What is Math major: Definition and 147 Discussions

Shri Uttaradi Math (IAST:Śrī Uttarādi Maṭh) (also spelled Uttaradi Mutt or Uttaradi Matha), is one of the premier Dvaita Vedanta monasteries (matha) descended from Madhvacharya through Padmanabha Tirtha, Jayatirtha and their disciples. The Uttarādi Math is an important institution among the Mādhvas and also deeply respected among the Vaishnavas. The Uttarādi Math is one of the major Hindu monastic institutions that has historically coordinated Madhva tradition and monastic activities through satellite institutions in South India, preserved Sanskrit literature and pursued Dvaita studies. The Uttarādi Math has been a library and a source of historic Sanskrit manuscripts. Along with other Hindu monasteries Sri matha has been active in preserving the Vedas, sponsoring students and recitals, Sanskrit scholarship, and celebrating annual Madhva Jayanthi. The current pīṭādhipati or the acharya holding the pontifical seat is Satyatma Tirtha Śrīpād. The Uttaradi Math has huge following in South India compared to other Madhva mathas. Most of Deshastha Madhvas of Maharashtra and the whole community of Gayawal Pandas in Bihar are followers of this matha.According to Surendranath Dasgupta, Uttaradi Math was divided twice, and so we end up with three mathas, the other two being Vyasaraja Math and Raghavendra Math. Uttaradi Math, along with Vyasaraja Math and Raghavendra Math , are considered to be the three premier apostolic institutions of Dvaita Vedanta and are jointly referred as Mathatraya . It is the pontiffs and pandits of the Mathatraya that have been the principle architects of post-Madhva Dvaita Vedanta through the centuries.

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    Programs Should I do a math or an astronomy double major for general relativity?

    Hi! I'm going into college during the fall, (Stony Brook University in the US) and I want to research general relativity in the future. I can choose to do an astronomy or math double major alongside my physics degree, and I want to know which degree will best prepare me for a graduate program in GR
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    Admissions Seeking some advice (and maybe encouragement) going into a PhD program in Engineering

    I am an international student attending very small college in US, currently senior. My dream since I was little was to study in engineering field. Unfortunately, because of financial difficulties (being an international student limited scholarship opportunities), my only choice for undergrad was...
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    Optimal study schedule for physics and math major

    I have read online that the optimal amount of time to study for is 30 minutes followed by a 10 minute break and repeat. Dose anybody else please know of a good study schedule? Many thanks!
  4. wild_boffin

    Courses Pure physics vs. adding a math major?

    I’m sure I’m not the first to ask about this but I could use some advice from the internet: I am a sophomore lost in the world and somewhat recently decided I was going to major in physics with my eyes on grad school. I am on track to get a math minor but I am weighing the trade-offs of picking...
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    Math Prospective math major, best way to good jobs?

    I am from Ireland and I am currently waiting on my Leaving Cert results (exam results that are used by colleges when making offers to prospective students). I want to study mathematics. Today I decided to take a look at the modules that the college offers (the college I am hoping to be accepted...
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    Math Should I do a computer science or math major?

    I am currently pursuing a computer science degree and am considering if I should switch to a math major. I just finished sophomore year of college , but I am transferring universities, and the way the credits transfer, it would take me 3 more years to get the CS degree but only 2 more for the...
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    Math What are the challenges faced by disillusioned math majors in finding a job?

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  8. ryl3gol

    Math Job search ideas for an applied math major?

    I am an applied math major. What are some jobs you would recommend looking in to? Thank you in advance!
  9. Delta31415

    Programs Should I Choose EE or CompE for My Interests in DSP, Controls, and AI?

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    Programs Math major with Physics minor (Complicated)

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  11. CaptainAmerica17

    Programs Don't like my calculus class, but want to be a math major....

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    Foundations First year math major, text book recommendations please

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    Programs Deciding Math Major: Should I Take Linear Algebra Course?

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  14. seanthinks

    Programs Math Major interested in Quantum Information Science

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  15. Abscissas

    Physics About to Graduate with a Double Major in Physics and Math

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  16. TheKracken5

    Programs Math major switching to EE? Would I like it?

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  17. Floatzel98

    Programs Undecided on the last unit of my math major

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    Programs How qualified would I be for EE as a math major?

