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Questions about the set of values at which a given function evaluates to zero. For questions about "square roots", "cube roots", and such, consider using the (radicals) and (arithmetic) tag. For quest…
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Questions on the circle, a curve composed of points in a plane that are at a fixed distance from a fixed point.
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Questions on the use of algebraic techniques to prove geometric theorems.
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For questions related to the teaching and learning of mathematics. Note that Mathematics Educators StackExchange may be a better home for narrowly scoped questions on specific issues in mathematics ed…
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intended for questions concerning partial orders, equivalence relations, properties of relations (transitive, symmetric,...), composition of relations and similar stuff. More-or-less the t…
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A branch of differential geometry dealing with Riemannian manifolds. *Riemannian manifolds* are smooth manifolds with an inner product smoothly attached to the tangent space of each point. Usually, Ri…
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For questions about or related to Sobolev spaces, which are function spaces equipped with a norm combining norms of a function and its derivatives.
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the instinctive impression regarding mathematical ideas which originate naturally without regard to formal mathematical proofs. It may or may not stem from a cognitive ration…
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a function on a vector space $X$ which generalizes notion of length of vector in general vector spaces.
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indicates that several equations (of some type) must all hold. Do not use alone! Use in conjunction with (linear-algebra), (polynomials), (pde), (differential-equations), (inequalities) or an…
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great ways to learn about the intricacies of definitions in mathematics. Counterexamples are especially useful in topology and analysis where most things are fairly in…
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Questions regarding the plotting or graphing of functions. Questions about graphs with vertices and edges should use the (graph-theory) tag instead.
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For questions about properties and applications of triangles
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Question about finding the primitives of a given function, whether or not elementary.
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a special case of mathematical optimization. It includes Linear Programming and least-squares.
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Questions about exponentiation, the operation of raising a base $b$ to an exponent $a$ to give $b^a$.
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structures arising in abstract algebra. The order of a finite field is always a prime power, and for each prime power $q$ there is a single isomorphism type. It is usually denoted b…
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Stochastic processes (with either discrete or continuous time dependence) on a discrete (finite or countably infinite) state space in which the distribution of the next state depends only on the curre…
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For questions regarding partial derivatives. The partial derivative of a function of several variables is the derivative of the function with respect to one of those variables, with all others held co…
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the process of creating the opposite. Familiar examples include multiplicative inverse $2 \mapsto 1/2$, inverting functions $f(x) \mapsto f^{-1}(x)$, matrix inverse $M \mapsto M^{-1}$ etc…
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For questions about the Lebesgue measure, a measure defined on the Borel or Lebesgue subsets of the real line or $\mathbb R^d$ for some integer $d$. Use it with (tag: measure-theory) tag and (if neces…
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Homological algebra studies homology in a general algebraic setting. The purpose is extraction of information about structures involved in terms of tangible objects like rings groups and modules.
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when you want to determine the thinking that is needed to solve a certain type of problem, as opposed to looking for a specific answer to a question.
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For questions that involve concrete approximations, such as finding an approximate value of a number with some precision. For questions that belong to the mathematical area of Approximation Theory, us…
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Questions on the calculus of stochastic processes, or processes that have a random component.
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Transformation has many meanings in mathematics. If using this tag, add another tag related to the object being transformed. If there is a tag for your specific kind of transformations, use that one i…
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formed by making a series $\sum_{n\geq 0} a_n x^n$ out of a sequence $a_n$. They are used to count objects in enumerative combinatorics.
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subsets of a given size of a given finite set. All questions for this tag have to directly involve combinations; if instead the question is about binomial coefficients, use that tag.
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Questions related to understanding line integrals, vector fields, surface integrals, the theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Some related tags are (multivariable-calculus) and (differential-geometry)…
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meant for questions about the mathematical principles behind games, riddles, or their possible solutions. If the answer is known to you please do not use this tag to "riddle" other users, …
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a high-level language and interactive programming environment for numerical computation and visualization developed by MathWorks. MATLAB can be used when performing tasks such as signal proc…
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Order theory deals with properties of orders, usually partial orders or quasi orders but not only those. Questions about properties of orders, general or particular, may fit into this category, as wel…
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A vector space $E$, generally over the field $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$ with a map $\lVert \cdot\rVert\colon E\to \mathbb R_+$ satisfying some conditions.
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For questions about the expectation of a random variable: computations, upper/lower bounds, etc.
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for questions concerning history of mathematics, historical primacies of results, and evolution of terminology, symbols, and notations.
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if your question involves some type of (co)homology, including (but not limited to) simplicial, singular or group (co)homology. Consider the tag [tag:homological-algebra] for more abstrac…