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 Jun 8 accepted How much room is there for original mathematics research? Jun 7 comment How much room is there for original mathematics research? Hi Matt, thank you very much for your reply. Yes, it sounds like you are right that for mathematics there seems to be no real advantage to doing a research only degree. I guess if this is the case then the only advantage, which I didn't mention, of my including of a mathematics research degree would be that the university I am forming is free - and so it would allow someone to get a degree, if they already had the knowledge, without spending money. Are you saying these people do not exist: people who do math as a hobby/passion and are capable of original research but currently have no degree? Jun 7 awarded Commentator Jun 7 comment How much room is there for original mathematics research? I have edited the main question. Jun 7 revised How much room is there for original mathematics research? added 585 characters in body Jun 7 comment How much room is there for original mathematics research? @ThomasAndrews, yes the students will have guidance. Degree by research is not a new idea, it is reasonably common in the UK for instance. Anyway, this question is not to address the feasibility of the university, but whether it should offer degree by research in mathematics. Jun 6 comment How much room is there for original mathematics research? @ThomasAndrews, there is no teaching. Degrees are issued for quality original research and the students learn through conducting their research. Jun 6 comment How much room is there for original mathematics research? @ThomasAndrews, this is a research only university - everything has to be original research. So it's Mathematical Research, or no mathematics department. Jun 6 asked How much room is there for original mathematics research? Jun 2 awarded Student Jun 2 comment Can this equation be factored down to be smaller? $\frac{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-(\frac{1}{p})^{((n+1)-\frac{y+1}{x+1})}}{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-1}$ Great, thank you! Jun 2 accepted Can this equation be factored down to be smaller? $\frac{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-(\frac{1}{p})^{((n+1)-\frac{y+1}{x+1})}}{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-1}$ Jun 2 comment Can this equation be factored down to be smaller? $\frac{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-(\frac{1}{p})^{((n+1)-\frac{y+1}{x+1})}}{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-1}$ x & y are always positive integers >=0. Jun 2 accepted Can this equation be factored down? $\frac{(2^{y}-2) - 2^{y-x}}{2^{y}-1}$ Jun 2 asked Can this equation be factored down to be smaller? $\frac{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-(\frac{1}{p})^{((n+1)-\frac{y+1}{x+1})}}{(\frac{1}{p})^{n}-1}$ Jun 1 awarded Scholar Jun 1 accepted Why is the product of $y=2,x=0$ not related to $x=2,y=0$ in this equation? Jun 1 revised Can this equation be factored down? $\frac{(2^{y}-2) - 2^{y-x}}{2^{y}-1}$ edited title Jun 1 comment Why is the product of $y=2,x=0$ not related to $x=2,y=0$ in this equation? Well I made the equation to represent a level of agreement between agreeing and contradicting sources in an historical study. So it seems to me that x=2,y=0 should be the inverse of x=0,y=2 in this case. Jun 1 asked Can this equation be factored down? $\frac{(2^{y}-2) - 2^{y-x}}{2^{y}-1}$