Exploiting my A-to-Z Archives: Wlog

I’d like today to bring up something from the Fall 2019 A-to-Z. It’s a term which may seem unexciting, but it turns up all over the place. Wlog, short for without-loss-of-generality, is one of those phrases that turns up all over mathematical proofs. It’s usually difficult solving abstract problems. It’s usually less hard solving specific ones. Sometimes, we can find a specific problem that solves all of an abstract problem. Isn’t it wonderful when that happens? That and the other Leap Day 2016 A-to-Z essays are at this link.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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