# Questions tagged [reference-works]

Reference works include encyclopedias, dictionaries, books of tables (which may include numerical tables, tables of integrals, series, and products, tables of Fourier transforms, tables of finite groups, tables of combinatorial designs, etc.).

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### Reference for general-topology

Though there are several posts discussing the reference books for topology, for example best book for topology. But as far as I looked up to, all of them are for the purpose of learning topology or ...
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### Dictionaries and resources for translation of mathematical terminology

Nowadays English seems to be the most frequently used language in mathematics. (Although plenty of papers and books are published in other languages, e.g., Russian, French, German and Chinese.) ...
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### Probability spaces over graphs: which area has focus on them?

Suppose a simple graph $G$. Now consider probability space $G(v;p)$ where $0\leq p\leq 1$ and $v$ vertices. I want to calculate globally-determined properties of $G(v;p)$ such as connectivity and ...
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### Are Oriented Graphs Related to Oriented Matroids?

My professor said that oriented matroids make it easier to investigate things such as connectivity. Recall that an oriented graph is a digraph without multiple edges or loops. Now Are oriented graphs ...
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### How to get intuition in topology concerning the definitions?

Most topology texts go on directly to give definition of topology, then they give some examples and that's it, like they directly tell you right Let $X$ be a set and let $τ$ be a family of subsets ...
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### What is the meaning of the expression Q.E.D.? Is it similar to ■ appearing at the end of a theorem?

I am curious about the meaning of the word Q.E.D. that is often written after a proof of a theorem (some math books use this convention). Edit: Is it similar to the box being placed after a proof of ...
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### Advice on self study of category theory

I'm very intrested in start to study category theory with aim to use this in algebraic geometry. I already took courses (besides the basics) on commutative algebra and general topology with a soft ...
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### Encyclopedic dictionary of Mathematics

I'm looking for a complete dictionary about Mathematics, after searching a lot I found only this one http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedic-Dictionary-Mathematics-Second-VOLUMES/dp/0262090260/ref=sr_1_1?...
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### What is the most complete book of integrals and series?

I'm looking for something like "If it's not in this book, it's not known". I've got a copy of Gradshteyn and Ryzhik, which seems pretty good. But I'm hoping there are some better ones out there.
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### References on Inverse Problems, Approximation theory and Algebraic geometry

For example, you approximate structure functions of finite simple graphs in cases where only cut sets of the systems are known. The inverse problem means to build possible scenarios in underdetermined ...
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### On terms “Orientation” & “Oriented” in different mathematical areas?

The goal of this question is to help to deal with different meanings of the words such as "orientation" and "oriented" in different mathematical areas. Are different oriented concepts somehow ...
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### Key reference book on toric ideals: normal or not? Which definition to follow?

I want to understand sum of binomials better in terms of ideals such as binomial ideals, normal ideals and so by toric ideals. Examples about toric ideals contain \sum x^\alpha+\sum x^\beta\in\...
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### Matrices over noncommutative rings

I am wondering whether matrices over noncommutative rings have gone undergone a systematic study, particularly noncommutative group rings? I would appreciate sources, if any are available. Thanks!
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### Encyclopedia of Mathematics? (non-alphabetical)

Do you know any encyclopedia of mathematics which is in non-alphabetical order, like it starts from basic mathematics and then goes up to very advanced level? And what's the difference between say, ...