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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Questions on the evaluation of integrals along a locus in the complex plane.
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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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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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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 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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for questions concerning history of mathematics, historical primacies of results, and evolution of terminology, symbols, and notations.
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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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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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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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Questions on the use of the methods of real/complex analysis in the study of number theory.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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For posts looking for feedback or verification of a proposed solution.
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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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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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Questions concerning predicate calculus, i.e. the logic of quantifiers.
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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 questions about $\mathbb{R}$, the field of real numbers. Often used in conjunction with the real-analysis tag.
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Questions related to equations, with matrices as coefficients and unknowns.
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Questions on polar coordinates, a coordinate system where points are represented by their distance from the origin ($r$) and the angle the line joining the point and the origin makes with the positive…
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For reflexive, symmetric and transitive relations. Use it with the tag (relations).