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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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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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 ...
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How to solve this integral in moment generating function

The moment generating function of generalised Pareto distribution eventually comes down to the following integral (here). $$ M_X(\theta) = \mathbb Ee^{X\theta} = \int_\mu^\infty e^{\theta ...
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Matrix multiplication memorisation

So I'm writing an exam about matrices in a few weeks time, and I'd like to know if anybody has any tips about multiplying matrices.
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Requirements for learning and understanding trigonometry?

Im reaching a point in programing where I need to create basic shapes which I simply cant since my math skills are very bad. After finding out that the skills required are trigonometry I read a few ...
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Study a math course on my own, suggestions? [closed]

I would like to study some math on my own. I am currently studying my second semester at a university and I have too much freetime so I would like to study something on my own, but I can't decide what ...
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What textbook(s) do I need to self-study grade 9 - 11 math? I failed Gr 11 Math twice.

I need a book that will help me to master all the concepts in math up until at least toronto's grade 11 math level by June. It's not a long way away, and I'm a slow learner. So what can I do to speed ...
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Prove that minimum of the matrix norm is achieved at certain parametres

Given matrix $A\in R^{n\times m}$ prove that minimum of the $||A-xy^T||$, $||B||=tr(B^TB)$, is achieved when $x$ is an eigenvector of $AA^T$, corresponding to its greatest eigenvalue, and $y$ is an ...
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Inverse Laplace Transformation of a heaviside function.

I'm working through an example of an inverse laplace transformation: $$\mathscr{L}^{-1}[\frac{e^{-3s}}{s+1}] = u_3(t)e^{-(t-3)}$$ I am having trouble seeing how this works. I know that: ...
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Matrixproduct of A'A expressed as a sum

I have difficulties in proving (understanding, seeing) the following identity: $ \mathbf{A'A} = \mathbf{(a_1, a_2, ...,a_n)} \begin{pmatrix}\mathbf{a_1'\\a_2'\\ \vdots \\ a_n'}\end{pmatrix} = \sum ...
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Seeking Recommendation on Theoretical Multivariable Calculus textbooks

I am a college sophomore with double majors in mathematics and microbiology. I wrote this email to seek your advice on selecting a theoretical, proof-based textbook on the multivariable calculus. I ...
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Importance of Exercises in Mathematics for Self-Studying

I am a high school student wanting to major in Mathematics in the future. I started to like Mathematics recently, starting a year ago and I watched some interesting math videos on YouTube for fun (ex: ...
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Dual Vectors and Dual Metric

In the book of Nadir Jeevanjee „An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists“ it is stated as an exercise that: 2.17 Given a basis $\{e_i\}_{i=1,...,n}$ , under what circumstances do ...
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How to find conditional expectation $\mathbb E(X|X<M)$

Consider a random variable $X$ following the so-called folded normal distribution. That is, $X$ has density function $$ f_X(x) = \sqrt{\frac{2}{\pi\tau}}e^{-\frac{x^2}{2\tau}}, x>0. $$ ...
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The definition of the $false$ truth value

In "Topoi: The Categorial Analysis of Logic" by R. Goldblatt the $false: 1 \to \Omega$ truth value is defined as the characteristic arrow of the arrow $0_1: 0 \to 1$. This definition requires that ...
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What's in a name? (Sum of Squares)

I have always believed that in order to fully understand and appreciate the mathematical subtleties and ideas behind a certain concept is to understand the name given to it. For now, can someone ...
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Back Substitution

My professor explained the math behind a simple random walk process but I was unable to follow one of the steps. The first equation was: Xt=(Xt-1)+et He then said "we need to back substitute in for ...
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Complete example of haar measure on compact groups like $GL(n,R)$

I am currently reading the proof of existence of haar measure, but I learn better mostly by examples so I would like examples of explicit computation of haar measure mainly on any $Gl(n,R)$ or any lie ...