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searching for text for studying representation theory

I'm a graduate student studying algebraic geometry. Recently, When I studying Hodge theory, I saw sl2-representation is used in Hodge theory. So I think that studying representation theory may be ...
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Approachable French Masters

It has been my general desire for a few years to acquire the basics in other European languages for the purpose of reading some of the classics in their original language, in a similar vein to this ...
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Books on logic for someone aiming to go to grad school in the field?

I have taken two introductory courses on logic. One was an undergraduate level and the second one was at the graduate level. Both used a set of notes written by the instructor. I'm thinking about ...
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Math background needed for Stakgold's Boundary Value Problems & Green's Functions Book

I saw a reference in Jackson's "Classical Electrodynamics" book for Stakgold's book on "Boundary Value Problems and Green's Functions" as a reference for Green's functions. The text is sort of clear, ...
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Tor sheaves: what do they tell us about geometry

Hi! I fear that I am up to ask a very vague question, but more than an answer I need a suggestion of references I should look up. I need to know everything about Tor sheaves and what do they tell ...
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Finite, abelian, yet “fugitive” orthogonal subgroups

Update July 29, 2013. I have still not found a good textbook for this topic, if you point one to me I will be grateful :) I have accepted BS's answer anyway, since their explanation was useful to me ...
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Signal Analysis/Processing Textbook

Can anybody recommend me a decent Signal Analysis/Processing textbook. If possible one that deals a little with MATLAB. I have an little knowledge of Real Analysis and fourier transforms. Wavelets i ...
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Good book on Riemann surfaces and Galois theory?

I'm supervising an undergraduate project on Galois theory and covering spaces. I want to have him read about the fact that from a branched cover of a Riemann surface you get an extension of its field ...
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Fuzzy topology : references [closed]

Hey. I'm looking for references in fuzzy topology. Does anyone know a good book ?
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Help me find good math questions for my students

I am a teacher at 西铁一中。 I teach mathematics in English for students going abroad. Now this is my problem, there are few mathematics books written in English that are at the level of high school, ...
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Algebraic approaches to modular forms

I'd like to learn about modular forms. My background is mostly computational algebra and group theory, and I've had little-to-no training in complex analysis. I've briefly seen modular forms in a ...
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Any suggestions for a course in Mathematical Logic?

I am teaching a topics course for Mathematics majors (at Temple), and am considering Logic as the topic. I was wondering if people (a) have suggestions for an appropriate text and (b) how much might ...
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A book in topology

I will have to teach a topology course: it starts in point set topology and ends at fundamental group of $S^1$. In the past I have used two different books: Elementary Topology. Textbook in ...
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Mathematical Physics Book Recommendation

I want to learn contemporary mathematical physics, so that, for example, I can read Witten's latest paper without checking other sources again and again to find some basic definitions and theorems. I ...
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Book recommendation for ergodic theory and/or topological dynamics?

Hello, I'd like to hear your opinion for ergodic theory books which would suit a beginner (with background in measure theory, real analysis and topological groups). I am looking for something well ...
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Graduate ODE textbook

Suppose that a hypothetical math grad student was pretty comfortable with first-year real variables and algebra, and had even studied some other things (algebraic geometry, Riemannian geometry, ...
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looking for a book on banach manifolds

Hi, I am looking for a book on Banach manifolds. Can somebody recommend me something. Thanks in advance. leo
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Textbook for Etale Cohomology

What is the best textbook (or book) for studying Etale cohomology?
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Textbook suggestion for advanced algebra? [closed]

After having a solid year long undergraduate course in abstract algebra, I'm interested in learning algebra at a more advanced level, especially in the context of category theory. I've done some ...
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What to teach in a second graduate course in algebra? What textbook to use?

There is a standard syllabus for a first graduate course in algebra. One teaches groups, rings, fields, perhaps a little bit of Galois theory, perhaps a little bit of category theory, perhaps a ...
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Reference for general linear groups

I want to find a comprehensive reference on general linear groups, which has depth discussion about its subgroups (like solvable subgroups, Abelian subgroups, and so on). Can anyone help me with this? ...
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Introductory text on Galois representations

Could someone please recommend a good introductory text on Galois representations? In particular, something that might help with reading Serre's "Abelian l-Adic Representations and Elliptic Curves" ...
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A book about model theory

I am looking for a good book about model theory. As this is obviously too vague, let me explain what I am looking for and why. First I am interested about the basics and foundations of model theory. ...
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What is a basic textbook to studying symmetric spaces?

I want to study basic properties of symmetric spaces. What is a basic textbook?
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What is the best paper or book studying the P homomorphism, J homomorphism and Hopf invariant in Homotopy theory?

