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A path to more advanced math topics.

I am from Hong Kong and have just finished all the public exams. In my high school life, I've learned some topics on mathematics which are fundamental, yet I think are not in-depth enough. The topics ...
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markov process and markov chains

I have learned that Markov processes are stochastic processes possessing certain mathematical properties (memoryless, etc). My question is, if you say that a process is Markov, is it automatic (as a ...
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The Analysis of Linear Partial Differential Operators I Prerequisites

I am a graduate level student in Mathematics and I would like to study the books titled "the analysis of linear partial differential operators I-IV" by Hörmander. As I have been away from mathematics ...
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Showing $\sum |\hat{f}(n)| \leq C \cdot \int_{0}^{2\pi} |f(t)| \ dt$ [duplicate]

If $f \in L^{1}[0,2\pi]$ define $\hat{f}(n)$ for $n \in\mathbb{Z}$ by $$\hat{f}(n) = \frac{1}{2\pi} \int_{0}^{2\pi} f(t) \cdot (\cos(nt) -i\sin(nt)) \ dt$$ Suppose $M$ is a closed linear subspace of ...
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Seeking Recommendation on Pre-Calculus Textbooks! [on hold]

S.E. advisers, I wrote this email because I am seeking a recommendation on selecting the pre-calculus textbooks. I have been studying the real analysis and number theory, and I felt that I need to ...
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What are the primary disadvantages of Dummit and Foote's abstract algebra text (3rd ed.)?

I have done a fair amount of research concerning which abstract algebra book to "settle down into"; that is, I wanted to pick an algebra text and really commit to it as my "primary text," more or ...
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Obtaining the transition probability matrix

Seven black balls are distributed among two persons $A$ and $B$ having urns $X_A $ and $X_B$ with three balls in $X_A$ and four in $X_B$. One white ball is in either $X_A $ or $X_B$. A game consists ...
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Linear Programming 3 decision variables (past exam paper question) [duplicate]

This is an exam question I was practising. I have the general understanding of Linear programming, but how would you go about finding the Decision Variables, Objective function and Constraints for ...
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Find the curve which together with $\gamma$ encloses the greatest area.

I'm working through Gelfand & Fomin's Calculus of Variations by myself, and could use the guidance of someone familiar with the subject. The problem I'm on now is the following: "Given two points ...
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Prove that two functionals with identical differentials differ by a constant.

I am self-studying Calculus of Variations and am struggling to prove results about the variation of a functional that are analogous to results in elementary analysis about differentials/derivatives. ...
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On the horizontal integration of the Lebesgue integral

I'm studying Lebesgue integral and its difference with respect to the Riemann one. I'm reading that the key difference (at least graphically speaking) is that the first slices the function ...
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Strategies for linear systems

Consider I have the following equations. Is there a faster way for me to solve the system without going through a series of substitutions? $$-20a+13b+13c=0$$ $$10a-26b+13c=0$$ $$10a-13b-16c=0$$ ...
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What is a good book for reviewing high school math, and preparing for university?

I'm signing up for University soon (Compsci program) as a mature student. It's been a long time since I've done any math, and I went as far as grade 11 in high school. So, I'm looking for a book that ...
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If $x_n$ $\rightarrow $ 1 Then show that sequence $\frac {4+ (x_n)^{2}}{x_n}$ approaches to limit 5

If $x_n$ $\rightarrow $ 1 Then show that sequence $\frac {4+ (x_n)^{2}}{x_n}$ approaches to limit 5 I have tried to find epsilon proof ,But i am not successful .Can anyone help me with this ...
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Complex number, series

Show that $$\frac{1}{z^2}=1+\sum_{n=1}^\infty (n+1)(z+1)^n$$ when $|z+1|<1$ I'm having problems to resolve this type of exercise since my book has virtually no exercises of this type, these ...
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Complex number, series representation

Show that for any finite value of $z$ $$e^z=e+e\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(z-1)^n}{n!}$$ For $z=1$ $$f(z)=f(z_0)+\sum f^{(n)}(z_0)\frac{(z-z_0)^n}{n!}$$ equality is checked, but I do not know how to ...
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$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{a_n}{10^n}$ where $\{a_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ is a sequence in the ten digits {0, 1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 ,9}

Let $\{a_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a sequence in the ten digits {0, 1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 ,9} And consider the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{a_n}{10^n}$ $\in$ $[0,1]$ What characteristics of ...
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Topology of weak convergence, linear functionals and probabilistic intuition

One very basic question regarding the topology of weak convergence. We know that given the following: $X$ metrizable topological space, $\mathcal{B} (X)$ Borel $\sigma$-algebra, $\Delta (X)$ ...
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Let $R$ be a finite ring (with unity) and $S$, $T$ be subrings of $R$. Is $S \cup T$ a subring of R?

