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    What's a good order to take upper division math classes?

    That's for pure math, not applied.
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    What's a good order to take upper division math classes?

    "almost certainly" may be a bit strong. Here's what I found when looking at a few applied math programs wrt algebra (not linear) Required MIT Berkeley Not Required UCLA Washington Caltech NYU Harvard (SEAS) Princeton Brown Duke
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    What's a good order to take upper division math classes?

    I know someone from UCLA that got into a top 10 applied math grad program without taking algebra (or any of 134-136 either), so it's certainly possible. I would also suggest taking the honors sequences that are available. I don't think the order is a big deal for most of those classes.
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    Programs Class sizes at math phd programs?

    You can see actual class sizes for the math department here: [Broken], [Broken]...
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    Programs Useful CS classes for an Applied Math major

    Is it possible that graduate level courses will count toward your major?
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    Programs What would you think of a statistics major?

    I took a 'Careers in Statistics' seminar course, and almost all of the presenters said you need more than Bachelor's to do "interesting" statistical work. That may have just been a matter of bias (most of them had PhD's, all had some advanced degree) - there certainly seem to be good job...
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    Good Mathematical Logic Textbook?

    Have you looked at Enderton's book on Mathematical Logic? I haven't read that one myself, but it seems to be widely used, and I really liked his book on Computability Theory.
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    Good linear algebra book (for engineers)? This book is geared toward statistics, but it seems to be pretty good for most applied purposes. The order in which topics are presented is a bit idiosyncratic, so it may not be a good choice for supplementing a class that uses a...
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    Is it really that bad?

    It also includes physical sciences, life sciences and math.
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    Lower Division Linear Algebra Vs Upper Divison?

    At my school, the lower division class is basically matrix algebra. The upper division class is basically the same, except in the context of vector spaces and with all results proven. The upper division class is meant to be an introduction to proofs as well.
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    Schools How important is foreign language for math (graduate school)?

    Every math program whose requirements I've specifically looked at require a foreign language or two. Usually they allow French, Russian, German and a few other human languages. Never something like C++. Often the form of the requirement just seems to be transcribing a research paper that was...
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    How to indicate programming experience on a CV

    (I'm putting this here as opposed to the Career forum because it's for REU applications) I have some experience in C++, MATLAB and R, but I'm not sure how to indicate on the CV how much experience. I'm not an expert in any of them, but I don't know that "beginner" is right either. Years...
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    Advanced Undergrad Linear Algebra classes also a good book
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    Programs Most lucrative degrees?

    Jeez, it's just a joke. Obviously the idea that you can come with a fixed probability of becoming a CEO of a Fortune 500 company is absurd.
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    Programs Most lucrative degrees?

    Ah, but a 56% chance isn't bad!
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    Mathematical probability prerequisites

    From what I've seen, most undergraduate level probability classes don't require measure theory. Most of the important theoretical results can be proven, but a few are glossed over. I certainly don't think it would be a waste of time to take the class, especially if you're interested in...
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    Schools Requirements for Applied Math Grad Schools

    Ah, I see. My Stochastic processes class hasn't used Diff Eq's yet, but I'll make sure to take a course or two in it. Thanks for the help.
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    Schools Requirements for Applied Math Grad Schools

    I have experience with C++, R and the Numerical Analysis class uses Matlab. So basically if I have a solid amount of experience in other areas, not having Diff Eq's and Abstract Algebra isn't a big deal?
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    Schools Requirements for Applied Math Grad Schools

    Yeah, all math majors here are required to take an upper division Linear Algebra class (as well as Analysis)
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    Schools Requirements for Applied Math Grad Schools

    I've already taken Analysis, and I'm planning on taking a graduate course in Measure Theory in the Fall (which would allow me to take graduate Probability Theory my 4th year). The trouble is that I'm already planning on doing 3 or 4 Math/Statistics courses each quarter, so adding Algebra and...
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    Schools Requirements for Applied Math Grad Schools

    Hi, I'm a math major coming to the end of my second year. Right now I'm leaning toward to studying Statistics or Probability in Grad School. From what I've read, Statistics doesn't use Algebra or Differential Equations at all, so classes in those areas aren't of much use. Would the same...
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    Math REU 2011

    What do you mean by a start in math? I thought they weren't interested in childhood stories and stuff like that. And I'm not really sure what could make me a good pick other than being a bright and interested student, lol, but I guess I can work that out.
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    Math REU 2011

    I'm in the process of filling out an application and it asks for a statement of purpose, but there's no details about what they want (other than picking projects I'm most interested in). So what type of information do they usually want? And is a couple of paragraphs usually sufficient?
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    Bartle Analysis Texts

    Ah, yes. I do have the 1964 edition. I should go get the 1976 edition then!
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    Bartle Analysis Texts

    Actually, looking through the copy of Elements of Real Analysis in front of me, it doesn't look like it includes anything on Fourier Series. There's nothing mentioned in the table of contents, and Fourier isn't in the index. It's a shame, because I've actually been looking for a book that can...
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    Sqrt(n+1) - sqrt(n) as n->oo

    ahh, I see. f'(x) = \sqrt{n+1} - \sqrt{n} for some x\in(n, n+1) f'(x) = 1/2\sqrt{x} Then for x\geq1/4\epsilon^{2}, 0<f"(x)<\epsilon Does that look right (well the tex seems to be a mess, lol)?
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    Sqrt(n+1) - sqrt(n) as n->oo

    Thanks for the help! I tried multiplying by\sqrt{n}/\sqrt{n}. Eventually I ended up with n(\sqrt{1+1/n}-1)/\sqrt{n} Again, it seems pretty clear that the top goes to 0, but I feel like I should be able construct a N based on some \epsilon so the the expression is always less than...
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    Sqrt(n+1) - sqrt(n) as n->oo

    Homework Statement $\lim_{n\to\infty}\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n} Homework Equations none The Attempt at a Solution The answer is obvious, but I'm having trouble doing it formally. The best I can come up with is setting it equal to some tn, moving -\sqrt(n) to the other side and squaring both sides...
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    Is it not uncommon for professors to forget some basic details about their students?

    What type of notes would you have on a student that never asked questions in class or office hours? Wouldn't it be difficult to say anything beyond what their grade was?
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    Other Should I Become a Mathematician?

    Thanks. I just noticed that it's on the basic exam here too. I guess I have another year to decide