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Acceptable notation? $\lesssim_{n} n^{-\beta}$ for constants NOT depending on $n$

I am preparing a paper and found it convenient to write things like $$ |\text{Expression of a lot of variables}|\lesssim_{n} n^{-\beta} $$ when an inequality is true up to a multiplicative factor that ...
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How to briefly mention that you answered someone's question without seeming dismissive?

I'm writing my first paper. I would like to mention at the end that I have answered someone's question that is related to the subject of the paper. The proof is really short and doesn't use any ...
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Is the Science and Knowledge Publishing Corporation a spam journal publisher? [closed]

I submitted my paper entitled " A new result for divisibility among sum power divisor from 3 month ago to this journal ,I have received in this day this message : Title: A new results for ...
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Is it acceptable to use “But” in a proof that doesn't use contradiction?

I have recently read a lot of proofs that like to say "But..." right before the punchline. I feel that the word "But..." should be used if what follows is contradictory in some way, as in proofs by ...
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Correct notation for random variable with probability distribution

For a scientific publication I am documenting the algorithm of my computer model. The model uses the Monte Carlo method and has some random variables input. Now I would like to document that correctly....
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Publishing journals in mathematics. [closed]

I want to ask if I am to publish any research paper on trigonometric function. Where is the best place to do that and what field of mathematics can it be categorized?
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Publishing outside acedemia [closed]

I am an independent mathematician looking to publish an article related to number theory. It's not a very rigourous article but it's still interesting My first question is whow should I publish with? ...
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How to discover other fields of mathematics? [closed]

I am currently an undergraduate and thinking about applying to graduate school for math. The problem is that I don't know what field I want to go. Taking graduate classes even more confuse me because ...
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A post for the rejected — influential papers that had trouble getting published [closed]

Having your paper rejected feels a lot like getting dumped. But while there are plenty of good ways to alleviate the pain of romantic rejection, there seem to be few outlets to alleviate intellectual ...
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What is a “note” (that might be published) in mathematics?

My background is not in mathematics but I am translating a novel from the French that has a few mathematicians as characters. A few times, the publication of a "note" is mentioned. This is the French ...
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Is a simple derivation for a formula publishable?

I'm a high school student and recently discovered an interesting method of deriving the definition for $\arcsin z$ for the complex domain using integration. I typed it up for fun in LaTex and am ...
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Search for $C^{*}$ on MathSciNet

I am trying to search on MathSciNet for an article which contains $C^*$ in its title (as in $C^*$-algebras) however I can't figure out how to get MathSciNet not to interpret the '*' as a stand in for ...
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What I have to do to write and have published an article?

Let's suppose that I have proved a theorem myself and I want to write an article about it, I have a few questions: 1) How do I have to write it ? I mean, what character should I use, what conventions ...
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Unfinished mathematical paper [closed]

when writing a paper that you anticipate will become long, is it better to publish a small part of it and then publish the rest later, or will that (especially if the paper contains an original idea) ...
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Journals similar to The Mathematical Intelligencer?

I confess I am not sure if the following question is appropriate for this S.E.. If not, simply let me know and I will remove it by myself. As The American Mathematical Monthly may be viewed in some ...
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Shall I include my inventions in book or first publish them in some journal?

Dear and respected all. Today I am not going to post any problem right now but would like to get suggestion on the following matter. I do not know what step shall I take. I need your valuable ...
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What is the best way for an amateur Mathematician to get their paper reviewed?

Good Day All, I am an amateur Mathematician humbly seeking your advice. I have just completed a math paper and would like someone to review it. I'm not an academic so I can't post it to sites such as ...
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New primality test, now what (publishing and proof)? [closed]

Over my research, I found a new relatively simple way to calculate whenever a number is prime or not. What's exciting is that it runs in $O(\log^2 n)$ running time (where $n$ is the number of digits ...
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Little, unknown, English or French research journals with good mathematics

In this article by Gian-Carlo Rota, you can read: "I bought a copy of Frederick Riesz' Collected Papers as soon as the big thick heavy oversize volume was published. [...] It was clear that ...
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What is some pure math news website by a publisher? [closed]

Why aren't there be any pure math website by a publisher? I google a lot and resulting only applied math news or math journal that is difficult and inaccessible even to advanced reader I am looking ...
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What kind of definitions need be introduced in a PhD thesis? [closed]

For all the terminology in mathematics, I am not sure where to draw a line between those which need to be introduced in a PhD thesis and those which do not. For example, I suppose that in a PhD thesis,...
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Should I rephase when quoting a theorem/definition?

Actually I would like to ask two questions and the answers may not be the same. When writing a paper and if one need to introduce a definition, is it alright to just copy-paste from wikipedia/a ...
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Open access peer reviewed math journals

I would like to have a list of existing open access, peer reviewed Mathematics journals, like the Electronic Journal of Probability. I have difficulties to find such a list on the Web. Thank you.
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What journals/periodicals are appropriate for serious amateurs to submit findings/research?

Are there journals out there that publish work by serious amateurs (but not at the level of academic researcher). I think that MAA journal American Mathematical Monthly is a good example (I could be ...
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Do journals that published a proof of an important theorem $T$ publish another proof of $T$?

