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revised Examples of non-Riemann integrable functions that appear “in nature”?
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revised Examples of non-Riemann integrable functions that appear “in nature”?
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answered Examples of non-Riemann integrable functions that appear “in nature”?
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
Thus, anyone cutting pieces has an incentive to make sure the worst off piece is at least good enough that whoever randomly draws it will decide to keep it, so that everyone gets to keep theirs too. My guess is this leads to some Nash equilibrium kind of thing where making equal cuts leads to the highest expected value.
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comment Splitting a sandwich and not feeling deceived
I wonder if anyone has ever looked into a Dictator Game-based stochastic variation. In experiments with things like Dictator Game, people tend to reject unfair offers, even if it makes them uniformly worse off. That is, they are usually willing to pay some "fairness premium" and simply deny any form of splitting the resources unless they are equal to or better than all of the other players. If we assume humans will use this heuristic, then we could take any N pieces of a divided sandwich and randomly assign them to people in a Dictator Game, where the "worst-off" person is the dictator.
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comment Pedagogy: How to cure students of the “law of universal linearity”?
Another point is that Greek symbols still "feel" "mathy" and are seen as "expected math symbols" even by young students. So using Greek symbols might actually be counter-productive: to the extent that a student has anxiety about what a symbol is allowed to mean and whether it has some special meaning, using Greek letters over more "regular" things like x and y might only make the anxiety worse. But using a symbol like a tree, fire hydrant, tulip, pineapple, or anything that's totally not at all possibly confusable with "official mathy type stuff" could have a better chance of working.
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answered Pedagogy: How to cure students of the “law of universal linearity”?
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answered Random variables tending to 0 a.s. but with $\mathbb{E}(sup_n|X_n|) = \infty$