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How to learn inequalities and become good at proving them?

I am taking a real analysis course next year and I want to start slowly preparing for that class now, so I hope you can help me. The class is quite challenging and the fail rate is relatively high. ...
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Nonorientable surfaces: genus or demigenus?

The genus $g$ of a closed, orientable surface is the maximum number of disjoint simple closed curves that can be drawn on the surface without disconnecting it. In terms of the Euler characteristic, ...
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Video lectures and reference book Multivariable calculus

I am in a particular situation that I am doing Master's in a Computer Science related degree, and I would like to take the course on Convex Optimisation which is taught by the Machine Learning ...
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Book recommendation for introductory algebraic combinatorics?

Preferably: It should have plenty of motivation (as I am self-learning). It should not be skimpy on proofs (as I am self-learning), but perhaps I can make do since I can ask questions elsewhere. It ...
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Easy to read books on Graph Theory

I was asked to read about Graph Theory. First got the book "Graph Theory with Applications" by Bondy and Murty. As a Computer Science student its becoming difficult to read and understand. Then I ...
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Generalizations of results on the sum of divisors function over $\mathbb{Q}$ to number fields

Consider the sum of divisor function $$ \sigma_0(n) = \sum_{d\mid n} 1. $$ This is known to satisfy $\sum_{n\leq x} \sigma_0(n) = (x\log x)+2\gamma x+\mathcal{O}(\sqrt{x})$. If, instead, we shift the ...
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What sort of algebra is this?

Let us say that I have a set of symbols, $S$. The symbols can be operated on by a set of $n$-ary operators, $O$. Importantly, some of these operators are in the set of symbols, i.e. $S \cap O \neq ...
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Enlightening books giving a guided tour of mathematics, in a style that Gian-Carlo Rota would not mind?

I am currently reading Gian-Carlo Rota's Indiscrete Thoughts. What more can I say apart from "the man can write"? (In other words, you should really read it if you are interested in mathematics.) I ...
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Book recommendation for Linear algebra.

I am looking for suggestions, it has to be a self study book and should be able to relate to applications to real world problems. If it is more computer science oriented , that would be great.
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Interesting calculus problem advice [on hold]

Can someone suggest a really hard calculus problem that can be solved with the knowledge of a high school student ? I would really like to work my brains on something interesting . Thanks a lot !
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Introductory material on discrepancy theory

I'm interested in learning about discrepancy theory. By this I mean material such as http://math.mit.edu/classes/18.095/lect6/notes.pdf . However, I've been unable to get much from "Chazelle, ...
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Nagata Smirnov Metrization Theorem

I am looking for a proof for Nagata-Smirnov Metrization Theorem, but I couldn't find one that is readable. I found the paper by Nagata written in 1954 but it is unreadable and uses old notation. ...
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Reference Book on Special Functions

Now I'm studying the topic that uses the special functions frequently, so I find myself in need for some good reference book on the properties and equalities of the special functions. The optimal one ...
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How to solve this problem? Distributed Game theory?

I have this problem: We dispose of some resources, say $\{f_1, f_2, \dotsc, f_m\}$; We have some agents or players, say $\{\mathrm{p}_1, \mathrm{p}_2, \dotsc, \mathrm{p}_n\}$; Every player has some ...
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Saddle point method: a rigorous proof?

I am trying to prove in a fully rigorous way the Saddle Point method for holomorphic functions of 1 complex variable. In books I find only complicated general statements or non-rigorous proofs. Hence ...
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Book suggestions on projective geometry

I want to be acquainted with projective geometry, so I'm asking for a reference. I need some words to explain my specific background and motivation. There are many things I learnt related to ...
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A conjecture relating Multiple Zeta Values and the Polya Enumeration Theorem

Let me state my motivation. I believe that the Polya Enumeration Theorem and Multiple Zeta Values (the classic being the Basel problem and the values of the Riemann zeta function at the even ...
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Recommend resources on dynamical systems and singularities

I'm looking for resources on bifurcation theory and systems of non-linear differential equations, but am very particular about the way it is taught/explained. I would like the approach to be based on ...
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Mathematics needed in the study of Quantum Physics

As a 12th grade student , I'm currently acquainted with single variable calculus, algebra, and geometry, obviously on a high school level. I tried taking a Quantum Physics course on coursera.com, but ...
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Can the dimension of the Zariski tangent space of a complex curve at a singular point be arbitrarily big?

Can the dimension of the Zariski tangent space of a complex curve at a singular point be arbitrarily big ? Is there a formula relating the dimension of the Zariski tangent space and the order of ...
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What are some good introductory textbooks on Sieve Theory?

I fail to find a duplicate. If it exists, please give me the link and close the question accordingly. As the title suggests, I am looking for recommendations on introductory books to Sieve Theory. ...
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Category , lie algebras …

I want a reference book about Lie algebras that have the definition of universal enveloping algebra by the categorical point of view. All references that i found use the construction by the quotient ...
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Revise high school material

Can you suggest me a comprehensive book to revise high school mathematics (up to besic calculus)? It should be extremely clear and complete and "scientific" (not like most high school books). Thank ...
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Online pronunciation of mathematicians names

I self study mathematics. Since I don't attend lectures and learn by reading books, it happens frequently that I read names of mathematicians that I am not sure of how they should be pronounced. Is ...
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Relationship between eigenvalues of differential operator and eigenvalues of its adjoint operator.

I am considering $L\phi = -\triangle \phi + u \cdot \nabla \phi$ and its "adjoint" operator $L^* \phi = -\triangle \phi - \nabla \cdot (\phi u)$ on a bounded domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$. ...
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What are good resources for learning Numerical methods for Partial Differential Equations?

