Let ε < 0.

10.22.08

Counterexamples

Filed under: Upper-division jokes — Travis @

At a large mathematical conference, a young mathematician is demonstrating his first new result to a gaggle of respected mathematicians.

When he concludes its proof, someone in the audience interrupts him: “That proof must be wrong — I have two counterexamples to your theorem.”

The young mathematician shrugs. “That’s okay. I have three other proofs of it.”

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