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Reference for book on fundamental abstract algebra topics

Can anybody suggest a good book on the topics listed below? A single book would be preferable. Thanks. Groups, subgroups, normal subgroups,cosets,Lagrange’s theorem, rings and their properties, ...
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Superelliptic curves

I'm trying to find information on superelliptic curves and how to solve them over the integers. The equation is $$y^k = f(x)$$ where $k=3$ and $f$ has degree $d=3$. Does anyone know any ...
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What kind of structures can I count using Alg?

I'm interested in counting structures that satisfy certain constraints up to isomorphism. For example, I might want to know how many clutters there are on $n$ vertices. The only way I can think to ...
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Math GRE: Calculus Textbooks - is Spivak + Stewart + Rudin sufficient?

Recently, I splurged and spent $1000 in math textbooks in preparation for the Mathematics GRE subject test. So far, in terms of calculus books, I have purchased Spivak, Stewart, and Baby Rudin. Is ...
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Kirchoff Matrix -Tree Theorem

I'm reading a proof of the Kirchoff Matrix -Tree Theorem: If $G$ is a simple connected graph, $D$ the diagonal matrix with the vertices' degrees and $A$ the adjacency matrix, then in $M = -A+D$ ...
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Expectation Maximization Algorithm for Gaussian Mixture Model

Can we use the Expectation Maximization algorithm for estimation of Gaussian Mixture Model with full covariance matrices? If yes then can you please give me a reference paper? So far all the machine ...
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Reference Request for Methods of the Calculation of Order

What are the standard methods of calculation of the order modulo $n$ of an integer $a$ where $\operatorname{gcd}(a,n)=1$?
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The use of Weighted arithmetic mean to determine the extent to which the data correspond

I don't know when I can ask such question, because it is not a completely mathematic question. I have a text and a topic (single word). I want to check how much this text corresponds to the topic. ...
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Chernoff Binomial Bound

I am reading a paper and the following Chernoff-type bound is presented: For X~Bin(n,p) and a>0, the following bounds for lower and upper tail, respectively, hold: $$\Pr[X\le np-a]\le ...
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Good Reference for Justifying (less well-known fields of) Math?

How do we as mathematicians justify the study of math to students? Or, indeed, how do we justify it to the general public? How do you justify your particular field? I'm particularly interested in ...
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Mathematical literature to lose yourself in

H.M. Edwards in the preface to his book on the Riemann Zeta Function, summarises his philosophy on learning Mathematics: ...I have tried to say to students of mathematics that they should read the ...
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The category of theorems and proofs

On a philosophy website, it said that you could have a category with theorems as objects and proofs as arrows. This sounds awesome, but I couldn't find anything on the web that has both "category" and ...
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Which is the best book on Goldbach conjecture research

Is there a book which summarizes the major research results in the past, and current research trends, for the Goldbach conjecture? I know, much progress has been made in Analytic Number theory in ...
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“Sandwich theorem” for eigenvalues of symmetric matrices

I am looking for a reference for the following result for symmetric matrices Let $A\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$ be symmetric with eigenvalues $\lambda_n \leq\ldots\leq\lambda_1,\, M\subset \lbrace ...
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Online resources to learn numerical methods for PDEs?

I would like to get into a career that uses alot of applied math. I took a numerical analysis course in undergrad and liked it, so I plan to self-learn numerical methods for PDEs. Other than the MIT ...
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System of First-Order Quasilinear PDEs: Burgers' Equation

The Burgers' equation is given by $u_{t}+uu_{x}=\nu u_{xx}$, where $u=u(x,t)$ and $\nu$ is the kinematic viscosity. How do I rewrite the equation (or any higher order PDE) as a system of first-order ...
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I need help finding a rigorous Pre-calculus textbook

I dislike modern textbooks; their cookie-cutter approach and appearance, over reliance on breaking things down into little boxes, the general spoon-feeding they engender and most of all the poor ...
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Book suggestion functional analysis [duplicate]

I am studding functional analysis and applications. Does anyone have a good recommendation of books//lectures/resources/etc.? Thanks.
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1D manifold is diffeomorphic to $\mathbb R$ or to $S^1$

In his ODE classic V.I. Arnold considers easy to see (легко видеть) that every one-dimensional (connected and without boundary) differentiable manifold is either diffeomorphic to $\mathbb R$ (if it is ...
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Single Variable Calculus Reference Recommendations

This question is a generalization of the common question asking for calculus references. It is here to abstract away the repetition, and give a canonical resource for calculus references. I'm ...
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Applied Math Foundational Books

I have a BA in mathematics from a pretty good school, where I effectively exhausted the mathematics sequence. The sequence mostly focused on pure math (including measure theoretic real analysis and ...
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Chess and mathematics

I have to choose a research-like project to follow the next year. Because I'm a chess enthusiast, I was thinking of trying to tackle an (open) problem related to chess, and relevant to mathematics. ...
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Readings on more general/abstract notions of induction related to logic

Can someone suggest references to understand the more general/abstract concept of induction? Specifically, I am trying to justify to myself what is called induction on the "complexity of a ...
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Eisenstein-type series

Is the series, $$1 - 24\sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{q^{2n}}{(1 - q^{2n})^2},$$ somehow related to $$E_2(q) = 1 - 24\sum_{n = 1}^\infty \frac{nq^n}{1 - q^{n}},$$ the Eisenstein series of weight 2?
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Markov Models and Applications

I am looking for resources in Markov models and its applications. I'm looking for tutorials, videos, books etc which provide the following Explain Markov chains in layperson terms and provide ...
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Any book on major (recent) math discovery (results) in an easy understanding way?

