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Mathematics
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Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. There is a range of views among mathematicians and philosophers as to the exact scope, Mathematicians seek out patterns and use them to formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof, when mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation, measurement, practical mathematics has been a human activity from as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry, rigorous arguments first appeared in Greek mathematics, most notably in Euclids Elements. Galileo Galilei said, The universe cannot be read until we have learned the language and it is written in mathematical language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word. Without these, one is wandering about in a dark labyrinth, carl Friedrich Gauss referred to mathematics as the Queen of the Sciences. Benjamin Peirce called mathematics the science that draws necessary conclusions, David Hilbert said of mathematics, We are not speaking here of arbitrariness in any sense. Mathematics is not like a game whose tasks are determined by arbitrarily stipulated rules, rather, it is a conceptual system possessing internal necessity that can only be so and by no means otherwise. Albert Einstein stated that as far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, Mathematics is essential in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, finance and the social sciences. Applied mathematics has led to entirely new mathematical disciplines, such as statistics, Mathematicians also engage in pure mathematics, or mathematics for its own sake, without having any application in mind. There is no clear line separating pure and applied mathematics, the history of mathematics can be seen as an ever-increasing series of abstractions. The earliest uses of mathematics were in trading, land measurement, painting and weaving patterns, in Babylonian mathematics elementary arithmetic first appears in the archaeological record. Numeracy pre-dated writing and numeral systems have many and diverse. Between 600 and 300 BC the Ancient Greeks began a study of mathematics in its own right with Greek mathematics. Mathematics has since been extended, and there has been a fruitful interaction between mathematics and science, to the benefit of both. Mathematical discoveries continue to be made today, the overwhelming majority of works in this ocean contain new mathematical theorems and their proofs. The word máthēma is derived from μανθάνω, while the modern Greek equivalent is μαθαίνω, in Greece, the word for mathematics came to have the narrower and more technical meaning mathematical study even in Classical times

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Space (mathematics)
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In mathematics, a space is a set with some added structure. Mathematical spaces often form a hierarchy, i. e. one space may inherit all the characteristics of a parent space, modern mathematics treats space quite differently compared to classical mathematics. In the ancient mathematics, space was an abstraction of the three-dimensional space observed in the everyday life. The axiomatic method had been the research tool since Euclid. The method of coordinates was adopted by René Descartes in 1637, two equivalence relations between geometric figures were used, congruence and similarity. Translations, rotations and reflections transform a figure into congruent figures, homotheties — into similar figures, for example, all circles are mutually similar, but ellipses are not similar to circles. The relation between the two geometries, Euclidean and projective, shows that objects are not given to us with their structure. Rather, each mathematical theory describes its objects by some of their properties, distances and angles are never mentioned in the axioms of the projective geometry and therefore cannot appear in its theorems. The question what is the sum of the three angles of a triangle is meaningful in the Euclidean geometry but meaningless in the projective geometry. A different situation appeared in the 19th century, in some geometries the sum of the three angles of a triangle is well-defined but different from the classical value. The non-Euclidean hyperbolic geometry, introduced by Nikolai Lobachevsky in 1829, eugenio Beltrami in 1868 and Felix Klein in 1871 obtained Euclidean models of the non-Euclidean hyperbolic geometry, and thereby completely justified this theory. This discovery forced the abandonment of the pretensions to the truth of Euclidean geometry. It showed that axioms are not obvious, nor implications of definitions, to what extent do they correspond to an experimental reality. This important physical problem no longer has anything to do with mathematics, even if a geometry does not correspond to an experimental reality, its theorems remain no less mathematical truths. These Euclidean objects and relations play the non-Euclidean geometry like contemporary actors playing an ancient performance, relations between the actors only mimic relations between the characters in the play. Likewise, the relations between the chosen objects of the Euclidean model only mimic the non-Euclidean relations. It shows that relations between objects are essential in mathematics, while the nature of the objects is not, according to Nicolas Bourbaki, the period between 1795 and 1872 can be called the golden age of geometry. Analytic geometry made a progress and succeeded in replacing theorems of classical geometry with computations via invariants of transformation groups

