# Questions tagged [big-list]

Questions designed to generate a "big list" of certain results, examples, conjectures, etc. via many individual answers, each contributing one or a few instances. Such a question should typically be in Community Wiki mode (CW); after asking, please, flag for moderators attention requesting the question to be made CW.

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### Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics

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### Video lectures of mathematics courses available online for free

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### Proofs without words

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### Thinking and Explaining

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### Not especially famous, long-open problems which anyone can understand

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### Widely accepted mathematical results that were later shown to be wrong?

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### Geometric interpretation of trace

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### Why is a topology made up of 'open' sets? [closed]

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### What are some examples of colorful language in serious mathematics papers?

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### Which journals publish expository work?

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### What are some reasonable-sounding statements that are independent of ZFC?

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### Examples of unexpected mathematical images

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### A single paper everyone should read? [closed]

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### John Nash's Mathematical Legacy

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### Awfully sophisticated proof for simple facts [closed]

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### Intuitive crutches for higher dimensional thinking

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### What elementary problems can you solve with schemes?

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### Fundamental Examples

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### Have any long-suspected irrational numbers turned out to be rational?

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### Best algebraic geometry textbook? (other than Hartshorne)

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### Proofs that require fundamentally new ways of thinking

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### Most interesting mathematics mistake?

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### Demonstrating that rigour is important

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### Your favorite surprising connections in Mathematics

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### Real-world applications of mathematics, by arxiv subject area?

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### Ways to prove the fundamental theorem of algebra

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### Books you would like to read (if somebody would just write them…)

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### What are your favorite instructional counterexamples?

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### Which math paper maximizes the ratio (importance)/(length)?

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### Magic trick based on deep mathematics

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### The most outrageous (or ridiculous) conjectures in mathematics

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### Examples of great mathematical writing

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### Famous mathematical quotes [closed]

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### What should be learned in a first serious schemes course?

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### Interesting mathematical documentaries

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### What is convolution intuitively?

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### Best online mathematics videos?

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### Suggestions for good notation

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### Examples of eventual counterexamples

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### Proposals for polymath projects

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### Most harmful heuristic?

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### 17 camels trick

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### Most memorable titles

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### Generalizing a problem to make it easier

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### Are there other nice math books close to the style of Tristan Needham?

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### Do you know important theorems that remain unknown?

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### How To Present Mathematics To Non-Mathematicians?

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### What recent discoveries have amateur mathematicians made?

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### Experimental mathematics leading to major advances

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