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competitive math

I hope everyone knows about competitive programming. There are so many sites where you can solve programming tasks and increase your rating. I am curious, does site about something like this for math ...
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Matrix diagonalization example

I want a real world example or simply a good example that explains the use of a diagonal matrix, and when to prefer to use a diagonal matrix? any other important information about diagonal matrix or ...
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Uses of Mersenne primes in math

There is an international search for Mersenne primes. The project is huge. But what are the uses of Mersenne Primes in math? Do they have any other properties other than being of the form $2^n-1$?
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Android application like mathjax

I am looking for an application like mathjax for android so I can type equations with my cellphone in the correct format
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Problem on Finding the speed using Intertia

I did the first part (using parallel axis theorem) and showed that intertia. The problem is in the second part, I know that $C=I\frac{d^2\theta}{dt^2}$ , where C is the moment. So in this case it ...
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Mathematics only with physics? What about biology and chemistry?

In The Mathematical Mechanic, the author "reveals how physics can simplify proofs and lead to quicker solutions and new theorems, and how physical solutions can illustrate why results are true in ways ...
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Is Linear Algebra the foundation of Applied Mathematics?

I've lately taken an interest in foundations of my field. While there are many important areas that contribute to Applied Mathematics (diffeqs, probability & statistics, numerical methods, ...
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Error-correcting codes used in real life

I am very interested in coding theory and I wonder if there is a particular kind of codes used in practice. For example I read that Reed-Solomon codes are often used for encoding data on a compact ...
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Optimization of a rectangular container

A rectangular sheet of tinplate is $2k$ cm by $k$ cm. Four squares, each with sides $x$ cm, are cut from its corners. The remainder is bent into the shape of an open rectangular container. Find the ...
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Using differentials with volume of a cube

my question is The volume of a cube is increased from 1000 cubic centimeters to 1156 cubic centimeters. Use differentials to determine. the side length of the cube increases by? the surface area ...
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Finding the angle of elevation in a projectile

Let $\theta$ be the angle of elevation $x(t) = x_0 + u_0t + \frac{1}{2} at^2$ where $x(t)=0$ and $x_0=50m$ , And $u_0$ is vertically resolved initial component of the velocity I applied ...
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Usefulness of $\frac{ac}{b}<a-b+c$

For $$a<b<0<c$$ I have a proof that shows that $$\frac{ac}{b}>a-b+c$$ But if $$a<0<b<c$$ Then $$\frac{ac}{b}<a-b+c$$ What I was wondering is how useful are these ...
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How I can find the inverse function $F⁻¹$?

Let $$F:U⊂ℝ^{r+1}→ℝ^{r+1}$$ $$(s₁,s₂,...,s_{r},s_{r+1})→F(s₁,s₂,...,s_{r},s_{r+1})=(f(s₁),f(s₂),....,f(s_{r}),f(s_{r+1}))$$ be a continuously differentiable function defined from an open set ...
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Finding more than one root using Newton's Method

The problem is stated as follows: Find the two roots of $x^{4}-8x^{2}-x+16 \:\:in \: [1,3].$ What is a good first guess / a good way to make a first guess when more than one root is involved, if one ...
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Abstract algebra book with real life applications

Is there an abstract algebra book that emphasizes the applications to "real world" problems? Update: By real world, I mean mostly related to physics or other sciences. But references to coding theory ...
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Application of integrating $\cos^4 x$?

A student asked a colleague the other day for a practical application that involved needing to integrate the fourth power of cosine, but no one here could think of one off-hand other than some volume ...
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Real world applications of numerical methods, for a mathematics project

I'm doing a mathematics project and I have been given 3 areas to have a look at and choose from. There's plenty of information on the academic side but not a lot of information on there real world ...
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Original Mathematical biology book?

Are there any book that join math with biology in a way that's different from all those books you can easily find on amazon ?
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Set theory and physics [closed]

I would like to know if there are some physical concepts (preferably accessible ones like force, torque, ...) that can be significantly better understood when looked at in the light of concepts taken ...
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Has knot theory led to the development of better knots?

Knot theory was likely originally motivated by the study of real-world knots such as these: Indeed, mathematical knot tables to this day look not too dissimilar from the familiar "age of ...
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Including non-markovian processes in a birth-death process

Current model I want to model a stochastic system with a birth-death (Markovian) model. I therefore have this kind of $n$ times $n$ (where $n$ is the number of possible states) transition matrix: ...
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Comparison of non-order based voting methods (reference request)

There is plenty written on the relative merits of various voting systems where the voters submit ordered lists of preferences. However, there are several reasonable voting systems not using such a ...
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Setting up an integral for a physics question.

The problem begins like this: a charge distribution is given by $\rho(r,\theta,\phi)=\gamma r^3cos\theta,a<r<b,0\le\theta<\pi/2$ and is zero everywhere else. The distance from the origin is ...
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Variance in offspring genotypes. Binomial distribution

Background Here is first some vocabulary: Diploid: phase in the life cycle where the individuals carry two chromosomes of each type, just like in humans (exception of the sexual chromosomes). ...
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Applications of infinite cardinalities in real analysis

What are some topics in real analysis that make use of infinite cardinalities larger than that of the real numbers themselves, preferably [edit: but not necessarily] topics that are widely applied in ...
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Engineer searching for calculus and complex analysis books without limits

I am an engineer and I need to study calculus and complex analysis without too much limits or Riemann sums or proofs. I mean on the differentiation and integration levels and higher (not digging ...
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Vector space without a scalar product

In linear algebra the terms vector space and scalar product always (at least for me) appear together. Can you give me an example of a vector space without a scalar product? Does the senescence Let V ...
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Is Real Analysis an Applied Subject?

