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What is the best way to approach professors in China about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

First of all, my native language is Chinese. I have never heard of funded internship in Math in China. I am not sure if it exists. Even if it does, I think it's rare. assuming I am qualified You ...
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Retype a classic mathematics book

This would definitely be copyright infringement, as discussed in the other answers. BUT: if the book is a good work that’s still relevant today, you could be doing the world a huge favor by retyping ...
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Retype a classic mathematics book

For your own use, you can type anything you like, modify it in any way that you like. There are no restrictions on that sort of thing, as long as it is strictly for personal use. Among other reasons, ...
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Retype a classic mathematics book

united-states In US law, this would be considered a derivative work. If the book is still under copyright (which is pretty much certain for any book published in 1964 or later), then you would need ...
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Retype a classic mathematics book

This depends on your school's fair use policy as well as how you share it and the publisher's policy. In short, it's complicated and it depends on lots of stuff. Here are some rules from where I live, ...
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Teaching Vector Calculus for a demo

Line Integral You can start with Line Integral. Watch some videos like this. Prepare your lecture thoroughly. In a closed room, give your lecture to imaginary audience. Go through all topics with ...
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How does it affect the treatment of a mathematician's results, if that mathematician was a Nazi?

This community wiki answer was created from answers-in-the-comments. What are some similar instances, particularly in mathematics? At least according to Wikipedia, the non-subscription of "...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

I found this question interesting; so much so that I actually created a StackExchange account so that I could write an answer. Normally I find it more efficient to simply use the information from ...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

I have always been hardworking (probably not that bright), even with simple things. I did plenty of exercises on a given topic to never be surprised by a test. Ended up with a PhD and left academia. ...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

I'm not attempting to give an exhaustive answer and for sure there are some valuable points made in other answers. I'd like to add the following things. The question "Can a lazy person complete a ...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

I am currently a PhD student at a top Uni (global top 10) and I can tell you firsthand, right now after several years in academia and industry, there is no place for laziness or drug-taking. If you ...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

This answer is more anecdotical than the other ones, but might still be useful. I'm a very lazy person and I completed my PhD in theoretical physics/computation without any issues. My supervisor was a ...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

While I would certainly counsel against some aspects of how you are undertaking your educational journey (especially the daily weed smoking), I don't see any inherent reason that you cannot continue ...
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Can A Lazy Person Complete a Statistics PhD? (and other questions)

There is a danger for you, but it isn't necessarily a blocking one. The first question you want to ask yourself is how excited and driven you are to study and work in your field. The second question ...
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Failing my PhD courseworks and Possibility of Transferring to other Fields/Industry

I have a math Ph.D. degree from a really good American university, and I am doing high-performance computation job, and maybe I can share some of my thoughts about your concern. First and foremost, ...
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Failing my PhD courseworks and Possibility of Transferring to other Fields/Industry

Being hard worker and passionate about math contradicts the fact that you are failing the introductory PhD courses. These are usually pretty elementary. If they are not easy for you, you made a wrong ...
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Failing my PhD courseworks and Possibility of Transferring to other Fields/Industry

Most employers won't ask to see your college transcripts; if you apply to a job that requires a BS in math or econ or similar, you won't need to let them know you've failed your math PhD. You don't ...
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My co-author has not responded my email

Since you said the senior is a big-named professor, one might speculate that he is too busy to work with you. He is more likely to be too busy to respond and very unlikely that he is trying to steal ...
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Do "filter courses" really filter out "weak" students from subsequent courses?

I have witnessed 4 variations of filter courses in Germany and would like to go into each variation of it from a student's perspective. The first variation I witnessed was artificial difficulty ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in Europe about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

As other answers have already pointed out: In general you don't. There is really very little formal room for such an appointment in the European system, and from the profs point of view, any resouces (...
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Do "filter courses" really filter out "weak" students from subsequent courses?

As pointed out in the comments, your premise that a course in linear algebra would act primarily as a filter ---as opposed to being something that is substantively important in data science--- seems ...
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Do "filter courses" really filter out "weak" students from subsequent courses?

I assume you mean "filter" courses in the way that some in the US also use the phrase "weed-out" courses, i.e., an artificially difficult introductory course which is designed to ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in Europe about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

To second @a3nm answer, in France if you are doing an internship longer than 2 months you will be paid. Depending on the partners, the duration of the internship, you can have more or less but in any ...
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Is the ranking of a university/PhD program any more (less) influential for a non-traditional student aiming for Industry Research?

Since there is no answer, I convert my comments. PhDs in math from higher rated places get much higher salaries. The statistics is well known. Of course it assumed the degree is granted by the place. ...
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Likeliness of getting University posts outside India when you started doing PhD at 35 in Mathematics

The binding factor won't be your age or where you studied. If you have done good work in your doctorate then you are competitive. However, in many places, the academic market isn't very good at the ...
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What is the prestige/status/merit-value of a Graduate degree in Pure Math/Philosophy(of math, or logic) in industry (particularly programming jobs)?

