What is the Axiom of Choice?

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Created 2021-07-14
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One of the easiest ways to start a (friendly) fight in a group of mathematicians is to bring up the axiom of choice. I'll explain what it is, why it's so controversial, and hopefully shed some light on how we choose axiomatic systems and what that means for the math we do.


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In mathematics, the axiom of choice, or AC, is an axiom of set theory equivalent to the statement tha...

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Great explainer