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History of “without loss of generality”
May 8 '14 at 10:34
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Parodies of abstruse mathematical writing
Mar 14 at 0:29
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What recent programmes to alter highly-entrenched mathematical terminology have succeeded, and under what conditions do they tend to succeed or fail?
Jul 12 '14 at 2:10
36
Did Leibniz really get the Leibniz rule wrong?
Sep 21 '14 at 4:38
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Explicit Eigenvalues of the Laplacian
Sep 24 at 0:53
19
The origin of sets?
Dec 23 '12 at 2:26
18
Why all irreducible representations of compact groups are finite-dimensional ? [EDIT: Subtleties: AC,etc]
Jan 20 '13 at 20:16
18
Symplectic formulation of statistical physics
Jul 19 '12 at 14:40
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Is there a notion of “flat vector bundle over a topological space”?
Sep 28 at 2:44
17
Can integration spoil real-analyticity?
Aug 28 at 18:52
17
reductive group orbits in P(V)?
Nov 15 '11 at 2:02
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Are infinite dimensional Lie algebras related to unique Lie groups?
Jan 7 '14 at 18:54
15
Why is the identity element of a group denoted by $e$?
Apr 26 at 17:36
15
History of $\frac d{dt}\tan^{-1}(t)=\frac 1{1+t^2}$
Feb 22 at 2:34
15
Who introduced the terms “equivalence relation” and “equivalence class”?
Jun 30 '13 at 20:24
14
Who first defined _simply connected_, reference?
Mar 23 '14 at 2:32
13
A question about $O(3,1)$
Aug 11 at 15:36
13
When did the term “Lie group” first appear?
Apr 27 at 0:04
13
Fourier transform of the unit sphere
Nov 24 '13 at 7:27
13
Origin and first uses of $\ell_p$ norms?
Jul 13 '13 at 23:18
12
Oldest photographed mathematician
Nov 13 '14 at 21:24
12
What is the name of the following theorem: dimension of complex irreducible representation divides order of group
Jul 23 '13 at 10:59
12
Where did Sophus Lie write the group commutator for two one parameter groups
Jun 19 '13 at 16:04
11
Is the boundary $\partial S$ analogous to a derivative?
May 1 at 22:43
11
Examples of research on how people perceive mathematical objects
Aug 9 '14 at 19:32
11
When are two subvarieties of matrices conjugate?
Mar 19 '14 at 20:26
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the use of parentheses to mean “I won't tell you this again”
Jul 20 '12 at 19:57
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When did coordinate plane “as we know it” come into play?
Jul 28 '14 at 0:01
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R-linear representations of sl(2,C)
Jun 8 '14 at 18:31
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When is the group algebra $L^1(G)$ semisimple?
Jun 2 '14 at 5:35
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