Let $R$ be a finite ring (with unity) and $S$, $T$ be subrings of $R$. Is $S \cup T$ a subring of R? (Counterexamples are easy to find to me when $R$ is an infinite ring or a finite rng.) P.S. I am ...
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column space of a matrix

If $A\in M_{m\times n}\mathbb{(R)}$, show that $\mathcal{R}(AA^t)=\mathcal{R}(A)$ and $\mathcal{R}(A^tA)=\mathcal{R}(A^t)$ where $\mathcal{R}$ denotes the column space of matrix. How can I prove it ...
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Proof that limit of sequence is unique

I am learning real analysis on my own from this book http://books.google.co.in/books?id=TZ-NAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false On page 33 , i do not get proof of that limit ...
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How to fill my mathematical gaps?

To do the story short, I became interested in mathematics in a serious way like two years ago, I'm currently in graduate school, but the problem is that my mathematical background is not as good as ...
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Visualizing a probability measures through a probability density functions

I found a previous question with a very nice answer, but still there is something that is not completely clear to me. We start from a space $(X, \Sigma)$, endowed with a $\sigma$-algebra, and we let ...
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how to prove this function is a probability measure in $U_B$

Let $(\Omega, U, P)$ be a probability space. and $B\in U$, $P(B)\gt 0$ $U_B =\{A: A=B\cap C, C\in U\}$ its class in $\Omega$ is a $\sigma$-algebra and $P_B : U_B \to \Bbb R$ $A \to ...
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Transition probability matrix

In the article here it had this question. A walker moves on two positions a and b. She begins at a at time 0, and is at a next time as well. Subsequently, if she is at the same position for two ...
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Long term probability in Markov Chains

I was practicing some questions on transition probability matrices and I came up with this question. You have 3 coins: A (Heads probability 0.2),B (Heads probability 0.4), C (Heads probability ...
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How to think/see point-set topology abstractly?

I've started learning point-set topology this semester. I've learned basic material about: topology on a set topological space open sets closed sets clopen sets closure neighborhoods interior point ...
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Understanding proof that sequence $x_n =( -1)^{n}$ is not convergent

To Understanding proof that sequence $x_n =( -1)^{n}$ is not convergent . Here goes the proof :- Firstly i assume that sequence converges to x .i.e -1 and 1 lies between $x$-$\epsilon$ and ...
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To show sequence $a_n = n$ is not convergent [closed]

Here is proof that sequence n is not convergent. It is from the book A Basic Course in Real Analysis by Ajit Kumar, S. Kumaresan, page 31. I have not understood last three lines of the proof. Can ...
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Regression project in octave/matlab

I'm trying to establish a polynomial model to adjust the variation of the dollar throughout the year. Suppose hypothetically that I have the following data ...
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Characterize all finite unital rings with only zero divisors

Is it true that for every finite (for simplicity, commutative) ring $R$ in which every element not equal to $1$ is a zero divisor, is isomorphic to the zero ring or $\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$, ...
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What does $\mathbb P(\overline{\mathbf X} = \mathbf x)$ mean

I am reading Peter Hall's "the bootstrap and edgeworth expansion". In Theorem 2.3 on page 57, it claims that if the characteristic function $\chi$ of a $d$-dimension random variable $\mathbf X$ ...
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Moments of a random variable in terms of its cumulative distribution function

Consider a random variable $X$ with distribution function $F(x)$. Calculate the $r$th moment of $X$, $\mathbb E X^r$. I read that the desired moment can be calculated as follows. $$ \begin{align} ...
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Please help collecting examples of finite/infinite rings satisfying different conditions about units/zero divisors (Added question 4)

0) Every nonzero element of a finite ring is either a zero divisor or a unit. This is proved in Every nonzero element in a finite ring is either a unit or a zero divisor 1) If a ring R satisfies the ...
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Complete separable metric space X represented represented as union of closed sets

I have a problem concerning a statement I found in volume 2 of the classic reference book on measure theory by Bogachev. More precisely, I have a problem concerning theorem 6.1.13. I the proof the ...
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Is self study of proof-based mathematics difficult?

