A Classic Joke Proof

While this may stretch the stated point of this blog, I’m ultimately the one in control, and I’ll decide what gets posted here. And I think it’s really funny and would be fun to write up. I am nowhere near the first person who has ever told this joke. For all , . For realContinue reading “A Classic Joke Proof”

A (mostly) purely algebraic proof of the infinitude of prime numbers

The following proof was provided/explained to me by @grassmanian on twitter. I thank him again for the support. Unfortunately, neither he nor I have found a way to show that each maximal ideal of contains a unique prime number without using the fact that is a PID, hence the mostly in the title. We beginContinue reading “A (mostly) purely algebraic proof of the infinitude of prime numbers”

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