Presenting Proof, Certainty and Discovery in Mathematics
Which video presentation did you find most effective?
a) The Proof
c) equally effective
Which article did you find most effective on conveying information about
Proof, Certainty, Success and Discoveries in Mathematics?
a) The View from Here: The Edge of My Seat by Katherine Merow
b) Chapter 1 of SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by
c) The Beauty of Bounded Gaps by Jordan Ellenberg
d) two of the above are more effective than the third
c) all are about equally effective
Which did you find most effective?
a) SYNC video
b) SYNC article
c) equally effective (or ineffective)
My mind, trained to cave under the force of logical argument, has accepted
the existence of these rogue lines, but my gut isn't so tractable. [1st hw reading]
Mathematician David Henderson explains that an ideal proof
Think of a mathematical argument or proof from your past experiences.
Did it fail any of the portions of David Henderson's definition of an ideal
a) no - satisfied them all
b) failed at communication
c) failed at being convincing
d) failed at answering why
e) failed at more than one
According to the article, what causes SYNC in fireflies?
b) peculiar atmospheric conditions
c) a maestro firefly
d) internal oscillator that adjusts automatically in response to others leads to synching under certain conditions
e) there is no synching - it is a trick of our eyes