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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Upper second-class honor in Pure mathematics. is it possible to get into M.Phil?

I have just finished my bachelor degree with honours in Australia. While being sad of not getting first class honours, i am wondering how good/bad is a 2.1 honours degree in Pure mathematics. My ...
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What is common in most PhD application procedures in the UK?

I am almost done with my master's degree in mathematical finance. I'm done with thesis and have one course left to take. I am taking it in a 3rd world country and am interested in applying for a PhD ...
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Graduate Studies in Mathematics in Canada [on hold]

As the title suggests, I want to know that what are the best Universities in Canada for Graduate Studies in Pure Mathematics? In particular, what about University of Waterloo and University of British ...
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What is the typical PhD application procedure in the US? [duplicate]

I am nearly finished with my master in mathematical finance. I have finished my thesis and have one course left to take. I am finishing it in a third world country and am interested in pursuing a PhD ...
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IEEE Style for Number Array

What is the IEEE preferred style for writing a number array with a specific step size? There seem to be several options: 1: (start, step, stop) 2: (start:step:stop) 3: start ... (step) ... stop ...
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With a background in mathematical finance and desire to apply for a mathematics PhD in another field, do I need a second master's?

Pardon the dumb question if ever. I notice similar questions all sound like "can I get a second master's?" but mine is "do I need?" I am nearly finished with my master in mathematical finance. I have ...
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Struggling to find a foundation in mathematics worth 90 Ects points [on hold]

I'm a 2:1 university graduate in computer science, and I'm thinking about doing postgraduate studies. The thing is that many of the degree schemes require at least 90 ECTS credits in mathematics as a ...
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When graduated and thinking hard problems by own, how to get help on hard parts?

I graduated from maths with better than average grades. But on my free time I would like to learn a book Qing Liu: Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves on my own. The problem is that it has some ...
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Are there any trustworthy Mathematics fee-based open access journals?

Some open access journals, like Integers for example, don't charge the author any fee for publishing their article. Other open access journals do charge the author a fee and the author has to pay the ...
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Ask an expert in your field that you have never met to write a reference letter?

To be more specific, I work in pure mathematics and I am applying for a postdoc position in the US. Prior to this, I have only had my recommendation letters written by my former advisors and PhD ...
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Is it unwise to start a Ms/PhD program without a stipend - will it upset professors if I leave with a masters to apply to funded programs?

I was recently notified that I was accepted to a Ms/PhD program with a full tuition scholarship but I am waitlisted for receiving a Stipend. I don't currently have the best credentials so I don't ...
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I keep forgetting what I've learned. Should I even consider pursuing advanced degree in math?

This is my first time posting here, and I'm not very sure whether I should post this in Academia or Math stackexchange. Currently I am a Mathematics/Economics major. I have been taking a lot of math ...
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Programming languages in computer science / applied math academic journals

I am working on documenting a new algorithm to solve a discrete mathematics problem, hopefully to publish academically. In this article, I will need to provide code samples and attach or link to a ...
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What to do in the summer if math REUs reject me? Should I still apply to grad school?

This past fall/winter I applied to 16 of the pure math summer REU programs listed by the AMS here, and haven't been accepted by any so far. Five have rejected me, and the fact that none of the other ...
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How are TT candidates measured with different number of postdoc years?

In my field (math), typically people get 3 year postdoctoral fellowships as the standard offer. Some afterwards do another postdoc and some go directly to tenure track. Some people, however, get ...
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Lack of team support in post-PhD Mathematics career

I received my PhD in mathematics about ten years ago. Despite my preference, desire, and attempts, I was not offered any postdoctoral positions. Part of the reason was (I think) that my dissertation ...
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Is it realistic to continue academic career if a supervisor is a sophist?

I was writing my bachelor's degree and that went quite bad. The reason was that my supervisor was a sophist, in my opinion. For example, when I wrote in my thesis: "Let n be the cardinality of the ...
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if p is prime, show that $\sum_{1 \leq n \leq p}(\frac{n}{p})n \equiv 0(mod p)$ [migrated]

Please I need ideas solve this question or possible solutions to it. It is on analytic number theory, I do not have an idea as to how to start.
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Where to publish (recreational) mathematics without a PhD?

I have been out of undergrad for some time now but was interested in publishing a few things I have been working on. Are there any good "beginner" journals where someone without a mathematics PhD ...
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How do I get mathematics recommenders out of undergrad?

I am a few years out of undergrad, graduated with a CompE BS with math minor, but was wanting to head into graduate school for mathematics and/or mathematical physics (particle or high energy theory). ...
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What makes a stellar undergraduate thesis?

In mathematics, what distinguishes an exceptional undergraduate thesis for the rest? How do original contributions, accessibility of the topic (ie more or less prerequisites), novelty of the topic, ...
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Must graphs in a mathematical PhD thesis be drawn nicely?

I am writing my PhD thesis in mathematics and there are several graphs to be included (on knots, braids, and other related objects). I know that there are several software available for drawing graphs ...
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Largest PhD programs in mathematics

I'll be applying to graduate schools in the fall but so far don't have any real clue what area I want to focus on. As such, I hope to attend a very large math graduate program with a lot of varied ...
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How big are Mathematics research projects usually?

I have been involved in a number of large-ish research consortia usually with 10 or more groups, with each group containing 2 or more individuals. Some have originated from computer science, others ...
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How to stand out in math graduate school admissions

In less than a year from now I'll be applying to pure math PhD programs. I'm going to have a competitive application. I'm attending a well regarded school and will no doubt get good reccomendations; I ...
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How do I know if I am truly prepared for graduate school in mathematics?

