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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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Transition from Finance to Applied mathematics [closed]

Currently studying a Bsc in Accounting & Finance. During my studies if found an increased interest on subject such as Stochastic calculus, measure theory and mathematical analysis. I want to ...
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After completing a Mathematics degree and an Electrical Engineering degree, is it possible to pursue a master in Physics?

I am currently studying Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor in Mathematics. I'm interested in theoretical physics, and I wonder if it is possible to pursue a Master degree in theoretical physics ...
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Transfering between graduate programs at the same university

I have just completed my first year of a 50/50 coursework/research masters program in physics. I have a supervisor, but have not yet started the research component, which is meant to run until the end ...
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A long gap between BSc and MSc when applying for PhD

My BSc was in physics and graduated with GPA 2.46/4.00 about 12 years ago. I am 33 years old now and I have got an admission to a master program in mathematics in Armenia (as an international student)....
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How to efficiently find citations for quotations after writing?

I wrote a long document about mathematics with a lot of quotations. I must provide a citation for every quotation, but did not do this so far. Now I’m stuck because I can’t efficiently find the ...
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Information Regarding PhD Admissions [closed]

Are there universities that offer PhD in Mathematics without GRE or TOEFL in Europe? I have completed my Masters in Applied Mathematics with a cgpa 8.0. I am keen to pursue research in Mathematics ...
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Referring to the work of other academics in interview with potential supervisor?

In an interview with a potential PhD supervisor, is it ok to refer to papers published by a different academic, or should I mainly talk about the potential supervisor's papers? thanks
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A master's degree from IGNOU is eligible for a CSIR -NET qualification? [closed]

If someone completes his master degree in mathematics from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Can he be eligible for a CSIR -NET application? CSIR -NET is a necessary qualification for ...
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Switching paths very late [closed]

I am going to graduate this spring with a BSEE, but I have realized only now that going into the engineering industry is not the direction I want to take my life. After doing some deep introspection I ...
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Graduate School outside of US/UK [closed]

I'm currently studying mathematics in UK and am going to graduate in a 4-year undergraduate masters program. I would like to know where else (other than UK and US) can I apply for PhD? As almost all ...
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Documenting code for thesis [closed]

I'm making my degree thesis on applied maths. An important part of the work is the implementation of some algorithms and simulations so code is part of the work. And I mean a lot of code. I don't ...
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What Math Courses are required for pursuing Economics Phd in US?

I have completed the following mathematically inclined courses offered at LSE: 1) Mathematical Methods (Which includes Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus) 2) Elementary Statistical Theory ...
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MS Thesis Title [closed]

Currently, I am going to do an MS graduate research(Thesis) in Mathematics. But my supervisor has given me the same thesis title which has been done before. However, I am still worrying about it. Is ...
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What to include in the preliminary part of a Math Masters Thesis?

I just want to ask 2 questions. First, what will be the possible content of a preliminary part of a Math masters thesis? Second, can I use any part of a book in a sense that copy it and then include ...
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Applied vs Pure Math for an Engineering Student [closed]

I'm an electrical engineering student specializing in communications. I decided 1 year into my undergraduate studies to pursue a degree in mathematics alongside my engineering degree. I plan on going ...
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Who grades the mathematics phd comprehensive exams? [closed]

Is it a committee of professors, or is it one professor -- whomever wrote the exams?
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Several questions about getting a master degree in mathematics in US

Currently I am a junior at UCLA. I have taken some math classes and they seem really interesting. However, I am not sure whether I should pursue a PhD in mathematics. So instead I'm thinking about ...
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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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Are the Master Program & Certificates I am about to embark on relevant to my career & academic plan? [closed]

I have a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, I'm 27 and I currently work for a leading world organization. However my heart is somewhere else. I aspire to be a scientist, so a masters and a PhD are ...
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Does the graduate admission committee automatically consider you for a Master's program if they don't accept you for their Ph.D program?

I am applying for Math Ph.D programs, some of the schools say in their websites that they'll consider one for their MS program if one is not accepted to their PhD program. I was wondering if all ...
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Do faculty at Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, etc. only want to hire people from those universities? [duplicate]

This is what I have heard from someone who did his PhD at Princeton. Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton, MIT, etc. are biased towards accepting candidates who got their degrees from those schools.
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How to proofread your own papers in computer science?​ [duplicate]

I find it extremely hard to spot my own little typos in papers—especially math typos. Though minor, I think these type of typos can be dangerous since they can confuse reviewers, and sometimes leave ...
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PhD in US for non american student [duplicate]

Does anyone know are there some standard procedures how can a non american student from small european university get accepted to PhD programme in mathematics in Graph theory in US? Is it enough to ...
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Real Analysis Grade [duplicate]

Will a B in my Real Analysis course ruin my graduate school chancesfor top 50 schools? I have a ~3.75/4.00, and I want to go to graduate school for a PhD in Algorithms, Theory of Computation, ML, etc. ...
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When does a published paper is included in google scholar? [duplicate]

My paper was published a few days ago. I want to create a google scholar account and include my paper, But my paper is not there. The paper was accepted in Applications of Mathematics journal. What ...
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Art Major to Physics/Applied Mathematics, Advise? [closed]

