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Joint Limiting Distribution of Min and Max

Let $X_1,\ldots,X_n$ be iid from the uniform distribution $U(a,b)$. Let $X_{(1)}< cdots< X_{(n)}$ be the order statistics. Find the joint limiting distribution of $(n(X_{(1)}-a),n(b-X_{(n)}))$ ...
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Avoid losing the woods for the trees in daily study and lecture time

When facing to some new material in mathematics, it is quite easy to overwhelmed by lots of details with losing the woods for the trees. So is there some good strategy to study the materials ...
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Uncountable Dense Linear Orders

Is there an example of two uncountable equipollent dense linear orders without endpoints that don't satisfy the same first order properties? Or is it true that two uncountable equipollent dense linear ...
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On what value of $f(X)$ minimizes $E[(Y-f(X))^2|X]$

$X$ and $Y$ are random variables. The question is: what value of $f(X)$ minimizes $E[(Y-f(X))^2|X]$. I am pretty sure I have found the solution to this problem by writing: $$E[(Y-f(X)-E[X|Y] +E[X|Y] ...
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Path to 3d Mathematics programming, where to start?

This might read like duplicate of this question https://math.stackexchange.com/search?q=where+to+start However since that one wasn't answered, and I have a more specific problem in regards to ...
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Normal Distribution and Iterated Logarithm

Let $X_n$ be independent $N(0, \sigma^2)$-distributed random variables with partial sum $S_n := \sum_{k=1}^n X_k$, $n \geq 1$. Then I read the following results. $$ \sum_{k = 1}^n \mathbb P (S_n > ...
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Proving properties of nth roots

First let me define some things. Let $x \gt 0$ and $n \ge 1$. Now $x^{\frac{1}{n}}:=\sup\ [ y\in \mathbb R : y \ge 0 \text{ and } y^n \le x]$ (a) If $x \gt 1$ then $x^{\frac{1}{k}}$ is a decreasing ...
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How to select good exercises?

I'm studying on Rudin "Principles of of Mathematical Analysis" which I begin to find as a good and complete reference. I wonder how many exercises shall I do at the end of each chapter ? In case of ...
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Determining final and initial object in a certain category

I am reading Paolo Aluffi's greatly entertaining book "Algebra: Chapter $0$" and I got stuck on some excercises dealing with universal properties. Let $C$ be a category, and let $A$ and $B$ be two ...
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Limit with terms very similar to those that should give an exponential function

I have been trying to solve the following limit but am completely stuck. $$\lim_{\alpha \rightarrow \infty} 1-\left( \frac{y+\alpha}{\alpha-1} \right)^{-\alpha}$$ I have tried inverting the ratio ...
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Posterior Probability

a) Your initial belief is that a defendant in a court case is guilty with probability 0.5. A witness comes forward claiming he saw the defendant committed the crime. You know the witness is not ...
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Are there any memorization techniques that exist for math students?

I just watched this video on Ted.com entitled: Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do and it got me thinking about memory from a programmers perspective, and since programming and mathematics ...
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Probability Question!! [on hold]

A researcher is conducting a survey of county residents in a Midwestern state. Foolishly, she uses lists of registered voters as a sampling frame and randomly draws phone numbers and addresses from ...
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Confusion about the associative property and the mechanics of Parenthesis

This is a follow up question on my earlier post (Updated): Showing that a set $M$ with two elements classifies as a field. I feel this post is necessary because I realize that what confuses me is how ...
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(Updated): Showing that a set $M$ with two elements classifies as a field

My question is more conceptual, so I will come straight to the exercise: Exercise: Let $M= \lbrace g,u \rbrace $ be a Set. On $M$ the Addition and the Multiplication is given by: \begin{align} ...
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Simple probability question

Question: In class of 125 students, in examination 70 students passed in mathematics and 55 students passed in statistics and 30 passed in both the subject. Find the probability of the event where ...
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Constructive proof for existence of integer part of real number