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Set (mathematics)
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In mathematics, a set is a well-defined collection of distinct objects, considered as an object in its own right. For example, the numbers 2,4, and 6 are distinct objects when considered separately, Sets are one of the most fundamental concepts in mathematics. Developed at the end of the 19th century, set theory is now a part of mathematics. In mathematics education, elementary topics such as Venn diagrams are taught at a young age, the German word Menge, rendered as set in English, was coined by Bernard Bolzano in his work The Paradoxes of the Infinite. A set is a collection of distinct objects. The objects that make up a set can be anything, numbers, people, letters of the alphabet, other sets, Sets are conventionally denoted with capital letters. Sets A and B are equal if and only if they have precisely the same elements. Cantors definition turned out to be inadequate, instead, the notion of a set is taken as a notion in axiomatic set theory. There are two ways of describing, or specifying the members of, a set, one way is by intensional definition, using a rule or semantic description, A is the set whose members are the first four positive integers. B is the set of colors of the French flag, the second way is by extension – that is, listing each member of the set. An extensional definition is denoted by enclosing the list of members in curly brackets, one often has the choice of specifying a set either intensionally or extensionally. In the examples above, for instance, A = C and B = D, there are two important points to note about sets. First, in a definition, a set member can be listed two or more times, for example. However, per extensionality, two definitions of sets which differ only in one of the definitions lists set members multiple times, define, in fact. Hence, the set is identical to the set. The second important point is that the order in which the elements of a set are listed is irrelevant and we can illustrate these two important points with an example, = =. For sets with many elements, the enumeration of members can be abbreviated, for instance, the set of the first thousand positive integers may be specified extensionally as, where the ellipsis indicates that the list continues in the obvious way. Ellipses may also be used where sets have infinitely many members, thus the set of positive even numbers can be written as

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Coordinate system
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The order of the coordinates is significant, and they are sometimes identified by their position in an ordered tuple and sometimes by a letter, as in the x-coordinate. The coordinates are taken to be real numbers in elementary mathematics, the use of a coordinate system allows problems in geometry to be translated into problems about numbers and vice versa, this is the basis of analytic geometry. The simplest example of a system is the identification of points on a line with real numbers using the number line. In this system, an arbitrary point O is chosen on a given line. The coordinate of a point P is defined as the distance from O to P. Each point is given a unique coordinate and each number is the coordinate of a unique point. The prototypical example of a system is the Cartesian coordinate system. In the plane, two lines are chosen and the coordinates of a point are taken to be the signed distances to the lines. In three dimensions, three perpendicular planes are chosen and the three coordinates of a point are the distances to each of the planes. This can be generalized to create n coordinates for any point in n-dimensional Euclidean space, depending on the direction and order of the coordinate axis the system may be a right-hand or a left-hand system. This is one of many coordinate systems, another common coordinate system for the plane is the polar coordinate system. A point is chosen as the pole and a ray from this point is taken as the polar axis, for a given angle θ, there is a single line through the pole whose angle with the polar axis is θ. Then there is a point on this line whose signed distance from the origin is r for given number r. For a given pair of coordinates there is a single point, for example, and are all polar coordinates for the same point. The pole is represented by for any value of θ, there are two common methods for extending the polar coordinate system to three dimensions. In the cylindrical coordinate system, a z-coordinate with the meaning as in Cartesian coordinates is added to the r and θ polar coordinates giving a triple. Spherical coordinates take this a further by converting the pair of cylindrical coordinates to polar coordinates giving a triple. A point in the plane may be represented in coordinates by a triple where x/z and y/z are the Cartesian coordinates of the point

