Challenging Problems in Algebra (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Alfred S. Posamentier, Charles T. Salkind

By Alfred S. Posamentier, Charles T. Salkind

Stimulating selection of over three hundred strange difficulties regarding equations and inequalities, Diophantine equations, quantity idea, quadratic equations, logarithms and extra. difficulties diversity from effortless to tough. particular suggestions, in addition to short solutions, for all difficulties are supplied.

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To see the connection to uniqueness, suppose a percolation model with finite energy were to have, say, a positive probability of having exactly two infinite occupied clusters. Then from finite energy those configurations in which these two infinite clusters were joined together into a single infinite cluster would also receive positive probability. But this yields a contradiction, since ergodicity ensures that the number of infinite clusters is essentially nonrandom. This same argument, from [15], rules out any given number of infinite clusters except 0, 1 or infinity.

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