The process of studying mathematics without formal instruction. _Don't_ use this tag just because you were self-studying when you came across the mathematical question you're asking; it is only for when fact that you're self-studying is what your question is _about_.

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Learning math by analyzing/proving theorems?

Hello I want to learn mathematics. In order to do this I want to get familiar with formulas/theorems by taking one and just analyze it and try to manipulate it to understand it better. I wanted to ...
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How should I plan to study/prepare for Calculus One this summer (I know this has been asked before, but my situation is a bit unique)? [on hold]

I took Calculus 1 in the fall semester last year believing that I was going to ace it because of how good I was at math in high school (got an A in every math class up to and including PreCalculus ...
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Is it useful to learn math by proving a formula/theorem?

Hello I want to learn mathematics. In order to do this I want to get familiar with formulas/theorems by taking one and just analyze it and try to manipulate it to understand it better. I wanted to ...
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Self Teaching Theory for Olympiad. Need advice for books.

(Cross-posted in MESE 8173.) I want to start to do mathematical Olympiad type questions but have absolutely no knowledge on how to solve these apart from my school curriculum. I'm $16$ but know ...
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How to avoid rote learning and perform deep learning?

I saw this question on brillant's facebook and I didn't even thought of/figure out to use difference of squares to solve this question. All the while, I have been a C student for Maths and barely ...
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Severe problems with math undestanding

Recently (although still in high school) I've been at university, more precisely at information science engineering as apprenticeship. I want to become an operating system programmer but I severely ...
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Seeking advice from all [closed]

I've come back to education after 4 years and I feel very out of practice, currently I am studying a-levels and need to pass with excellent grades for my ill fathers sake as it is his last wish. I am ...
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How much algebra is necessary to understand Rudin's “Real and Complex Analysis”?

I've been reading up on the finite element method, and the text many people recommend is The Mathematical Theory of Finite Element Methods by Brenner and Scott. As part of the background, the authors ...
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How should I learn the Mathematical Proofs?

S.E advisers, What is the most efficient way to learn the basic proof methodologies, which are essential for studying the mathematical analysis and number theory? I am very interested in studying ...
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How to practice basic probabilistic modeling?

I'm heavily struggling in learning simple and basic probabilistic modeling. So I'm learning probability from this probability book Introduction to Probability by Dimitri P. Bertsekas. Although I ...
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How do mathematicians choose which formulas are important?

I'm reading a introductory book on elliptic curves and am having some trouble distinguishing between the important formulas and the insignificant ones. For example, some of the equations introduced ...
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Is it ill-advised to read books casually for entertainment? [closed]

I'm a student who has about a year (and a few months) to go before entering a university and I've been reading some math books recently. I'm on Chapter 6 on Rudin's PMA, Chapter 5 in Munkres' Analysis ...
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Learning Combinatorics Further

I have completed most of the basic parts in Combinatorics like Generalised Permutation & Combination, Recurrence relations, Pigeonhole Principle, Formal power series, Stirling no, Catalan no, ...
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Let $x_n$ be a sequence. Prove that $x_n \rightarrow 0 $ iff $(x_n)^{2} \rightarrow 0 $

Let $x_n$ be a sequence. Prove that $x_n \rightarrow 0 $ iff $ (x_n)^{2} \rightarrow 0 $ Attempt Assume that $(x_n)^{2}$ converges to zero. So $| x_n|| x_n| \lt \epsilon'$ after some stage. Thus $| ...
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Good introductory texts on modular forms/L-functions

I am relatively new to these areas but would like to gain some understanding through an introductory text. I am an undergraduate math major so ideally these books should be accessible to someone with ...
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How to study multiple books per math subject?

S.E advisers, I am a college sophomore in US with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. I apologize for this sudden interruption but I wrote this email to seek your advice regarding to ...
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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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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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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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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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$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{a_n}{10^n}$ 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Understanding two sided t-test

Assume we have two search engines, A and B. I get a list of scores for 10 different queries. Now, I model this with a t-test in order to test significance. These are my hypothesis: $H_0: B-A=0$ ...
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Are basic trigonometry functions ( sine, cosine, tangent ) intuitive or memorized?

First, I'm really sorry for this somewhat vague and possibly just silly question. I also apologize if the following context runs a bit long. But please trust me that I'm asking with total sincerity ...
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The maximum and minimum of five independent uniform random variables

Let $U_1,\dots,U_5$ be independent, each with uniform distribution on $(0, 1).$ Let $R$ be the distance between the minimum and maximum of the $U_i^{'}$s. Find the joint density of the max and the ...
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What should I study, if I want to learn about higher dimensional spaces and objects? Also, what resources should I obtain?

I am becoming interesting in learning about higher dimensions. What are subjects I could study, and what are some good resources for those subjects?
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How to partially differentiate an integral with a density function?

I am given this result: $$\frac{\partial}{\partial x(t)} \left[\lambda \int u(x(t)) f(t) \mathrm{d}t\right] = \lambda u^\prime(x(t)) f(t)$$ Where $\lambda$ is a constant, and we have the probability ...
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Companion Books for Rudin's PMA

S.E friends, I am a college sophomore with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. I wrote this email to seek your recommendation on selecting the introductory analysis textbook, particularly ...
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Doubt on asymptotics of continous functions (little-o notation and taylor expansion).

Suppose I have $e^{(\frac{1}{n}b + o(\frac{1}{n}))}$ then $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} = e^0 = 1$ so $$e^{(\frac{1}{n}b + o(\frac{1}{n}))} = o(1) +1$$ But if I take the Taylor expansion of ...
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Characteristic Function and Density Function

Consider a random variable $X$ with density function $f(x)$, moment generating function $M(t):= \int e^{tx}f(x) dx$ (existing in an interval containing $0$), cumulant generating function $K(t):=\log ...
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Find the distribution function of bivariate distribution

Find the distribution function of $$f_{X,Y}(x,y)=\begin{cases} e^{-y}, & \text{if $0< x<y < \infty$} \\ 0, & \text{ otherwise} \end{cases}$$ Trial : According to my calculation ...