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Wissenschaftssprache – German used in a scientific context.

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Royal “We” in scientific writing

In scientific English writing, we can use royal "we" to refer to the author(s). Can we do that in German language also. For example: We used method X. Wir nutzen Methode X. I feel that ...
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Stilfrage zu Abkürzungen in wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten

Angenommen ich führte eine Abkürzung zu einem Begriff ein, wie in diesem Beispiel "künstliche Intelligenz (KI)": Die künstliche Intelligenz (KI) spielt in diesem Bereich eine große Rolle. ...
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“More scientific” replacement for “Abstellgleis”

I'm looking for a more scientific word than "Abstellgleis" in the following context: Nach der Übergabe des Projektes an die Open-Source-Gemeinschaft scheint das Projekt auf dem Abstellgleis ...
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What is the German translation of the 'On' preposition in scientific paper titles?

For example, a scientific paper which is called 'On the Treatment of Concordant Uranium-Lead Ages', how would the German scientific community translate the title and specifically the 'on' preposition? ...
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Wirtschaftswissenschaft vs. Ökonomie

Most dictionaries give the meaning "Economy" for the word "Wirtschaft" (and "Economical science" for the word "Wirtschaftswissenschaft"). In English speaking universities we have two separate fields ...
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Is the word “Wissenschaft” broader than “science”?

In my German class we were asked to deliver a little "Vortrag über ein wissenschaftliches Thema". I was surprised when more than the half of the students talked about themes which, in English, cannot ...
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How to pronounce Arthur Wehnelt's last name as in the term Wehnelt cylinder or Wehnelt lens?

A Wehnelt lens, grid, cap, etc. is a standard component in an electron gun on may types of scientific instruments including electron microscopes. It is named after its inventor Arthur Rudolph Berthold ...
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What is the correct german translation of the word “housing” for each sentence of these sentences? [closed]

What is the correct german translation of the word "housing" for each sentence of these sentences? Master of Science in Housing: a- Master of Science im Wohnungswesen or b- Master of Science im ...
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Max Planck quote translation request [closed]

Which, A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is ...
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Etymology of Verschränkung?

I don't really have much German but I'm very interested in this word. Schrödinger used it to describe entanglement, also providing the English. I was wondering if it might relate to versch. (...
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Listing, Code, Beispiel oder Quelltext?

Welches der folgenden Wörter ist am besten für Quelltextbeispiele in wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten (z.B. Masterarbeit) der Informatik zu verwenden? Listing: Sehe ich in vielen Büchern, ist für mich ...
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Korrekter Gebrauch von Abkürzungen [closed]

In einem wissentschaftlichen Text möchte ich zum Referenzieren verschiedene Abkürzungen verwenden. Bei den zu referenzierenden Textbausteinen handelt es sich um Anwendungsfälle, Anforderungen, ...
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Setzt man Fremdwörter und deren Übersetzung in Anführungszeichen?

Wikipedia schreibt: Mashup (von englisch to mash für vermischen)... Ich habe als Korrekturvorschlag bekommen beide Begriffe in Anführungszeichen zu setzen, also Mashup (von englisch „to mash“ ...
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Welche Sprache gibt man bei Übersetzung von Fremdwörtern in der Klammer an?

Wikipedia schreibt Eine Black Box (engl. schwarze Kiste) ist eine... aber ich gebe ja die deutsche Übersetzung an, sollte es also nicht Eine Black Box (deu. schwarze Kiste) ist eine... sein? ...
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Bindestriche in Komposita mit Eigennamen und anderen Substantiven

In der Physik ist es üblich Konzepte, Phänomene und Gleichungen nach ihren Entdeckern oder Entdeckerinnen zu benennen. Meist kommen hierbei Bindestriche zwischen den Namensgebenden und dem Konzept zum ...
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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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How close is German scientific language to the English one?

I study chemical engineering at my university in Brazil and I started a German course not long ago. I was wondering if the German scientific terms from chemistry, physics and math follow a pattern as ...
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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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Why do the endings of the translations of “uranium” and “plutonium” differ?

Why does the English plutonium translate to Plutonium, but uranium translate to Uran? Is there any reason for this difference, or is it just the natural irregularity, that is found everywhere in ...
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What are some good audio resources for learning scientific German?

German Science Reader by Charles Frederick Kroeh is a book on learning scientific German. However, I learn better aurally. What are some good audio resources for learning scientific German?
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Naming members of the PhD defence committee

I am in the process of finishing my PhD thesis (at a university in Germany) and one of the things I am not sure about is how to correctly name the members of the PhD defence committee. I have seen ...