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- 09-08-2016, 09:34 AM #21

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- 09-08-2016, 10:01 AM #22
## Re: The Golden Ratio Award Nominations 2016

- 09-08-2016, 10:29 AM #23

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- 09-08-2016, 11:00 AM #24
## Re: The Golden Ratio Award Nominations 2016

7777777, thank you for providing citations for your sources... guess a bit late; better than never. You also edited those in pretty late. Though in this case, it helps the record, ever so slightly...

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- 09-08-2016, 11:13 AM #25

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- 09-08-2016, 12:39 PM #26

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## Re: The Golden Ratio Award Nominations 2016

7777777's idea about the largest natural number seems quite appropriate for the golden ratio award, in that it can be refuted immediately by adding one. Nonetheless, I'm still working on a formal write-up for one of John Gabriel's howlers in circular reasoning.

- 09-08-2016, 09:26 PM #27

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- 09-08-2016, 11:16 PM #28

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## Re: The Golden Ratio Award Nominations 2016

I make a nomination: all those users here who accept dy/dx but, at the same time, deny that dx is an infinitesimal

- 09-09-2016, 04:42 AM #29

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## Re: The Golden Ratio Award Nominations 2016

Your nomination is rejected on the basis that it is mathematically unsound, nowhere in the definition of standard derivation does it mention infinitesimal or the likes.

However if you feel otherwise, please provide an epsilon-delta definition of derivative that either mention it being infinitesimal by a renounced mathematician, or a book used in multiple real analysis courses, you'll need to cite at least 2 courses from proper universities that state they use it, and then the book itself, page and definition number.

If you can do that I will accept your nomination if you can state a single person to it.

- 09-09-2016, 04:57 AM #30

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