Techniques for maximizing and minimizing |
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Techniques for obtaining estimates |
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Techniques for proving inequalities |
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The second-moment method |
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The tensor power trick |
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The van der Corput lemma for equidistribution |
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The van der Corput lemma for oscillatory integrals |
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Think about the converse |
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Think axiomatically even about concrete objects |
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To calculate a contour integral, use theorems rather than direct calculation |
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To calculate an infinite sum exactly, try antidifferencing |
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To compute covariance, use bilinearity |
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To compute probabilities of unions and intersections, use the inclusion-exclusion formula |
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To compute the probability that exactly k of n events occur, use generalized inclusion-exclusion |
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To construct a function with several local constraints, start with simple cases and build from there |
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To construct exotic functions, use limiting arguments |
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To construct exotic sets, use limiting arguments |
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To establish that n is composite, show that Fermat's little theorem does not hold for n |
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To evaluate an integral, differentiate under the integral sign |
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To factorize n, find a non-trivial square root of 1 mod n |
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To find a factor of n, find some m such that (m,n) is not 1 |
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To find a rational with low denominator near a given real, use continued fractions |
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To find the value of a coefficient, do something that kills all the other terms |
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To increase the occurrence of a property in a set, try randomly refining that set in a way that favors the property |
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To make a function less variable without changing it much, compare it with less variable functions |
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