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Vector space
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A vector space is a collection of objects called vectors, which may be added together and multiplied by numbers, called scalars in this context. Scalars are often taken to be numbers, but there are also vector spaces with scalar multiplication by complex numbers, rational numbers. The operations of addition and scalar multiplication must satisfy certain requirements, called axioms. Euclidean vectors are an example of a vector space and they represent physical quantities such as forces, any two forces can be added to yield a third, and the multiplication of a force vector by a real multiplier is another force vector. In the same vein, but in a more geometric sense, Vector spaces are the subject of linear algebra and are well characterized by their dimension, which, roughly speaking, specifies the number of independent directions in the space. Infinite-dimensional vector spaces arise naturally in mathematical analysis, as function spaces and these vector spaces are generally endowed with additional structure, which may be a topology, allowing the consideration of issues of proximity and continuity. Among these topologies, those that are defined by a norm or inner product are commonly used. This is particularly the case of Banach spaces and Hilbert spaces, historically, the first ideas leading to vector spaces can be traced back as far as the 17th centurys analytic geometry, matrices, systems of linear equations, and Euclidean vectors. Today, vector spaces are applied throughout mathematics, science and engineering, furthermore, vector spaces furnish an abstract, coordinate-free way of dealing with geometrical and physical objects such as tensors. This in turn allows the examination of local properties of manifolds by linearization techniques, Vector spaces may be generalized in several ways, leading to more advanced notions in geometry and abstract algebra. The concept of space will first be explained by describing two particular examples, The first example of a vector space consists of arrows in a fixed plane. This is used in physics to describe forces or velocities, given any two such arrows, v and w, the parallelogram spanned by these two arrows contains one diagonal arrow that starts at the origin, too. This new arrow is called the sum of the two arrows and is denoted v + w, when a is negative, av is defined as the arrow pointing in the opposite direction, instead. Such a pair is written as, the sum of two such pairs and multiplication of a pair with a number is defined as follows, + = and a =. The first example above reduces to one if the arrows are represented by the pair of Cartesian coordinates of their end points. A vector space over a field F is a set V together with two operations that satisfy the eight axioms listed below, elements of V are commonly called vectors. Elements of F are commonly called scalars, the second operation, called scalar multiplication takes any scalar a and any vector v and gives another vector av. In this article, vectors are represented in boldface to distinguish them from scalars

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Manifold
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In mathematics, a manifold is a topological space that locally resembles Euclidean space near each point. More precisely, each point of a manifold has a neighbourhood that is homeomorphic to the Euclidean space of dimension n. One-dimensional manifolds include lines and circles, but not figure eights, two-dimensional manifolds are also called surfaces. Although a manifold locally resembles Euclidean space, globally it may not, for example, the surface of the sphere is not a Euclidean space, but in a region it can be charted by means of map projections of the region into the Euclidean plane. When a region appears in two neighbouring charts, the two representations do not coincide exactly and a transformation is needed to pass from one to the other, Manifolds naturally arise as solution sets of systems of equations and as graphs of functions. One important class of manifolds is the class of differentiable manifolds and this differentiable structure allows calculus to be done on manifolds. A Riemannian metric on a manifold allows distances and angles to be measured, symplectic manifolds serve as the phase spaces in the Hamiltonian formalism of classical mechanics, while four-dimensional Lorentzian manifolds model spacetime in general relativity. After a line, the circle is the simplest example of a topological manifold, Topology ignores bending, so a small piece of a circle is treated exactly the same as a small piece of a line. Consider, for instance, the top part of the circle, x2 + y2 =1. Any point of this arc can be described by its x-coordinate. So, projection onto the first coordinate is a continuous, and invertible, mapping from the arc to the open interval. Such functions along with the regions they map are called charts. Similarly, there are charts for the bottom, left, and right parts of the circle, together, these parts cover the whole circle and the four charts form an atlas for the circle. The top and right charts, χtop and χright respectively, overlap in their domain, Each map this part into the interval, though differently. Let a be any number in, then, T = χ r i g h t = χ r i g h t =1 − a 2 Such a function is called a transition map. The top, bottom, left, and right charts show that the circle is a manifold, charts need not be geometric projections, and the number of charts is a matter of some choice. These two charts provide a second atlas for the circle, with t =1 s Each chart omits a single point, either for s or for t and it can be proved that it is not possible to cover the full circle with a single chart. Viewed using calculus, the transition function T is simply a function between open intervals, which gives a meaning to the statement that T is differentiable

