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Where to look for “standard” ODE solutions?

I remember one day having stumbled upon a nice online resource where one could look for solutions to very general ODEs (or at least the literature names thereof), but unfortunately I forgot its ...
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How to be a successful math undergraduate student?

I am an undergratuate student in my first year of combined bachelor of electrical engineering and bachelor of mathematics. For my mathematics degree, this year I am supposed to take two math courses ...
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Online lectures for a first course in mathematical logic

I have a friend who is interested in learning math. I suggested that he learns mathematical logic. He has never learnt mathematical logic before, however I believe he has all the necessary ...
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Calculus book with different definition of derivative

I am looking for a calculus book which defines derivative as a linear approximation and not as a rate of change. Then it generalizes this notion to derivatives from $\mathbb{R^n}$ to $\mathbb{R}^m$. ...
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Getting started with contact bundles

I'm currently reading William Burke's book Applied Differential Geometry and he uses a lot in the development of Lagrangian Mechanics the notion of a Contact Bundle. He does explain intuitively what ...
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Need to learn wavelet, suggest steps and resources

I am looking for a good introduction to wavelets and wavelet transforms. that covers the following: Basics Vector Spaces – Properties– Dot Product – Basis – Dimension, Orthogonality and ...
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How to reduce predicate logic into propositional logic?

I read that predicate logic reduces into propositional logic. However, I couldn't find anything online that explains the process. Do you know where I could find an explanation? Thank you.
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Proof that diagonally dominant matrices are regular - Reference request

I know that it is easy to proof that diagonally dominant matrices are regular (non-singular) by the gershgorin circle theorem. But the theorem that diagonally dominant matrices are regular was ...
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Exercises or courses to improve logical rigor and reasoning skills

There is plenty of math that is beautiful without needing much explanation of theory, such as fractals, geometric patterns and the Game of Life, that may interest beginners in mathematics. However, if ...
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What's a good resource to learn about the simply typed lambda calculus?

I've read An Introduction to Functional Programming Through Lambda Calculus by Greg Michaelson, and found it to be a very good resource to learn about the untyped lambda calculus. However, I want to ...
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Is there a source that explains or defines terms like Theorem, Proposition, Lemma and Corollary?

I will write the German names of the following English terms in brackets as it is important that I use the correct terms. This is a question about terms and I'm not completely sure if I've ...
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Good ODE Books That Explain How Solution Methods Came To Be and Their Justifications

As part of the mathematics program offered at my college, I took an introductory ODE course a few semesters back. This was the one math course in my entire college career that I was totally lost in. ...
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Animations or Pictures of Group of Rigid Motions (or Rotations) of the Cube

Consider a cube that exactly fills a certain cubical box. As in Examples 8.7 and 8.10, the ways in which the cube can be placed into the box corresponds to a certain group of permutations of the ...
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“Bad” Mathematics in Movies

There's a website and a companion book to it about bad physics in movies, called "Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics". Similar issues may exist about mathematics: What are the differences between ...
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Tool to extrapolate data

I have daily data. 6.5315 4.9240 4.3253 3.9703 3.5932 3.2923 3.0785 3.4432 2.6213 2.4083 2.2602 2.1614 2.1351 2.0412 It looks like exponential function or ...
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Detailed Visual Introduction to Complex Numbers with Problems and Solutions

I'm aware of http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/ComplexPrimer/ComplexNumbers.aspx. It's very detailed and helpful but I'm looking for something with more pictures. It also doesn't have enough ...
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Solution manual to Larson's “Problem Solving through Problems”

I am working through Larson's "Problem Solving through Problems" (http://math.la.asu.edu/~ifulman/mat194/problem-solving.pdf) but many of the problems have neither solutions nor sources included. Does ...
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More contemporary resource for Greenberg

Is there a more modern textbook than Greenberg's forms in many variables, or a set of notes, that summarizes the developments about $C_i$ fields? Is there such a thing as $C_i$ field where $i$ is not ...
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Resources for converting a problem into a 'coefficient of $x^n$ in <exp>'

I'm getting started with generating functions, and I'm having trouble with understanding how problems get converted into 'therefore, this is is the coefficient of $x^n$ in such-and-such'. Does anyone ...
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Online testing systems with extensive question banks?

Some months ago I asked a question about online testing systems here: Online homework/testing systems? I am still searching for the best system to use with my students. When I asked that earlier ...
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Resources on Stone-Čech compactification

I'm currently studying R.C. Walker's book on the subject which seems quite extensive and detailed. I've also been skimming through Hindman and Strauss's book Algebra in the Stone-Čech ...
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Is there a 'Mathematics wiki' analogous to 'String theory wiki'?

I came across this site and am wondering if there is a similar page for Mathematics or its sub-areas. Would be very nice if there is one such site which provides 'canonical' references for each sub ...
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A Proof of Bruns' Theorem

I am looking for a proof of Bruns' Theorem. Theorem: The 10 classical integrals of the three-body problem are the only algebraically independent integrals of this 18-degree-of-freedom system.
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Bertrands theorem. The principle of least curvature.

Theorem: If a given set of impulses is applied to different points of a system in motion (either holonomic or nonholonomic), then the kinetic energy of the resulting motion is greater than the ...
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Absolutely rough planes

What is an absolutely rough plane? Can you give an analytical expression of one? Why cannot a rigid body slide on a rough plane? Why does the point of contact not move in an infinitesimal movement of ...
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Learning times tables?

