Tag Archives: Mathoverflow

Important formulas in Combinatorics

Another spin-off of the Noga-poster-formula-competition is a MathOverflow question:  Important formulas in combinatorics. The question collects important formulas representing major progress in combinatorics. So far there are 31 formulas and quite a few were new to me. There are several areas … Continue reading

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Joel David Hamkins’ 1000th MO Answer is Coming

Update (May 2014): The second MO contributor to answer 1000 questions is another distinguished mathematician (and a firend) Igor Rivin. Joel David Hamkins’ profile over MathOverflow reads: “My main research interest lies in mathematical logic, particularly set theory, focusing on the … Continue reading

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False Beliefs in Mathematics

Test your intuition: For two n by n matrices A and B, is it always the case that tr(ABAB) = tr(ABBA)?

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