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Popular mistakes in probability

The most popular mistake made by students is assuming that a sum of uniform random variables is uniform. A related mistake, done at a more advanced level, is assuming that independence is needed to ...
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Is Euclid dead?

I'm suggesting teaching the foundations of mathematics. I would pick a system like: ETCS (Elementary Theory of the Category of Sets), HoTT (Homotopy Type Theory), Dependent Type Theory, ZFC? I ...
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Examples of common false beliefs in mathematics

“A reversible computer can factor integers efficiently in polynomial-time”: Since a reversible computer can multiply two integers efficiently in polynomial-time, it can also factor an integer ...

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