bio | website | math.uga.edu/~pete |
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location | Athens, GA | |

age | 39 | |

visits | member for | 5 years, 8 months |

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~~assistant~~ **associate** prof of math @ University of Georgia.

Primary research interests: number theory, arithmetic geometry, Galois cohomology

Secondary research interests: field theory, commutative algebra, general topology, model theory, and various combinations thereof

I also have an enduring interest in mathematical exposition.

**NOTE**: In Spring 2015 my department adjusted the mechanics of its webpage, which broke a lot of my links. For now, if you see a broken link like http://www.math.uga.edu/~pete/inversemw.pdf, try changing it to http://math.uga.edu/~pete/inversemw.pdf. It should fix the problem.

Jun 19 |
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Jun 1 |
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Is there an introduction to probability theory from a structuralist/categorical perspective?
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May 30 |
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Naturally occuring groups with cardinality greater than the reals.
@few__reps: Certainly; this kind of cardinality construction is pursued in more generality in math.uga.edu/~pete/settheorypart4.pdf. The point is that it trivially works for all infinite cardinals, so it is precisely what I mean to exclude when I asked (not so precisely) for a "natural example". |

May 30 |
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May 27 |
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What are the most misleading alternate definitions in taught mathematics?
@Alexey: Yes, you are using that $a \mapsto \overline{a}$ is a group homomorphism and that addition in $\mathbb{Z}$ is associative. |

May 17 |
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May 15 |
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May 1 |
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Apr 30 |
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Which commutative groups are the group of units of some field?
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Apr 28 |
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Apr 26 |
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Apr 20 |
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Proofs by induction
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Apr 19 |
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Proofs by induction
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Apr 16 |
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Fundamental Examples
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Apr 15 |
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Apr 11 |
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Proofs of the Chevalley-Warning Theorem
@darij: Currently it's 127 pages, and things are busy, so... |

Apr 6 |
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Mar 23 |
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Proofs of the Chevalley-Warning Theorem
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