# Questions tagged [education]

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### Modelling the number of apples an orchard yields with diminishing returns per tree

This is Exercise 7.9 in the University of Washington's precal book. Sylvia has an apple orchard. One season, her 100 trees yielded 140 apples per tree. She wants to increase her production by adding ...
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### Using system of linear equations to solve problems

When we have a system of linear equations we are trying to find the solution of the system (if exists). Are we doing the same when we use system of linear equations to describe something (make an ...
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### Complex analysis find the laurent series, is my working out correct?

I am posting this on behalf of a friend, she just wants confirmation if her working out is correct. Answer of working out image revised working out answer image Any input is much appreciated Many ...
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### Simplification conditions for basic expressions

Being somewhat a part-time educator teaching (mostly adults) basic math I find myself troubled by questions I tend to get. Being more specific, students ask me for conditions, algorithms and other ...
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### Complex Analysis Are My Answers Correct?

Good Evening, I am posting this on behalf of a friend, she has a complex analysis maths exam tomorrow morning and wanted some clarification on her answers however this is not my field, so I am hoping ...
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### integral of $(x^5+1)\cos(x)$ on a symmetric interval

I gave my Calc II class the following problem on their first assignment of the quarter: $\int_{-\frac{\pi}{2}}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} (x^5+1)\cos x \: dx$, which evaluates to 2 when one takes into account ...
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### Explaining the joy behind Math to the Common Folk [duplicate]

As a math student, it is hard for me to explain the beauty of math to non-mathematicians. So I wonder, how can one explain the elegance of abstract mathematics to somebody without a special background ...
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### Motivation for the definition of prime and maximal ideals [duplicate]

How do you motivate the concept of a ring-theoretic ideal, and subsequently prime/maximal ideals, to a first-time ring theory student who has never seen these things before? Let's say they just know ...
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### A question about online teaching aids [closed]

Online classes will start again as the semester will start, I bought an XP-Pen deco 03 to help me with online teaching. I will be teaching commutative algebra next semester. I would like to ask what ...
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### Reimaging Collimated Beam [migrated]

I am trying to solve a reimaging two lens system and I am aware of the Thin Lens Equation, $\frac{1}{d_{image}} + \frac{1}{d_{object}} = \frac{1}{f}$ where $f$ is the focal length. My scenario is ...
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