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Using math to help people [duplicate]

So I am currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado. I love math. From calculus to category theory to everything in between, I have tried and, for the most part, loved it. However, I ...
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Don't feel like I grasp the mathematics I'm supposed to understand

In high school, I used to spend my free time proving the formulas that we were asked to use. I'd prove loads of formulas in Calculus that we never even studied, just because I enjoyed getting to the ...
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Careers in Mathematics?

I am a college freshman, and I really like to have goals for my life, one of the big ones is my career of choice. Previously, I have always wanted to be a programmer, and I have written a lot of code. ...
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To what extent a recommendation letter about teaching will influence the application to math Ph.D program?

I'm currently in a math graduate program in the US and am applying for a Ph.D program in other universities (also in US). The problem of mine is I cannot find enough recommenders. My thought right now ...
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Are all mathematicians human calculators?

I asked my dad why he did not major in math he said "because he is not good at math". I think I like math, and I think I'm ok at it, but I'm not gifted or anything like that, I just like math. I think ...
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What is an acceptable GRE math subject score? [closed]

What is a rough estimate (median or maybe third quartile) on the math subject GRE score for a math program at the PhD level, in applied math, at a Group 2 or Group 3 school? Thanks!
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Taking Graduate Quals as an Undergrad to prepare for Grad School Applications

Sorry in advance if this is not an appropriate thread for this site, but I have seen some similar posts in the past that have garnered quite a bit of discussion. So my question is pretty simple. I ...
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Mathematical Habit

Whenever I have to do proofs or understand a concept, I start with examples and generalize. As an aspiring mathematician, I have fears that it might hurt me, especially when we have so many ...
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What is the expected mathematical repertoire of a Ph.D. program applicant?

I am an undergraduate (currently a sophomore) studying to prepare for applying to a Ph.D. program in mathematics. I have thus far structured my course selection upon the advice of a friend I met ...
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Roadmap for maths self-study for a physics undergrad wanting to pursue research in maths

I am a second year physics undergrad. After spending about an year exploring mathematical physics (QFT,solitons, etc), I have realized that maybe theoretical physics isnt my passion after all, and I ...
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Majoring in maths

Does majoring in mathematics with economics (with emphasis on mathematics) have good career prospects? Does anyone know something about this course?
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Research done by high-school students

I'm giving a talk soon to a group of high-school students about open problems in mathematics that high-school students could understand. To inspire them, I would like to give them examples of ...
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Is a good GRE score enough for a non-math graduate to be accepted in a decent pure mathematics graduate program?

I have a computer engineering degree , and i have studied several mathematics courses like single variable and multiples variables calculus , complex variables , probability , numerical analysis ... ...
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How do I know if math isn't for me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When to give up on math? Just started school again after taking a break. I was always incredibly bad at math which has been very frustrating for me my entire life. I was ...