I heard from a renowned Mathematician that self study of proof based Mathematics is extremely difficult as there is not only right and wrong but also degree's of correctness. So without a teacher ...
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Solving the equations .

Say , I have two equations : $$y_1=a+bx_{1}+e_1$$ $$y_2=a+bx_{2}+e_2$$ Say , $a=.5$ , $b=2.1$ , $x_1=2$ , $x_2=2.2$ . Now if $e_1=e_2$ , I have to find the relationship between $y_1$ and $y_2$ . ...
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What would be an effective way to learn group theory on my own?

I've read the basics of this branch and I found it extremely interesing, and I would really love to learn more about it. I want to study as much as I can on my own, as my course doesn't have group ...
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Good starting point for learning noncommutative geometry?

Currently, I am attempting to learn noncommutative geometry. My interests mostly lie on the boundaries of pure mathematics and theoretical physics, so I am not only interested in the mathematical ...
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Double Integral of an Exponential Function with an Absolute Value in the Numerator of the Exponent

This is a question related to statistics, but my major concern relates to the setup and evaluation of integrals. So I decided this question was better suited for Mathematics Exchange than CV. I know ...
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A proof related to diameter of a simplex S

Question: Prove that the diameter $\mathcal p(S)$ of a simplex $\mathcal S$ equals the greatest Eucledian distance between two vectors in the simplex. My opinion: We all know what every vector in the ...
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Show that a positive definite (not necessarily symmetric) matrix induces a hyperellipse

Consider $A\in M_n(\mathbb{R})$ a positive definite matrix and a matrix $B\in M_{n \times p}(\mathbb{R})$, with $n\geq p$ and $rank(B)=p$. i) Show that $C=B^TAB$ is positive definite. ii) Show that ...
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Variance of Inhomogenous Poisson process in a given window

Consider some variable $X\sim \operatorname{Poi}(\lambda(t))$ to be Poisson-distributed with some parameter $\lambda$ dependent on time, where we know how the random variable $\lambda$ is distributed. ...
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An orthogonal projection matrix in $ \Bbb{R}^{3} $.

Consider the vector space $\mathbb{R^3}$ with usual inner product. Find the orthogonal projection matrix on the xy plane. I've found sometimes the orthogonal projection of a vector in a given ...
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Are “Transition Books” (Spivak/Apostol/Courant) really necessary?

Why do so many people recommend Spivak, Apostol, and Courant calculus textbooks, especially as a preparation toward the advanced courses like analysis and abstract algebra? Are they really necessary? ...
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Linear algebra, inner product and matrix

Let $A\in M_{m \times n}(\mathbb{R})$, $x\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $b,y\in \mathbb{R}^m$. Show that if $Ax=b$ and $A^ty=0_{\mathbb{R}^m}$, then $\langle b,y\rangle=0$. Also make a geometric ...
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Can the given transformation possible for given determinant?

In forth step $(x-1)(x-2)$ is obtained by applying transformation R$1 \frac{1}{(x+1)}$ and R$2 \frac{1}{(x+2)}$. But we get value of $x = -1$ or $ x = -2$ so $\frac{1}{(x+1)}$ and ...
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Unable to understnad how a map is one-to-one in the proof for conjugacy

I need to prove that amp is a homeomorphism. I am following the basics from the book For the proof I have taken the help of the book "An introduction to dynamical system" Download link ...
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Which version of MIT Single Variable Calculus is most complete? [closed]

MIT's OpenCourseWare offers nine versions of the single variable calculus course. five with course number 18.01..., and four versions under the course number heading "Supplemental." 1) Which of ...
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Reference request for conditional and unconditional covariance of n-times integrated Brownian motion

I'm working through an old Diaconis paper on Bayesian numerical analysis, and am currently calculating the details behind his brief comments on using $n$-times integrated Brownian motion as a function ...