Elections are democracy in action. People go to polls and express their preferences, and somehow we must aggregate the preferences...

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## All Numbers are Interesting

There are clearly many interesting whole numbers. For instance, 2 is the only even prime number, 3 is the first...

Continue reading...## Derivative Paradox

Here’s a fun (but untrue) fact. You know from calculus that the derivative of x2 is 2x. But what’s wrong with the following...

Continue reading...## One Equals Zero: Integral Form

Consider the following integral: INTEGRAL (1/x) dx Perform integration by parts: let u = 1/x , dv = dx du = -1/x2 dx...

Continue reading...## One Equals Zero!

The following is a “proof” that one equals zero. Consider two non-zero numbers x and y such that x =...

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