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Jargon and Mathematics Journal [closed]

I have a new finding in Mathematics but I feel the research is not much higher then the higher school with no jargon in it. Will leading journals reject my paper on the basis that it didn't include ...
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ranking and reputation of a math paper?

Say I found a math paper X and that X was published in a journal Y, before taking it seriously, how would I usually go about judging the quality of the journal or its reputation ? in a fast way.
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Publishing Research Papers on Mathematical Software Packages

I have written some LaTeX package for Mathematics. It involves substantial work. In general only a person having good knowledge of Mathematics and TeX could develop such things. There are other ...
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Is this formula for the area of a triangle worth being published? $\frac{(a^2+b^2-c^2)^2\sec C\tan C}{8ab}$

I created this trigonometric formula for finding the area of oblique triangles: $$R=\frac{(a^2+b^2-c^2)^2\sec C\tan C}{8ab}$$ where $a, b$ and $c$ are sides of the triangle, angle $C$ is the angle ...
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Collecting all of Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games

As John Miller has painstakingly documented, Martin Gardner's "Mathematical Games" column in Scientific American comprised 297 articles; Gardner also wrote 4 regular articles for SciAm. The ...
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What (online) graphing calculator is standard to use for academic papers? [closed]

I'm publishing my first mathematical paper, and need to create 2D graph figures for representation of a few functions. I've always used Desmos (I used to use Maple for really complex stuff, but I don'...
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Logic symbols in a math paper? Is this correct?

I am writing a mathematics paper with the intent to publish it in a peer-review journal. I have written something along the lines of Theorem 2. (1) something (2) something else. (end of Theorem 2). ...
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Can I use mean Likert Scores to measures a dependent variable numerically in simple linear regression? [closed]

I'm using a 7-point frequency Likert scale in my paper to measure data on racism $(n>400)$. There is a total of 35 items on my survey and the dependent variable is "racism exposure" ...
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Is "proof by counterexample" a legitimate proof?

Suppose that I am proving the following proposition: Proposition 1. For some $a$, $f(x)=ax^2$ is not an increasing function. I "proved" the proposition by providing a numerical ...
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Font for math paper [closed]

I need to write a paper for math and I don't know which font to use. I would like to use this font, but I don't really know what font it is. Can someone help me?
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How might a Mathematician reformulate this Conjecture?

I have a question pertained to the below conjecture here. However, from the comments, it is clear that the question could be improved using math jargons and symbols for clarity and conciseness. How ...
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Papers in Math Journals that Turn Out to be Sophisticated Versions of Simpler Facts

I'm interested in a list of papers in Math Journals that were celebrated as new discovery but turn out to be sophisticated versions of simpler facts. A brief explanation of the simpler version of the ...
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Is this kind of mistake I made in my bachelor thesis a serious thing? [closed]

A couple of days ago I handed in my bachelor thesis. Unfortunately I found a mistake in two of my definitions. This definitions were recursive ones so I forgot to write $n\in\mathbb{N}\setminus\{1\}$ ...
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Proper notation for corresponding members in sets

I'm an amateur 42 years removed from academia so I don't always know "the language". In a paper I am writing, I specify search limits like $\;4\le m \le 9\;$ and then show, in examples, how ...
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How much of a proof can be left for the reader?

I'm an undergrad trying to publish a result concerning Conway's Base-13 function. Essentially, it's a direct proof that it's possible to formulate a closed-form expression for the function over ...
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Why is Strömberg Wavelet section in 2018 book an amost exact copy of 2016 Wikipedia article? [closed]

Does anyone know why Section 2.10 Strömberg Wavelet of the 2018 book Wavelet: Analysis and Methods seems to be an almost exact copy of the 2016 Wikipedia article of the same name? There are some small ...
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Reference to an elementary result of mathematical analysis.

Can anyone suggest a mathematical analysis textbook that contains proof of this Proposition below? I have already sought proof of this result in classic textbooks of mathematical analysis such as ...
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I have derived a new formula for π. What should I do with it? [closed]

I mean I know that I should publish it somewhere but have no idea about how to write it in a professional manner and where to publish it. Can anyone guide me?
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What do mathematicians use to make graphs for analysis textbooks?

Apologies if this is not the correct SE for this. I have been transferring all of my notes to LaTeX and I have been wanting to include some custom diagrams. I often find my self having to find images ...
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Ambiguity of publishing as an undergrad

After many grueling and tedious hours of learning LaTeX and the formatting of math papers, and reading countless papers on arXiv, I'm finally left with a reasonable draft for a proof that I'd hope to ...
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Can proofs be written entirely without words and are there any non-trivial examples in the literature?

Can proofs be written entirely without words and are there any non-trivial examples in the literature? The title and abstract may contain words but the proof should not. I am not a mathematician but ...
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Math operator for safe division

Is there a math operator for a safe division, returning a pre-set value, usually 0, when divide by zero is encountered? If not, in a computer science or mathematics paper would one just say before an ...
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Doing research as an undergraduate student [closed]

How I can start a research on algebraic geometry which can lead to a published paper as an undergraduate student? I already have taken graduate courses like algebraic geometry, homological algebra, ...
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What can a non-mathematician do if he discovers something ground breaking? [duplicate]

This is more of a curiosity that I've been asking myself lately, and I thought to ask it here. So, what can someone there's not a mathematician do, if he has discovered something ground breaking. I ...
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Am I a pest for asking a journal repeatedly for submission updates? [closed]

I submitted an undergraduate research paper back in early Fall of 2018. About 6 or 7 months later in Spring 2019 I asked for an update and got the reviewers report soon thereafter. The reviewer said ...
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What is the format/style of a math paper published in a peer-reviewed journal? [closed]

I'm writing a math history essay but it was assigned to "conform to the style of mathematics paper published in a peer-reviewed journal". I don't know what this means. I don't know much about this so ...
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I had discovered a math formula (finding the fourth vertex of a parallelogram). How to publish? [closed]

I am 16yr old and found a new math formula of finding fourth vertices of a parallelogram. I am finding difficulty to publish that. I had read many website for publishing and tried many times. If you ...
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Where or how I might be able to find low hanging fruit in applied category theory?