I am doing my graduate study in Applied Statistics. This semester my professor told me to take Real Analysis and the professor who is teaching Real Analysis is using Folland's Book entitled "Real ...
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How do I derive the analytical form of a discrete wavelet transform?

I guess this is more of an "applied maths" question than pure maths, and here's to hoping this is the right forum :) I am using a fast discrete wavelet transform (DWT) of a 1D vector of 2^N numbers ...
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How to draw Congressional districts to mirror the Popular Vote

Let me preface this by saying that I'm not sure whether this is fundamentally a mathematical question or not, but I think it is. In the United States, the House of Representatives is elected roughly ...
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What is the motivation behind the study of pattern-avoiding permutations?

There is a ton of research on pattern-avoiding permutations (permutations that do not contain some designated permutation pattern). We're figuring out how to enumerate them, what random ones are ...
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What is the usage of Permuation and Combination in the real life or Computer Programming world?

I have never understood the application of P & C, even in the software programming. I know, the principle behind P&C is counting. So, basically it makes the counting quicker. However, I could ...
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Quantitative modeling of biological systems (a bunch of questions that I don't know how to get started on) Applied mathematics

Document for questions: http://www.physiology.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/Physiology472572_09HW1.pdf The link above leads to the problems I've been trying to figure out for the last six hours. I ...
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What is the line integral in higher dimensions?

Given a function $\ f:\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{R}$ and some curve $\ \gamma:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R}^2$ it is my understanding that the integral of $\ f$ over $\ \gamma$ is the area of the region "between" $\ ...
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Show that the profile of the hill is a cycloid

I'm struggling with this problem: From George Simmons_ Differential Equations At sunset a man is standing at the base of a dome-shaped hill where if faces the setting sun. He throws a rock ...
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Pascal's Identity and Trees

Pascal's Identity states that $n \choose k$ = $n-1 \choose k-1$ + $n-1 \choose k$ since if one element is separated from the rest we can claim that either it is chosen (resulting in $k-1$ elements ...
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Percent profits and base costs: Word problems.

A table is bought for $23.50$, which includes a profit of $17.5 \%$. I need to calculate the amount of profit. I tried finding $17.5\%$ of $23.5$, but I don't think that's what's being asked ...
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Iterations of Pascal's Identity

Pascal's Identity states that $n \choose k$ = $n-1 \choose k-1$ + $n-1 \choose k$ since if one element is separated from the rest we can claim that either it is chosen (resulting in $k-1$ elements ...
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Applied Math Foundational Books

I have a BA in mathematics from a pretty good school, where I effectively exhausted the mathematics sequence. The sequence mostly focused on pure math (including measure theoretic real analysis and ...
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collision of two bodies

Two cars A and B, each 5 m in length, travel with constant velocity 20 m/s along a straight level road. The front of car A is 15 m directly behind the rear of car B. Immediately on reaching a point P ...
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“Real world” applications of rational functions

I need a rational function/equation beyond the contrived d=rt and work problems typically given in beginner algebra. I am teaching such a class and would like to motivate the study of techniques for ...
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How can the R3 vertices of a 4-dimensional object be generated?

After learning a bit of OpenGL, I was hoping to find a way to project a 4-dimensional object into 3-space to visually study them. However, I'm not even sure how I would begin to do this. What kind ...
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Determining diameter of strands of twisted rope

Twisted ropes are made by taking 3 strands of smaller rope and twisting them together tightly, by coiling the strands in the same direction, as opposed to braided rope, which requires strands to be ...
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Ancient calculus or thorough observation

Integration. It's the simplest way on earth with which we can derive any formula like surface area or volume of symmetrical shapes and solids (square, circle, cube etc.). But what I've been hearing is ...
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What does “symbolically tractable” mean?

What does "symbolically tractable" mean in the following quote? "Traditional treatments of mechanics concentrate most of their effort on the extremely small class of symbolically tractable dynamical ...
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Why do we still do symbolic math?

I just read that most practical problems (algebraic equations, differential equations) do not have a symbolic solution, but only a numerical. Numerical computations, to my understanding, never deal ...
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Fibonacci Numbers in Nature

Supposedly the Fibonacci sequence appears naturally in nature, and my question is how, where and I guess why? I read that one way this is so is that it models the population of honey bees under ideal ...
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Basis representation for non-negative, compact support, reasonably smooth spectral function

I was wondering if anyone has ideas on representing a non-negative, compact support (from x=-1 to 1 on the real axis) spectral function as a superposition of basis elements. Ideally, the basis ...
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Prerequisite of Dynamical system and applied PDE

For the further research interest, I want to focus on the application of Dynamical systems and PDE in the field of robotics and neuroscience, particularly from a mathematical points of view. ...
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Applications of Geometry to Computer Science

How is differential geometry (or any type of theoretical math) being used in computer science? Any research I have done on this topic leads me to some sort of applied math concept. I know that there ...