Firstly, I'm yet unfamiliar with the query conventions specific to this stack exchange. If I've improperly tagged or placed this question, such that it need be closed or held, I apologize. Continuing,...
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Assuming the rest of your application is solid, is a gre score of 160Q and 155V good enough for a math phd? [duplicate]

I plan on applying to graduate school school soon and I'm confident the rest of my application will be pretty solid. However, I'm worried that a quant score of 160-163 will put me below the other ...
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I have excellent grades in my upper div math courses. Due to personal events, my Calc I grade is a C. How will this affect my graduate admissions? [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate pure maths major looking to attend graduate school in pure mathematics. At my first college, I had a fairly traumatic first semester that led to, among other things, a C grade ...
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What is the general consensus about World Scientific journals? [duplicate]

I'm having a bit of an issue with a journal, and one of my colleagues has connections with the editor of a World Scientific journal. It was proposed that we withdraw from the first journal and submit ...
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Confusion in field after CS undergraduate degree [closed]

Thank you for hearing me out. I'm currently enrolled in a CS Undergrad course and will be coming out of it next year. ( 2018 ). One thing straight is I love mathematics. Anyways let's proceed with ...
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Should I include my acknowledgements, when sending dissertation revisions to my adviser? [duplicate]

So I just finished writing my dissertation. WHEW!!!! I had some minor revisions, so my adviser needs to sign off on it before I submit it to the school. Naturally, I am going to thank my adviser in my ...
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Can I participate in math conferences as an independent researcher? [duplicate]

Who can participate to a conference and submit a paper? Must he be a researcher? Can a person with an undergraduate diploma attend and submit a paper to a international conference, without being ...
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How to get Industrial Jobs after PhD maths? [duplicate]

I am a Doctorate in mathematics in the area of Queueing theory, Operations research. I want to work in Coorporate sector, industries rather than working as an academic person. Kindly give some ...
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MFE program entry chance [closed]

If one applies to a bunch of universities, in two programs each, One is Masters math/stats and the other in Masters Financial eng/fin math/ computational fin. If it fair to assume that one will get ...
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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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Is there a difference between Top Tier and Second Tier graduate programs in Mathematics regarding tenure track?

I am unaware if this question has been asked anywhere on StackExchange before. However, I would like to know what is the major difference between a top 6 and a top 10 graduate school in Mathematics. ...
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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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In general, does Texas A&M or University of Florida have a better reputation in mathematics? [closed]

I have been accepted to both of these schools' PhD programs in Mathematics. I know they have different mathematical strengths as departments; however, I'm wondering if being an alumni of one of those ...
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Why does a (highly competitive) mathematics department recommend / require lower-level textbooks to work from, [closed]

but the exam questions -- and often, homework problems -- come from the classics, e.g., Baby Rudin, Ahlfor's Complex Analysis, Lax's Linear Algebra. This creates a huge discrepancy in one's level of ...
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How do I cite sources in a math paper

I've written a paper that [still] seems original to me and feedback tells me it needs work. The paper is about Pythagorean triples which has been done for ages but I've yet to find prior art on the [...
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Getting into a US PhD programme for math after an Indian MS [closed]

I studied math as an undergrad in India, and after two years away from the field, have decided to come back to it. I am interested in learning more about pure mathematics, and am interested in the ...
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What are the standard formats of publications for journals and conferences?

I am interested in journals of finance and the conference in mathematical and computational finance. Few give the template in the website, while few others don't.Where can i find some standard ...
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Develop algorithm without any application in mind

I am an undergraduate student. My adviser proposed me to develop an algorithm, which is a combination of two existing. So, the idea of the algorithm is clear and the main task is to prove convergence. ...
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Changing field and master in mathematics [closed]

Now I am studying engineering.But i want to do master in mathematics in Europe.The only math classes I've taken are linear algebra and calculus.Where should I start and what should I do?
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How to advertise my unpublished work in my CV for graduate admissions, when I can't put it on arXiv?

I am applying to graduate programs. I have an unpublished work. It has been submitted to the arXiv, but it has been put on hold. Also, we have submitted to a journal. I want to advertise my work on my ...
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How to prepare for a math exam in a course without homework or tests?

Here are the features of an advanced graduate mathematics course: 24 hours of optional lectures over the course of the term; No homework, labs, guided assignments, quizzes, tests, previous year exams,...
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How to denote remainder in a paper in science? [closed]

I want to write a result in a scientific paper that contains the remainder of X (a real number) divided by R (another real number), i.e. X - [X/R]R, where [X/R] is the floor function. Is there an ...
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What's the admission criteria of a mathematics master program (especially in Europe)? [closed]

My question is about the admission criteria of a mathematics master program. I am at my final year of undergraduate study, and I am going to apply to a mathematics master program (especially in UK and ...
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Does giving GRE Subject Math exam have any impact on my PhD in Economics application? [closed]

Just to give a background of me- I have done a bachelor with only one Mathematics course and I'm pursuing a Masters in Economics which also has only one Mathematics course in Optimization. I have ...
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Differences between subfields of biology related to mathematics?

My undergraduate studies were in the area of applied mathematics and statistics and I am interested in doing postgraduate studies in the area of mathematical biology. But when I looked into different ...