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The Mathematical Double Standard

Consider the following possibly familiar situation.  Let us assume that you, the reader, are a musical novice, and you therefore know nothing about jazz.  You and some friends go to a jazz club, however, and there’s a trio playing (piano, … Continue reading

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What is a mathematical structure?

In the post “What is math?”, we described mathematics as the art of creating and exploring mathematical structures.  It is not unlikely, however, that the reader is slightly unfamiliar with the notion of a mathematical structure.  If this is the … Continue reading


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