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Surjective function
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It is not required that x is unique, the function f may map one or more elements of X to the same element of Y. The French prefix sur means over or above and relates to the fact that the image of the domain of a surjective function completely covers the functions codomain, any function induces a surjection by restricting its codomain to its range. Every surjective function has an inverse, and every function with a right inverse is necessarily a surjection. The composite of surjective functions is always surjective, any function can be decomposed into a surjection and an injection. A surjective function is a function whose image is equal to its codomain, equivalently, a function f with domain X and codomain Y is surjective if for every y in Y there exists at least one x in X with f = y. Surjections are sometimes denoted by a two-headed rightwards arrow, as in f, X ↠ Y, symbolically, If f, X → Y, then f is said to be surjective if ∀ y ∈ Y, ∃ x ∈ X, f = y. For any set X, the identity function idX on X is surjective, the function f, Z → defined by f = n mod 2 is surjective. The function f, R → R defined by f = 2x +1 is surjective, because for every real number y we have an x such that f = y, an appropriate x is /2. However, this function is not injective since e. g. the pre-image of y =2 is, the function g, R → R defined by g = x2 is not surjective, because there is no real number x such that x2 = −1. However, the g, R → R0+ defined by g = x2 is surjective because for every y in the nonnegative real codomain Y there is at least one x in the real domain X such that x2 = y. The natural logarithm ln, → R is a surjective. Its inverse, the function, is not surjective as its range is the set of positive real numbers. The matrix exponential is not surjective when seen as a map from the space of all n×n matrices to itself. It is, however, usually defined as a map from the space of all n×n matrices to the linear group of degree n, i. e. the group of all n×n invertible matrices. Under this definition the matrix exponential is surjective for complex matrices, the projection from a cartesian product A × B to one of its factors is surjective unless the other factor is empty. In a 3D video game vectors are projected onto a 2D flat screen by means of a surjective function, a function is bijective if and only if it is both surjective and injective. If a function is identified with its graph, then surjectivity is not a property of the function itself, unlike injectivity, surjectivity cannot be read off of the graph of the function alone. The function g, Y → X is said to be an inverse of the function f, X → Y if f = y for every y in Y

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Partial function
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In mathematics, a partial function from X to Y is a function f, X ′ → Y, for some subset X ′ of X. It generalizes the concept of an f, X → Y by not forcing f to map every element of X to an element of Y. If X ′ = X, then f is called a function and is equivalent to a function. Partial functions are used when the exact domain, X, is not known. Specifically, we say that for any x ∈ X, either. For example, we can consider the square root function restricted to the g, Z → Z g = n. Thus g is defined for n that are perfect squares. So, g =5, but g is undefined, there are two distinct meanings in current mathematical usage for the notion of the domain of a partial function. Most mathematicians, including recursion theorists, use the domain of f for the set of all values x such that f is defined. But some, particularly category theorists, consider the domain of a function f, X → Y to be X. Similarly, the range can refer to either the codomain or the image of a function. Occasionally, a function with domain X and codomain Y is written as f, X ⇸ Y. A partial function is said to be injective or surjective when the function given by the restriction of the partial function to its domain of definition is. A partial function may be both injective and surjective, because a function is trivially surjective when restricted to its image, the term partial bijection denotes a partial function which is injective. An injective partial function may be inverted to a partial function. Furthermore, a function which is injective may be inverted to an injective partial function. The notion of transformation can be generalized to functions as well. A partial transformation is a function f, A → B, total function is a synonym for function

