On standards or conventions specific to mathematics as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field.

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How do I type a footnote in a paper? [on hold]

I'm writing my first mathematics research paper in LaTeX and I need help on how toi include a footnote, such as the Mathematics Subject Classification (MSC)?
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If I took electives from another program during my BSc and MSc, how should I list it on my CV?

While I was doing my BSc in Applied Mathematics I took 5 electives that were part of the Data Science MSc program. Right now I am pursing a MSc in Computer Science at the same school and I'm taking ...
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research statement for assistant professorship (W1, pure mathematics in Germany)

What should a research statement for an application for an assistant professorship (W1, Juniorprofessor) contain (pure mathematics in Germany)? How long should it be?
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Aiming for graduate school in applied math with weak math grades [duplicate]

I am close to finishing a degree in a combined program in computer science and physics, and I am thinking of applying to graduate school in environmental modelling, ideally with a strong mathematical ...
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What counts as an outcome of a grant?

When one goes from one grant to another, there are a few papers that are in the pipeline during the process. I have one such paper that was in submission when I switched grants. Submitted on the first ...
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How to know whether my submission to a mathematics journal is significant enough?

I have received the following referee comment: This paper is well-written and the results appear to be correct. But I don't think the research is significant enough to warrant publication in ...
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How to determine which college textbooks are most widespread?

I've come to realize that there's a specific pretty basic topic at the level of college algebra/precalculus which is given competing, contradictory definitions in different textbooks (link). And this ...
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rubric for grading an undergraduate real analysis course [closed]

I find it extremely time consuming to grade a homework in an undergraduate real analysis course without a rubric. Several instructors I've met do not have a clear rubric in the mind at all. Instead, ...
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Been working towards undergrad degree on and off, now finally found my passion and want to go for a PhD. What should I do?

I went to college right out of high school not really knowing what I wanted to study. I ended up with medical issues about two and a half years into my degree, lost motivation, and dropped out. After ...
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Interdisciplinary Problem Session hosted by Mathematics Department: Advice

I work in a Department of Mathematics in the Irish Institute of Technology sector. Funding for mathematics research has been reduced by the Higher Education Authority and between this, a heavy ...
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Balancing Between Theory and Application in Early Career

this is something I have been thinking about for some time. What I study is pretty much on the edge between applied and pure math. Specifically, I am interested in stochastic dynamics including SPDEs. ...
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Section for “main results” and use of “conclusion” in a math article

I am planning to submit an article to a mathematically-oriented journal (namely: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis). I have quite a lot of results so I wrote a section "Main Results". ...
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Can my supervisor steal my theoretical achievements, and publish a paper without me

We have solved an important mathematic problem that has not been solved over 10 years. I want to publish a paper about this topic soon, but my supervisor impede me, and he is reasoning that the ...
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Is a short CV problematic?

I am currently an undergraduate student in mathematics, applying for graduate programs. To this end, I need to create a CV. I have no research experience, no scholarships/awards, no ...
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A cv with or without passport photo while applying for postdoc [duplicate]

I am a Ph.D student from mathematics background and about to submit my thesis in a month or two. I am thinking to apply for postdoc position. Shall I send my normal cv or the one bearing my photo? ...
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How to approach undergraduate research without official program?

I am a second year mathematics and physics student. My primary goal is to enter a post-graduate program in mathematics and hopefully progress further, should I possess the capability. I attend a South ...
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Got some problem with math [closed]

First of all sorry, if this is the wrong place to post this, didn't found a better tag for it. So I used to be/am quite good in math, however recently I discovered a big weakness I have. Whenever I ...
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How to publish an [La]TeXified version of an old typewritten book in mathematics?

I am considering to [La]TeXify an old typewritten book in mathematics. The book contains a lot of mathematical formulae and figures, but it was typed just before the [La]TeX age: its content is very ...
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Preprint servers other than arxiv in applied probability [duplicate]

I have submiited an article in arxiv long time ago, still it is showing 'on hold'. I want to know is there any other similar popular preprint servers where I can post my article. It is not yet ...
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How common are shortlist notifications for math postdocs?

As the title says, how common is it for mathematics departments (in the US) to notify postdoc applicants when they're shortlisted? As I'm currently waiting for postdoc offers and haven't got any ...
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Is the absence of complex analysis a significant disadvantage in math grad school application? [closed]

I am a junior math major considering math grad school, possibly in probability theory. Would the admission commitee of math grad schools view the absence of complex analysis as a significant ...
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Finding Post-PhD employment in Mathematics - How difficult?

I have completed a 4 year bachelor of Mathematics at a decent university, and a comment was made by Pete L. Clark, on this website, here: "post-PhD academic job market is one step shy of airtight at ...
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Confusing article status for journals of American Mathematical Society: “reviewing” AND “being handled by an editor”

The web page of my article in the AMS editorial system for some three months says "Article status: Reviewing" and in the next line "Your paper is being handled by an editor". I find this confusing as ...
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Out of a long list of suggested master thesis topic, how to decide which one to choose?

I'm currently doing a master in mathematics, and will start my master thesis in a couple of month. My university provides a list of (suggested) topics. I'm finding it difficult to choose though, since ...
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Would a high stack exchange rep make a difference in a job interview?

