New algebra handouts on my website

For olympiad students: I have now published some new algebra handouts. They are: Introduction to Functional Equations, which cover the basic techniques and theory for FE's typically appearing on olympiads like USA(J)MO. Monsters, an advanced handout which covers functional equations that have pathological solutions. It covers in detail the solutions to Cauchy functional equation. Summation,… Continue reading New algebra handouts on my website

Cauchy’s Functional Equation and Zorn’s Lemma

This is a draft of an appendix chapter for my Napkin project. In the world of olympiad math, there's a famous functional equation that goes as follows: $latex \displaystyle f : {\mathbb R} \rightarrow {\mathbb R} \qquad f(x+y) = f(x) + f(y). &fg=000000$ Everyone knows what its solutions are! There's an obvious family of solutions… Continue reading Cauchy’s Functional Equation and Zorn’s Lemma