I want to study P & J homomorphisms and Hopf invariant in Homotopy theory. I have some paper, but I don't know what is first and what is nice. Please recommend to me.
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Weil bound for characters sums. (reference-request )

Do you know on any good reference on Weil bound for charcter sums over algebraic curves. I prefer reference which assume few previous knowlage.
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Introductory reading on the Scholz reflection principle?

The Scholz reflection principle says, among other things, that if $D < 0$ is a negative fundamental discriminant, not $-3$, then the 3-ranks of the class group of $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{D})$ is either ...
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frechet manifolds book

hi, does anyone know a good book or some lecture notes on the theory of frechet manifolds ?
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Survey on Structural Complexity

Alot of the proofs I've been recently reading: IP / PSpace / MIP / NEXP / randomized reductions have a certain flavour involving proofs showing equivalence/relation between various complexity ...
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torsion free modules over general ring

i want to know how to prove a torsion free modules over general ring is flat. (in "lecture on ring and modules, T.Y.Lam prove in case R is interal domain). please help me prove it or give me some ...
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If I want to study Jacob Lurie's books “Higher Topoi Theory”, “Derived AG”, what prerequisites should I have?

I've been told that it's important to know modern physics, Differential Geometry and Algebraic Topology for understanding higher structures. Is there any other prerequisite for understanding Lurie's ...
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Intersection between category theory and graph theory

I'm a graduate student who has been spending a lot of time working with categories (model categories, derived categories, triangulated categories...) but I used to love graph theory and have always ...
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A book on Banach Manifold for a Dynamicist

Hi all, Could you give me a suggestion of suitable book about Banach Manifolds for someone that have background in functional analysis at the level of Conway's book and Do Carmo's book on Riemannian ...
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References For Important Hopf Algebras

Where can I find references that discuss important classes of Infinite Hopf Algebras. By important classes, I mean heavily used in research and of relevance to Hopf Algebraist(s),Physicists, ...
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Book on mixed Hodge structures?

Is there any English textbook about Deligne's mixed Hodge structures? Can you tell me about a reference where they are introduced at least for smooth quasi-projective varieties?
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Abelian Variety and Tangent Bundle ----Reference Request

I am looking for the reference where I can find the proof of the following: If $A$ is an abelian variety then its tangent bundle is trivial.
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What is the MP pseudoinverse's role in statistical learning and Self-Organizing Maps?

During a discussion in our lab last month, a professor mentioned to me that the behavior of Self-Organizing Maps can be described in terms of repeated applications of the Moore-Penrose psuedoinverse, ...
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Hopf Algebras and Quantum Groups

I have studied graduate abstract algebra and would like to learn about Hopf algebras and quantum groups. What book or books would you recommend? Are there other subjects that I should learn first ...
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A reference for geometric class field theory?

The classic reference of this topic is Serre's Algebraic Groups and Class Fields. However, many parts of this book use Weil's language, which I find quite hard to follow. Is there another reference ...
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Elliptic Curves and cryptography. Recommended Reading [closed]

I have been studying RSA cryptography and want to extend this to ECC. I am interested in any books on the topic, that start off with basic principles of elliptic curves as I have almost zero knowledge ...
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A good book of functional analysis

I'm a student (I've been studying mathematics 4 years at the university) and I like functional analysis and topology, but I only studied 6 credits of functional analysis and 7 in topology (the ...
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Textbooks for PDE between Strauss and Folland

Walter A. Strauss's Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction is a classic PDE textbook for the undergraduate students. While Folland's Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, is a nice ...
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Book on mathematical “rigorous” String Theory?

I've been looking high and low for a mathematical Book on String Theory. The only Book I could find was "A Mathematical Introduction to String Theory" by Albeverio, Jost, Paycha and Scarlatti. I only ...
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Introduction to L-series and Dirichlet characters?

I'm looking for an introductory text on Dirichlet characters and the L-series of a field K, specifically for quartic extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$. I have Davenport's Multiplicative Number Theory, ...
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Are there any recommended texts that cover Turing Tilings?

I have read the original paper by Wang, as well as a paper by Boas [1996] entitled 'the Convenience of Tilings', but wanted to know if there were any other texts that people could recommend that ...
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good books on Dirichlet's class number formula

i refrained from asking the technical questions ,may be everyone didnt like my attitude ,atleast help me finding the good books can anyone suggest any good book that gives a complete reference to ...
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What is some good introduction to lambda calculus?

I have some background in set theory and automata and I am looking for a good place to start with lambda calculus.
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Is Mac Lane still the best place to learn category theory?

For a student embarking on a study of algebraic topology, requiring a knowledge of basic category theory, with a long-term view toward higher/stable/derived category theory, ... Is Mac Lane still ...
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Reading Material on Couplings

Does anybody have suggestions on what to read to learn more about couplings pertaining to statistics? I'm working on a research project on Poisson approximations and am looking to perform a coupling ...