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Precision and rigor
Topic Teaching Tip(s): General principles of mathematical communication | Rigor--why is it important?
To help educators convince students that mathematical arguments must be sufficiently rigorous, this webpage presents examples of seemingly correct arguments that are wrong: e.g., a simple proof that 2=1, Ramanujan's claim of a function for the number of prime numbers less than x, and a seemingly obvious (but false) statement from real analysis.
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This review was published on November 08, 2011