Questions about studying mathematics without formal instruction.

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Sources for mathematics outside the mathematics world

In this question I would like to ask you about material showing the uses (or occurrences) of mathematics in the everyday world. The aim is to encourage with it a group of young undergraduate ...
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$\mathbb E[\bar X_n]=0$

A conditional normal rv sequence, does the mean converges in probability, in this question how can i get $\mathbb E[\bar X_n]=0$? Here is my attempt; $$\mathbb E[\bar ...
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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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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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Good book for self study of a First Course in Real Analysis

Does anyone have a recommendation for a book to use for the self study of real analysis? Several years ago when I completed about half a semester of Real Analysis I, the instructor used "Introduction ...
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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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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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Equivalent systems of Linear equation

I've just begun to re-learn linear algebra because is so important, the book that I chose is naturally the Hoffman's for a lot of reason. Well, In the first chapter I'm stuck with the following, ...
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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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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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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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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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Linear algebra and Multivariable calculus prerequisites for Stochastic Calculus

Which topics are considered "graduate-level" for the following subjects: Linear algebra Multivariable calculus On Internet, it is said that you need "graduate level" Linear algebra and ...
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What are the prerequisites for stochastic calculus?

I am not a math student, and only kind of picking up something whenever I need it. After emerged in the field of machine learning, probability, measure theory and functional analysis seem to be quite ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a closed form expression for $\int_{- \infty}^\infty \int_{-\infty}^y \frac{1}{2 \pi} e^{-(1/2) ( x^2+y^2 )} \mathrm{d}x\,\mathrm{d}y$?

I have been trying to evaluate the integral: $$\int_{- \infty}^\infty \int_{-\infty}^y \frac{1}{2 \pi} e^{-(1/2) ( x^2+y^2 )}\mathrm {d}x\,\mathrm{d}y$$ I know of course that the integral equals ...
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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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Looking for an easy lightning introduction to Hilbert spaces and Banach spaces

I'm co-organizing a reading seminar on Higson and Roe's Analytic K-homology. Most participants are graduate students and faculty, but there are a number of undergraduates who might like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Learning math vs problem solving

Ok so I am about to start my final year in high school we will be learning calculus this year, but I already know single- and multi-variable calculus and linear algebra so I want to spend my final ...
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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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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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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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Multivariable Calculus books similar to “Advanced Calculus of Several Variables” by C.H. Edwards

I am currently trying to teach myself multivariable calculus using C.H. Edwards' "Advanced Calculus of Several Variables", but the text unfortunately doesn't have very many problems with solutions. ...
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Steps to Re-Learn Mathematic the right way

I was always branded weak mathematics back at school though i loved it. The reason was that I was not having many basics in maths. Due to this problem I stopped learning Maths after my 10th grade. But ...
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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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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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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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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 ...