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Questions on mathematical career development. Keep in mind that asking for personal advice about your individual career development is not allowed on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Also consider whether your question is more appropriate for Academia Stack Exchange.

Questions on mathematical career development. Keep in mind that asking for personal advice about your individual career development is not allowed on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Also consider whether your question is more appropriate for Academia Stack Exchange.

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How to understand if one is eligible for research?

What are the eligibility criteria for one to undergo research in Mathematics? Or should I place the question as what virtues of a student are given importance when one is interviewed for a PhD programme in some reputable institute? Or may be how…
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How to submit a conjecture for review?

I was recently attempting to solve one of the more known, already proved, problems in mathematics when I stumbled across an observation I thought might be worth digging into further. Unfortunately I have only been able to verify my observation up…
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For those wanting to study theoretical computer science, is Math a degree that worth more than Computer Science?

At my University, everyone first enrol in a Science and Technology, a very general course, and then choose the specialisation (like Computer Science, Math, some Engineering, etc). As I was finishing the S&T course, I began to do Computer Science…
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Advice about a career interest in Mathematics

I am a graduate student and am into 2 years of PhD. My current specialization is in signal processing. During this period, in my spare time, i came up with an idea which seems to be a research problem in Mathematics which hasn't been…
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Should I still pursue math?

I'm a sophomore studying physics in the US. I have always liked math and physics, and as a high school student I've always aced in both subjects, in fact they are the only subjects that I get good grades on and this scares me because succeeding in…
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How to know if you understand and interpret something right?`

This has happened to me a lot of times and I'm sure a lot of you might have experienced this as well. A lot of times, whenever I learn some new concepts, I think that I completely understand it and have no doubts regarding it. My understanding and…
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Steps to Studying in Math

I'm 16 and quite a late-start in math. I was home-schooled for a while and just got interested in math recently. I would like to make a footprint in the field of mathematics when I'm older and would like to know my logical next path for achieving…
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I want to go to grad school for probability theory related stuff, but i do not want to get a B.S in math? Can I circumvent this?

I'm graduating this fall semester but I recently fell in love with probability. I have taken non-proof math probability(Sheldon Ross book), math statistics, and stochastic processes. I want to continue taking these courses, but there are none left…
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Some advice on studying math on a graduate level (postgrad)

I studied some math and stats as an Undergraduate (up to Multivariable calc/statistics, Linear Algebra, and Real Analysis) but majored in Economics. Unfortunately, I realised a little too late that this is what I want to study as a graduate student…
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Using math to help people

So I am currently a graduate student at the University of Colorado. I love math. From calculus to category theory to everything in between, I have tried and, for the most part, loved it. However, I also feel like it is important to help other people…
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Are there computer requirements other than basic C++ for being accepted to a graduate program in Non-Linear Dynamics?

Ladies and Gentlemen I am currently studying applied mathematics and statistics. I am more than just a little bit interested in studying non-linear dynamics at a graduate level. I was wondering if, other than an intro to C++ programming, there were…
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Suggestion of topics in General Topology for PhD interview

I got shortlisted for PhD admission .I've to prepare a presentation as a part of my interview.My research interest is General Topology. I've studied Munkre's topology upto Chapter 8. Please suggest me some topic from Munkre's which can be presented…
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What are the list of math books one must complete before entering into a Ph.D.?

I am interested to know what books one should complete before entering their Ph.D. in mathematics? What topics I should have a strong grip on in order to feel eligible for entering into a Ph.D. One of my seniors said I must complete Baby Rudin,…
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Difference of Flavor between Pure Math and Mathematical Computer Science

I'm entering a PhD program with two options -- pure math and mathematical computer science (MCS) -- and I'm torn between the decision. As an undergrad, I loved pure math and that's why I applied to grad school. I have no doubt that I could stay…
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How do I prepare for the skill test based on this job role?

This was a Scientist job advertisement of famous space research Institution. Third column describes the job responsibility. They may conduct skill test. How do a person develop these skills? Can you suggest How does a person prepare for this skill…
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