Questions related to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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Simplify the Complex Fraction

I am having trouble with the following complex fraction. I have simplified everything for the most part, but I am stuck on the last part and need to know what I have to do next. ...
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Two questions on the UK's Taught Course Networks [on hold]

In the UK, the EPSRC is funding 6 Taught Course Networks which allows graduate students from different universities to follow a same math-related course: Taught Course Center (a few including ...
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What's your favorite proof accessible to a general audience? [closed]

What math statement with proof do you find most beautiful and elegant, where such is accessible to a general audience, meaning you could state, prove, and explain it to a general audience in ...
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Online classes/books in multivariable calculus?

So does anyone know of any good online courses in multivariable calculus? (Or in a possible alternative leap of curriculum, if said path has proven to be better/moar interesting.) I'm coming straight ...
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Video Lessons in Complex Analysis

Does anybody have some link for good video lessons of a complete course in Complex Analysis? Grateful.
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Severe problems with math undestanding

Recently (although still in high school) I've been at university, more precisely at information science engineering as apprenticeship. I want to become an operating system programmer but I severely ...
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books about relation between Mathematics and reality and life? [on hold]

Which books I should read to understand better Mathematics? Intuition books to understand better Maths. The books show clearly the relation between Mathematics and reality and life.
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Sum of digits and product of digits is equal (3 digit number)

My child got a question in school (grade) that is: Find biggest and smallest 3 digits number, which has sum of it's digits equal to product of those digits. Help please since I cannot explain my ...
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Maths Economics Question

The demand for rail travel is $Q^d = 600 - 2P$ where quantity is thousands of train journeys per quarter and $P$ is in £ per journey. How much would the consumer surplus change if rising cost of ...
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A question on the remainders of integer division

This is a question on the remainders of integer division from my student. Notations. Let $p$ be a positive odd prime integer. We write $r_{i,j}$ for the remainder of $i \times j \div p$. Now for an ...
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Linear Motion: Initial velocity [closed]

How long does it take a car traveling with an initial velocity of 25 m/s and accelerating at a rate of 5 m/s2 to travel 1500 meters? Need some help answering this question
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Explanation of $\textrm{argmax}_j{z_jt}$ and how to implement it

I'm struggling with one equation within a subtour elimination constraint. $$\sum_{i \in S} \sum_{j \in S, j<i} y^t_{ij} \le \sum_{i \in S} z_{it} -z_{kt} \quad S \subseteq M \quad t \in T \quad ...
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Difference between maths in physics degree and maths in a maths degree

I asked this question on the Physics site, but it got closed, so I'll try here. Basically, I was wondering what are the main differences between the maths you learn in a mathematics degree and the ...
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How to improve my these specific math skills? [closed]

I am student of CS. Problem is, I feel that I don't have enough math knowledge to solve mathematical problems. When some programming problems arises which needs some math skills to solve then despite ...
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What is the (mathematical) point of straightedge and compass constructions?

The ancient discipline of construction by straightedge and compass is both fascinating and entertaining. But what is its significance in a mathematical sense? It is still taught in high school ...
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Solve an equation need expert advise [closed]

I would like to get expert guidance to prove the below equation. To prove $\forall n \in N\ (n>1\to n! < n^n)$
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What are Basis images?

I have read that using Fourier transformation we can decompose any arbitrary image into orthogonal basis images and reconstruct it back. But what are basis images actually?
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On the definition of sphere in analytic geometry…

Last year, when I was teaching mathematics (analytic geometry) for one of my clever freands, I arrived to the definition of sphere. I said Fix $r>0$, An sphere is the set of all triples ...
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Condition for Rectangle and Square to have the same area

Prove that if a rectangle and a square has the same area if and only if the length of the square is the geometric mean of the side length of the rectangle. I'm not sure how to start this problem. ...
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Prerequisites to Learning Real Analysis

I am a freshman, rising sophomore that is interested in learning Real Analysis, since it is required for many higher mathematics subjects. I have currently Calculus I, II, and Linear Algebra. Is ...
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Physical analogies of a math concepts [closed]

In a post Terence Tao explained a very nice way to think about convolution and noted that "one should try to use physical intuition to model mathematical concepts whenever one can". I found this very ...
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Finding amount of Days it will take for a Dam to empty

So say I have a dam, with a max capacity of 3,538,000 acres FT of water. It's currently storing 1,796,250 acre FT of water. Water is flowing IN at a rate of 1,050 cubic-FT per second, and out flowing ...
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What happens with a sign?

I have something simple to ask, but it often confuses me. What happens with number-sign when it crosses over the equal sign or less-than and greater-than sign. I have an example. $$1-3x\geq0$$ ...
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Basic simultaneous equation with logarithms

Question Solve giving your answers as exact fractions, the simultaneous equations : $$8^y = 4^{2x + 3} \tag{1}$$ $$\log_2 y = \log_2x + 4 \tag{2}$$ I think that the RHS of eq 1 can be split up, ...
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Mathematical Thinking - How does it work? [closed]

Not only am I hoping you can answer my question, but perhaps refine my question itself. Unfortunately it is something I do not know how to ask, but I will give it my best attempt. Either I ask it, or ...
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Is it ill-advised to read books casually for entertainment? [closed]

I'm a student who has about a year (and a few months) to go before entering a university and I've been reading some math books recently. I'm on Chapter 6 on Rudin's PMA, Chapter 5 in Munkres' Analysis ...
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Real or Complex Analysis next quarter?

