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Do cocycles “break” symmetry?

In an article by A. Borovik, “Is mathematics special?”, he talks about the fact that carrying is a cocycle. He then says [A student] discovered that carry is doing what cocycles frequently do: they ...
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Good textbooks on probability and/or stochastic processes, emphasizing simulation

Any recommendations for textbooks on probability and/or stochastic processes that emphasize simulation? I'll be teaching this course in the Fall.
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Is there Cauchy-Goursat for $1$-cycles without invoking winding numbers?

Depending on one's approach to Complex Analysis in One Variable, Cauchy's Integral Theorem is one of the first interesting results about holomorphic functions in any course. There are several related ...
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MathJax (or something like it) as a classroom “blackboard”

(I tried this first at https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/187265/mathjax-or-something-like-it-as-a-classroom-blackboard , but didn't get satisfactory responses.) What is the best desktop ...
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Applications of Freiman's theorem?

What are some interesting applications of Freiman's theorem or, better-yet, its recent generalizations (eg Green-Ruzsa) that could be included in a graduate course in additive combinatorics? I'm ...
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Good sources for linear algebra for convex optimization and graph analysis?

What are some good sources for linear algebra for convex optimization and graph analysis? In Particular, is Gilbert Strang's MIT course suitable, or some other online course? I prefer online courses (...
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Engineering mathematics course and the order of the teaching of its topics

I am going to teach a course names "Engineering Mathematics" and the topics in it, are: Fourier series and integrals; including the motivation and computational aspects and their ...
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Classical papers in linear algebra suitable for an undergraduate reading group?

I'm interested in collecting some of the classical papers in linear algebra over the years. To be more specific, I'm looking for interesting and useful results that extend beyond what is typically ...