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Fallacies in mathematics

by Maxwell, Edwin Arthur.

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementEdwin Arthur Maxwell.
The Physical Object
Pagination96p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15058195M
ISBN 100521057000

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Classic Fallacies Our mathematical correspondent has just announced some startling discoveries, claiming to have found conclusive proof that 1 is equal to 2, that every person in Canada is the same age, that a ladder will fall infinitely fast if you pull on it, and many other results that threaten the very fabric of common sense. The present edition of The Book of Fallacies is the first that follows Bentham's own structure for the work, and includes a great deal of material, both in terms of the fallacies themselves and the illustrative matter, that previous versions of the work have omitted.

Logical fallacies are often used to strengthen an argument, but if the other side can spot the fallacy, it will backfire and destroy your argument. Argumentum ad antiquitatem: the argument to antiquity or tradition. Mathematics for the Liberal Arts. Module 6: Set Theory and Logic. Search for: Logical Fallacies in Common Language. Identify logical fallacies in common language including appeal to ignorance, appeal to authority, appeal to consequence, false dilemma, circular reasoning, post hoc, correlation implies causation, and straw man arguments.


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Ok, since this question is not clearly defined, I'll answer as how I understand it. Let me begin with a small proof. Step 1: [math] = [/math] Step 2: [math]9 - 21 = 16 - 28[/math] Step 3: [math]3^2 - 2*3*\frac {7}{2} = 4^2 - 2*4*\frac.

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Preface; 1. The mistake, the howler and the fallacy; 2. Four geometrical fallacies enunciated; 3. Digression on elementary geometry; 4. The ‘Isoceles Triangle’ fallacy analysed; 5. The other geometrical fallacies analysed; 6. Some fallacies in algebra and trigonometry; 7. Fallacies in differentiation; 8.

Fallacies in integration; 9. Fallacies in mathematics by Maxwell, E. (Edwin Arthur) Publication date Topics Errors, Mathematical recreations Publisher Cambridge: University Press Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities.

Trent University Library : FALLACIES IN MATHEMATICS Andrew Aberdein Florida Institute of Technology This paper considers the application to mathematical fallacies of techniques drawn from informal logic, specifically the use of ‘argument schemes’.

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If you've taken mathematics in high school or first-year university or college, you may have learned that an infinite geometric series has a sum if it is convergent; that is, if the ratio between any term and the previous term is less than 1 and greater than −1. Geometric series that are not convergent cannot be summed.