I want to know whether or not a journal that published a proof $P$ of an important theorem $T$ is still open to accept another proof $P'$ of $T$ such that $P'$ is greatly simpler than $P$, assuming, ...
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What should an amateur do with a proof of an open problem?

Assuming that somebody is not an employee of a university, just a math amateur, and makes a proper proof of some well known open math problem, what should he do with it? Publish on the internet for ...
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Is it meaningful to publish results that are not interesting? [closed]

(I'm by no means in the situation described below, I'm just hypothesizing/daydreaming.) Say that a professional mathematician thinks that he can get some interesting results by applying a certain ...
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Possibility of publishing

First little background. I have master degree in mathematics. Then I decided to continue to study PhD level. After some years I cancel study (reason was in some things in my life). Now I am returning ...
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Is it easier to publish in certain areas of mathematics?

I was wondering whether there are areas of mathematics that it is easier to publish in than in others. The reason I'm asking this question is not because I would then want to do research there, but ...
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What happens if your manuscript is accepted as a filler?

I just got a responce from a journal of the MAA that my manuscript is accepted as a filler. The email says : "The Editorial Board likes your submission and has asked me to move it to the "...
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Writing an abstract for a conference [closed]

For the first time, I'm preparing a 2-page abstract, jointly with a faculty member, to submit to a conference in mathematical logic so that the committee can decide if they allow me to present the ...
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Matlab's dwt2 in publication quality notation?

I used Matlab's dwt2in my algorithm, what notation have you folks seen that describes the 4 resulting wavelets? How do I express ...
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Starting sentences with mathematical symbols.

I apologise if this is a duplicate in any way or is too opinion-based. To what extent is it best not to start a sentence with a mathematical symbol? I find that when trying to solve a problem or ...
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LaTeX/TeX Vs. Mathematica for Typesetting [closed]

I know Mathematica like the back of my hand, but I do not know a speck of $\LaTeX$ or $\TeX$. With regard to mathematical typesetting, is there something significant I can do in $\LaTeX$/$\TeX$ that I ...
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How can a high schooler get more involved in mathematics?

For a high school student interested in majoring in math and learning more about math, what kinds of mathematical research can a student in high school get involved in? How can a high school student ...
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Correct terminology for polylines, their segments, knots, etc.

Background: piecewise-linear continuous functions $f(x_k)=y_k$ with fixed set of knots $x_k$ with restrictions on the angles between adjacent segments. The translator who dealt with my paper, ...
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High School Students Publishing Mathematics [closed]

Right now I'm a senior in high school and I will be submitting a number of applications for undergraduate admissions with deadlines ranging from November $30^{\text{th}}$ to early February. However I ...
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How to proper label a plot

This is somewhat a dumb question but in an article I have some function, say $f$, that depends of the variable $x$. Let's take for example the function $f$ to be given by: $$f(x)=a \log(\frac{x}{a}),$$...
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Using Mathematica CDF for publishing? [closed]

I have a quick question on publishing. What do the community think about CDF technology of MAthematica. I am rather interested in using this technology for publishing short articles on a website. Do ...
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What is “observation”?

Often in mathematical writing one encounters texts like ''..we observe that this-and-that..''. Also one may find a review report basically saying ''..the paper is just a chain of observations...''. ...
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Journals that publish papers quickly [closed]

I have written two papers in Mathematics and want to get them published. Can you suggest some journals that publish quickly? Besides, how can I know if a journal is well-regarded or not? I know there'...
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Are paraphrased theorems allowed?

In writing maths papers, if I want to present a theorem or definition from some other paper, would it be acceptable to cite the author and then present a paraphrased version of the theorem/definition ...
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How much mathematicians rely on other results?

When mathematicians do research, do they think every detail so that they know exactly every step what it takes to achieve the result from axioms? Or is it possible to work as a researcher without ...
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Citation Style for the College Mathematics Journal? [closed]

I can't seem to find any information on what sort of citation style the College Mathematics Journal wants. Also, they say: Use the AMS standard abbreviations for journals, available here. Do not ...
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Who is Albert Wormstein?

In Chapter 2 of Ian Stewart's Another Fine Math You've Got Me Into... (New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1992), he mentions a conjecture that "polyominoes of order 3 do not exist" (a polyomino is "a ...
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Referencing Lemma before introducing it

I am always confused about this: When I am writing a paper I would like to first provide the big picture and then address some detail issues. On the other hand, I think it's common knowledge that ...
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Difference: Proposition and Observation

As far as I know, a proposition is a statement which might be used to prove a theorem but is also of independent interest. How would you differentiate it from an observation? Would you say it is a ...
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Undergrad publishing [duplicate]

Can undergraduates publish notes (or articles) in journals such as Mathematics Magazine, or does one need a PhD? Will the paper be rejected? I could not find any information about this online. Edit: ...
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How long does it take to write a math paper? [closed]

I am currently working on an applied mathematics paper (with my supervisor, I am a student) that is long overdue: supposed to take 4-5 months but I have been working on it for 6.5 months. I was ...