Monthly Archives: July 2013

More examples of explanatory proofs

Related to my recent question on mathoverflow, there is another question there which specifically asks for examples of explanatory proofs.  Only 7 responses so far, at time of this posting, but hopefully more will appear.  You can judge for yourself … Continue reading

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Are all beautiful proofs explanatory (and vice versa)?

Here are some answers to this question from mathematicians on Mathoverflow.  Thanks to Sharon Berry, currently visiting ANU in Canberra with me, who suggested I post this question (if you have other examples or commentary, please feel free to contribute!) … Continue reading

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