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Can you provide me historical examples of pure mathematics becoming "useful"?

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What's the difference between stochastic and random?

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Why is Euclid's proof on the infinitude of primes considered a proof?

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Can you give me some concrete examples of magmas?

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Are there surfaces with more than two sides?

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Mathematics textbooks with history and/or motivation?

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Is this way of teaching how to solve equations dangerous somehow?

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7 answers
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Where are the values of the sine function coming from?

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What's umbral calculus about?

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Are there infinite sets of axioms?

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Good book recommendations on trigonometry

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6 answers
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What am I losing if I decide to perform all math by computer?

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4 answers
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What's the difference between a monoid and a group?

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What are the dangers of visual exposition of mathematics?

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How does intuition fail for higher dimensions?

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What newer mathematics fields helped to solve or solved problems from older fields of mathematics?

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How "messy" can a multivariable function be?

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1 answer
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Why was set theory inadequate as a foundation to the emerging new fields and why category theory isn't?

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Why is it important to have a discrepancy between image and codomain?

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What are the math challenges websites?

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Detailed diagram with mathematical fields of study

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Is this visual analogy to Gödel's incompleteness theorem accurate?

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1 answer
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Is there a garden of derivatives?

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Why does the logarithm require a special notation?

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1 answer
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How long should I insist?

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2 answers
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Before Abel's proof, what did they used for trying to find the general solution for quintics?

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Where's the error in this $2=1$ fake proof? [duplicate]

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Why don't we use Presburger's arithmetic instead of Peano's arithmetic?

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Books to release our inner Ubermensch with calculus?

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1 answer
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Why is it important to have the closed form of a generating function?

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