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What are your favorite instructional counterexamples?
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Most interesting mathematics mistake?
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Which math paper maximizes the ratio (importance)/(length)?
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Which mathematicians have influenced you the most?
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“Closed-form” functions with half-exponential growth
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Is it best to run or walk in the rain?
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Jokes in the sense of Littlewood: examples?
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What is the indefinite sum of tan(x)?
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Blackboard rendering of math fonts
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Are there non-reflexive vector spaces isomorphic to their bi-dual?
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Still Difficult After All These Years
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Which journals publish expository work?
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Best online mathematics videos?
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Is a inverse limit of compact spaces again compact ?
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Rediscovery of lost mathematics
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The concept of Duality
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What are the reasons for considering rings without identity?
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Undergraduate Level Math Books
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Interesting conjectures “discovered” by computers and proved by humans?
Mar 25 '12 at 13:09
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Mathematical “urban legends”
May 23 '11 at 21:24
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Different ways of proving that two sets are equal
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When has pure mathematics been influenced by the social context of mathematicians?
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Mathematical ideas named after places
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If $f$ is infinitely differentiable then $f$ coincides with a polynomial
May 8 '11 at 2:12
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Parametrization of the boundary of the Mandelbrot set
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Interesting applications (in pure mathematics) of first-year calculus
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The only great book that Bourbaki ever wrote?
Aug 3 '10 at 9:39
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What are the most misleading alternate definitions in taught mathematics?
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Can there be a measurable set that integrals have the same given value if their integral on $\mathbb{R}$ are the same?
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