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For basic questions about limits, derivatives, integrals and applications, mainly of one-variable functions.
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For questions about real analysis, a branch of mathematics dealing with limits, convergence of sequences, construction of the real numbers, least upper bound property, and related analysis topics such…
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concerned with vector spaces of all dimensions and linear transformations between them, including systems of linear equations, bases, dimensions, subspaces, matrices, determinants, t…
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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, and modules, among other topics. Whenever you use this tag, plea…
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Concerns all aspects of integration, including the integral definition and computational methods. For questions solely about the properties of integrals, use in conjunction with (indefinite-integral),…
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For questions concerning sequences and series. Typical questions concern, but are not limited to: recurrence relations, convergence tests, identifying sequences, identifying terms. For questions on…
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For questions about the study of finite or countable discrete structures, especially how to count or enumerate elements in a set (perhaps of all possibilities) or any subset. It includes questions on …
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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 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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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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For questions about algebra and precalculus topics, which include linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational and trigonometric functions, conic sections, binomial, surds, graphs and transf…
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an algebraic structure consisting of a set of elements together with an operation that satisfies four conditions: closure, associativity, identity and invertibility. Group theory is the stu…
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For questions about geometric shapes, congruences, similarities, transformations, as well as the properties of classes of figures, points, lines, and angles.
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Functional analysis, the study of infinite-dimensional vector spaces, often with additional structures (inner product, norm, topology), with typical examples given by function spaces. The subject also…
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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 on more advanced topics of number theory, such as quadratic residues, primitive roots, prime numbers, non-linear Diophantine equations, etc. Consider first if (elementary-number-theory) migh…
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Questions on the evaluation and properties of limits in the sense of analysis and related fields. For limits in the sense of category theory, use (limits-colimits) instead.
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Mathematical analysis. Consider a more specific tag instead: (real-analysis), (complex-analysis), (functional-analysis), (fourier-analysis), (measure-theory), (calculus-of-variations), etc. For data a…
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Questions on congruences, linear Diophantine equations, greatest common divisor, divisibility, etc.
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only if your question is about the modern theoretical footing for probability, for example probability spaces, random variables, law of large numbers, and central limit theorems. Use [ta…
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the study of statistics from a mathematical standpoint, using probability theory and other branches of mathematics such as linear algebra and analysis.
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Questions related to measures, sigma-algebras, measure spaces, Lebesgue integration and the like.
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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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The study of discrete mathematical structures. Consider using a more specific tag instead, such as: (combinatorics), (graph-theory), (computer-science), (probability), (elementary-set-theory), (induct…
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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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Questions on the evaluation of derivatives or problems involving derivatives (for example, use of the mean value theorem).
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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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for elementary questions on set theory, spanning topics usually found in introductory courses in set theory, in addition to review sections of graduate textbooks in the same field. Topics …
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For questions concerning a specific proof or a specific solution, asking for verification, identifying errors, suggestions for improvement, etc. (You should not use this tag if the question does not c…
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Questions on proving, manipulating and applying inequalities.
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The study of geometric objects defined by polynomial equations, as well as their generalizations: algebraic curves, such as elliptic curves, and more generally algebraic varieties, schemes, etc. Probl…
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Questions about mathematical logic, including model theory, proof theory, computability theory (a.k.a. recursion theory), and non-standard logics. Questions which merely seek to apply logical or forma…
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used for both basic and advanced questions on polynomials in any number of variables, including, but not limited to solving for roots, factoring and checking for irreducibility.
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Questions on using, finding, or otherwise relating to probability distributions, probability density functions (pdfs), cumulative distribution functions (cdfs), or other related functions.