    I am currently a freshman majoring in electrical engineering and minoring in mathematics about to go into my sophomore year. While I enjoy the engineering aspect, I've found that what I've enjoyed most is the basic analysis in my proofs class and the basic topology my professor mentioned while...
  19. dkotschessaa

    Math Major Overcomes Adversity: Hired for Higher Salary

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  20. Vitani11

    Programs I would like some advice before switching to a math major

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  21. Essence

    Programs Deciding between a math and physics major

    Okay. So I’m a rising Junior and in a bit of a dilemma. I have to pick a major and right now I’m trying to decide between math and physics (hard to do both because I’m taking a fair number of computer science, economics, mechanical engineering courses et cetera). There are things that I like and...
  22. Eclair_de_XII

    Programs As a math major, should I study math as a hobby?

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  23. tommyxu3

    Programs Can a math major excel in physics research?

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  24. Integreat

    Programs Why do I have to take "Calc-Based Physics"as a Math major?

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  25. RoboNerd

    Programs Doing a Math major on top of computer engineering/science

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  26. jedishrfu

    Is Being a Math Major Really That Difficult?

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  27. SrVishi

    Prob/Stats Which Advanced Math Courses Prepare a Math Major for Statistics?

    Hello, I am looking to learn statistics. What would be a good rigorous statistics book for someone who is completely comfortable with proofs?
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    Admissions Math major applying to physics Ph.D. Program

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    Programs Catch Up as Math Major: Calc II, Linear Algebra, DiffEq & Analysis

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    Programs Applied math major classes to take

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  31. jaskamiin

    Programs Is one semester of quantum physics enough for a math major?

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    Programs Advice for a freshman math major?

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    Is a math major a jack-of-all-trades in terms of marketable

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  34. KimF

    Intro Physics What's a good first physics book for a math major?

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    Programs Physics or Math Major: Which One Has Better Job Prospects?

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  36. R

    Programs CS Major or Math Major for Prereq to MS in CS?

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    Schools Math major + physics minor for grad school

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  38. R

    Programs Math major wanting to be a programmer

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  39. J

    Programs Math major who has an interest in machine learning

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  40. Yae Miteo

    Engineering Can I Pursue an Engineering Career with a Math Major?

    I am majoring in applied math and considering a minor in physics. Would it be reasonably possible for me to get a job in engineering (electrical or mechanical) with only that background?
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    Being a Math Major in a nutshell

    I'm a math major, in my senior year, and periodically, in conversation with someone they would try and ask me what I do as a math major, and I've not really been able to give an answer that someone that isn't a math major understands. But after spending a lot of time spinning my wheels on a...
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    Programs Math major can I really do anything?

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    Programs Incoming Applied Math Major- Advice

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  44. T

    Programs How to improve grades? Math major

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    Programs How much physics is a math major required to take?

    Cc student here with a big question regarding classes in the university in regards to a math major (not sure if theory or applied). I have been looking at degree descriptions for my major in california. I noticed that out schools for abs in mathematics are requiring electives in the natural...
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    Schools Math major wondering what college minors are and how they work. pros n

    I am a math major and I am positive I want to major in math. Not sure if I want to do applied or pure tho. I will start my calculus 2 in the fall as well as my intro physics course. I am extremely ignorant of what a minor is and what do they do. I was thinking of taking physics courses for...
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    Very good read on the history of the math major in the US

    A very good article I came across. Worth reading, and then we know why the US is where the US is.. http://www.ams.sunysb.edu/~tucker/monthlytucker.pdf
  48. EternusVia

    Programs Graduate Programs for an Applied Math major?

    Hi everyone, I'm currently an Applied Mathematics major at a local university. I have finished two years. I'm trying to decide if I want finish my applied math degree or transfer and take up electrical engineering at a different school. On the one hand, finishing my applied math degree...
  49. K

    Programs Discouraged Math Major: Am I Fit for the Field?

    Although I am a math/stat major, I find math very challenging. It's very discouraging when chemistry or biology majors breeze through their first-year bio/chem classes and I'm struggling in first-year calculus. Although I did okay in Calc I and half of Calc II, I have to put in a significant...
  50. A

    Programs Economics or Applied Math major with better job propsects?

    I'm debating between applied math and economics major. Which has better job prospects?