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# Questions tagged [intuition]

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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### What exactly is the significance of $a_{\phi}$ component in cylindrical co-ordinate system?

{ N.B: I have already looked for the answer in the following question but didn't quite get what I am looking for: What does phi component of a cylindrical coordinate signifies? } Let us say we have a ...
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### Describing Frequentist vs Bayesian probability using casual dialogue

I am trying to presented Frequentist and Bayesian probability in casual dialogue format (i.e. a discussion between friends) for my younger sister, who is unfamiliar. The goal of this exercise is to ...
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### Help developing intuition behind sufficient statistics (Casella & Berger)

Migrated to Cross Validated I am trying to understand the following intuition for sufficient statistics in Casella & Berger (2nd edition, pg. 272): A sufficient statistic captures all of the ...
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### What does ordinary differential equation mean, based on the word itself? [closed]

What does Ordinary Differential Equation mean? I know the mathematical definition, but I want to understand the meaning of the word "ordinary" here. I know that an ordinary derivative is not ...
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### Why does set-theoretic union and intersection operate on reverse logic?

In set theory, $A \cup B$ is logically defined as $\{x : x \in A \lor x \in B\}$. In set theory, the result of unionizing A with B is a bigger set, but in logic, "or" is a softening ...
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