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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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I am curious as to how mathematicians conduct research. I hope some of you can help me solve this little mystery. To me, mathematics is a branch where you either get it or you don't. If you see the … code) So my question is, where do mathematicians get their research topics from and how do they go about conducting research? What is considered acceptable progress in mathematics? …
asked Dec 11 '14 by Carlos - the Mongoose - Danger
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I am writing a math thesis. I want to provide a result in chapter 2, but formally prove this result in chapter 8. This is because I am introducing a bunch of definitions in between these chapters and …
asked Jun 18 '17 by Carlos - the Mongoose - Danger
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as mathematics or physics into their studies. This is partially motivated by the plethora of questions on academia stackexchange asking about the feasibility of switching between from one to the other … , medicine, mathematics, etc.? While I am aware that these titles are not mutually exclusive, i.e., a student of philosophy may well have a background in mathematics and vice versa, ultimately I am not …
asked Nov 11 '17 by Carlos - the Mongoose - Danger
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I have looked over the master and PhD thesis of several past colleagues, and it seems that their thesis section are all very organized and does not deviate too much from the standard literature. In fa …
asked Jan 15 '17 by Carlos - the Mongoose - Danger