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Translating “beschränkt” in a mathematical/physical context

Wolfgang Paul (not Wolfgang Pauli, another Nobel Prize winner) wrote a three-page article which got him a Nobel prize in 1989: Ein neues Massenspektrometer ohne Magnetfeld. It contains the following ...
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The Object of the Verb “Heißen”

I have seen that when the object of heißen normally has a definite article, it is written with this article. An example is the sentence Dieser Satz heißen die Newton-Leibniz-Formel. Which case is ...
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Prepositional Phrases between an Article or a Demonstrative Adjective and its Noun

Is the sentence Sei f eine auf diesem Intervall Funktion. grammatically correct? If so, what are the rules that govern such constructions and is this sentence better than the following one?: ...
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Correctly translating “Assume” and “Suppose” to German in Mathematics

It is common in mathematics in English to use the words assume and suppose differently, that is, to use the word assume when dealing with a reduction or case, while using the word suppose when looking ...
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Modular arithmetic – How to translate “modulus/ moduli”?

The english Wikipedia states: In mathematics, modular arithmetic is a system of arithmetic for integers, where numbers "wrap around" upon reaching a certain value—the modulus (plural moduli). I ...
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Winkeltreu nur in Kartographie?

Ist der Begriff "winkeltreu" nur in der Kartographie gebräuchlich, oder kann ich ihn auch in der folgenden Situation benutzen? Es gibt Geometrieaufgaben bei denen man Winkel aus den gegebenen Längen ...
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Stochastic: Why are permutations (nPr) called variations in German?

First of all, you should be at least a little familiar with combinatorics to understand that question. Some often used calculator keys in stochastic are the nCr and nPr ones. Edit: Also posted on ...
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Associativity and splitting of three compound names

Pre-question (answered here): Is there a compound word A|B with original components A and B that might be slit as A'|B' if A borrows some letters from B (or the other way around) to form A', and B' ...
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“5 minus 4 sind gleich 1”. Why plural?

I have just been watching a video about "Schriftliches Dividieren" and it has occured to me that, when referring to calculations, i.e: "5 minus 4 equals/is 1" the word "is" or "equals" has a ...
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What does the abbreviation 'z. Bw.' mean?

What does the abbreviation 'z. Bw.' mean? To be precise, the context is Mathematics.
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Quader und Quadrat

Was ist die Wortherkunft dieser beiden Wörter? Ein 3-dimensionales Quadrat ist im Prinzip (sicherlich nicht mathematisch exakt) ein Würfel. Dahingegen ist ein 3-dimensionales Rechteck ein Quader. ...
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How “synthetic division” is called in Germany?

How is synthetic division called in Germany?
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Wie beugt man „Pentachoron”?

Ich denke, dass die Mehrzahl Pentachora lautet. Wie wäre es im Genitiv und Dativ? S P N -choron -chora G -chorons ? D -choron ? A -choron -chora So sicher wäre ich auch ...
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Bedeutung von “zwei Mal mehr” versus “drei Mal so viel”

Mir begegnet oft die Formulierung "zwei Mal mehr", die ich in den jeweiligen Kontexten für sachlich falsch halte. Für mein Verständnis bedeutet "zwei Mal mehr" ein dreifaches des Basiswertes (300 %),...
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Gebrochenrationale Funktion [closed]

Ich habe die Übersetzung von gebrochenrationale Funktion gesucht. Zwar finde ich auf diversen Seiten die Übersetzung broken-rational function , bei einer Rückwärtssuche, also der Eingabe von ...
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Passende Übersetzung für “to trace”

In einer App, die ich programmiere, soll ein Graph einer Funktion angezeigt werden. Nun soll der Nutzer zwei Aktionen zur Auswahl haben: den Graphen verschieben und hinein- und herauszoomen den ...
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Does this sentence from a German astronomy book contain an error? [closed]

I am working my way through Astronomie by A.F. Möbius, a (historical) introductory astronomy book by the great mathematician and astronomer Möbius written during the 19th century. I’ve made my way up ...
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Entscheidungsproblem and Unvollständigkeitssatz

This is a question about specialized vocabulary in mathematics/logic, and also in history of mathematics/logic. The first term is used by Hilbert in his 1928 work, but in Gödel's later work, the same ...
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Was bedeuten die Wörter “über” und “auf” in der Mathematik?

