Fermat’s Penultimate Theorem

I have mixed feelings about proof in high school math and high school calculus. I am not one for proving everything. For one thing, it cannot be done and, if it could be done, proof would become the whole focus of high school math. Proofs are not the focus of first-year calculus or AP calculus.…

Local Linearity I

Certain graphs, specifically those that are differentiable, have a property called local linearity. This means that if you zoom in (using the same zoom factor in both directions) on a point on the graph, the graph eventually appears to be a straight line whose slope if the same as the slope (derivative) of the tangent…