Tl;dr: Having taken lots of math classes, I've managed to forget a lot of information. Also, since I'm at a small university, most of my peers are not interested in pure mathematics graduate school, ...
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Why are some good math journals not indexed by Thomson Reuters?

I observed some very good math journals are not indexed by Thomson Reuters. The basis of my evaluation is the composition of the editorial board, the university or press that house the journals and ...
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Accidental Researcher [closed]

I work in software engineering, where I specialize in computer graphics. I recently had to do a bit of research for my job, and I'd like to publish it at some point. It's currently going through my ...
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How are textbooks meant to be referenced?

I'm studying maths, and I've found it beneficial to write my notes as if I were writing a textbook for someone else's self study - forces me to understand the material to some extent. It's of course ...
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I am a student of high potential but not great on paper, how should I go about transferring to a university more at my level?

I am currently in my first year of a general mathematics PhD program at a state university that isn't rated particularly high. As far my classes go, I put in little to no effort towards them and ...
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Reports arising from math workshops

I've attended a few workshops consisting of some talks, and then maybe 10-15 hours of "group work" over the course of a week. At one, my group more or less solved the question we set out to answer, ...
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Ethics of not referencing StackExchange in a publication? [duplicate]

So I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've been working on a publication proof (my first) of an interesting theorem. The issue is I've been using StackExchange (Mathematics) to answer some similar questions ...
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What to do with research results while being in high school?

I have written a math paper on combinatorics (a generalization of a math olympiad problem) and am looking to get it published. I believe I have discovered something new (although I don't claim it is ...
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Do you think a computational math student should go to student seminars about pure math?

I am a first year graduate student with thesis topic on computational math, in particular inverse problem. Based on what I know, this area requires a solid background of functional analysis and ...
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Did you usually solve exercises in a theoretical reference book when doing research?

I am a first year graduate student in a computational math program. Based on my background (I just finished a one-semester graduate real analysis course), instead of reading a specific textbook, my ...
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Is it a mistake to fail to mention future career plans in an application for admission to an MSc in pure mathematics?

I am applying to various universities to study for an msc in maths or pure maths. After sending of my application I have realized that I have not mentioned anything in the way future career plans. ...
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Why isn't the grade on any undergraduate formal math class in most college based on bring home math paper except one or two research/self study class?

Why isn't the grade on any undergraduate formal math class in most US college based on bring home math paper except one or two research/self study class? The formal math class i am referring to are ...
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Can mathematical ideas applied to CS problems count as “undergraduate research”?

I ran across this thread, in which the accepted answer mentions to "[..] Start on a research project (independently or otherwise) if you have not already ASAP. " I'm an undergraduate studying ...
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What type of Grad School if I'm interested in Quantum Computing?

I'm currently an undergraduate at a prestigious private university in the U.S. I'm majoring in Physics, Math, and Computer Science and currently am a junior. I've taken 5 graduate level courses so far ...
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How much do math professors get paid in the United States?

I have been researching professorship (full tenure) and I have been wondering what these full time professors make? I am not talking about professors are Harvard, but middle-good universities? In ...
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Masters before Math PHD? [duplicate]

I'm currently finishing up my last year of study as an undergraduate mathematics major at a top 2 public school. I've been interested in getting a phD in mathematics for some time now, but my GPA and ...
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Transfer to math? [closed]

Currently I am studying Computer Science, and I consider changing to Mathematics. I am really interested in Stochastic Processes, Functional Analysis, Real & Complex Analysis and so on. I noticed ...
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Would a good AP Calculus exam score help for admission to mathematics graduate programs?

I have had a privilege of knowing what concerns the admission committee about my applicant's file for pure math degree. As of right now, the most significant concern expressed was my weak performance ...
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Is it a good idea to combine the glossary and the list of notations in a mathematical PhD thesis?

I am considering including a glossary and a list of notations in my PhD thesis on mathematics. Is it a good idea to write them separately or combine them? For example, a typical entry of the list of ...
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How should I organize a thesis? — Examples of “exemplary” research theses in mathematics [closed]

I have updated the question to make it clearer. If there is something that can be further improved, please let me know. Background information: I have to write a final thesis for the completion of ...
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How do theorists obtain summer funding after the beginning of February?

My adviser just informed me that summer funding for theoretical research in his department is unavailable for the coming summer. I trying to brainstorm many different ways to obtain summer funding. ...
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What are the 'objective circumstances' that one young researcher should take into account when choosing a research topic?

Premise: I originally asked this on MathOverflow, but it was pointed out to me that it could be better fit for Academia Stack Exchange. Note: I have received extremely varied advice on the following ...
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Is math intensive theoretical research in engineering sustainable? [closed]

How I got into the situation I started out as a mechanical engineering student in mechatronics, ended up now mainly in theoretical kinematics (but what I am about to say may also apply to other ...
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How to cope with feelings of powerlessness on a PhD?

I am currently a third year PhD student of pure mathematics. I've been dealing with a feeling of burn out for a long time now. Quite frankly I struggle to find interest in anything related to my ...
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How detailed should proofs be in a mathematical PhD thesis?

I heard this suggestion from a mathematics professor: In writing a mathematical Ph.D. thesis, it is far more tolerable to be tediously-lengthy than having a gap in the proofs. I think what he means ...