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Best Sets of Lecture Notes and Articles

Let me start by apologizing if there is another thread on math.se that subsumes this. I was updating my answer to the question here during which I made the claim that "I spend a lot of time sifting ...
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Are mathematical articles on Wikipedia reliable?

I know that Wikipedia gets a bad rap, and it seems like some teachers of mine have nothing better to do in class than harp on about the Great Academic Pastime of calling Wikipedia untrustworthy, but ...
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List of Interesting Math Blogs

I have the one or other interesting Math blog in my feedreader that I follow. It would be interesting to compile a list of Math blogs that are interesting to read, and do not require research-level ...
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List of interesting math podcasts?

mathfactor is one I listen to. Does anyone else have a recommendation?
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Online tool for making graphs (vertices and edges)?

Anyone know of an online tool available for making graphs (as in graph theory - consisting of edges and vertices)? I have about 36 vertices and even more edges that I wish to draw. (why do I have so ...
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Is there a good “bridge” between high school math and the more advanced topics?

I love math and would like to know more of it. However, whenever I try to pick up a book on what I consider to be "advanced" mathematical topics, I often have a hard time understanding some of the ...
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How do I find partners for study?

I want to find partners to study some post-graduate topics together online (because I'm pretty much out of steam as far as self-study goes, and I have problems finding a decent grad school). Are there ...
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Online resources for learning Mathematics

Not sure if this is the place for it, but there are similar posts for podcasts and blogs, so I'll post this one. I'd be interested in seeing a list of online resources for mathematics learning. As ...
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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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Do free online collaborative solution manuals exist?

I'm not a mathematician by training and a rarely come in contact with mathematicians. For this reason I find solution manuals to be incredibly useful - reading them allows me to see how experienced ...
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Chatting about mathematics (with real-time LaTeX rendering)

Do you know about some tools which can be used for online chat about mathematics? In particular, I am interested in software which would be able to render LaTeX formulas. (Since LaTeX is probably the ...
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How to search the internet for strings that consist mostly of math notation?

Is there a trick to search the internet for math notation? For example what if I want to search the internet for "X / ~" ? The default google search is useless for this and for similar searches ...
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Video lectures on Real Analysis?

One of the most annoying gaps in my math education is Real analysis. I tried hard, but all I could find are either Harvey Mudd College lectures or MathDoctorBob. The latter are too short and the ...
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Useful mathematical fora

I want to ask about various mathematical fora and discussion boards available online. I think it might be useful to have such a list here at Math.SE. If I may suggest, it could be useful to keep one ...
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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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What does Khan Academy have to offer? Depth? Rigor?

Khan Academy - http://www.khanacademy.org/ - is often cited as a great online resource for learning mathematics and other subjects. I have heard many good things about this website and was wondering ...
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How to go from beginner to expert in mathematics?

I'm particularly interested in knowing the order of subjects one should study to become good in mathematics. In my not so great knowledge of the subject I would say that the best place to start could ...
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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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Generating functions for combinatorics

I have no formal education in generating functions, but, based on another question, I have seen that they can be powerful for combinatorics. Are there a few general principles for using generating ...
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Overview of basic results on cardinal arithmetic

Are there some good overviews of basic formulas about addition, multiplication and exponentiation of cardinals (preferably available online)?
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How to start a math blog?

I'd like to start a blog where i can write mathematics related notes. The intended audience is mainly myself, but i don't mind it being available for public viewing. I'd like to keep setting up, ...
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Online tools for doing symbolic mathematics

This question is similar to this one, but specifically relates to resources available strictly as on-line web apps. Examples include: Wolfram Alpha Sage Notebook hicalc not sure what this is; the ...
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Is there any book/resource which explain the general idea of the proof of Fermat's last theorem?

I look for a book/resource which display the general idea of the proof of Fermat last theorem in a simple manner for the public. I mean, books which is not for mathematicians but for the general ...
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Introduction to Filters in Topology

Question: What are some good resources for a student who has taken algebraic and point-set topology and who wishes to learn how filters and ultrafilters are applied in topology? Motivation: I've seen ...
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Resources/Books for Discrete Mathematics

I am going to a Computer Science Course in University next year. I heard that Discrete Mathematics is whats required for Comp Sci so, I am looking for resources/books that I can read to get started ...
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Read old articles instead books.