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Geometry
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Geometry is a branch of mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the field of geometry is called a geometer, Geometry arose independently in a number of early cultures as a practical way for dealing with lengths, areas, and volumes. Geometry began to see elements of mathematical science emerging in the West as early as the 6th century BC. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into a form by Euclid, whose treatment, Euclids Elements. Geometry arose independently in India, with texts providing rules for geometric constructions appearing as early as the 3rd century BC, islamic scientists preserved Greek ideas and expanded on them during the Middle Ages. By the early 17th century, geometry had been put on a solid footing by mathematicians such as René Descartes. Since then, and into modern times, geometry has expanded into non-Euclidean geometry and manifolds, while geometry has evolved significantly throughout the years, there are some general concepts that are more or less fundamental to geometry. These include the concepts of points, lines, planes, surfaces, angles, contemporary geometry has many subfields, Euclidean geometry is geometry in its classical sense. The mandatory educational curriculum of the majority of nations includes the study of points, lines, planes, angles, triangles, congruence, similarity, solid figures, circles, Euclidean geometry also has applications in computer science, crystallography, and various branches of modern mathematics. Differential geometry uses techniques of calculus and linear algebra to problems in geometry. It has applications in physics, including in general relativity, topology is the field concerned with the properties of geometric objects that are unchanged by continuous mappings. In practice, this often means dealing with large-scale properties of spaces, convex geometry investigates convex shapes in the Euclidean space and its more abstract analogues, often using techniques of real analysis. It has close connections to convex analysis, optimization and functional analysis, algebraic geometry studies geometry through the use of multivariate polynomials and other algebraic techniques. It has applications in areas, including cryptography and string theory. Discrete geometry is concerned mainly with questions of relative position of simple objects, such as points. It shares many methods and principles with combinatorics, Geometry has applications to many fields, including art, architecture, physics, as well as to other branches of mathematics. The earliest recorded beginnings of geometry can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia, the earliest known texts on geometry are the Egyptian Rhind Papyrus and Moscow Papyrus, the Babylonian clay tablets such as Plimpton 322. For example, the Moscow Papyrus gives a formula for calculating the volume of a truncated pyramid, later clay tablets demonstrate that Babylonian astronomers implemented trapezoid procedures for computing Jupiters position and motion within time-velocity space

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Fiber bundle
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In mathematics, and particularly topology, a fiber bundle is a space that is locally a product space, but globally may have a different topological structure. The map π, called the projection or submersion of the bundle, is regarded as part of the structure of the bundle, the space E is known as the total space of the fiber bundle, B as the base space, and F the fiber. In the trivial case, E is just B × F, and this is called a trivial bundle. Examples of non-trivial fiber bundles include the Möbius strip and Klein bottle, Fiber bundles such as the tangent bundle of a manifold and more general vector bundles play an important role in differential geometry and differential topology, as do principal bundles. Mappings between total spaces of bundles that commute with the projection maps are known as bundle maps. A bundle map from the space itself to E is called a section of E. Fiber bundles became their own object of study in the period 1935-1940, the first general definition appeared in the works of Hassler Whitney. Whitney came to the definition of a fiber bundle from his study of a more particular notion of a sphere bundle. A fiber bundle is a structure, where E, B, the space B is called the base space of the bundle, E the total space, and F the fiber. The map π is called the projection map and we shall assume in what follows that the base space B is connected. That is, the diagram should commute, where proj1, U × F → U is the natural projection and φ. The set of all is called a trivialization of the bundle. Thus for any p in B, the preimage π−1 is homeomorphic to F and is called the fiber over p, every fiber bundle π, E → B is an open map, since projections of products are open maps. Therefore B carries the quotient topology determined by the map π, a fiber bundle is often denoted that, in analogy with a short exact sequence, indicates which space is the fiber, total space and base space, as well as the map from total to base space. A smooth fiber bundle is a bundle in the category of smooth manifolds. That is, E, B, and F are required to be smooth manifolds, let E = B × F and let π, E → B be the projection onto the first factor. Then E is a fiber bundle over B, here E is not just locally a product but globally one. Any such fiber bundle is called a trivial bundle, any fiber bundle over a contractible CW-complex is trivial

