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comment Strategy for reading math books, is it better to prove the theorems yourself or just read them?
Anecdotal answer to (2): I started doing a "multi-pass" thing and it has definitely worked wonders for me. It works like this, I believe.
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comment Can one construct any n-gon if angle trisection is also allowed?
So one must allow p-section of angles for all prime p to make all n-gons constructible? I'd appreciate someone turning this into an answer. :)
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asked Can one construct any n-gon if angle trisection is also allowed?
Aug
22
comment Complex analysis book for Algebraic Geometers
I am Indian, and my mother tongue is Bengali. Please don't call me erudite. :) I was lucky to be able to take advantage of optional German classes about three years back when I was in middle school. And French is just about everywhere.
Aug
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comment Complex analysis book for Algebraic Geometers
No, I'm serious. Hélène Zweig is, like, the best pronunciation guide ever! Please tell me you prepared this years ago and use it whenever possible . . .
Aug
20
comment Complex analysis book for Algebraic Geometers
Dear @Georges, that's really helpful. :)
Aug
19
comment Complex analysis book for Algebraic Geometers
How does one pronounce your last name, @GeorgesElencwajg?
Aug
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asked Is functional analysis related to or used in algebraic geometry in any way?
Aug
2
comment Why this $\sigma \pi \sigma^{-1}$ keeps apearing in my group theory book? (cycle decomposition)
I second @Kaj on this.
Aug
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comment How is the distinction of left and right in space related to the orientation of screw?
It is a left screw. Consider a line moving out vertically in front of you (like if your nose became really long). What happens to this line if you rotate clockwise?
Jul
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answered How is the distinction of left and right in space related to the orientation of screw?
Jul
29
comment Good books and lecture notes about category theory.
He was probably joking.
Jul
18
asked Can two non-abelian groups have an abelian product or coproduct?
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Jul
13
revised Self-contained undergrad math resources for someone with extremely weak foundations in math?
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Jul
13
comment Self-contained undergrad math resources for someone with extremely weak foundations in math?
Someone is bound to come in and start waxing lyrical about Rudin (or even Switzer).
Jul
13
revised Elegant applications of advanced techniques to “olympiad” problems
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Jul
13
comment Elegant applications of advanced techniques to “olympiad” problems
Try posting an answer using something from there. The "pauper's coat" inequality from Engel, perhaps (if this is the same probabilistic method handout I recall reading)?
Jul
13
comment Elegant applications of advanced techniques to “olympiad” problems
I have found Bertrand useful in a few cases, indeed, although I can't remember any particular one. Perhaps you could post an answer with a specific example?