In my next real analysis lecture we’ll be discussing the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem. (It says that any bounded sequence of real numbers contains a convergent subsequence.)

I’ll be showing my class this video in which Steve Sawin (AKA Slim Dorky) raps the complete proof of the theorem.

RT @CmonMattTHINK: So besides infinitude of primes & irrationality of sqrt(2), what are your favorite proofs by contradiction? (Advanced HS… 2 days ago

Not really a fan of most post-1974ish jazz, but just stumbled upon this 2010 song. Wow! Have to check these guys out youtube.com/watch?v=ly8Kni…5 days ago

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