Thursday, January 30, 2014

Invalid techniques of proof

Recently I took an algorithms course which involved a lot of proofs. I used to work together with my buddies on some of the hard problems, and while trying to come up with a proof for a particularly hard problem I would often joking say to my buddies "I bet a $1000 that this is true, are you willing to take this bet?" "Proof is complete if no one takes the bet."

While searching for types of proof techniques, I stumbled across this hilarious collection of invalid proof techniques. Obviously, I had to submit my proof technique as well, which is now part of that amazing collection.