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### Maximum likelihood estimator for Lambda given unknown distribution [closed]

Picture of the Problem I am trying to solve The first step I did was take the entire function and take the big Pi of it. Then I took the log and the derivate and solved for lambda hat, but I got a ...
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### Can you help me with this proof? Double infinite summation: [closed]

If $a_{ij}$ for $i,j=1,2,3,\dots$ then $\sum_i \sum_j a_{ij} = \sum_j \sum_i a_{ij}$
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### Some interesting and elementary topics with connections to the representation theory?

I'm going to give a talk to talented high school seniors (for nearly 1.25-1.75 hours, maybe a little bit longer). They know some abstract algebra (groups, rings, modules...), linear algebra (...
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### Generalized Fourier integral and steepest descent path, saddle point near the endpoints

I am looking forward to solving the integration in the following equation with the assumption that $ka$ is very large \begin{align} H = 2jka\int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2}\cos{(\varphi-\phi)}e^{jka[\cos{\...
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### Sophisticated treatments of topics in school mathematics

Sophisticated mathematical concepts typically shed light on sophisticated mathematics. But in a few cases they also apply to elementary mathematics in an interesting way. I find such examples ...
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### Numerical equality testing

I am working on developing an online homework system. One thing I would like to have is something which compares a student's answer (like $2\sin(x)\cos(x)$) with the intended answer (maybe $\sin(2x)$)...
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### What questions should -ologists of mathematics ask, in order to improve maths researcher training? [closed]

This question is part of a project funded by the International Council for Science, supported by the IMU (among other bodies). Answers gathered here on mathoverflow may be included in the final ...