Questions about studying mathematics without formal instruction.

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Lagrange multiplier method

I am doing some data mining algorithm self learning tutorial. I came up with a problem which I need your help to solve. In order to minimize the resource consumption, a car manufacturer considers how ...
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Partial derivative is bounded

Let $f(t,z)$ be a bounded (say by a constant $M$) continuous function on $\mathbb{R}_t \times \mathcal{U}$ where $\mathcal{U}$ is an open neighborhood of $0 \in \mathbb{C}_z$. Moreover, for each fixed ...
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What is mathematic manipulative skills? [on hold]

Hye.Anyone know what is actually manipulative skills in mathematics? especially geometric manipulative skills. I am currently doing my assignment on that
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Effective Research Notes

Note-taking for research is vital to your success as a mathematician. As I look back at some of my handwritten notes, I realized how poor they were. I had thought to myself, "What happened?" I was ...
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prove that $\sqrt{2} \sin10^\circ+ \sqrt{3} \cos35^\circ= \sin55^\circ+ 2\cos65^\circ$

Question: Prove that: $\sqrt{2} \sin10^\circ + \sqrt{3} \cos35^\circ = \sin55^\circ + 2\cos65^\circ$ My Efforts: $$2[\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\sin10] + 2[\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\cos35]$$ $$= 2[\cos45 \sin10] ...
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How can I pick up analysis quickly?

I have a 2-3 week recess from university for winter break. In this time, I would like to learn analysis, starting with Walter Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis, and then, if at all possible, ...
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Is “mixed math” a useful way to learn math?

I was reading a book about how mathematics was taught in Cambridge in the 19th century, and it struck me how much physics was included in the syllabus, and it wasn't optional but everyone had to learn ...
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Directional derivative (Vector)

Given $f:\mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}^2$ is a map $f(x,y)=(u(x,y),v(x,y))$ and $\alpha=(\alpha_1,\alpha_2)$ is a point, then how does one show that $f$ is differentiable (or not) in the direction ...
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Proving that $\lim_{n \to\infty} \frac{X_n}{n} = 0$

If ${X_n}$ are nonnegative random variables such that $\sup_{n\ge1} E(X^a_n) \lt \infty$ where a $\gt$ 1 is a constant. Prove that $$\lim_{n \to\infty} \frac{X_n}{n} = 0$$ Now my question is, what ...
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Solve laplace equation inside a rectangular

My answer is $U = Acos(nπx/L)e^-nπy/L$ I really have no idea how to solve the particular solution. Please advise me.
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On the isomorphisms $(\mathcal{O}_{Z,X})_\mathfrak{p}\cong\mathcal{O}_{Y,X}\text{ and }\mathcal{O}_{Z,X}/\mathfrak{p}\cong\mathcal{O}_{Z,Y}$.

Suppose you have two closed, irreducible subvarieties $Z\subseteq Y$ in some variety $X$. (I'm not sure if it matters, but for ease I'll just assume everything is over an algebraically closed field.) ...
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Learning functional analysis and measure theory

I have taken a first course in real analysis and I'm currently studying analysis in $\mathbb{R}^N$ on my own. I want to start functional analysis after this, and I also want to learn measure theory ...
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Bound for Outlyingness

Given a sample of $n$ data, $x_1, \dots, x_n$. Define the sample mean $$\bar x := \frac{1}{n}(x_1+\cdots+x_n),$$ and sample variance $$s^2 := \frac{1}{n-1} \sum_{i=1}^n (x_i-\bar x)^2.$$ To measure ...
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Continuity of set function on field and relation with continuity in topological space

I am trying to understand how continuity of measures relates to the definition of continuity in topological sets : Every open set in range corresponds to an open set in domain. A real valued set ...
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Continued fraction approximation to a function and its derivative

I am recently working on fitting a model with incomplete beta function. In order to put it into my optimization algorithm, I must find out the derivatives of the incomplete beta function $B_p(x,y)$ ...
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Convergence of Remainder from Taylor Expansion

For a distribution function $F$ and its variance functional $T(F)$, it can be shown that the Taylor expansion of $T(F)$ at $F$ in the direction of the empirical distribution function $F_n$ gives the ...
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Problem of Partial Differential Equations

