The [application] tag is meant for questions about applications of mathematical concepts and theorems to a more practical use (e.g. real world usage, less-abstract mathematics, etc.)

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Finding the height of a bouncing ball. (Using the geometric series in an applied setting)

I am doing a problem in a textbook (Boas' Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences) where a ball is dropped from a height of one yard and the sum of vertical distance in each drop is the series: ...
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Application of Dimensional Analysis Problem

It is given that the radius $R$, in meters, of the expansion of a liquid in the soil is given by $t$ (time elapsed since the liquid was released), the mass $M$ of the liquid released and of the ...
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Is LU decomposition of matrices efficient for today's standards?

This is in the spirit of a previous question of mine about the efficiency of the QR algorithm. The reason for asking is that I want to motivate some students, and I'm also curious. I do understand ...
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Truth Tables in Real Life

Are truth tables something that can be used in real life, or are they merely something that philosophers would have used? And by real life I mean outside of mathematics. I already know that we use ...
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Why stronger norm defines weak local minimizer? [closed]

Why the stronger norm defines weak local minimizer, while the weaker norm defines strong local minimizer?
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Applying linear algebra to solve a problem in mechanical equilibrium

I came across the following problem in "Introduction to Applied Mechanics" by Gilbert Strang, and am a little confused about the solution to this problem. The following figure shows the problem. ...
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A prove for information restoration with 2 schedules that delete information

What kind of mathematics or technique do I need to use the following? Just pointing me in the right direction is also helpful as I love mathematics but I am not so good at it. It's a problem I have ...
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Does there exist some relations between Cryptography and Algebraic Topology?

We know that there are many application of Cryptography in our real life. Are there any relation between Cryptography and Algebraic Topology? If yes, please suggest me some link or books. Thanks ...
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What are some applications of real analysis? [duplicate]

What are some applications of real analysis? Can someone post a simple example of how real analysis can solve such problems?
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what are some applications of group theory [duplicate]

what are some applications of group theory? Group theory seems to be rather abstract.
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What are some applications of elementary linear algebra outside of math?

I'm TAing linear algebra next quarter, and it strikes me that I only know one example of an application I can present to my students. I'm looking for applications of elementary linear algebra outside ...
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If $2000 m^{2}$ of material is used to to construct a box…,then what is the largest possible volume of the box?

If $2000 m^{2}$ of material is used to to construct a rectangular box with a square base and an open top,then what is the largest possible volume of the box? I put an equation for the volume : $V = ...
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Water Flow Rate

I am doing a software development code to dispense water for which I need to find the its flow rate. The tank can hold around $300$ liters of water and has only a $1/2$" inch ($.75$ cm inch diameter) ...
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Examples of applications of category theory to chemistry

What is some simple application of category theory to chemistry, namely, something that is much easier to do in chemistry with category theory than without. It does not need to be bleeding edge, or to ...
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Applications of resolution of singularities

I would to know applications of Resolution of Singularities, this means what is profits of having a resolution of singularities of a variety both in and out of mathematics and both in positive and ...
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Solving Kepler's second law

Kepler's second law, about equal areas in equal times, is a differential equation: it gives velocity as a function of location. Where are the best expository accounts of the process of solving this ...
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What did homogeneous coordinates allow 19th century mathematicians to do?

I read about Mobius developing Barycentric and homogeneous coordinates, and I read about homogeneous coordinates and what they are and I'm totally on board with taking a line from the origin and ...
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An $\Bbb{R}\to\Bbb{R}$ function with two plateaus of different heights and a valley

I am looking for a $\Bbb{R}\to\Bbb{R}$ function $f$ with two plateaus of different heights and a valley. The function has a minimum for $x=a$ and $f(a)=b$. The first (the one for smaller $x$) ...
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Pairing Two Point Clouds

So I have two point clouds $X$ and $Y$ each with $N$ points in the familiar $\mathbb{R}^3$ euclidian 3D space. I then have an inter-point distance $d(\vec x_i,\vec y_j)$ which is zero if $\vec x_i$ is ...
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Application for interpolating periodic B-spline

I need to draw a cubic C^2 continous, closed (periodic boundary conditions) B-spline which should interpolate a set of control points. If possible it would be great if I could specify the knot vector. ...
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A comprehensive book on Applied Mathematics for beginners

The Princeton Companion To Mathematics is described on Wikipedia thus: The book concentrates primarily on modern pure mathematics rather than applied mathematics, although it does also cover both ...
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What is an elementary yet important application of matrix in finance?

What is an elementary yet important application of matrix in finance? I have difficulty to read anything intermediate/advanced associated with this topics, hopefully I can find something interesting ...
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Question about homotopy equivalence

I have this proof but I don't understand why $i\circ j$ induces a homotopy equivalence, and how to see $j_*$ is injective at the level of homology? $X$ is a Banach space
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Classifying growth as percent increase.

So I have been thinking about resource consumption a lot after watching the most important video you will ever see. It is pretty long so I will summarize it as follows, the professor makes a strong ...
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Applications of derivatives outside mathematics and physics

I've been teaching calculus for several years and have some doubts about whether derivatives (and integration techniques) of common functions are useful and important outside mathematics and physics. ...
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(Possible) application of Sarason interpolation theorem

This question is related to the following Wikipedia article on Nevanlinna–Pick interpolation. At the end it has been written as Pick–Nevanlinna interpolation was introduced into robust control by ...
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Root finding: Distance b/w 2 objects = 0. (and other examples of finding roots?)

Can someone explain general uses of finding roots? I understand you can find roots to help manually graph a function, but there's gotta be more. For example, in video games, I recall something about ...
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What happens if you follow the sun?

Travelling around for quite a while and sometimes, well, just following the sun, today the question occurred to me: What happens if you really do this? So let's say some point is moving along the ...
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What are applications of the Brauer group?

A said in the title, I would like to know some applications of the Brauer group of a field. In what fields of mathematics are they useful, for instance? Or perhaps they're useful outside mathematics?
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Any book on timeline of progress of Math concepts and applications [closed]

I was wondering if there is any book that chronicles the progress of Math over the centuries and also mentions about how/when applications of various theories were discovered/invented. I have been ...
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Questions about the formula for inductive reactance and $Z_t$

I am currently on the inductors unit in my Navy schooling and I have two questions about these formulas that I learned about. As I'm aware, the ability of an inductor to concentrate a magnetic field ...
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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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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 ...