I'm having an undergraduate course on Numerical Solutions to Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations. I need online resources to supplement my study preferably videos and books. I want to build a ...
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Math literature for teaching kids

If you were going to teach you kids programming and asked me what book to use as a guide, I would recommend you either Java programming for kids or Python for kids. But what if I want to teach kids ...
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Is there any prize for proving conjecture on Fermat's prime ?-+

I know this site is for mathematical questions and answer places, but I need a little help from you in some other aspect. I have searched in google but didn't get any satisfactory answer for it. This ...
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General question: what happens if we replace the regularity stipulation in GCH with other conditions?

I went to bed last night pondering the following. We can formulate both a weak and a strong generalized continuum hypothesis. GCH0. If $\kappa$ is an infinite cardinal number, then $2^\kappa$ is ...
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Markov Chain Ergodic Theorem (Proof references)

Where can I find a proof of the erogidc theorem for Markov chains that doesn't use Birkhoff? The theorem states the following : Let $(X_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be an irreducible and positively ...
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Is there a name for this partial order between metrics?

Suppose we have a set $X$ and two metrics $d_1,d_2$ on it (which may or may not attain $\infty$). Assume furthermore that $d_1,d_2$ have the same metric components (where a metric comoponent is a ...
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book info needed about game theory

can you suggest me a good book on game theory undergrad/grad course,that may provide insight instead of preaching about computation?it would be better if the works of Neumann & Nash are explicitly ...
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A book suggestion -Algebraic geometry. (Arf rings and Hilbert Function)

I am studying algebraic geoemtry. And I need to learn Arf Ring & Hilbert funciton. Please suggest me books / lecture notes...etc. that explains this topic in detail. Thank you.
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Why all games are not Potential?

A definition given in wikipedia of an exact potential game as follow: A game $G=(N,A=A_{1}\times\ldots\times A_{N}, u: A \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^N)$ is: an exact potential game if there is a ...
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Original publication of P.A.M. Dirac

For an article I am looking for the original publication of P.A.M. Dirac where he explained the difference between a $2\pi$ and $4\pi$ rotation by using a model with strings. This is sometimes called ...
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Real Analysis and dynamics

I am looking for a textbook or similar resource that addresses the content in a rigorous graduate course in real analysis(at the level of Rudin/Royden) with the following criteria: No hand waving - ...
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Elliptic regularity of Dirichlet problem

Suppose $\Omega\subset\mathbb{C}$ is a simply connected domain with $C^\infty$ boundary. Consider the following Dirichlet problem $$\Delta u |_{\Omega}=0 $$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega}=f$$ Under what ...
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Why optimization problems cannot be solved by simple derivative?

Let $f(\cdot)$ be a linear function. $f:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ $\;\quad\;\mathbf{x}\;\rightarrow f(\mathbf{x})$. Let $\mathbf{A}$ be a matrix in $\mathbb{R}^{m\times ...
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Matrix representation of complex numbers in exponential form

Do there exist matrices M and P for this equation? Or perhaps M and P dont need to be matrices? I saw this and this question after googling which made me wonder about whether the exponential form of ...
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Gödel's incompleteness theorems: where to learn? Is there a straightforward relation between the two?

What would be a good textbook or paper to learn the proofs of the two Gödel's incompleteness theorems from? I would prefer it to be as close to the original proofs as possible. I have not tried to ...
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Arbitrary (i.e. not necessarily finite-dimensional) vector spaces; reference request.

Its virtually impossible to complete an undergraduate degree these days without studying finite-dimensional vector spaces in quite some detail. So like most of us, I've done all that; however, just ...
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Twin Prime conjecture current status

Can someone help me with a link to read about the status of the Twin Prime conjecture. I have browse on the internet and have read some articles but still I have no clue of the updated status of Twin ...
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Arrow's Impossibility Theorem Using Boolean Algebra

I am currently working on a research project which involves using Boolean matrices for the proof of Arrow's Impossibility Theorem and various other lemmas and results related to quasi ordered sets. In ...
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Applications of PDEs

I teach an undergrad ODE course. As I have completed basically all the material, I thought it would be nice to give the students a brief introduction to PDEs. At the end of the lecture, I said that ...
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When graph theory cannot model the most basic problem in wireless networks. Why?

I have a set of wireless links. These links are denoted by $\mathcal{L}=\{\ell_1, \dotsc, \ell_n\}$. Every link $\ell_i$ is composed of one transmitter $s_i$ and one receiver $r_i$. Initially, all ...
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Find a conformal map from the exterior of the closed unit disk to the unit disk

Question: Find a conformal map from the exterior of the closed unit disk to the unit disk. Also, prove that it is indeed a conformal map (bijective and holomorphic along with its inverse). I missed ...
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What is the convergence criterion for linear fixed-point iteration in Banach space?

Consider an iterative process of the form $x^{n+1}=A x^n + b$. When $A$ is a linear operator in $\mathbb R^n$ then the criterion of convergence is $\rho(A)<1$, where $\rho(A)$ is spectral radius of ...
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Riesz Representation Theorem

I am unfamiliar with Quantum Mechanics and all that stuff. I have recently studied Riesz Representation Theorem , I got to know that it justifies ket and the bra notation. Can anyone please give an ...
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Literature on 3 dimensional image segmentation

Currently I am working on a paper on 3d image segmentation and finding my way into the topic. However I can not find good mathematical literature on the topic. I am looking for a books or scripts that ...
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Calculus book advice

I'm reading Thomas Calculus now but I don't think it includes Mellin transform or Riemann-Stieltjes integration... Can you recommend an advanced calculus book which includes all of this stuff?