For this question, I get stuck when I apply the second initial equation. My answer is $θ= Ae^-(kλ^2 t)\cos λx$, where $A$ is a constant. Would anyone mind telling me how to solve it?
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Lebesgue-Stieltjes Integral (Several Variables)

Let $\mathcal F$ be a convex set of probability measures or distribution functions and $F, G$ be two elements in $\mathcal F$. Let $T$ be a functional on $\mathcal F$ defined as follows. Note that $h$ ...
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Showing that the indicator/characteristic function is not a regulated function

I want to show that the indicator function (aka. the characteristic function) is not a regulated function. \begin{align} \chi : \begin{cases}[a,b] & \longrightarrow \mathbb{R} \\ x & ...
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Still forget even if theorem-proof “self-discovered”; Importance of intuition/proficiency of concepts in research work…

It is widely said if we go through concepts/theorems/proof on our own by actively doing instead of passively reading, the idea will be ingrained in mind. I agree with that, it really often helps. ...
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Confused about transfinite induction

QUESTION: I seem to be confused about how transfinite induction is carried out. I have looked at several examples and they seem to follow a procedure consisting of grounding the induction, proving the ...
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Observed and expected Fisher information of a Bernoulli Random Variable

If $X$ is a Bernoulli random variable with parameter $p$, the probability mass function is given by $$ f(k) = p^k(1-p)^{1-k} $$ and the loglikelihood, $\ell(p)$, is given by $$ \ell(p) = ...
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Why is a Hyperplane called a “Hyper”plane?

I just had this curious question. In other fields, the word "hyper" is actually used to refer to something which is "over; beyond; above" as defined by Google. An example of such terms would be ...
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How to learn math? [closed]

I am 19 years old and I'm computer programmer and Software Engendering college Student, And I am smart (mean: I am not stupid) and know programing better than other, I think math is like programming. ...
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The map $f\colon\mathbb{A}^2_k\to\mathbb{A}^2_k$ given by $f(x,y)=(x,xy)$ is birational?

I'm reading a bit about rational maps, and I'm still trying to get get my head around birational maps. Consider the map $f\colon\mathbb{A}^2_k\to\mathbb{A}^2_k$ on the affine $2$-space over $k$ ...
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Videolectures and Spivak's Calculus

I'm reading Spivak's Calculus but I have problems understanding some topics, so I would be glad if someone share with me some Videolectures that will make my self-learning more efficient. Sorry if I ...
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How to master Calculus for physics [closed]

I would like to know how to master calculus for use in a discipline such as physics. I have an excellent textbook and a good working knowledge of calculus, but I have by no means mastered it. Is the ...
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Where can I get detailed and comprehensive notes of a functional analysis course taught using the book by Erwine Kryszeg?

Where on the Internet can I find detailed and comprehensive lecture notes of an elementary functional analysis course taught using the book Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications by Erwine ...
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How to show the given expression is geometric mean

Let $a_1,a_2,\dots,a_n$ be any $n$ positive real numbers. Show that $$\lim_{t \to 0^+}\left[\frac1n \sum_{i=1}^{n}a_i^t\right]^{1/t}$$ is the geometric mean of $a_1,a_2,\dots,a_n$. I know ...
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How to substitute for a nonlinear function

I have a nonlinear function which is an infinite geometric series $P(X_t) = \inf{\sum_{k=1}^\infty U_k^d}$. $\mathbf{x_t} = (x_t,x_{t+1},\ldots,x_{t+d-1})$, $t=1,2,\ldots, N$ $|U_k| = ...
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A metric that makes $l^\infty$ separable

I know that "The metric space $l^\infty$ is not separable with the metric defined between two sequences $\{a_1,a_2,a_3\dots\}$ and $\{b_1,b_2,b_3,\dots\}$ as $\sup\limits_{i\in\Bbb{N}}|{a_i-b_i}|$. ...
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From newbie to professional, the path.

I left school long time ago because of family stuffs and with this I left many subjects behind and since then I try to find something to do and when I discovered the computer and what I can do with it ...
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Help with understanding step in Optimisation Book

I am reading an Optimisation book. My knowledge on multi-variable calculus is minimal. Hence I do not understand the block-quoted step. We take $ \underline w = \underline x^* + t(\underline x - ...
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In war with exercise, any future for me?

