Proof

By Elise Lockwood, Contributing Editor, Oregon State University. As an undergraduate, it was easy for me to assume that as my professors conducted mathematical research, beautiful, complete proofs came to them in moments of epiphany. Their work was mysterious to … Continue reading

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