Was bedeuten die Wörter "über" und "auf" in der Mathematik? Beispiele: Vektorraum über einem Körper Funktion/Relation auf einer Menge Zeichenkette über einem Alphabet Warum benutzt man diese Wörter ...
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Plural des Worts „Magma” (in der Algebra)

In der Algebra ist ein Magma eine algebraische Struktur etc., und laut Duden ist Magmen der Plural von Magma. Allerdings lese ich hier (S. 33-40) Magmas und, wenn ich richtig verstanden habe, dass ...
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Colloquially, how is the verb for writing on LaTeX called?

I've heard getext (with the x sounding as [ç]) as participle (whereas, maybe, I should write geTeXt). So, there is, at least colloquially, a verb for typing a document in LaTeX. texen? (ich ...
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Wie sagt man »up to« in der Mathematik?

Der Begriff up to in der Mathematik ist ziemlich wichtig, so wichtig, dass er einen eigenen Wikipedia-Artikel hat. Leider gibt es kein deutsches Äquivalent (es gibt 7 andere Sprachen!). Wie drückt ...
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Relationssymbole (≥, ≤ u.a.) in Texten

In einem Text (auf einer Website in diesem Falle) möchte ich gerne (je nach Situation) eine der 3 folgenden Optionen, bei denen die Zahlenwerte jedoch variabel sind, angeben: „Die Bildhöhe muss ≥ 500 ...
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Learning German from scratch in order to read mathematics?

I heard that learning basics of French and German, especially in order to read mathematics, is not difficult. It's verified by my experience of learning French: it's much easier to read mathematics ...
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Endliche Anzahl

In a vaguely mathematical context, could the 'endlich' in 'endliche Anzahl' ever not mean finite but only something like 'limited', so as to maybe include some transfinite cardinalities?
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Writing mathematical texts in German

I am looking for something like an "encyclopedia" of practical guidelines on writing mathematical papers/texts in German (lists of common phrases in mathematics in German, common sentence ...
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„Tail“ in der Statistik

Im Englischen gibt es tail für die beiden Enden einer Wahrscheinlichkeitsverteilung. Gibt es dafür eine Übersetzung? Z. B.: The probability distribution has a long tail. Wenn ich das wörtlich ...
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Why is n! called “n Fakultät”?

I’m trying to conciliate the noun Fakultät in its meaning of Fachbereich with its meaning of the function Faktorielle, n! (i.e. Γ(n+1)). Even easier, maybe as follows. On the second meaning, ...
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How to read in German these mathematical symbols (f′,f″,f‴,∘,ã ,â,…)?

How to read the mathematical notation of the small list below, say in a blackboard-talk. Notice that I'm not asking for the meaning, but the name of the symbol attached to "the letter" is what matters:...
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What does the abbrevation “o.E.” stand for?

Reading a mathematical paper written in German, I can’t understand the following abbrevation: o.E. f(x) := 0 für x ∈ M, sonst löse … (proof of theorem 2.4.5 in this diploma thesis; page 57) It ...
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Wie übersetzt man “interventions”?

Der Kontext ist eine Akademie über Kausalität (Mathematik). Hier ein Auszug aus https://stat.ethz.ch/people/jopeters/index/edit/causalityHomepage/causality_files/scriptChapter1-4.pdf: Causal ...
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Meaning of a German idiomatic phrase in mathematics

Softball question here.... Does Dabei sollen G1 und G2 einen Winkel einschließen, der zum vollen Winkel 2π in einem irrationalen Verhältnis steht. mean the following? Thereby, (lines) G1 ...
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Descriptive purpose of 'absolut genommenen' when applied to line segments (translating a math paper)

The statement is Dann besteht zwischen den absolut genommenen Verbindungsstrecken dieser Punkte die Beziehung ... and then an inequality is presented (this is from a math paper by Wilhelm ...
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How do you say “handwavy proof” in German?

