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Visualizing Gauss-Legendre Quadrature

I'm creating a GUI interface for my Python Computing class that is supposed to showcase a few types of Numerical Integration. One of the ones I want to put in as an option is Gauss-Legendre ...
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Visualizing a Calabi Yau

I would like to understand how I can visualize the quintic threefold $$ z_1^5 + z_2^5 + z_3^5 + z_4^5 +z_5^5 - 5\psi z_1z_2z_3z_4z_5 = 0$$ For a similar problem, Hanson proposes the following: ...
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visualizing functions invariant (or almost) under modular transformation

In the spirit of Möbius Transformations Revealed, I'd like to make a pair of movies depicting how Klein's absolute invariant $j(\tau)$ and the Dedekind eta function $\eta(\tau)$ transform when ...
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The complement of a torus is a torus.

Take $S^3$ to be the three-sphere, that is, $S^3=\lbrace (x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4):x_1^2+x_2^2+x_3^2+x_4^4=1\rbrace$. Using the stereographic projection, $S^3=\mathbb{R}^3\cup \lbrace \infty \rbrace.$ Can ...
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Algebra: Best mental images

I'm curious how people think of Algebras (in the universal sense, i.e., monoids, groups, rings, etc.). Cayley diagrams of groups with few generators are useful for thinking about group actions on ...
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How to represent a bounded function

I am not completely sure whether this question belongs on mathematics.SE but I figured to give it a shot: I have a function which mathematically looks like this: $f(x)=\max(A,B\cos x)$ This will ...
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Fuzzy Venn diagram regions labeled in ternary

I have a couple of questions about the Venn diagrams object : Words from the binary alphabet with n letters label each region of an order-n Venn diagram. Is there any more profound connection ...
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Visualizing diffeomorphisms

This is probably a really basic question (hence my asking it here as opposed to MO). In a comment to a question on mathoverflow ...
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An example of a Lie group

I have a trouble learning Lie groups --- I have no canonical example to imagine while thinking of a Lie group. When I imagine a manifold it is usually some kind of a 2D blanket or a circle/curve or a ...
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Which space this space drawn in this picture is homeomorphic?

Based in this question Why this space is homeomorphic to the plane? I would like to know which space this space is homeomorphic, any help or an intuitive idea are welcome. [Context of Image: ...
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Cayley table group visualization

how can I make graphics like this? random colors. I got a script in GAP that prints rows of numbers but I want it colored just random colors ...
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This quotient space is homeomorphic to the Möbius strip?

Let $G:\mathbb R \times [-1,1]\to \mathbb R \times [-1,1]$ be a map defined by $G(x,y)=(x+1,-y)$ This space $Q=\mathbb R\times [-1,1]/\sim$, where $(x_1,y_1)\sim (x_2,y_2)$ if and only if there is ...
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Vizualisation about line search in Linear Programming?

I am trying to visualize this recursive algorithm in LP, Wikipedia here. I am looking for references about in which kind of problems is this used and what does it really look like? I am also ...
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Visualising the derivative/slope $f'(x_0)$ of $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ as a line segment

A function $f:I\subseteq \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that is differentiable at $x_0 \in I$ obeys the following equality for all $h\in (I-x_0)$ (i.e. for all $h\in \mathbb{R}$ such that $x_0+h ...
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Lie group and SO3 visualisation

Maybe I'm asking a very vague question but I'd like to know if there are some visualisation tools available already that explain lie algebra exponential map or logarithm? I'd like to be able to ...
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Visualizing and manipulating 4-dimensional data with 3D technology

It is possible to visualize 3 dimensional data (like a scatter plot) by projecting it on a 2 dimensional screen in a way that allows to interact with it in an intuitive way. Is it possible to ...
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visual proof of the chinese remainder theorem?

I have seen visual proofs for fermats little theorem, gauss sum and many other things. I find them very useful. Is there a visual proof for the chinese remainder theorem? Thanks in advance.
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Why is it that I cannot imagine a tesseract?

I try hard to "visualise" (say "imagine") a tesseract but I can't. Why is it that I can't? This may be a question for a scholar of some other discipline and not for a mathematician, e.g. ...
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Kerning on the fly -algorithm [closed]

Do anyone know any algorithm which would calculate automatically kerning of characters based on glyph shapes when user types text? I don't mean trivial calculation of advance widths or similar, I ...
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Visualizing Exterior Derivative

How do you visualize the exterior derivative of differential forms? I imagine differential forms to be some sort of (oriented) line segments, areas, volumes etc. That is if I imagine a two-form, I ...
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Help me to vizualise this falling ball on spinning Earth

The earth rotates. The ball falls in an latitude, not equator, let say in Germany. I am trying to understand how to express the ball in terms of the angular velocity on the planet. The constant ...
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Visualizing Infinity discerning countable and uncountable

This is rather a philosophical question. Although it uses topological notions, it isn't any precise mathematics, so maybe one cannot take it very seriously. Sometimes I try to picture an infinite set ...
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Proof-without-words for $\bar a\times (\bar b\times\bar c)=\bar b (\bar a\cdot\bar c)-\bar c (\bar a\cdot \bar b)$ or some visual-biased explanation?

