# Smart Fallacies: i=1, 1= 2 and 1= 3

This mathematical fallacy is due to a simple assumption, that $-1=\dfrac{-1}{1}=\dfrac{1}{-1}$ . Proceeding with $\dfrac{-1}{1}=\dfrac{1}{-1}$ and taking square-roots of both sides, we get: $\dfrac{\sqrt{-1}}{\sqrt{1}}=\dfrac{\sqrt{1}}{\sqrt{-1}}$ Now, as the Euler’s constant $i= \sqrt{-1}$ and $\sqrt{1}=1$ , we can have $\dfrac{i}{1}=\dfrac{1}{i} \ldots \{1 \}$ $\Rightarrow i^2=1 \ldots \{2 \}$ . This

# Set Theory, Functions and Real Numbers

These study notes on Set Theory, Functions and Real Numbers were written by Gaurav Tiwari when he was studying as a Math undergraduate in 2012-2013. The language is sought to be simple and easy to understand. Further reading material is also provided with this article. If you have any questions, feel free to send a

# Free Online Calculus Text Books

In this list I have collected all useful and important free online calculus textbooks mostly in downloadable pdf format. Feel free to download and use these. Elementary Calculus : An approach using infinitesimals by H. J. Keisler https://www.math.wisc.edu/~keisler/keislercalc-12-23-18.pdf Multivariable Calculus by Jim Herod and George Cain http://people.math.gatech.edu/~cain/notes/calculus.html Calculus by Gilbert Strang http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/textbooks/Strang/strangtext.htm Calculus Bible by

# Dirichlet’s Theorem and Liouville’s Extension of Dirichlet’s Theorem

Topic Beta & Gamma functions Statement of Dirichlet’s Theorem $\int \int \int_{V} x^{l-1} y^{m-1} z^{n-1} dx dy ,dz = \frac { \Gamma {(l)} \Gamma {(m)} \Gamma {(n)} }{ \Gamma{(l+m+n+1)} }$ , where V is the region given by $x \ge 0 y \ge 0 z \ge 0 x+y+z \le 1$ .

# Derivative of x squared is 2x or x ? Where is the fallacy?

We all know that the derivative of $x^2$ is 2x. But what if someone proves it to be just x?

# Solving Ramanujan’s Puzzling Problem

Consider a sequence of functions as follows:- $f_1 (x) = \sqrt {1+\sqrt {x} }$ $f_2 (x) = \sqrt{1+ \sqrt {1+2 \sqrt {x} } }$ $f_3 (x) = \sqrt {1+ \sqrt {1+2 \sqrt {1+3 \sqrt {x} } } }$ ……and so on to \$ f_n (x) = \sqrt {1+\sqrt{1+2 \sqrt