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I Am One of a Kind—Uniqueness Proofs

Lecture no. 15 from the course: Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

I Am One of a Kind—Uniqueness Proofs

Taught by Professor Bruce H. Edwards | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

How do you prove that a given mathematical result is unique? Assume that more than one solution exists and then see if there is a contradiction. Use this technique to prove several theorems, including the important division algorithm from arithmetic.