In English language there is a beautiful colloquial usage, which describes the way a proof is done ie a "handwavy proof". A handwavy proof is a kind of proof, in which you use no/very little ...
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How do you say “act on” in a quantum-mechanical context in German?

My German is pretty good but I know very little of the terminology in Quantum Mechanics. In Quantum Mechanics one often say something like the momentum operator p acts on the ket |ψ>. How would ...
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Logic structure versus grammar rules

When it comes to the some words in a logic or math context, say implizieren and enthalten for sake of concreteness, the grammar rules and the logic structure do not always seem to peacefully coexist. ...
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Wie beugt man das Adjektiv „irreduzibel“?

Wie dekliniert man das Adjektiv irreduzibel? Die Endung -ble bei verschiedenen Fällen verwirrt mich. In etwa diesem Wikipedia-Artikel kann man sehen, worum es geht. Aus demselben Artikel lässt sich ...
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How to read “modulo” (Math) in German? About the preposition it induces

In English there exists the proposition modulo (see also the Wiktionary entry) or modulo the fact. Any of these, however, are not proper from English, but have their origin in mathematics, presumably ...
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How to read mathematical “union” in German

How is the set "A union B" read in German? Is it "Die Vereinigung von A und B" or "A vereinigt mit B"? (Also, is there some place that describes how mathematical expressions are read in German?)
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German “Man beweise …” for “Prove that …”

I see that in mathematics text, “Prove that” is translated to German as “Man beweise, dass”, and “Determine” is translated as “Man bestimme”. What kind of construction is this? It reminds me of the ...
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Most efficient way to learn German? [closed]

There have already been a few duplicates regarding how to learn German efficiently; however, my question may be a slight variant. (If it's not distinct enough, please let me know and I will delete.) ...
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German word for “probability score” or “likelihood”?

Ich suche Leute, die sowohl eine gewisse mathematische Grundbildung als auch gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse haben. Speziell geht es um folgende Frage: Wie bezeichnet man im Deutschen einen ...
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“Reconstruction theorem” auf Deutsch

Ich suche das richtige deutsche Wort für das englische „Reconstruction“ im englischen mathematischen Ausdruck „Reconstruction theorem“. Ich denke „Wiederherstellungstheorem“ kingt nicht so geeignet, ...
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How are mathematical expressions of this kind read in German (with fraction and root)?

        My guesses are: ein fünfte Wurzel aus a plus c Quadrat-tel / ein Kubikwurzel aus p-tel eins durch fünfte Wurzel aus a plus c Quadrat / eins durch ...
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Writing about systems of linear equations in German

I'm a beginner German learner and a mathematician. I've been trying to write solutions to simple linear algebra questions in German in order to practice writing mathematics in German. I keep on having ...
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How do I express these group-theory concepts in spoken German?

I'm always having trouble talking about my mathematics in spoken German. For instance: ℤ/nℤ ("the cyclic group "z over n z" or "z mod n z") (ℤ/pℤ)× (the group non-zero elements of "z over p ...
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Deutsche Bezeichnungen für Begriffe aus der Typtheorie

In der Informatik hat man Variablen verschiedenen Typs, wie z.B. Bool (Typ von True), String (Typ von "abc") oder Maybe. Manche Programmiersprachen unterscheiden neben Typen jedoch auch kinds, ...
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Warum nennt man auf Deutsch die Zahlen 0, 2, 4 … “gerade” Zahlen?

Auf Deutsch werden ganze Zahlen, die ohne Rest durch 2 teilbar sind – also die Reihe ... -4, -2, 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 ... – als gerade und die Zahlen ... -3, -1, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 ... als ungerade ...
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Konjunktiv in mathematics without subject at the beginning

A follow-up question to the use of "sei" in mathematics. Compare the two following sentences, which are both common: Es sei f eine stetige Funktion. Sei f eine stetige Funktion. Would you ...
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Why use Konjunktiv I in mathematics?

Konjunktiv I is mostly used for indirect speech and wishes. The following sentence is neither: Die Funktionen ψn(x) seien Eigenfunktionen eines Hamiltonoperators Ĥ. Why is the Konjunktiv I used ...