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welcome as long as they are asked honestly, explain the problem, and show sufficient effort. Please do not use this as the only tag for a question. For the answers on homework…
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For basic questions about limits, derivatives, integrals, and applications, mainly of one-variable functions.
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Theoretical foundations of calculus: limits, convergence of sequences, construction of the real numbers, least upper bound property, and related analysis topics such as continuity, differentiation, in…
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concerned with vector spaces of all dimensions and linear transformations between them. This includes: systems of linear equations, basis, dimension, subspaces, matrices, determinant…
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for basic questions about probability and for questions in which one wants to calculate a probability, expected value, variance, standard deviation, or similar quantity. For questions abou…
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the study of algebraic objects. Some of the more common algebraic objects are groups, rings, fields, vector spaces, modules, and other advanced topics.
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All aspects of integration, including the definition of the integral and computing different types of integrals. For questions solely about the properties of integrals, don't use this tag alone! Use i…
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Everything involving general topological spaces: generation and description of topologies; open and closed sets, neighborhoods; interior, closure; connectedness; compactness; separation axioms; bases;…
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For questions about recurrence relations, convergence tests, and identifying sequences
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for basic questions about the study of finite or countable discrete structures — specifically how to count or enumerate elements in a set (perhaps of all possibilities) or any subset. It i…
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The study of symmetry: groups, subgroups, homomorphisms, group actions.
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The theory of functions of one complex variable with an emphasis on the theory of complex analytic (or holomorphic) functions of one complex variable. Typical topics include: Cauchy's integral formula…
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Mathematical Analysis generally, including Real Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Complex Variable Theory, the Calculus of Variations, Measure Theory, and Non-Standard Analysis.
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Linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions, conic sections, binomial, surds, graphs and transformations of graphs, equation- and system-solving, and other symb…
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For any topic related to matrices. This includes: systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors (diagonalization, triangularization), determinant, trace, characteristic polynomial, adjugat…
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For questions about geometric shapes, congruences, similarities, transformations, as well as the properties of classes of figures, points, lines, angles.
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Questions on more advanced topics of number theory. Consider first if (elementary-number-theory) might be a more appropriate tag before adding this tag.
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the study of infinite-dimensional vector spaces, often with additional structures (inner product, norm, topology), with typical examples given by function spaces. The subject al…
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Questions on congruences, linear diophantine equations, greatest common divisor, divisibility, etc.
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the study of statistics from a mathematical standpoint, using probability theory as well as other branches of mathematics such as linear algebra and analysis.
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Questions on (ordinary) differential equations. For questions specifically concerning partial differential equations, use the (pde) tag.
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Questions related to measures, sigma-algebras, measure spaces, Lebesgue integration and the like.
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Questions on the evaluation of limits.
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formulated on the footing of measure theory. Use this tag if your question is about this theoretical footing (for example probability spaces, random variables, law of l…
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for elementary questions on set theory - the sort of material covered in "Chapter 0" of graduate texts and in undergraduate set theory texts. Topics include intersections and unions, de Mo…
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The study of geometric objects defined by polynomial equations. Algebraic curves, such as elliptic curves, and more generally algebraic varieties, schemes, etc.
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for questions about differential and integral calculus with more than one independent variable. Some related tags are (differential-geometry), (real-analysis), and (differential-equations…
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Elementary questions about functions, notation, properties, and operations such as function composition.
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for questions where the poster seeks references (books, articles, etc.) about a particular subject. Please do not use this as the only tag for a question.
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the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous.
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Trigonometric functions (both geometric and circular), relationships between lengths and angles in triangles, and other topics relating to measuring triangles.
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the application of differential calculus in the setting of smooth manifolds (curves, surfaces and higher dimensional examples). Modern differential geometry focuses "geometric…
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Questions about logic and mathematical logic, including model theory, proof theory, computability theory (a.k.a. recursion theory), and non-standard logics. Consider using one of the following tags: (…
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for questions in graph theory. Here a graph is a collection of vertices and connecting edges. Use (graphing-functions) instead if your question is about graphing or plotting functions.
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Questions on proving and manipulating inequalities.
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expressions like $15x^3 - 14x^2 + 8$. Questions tagged with this concern common operations on polynomials, like adding, multiplying, polynomial long division, factoring and solving for…