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Associate Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, and Optimization Algorithms Researcher, DWave Systems, Burnaby BC
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How did the summation operation come into use?
From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomon : "Hero of Alexandria defined a gnomon as that which, when added to an entity (number or shape), makes a new entity similar to the starting entity. In this sense Theon of Smyrna used it to describe a number which added to a polygonal number produces the next one of the same type." 
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Obscure Names in Mathematics
The Tomato Can principle. 
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Quantitative stability: Hausdorff distance between subdifferentials
You can easily modify this example to come up with smooth $f$ and $g$ with $\f  g\_\infty$ but $\delta f(0) = \{C\}$ and $\delta g(0) = \{C\}$, $f$ and $g$ being translates of smoothed versions of $C x$. 
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answered  The limit of edgemidpoint convex polyhedra 
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A generalisation of Narayanalike numbers (walks on the 2D lattice)
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Unbounded convex not containing a ray  example without using a basis
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Points with pairwise integer distances in the plane
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