Frequently Asked Questions in Mathematics

The Sci.Math FAQ Team.
Editor: Alex López-Ortiz

Copyright (C) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.

This is a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers) about Mathematics. Topics range from trivia and the trivial to advanced subjects such as Wiles recent proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.

There are several formats available for the table of contents, mostly because HTML does not handle math symbols well. At this time pretty much all versions are in synchrony. (See list of updates). The available formats are: Note: The FAQ in dvi format contains an Encapsulated PostScript drawing which cannot be read directly from your local dvi browser. Any ideas?

Last modifications

The Math FAQ is a so-called living document, meaning that changes and updates are constantly being introduced. This list should help you decide if it is the time to have a second look at the document.


Copyright (c) 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 A. Lopez-Ortiz

This FAQ is Copyright (C) 1993, 1994, 1995, 1995, 1996, 1997 by Alex Lopez-Ortiz. This text, in whole or in part, may not be sold in any medium, including, but not limited to electronic, CD-ROM, or published in print, without the explicit, written permission of Alex Lopez-Ortiz.

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