I have some weird gaps in my learning, I can do lambda calculus and some basic category theory, but I do not know how to do some of the most basic of arithmetic. (I am in my mid 20s) Seeing this gap ...
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Online homework/testing systems?

I have been using Pearson's MyMathLab Global with my Engineering students. I appreciate its convenience, but the students find its inflexibility annoying (if an answer is expected to be 1.5, then the ...
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Competition style mathematics

I'm currently 18 years old and only as of the part year taken a strong interest in maths. I'm working with my school curriculum (UK a-level) and receiving A grades so I am happy with this. However I ...
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MOOCs for college-level discrete math?

Specifically I am looking for short lectures (and quizzes) on specific topics. (like Khan Academy offers) Topics I am learning about include; Intro logic-theory + set-theory Notation, negation, ...
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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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Producing tree diagrams of formulae and expressions. (software request)

By "tree," let us mean a tree that is finite, ordered and rooted; but not necessarily binary (that is, every node can have an arbitrary number of children). Under the definition, most mathematical ...
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What is a good source of problem-solving type problems?

I am not looking for contest problems where there is a clever trick or a standard approach, I am looking for more creative and open-ended problems such as this , and I am not looking for questions ...
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A website where I can evaluate a definite integral and also get a step-by-step solution

Does anyone know of a site where I can evaluate a definite integral and also get a step-by-step solution? Help appreciated. Thanks.
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Toddler introductions to higher mathematics

I bought my youngest (now 10 months old) "Introductory Calculus For Infants" by Omi Inouye a while back. It's actually an ABC book about the letter x and how no one ever plays with him until he meets ...
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Any two Poincare’s maps for a periodic phase space are diffeomorphic

My lectures examine in detail Poincare’s map for dynamical systems with a periodic trajectory. They, however, mention only in passing the construction for a dynamical system with a periodic phase ...
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Need a source for the following result: From $v \in H^1$ and $f$ Lipschitz it follows that $f(v) \in H^1$.

I am looking for a source of the following (or a similar) result: If $v \in H^1(\Omega,\mathbb{C})$ on a bounded domain $\Omega$ and $f: R(v) \to \mathbb{C}$ is Lipschitz continuous, then $f(v) ...
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Calculator for real and complex parts of a polynomial.

Does anyone know of a nice calculator for calculating the real and complex parts of a complex polynomial. Say, for example, I want to write the polynomial $p(z)=z^3+2z^2+1$ as a function ...
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Where can I calculate the exponential of a matrix online?

Where can I exponentiate a $3\times 3$ matrix like $\left[\begin{array}{ccc} 0 & 1 & 0\\ 1 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & 0 & 0 \end{array}\right]$ online? Is there some website where this ...
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Overview of basic facts about Cauchy functional equation

The Cauchy functional equation asks about functions $f \colon \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ such that $$f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y).$$ It is a very well-known functional equation, which appears in various areas of ...
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Study regimen for discrete mathematics? - Lack high-school maths…

I have just gotten into college, and will be studying mathematics from next semester. (this course) Unfortunately I did not study mathematics for the last 2-3 years of high-school mathematics. What ...
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Online Model Theory Classes

Since "model theory" is kind of too general naming, I have encountered with lots of irrelevant results (like mathematical modelling etc.) when I searched for some videos on the special mathematical ...
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Missing Exercises in Elementary Number Theory by Underwood Dudley.

I'm a beginner in math and I just started studying Elementary Number Theory by Dudley. So far I'm impressed, but I've noticed that the book does not include all the solutions to the exercises they ...
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Math school online?

As a hobbyist programmer with little to no math skills (no science skills either, thank you religious schools) I am finding math encroaching on my life more and more often. I have always laughed and ...
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Looking for a source of an infinite trigonometric summation and other such examples.

Question: If $x \neq 0$, then prove that $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac1{2^n} \tan\left(\dfrac{x}{2^n}\right) = \dfrac1{x} - \cot x.$ My answer: I proved this result by using the ...
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Differential Geometry Video Lectures

I know there's a similar question here, however since what I found there wasn't what I was looking for I thought on creating a new question. I'm studying Differential Geometry through Spivak's book "A ...
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What kind of math topics exist?

What kind of math topics exist? The question says everything I want to know, but for more details: I enjoy studying mathematics but the problem is that I can't find any information with a summary ...
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A matrix has a real logarithm if it has a positive spectrum.

The title is a proposition I read in my notes that's left with no proof. Where can I read one?
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Dynamical Systems. Bendixson's and Dulac-Bendixson's theorems.

I am looking for a place to read the proofs of Bendixsons and Dulac-Bendixsons theorems. Namely let D be a simply connected set and the following system be defined in D. $$\dot x=P(x,y)$$ $$\dot ...
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Finding equations of lines

I'm sitting an exam soon and have been revising for a while but I sometimes get stuck with questions that I know are simple but still have no idea about how to do them at all! Please explain to me how ...
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Order of operations

Looking for a source that lists every possible proper order of operations. The reason for this is that I made a mistake with fractional exponents, I don't want to make this mistake again.