Math(s)! Currently: Induction Failure

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Exohedron, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Today I learned that if you don't know about primes but you do know about even and odd, then you can prove that the square root of 5 is irrational. Similarly for all non-square integers up to 17. At 17 you need something more.

    See this twitter thread by Andrés E. Caicedo for details.
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  2. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I want to start telling people that there exists a thing that might be called "non-deterministic linear algebra" and then point them at Sheldon Axler.
  3. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    Slightly off of pure mathematics, here is a paper on the longest possible chess game. It's kind of great.
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  4. TheSeer

    TheSeer 37 Bright Visionary Crushes The Doubtful

    The reader's guide.
  5. Exohedron

    Exohedron Doesn't like words

    I'm going to write all of my papers that way.
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