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Change of basis
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The matrix representations of operators are also determined by the chosen basis. Such a transformation is called a change of basis, the standard basis for R n is the ordered sequence E n =, where e j is the element of R n with 1 in the j t h place and 0 s elsewhere. We will also use of the following simple observation. Let V and W be vector spaces, let B = be a basis for V, then there exists a unique linear transformation T, V → W with T = γ j, for j =1, ⋯, n. If in this case we also have W = V, then T is said to be an automorphism, now let V be a vector space over R and suppose B = is a basis for V. The vector x = T ∈ R n is called the coordinate tuple of ξ relative to B. The unique linear map ϕ, R n → V with ϕ = α j for j =1, ⋯, n is called the coordinate isomorphism for V and the basis B =. Thus ϕ = ξ if and only if ξ = x 1 α1 + ⋯ + x n α n, a set of vectors can be represented by a matrix of which each column consists of the components of the corresponding vector of the set. As a basis is a set of vectors, a basis can be given by a matrix of this kind, later it will be shown that the change of basis of any object of the space is related to this matrix. For example vectors change with its inverse, first we examine the question of how the coordinates of a vector ξ in the vector space V, change when we select another basis. This means that given a matrix M whose columns are the vectors of the new basis of the space, for this reason, it is said that ordinary vectors are contravariant objects. Any finite set of vectors can be represented by a matrix in which its columns are the coordinates of the given vectors, as an example in dimension 2, a pair of vectors obtained by rotating the standard basis counterclockwise for 45°. For example, let R be a new basis given by its Euler angles, the matrix of the basis will have as columns the components of each vector. Therefore, this matrix will be, R =, again, any vector of the space can be changed to this new basis by left-multiplying its components by the inverse of this matrix. Suppose A = and B = are two ordered bases for V, let φ1 and φ2 be the corresponding coordinate isomorphisms from Rn to V, i. e. φ1 = αj and φ2 = α′j for j =1, …, n. Now the map ϕ2 −1 ∘ ϕ1 is an automorphism on R n and therefore has a matrix C. Moreover, the j t h column of C is ϕ2 −1 ∘ ϕ1 = ϕ2 −1, that is, let φ and ψ be the coordinate isomorphisms for V and W, respectively, relative to the given bases. Then the map T1 = ψ−1 ∘ T ∘ φ is a transformation from Rn to Rm

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Cartesian product
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In Set theory, a Cartesian product is a mathematical operation that returns a set from multiple sets. That is, for sets A and B, the Cartesian product A × B is the set of all ordered pairs where a ∈ A and b ∈ B, products can be specified using set-builder notation, e. g. A table can be created by taking the Cartesian product of a set of rows, If the Cartesian product rows × columns is taken, the cells of the table contain ordered pairs of the form. More generally, a Cartesian product of n sets, also known as an n-fold Cartesian product, can be represented by an array of n dimensions, an ordered pair is a 2-tuple or couple. The Cartesian product is named after René Descartes, whose formulation of analytic geometry gave rise to the concept, an illustrative example is the standard 52-card deck. The standard playing card ranks form a 13-element set, the card suits form a four-element set. The Cartesian product of these sets returns a 52-element set consisting of 52 ordered pairs, Ranks × Suits returns a set of the form. Suits × Ranks returns a set of the form, both sets are distinct, even disjoint. The main historical example is the Cartesian plane in analytic geometry, usually, such a pairs first and second components are called its x and y coordinates, respectively, cf. picture. The set of all such pairs is thus assigned to the set of all points in the plane, a formal definition of the Cartesian product from set-theoretical principles follows from a definition of ordered pair. The most common definition of ordered pairs, the Kuratowski definition, is =, note that, under this definition, X × Y ⊆ P, where P represents the power set. Therefore, the existence of the Cartesian product of any two sets in ZFC follows from the axioms of pairing, union, power set, let A, B, C, and D be sets. × C ≠ A × If for example A =, then × A = ≠ = A ×, the Cartesian product behaves nicely with respect to intersections, cf. left picture. × = ∩ In most cases the above statement is not true if we replace intersection with union, cf. middle picture. Other properties related with subsets are, if A ⊆ B then A × C ⊆ B × C, the cardinality of a set is the number of elements of the set. For example, defining two sets, A = and B =, both set A and set B consist of two elements each. Their Cartesian product, written as A × B, results in a new set which has the following elements, each element of A is paired with each element of B. Each pair makes up one element of the output set, the number of values in each element of the resulting set is equal to the number of sets whose cartesian product is being taken,2 in this case

