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Litterarum radices amarae, fructus dulces. (Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.) — Cato


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answered How to convince a math teacher of this simple and obvious fact?
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comment Bott periodicity and homotopy groups of spheres
It depends on the values of $k$ and $n$. It is trivial to compute the groups for $0 \leq k \leq n$, but rather non-trivial for $k > n$.
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comment Proof for Sum of Sigma Function
You beat me to the punch by 1 min!
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comment A Question about Doctoral Theses in Mathematics
I am sorry if my question conveys a different tone, but I really am being sincere.
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comment A Question about Doctoral Theses in Mathematics
Thank you for your comment. Again, I'm not trying to win an argument or compare myself to great mathematicians; I am simply trying to understand (from an academic point of view) what is acceptable as a thesis.
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comment A Question about Doctoral Theses in Mathematics
Thank you for the answer. This situation is not a dispute, nor am I identifying any party. My aim is to simply try to answer an important question regarding theses, so that I can better understand what is acceptable.
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comment A Question about Doctoral Theses in Mathematics
More to the point, is the aim of a thesis to explain a result to a wide audience, or is it to prove a result in a mathematically rigorous way?
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