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Where do I best learn informal set theory?

I want to learn math for machine learning, and I want to start with informal set theory. I was reading 'naive set theory' (1960) by halmos, and it didn't seem to contain modern set notations. If ...
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Recommended second textbook for dynamical systems?

I recently finished a course on dynamical systems supplemented by Strogatz's textbook. There are a few parts of the book that we didn't cover (in particular, the material on fractals), but the ...
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Is there any significant difference between these two books about Fourier analysis?

I'm going to use the following text by Folland in a class. But since it seems that it's not as widely used as standard texts like the following text by Stein, I'd like to know how they can be compared ...
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Existence of the Square in “Squaring the Circle” Problem

I understand that a square with area $\pi$ cannot be constructed using straightedge and compass. But such a square surely exists (and can be constructed through other means), right? If I'm right, I'm ...
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Good books about elliptic integralsa, hypergeometric and special functions

Can you please tell me some good books from where I can learn elliptic integrals and special functions like hypergeometric functions?
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Companion Books for Rudin's PMA

S.E friends, I am a college sophomore with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. I wrote this email to seek your recommendation on selecting the introductory analysis textbook, particularly ...
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Self contained book on Ricci Flow/Geometric Analysis

Can someone please tell me whether there is any self contained book on Geometric Analysis/Ricci Flow/analytic techniques used in Riemannian Geometry? By self contained I mean it does not assume that ...
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Reference request for stochastic process

I studied the book, "Probability, Random Variables and Random Signal Principles" by Peyton Peebles. And I am a little bit familiar with statistical analysis like signal estimation and detection. In ...
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What is the name of this book?

Anyone knows the name of this book: http://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/pdf/pubs/books/meg/meg_ch12.pdf? I've already tried to find it online and in the maa catalog without success. I need help. ...
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Books on vector analytic geometry

I'm looking for books about analytic geometry which covers affine change of coordinates,equivalence of conics by affine and projective change of coordinates, etc. using vectors. I would like a book in ...
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Seeking Recommendation on Number Theory textbooks [on hold]

S.E advisers, I am a college sophomore with double majors in mathematics and Russian language. I wrote this email to seek a recommendation on good introductory textbooks for number theory. I will ...
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Book Suggestion for Statistics

I recently finished my Masters in Mathematics, more incline to analysis and algebra. I do not know if I should blame my school for laying a poor foundation in statistics or I should blame myself for ...
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Required sub-chapters or more materials needed to learn Statistical Inference other than my textbooks

My school is using new curriculum now and chapter "Statistical Inference" appears in my textbooks. Now I'm at second level of senior high school. I have two books, each of them has own sub-chapters ...
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How to understand if one is eligible for research?

What are the eligibility criteria for one to undergo research in Mathematics? Or should I place the question as what virtues of a student are given importance when one is interviewed for a PhD ...
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Ideas for math problem solving class for undergraduate students in university

In our university there is a huge gap between two group of students. a group of them came from Math Olympiad competitions and have a very strong background from high school but others, they have just ...
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Literature about Ultrafilters

I am in the early stages of planning my senior project and was wondering if anybody had some recommendations of literature about the applications of ultrafilters in social choice theory, along with ...
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Book recommendation for Abstract Algebra

Hello fellow members of Math StackExchange! Since this is my first post here, I should start with a little introduction of myself. I've recently finished the second year of math at university and I ...
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What is the best Shafarevich's algebraic geometry book for beginners?

What is the difference between these books from Shafarevich: Basic Algebraic Geometry and Basic Algebraic Geometry 1: Varieties in Projective Space? I suppose the second one is better for beginner ...
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Book recommendations for reading A. Okounkov and A. Vershik's approach for complex irreducible representations of symmetric groups?

Does anybody have book recommendations for reading A. Okounkov and A. Vershik's approach for complex irreducible representations of symmetric groups? Preferably, I am looking for a book that is ...
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Textbook on infinite loop spaces

I'm looking for a good update reference covering the material in first three chapters of "Adams, Infinite loop spaces" (specially construction of delooping functors and group completion) with exact ...
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How to remember a proof for a long time

A very basic question of mine: Whenever I read a proof I am able to remember it only for a couple of months. But I really want to remember it for at least one year or so if not more. Is it the ...
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Fun, interesting, slightly advanced books

I came across a really interesting thread in the Internet where the author was asking for fun, but serious Maths book recommendations. I saw plenty of excellent books being recommended there and ...
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Seeking Recommendation on Theoretical Multivariable Calculus textbooks

I am a college sophomore with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. I wrote this email to seek your advice on selecting a theoretical, proof-based textbook on the multivariable calculus. I ...
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Mathematics books that tell you what is really happening? [closed]

Many book I've read teach you symblobic manipulations instead of pointing out what's really happening. So my question would be: what mathematics textbooks don't do that? Books that rather than listing ...
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A “Theorem Style” Problem Book in Differential Geometry

I am trying to teach myself differential geometry using Lee's Introduction to Smooth Manifolds. To test my understanding, and learn the subject better, I am looking for a good problem book in ...
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Is there a companion to the book 'A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics' by George S. Carr?

