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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Uniformly Converging Sequence but Not Normly Converging

I want to find a sequence $(f_n) \subset \mathcal L^1(\mathbb R)$ of integrable functions which uniformly converges to $0$ but with $\int f_n \nrightarrow 0$. I came up with the following example: the ...
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Computation of large powers

How do I check if $2^{123456789}$ is divisible by 9? I tried using modular exponentiation but it is way too tedious. Is there an easier or faster way to solve it? Thanks!
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On inversive geometry

I am given the following problem set: Observe the circle $K$ with center $0$ and radius $r$ in the complex plane $ \mathbb{C} \simeq \mathbb{R}^2$. Show that the inversion on $K$ is given by the ...
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Deriving the normal distance from the origin to the decision surface

While studying discriminant functions for linear classification, I encountered the following: .. if $\textbf{x}$ is a point on the decision surface, then $y(\textbf{x}) = 0$, and so the ...
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Surjective Operators

Let $X$ be a separable Banach space. Show that there is a surjective linear operator $P: L^1(\mathbb N) \to X$ and a subspace $S \subset L^1(\mathbb N)$ such that $$\|P(x)\| = \inf_{y \in S} ...
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How to see this is an isometry

Let $X$ be a separable Banach space, and $(f_n)$ be a countable dense subset. Recall that for each $f_n$ there exists a linear functional $l_n \in X^*$ such that $\|l_n\| = 1$ and ...
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Cartesian Product of Borel Sets is Borel Again

Let $E$ and $F$ be Borel measurable subsets of $\mathbb R^{d_1}$ and $\mathbb R^{d_2}$, respectively. Then $E \times F$ is also Borel measurable in $\mathbb R^{d_1 + d_2}$. I suppose it is ...
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Find a linear operator such that $\|T\| > \sup_{\|f\| \leq 1} \left|\langle Tf, f \rangle\right|$

Find a linear operator $T: \mathbb C^2 \to \mathbb C^2$ such that $$\|T\| > \sup_{\|f\| \leq 1} \left|\langle Tf, f \rangle\right|,$$ where $\langle \cdot, \cdot \rangle$ is the standard inner ...
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Adjoint Operator of a Compact Operator

In the proof of the fact that the ad-joint operator $T^*$ of a compact operator $T$ defined on a separable, infinite dimensional Hilbert space $\mathcal H$ is also compact, I read that "$\|P_nT - T\| ...
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Union of Two Rectangles is the Disjoint Union of at most $6$ Rectangles

Let $X = X_1 \times X_2$ and suppose that $(X_1, \mathcal M_1, \mu_1)$ and $(X_2, \mathcal M_2, \mu_2)$ are two measure spaces. Consider the set of all rectangles, i.e., sets of the form $A \times B$, ...
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Probability Question involving dices

Two fair dice are thrown. Given that the total score obtained is even, find the probability of throwing a double. So I got that the sample space is all the possible outcomes and, |S|= 21. A = Event ...
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Is this study plan sufficiently general, or overly specialized? [closed]

My current study plan is in order below. I will be completing these textbooks in this order one at a time. I have been told that I don't have textbooks in my plan that approach topology in a general ...
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Probabilty question

You have a bunch of n keys of which only one one opens the door of a storeroom, You wish to get into the storeroom. You choose one key at random and try it. If it does not work, you discard and try ...
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Convergence of Expectations (cont'd)

The question is related to this question. Suppose $\{X_n\}$ is a sequence of indep. random variables with zero expectation. Consider their sum $S_n$ which have the following properties: $S_n$ ...
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Fundamental Matrix

Determine $\phi(x,0)$ for $A(x)=\begin{pmatrix} -1 & \cos(x) \\ 0 & -1\end{pmatrix}$, where $\phi(x,0)t_{0}$ is a solution of $\frac{d}{dx}t(x)=A(x)t(x)$. I am not entirely sure as to ...
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Find the volume of the region by triple integral

What is triple integral? How can I sketch region $D$ as well as evaluate it's volume? I get stuck.
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Finding dominating integrable function

Hi everyone I'm not completely familiar with this kind of argument and I'd appreciate if someone can help me to see if the argument is correct and also any suggestion to improve it. Thanks in advance. ...
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On sums and identities

I am given the following problem set: (a) the Riemann $\zeta$-function for $s > 1$ is defined through the convergent sum: $$\zeta(s) := \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^s}$$ show the identity ...
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Continuous Strong-Strong Implies Continuous Weak-Weak

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two Banach spaces and let $T$ be a linear map between $X$ and $Y$. Show that $T$ is continuous strong-strong if and only if $T$ is continuous weak-weak. I can see that $T$ ...
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How can a beginner researcher or Ph.D. student efficiently and effectively learn new concepts while staying motivated?

I hope this question is appropriate for MSE. The situation is that someone is reading a book (e.g. a monograph), possibly helpful in his/her research, and the content is sufficiently extensive or ...
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Finding an specific counterexample of the interchanging of the limit and integral.

Hi I found the following exercise where I'm stuck, I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advances Let $0\le f_n\to f$ and $\int f_n\to c>0$ pointwise. Show that $\int \lim f_n d\mu\in [0,c]$ and ...
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About continuous functions and continuous continuations and their uniqueness

How would you access the following problem: (a) Show that for every $s \in \mathbb{Q}$ the function $$f: \mathbb{C}^* \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$$ $$ f(z) := \frac{\overline z}{\vert z \vert ^s}$$ is ...
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On functions and their linear independence

How would you access the following problem: Show that the set of functions $$ \phi_n : \mathbb{R}_{>0} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$$$$\phi_n(x) = \frac{1}{n+x}$$for $n \in \mathbb{Z}^{\ge 0}$ is ...
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Conservative vector field, potentail function and work done

For (i), is that I have to show $curl F = 0$ ? For (ii) and (iii), what should I do in order to find the potential function and work done? Also, is the answer $4$ for (iii)?
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Convergence of Expectations

Suppose $\{X_n\}$ is a sequence of non-negative random variables such that $$EX_n<\infty, \text{ }\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}EX_n =\infty$$ and $\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}X_n$ exists a.s. May I ...
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Multiple integrals: Double integrals

For this question, how to evaluate the integral by changing the order of integration? Also, how to sketch the region of integration? I really get stuck.
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Finding partial derivatives from a given function

For i), is the answer $df/du = (a)df/dx + (2cu)df/dy, df/dv = (b)df/dx + (2dv)df/dy$ For ii), is the answer $d^2 f/du^2 = (a^2) d^2 f/dx^2 + (4acu) d^2 f/dxdy + (4c^2 u^2) d^2 f/dy^2$ , $d^2 ...
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On a summation manipulation

I have $R_t= \frac{1}{h} \sum_{j=0}^{h-1} E_tr_{t+j} + \theta_t$ where $E_tr_{t+j} = E[r_{t+j}| I_t]$. By subtracting $r_t$ from both sides and after some manipulations I should get: $$R_t - r_t= ...