In mathematics, a pathological object is mathematical object that has a highly unexpected .

Pathological objects are typically percieved to, in some sense, be badly behaving. On the other hand, they are perfectly properly defined mathematical objects. Therefore this “bad behaviour” can simply be seen as a contradictionMathworldPlanetmathPlanetmath with our intuitive picture of how a certain object should behave.


See also [1].


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Title pathological
Canonical name Pathological
Date of creation 2013-03-22 14:41:56
Last modified on 2013-03-22 14:41:56
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Author CWoo (3771)
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