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Thursday, December 14, 2017

How to write proofs: a quick guide

Eugenia Cheng, Department of Mathematics, University of Chicago, posted this at the University of Sheffield.

"Writing a good proof is not supposed to be something we can just sit down and do. It’s like writing a poem in a foreign language. ...

"Even when you know how to do it, writing a proof takes planning, effort and inspiration. ..."


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