# Questions tagged [intuition]

Questions asking for the intuition behind some definition, conjecture, proof etc. In other words, questions designed to improve or to acquire understanding on a conceptual or intuitive level, as opposed to on a technical or formal level. When asking such a question it can be helpful to include a rough description of ones understanding of the subject at hand (on a technical level).

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### Meaningful interpretation for fixed point of a probability generating function

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### volume of parallelotope in $L^2(\mathbb R).$ [closed]

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### Best proof of Artin approximation?

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### Orthogonal Polynomials and Sturm Liouville operators

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### If $A$ is a (shifted) Poisson algebra, what does $A[\varepsilon]$ represent?

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### “A typical pair of two-dimensional surfaces in four dimensions will intersect at finitely many points”

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### Why are the open and closed adic discs defined the way that they are?

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### Intuition for coercive functions

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### How to visualize a Witt vector?

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### Understanding reduced suspension of $S^1$ [closed]

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### Intuition behind the Canonical Projective Resolution of a Quiver Representation

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### Should the power series solution to $y' = y, y(0) = 1$ be obvious? [closed]

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### Few questions regarding Heath-Brown's identity

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### What are Lie groupoids intuitively?

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### The Giraud-Benabou construction for splitting fibrations

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### Reasons behind assuming the existence of Siegel zeros can be used to prove something stronger than assuming GRH?

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### intuition for hochschild homology

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### Is there a simple system that has $\text{SU}(3)$ symmetry?

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### Geometric intuition for Fontaine-Wintenberger?

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### The independence of all sub-paths between adjacent returns to origin in random walks

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### Right adjoint completions

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### Grothendieck construction and coends

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### Intuition for symplectic groups

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### Why linearization leads to arithmetization?

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### Non-trivial examples of taking the exponential of an integral

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### Mumford's intuition for flatness

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### Understanding Vaughan's Identity

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### Intuition behind the Dehn Invariant

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### Intuition behind results in Mumford's “Lectures on curves on an algebraic surface”, II

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### Intuition behind results in Mumford's “Lectures on curves on an algebraic surface”, I

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### Intuition behind Artin/Grothendieck's Riemann existence theorem

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### Intuition for analysis of basic gradient descent variants

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### Reason for putting log weight for exponential sums over primes?

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### Posets as (0,1)-categories

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### Tarski-Grothendieck in the cumulative hierarchy

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### Intuition behind Harmonic Analysis in Analytic Number Theory

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### Decoding a Remark of Gödel on Complexity Theory

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### Intuition for Clifford Group

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### Mochizuki's Gaussian Integral Analogy

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### Intuition: Smooth functions on Banach Spaces

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### How quickly can we mutliply Cayley-Dickson hypercomplexes?

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### If mathematics is logic and intuition, then [closed]

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### Norm vs A-norm in non-Archimedean Functional Analysis

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### Is $n+\frac {1}{2}$ in Kendall-Mann numbers and quantum harmonic oscillator related?

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### Intuition for universal quotient maps

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### Free operads and trees

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### A proper class for smooth chaotic function

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### The application of recursive SVD [closed]

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### Expert, Intuitive, Organizing Analogies

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