This is an arXiv category tag for "general mathematics".

This is an arXiv category tag for "general mathematics".

How to compute the volume of a simplex using the Cayley-Menger determinant, and a higher dimensional Pythagorean theorem

Since the COVID-19 crisis and the university moving to online instruction, I've spent too much time programming WeBWorK assignments. …

When does a polynomial with real coefficients have only real roots? Here's one way to determine it.

Driving down the highway in upstate Michigan yesterday, I saw a State Police billboard that states (I paraphrase)
Drivers who text are …

Here's a slightly non-obvious relation between some angles, that I ran into accidentally.
Claim: (angles below given in degrees)
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A short note about an implicit assumption behind the notion of expectation values, and how it relates to economics applications.

The Kempner series recently regained some notoriety due to a Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic (the last panel). The observation …

We describe a theorem due to Mihai Mariş concerning the symmetries of ground states.

When does the decimal expansion of a number end with one digit repeated?

We give a proof of the irrationality of π.