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Hi, I'm Francesco. Welcome :-)

Jun
8
suggested suggested edit on Cute Determinant Question
Jun
8
comment Is it generally accepted that if you throw a dart at a number line you will NEVER hit a rational number?
@Lubin as a physicist I would say that the problem is more with confusing "low probability" with "impossible", rather than "measure zero" with "impossible". But keep in mind that physicist usually handle low probabilities well enough (think of computation involving quantum mechanical crossing of barriers). And physicist often also handle the subtleties of hypothesis testing reasonably well. Now, surely "often" doesn't mean that the set of cases where some error may happen has measure zero :-)
Jun
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Apr
7
answered How do you explain the concept of logarithm to a five year old?
Mar
8
revised Why is “the set of all sets” a paradox?
Removed smiley
Mar
8
suggested suggested edit on Why is “the set of all sets” a paradox?
Feb
26
comment Show that $\tan 3x =\frac{ \sin x + \sin 3x+ \sin 5x }{\cos x + \cos 3x + \cos 5x}$
A. Raina: it isn't nice to make one feel old :-) I don't want even to think about how many years have lapsed since I studied prostaphaeresis: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosthaphaeresis
Feb
21
comment Examples of apparent patterns that eventually fail
This was exactly the example that I was going to give, +1 from me
Feb
6
comment Prove that $n! > \sqrt{n^n}, n \geq 3$
I don't find the "growth factor" approach ugly, since it provides a technique adaptable to other cases. +1 from me.
Feb
6
revised Prove that $n! > \sqrt{n^n}, n \geq 3$
corrected typo (lage -> large) and fixed math formatting frac -> \frac
Feb
6
suggested suggested edit on Prove that $n! > \sqrt{n^n}, n \geq 3$
Jan
10
revised Motivation for solution to constructing a set of 1983 distinct integers such that no three are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression
typo (t instead of T)
Jan
10
suggested suggested edit on Motivation for solution to constructing a set of 1983 distinct integers such that no three are consecutive terms of an arithmetic progression
Dec
27
awarded  Excavator
Dec
27
revised Striking applications of integration by parts
typo
Nov
29
revised Expectation of random callers distribution
fixed markdown
Nov
29
answered Expectation of random callers distribution
Oct
11
comment Seeking a layman's guide to Measure Theory
I enjoyed his style of writing and his approach to the matter, so I felt justified in suggesting it. But of course other books are valid alternatives.
Oct
10
answered Seeking a layman's guide to Measure Theory