Conundrums in Mathematics

This is where you find mischief perpetrated!

As mathematicians investigate new areas of thought and new kinds of mathematics, they sometimes have experiences like putting their hand on a (hot) hotplate.

Of course, they think, “I’d better not do that again!”

But, it doesn’t stop them/us from doing it to others so that some good (mathematical) lessons are learned.

At least you will suffer no permanent physical injury from this material!  I hope, however, that you do ‘suffer’ a permanent mental acuity … and learn to be sensitive to certain ways of thinking and ‘doing things.’