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Extreme Proofs I: The Irrationality of √2

Article by John H. Conway and Joseph Shipman and John H. Conway and Joseph Shipman
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Mathematicians often ask, ``what is the best proof'' of something, and indeed Erd\"{o}s used to speak of ``Proofs from the Book,'' meaning, of course, God’s book. Aigner and Ziegler (1998) have attempted to reconstruct some of this Book. Here we take a different, and more tolerant approach.

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Springer US
fulltext_html_url
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00283-013-9373-9
journal
The Mathematical Intelligencer
issn
1866-7414
volume
35
issue
3
identifier
doi:10.1007/s00283-013-9373-9
doi
10.1007/s00283-013-9373-9
pages
2-7

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@article{ExtremeProofsITheIrrationalityof2,
	title = {Extreme Proofs I: The Irrationality of √2},
	abstract = {Mathematicians often ask, ``what is the best proof'' of something,  and  indeed  Erd\"{\{}o{\}}s  used  to  speak  of ``Proofs from the Book,'' meaning, of course, God’s book. Aigner and Ziegler (1998) have attempted to reconstruct some of this Book. Here we take a different, and more tolerant approach.},
	url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00283-013-9373-9 https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s00283-013-9373-9.pdf},
	year = 2013,
	author = {John H. Conway and Joseph Shipman and John H. Conway and Joseph Shipman},
	comment = {},
	urldate = {2020-04-13},
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