This collection of texts
contains a semi-popular paper on mathematical statistics, a collection of problems in analysis;
the remaining texts are technological notes concerning
modern crisis of education; all the texts are in Russian;
Published in "Matematicheskoe obrazovenie", 2002,
This is a paper on Mathematical Statistics for students. I discuss
the following problem.
Let we observe some collection of coincidences that looks like incredible. Can we deduce from
them some definite consequences?
There were many waves of quasi-scientific
speculations related to such problems (as numerical
mysteries around Egypt pyramids, dependences of universal physical constants,
"parallelisms" in Babilonian history etc.) I discuss this problem basing
on example of Morozov--Fomenko new chronology
This is an elementary mathematical (non-polemic) paper.
I hope that 'new chronology' is not interesting outside Russia. For this reason the paper is not translated
General comments on this story are on Gorodetski cite.