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Aug
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comment Hard Definite integral involving the Zeta function
At first glance, I'd try to expand at least part of the integrand in a Taylor series. That might give you the $\zeta(5)$.
Apr
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comment Reference request: Chern classes in algebraic geometry
Hey- this is kind of a silly debate. Let's call this whatever we like. It's always been called Chern-Weil around me but that's hardly a sacred cow.
Apr
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comment Reference request: Chern classes in algebraic geometry
I think we're just using different titles for the same thing. Using elementary symmetric polynomials of eigenvalues for a matrix of 2forms to create characteristic classes is very topological but is also called the Chern-Weil approach. Are you thinking of Chern-Simmons maybe?
Apr
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answered Reference request: Chern classes in algebraic geometry
Aug
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comment Improper use of Stokes and Divergence Theorem. Find the problem
As Tunococ said for an open surface the divergence theorem doesn't apply which gives you the problem you were looking for. In the case of a closed surface the argument is valid. Whatever F is if you integrate it over the empty set you're going to get zero.
Aug
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Aug
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revised Improper use of Stokes and Divergence Theorem. Find the problem
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Aug
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answered Improper use of Stokes and Divergence Theorem. Find the problem
Feb
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comment What is the single most influential book every mathematician should read?
I'd love to contribute an answer here but before I do can you tell me how you're defining "beginning of your career"? Do you mean the beginning of your math college/graduate math education? Or do you mean the beginning of your first post-doc?
Jan
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Jan
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comment Going to the Movies!
I like this problem. I'm guessing that small independent theaters don't have any sort of algorithm for organizing showtimes to maximize revenue. It seems likely that the google-plexes like AMC do though. If they don't I see some consulting work coming your way soon.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Find a matrix $A$ such that $u$ is in $\operatorname{Null}(A)$
$u$ doesn't have to appear anywhere in the matrix $A$. All you need is some matrix $A$ for which $Au = 0$. The matrix $A$ you chose above doesn't do this.
Jan
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answered Differentiating a function with respect to a vector
Sep
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comment What is the connection between linear algebra and geometry?
I can probably help you with that, but can you be more specific?
Aug
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answered What is the connection between linear algebra and geometry?
Aug
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comment Self-study: part 2
700-800 hours was a bit of a wild guess. I think most would agree with me that after that much time you're not going to reach "Fahrenheit 451" status with any of these books. Assuming each hour is undistracted quality time it's possible you could have mostly vanquished the first three and started to make headway on big Rudin.
Aug
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answered Self-study: part 2
May
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comment Dimension of the manifold O(n)
Haha! I was thinking the same thing! Up votes all around!
May
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comment Dimension of the manifold O(n)
You're quite right. I think we posted at about the same time. I didn't read your comment until after my answer.