If anyone happens to know, can you please give me an idea of (or where to look for) what could be low hanging fruit for an applied category theory paper for someone with down time between undergrad ...
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Where and how should I submit a math paper? [closed]

I've been working on a math paper on and off for years and I think I'm about ready to submit it to some Journal. I recently read that LaTex is preferred but I've already done $15$ pages with many ...
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Suggest some journals that I can try to publish my paper in? [closed]

A little bit about myself: I'm in my senior year of high school, and I have a passion for majoring in math. Recently, I have written a paper that explores some consequences that result from FLT. My ...
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Are there questions in Miklos Bona's "A Walk through Combinatorics" that are unsolved?

I am trying to figure out what exactly is meant by the line (in the preface), "The difficulty level of an exercise with more than one + sign may be comparable to an independent publication." Can you ...
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Describe/define the area of a scalar field that can be reached by local search

Lets assume I have a scalar field (which is a space, which describes a density. For my publication I want to properly define a certain area in this scalar field. The idea is this: Lets start with any ...
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Where to publish proofs for, for example, the OEIS

TL; DR; Where can I publish proofs that are not groundbreaking nor profound? I recently found an integer sequence in the OEIS. Okay, the OEIS only contains integer sequences, so nothing new so far. ...
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Approximation of $x!$

I have discovered a new formula that approximates the factorial function. It is more accurate than Stirling’s approximation. How do I go about publishing it and receive the credit for it?
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Publishing material on own website

Im working on an open famous problem (i.e. a conjecture in mathematics), but i am having a hard time figuring out if i can or should publish any of the material im working on, on my website. I don't ...
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Where can I find maths papers to read such as proofs of theorems or progress on the twin primes conjecture?

I am trying to start reading up on maths proofs, nothing specific, I am just interested to see how people have proved famously difficult maths problems such as fermats last theorem or progress on the ...
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Where to publish a new pathological function?

Soft-question here: I have discovered a new family of functions that could be considered as pathological. These are some of their properties: They are almost everywhere continuous. They have a ...
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Publishing mathematics research(which I believe is already there) [closed]

I am a class 12th student, and over the past year have researched quite a lot on sequences and series, and developed a formula to predict : The n-th term of a series The sum to n terms of the series ...
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How can I know if something is publishable? [closed]

I have found an approximation for $\zeta(3)$ The result includes a numerical value and an infinite series which I can also give as an infinite product. The actual value of $\zeta(3)$ and my ...
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Where to publish expository mathematics/personal notes?

I have a short expository paper that is more or less my personal take/exploration of a topic that interests me. I submitted to Mathematics Magazine and it was rejected for non-mathematical reasons - ...
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Is there a popular journal of advances in Mathematics?

I enjoy reading the news articles in Nature, which cover the entire physical sciences, from Bioinformatics to Machine Learning. Unfortunately, research in Mathematics and Logic is not covered. Does ...
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Using "we" in a paper. [duplicate]

I'm the sole author of a paper and in my introduction I've written: We are able to talk about... Doing so we manage to capture ... We accomplish this by embedding... and I'm wondering whether it's ...
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Is it always required to have a theorem/proposition after the lemma?

I'm writing a paper on the topic of data clustering, in which i use a specific optimization model to increase the clustering accuracy. Generally speaking, in a part of the paper i presented a lemma ...
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Is it ever worth writing a paper on evaluating one expression?

I'm not entirely sure how else to word this, but say I've solved a sum like: $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty} \operatorname{arctanh}(n^{-3})$$ or an integral such as $$\int_1^\infty x^{-x} \,dx$$ Would things ...
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Does research have to be "goal oriented"? Could one spend say three years studying topological braids, find random identities/crap and publish it? [closed]

Obviously anyone can publish anything at certain places, so I'm speaking in the purview of writing something that wouldn't make you look bad or is in an academic setting of some sort. Anyway would ...
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Ways to get feedback prior to publication [duplicate]

Before publishing a paper, is there any resource to get someone to review/ provide feedback for a mathematical aficionado ? I am specifying the aficionado because I lack any friend/professor able to ...
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Potential new class of probability distributions - where to confirm (and publish)?

I think I may have found a new class of probability distributions on the unit interval. This class is a conjugate family (with an intuitive but nonstandard notion of "conjugate" that's conceptually ...
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Submitting for publication in American Mathematical Monthly

I am a young computer science researcher. One of my working papers had some mathematical content so I presented it in a math department seminar. After the talk, one of the professors told me that he ...
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How do mathematicians know when writing papers if their results have already been proven or are special cases?

How does a mathematician know if what they are trying to show or what they are working on has already been shown by someone else, or has already been extensively studied etc.? What if instead someone ...
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I have written a small paper, what now? [closed]

Along my studies as an undergraduate I have written a short paper with some very neat results in. So I sent the paper to one of my professors to get some feedback. He replied saying that although some ...
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