Category Archives: Proof Series

The Brilliant Mathematician Reads a Proof.

Please place yourself in the role of the brilliant mathematician. Now I shall teach you how to act when a rogue and unknown proof arrives at your door. (Or as my Modern Algebra professor says, “when someone hands you a … Continue reading

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“sufficient evidence”

In math, we make claims and then we prove them. Let’s take an example.  First I must claim something to be true. I claim: It has just rained. Then I state my proof in a logical series of arguments. Proof: … Continue reading

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What’s in a Proof?

Is there a difference between a string of logical convincing arguments and a proof? One of the women that I took a Real Analysis with described her misunderstanding of a proof by saying, “I thought you just put everything you … Continue reading

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