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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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"Mathematical physics consists of the application of mathematics to problems in physics and the development of mathematical methods suitable for such applications and for the formulation of physical t…
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Computational complexity, a part of theoretical computer science that deals with understanding how efficiently a problem can be solved.
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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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Questions on conic sections and their properties; the curves formed by the intersection of a plane and a cone. Circles, ellipses, hyperbolas, and parabolas are examples of conic sections.
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for questions about cardinals and related topics such as cardinal arithmetics, regular cardinals and cofinality. Do not confuse with [large-cardinals] which is a technical concept about st…
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Questions on the evaluation of integrals along a locus in the complex plane.
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a vector space equipped with an inner product. The inner product is a generalisation of the "dot" product often used in vector calculus.
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Should be used with the (group-theory) tag. A group $(G,*)$ is said to be abelian if $a*b=b*a$ for all $a,b\in G.$
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the study of (classes of) mathematical structures (e.g. groups, fields, graphs, universes of set theory) using tools from mathematical logic. Objects of study in model theory are mode…
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Questions on the use of the methods of real/complex analysis in the study of number theory.
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Tensor products allow us to build "linear" objects from "multilinear" ones. It can refer to: basic ones from linear algebra/module theory, or more sophisticated versions from differential/algebraic ge…
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Questions related to Brownian motion, a continuous stochastic process denoted by $W_t$, $t\geq 0$, with independent increments, such that $W(t)-W(s)$ is normally distributed, with $0$ mean and varianc…
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Questions on quadratic functions and equations, second degree polynomials usually in the forms $y=ax^2+bx+c$, $y=a(x-b)^2+c$ or $y=a(x+b)(x+c)$.
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used for problems where the goal is to find all functions satisfying the given equation (and maybe some other conditions). So in this case, solving the equation means…
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Questions on the factorial function, $n!=n\times(n-1)\times\cdots\times1$. Consider using the tag (gamma-function) if dealing with noninteger arguments.
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for questions about extension fields in abstract algebra. An extension field of a field K is just a field containing K as subfield, but interesting questions arise with them. Use this…
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homotopic, if one of them can by continuously deformed to another. This gives rise to an equivalence relation. A group called homotopy group can be obtained from the equivalence clas…
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For posts looking for feedback or verification of a proposed solution.
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For questions about finding factors of e.g. integers or polynomials
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The study of competitive and non-competitive games, equilibrium concepts such as Nash equilibrium, and related subjects. Combinatorial games such as Nim are under [tag:combinatorial-game-theory], and …
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any representation of a mathematical expression in terms of "known" functions, "known" usually being replaced with "elementary".
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Questions on the various algorithms used in linear algebra computations (matrix computations).
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is for things related to 3-dimensions. For geometry of 3-dimensional solids, please use instead (solid-geometry). For geometry that is not on a plane, but otherwise agnostic of dimensions…
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Questions on coordinate systems, a geometric method where a point in n-dimensions is assigned a corresponding n-tuple of numbers.
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In mathematics, a linear map (also called a linear mapping, linear transformation or, in some contexts, linear function) is a mapping V → W between two modules (including vector spaces) that preserves…
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structures which behave similar to a power set with complement, intersection and union. Questions regarding Boolean algebras as structures, or regarding functions defined from/to …
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For questions about uniform convergence of a sequence or a series of functions on a set. Also used with the tag [convergence].
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Questions concerning predicate calculus, i.e. the logic of quantifiers.
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an algebraic variety of dimension one. An affine algebraic curve can be described as the zero-locus of $n-1$ independent polynomials of $n$ variables in affine $n$-space over a f…
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The area of statistics that focuses on taking information from samples of a population, in order to derive information on the entire population.
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for questions about distributions (or generalized functions). For questions about "probability distributions", use (probability-distributions). For questions about distributions as sub-bu…
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For reflexive, symmetric and transitive relations. Use it with the tag (relations).
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Questions related to equations, with matrices as coefficients and unknowns.
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For questions about $\mathbb{R}$, the field of real numbers. Often used in conjunction with the real-analysis tag.