# 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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### Geometric meaning of Todd classes for non-tangent bundles

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### Grothendieck categories and their morphisms

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### Interpretation of the action in classical mechanics

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### Intuition for the McGerty-Nevins compactification of quiver varieties

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### Seeing what gets Harvey Friedman's “tangible incompleteness” principles into large cardinal territory

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### Intuition behind the local limit theorem in hyperbolic groups

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### Geometric intuition behind this chain homotopy

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### Geometric intuition for Mather's cube theorem

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### Geometric interpretation of sections $H^0(\Theta_X, X)$ of the Tangent sheaf over curve

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### Geometric interpretation for uniformly elliptic pde of 2 second order

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### Building intuition in algebraic number theory [closed]

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### Is there any deep philosophy or intuition behind the similarity between $\pi/4$ and $e^{-\gamma}$?

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### How should I think about concrete functors and in particular about concrete isomorphism?

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### Deligne's Mixed Hodge Theory

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### Tricks for getting a creative idea [closed]

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### What does the torsion-free condition for a connection mean in terms of its horizontal bundle?

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### Imagining linear maps between finite fields

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### Additive and multiplicative convolution deeply related in modular forms

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### How to visualize the Riemann-Roch theorem from complex analysis or geometric topology considerations?

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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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