This recurring thread will be for questions that might not warrant their own thread. We would like to see more conceptual-based questions posted in this thread, rather than “what is the answer to this problem?”. For example, here are some kinds of questions that we’d like to see in this thread:
Can someone explain the concept of manifolds to me?
What are the applications of Representation Theory?
What’s a good starter book for Numerical Analysis?
What can I do to prepare for college/grad school/getting a job?
Including a brief description of your mathematical background and the context for your question can help others give you an appropriate answer.