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When 1 = 2—False Proofs

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

When 1 = 2—False Proofs

Taught by Professor Bruce H. Edwards | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Strengthen your appreciation for good proofs by looking at bad proofs, including common errors that students make such as dividing by 0 and circular reasoning. Then survey the history of attempts to prove some renowned conjectures from geometry and number theory.

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