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Geographic coordinate system
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A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation, to specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection. The invention of a coordinate system is generally credited to Eratosthenes of Cyrene. Ptolemy credited him with the adoption of longitude and latitude. Ptolemys 2nd-century Geography used the prime meridian but measured latitude from the equator instead. Mathematical cartography resumed in Europe following Maximus Planudes recovery of Ptolemys text a little before 1300, in 1884, the United States hosted the International Meridian Conference, attended by representatives from twenty-five nations. Twenty-two of them agreed to adopt the longitude of the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the Dominican Republic voted against the motion, while France and Brazil abstained. France adopted Greenwich Mean Time in place of local determinations by the Paris Observatory in 1911, the latitude of a point on Earths surface is the angle between the equatorial plane and the straight line that passes through that point and through the center of the Earth. Lines joining points of the same latitude trace circles on the surface of Earth called parallels, as they are parallel to the equator, the north pole is 90° N, the south pole is 90° S. The 0° parallel of latitude is designated the equator, the plane of all geographic coordinate systems. The equator divides the globe into Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the longitude of a point on Earths surface is the angle east or west of a reference meridian to another meridian that passes through that point. All meridians are halves of great ellipses, which converge at the north and south poles, the prime meridian determines the proper Eastern and Western Hemispheres, although maps often divide these hemispheres further west in order to keep the Old World on a single side. The antipodal meridian of Greenwich is both 180°W and 180°E, the combination of these two components specifies the position of any location on the surface of Earth, without consideration of altitude or depth. The grid formed by lines of latitude and longitude is known as a graticule, the origin/zero point of this system is located in the Gulf of Guinea about 625 km south of Tema, Ghana. To completely specify a location of a feature on, in, or above Earth. Earth is not a sphere, but a shape approximating a biaxial ellipsoid. It is nearly spherical, but has an equatorial bulge making the radius at the equator about 0. 3% larger than the radius measured through the poles, the shorter axis approximately coincides with the axis of rotation

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Real coordinate space
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In mathematics, real coordinate space of n dimensions, written Rn is a coordinate space that allows several real variables to be treated as a single variable. With various numbers of dimensions, Rn is used in areas of pure and applied mathematics. With component-wise addition and scalar multiplication, it is the real vector space and is a frequently used representation of Euclidean n-space. Due to the fact, geometric metaphors are widely used for Rn, namely a plane for R2. For any natural n, the set Rn consists of all n-tuples of real numbers. It is called n-dimensional real space, for each n there exists only one Rn, the real n-space. Purely mathematical uses of Rn can be classified as follows. First, linear algebra studies its own properties under vector addition and linear transformations, the third use parametrizes geometric points with elements of Rn, it is common in analytic, differential and algebraic geometries. Rn, together with structures on it, is also extensively used in mathematical physics, dynamical systems theory, mathematical statistics. In applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and so on, arrays, sequences, Any function f of n real variables can be considered as a function on Rn. The use of the real n-space, instead of several variables considered separately, can simplify notation, consider, for n =2, a function composition of the following form, F = f, where functions g1 and g2 are continuous. If ∀x1 ∈ R , f is continuous ∀x2 ∈ R , f is continuous then F is not necessarily continuous, continuity is a stronger condition, the continuity of f in the natural R2 topology, also called multivariable continuity, which is sufficient for continuity of the composition F. The coordinate space Rn forms a vector space over the field of real numbers with the addition of the structure of linearity. The operations on Rn as a space are typically defined by x + y = α x =. The zero vector is given by 0 = and the inverse of the vector x is given by − x =. This structure is important because any n-dimensional real vector space is isomorphic to the vector space Rn, in standard matrix notation, each element of Rn is typically written as a column vector x = and sometimes as a row vector, x =. The coordinate space Rn may then be interpreted as the space of all n × 1 column vectors, or all 1 × n row vectors with the matrix operations of addition. Linear transformations from Rn to Rm may then be written as matrices which act on the elements of Rn via left multiplication and on elements of Rm via right multiplication