Yes, you absolutely get smart points ... scored in awarding an interview. But that has no value if you can't answer the interview questions.
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

Answer #1 to the question is correct. Full marks. Both answers #2 and #3 are not as good as answer #1, if you plan to grade differently, they should get less points. Students must learn to understand ...
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What is the prestige/status/merit-value of a Graduate degree in Pure Math/Philosophy(of math, or logic) in industry (particularly programming jobs)?

There are varying sorts of PhD's in math. One stereotype involves huge specialization, to some obscure technical issue of interest to only a few people in the world, ... and broader mathematical ...
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What is the prestige/status/merit-value of a Graduate degree in Pure Math/Philosophy(of math, or logic) in industry (particularly programming jobs)?

Mathematics provides a way of thinking about things that is valuable in a lot of things. However, the "prestige" of a doctorate is mostly valuable with your mom. Likewise, philosophy, gives ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

If answer #1 is a correct answer to your question, then I would argue that answer #3 deserves fewer points than answer #1, not more. This is something that I see too often on students' exams: they don'...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

I agree with the other answers that this is not an issue of literalism at all, but a lack of clarity in questioning. Let's consider another field, and three possible exam questions you might ask: ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

3 point answer: If you ask a question that's worth 5 points: Every single answer that correctly answers what is asked should be graded with 5 points no matter the wording or the length Every single ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

Consider that you need to know what a full-credit answer looks like ahead of time, since that's how you decide how many total points each Q is worth. That Q was 5 points. Let's say that's not much, ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

In the unlikely event that "finite number of elements" was previously defined and can therefore be used in a definition of "finite set", all three answers deserve full credit. In ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

As an evaluator, suppose I decided to give three points to answer #1, four points to answer #2, and full points (5) to the last answer. Is it not recommended to do it that way? Absolutely not. You ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

Actually, I think you were being overly generous with the first two answers and even the third. The first is simply a tautology, not a definition. Zero points. ("'Finite' is, you know, man, ...
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As an evaluator in mathematics, how should I grade responses that answer the question asked, but in less detail than desired?

I don't think this is an issue with "literalism", in the sense of students taking some farcical literal interpretation of the question. For example, a prompt to "Write a definition of ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in Europe about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

There is no good way to approach a professor in Europe about the possibility of such an internship because most professors in Europe do not spend their budget or don't have funding for these type of &...
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What is the best way to approach professors in Europe about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

Sadly academics receive many emails from students in similar positions to you. If you go this route (and I agree with previous comments that the response rate will be low since most will not have ...
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I want to change PhD programs because the city is unsafe, how do I approach this?

I agree with the others about doing your research before applying and being candid with your advisors. If you want to go somewhere else, you have to tell them and hopefully, they will be kind and ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in Europe about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

While there is no particular problem with asking for an internship position, you probably shouldn't use pity for your situation as a reason. Instead, focus on the positive, especially your ...
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I want to change PhD programs because the city is unsafe, how do I approach this?

You may want to do some research before you choose another program. Many US University campuses are in unsafe places, unfortunately (there are several reasons for that). And do not go to the ...
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I want to change PhD programs because the city is unsafe, how do I approach this?

There is no need to agonise over the strategy to do this --- just be candid with your supervisors and seek a recommendation based on your existing work. If you are not enjoying yourself in the city, ...
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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

Many good points have been raised already in other answers. I'd like to add something that I'm missing so far: Isolated position as foreigner impacting studies As a foreign student going into a new ...
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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

Firstly, I see no danger of intellectual collapse in Russia - today or any day. Things were so much worse in 1991 when senior scientists were reduced to flogging things in their local market to ...
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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

If your goal is to get a PhD in the West, then consider enrolling in a Master's (MS) program in the West, but during your first year of the MS, work with your Russian contacts on arranging a study-...
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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

Some good answers already. Some additional practical considerations: The main issue for those foreign students that I have met here in Germany was always money. How do you expect to make a living in ...
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Is it normal to revise a manuscript a 4th time before it is published? Negative impact on my research?

It's completely normal. Almost all manuscripts go through multiple rounds of revision (even rejection) before getting published; it's pretty much unheard of for a paper to get published as-is with no ...
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Is it reasonable to have concerns about the recognition of Russian degrees given the war in Ukraine?

Yes, your degree will almost certainly be recognized, but you probably will not get what you want. I thought I would provide an answer that is really addenda. If an American went to Russia, it would ...
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Role of algebraic topology in number theory or algebraic geometry

While it's true that it'd be better if you'd aced the course, one way or another, you're already "aiming high", so in that case a failure now and then is not surprising, and in the face of a ...
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