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What are the worst notations, in your opinion ?
Mar 18 '10 at 15:40
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Examples of eventual counterexamples
Jun 12 '10 at 16:32
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Have any long-suspected irrational numbers turned out to be rational?
Sep 25 '10 at 17:49
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Suggestions for good notation
Oct 21 '10 at 2:50
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Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics
Jul 8 '10 at 0:18
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Why were matrix determinants once such a big deal?
Aug 19 '10 at 1:46
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How many surjections are there from a set of size n?
Jun 26 '10 at 0:15
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Not especially famous, long-open problems which anyone can understand
Jun 21 '12 at 22:57
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Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics
Mar 5 '11 at 23:02
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What is the shortest program for which halting is unknown?
Jun 29 '10 at 18:52
39
Theorems that are 'obvious' but hard to prove
Jan 12 '11 at 3:40
39
Pseudonyms of famous mathematicians
Nov 7 '10 at 20:46
39
Most interesting mathematics mistake?
Dec 24 '09 at 18:00
38
What are the external triumphs of matroid theory?
May 3 '11 at 21:48
36
Not especially famous, long-open problems which anyone can understand
Jun 22 '12 at 20:20
36
Jokes in the sense of Littlewood: examples?
Sep 16 '10 at 16:10
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What's your favorite equation, formula, identity or inequality?
Aug 21 '10 at 2:39
34
Is all ordinary mathematics contained in high school mathematics?
Aug 24 '10 at 23:54
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What are some correct results discovered with incorrect (or no) proofs?
Jun 11 '10 at 0:31
30
What is Lagrange Inversion good for?
Jul 16 '10 at 14:55
29
Which polynomial's roots are its coefficients?
Sep 3 at 19:32
29
Mathematicians who were late learners?-list
Mar 4 '10 at 16:50
28
Proposals for polymath projects
Sep 30 at 16:30
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What are some mathematical concepts that were (pretty much) created from scratch and do not owe a debt to previous work?
Apr 16 '10 at 23:57
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Evaluating a remarkable term for primes p = 5 (mod. 8)
Apr 19 at 21:07
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Partitions to different parts not exceeding $n$
Mar 13 '11 at 22:34
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Which popular games are the most mathematical?
Feb 1 '10 at 18:22
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Is this a rational function?
May 31 at 17:57
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Linear Algebra Proofs in Combinatorics?
Mar 3 '10 at 21:09
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Applications of the Chinese remainder theorem
Dec 29 '09 at 17:27
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