Questions tagged [mathematics]

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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Careers in computer science without maths [closed]

I am currently studying in BTech CSE 2nd year. My maths is very weak and I have to choose the specialization, but I want to choose a career in computer science which does not require maths. If there ...
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Can lowlighting less important text improve readability? Are there alternatives?

I think many experience the following: Sometimes I want to get the main message of a paper within 10 min then I am annoyed by any less important details distracting me. And sometimes I spend days or ...
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Maths PhD in combinatorics/graph theory in France? [closed]

I am looking to do a PhD in combinatorics/graph theory, perhaps with some elements of functional analysis combined with the combinatorics. I am also interested in studying in France (I have already ...
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Math careers outside of finance or education? [closed]

Been trying to decide between majoring math or engineering, my interests being in math, electronics, software, and chemistry. Math being my favourite, but most of the math jobs I’ve looked at in my ...
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Co-authorship for grammatical editing

Can someone who makes some corrections on paper grammatically be considered as a co-author?
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Professor does not provide feedback, grades, or lecture - Do I have the grounds to file a complaint? [closed]

I am in a graduate level (online) mathematics course. At the beginning of the course, the professor told us to post all of our homework solutions to the online learning forum which is open for ...
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In a mathematics publication, is it preferable to state all definitions immediately, or as they arise?

I am writing a mathematics paper for publication which frequently: Uses special functions the average reader would not be aware of. Uses my own notation. Within the first section of my paper (...
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Importance of undergraduate institution in grad-school admissions (math)

I am a applied math major, and very much want to enter graduate school for applied math. I spent my freshman year of undergrad at a very highly ranked (top 10 or 15 depending on ranking) university, ...
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Undergraduate Research in Non-science subjects [closed]

I am going to university this August for a BA degree. I have not quite sure about going into academics, but I like the prospect of it. So, I wanted to experience research as a undergraduate, before ...
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How Should I Write a Scientific Write-up?

I am an undergraduate student in mathematics from India. I have been shortlisted in the written test of TIFR GS-2020 (a nationwide entrance), and for the second stage of selection, they are asking for ...
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M1 or M2 for masters in Mathematics for Engineering background

I want to apply for master's program in mathematics in France. I have a dual degree (M.Tech+B.Tech in 5 years) in Electrical engineering but my master's thesis was complexity theory in learning ...
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Why did notable mathematician Walter Rudin have so few citations according to ResearchGate? [closed]

According to ResearchGate, Rudin had about 30 ish papers and 500 ish citations. How come so few? I thought he was this legend of maths. Here's his profile: https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-...
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Can I still be a mathematician despite having an actuarial degree?

(First timer here) I am currently having an actuarial degree and actually regretted taking this degree but am wanting to be a mathematician in the future after getting my masters and PhD in ...
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Are there any industry related jobs for a Discrete Mathematics (Combinatorics, Graph theory) PhD?

Apart from being an academic, what can a Discrete Math PhD do?
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Becoming an Engineer with a Math degree

I'm not sure if this is entirely the correct stack exchange for my question, but the career stack exchange seemed to have a different focus from what I'm looking for. My question is: Can I work in ...
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No reply to the referee report from the author of a manuscript

Let assume that a manuscript needs to be revised after referee's report. If there is no reply from the author of manuscript, what happens? What are the rules and next steps in such cases?
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When the co-author of a potential paper is not responsible

I am a math postdoc and my young mentor is unfortunately a lazy person. I have prepared a manuscript 4 months ago and still no news about revision of that from the mentor. I do not know what can I do. ...
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Should I tell a senior collaborator how disappointed I am?

I was part of a small group preparing an overview paper for a special issue, and we missed a final deadline. All except one of us completed our assigned tasks; the last person had not touched her ...
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Asking about how to write in email that there is a possibility of self funding and asking to prof about details [duplicate]

I am a master of mathematics student at an University in Asia and I wrote to some professors in Europe for Phd position in number theory. One professor replied me and said that they don't have ...
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Is it smart to transfer from a local University to OSU for mathematics after two years? [closed]

I am a senior in high school and having a hard time deciding where I want to go for college. I will definitely pursue math as I love the subject. I've done some research and OSU seems like a very good ...
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How to write a mail to tell a professor that I am interested in his offer but need some time to search for funding [duplicate]

I am a master of mathematics student at an University in Asia and I wrote to some professors in Europe for Phd position in number theory. One professor replied me and said that they don't have ...
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Writing a single authored research paper in a math journal: Is this a significant achievement?

An engineering graduate with a below average grade, being in industry not related to math, for almost 10 years, with no previous publication record in any field, while still working full time, ...
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Math/stat postdoc: how important it is to be a 'named' postdoc?

It gives me the impression that an 'endowed' (named) postdoc is more prestigious than ordinary postdoc (e.g. grants postdoc). My question is how important it is compared to other factors (e.g. ...
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Asking for funding opportunities for phd in France if a professor has said yes to me but his university doesn't have any doctoral scholarship

I am a masters of mathematics student in India and a professor to whom I mailed my CV has said his Institute doesn't have a doctoral scholarship at the moment but he will be happy to supervise my ...
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How to explain missing grade on transcript

I am an undergraduate mathematics student in the United States. I'm applying to many REUs in a certain topic. My only coursework in this topic is a graduate-level course I took last year. However, for ...
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Is it appropriate (as a current student) to ask professors questions not directly related (but related enough) to course material?

