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## Pure math isn't even fun.

I have a very serious problem: I can't stop thinking about mathematics and it's interfering heavily with my sleep. [more inside]

## The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.

My younger brother has just finished tenth grade. His math teacher was a martinet. His math teacher next year might turn out to be one too. How can I help my brother cope with this kind of instructor? [more inside]

## Like a moth to a naked light.

How can I improve my chances of getting into graduate programs? [more inside]

## What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist?

What ways can a person contribute to significant science without being a full-time professional scientist? [more inside]

## Mr. Math Monster, I presume?

Help me to learn math as an adult when I still despise the frustrating beast from my childhood! [more inside]

## Approximating Natural Log By Hand

Calculating/approximating ln(x) 'by hand'? [more inside]

## Is it weird? Is it math?

Recommend to me please your favorite "oddball" math topics and resources. [more inside]

## Is joint parameter estimation always strictly better than individual parameter estimation?

Is it true that it is always better to estimate parameters jointly, even when they are completely unrelated? [more inside]

## Online mathematics

Which are the best online courses for studying algebra and progressing up to trig, calculus, and differentials? [more inside]

## Discrete mathematics for idiots?

Now that I'm back at college, I'm having serious trouble with an elementary course in Discrete Mathematics (for computer scientists). How can I complete this course? [more inside]

## Where can I purchase mathematical examples and models in the Eames/Mathematica style?

Where can I purchase physical mathematical examples and models in the Eames/Mathematica style? [more inside]

## "Science is fundamentally flawed"

Do Godel's theorems refute all of science and logic? [more inside]

## Why did you stop hating math?

In high school you hated math, but later you stopped hating it. How did this happen? [more inside]

## Man is the measure of all things.

What is the philosophy of measurement? [more inside]

## I still KNOW the quadratic equation, just not what it means

I have forgotten basically all of math, and I want to learn it again from the ground up. [more inside]

## Any rigorous study of unpredicted applications of pure math?

It is often said that pure math research finds unpredictable applications long after it is done. Has anyone tried to investigate this phenomenon rigorously? [more inside]

## What can I add to my math degree to improve my job prospects?

I have a B.S. in Math, but I haven't been able to find a job in my field. What can I add to my undergrad degree to be more competitive in the job market? [more inside]

## How to untie a trefoil knot?

Mathematics/Topology: how to untie a trefoil knot in four dimensions? [more inside]

## How do you place students into calculus courses?

Attention math teachers: what processes does your college/university use for placement into Calculus courses? [more inside]

## Math ties?

Any good math or physics neckties? [more inside]

## What happened to my brain? Is it too late for me to increase my intelligence?

Is it really possible for me, at 42, to increase my IQ/fluid intelligence/learning ability? [more inside]

## ¡==¿ !?

What does "¡==¿" mean? [more inside]

## After all these implements and texts designed by intellects we're vexed to find evidently there's still so much that hides.

I like math! I took an introductory undergraduate math course on DSP and, well, I want more. [more inside]

## Handicapping Reality

How do I learn and practice handicapping skills? [more inside]

## CS Math books

I am a GIS college student looking to develop my skills in programming, particularly in Python. For starters, I need to wake up my dormant math skills. What mathematics-for-programmers books, or general Computer Science books, should I be looking for? [more inside]

## Did Anyone Invent Some New Math Stuff So They Could Solve A Problem Which Then Lead To a Technological Breakthrough?

Can you cite any examples where a technological breakthrough wasn't possible until there was some sort of mathematical breakthrough? [more inside]

## Mathematics help for 6yr old son

Help me help my 6yr old with maths. [more inside]

## From teaching to tech - updating resume and skills

I have a Master's in math, and would like to get a job in the tech industry or a laboratory, but my resume is very teaching-oriented. I would like tips on retooling it to make myself more attractive. I also have several months to improve my skills. [more inside]

## A simple model of the dynamics of whhaaa?

Physicists, or someone who is familiar with physics or mathematical models, please help me interpret "a mathematical model of social group competition with application to the growth of religious non-affiliation". I have never heard of Sociophysics before today. [more inside]

## math finance text?

Any recommendations for a good graduate level text book for an introduction to mathematical finance course? [more inside]

## Never been near a university, never took a paper or a learned degree.

Why should I study math? [more inside]

## How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.)

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.) [more inside]

## Art in the 4th dimension?

Do any visual artists work in 4 or more dimensions? Who are they, and what does their work look like? [more inside]

## How much does it weigh now?

A 600-pound, 24-foot-long retractable movie screen is suspended from two chains attached to an overhead pipe. I want to get it down. Come inside for the details. [more inside]

## Quantitative finance jobs for a pure mathematician

I'm a pure mathematician with a Ph.D. and I'm currently a visiting professor at a large state university. However, I'm looking to switch gears and get into the quantitative finance field. The problem is that I don't know anything at all about finance. I know that there are companies such as D. E. Shaw that hire mathematicians that don't have financial experience; what other companies should I look at? Is there any general advice you'd give someone in my position? Also, I have my Ph.D. from a well-regarded state school, but I'm not an Ivy-leaguer; does that put me at a disadvantage?

## Dyscalculia and logic class

I have a learning disability (dyscalculia/mathematics disorder). Could I handle the formal language component of an undergrad Introduction to Logic class? [more inside]

## Recommend me a book on Cryptography/Cryptanalysis!

I get to teach myself Cryptography for a class, please help me pick my book! [more inside]

## How do you use paired comparisons to rank a large set of items?

What strategies give useful aggregate ranking information when asking people to pick a favorite between two items selected at random (or close to random) from a large set of possible items? [more inside]

## Why doesn't the OED have better coverage of mathematical terms?

Why doesn't the OED have better coverage of mathematical terms? Is this an area they want to improve on, or have they drawn a line of obscurity somewhere that just leaves out more than I expected? [more inside]

## What's the textbook for maths teachers?

Teaching filter: What's the best book or online resource for a trainee maths high school teacher, you are aware of. [more inside]

## Making math fun!

Calling all math lovers! Great mathematics toys/gifts for adults? [more inside]

## Careers for Pure Mathematicians

What are you, as a graduate of pure mathematics, doing? [more inside]

## An awesome vector geometry teaching website

I'm trying to find a website that teaches vector mathematics in lesson form. [more inside]

## Regular tessellations of Euclidean spaces

MathFilter: Is there a relationship between the number of dimensions in a Euclidean space and the number of regular tessellations of that space? [more inside]

## Economics for physicists

Can anyone recommend a book which explains the basics of economic theory in a way accessible to physicists/mathematicians? [more inside]

## ount all the ways that 15 objects can be put into four piles so that each pile has a different number of objects in it.

"Count all the ways that 15 objects can be put into four piles so that each pile has a

**different**number of objects in it." Is there a smart general method for solving problems like this? Feel free to assume uniqueness/non-emptiness of the piles if it helps. (Not homework)## What do you love about zero?

My favorite number is 0. I have many reasons for this, but I want more. [more inside]

## I am sick of having to say "I'm not good at math."

I have always had difficulty with mathematics. Now I'm in my mid-thirties and have gone back to school to study engineering. Things are not going appreciably better than they did the first time I went to university. What can I do to fill the gaps I have and become a skilled problem-solver? I want to go from being a C to being an A student. [more inside]

## lefty mathematics

my son is left handed and is finding it frustrating when doing his maths homework, because he continually needs to stop writing to lift his hand and look at the equation he is working on.
Any lefty mathy mefites with advice on how you have have learned to deal with this? [more inside]

## Do we have to know Cramer's rule for the exam?

Why do people care about Cramer's rule? [more inside]