I love theory with theorems, definitions & proofs, but i don't like exercise, I need more context around it. Is there a different way of practicing theory except given exercises, maybe some ...
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What is the value of $a+b+c$?

What is the value of $a+b+c$? if $$a^4+b^4+c^4=32$$ $$a^5+b^5+c^5=186$$ $$a^6+b^6+c^6=803$$ How to approach this kind of problem. Any help. UPDATE: Thank you all for answers. Now I ...
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Properties of a differentiable and strictly convex $f:(a,b) \to \mathbb{R}$

Let $f:(a,b) \to \mathbb{R}$ be a differentiable and strictly convex function I tried to explore some of the properties of such a function. For all $x,y \in (a,b)$ with $x \neq y$ I could apply ...
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Expectation of multinomial distribution

Three fair dice are cast. In 10 independent casts, let X be the number of times all three faces are alike and let Y be the number of times only two faces are alike. Find the joint pdf of X and Y and ...
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Probability of unbiased die

One of the numbers 1,2,...,6 is to be chosen by casting an unbiased die.Let this random experiment be repeated five independent times.Let this random variable $X_1$ be the number of termination in the ...
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How do I compute the normalisation of $A=k[X,Y]/(Y^3 - X^5)$?

I'm trying to solve exercise 4.7 in Reid's UCA: "Find the normalisation of $A=k[X,Y]/(Y^3 - X^5)$." I can easily show $A$ is not normal: let $x$ and $y$ denote the images of $X$ and $Y$ in $A$. Thus ...
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Prove that $A \subset B$ if and only if $A \setminus B = \emptyset$

Prove that $A \subset B$ if and only if $A \setminus B = \emptyset$. What is the correct and mathematically strict way to prove the above? (slightly different than Prove that if $A \setminus B = ...
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Upper bound and Chernoff bound

I would be happy to get help for the following question: Given n students and n courses, is also well known that every student has successfully passed k ($ 1< k <n $) courses (in randomly). In ...
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How to show that $\lim_{x\to \infty}f'(x)=0$

Let $f$ be a real-valued, bounded, twice differentiable function defined on $(0,\infty)$ with $f'(x)\ge 0$ and $f''(x)\le 0$. Show that $$\lim_{x\to \infty}f'(x)=0$$ I understand $f: (0,\infty) ...
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Nobody told me that self teaching could be so damaging…

Even though I've been teaching myself math for a couple of years now I only just started (a month ago) at the university. My experience is rather mixed. For starters, I'd like to mention that I'm 21 ...
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Tightness of random variales

If $\{X_n\}$ is a tight family of positive r.v.s. can we say something about $\{f(X_n)\}$ where $f$ is a continuous function?
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Expected winnings from a game

A game of lucky dip consists of drawing 2 chips without replacement from a box containing 1 green chip, 2 blue chips and 40 white chips. You are paid according to the type of chips drawn. The green ...
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Probability of scratch and win card

A game of “scratch-and-win” is played as follows. You scratch 2 out of 3 covered circular tabs on a game coupon • • • to reveal 2 images. The coupons are of types (A), (B), (C) with images ♥ (heart), ...
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Encode A11B modulo 37

Encode the word A11B modulo 37 using the encoding 0=0, 1=1, . . . , 9=9, A=10, B=11, . . . , Z=35, blank space=36. I took the weighted sum: 5(10) + 4(1) + 3(1) + 2(11) + 1(c) ≡ 0 mod 37 Solving, i ...
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Sequence in a hilbert space.

$M$ is a closed subspace of the Hilbert space $H$, and x $\in H$. Call $d = \inf_{y \in M} ||x - y||^2$ Show that there exist a sequence of elements $y_n$ of M such that $||y_n - x ||^2 \rightarrow ...
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How to check $H_0$ hypothesis using Pearson's criteria?

How to check hypothesis by using Pearson's criteria ( $\chi^2$ test), that $H_0:$ random variable $X$ is normally distributed given that $k=7$ (count of intervals) and $\alpha=0.1 $ (significance ...
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Geometry textbook question

I have just started the textbook Geometry: its elements and structure by Alfred Posamentier. The first set of questions refers to the following diagram: The very first question is "What is the ...