I'd like to know if there is a site, or maybe a collection of books, where I can read old articles in mathematics in order to study topics directly from the source, instead reading books in the field. ...
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Overview of basic results about images and preimages

Are there some good overviews of basic facts about images and inverse images of sets under functions?
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Can I learn Calculus on the web, for free, using simple tutorials?

I'm a lazy type of person. I love experimenting with things before learning the theory. I like to practice, and learn from my mistakes. In 3-4 months I have a basic University exam on Calculus, and ...
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Exercises on Galois Theory

I need a source for exercises on classical Galois Theory, or to be more specific, Galois extensions of finite fields and the rationals as well as applications (solvability by radicals, for example). ...
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How to Self-Study Higher Math Without Solutions

I've been lurking on this site for several months, and as someone studying higher mathematics independently (i.e., outside of a college/institutional setting), this forum has probably been the best ...
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Are there any good Discrete Mathematics video online?

I want to learn discrete mathematics by reading book by myself but I find sometime it's very hard to understand what author trying to say. I want to know, are there any good online video that teach ...
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What's up with Plouffe's inverter? Is there an alternative?

For quite some time now (at least a year), whenever I tried to use Plouffe's inverter, the request timed out, but there's no indication either on the site itself or on the Web that it's out of service ...
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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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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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Links to Online Videos of Good-Quality Lectures by Mathematicians

I am not trying to do anything new here, but I would like to start an activity that has been going on at Math Overflow. Hopefully, people here at the Math StackExchange can also enjoy the good stuff. ...
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General Introduction to Functional and other Mathematic Notations

I've been a programmer for a good while now. Fairly experienced at a bit of math as far as coming up with algorithms and such but I am far far behind on understanding quite a deal of notation. Here ...
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Free Graph Theory Resources

What freely available graph theory resources are there on the web? In particular, I am interested in books and lecture notes containing topics such as trees, connectivity, planar graphs, the ...
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Where to get peer-reviewed before submitting a paper to journal?

As a student where should he first approach for review of his paper, even more so a first one, before submitting to peer reviewed journal? Teachers tend to be busy with school and personal work, ...
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Classification of all 28 Exotic 7-Spheres

In http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exotic_sphere#Explicit_examples_of_exotic_spheres Wikipedia says "As shown by Egbert Brieskorn (1966, 1966b) (see also (Hirzebruch & Mayer 1968)) the intersection ...
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How to google search mathematical notions and expressions?

It is usually not difficult to google search mathematical notions; for example, one can search (with quotation marks) the term "brunnian braid" and find the definition and other related materials. ...
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Video lectures of algebraic geometry (Hartshorne, Shafarevich, … )

I am a commutative algebra student. I wonder if there is some video lectures of algebraic geometry courses available online for free? I'd like the lectures to cover main topics of the books ...
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How to write special set notation by hand?

Does anyone know a good resource (preferably pictures) that illustrates a conventional way to write the special sets symbols, i.e. $\mathbb{N,Z,Q,R,C}$ etc., by hand?
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Linear Algebra exercises available online?

Is there a good source of undergraduates linear algebra problems available on line? Do you have any better idea of how to resharpen my linear algebra skills?
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Learning linear algebra and probability by a challenge each day

For a few weeks, I spend some time to solve a question from Project Euler each day. I liked it and noticed that it makes me motivated. I wonder if there exists such a site with challenging questions ...
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Share my maths video on the internet [closed]

I make some videos of math courses on the internet and some of them are in English. I want to find some where to upload it. Who can help me with this issue? I only know about Youtube, but that is ...
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Mastering Math - Grade school- to College-level?

I'm having difficulty with my math, fractions and up. I used to understand it all, but it's been so long since I've touched the book (I finished it a couple of months ago, picked it up to review ...
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Known bounds and values for Ramsey Numbers

Is there a good online reference that lists known bounds on Ramsey numbers (and is relatively up to date)? The wikipedia page only has numbers for $R_2(n,m)$. I am specifically interested in known ...
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Which textbook of differential geometry will introduce conformal transformation?

Which textbook of differerntial geometry will have these formulas about conformal transformation? $$\tilde g_{ij} = e^{2\varphi}g_{ij}$$ $$\tilde \Gamma^k{}_{ij} = \Gamma^k{}_{ij}+ ...
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best intuitive books/video lectures to read topology and functional analysis

What are the best intuitive books/video lectures to read topology and functional analysis ? I am aware of basic linear algebra, analysis and measure theory.
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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 ...