I apologize if this is the wrong place for to ask a question about a math course I should take, but I didn't see a better stack-exchange forum for this. Long story short, I am a fourth-year chem PhD ...
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Scale Factor meaning

I need to do this fast because tomorrow I got math exam and suddenly my friend said that scale factor is tested (Basic ones)None of my friend understands...But my question is 1.If I were to get a ...
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Criterion for Improvement

I was recently asked the question "How do you know when you've become a better mathematician/better at mathematics?," and I realized that at that moment I did not have a valid answer, since I have ...
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Is it worth proving every theorem you learn?

Ever since I determined mathematics - mainly set theory and number theory - was my main passion, and I began learning mathematics formally outside of the curriculum posed within secondary schools I ...
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Differential equation concerning echolocation

I am in the process of trying to solve a differential equation using MATLAB. Given information is the following: $$ c(z) = 4800 - 20.2090 + \frac{17.3368z}{1000}+272.9057e^\frac{-0.7528z}{1000} $$ ...
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Differentiate between Fourier analysis and Fourier decomposition

I am a beginner. I am confused between two terms i.e. Fourier analysis and Fourier decomposition.I don't understand when to use Fourier analysis term and when to use Fourier decomposition term. It ...
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Refuting the Anti-Cantor Cranks

I occasionally have the opportunity to argue with anti-Cantor cranks, people who for some reason or the other attack the validity of Cantor's diagonalization proof of the uncountability of the real ...
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How to fill my mathematical gaps?

To do the story short, I became interested in mathematics in a serious way like two years ago, I'm currently in graduate school, but the problem is that my mathematical background is not as good as ...
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The meaning of various equality symbols

I'm interested in knowing what is the meaning of the various equality symbols: $=,\sim, \cong,\approx,\equiv$. For example, the speed of a car $V$ in m/s: what would be the meaning of each of these ...
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What are the primary disadvantages of Dummit and Foote's abstract algebra text (3rd ed.)?

I have done a fair amount of research concerning which abstract algebra book to "settle down into"; that is, I wanted to pick an algebra text and really commit to it as my "primary text," more or ...
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Undergraduate Research Thesis

1. General background information ★ At my university [whose name I will omit] the following practices are customary: ● During their third year of study, students have approximately $4$ ...
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Explaining intersections to a 6th grader

$A=\{1,2,3,4,5\}$ $B=\emptyset$ How to explain to a learner from 6th grade the result for $A \cap B$ ? For a 6th grade student, it could be difficult to understand why the result is $\emptyset$. ...
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Help Finding the Equation of a Line with a Given a Point and a Slope

I have been receiving a lot of help today and I really appreciate it, I am nearing the end of my class and need help studying for my final. In my review I came across a problem that i am having ...
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Help understanding how to factor completely $x^3-x^2-x+1$

I need someone to help explain the steps to completely factor the problem $x^3-x^2-x+1$. Here is what I have done so far: $x^3-x^2-x+1$ to $x^3-x^2+-1(x+1)$ Since there is a ...
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High School Geometry problem with a triangle and trapezoid in a larger triangle.

In school, I have an assignment to write a problem for geometry students. I have written the following problem. Draw triangle ABC. Let the height have magnitude h. Draw a line segment, DE, which is ...
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How to get the most out of attending a conference talk or a research presentation?

I'll say up front that I imagine there's a resource for this somewhere, but I was unable to find it. I've been attending conference talks and research presentations for about a year at my university, ...
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Line Drawing Using Bresenham Algorithm

Indicate which raster locations would be chosen by Bersenham’s algorithm when scan converting a line from screen co-ordinates (1,1) to (8,5). First the straight values (initial values) must be found ...
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Best program for creating educational math animations?

I'm looking for recommendations on what program to use for creating mathematical animations. These animations will be used in creating educational videos for high school math -- Trigonometry first, ...
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Get an alternate form of an equation

I am trying to prove the following limit value: $$\lim_{n\to \infty} \frac{n^3 + 1}{n^2 +1} = \infty$$ But how does $$\frac{n^3 + 1}{n^2 +1}$$ become this $n + \frac{1 - n}{n^2 +1}$?
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How many counts the square number?

For example I have a number is $55$. Can I check this for how many counts number's square create this number. For example I have $55$ So, I know this number total from 5 number, which are $$55 = ...
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Why is it important to recognize CRT establishes an isomorphism between $Z/p\#Z$ and $Z/qZ$

As I understand it, it is well known that CRT can be used to show that $Z/p\#Z$ as a ring is isomorphic to the product of the finite fields $Z/qZ$ where $q$ ranges over the primes up to $p$. For ...
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How many sides does a circle have?

My son is in 2nd grade. His math teacher gave the class a quiz, and one question was this: If a triangle has 3 sides, and a rectangle has 4 sides, how many sides does a circle have? My first ...
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Is self study of proof-based mathematics difficult?

I heard from a renowned Mathematician that self study of proof based Mathematics is extremely difficult as there is not only right and wrong but also degree's of correctness. So without a teacher ...