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 +====== The Freshman Fifty ======
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 +A collection of the top fifty //​conceptual//​ errors that can plague the beginning mathematics student.
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 +  - [[.freshmanfifty:​sepdiff|It'​s okay to treat $dy/dx$ as a fraction]]
 +  - [[.freshmanfifty:​exactapprox|The phrase '​rigorous approximation'​ is an oxymoron]]
 +  - [[.freshmanfifty:​quintic|Why is there is no quintic formula?]]
 +  - [[.freshmanfifty:​order|If $x = 50$, is $x = \mathcal{O}(1)$,​ $x = \mathcal{O}(10)$,​ or $x = \mathcal{O}(100)$?​]]
 +  - What is the geometric interpretation of the Jacobian?
 +  - Analytic is the same as infinite differentiability