So, quick background information. I am a PhD student in mathematics going into graph theory. I hope to either do a post-doc or (hopefully!) get a tenure-track position at a research-oriented ...
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Are 3 courses per semester too few if one of them is of graduate level? [closed]

I'm a senior undergraduate math major, planning to work for a year in industry and then ideally apply for PhD programs in Mathematics with a focus on algebra and logic/model theory. In the fall of my ...
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Should I put my minor certificate in transcript?

I have been studying mathematics since undergraduate. Now I am studying master's degree in mathematical statistics. This year I try to apply for phd in mathematical finance. Actually I have a minor ...
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Unsatisfactory Instructor Evaluations: balancing of expectations of engineering students

I teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in mechanical engineering at a research oriented university in the United States. I am a teaching track professor and my sole responsibility, on which ...
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How many on-campus interviews (for a tenure track math position) do you typically need to get one offer? [closed]

I was wondering, on average, how many on-campus interviews one needs to get one offer? For those who landed a tenure-tack job, could you please share your information?
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Is it safe to post one's research on web sites like Math Overflow for “peer review” before submitting to a journal?

Suppose in mathematics, someone finds a completely new elementary proof of a famous theorem and wants his work ''peer reviewed'' on a site like MathOverflow or MathStackExchange before submitting to a ...
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Access to math papers

I graduated with my PhD in math two years ago, and I am no longer affiliated with a university. However I am still actively researching. Often it's possible to get papers on arxiv or directly from the ...
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Studying for mathematics comprehensive exams

Should mathematics PhD students work through all of the past exams, if, say, the department makes the last 20 years of exam questions available to students? Or should students mainly focus on the ...
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How can I progress with researching/working with profs with a bad transcript?

I've been asking a lot of questions on here lately (my apologies to the admin for that), but I've become very worried about my future as I've had a terrible semester. I'm a second year student ...
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If I am interested in specializing in theory of computation, should I be looking for a PhD program in CS or math?

I took a Theory of Computation class years ago through my university's math department that I really enjoyed and found interesting. If I wanted to further pursue study/research/specialization with ...
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What do I do if I don't have anyone to write my letters of recommendation for undergraduate research programs?

I'm currently a second year student in maths and I want to apply to some REUs but I haven't made any remarkable relationships with my profs or anyone in the department. As well, I've just been an ...
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As a 2nd year undergraduate, what should I do to enhance my maths grad school application if I don't get into noteworthy summer programs?

Sorry for the long title, but I just received some of my marks for the semester including a C+ in a programming course and F in a cell biology course) and am worried that have ruined all my chances at ...
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Where to start for a Topics Class

I am teaching my first non-examinable graduate course this Winter term. This course is for students ranging from Masters' students to PhD students in Pure Mathematics and is a course for students to ...
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How to contribute to friend's mathematics paper without overshadowing?

My friend has an early draft of a math result he would like to publish. In telling me about his results, I made an observation that significantly simplified a portion of the proof. He wanted to list ...
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How Important is the GRE General / Subject compared to ACT / SAT?

I am about to graduate with a B.A. in Math and want to pursue a Ph.D. in the subject. I understand that most graduate schools require both the general GRE as well as the subject math test. I am ...
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How can I overcome the fact that I attend a weak undergraduate institution?

I am currently a traditional sophomore math major at a large university in the southern USA. I'm interested in attending graduate school once I graduate, but my university has a weak math program, and ...
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Good books/resource on mathematical writing

I am a freshly graduated Ph.D. I want to improve further my mathematical writing (in English, if this matters). I am looking for books/resource that address good mathematical writing. I can find some ...
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Course of action after failing a (non-maths) course in hopes of entering grad school for maths?

I'm currently a second year student in a general science program with a specialization in mathematics (it's kind of like a double major, almost). I'm hoping to go to grad school for combinatorial ...
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How to offset poor undergraduate performance in core classes?

I recently did not do so well in a couple undergraduate core classes, what are my options to make up for this on a grad school application?
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What is expected in a Thesis Abstract, on a math job application?

I'll be finishing my PhD in May, so I'm applying for jobs. I have my application materials prepared and have been sending them out. Occasionally an application demands something I don't already have ...
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Which tenure-track jobs would a new math PhD have a shot at?

I will be finishing my PhD in pure math next semester, so I'm applying for jobs. I've noticed that on Mathjobs.org, listings for tenure-track positions do not say that one must have experience beyond ...
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Where can I expect to receive responses to applications for jobs in math departments at universities?

I am in the final stages of my PhD in pure math, and have been submitting applications to positions. Most of these have been through mathjobs.org but some positions of interest to me don't use that ...
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How important is it to tailor personal statements to different departments, in mathematics?

I'm applying to math graduate programs at the moment. How important is it to tailor the personal statement to the different departments to which I'm applying? It is difficult to understand precisely ...
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Taking a math teaching job at a local 4-year college,

I have had some discussions with a director of mathematics at a local 4-year college, and he has verbally offered me a teaching role. We've gotten closer, and he has sold it pretty aggressively to ...
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Finding original research ideas/topics as an undergraduate student

I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in mathematics and biology. My plan is to combine both of these fields with the hope of somehow working with modeling infectious diseases through the ...
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I was caught having my phone out during a final, but I failed the test so would I still get referred to the dean? [closed]

So I had my phone on me while taking my final and one of the TAs asked if I did which I admitted to having it; he then just asked me to place it on the desk next to me and leave it there for the rest ...