I try to prove de following exercise of my analysis textbook. Show that for every real number $x$ there is exactly one integer $N$ such that $N \le x < N + 1$. I have been finding a ...
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Does anyone have any good resources for learning high level maths. [closed]

Does anyone have any good resources for learning higher level maths? The topics I'm considering are algebra, triangles and anything you people think is cool and useful.
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Accounting, loss ratio over time question [on hold]

In our preferred company we have a number of different tiers, with the goal that each tier has the same loss ratio. Assume that the rating factor for tier A is 0.85 and the rating factor for tier C ...
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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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Proof that $|\sqrt{x}-\sqrt{y}| \leq \sqrt{|x-y|},\quad x,y \geq 0$

Any hints on how I can prove the inequality: $$|\sqrt{x}-\sqrt{y}| \leq \sqrt{|x-y|},\quad x,y \geq 0$$ Thank you.
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Is this derivative correct?

I'm newbie at Calculus, so I'm doing some exercises of derivates, I know by the formula: $f(x) = \sqrt u$ $\frac {df(x)}{dx} = \frac{u'}{2 \sqrt u}$ that the derivate of the next function is: ...
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Question about Lebesgue Covering Dimension

Suppose we have a metric space equipped with two different metrics: $(X,d), (X, d')$. What must be true of the metrics: $d, d'$ in order for $X$ to have the same Lebesgue covering dimension? A ...
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Want to check measure theory proof

I need to show that sigma-finiteness implies semifinite. Does the following proof work? Let $(X,m,\mu)$ be a $\sigma-$finite measure. Let, $E\in m$, and $\mu(E)=\infty$. By $\sigma-$finiteness, ...
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Proof on existence of the natural numbers, crucial step.

I am trying to understand/reconstruct the proof given by my Professor addressing the existence of natural numbers. However there is one step in particular I don't understand and the more I think about ...
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Without solving the equation, determine the nature of its roots: $x^2 + ax + a^2 = 0$

I'm working through the book Core Maths for Advanced Level on my own, and, after solving the above problem, I'm not getting the same answer as the book. So, given: $$x^2 + ax + a^2 = 0$$ Using the ...
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How to prove this claim in real analysis

E is a set of positive outer measure, how to prove that there must be a bounded subset of E that has positive measure?
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Probably of 2 six in 5 dice rolls

What is the probability of obtaining exatcly 2 six when rolling a dice 5 times? In order to obtain this probability, I will need to devide the number of favorable events by the number of possible ...
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The difference between simple and compound interest [closed]

The difference between simple and compound interest for an amount after 2 years is Rs. 64/- . If the simple interest for 2 years is Rs 1600/-, what is the rate of interest?
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Help in Understanding the Formula for The Lattice Point Counting in Triangles with Rational Coordinates

Yesterday I have found this paper while searching Google. However, since the author of this paper gave no examples of implementing the following formula, I don't understand how to implement it in ...
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An exercise on first order logic formulas, terms and Polish notation

This is part of my homework (not mandatory and not accredited). Please comment/answer if my reasoning for the exercises is correct, because I'd like to see if I understand the material. I will start ...
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Am I reading Bott - Tu right?

Summary: I'm finding Bott - Tu to be too brief and terse. I constantly have to look elsewhere to fill in details. This is not time-efficient. Am I missing something? If not - what other books do ...
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problem with rudin theorem 1.14 first step $g^{-1}((\alpha, \infty]=\cup_{n=1}^\infty f_n^{-1}((\alpha, \infty])$

Theorem 1.14 of Complex and real analysis by Rudin states: if $f_n:X\to [-\infty, +\infty]$ is measurable for $n = 1,2,3...$ and: $$g=\sup_{n\geq 1} f_n,~~~~h=\limsup_{n\to \infty} f_n,$$ then $h$ ...
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Math is too hard for me. How can I make it easier?