A Synopsis of Elementary Results in Pure and Applied Mathematics by George S. Carr is as most of you probably know a book that was famously used by the great mathematician Ramanujan. It is said he ...
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good analysis book forself-study

As I have to study Analysis(against my liking)(see my previous post) now ,I am wondering what would a good book for me to start with? I have a basic knowledge about analysis although not so thorough ...
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Websites or books on modelling

I have some operational data that I'm looking to model. However I'm a bit lost as to where to start. I'm looking for some websites or books on modelling data. Can anyone provide some advice?
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Calculus books recommendation (intermediate level)

:) I would like to ask for some intermediate level textbook for calculus (single variable), or, at least, some supplement to Spivak's Calculus for better understanding on how to approach and solve ...
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Calculus book with interesting examples

I need to prepare presentation about calculus, paying special attention for examination of function of one variable. I am not very advances in the topic, but I'm looking for book which contains ...
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Problem sets for Combinatorics?

I'm taking a class in Discrete Math at the moment and our prescribed text doesn't have much in the way of problem sets and solutions so I'm finding it difficult to practice. Does anyone have any ...
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I need a good reference in topology [duplicate]

Can someone please give the title of a good topology book with exercises, preferably written by a master in the field Actually, i have basic notions like compactness, completeness, connectedness and ...
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Book Recommendation for mathematical finance

Does anyone know a book which covers topics on: Brownian Motion Martingales Stochastic Calculus Stochastic Differential Equations Options pricing. Black-Scholes model Fundamental Theorems. ...
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Partial Differential Equations Methodology

I am currently studying PDE's i got an almost standard methodology for the First order PDe's mostly using the characteristic's Method.Now Im on the Second order Pde's .So i wanted to get some things ...
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Best books about notation

I am reading A History of Mathematical Notations and I would love to read further about the trends and advantages of different notations in mathematics, pure or applied. Is there any good book or ...
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Good books of naive set theory

Is there a good book naive set theory which prove important theorems and propositions like: The rational numbers are countable The real numbers are not countable $card \ (0,1)=card\ ...
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Teaching cardinality

I would like to give a class of 60 minutes to my undergraduate students about cardinality. I would like to begin with the definition of cardinality and end with one or two good application of this ...
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Algebra book that covers algebras

I'm looking for a good algebra book that covers algebras. We are currently using Rotman's Advanced Modern Algebra for my algebra class, but unfortunately it only covers algebras as a subtopic of ...
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Can anyone suggest a book on Fourier Analysis containing many good problems

I am taking a basic course in Fourier Analysis in my undergrad Analysis class and I know the theory and related theorems. However, this is a relatively new zone for me and I would like a book that ...
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A Book treating Real and Functional Analysis

An engineer would like to read further in details the above mentioned topics, I understand those are two separate topics on their own. But I was looking for a book treating both subjects with good ...
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Trig substitutions

What is the name of a textbook where one could find a good overview of trig substitutions for integration. I currently own Apostol's Vol. 1 & 2 and Vol. 2 doesn't touch them and Vol 1 is almost ...
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Book Suggestion, Analysis (Multivariable Calculus)

I am doing my 4th Analysis course. Now we are doing functions from $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ to $\mathbb{R}^{m}$ And we are talking about differentiabiity . I have a lot of problems understanding the course ...
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Multivariable/Vector Calculus Textbook Recommendation Please!

S.E friends, I am a college sophomore with a major in mathematics. I am trying to self-study multivariable and vector calculus (they means the same, right?) and prepare for Summer course on ...
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Good text on Differential manifolds?

I am new in field of topology.I am finding to read good self readable text on differential manifolds.
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Number of non-isomorphic groups of order $n$

$G$ is a group of order $n=p_1p_2....p_k$ then how to find the number of non-isomorphic groups of order $n$ where $p_i's$ are distinct primes I can find the number of number of non-isomorphic ...
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Book of solving optimization problems

I am new in the field of the research about the optimal problems for communication. However, I found that it is very hard for me to understand some methods of optimization such as Frita-John ...
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References for Worst-case max-min approach

I am looking for some good references for the max-min approach. Can someone kindly give me here? Specially when the max-min problem is solved by using a slack variable and additional constraints. I ...
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Manifolds, coordinate systems, books

Which books, say Lee's Introduction to Smooth Manifolds or Munkres' Analysis on Manifolds explains how the theory of a differentiable manifolds can be used to solve a problem that is expressed in a ...
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Introductory Text about Riemannian Manifolds

Some of my friends and me want to study the subject of Riemannian manifolds, and we are looking for an introductory text to study that subject. We studied differential geometry, and are about to ...
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Book recommendation to prepare for geometry in the International Mathematical Olympiad

What is the best book for preparation for "Geometry" for IMO? I've been searching one for past many weeks, got loads of names but couldn't finalize one, please help me.