I am an undergraduate mathematics major. During office hours I asked a question to a professor which was not a homework problem, but which was related to a homework problem (and I had made the ...
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Extent of “unscientific” or wrong papers in research mathematics [closed]

Kevin Buzzard's slides (PDF version) at a recent conference have really unsettled me. In it, he mentions several examples in what one would imagine as very rigorous areas (e.g., algebraic geometry) ...
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How should I write my computer science master thesis? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing my master thesis on computer science. The topic is "Automated generation of planar geometry olympiad problems". In short, it's about a piece of software that can ...
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Do active researchers in mathematics read a paper in detail?

Context: As a researcher you need to read many research papers by others. In the case of mathematics, a paper consists of: Results (theorems, lemma, propositions) Proofs that consist of the technique ...
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Time for journal reviewing / referring in mathematics - Is there a recent study?

In the question: Lengths of review process of mathematical journals a nice question was asked and answered: how to compare journals in terms of time for the review processing. The article cited in the ...
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Asking math PhD admissions for a decision sooner, given that I have received an offer from a good school

Can I ask other math PhD programs that I've applied to whether they could give me a decision sooner than later, as I've gotten an offer from a good program? If so, should I name this program for them ...
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How can I better equip myself early on for pure mathematics research? [closed]

From discussions about the nature of pure mathematics research I reached to a conclusion that it requires both- theory building; that is to create rigourous concepts relevant to the problem one ...
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Nature of pure mathematics research

For a little background- I'm a 3rd year engineering student, planning to do masters in pure mathematics. I've been studying abstract group theory and real analysis, although I'm extremely interested ...
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Career in Mathematics as an Electrical Engineer [closed]

I am a university freshman with major in Electrical Engineering. My passion is pure math(topology, group theory etc). During my first semester I noticed that our math classes are not rigorous at all, ...
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What is the average teaching load for a math postdoc position in the US?

What is the average teaching load for a math postdoc position in the US? And can someone please explain this in reference to the trimester or quarter system, which I'm not too familiar with. ...
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How to dress for visit to math phd program for accepted students?

How should I dress for my visits to math programs as an accepted student? As if I were showing up to a job interview? Shirt and tie? Suit? The visit seems nicely planned by the program - jam-...
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What do you recommend me doing if my math instructor isn't very good and I know I can learn the same content better elsewhere?

Currently, my math professor isn't very good and I have had plenty of experience using Khan Academy and my Googling skills. However, I'm afraid that if I diverge from the class, I might accidentally ...
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Why are engineering departments so large in U.S. universities?

For a math or physics department at a good university in the United States, there might be 20 or so full-time faculty members, while in the engineering department, I've noticed that there can be more ...
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Is there any particular date when math postdoc results are typically announced?

The application for math postdoc at United States is the end of every year. Want to know when it usually releases the results? Has someone already got an offer or some shortlist notifications?
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Putting some upcoming positions in CV

I am going to apply for a Postdoc position which starts six month later. I am a postdoc in institute A and have new grant in institute B to start in upcoming month. Can I put this position and grant ...
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Can I take online courses to make up for poor past community college performance when applying to a four year college? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a place where I can take online mathematics courses that do not require a transcript for admission. I did ok in high school and not so great at community college, but I ...
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Math REU low GPA

I have a GPA ~3.2 because I did poorly on my courses during my freshman year. I am currently a junior. I did terribly during my freshman year because I was experiencing culture shock and I was burned ...
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Succes in research, awful in solving in basic things [duplicate]

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics. I am studying abroad. I need some advice. Before getting through to my question, let me say something about myself. I am studying at a good ...
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Should I apply to PhDs in the US (theoretical physics)? [closed]

I am a Cambridge Mathematics undergraduate (third year) and I want to be a theoretical physicist (I am taking the relevant courses, research experience, etc). I am confident I can get into Part III, ...
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Is it possible to work on my thesis on my home country? [closed]

I was wondering if it's possible (and how frequent it is) to work my (math) PhD thesis in my home country if I am an international student?
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How to deal with this type of rejection without review report?

After being in "Under Review" status for 4.5 months (before that it stayed in "Reviewing" status for 3 weeks), I get the following cold rejection without any review report or review comments. How to ...
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Best graph for missing data [closed]

I'm doing a research about air pollution . I have annual data that cover 2002-2009 , 2011-2014 ( two sets of data from two sources) and 2017 to 2019 . My question is how can I represent the missing ...
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GPA for PhD application

I am applying for PhD programs in mathematics and statistics for the next fall semester, and I am really concerned about my GPA for this fall semester. My GPA is solid before this semester, and I ...
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For interview questions about innovative or engaging teaching, is it OK to say I give lectures in the standard way?

If asked a teaching question in a interview for a math professor position about how you engage students or innovate your teaching, would it look bad if I say I'm just a traditional lecturer, teaching ...
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(Potentially) Low GPA with No Reserach Experience, Am I Screwed for math PhD program? [duplicate]

I am a Japanese junior student who is thinking of applying to the PhD program(Applied Mathematics/Statistics) in the U.S. for the 2021 cycle, but I think I have an incredibly low chance to be accepted ...

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