All: Can anyone recommend a book which illustrate major (recent) math discoveries (results) in an easy understanding way ? For "recent discoveries", I meaning something discovered in last 50 years. ...
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Condition on the kernel of the integral operator to belong to the trace class?

Let $\mu$ be a finite compactly supported Borel measure on the real line. Consider the integral operator $K$ on $L^2(\mu)$, $$ (Kh)(x)=\int h(y)k(x-y)\, d\mu(y), $$ where $k$ is a fixed function. ...
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Too Many Books - Not Enough Time

I am currently a high school student trying to get as far ahead in mathematics as I can. In doing so, I accumulated a good 10 physical math books, and a library of online resources including 2 or 3 ...
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Determinant of identity minus adjacency matrix

Let $M$ be the adjacency matrix of a directed graph $G$. Is there any known relation between $\det(\textrm{id}-M)$ and the cycles of $G$? It is easy to see that if $G$ is acyclic then this ...
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The comultiplication on $\mathbb{C} S_3$ for a matrix basis?

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $\mathcal{A} = \mathbb{C} G$ be the group Hopf algebra. The comultiplication on $\mathcal{A}$ is well-known to be given by $\Delta(g) = g \otimes g$. For $G=S_3$, ...
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proof of Konig's Theorem for bipartite graphs from Menger's Theorem

Could someone provide me with a good reference for a proof of Konig's Theorem for bipartite graphs from Menger's Theorem? Konig's Theorem is as follows: For a bipartite graph $G$, the maximum size ...
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Generalization of small set/large set

A small set is a subset of the positive integers, such that the infinite sum of the reciprocals of the members of the set converges. Conversely, the sum of the reciprocals of a large set diverges. ...
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Book on “Measure and integration” for starters.

This semester I have a course on Measure and Integration. I'd like you to recommend me some books.
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Is there a book only about epsilon delta proofs?

I want to know if there is such book, with beautiful epsilon delta proofs of all kind.
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Can anyone recommend an easy to read algebraic number theory book?

Can anyone recommend an easy to read algebraic number theory book ? I prefer a book with good examples. (hints or answers to selected questions if possible. Not sure if it is possible for a book of ...
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Literature on interpolation in Hardy spaces

I'm an undergraduate mathematics student and I'm searching for notes and books on Hardy spaces $H^p$, in particular interpolation theory including topics like Carleson measures, Carleson's $H^\infty$ ...
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Hypervolume of expanded $n$-simplex

The hypervolume of the expanded $n$-simplex with side $\sqrt{2}$ appears to be $$\displaystyle\frac{\sqrt{\;n+1\;}\;(2n)!}{n!^3}$$ Does anyone know of a published reference to this result? An ...
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Book suggestion for practicing tough Ordinary DE problems

I am preparing myself for a post undergraduate (masters) entrance exam in mathematics. Can someone suggest a really good practice material with challenging questions of all types for ordinary ...
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Reference request: Some theorems in an article of Grothendieck.

In "Standard conjectures on algebraic cycles" Grothendieck says: "The first is an existence assertion for algebraic cycles (considerably weaker than the Tate conjectures), and is inspired by and ...
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Learning roadmap to Topological Quantum Field Theories from a mathematics perspective

I want to learn TQFT's and am looking for review articles or books. My mathematics knowledge is limited to one year of graduate course in Algebra (Groups,Rings,Fields,Categories, Modules and ...
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Is there a 10-digit emirp?

Does a 10-digit emirp exist? Unfortunately, the lists of emirps I could find on the Web are quite small and my programming skills aren't good enough to write a program to check all the primes up to ...
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On the decomposition of Stochastic matrices

Let "stochastic" matrix be the matrix whose rows sum to one and deterministic matrix be a stochastic matrix whose all rows consist of a one and zero. For example $\left [ \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & ...
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Different arithmetics

The original Peano axioms were based on a single unary operator $\operatorname{succ}$ and one second-order induction axiom: $\lbrace \operatorname{succ} \rbrace + \operatorname{IND}_2$ Peano ...
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The Kähler form and the anticanonical line bundle

Let $M$ be a Kähler manifold. We say that $M$ is Fano if the anticanonical line bundle $K_M^*$ of $M$ is ample (or positive). On the other hand, I sometimes see the following definition (or ...
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Consider a symmetric matrix $X$ with eigendecomposition $X=UVU^T$, how to call $\sum_{v_{k,k}>0}v_{k,k}u_ku_k^T$?

Consider a symmetric matrix $X$ with eigendecomposition $X=UVU^T$ How do people call $\sum_{v_{k,k}>0}v_{k,k}u_ku_k^T$? Sum of positive components of $X$? The positive semi definite part of $X$? ...
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Supplement for reading Group cohomology from Serre Local Fields

I am doing a reading course on Group cohomology... I am supposed to start reading Group cohomology part in Serre's Local fields Book ...
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Approximate Equivalent To Michael Spivak's text, “Calculus” but for Linear Algebra?

Does anyone know of an approximate equivalent To Michael Spivak's text, "Calculus" but for Linear Algebra? I love the way this book is written! It is simultaneously rigorous and thorough without ...
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Pre- calculus and calculus practice questions

I'll be taking pre-calculus this fall, and I am wondering if anyone on here can recommend a good problem solving workbook with lots of questions for practice.Also,any ideas for calculus I and calculus ...
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Where can I download the approx 1500 Appel-Haken reducible configurations in the Four-Color-Theorem proof?

Where can I download computer representations of the approximately 1500 Appel-Haken reducible configurations in the Four-Color-Theorem proof? The Wikipedia article ...
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Reference request: About some important result in a book of Lefschetz.

Is there a (modern)book in which the most important results of L'analysis situs et la géométrie algébrique, Lefschetz" are exposed?