I am trying to study, and I keep finding that math is hard (any kind), and it doesn't get easier(only harder). I am trying to learn these things all in progression (asynchronously): 1.Math for all ...
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Show expectation is infinite

Let $X_1,\ldots,X_n$ be independent, identically distributed with expectation 1 and finite variance. Find the limit distribution of $\sqrt{n}(\bar{X}_n^{-1}-1)$. If the random variables are sampled ...
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The Use of Sound in Mathematics. [closed]

I'm not sure that this question is appropriate here. There's a good chance it's too opinion-based. If that's the case, I'm sorry. I was sat in a research seminar recently and wondered whether it'd be ...
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Proving, that closure of set is equal this set iff set is closed

I've started intorduction to topology course and I need help with one of the problems: Let $A \subset(X,T). $ Prove that $cl(A) = A\iff A$ is closed. It may looks trivial, but I had a little ...
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Good book for self-studying Binary Relations

I am studying economics and I frequently encounter Binary Relations. But without any good knowledge of it, I get confused. Here is some background, if it's helpful: I know calculus(single and ...
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Fourier Transforms of $L^1$ functions

Suppose that $f_n$ and $f$ are $L^1(\mathbb R^n)$ functions with $f_n \to f$ in $L^1$ sense. Then is it true that their Fourier transforms defined as $$ \hat f(\xi) := \int_{\mathbb R^n} ...
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Definition of $C^1$ functions with values in $\mathbb R^m$

My analysis textbook defines a $C^1$ function $f:\mathbb{R^n}\to\mathbb{R^m}$ as one in which for each component function $f_i, 1\leq i\leq m$ the partial derivative $\frac{\partial f_i}{x_j}$ exists ...
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Compact family of Lip functions under the sup norm metric, proof verification.

Hi everyone I'd like to know if the following is correct, I'd appreciate your opinion and also any suggestion to improve my argument. Thanks in advance for your time. If $(K,d)$ is a compact ...
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Expected value of Cumulative Hazard

Define $T=\min(T^0,C)$ where $T^0$ is the failure time and $C$ is the censoring time. Define the failure indicator $$\delta = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{if $T^0\leq C$}\\ 0 & \text{if $T^0> ...
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Conditional probability with balls in urns involving discards

I found this problem in a statistics book, and I'm wondering if my solution is correct. "You and a friend play a game involving 20 balls in an urn, of which 1 is red and 19 are white. The game is ...
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How to Read Michael Artin's Algebra

I am currently reading Algebra by Michael Artin (for self study). I'm finding the book pretty interesting, but I'm still not sure how I should study the book. For example, should I try to prove every ...
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How can I learn to “read maths” at a University level?

When I look at math, it's like my mind goes fuzzy. The only way to describe it is in terms of what I can relate it to. You know how when you read, you see the letters and words, but your brain picks ...
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Difference of the Cauchy Sequences is Cauchy

Assume $\{a_n\}\;$ and $\;\{b_n\}\;$ are Cauchy sequences. Use a triangle Inequality Argument to prove $\{c_n=|a_n-b_n|\}\;$ is Cauchy. So in the answer key, the author proved it by taking ...
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Finding probability given mean and standard deviation

I don't know how to approach this problem: X is normally distributed with a mean of 200 and a standard deviation of 10. Find P(X ≥ 203)
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Convergent Series $\frac{1}{n^q}, \ \ q>1$

How to show the following result about series? Thank you! Convergent Series: $$\sum_n \frac{1}{n^q}, \ \ q>1$$
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Mathematical background for one wishing to study Chaos/Complexity Theory

I don't have a very strong mathematics background. In fact I quite abhorred mathematics during my Middle/High School years. I'm currently applying for PhD programs in the field of literature as that ...
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Finding a recursive formula for a number

I am trying to find a recursive formula for a given number in order to solve a problem I am working on. For every $n \in \mathbb{N} \setminus \lbrace 0,1 \rbrace$ we define the number ...