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Mathematical intuition is the instinctive impression regarding mathematical ideas which originate naturally without regard to formal mathematical proofs. It may or may not stem from a cognitive rational process.

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### How to understand $\frac{d}{dt}\{(\exp(tX))_*(Y)\}|_{t=0}=[X,Y]$?

Let $G$ be a Lie group on which $X$ and $Y$ are two vector fields. Let $G\xrightarrow{\exp(tX)} G$ be the (Lie theory) exponential map corresponding to $X$. Then of fundamental importance is \begin{...
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### Intuition behind criterion for an irreducible Markov chain to be transient

I have been looking over my notes for Markov chains, and I have come across the following: Theorem: An irreducible Markov chain is transient iff for some state $i$ there exists a nonzero vector $y$ ...
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### How to improve mathematical creativity?

To introduce myself: I'm an undergraduate mathematics student in Germany. Currently I'm studying in the second semester and until now I'm doing well, but I still got the feeling that my ability to ...
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### Volume of a hypersphere

We know that the area of a circle (2-D) =$\pi r^{2}$ and the volume of a sphere (3-D)= $\dfrac{4}{3}\pi r^{3}$. Question:What is the "volume"(or whatever that is called) of a n-dimensional sphere? ...
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### $\pi$ from the unit circle, $\sqrt 2$ from the unit square but what about $e$? [duplicate]

If one wants to introduce $\pi$ to a not mathematically savvy person, the unit circle would be a good choice. The unit square would be the way to go for $\sqrt 2$. But what about $e$? I've reviewed ...
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### It is possible to define our intuitive notion for probability in subsets of $[0,1]$

I've always heard and read the sentence: If you pick a real number $x\in[0,1]$ at random, the probability to obtain a rational number is $0$. What is the meaning for that? Is this the "real" ...
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### What to take from representation of $S_d$?

I am reading about group representations, and books I read all contain the representation theory for symmetric groups $S_d$. However none of them presents the material in a friendly way. After reading ...
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### the role of logic in math and education

My question is somewhat related to this discussion: Is Mathematics one big tautology? I have a computer science background and I have always approached math from the logic point of view (formalism?)....
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### How information works?

I am really confused after reading wikipedia... What I don't get is how can something "bring" information, and in mathematics, how a mathematical object (like a set) can "have" information. For ...
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### Logical explanation of Euler's formula

This question is a about (if not proving) at least guessing the Euler's formula. I don't want the proof using the infinite sums. We can guess by logic that for example that the equation \$x^2+1=\sqrt{...