Griffiths' Introduction to Electromagnetism -book has equations called 20.10 below. I have proved this equation d) pretty much on the first mathematics -course I had but I have not yet understood a ...
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Illustrations of a line and a curve intersecting for complex field

Are there nice illustrations on the Net of say $y=a·x+b$ and $y=x^2$ intersecting where x and y are complex? I'm thinking of the amplitude of y being depicted as height above the complex plane with ...
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Visualizing $L_2$ or an infinite dimensional Hilbert space

I need to explain abstract objects in an infinite dimensional Hilbert space. What is the best way to visualize it for an engineering audience? Does anybody have a good example?
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Is there a geometric projection for every complex function

I was wondering about the best way to visualize complex functions. As they're $$ R^2 \rightarrow R^2$$ i think best way are complex plane image/grid transforms like they used in the Dimensions movie ...
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software tool for accurate visualization of algebraic curves

First of all, I apologize since this is not strictly speaking a "mathematical" question but I could not find a better place for it. For a work presentation I need a tool for accurate visualization of ...
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Visualizing quotient groups: $\mathbb{R/Q}$

I was wondering about this. I know it is possible to visualize the quotient group $\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$ as a circle, and if you consider these as "topological groups", then this group (not ...
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Visualization of Cantor set by Mathematica or Maple!

We all know what it is the Cantor set. The Cantor set is created by repeatedly deleting the open middle thirds of a set of line segments. One starts by deleting the open middle third $(\frac{1}{3}, ...
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Xi function plotter ??

i would like to know what software i need to plot the RIemann Xi function $ \xi(s)= \frac{1}{2}s(s-1)\Gamma (s/2)\zeta (s) $ on a given interval , for example from $ s=0 , s=1000 $ or from $ s=0 , ...
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What do you call a graph of value vs rank of the value?

What do you call a graph of value vs rank of the value? For example, say I make a census of the 2010 net income for a bunch of people. The graph of net income vs age gives me a: scatterplot The ...
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Can one construct a “Cayley diagram” that lacks only an inverse?

My group theory text asks for an example of a Cayley-like diagram that exhibits all the properties of a group except (only) that at least some elements lack an inverse. Is it possible to construct ...
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Visualize a difference equation with Matlab [closed]

I have a difference equation for a Single Pole Infinite Impulse Response Filter, defined on a discrete time-series: $y[n]-(1-\alpha)*y[n-1]=\alpha*x_n$ While the []s brackets refer to a position n ...
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The geometry of functions $\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the norm axioms

What are constraints on the "looks" of a function $f:\mathbb{R}^2\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, if $f$ satisfies $$f(x_1+x_2)\leq f(x_1) + f(x_2), \ \quad x_1,x_2\in \mathbb{R}^2 \quad \quad (1)$$i.e. the ...
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What are all these “visualizations” of the 3-sphere?

a 2-sphere is a normal sphere. A 3-sphere is $$ x^2 + y^2 + z^2 + w^2 = 1 $$ My first question is, why isn't the w coordinate just time? I can plot a 4-d sphere in a symbolic math program and ...
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Visualizing solids of revolution

Can someone shed a little bit of light on the problem of volumes of revolution about the $x$-axis and the $y$-axis of the same shapes? Take for example $f(x)=x^2$. If we want to find the volume ...
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Three-dimensional art galleries

The well-known art gallery problem starts with an "art gallery" (a simple polygon in the plane, not necessarily convex) and asks for the minimum number of "guards" (points on the polygon) required to ...
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Visualizing identity $m\le3n-6$ for simple connected finite planar graphs

How can I visualize the identity $m\leq3n-6$ (where $m$ is the number of edges, $n$ the number of vertices) for simple connected finite planar graphs?
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Is there any way to give sense to a geometric/visual proof?

Suppose one is given the following visual proof that $$\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \sum_{k=1}^n \frac{1}{2^k} = 1$$ which is the following construction over $[0,1]\times[0,1]$ What this is ...
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Visualization of 4D Expanded form of $f(x,y) = y/x - x/y$

I have a (not so) simple question: how do I visualize the following: $$f(x,y,z) = ((yz)/x - x/(yz)) + (y/(xz) - (xz)/y) + (y/x - x/y)?$$ I am a csci person, but not a big math person, so I'm a bit ...
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Problem involving drawing a diagram with belts and elevators and specific directions on a given floor/belt

Today, while reading A Practical Guide to Problem Solving in Mathematics by Carol Meyer and Tom Sallee, I came across a problem I was unsure of how to solve except by brute forcing possibilities and ...
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Programs for visualizing math designed for laymen?

I'm looking for interactive applications that are for university topics (designed for windows) in mathematics only , preferably something that doesn't include programming languages to use because ...
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What's this type of chart called?

What's the name of this type of chart?
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Visualize operator algebras?

It seems to me that to study mathematics is to convert the abstract language into diagrams, graphs and images. It does depend on the subject how much this technique can ease the struggle yet most of ...
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Favourite proofs with a visualization

As a fan of 'visual' proofs, I love the book Visual Complex Analysis by Tristan Needham. For example, this picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pythagoras_algebraic2.svg leads quickly to ...
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continuum between linear and logarithmic

A friend and I are working on a heatmap representing some population numbers. Initially we used a linear color scale by default. Then, because the numbers covered a wide range, I tried using a log ...
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linearly arranging the group tables of groups of order 128

I'm planning to make a video that shows color coded group tables for all 2328 groups of order 128 -- at 128$\times$128 pixels at 24 frames a second I think I get 97 seconds of video. Is there some ...
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Ways to visualize the real numbers?

I was just wondering if there are any diagrams for visualizing subsets of the real numbers, or totally 'radically' different ways of looking at them as a real line? The model of the line relies on ...
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Visualizing SPD cone for $3\times3$ matrices

Can anyone see a good way to visualize the SPD cone for 3x3 symmetric matrices? I'm interested in something that would highlight it's special structure, like non-smoothness. Here's one attempt, ...
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Visualize 3 parameters in a graph

How would one visualize 3 parameters, where 1 parameters depends on the other 2? I want to display the time on the y-axis which depends on the input value of two different types. I can only think of ...