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Best Math books or apps for adults to learn math from the beginning

I lost a possible job because I didn't know how to multiply and subtract negative valued integers. I also don't know how fraction manipulation works. What reference books can I read that can help for ...
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0answers
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Computer-aided study of elementary geometry

As a beginning student of elementary (euclidean plane) geometry, so far, I have gotten the impression that there are two major approaches to geometries: naive vs axiomatic. Being a humanities student ...
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What are good introductory books on the various math software packages?

I feel like I've finally gotten a good grip on mathcad, and would now like to start going through the other popular software packages (Mathematica, Maple, and Matlab). Could anybody recommend general ...
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Is there any software that can replace scratch paper

I am doing a lot of simplification of length equations and wonder if there is any good software/editor that can save me some effort and scratch paper. I don't need the software to calculate, just need ...
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1answer
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Tool for generating mathematical billiards

i'm currently looking for some program which can generate arbitrary mathematical billiards and trajectories inside them. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks/ Mats
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1answer
67 views

Which math software?

As a math student interested in mathematical modelling, which math software should I start with (mathematica, matlabe, octave, or what else?)?
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2answers
101 views

Books to learn how to use matlab, mathematica, octave and latex

I need some good books to learn how to use these efficiently: 1)Matlab 2)Mathematica 3)Octave 4)LaTeX Thank you.
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2answers
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CAS for algebraic geometry, which one?

I use Maple to compute Groebner bases and find it very efficient/fast for my current needs. However, several introductory textbooks on algebraic geometry refer to Singular, which I never used before. ...
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1answer
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software for rational points on quartic plane curves

Faltings' theorem tells us the number of rational points on a smooth quartic plane curve is finite. Question: Is there any software for computing all the rational points over $\mathbb{Q}$ on a given ...
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3answers
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TeX editor with instant preview [closed]

I'm looking for a TeX editor with instant preview just has we have here on MSE. I tried asking the folks at TeX Exchange, but they were no help at all, so don't bother migrating or whatever. If this ...
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1answer
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How to compute rational or integer points on elliptic curves

This is an attempt to get someone to write a canonical answer, as discussed in this meta thread. We often have people come to us asking for solutions to a diophantine equation which, after some clever ...
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A list of books for discovering mathematics using computer software

I'm searching for books that allow one to discover/experiment with mathematics by using computer environments such as Mathematica/Magma/Magma/Pari-GP, etc. Until now, I discovered these: ...
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2answers
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How to cite preprints from arXiv?

Obviously when writing a math research paper it is good to cite one's references. However, with the advent of arXiv, oftentimes a paper is only available on arXiv while is awaits the long process of ...
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Need (free) software to plot recursively defined functions.

I need software to plot $$P_{n+1}(x) = \frac{n}{m}\left\{ P_{n-1}(x)-\frac{x^{n}}{n} \right\} $$ given that $$P_0(x) = \exp\left(\displaystyle \frac{mx^2}{2}\right)\int_0^x \exp\left(-\displaystyle ...
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A digital notebook for Mathematics?

When I studied math 15 years ago, I was dreaming of having a math repository with tags to navigate between the different entries. I imagined it would come eventually to the market, and was hopefull ...
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3answers
203 views

Looking for a Drawing Program

I am writing a math exam and I'd like to include a picture. I want a free drawing program so that I can draw the coordinate axes with a unit circle. Inscribed in the unit circle will be a hexagon. ...
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2answers
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Learning to use MAGMA

I'm trying to learn to use MAGMA for research in group theory, but it's been slow going. I've been using the MAGMA handbook provided online, but it's rather hard to learn with. I feel like it's hard ...
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1answer
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Formula/Constant creation software

let me first add that I am a very visual person and as such I have a really hard time developing any kind of formula or constants that express my ideas, without a large amount of visual feedback. ...
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Software to draw links or knots

I am looking for software that can aid me in drawing knots and links. There are of course (examples) knotplotters all over the web, but they can only draw specific knots. What I am looking for is the ...
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2answers
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publishing an article which contains abstract math and programming on arxiv or journal

I have a soft question. I currently study abstract math which includes group theory. On the other hand, I have strong background in c++, data structures etc. So, most of the time I end up with an ...