That’s basically correct, and it’s a phenomenon I hope to learn from. I think the fundamental problem with it was that it was quite hard to make a really good contribution to it: for a website to take off, there needs to be a lower bar to participation.

]]>I trackbacked you at my new wordpress blog (chimathera) and mentioned you in my first post as an example of a mathematician who uses (and uses well!) the “Tricki techniques”. I hope you don’t mind!

Regards, Jose Brox

]]>Dear Anon,

There is some discussion on this at the tricki article

http://www.tricki.org/article/Create_an_epsilon_of_room

particularly in Example 5. (For the manipulations involving adeles, one would probably want to perform some regularisations based on gaussians; such computations are not yet on that tricki article, but presumably one could request a computation there.)

]]>you (or someone else) could write a short article on “making divergent expressions into precise proofs” explaining what you meant in your blog entry on Tate’s thesis about using distributions.

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