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Real Numbers Base…Factorials! And A By-product

PROPOSITION 1:  For a real number  x  there exists a sequence $ x_1, x_2, x_3,…$ of integers such that $ \hspace{4cm} x=x_1 +\frac{x_2}{2!}+\frac{x_3}{3!} + \cdots + \frac{x_n}{n!} + \cdots,  \hspace{2cm} (*) $ where $x_1$ can be any integer, but for … Continue reading

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Getting Students Used to Abstract Concepts

According to my experience teaching limits in Calculus for Life Scientists, it is really difficult for students to understand limits because they do not have the required knowledge on which to build the concept. I have noticed that even if they can handle and … Continue reading

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A Fresh Slice of π

Almost anyone in the math world will know that today is π Day. Every year on March  14, the date reads 3/14, the first 3 digits of our favorite constant.  It may be an irrational holiday, but it is about … Continue reading

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