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Do pure math questions with physics notation belong on physics stack exchange? [duplicate]

I am learning quantum information/computation, and while reading my textbook, naturally some questions arise. Whenever I am stuck on an exercise or have a doubt I post my question on physics stack ...
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Why don't we just ban homework altogether?

This site gets a lot of low-quality homework questions. Since I ignored the homework tag a few months ago, my experience of the site has been much more pleasant. The current homework policy is nice, ...
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Should we have a Popular Physics SE?

I've been looking through the new Physics Overflow beta¹ and looking back at some of the discussion about the closure of the Theoretical Physics SE. From a purely personal perspective I would prefer ...
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Can we get a migration path opened to math.SE?

Update from Manishearth: Now that migration to Math.SE seems to be reasonably high, I'm bumping this to see if we can get the migration path now. One for the SE team: can we get an official migration ...
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How can we encourage our users to answer physics oriented math questions on Math.SE?

There's always been a bit of fuzz around the issue of on-topic-ness of math (and engineering, but that's a discussion for another day) type questions on our site. Many questions which are in content ...
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Are questions about mathematics used in physics always off topic?

This question looks in imminent danger of being closed on the grounds that it's a pure mathematics question. This is something that happened a lot when I was more active on the site, and is one of the ...
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Are math only questions relevant when the math is that of quantum mechanics?

In my brief study of quantum mechanics I have found that math done using operators typically breaks from traditional mathematics. Almost certainly between linear algebra and probably something else ...
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Questions with strictly no physics content

Recently, I had a question closed because it was, strictly, a maths difficulty. It occurred during my reading of a physics text named in the question. Admittedly, it was not a profound question, and ...
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Request for further clarification on question on hold

This question was put on hold recently (and answered in the comments). I do not question the decision but would appreciate further guidance about the particular reason so I can adjust future ...
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Asking math questions

I understand that asking pure math questions on the physics site is discouraged and I've seen many questions moved over to math. However, often times such questions are more suited for physicists to ...
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Why are cosmetic trappings of physics enough to make math questions considered on-topic?

This question is a math question. It may use equations which are commonly found in physics, and it may refer to non-linear terms as "interactions", but the question itself is purely about math. It was ...
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Questions regarding the proof of a physical identity

Is it really on topic to ask questions regarding an exact proof/how to approach the proof of a particular identity, or a physical equation?
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Should we allow answers to show up before migrating/holding/closing questions?

In my answer to this meta question I argued that the decision of whether or not a question should live on Physics SE is best approached by judging whether answers to that question would be likely to ...
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Question deleted?!1234567890

what the hell?! I had a Phys.SE question about regularization that had a beautiful answer by a kind user named tparker and a moderator migrated it to Math.SE! It was a question about quantum field ...
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By what criteria do you judge whether mathy questions should or should not be considered off-topic?

Let us take as an example this question. Consider whether you think it should be considered off-topic (for being purely mathematical in nature). Should one's opinion on whether a mathematical ...

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