### mathematics

A matemática é o estudo de tópicos como quantidade (números), estrutura, espaço e mudança. Ele evoluiu através do uso de abstração e raciocínio lógico, de contagem, cálculo, medição e estudo sistemático das formas e movimentos de objetos físicos. Os matemáticos exploram tais conceitos, com o objetivo de formular novas conjecturas e estabelecer sua verdade por dedução rigorosa de axiomas e definições apropriadamente escolhidos. Lógica (do grego clássico λόγος logos; significando palavra, pensamento, ideia, argumento, conta, razão ou princípio) é o estudo dos princípios e critérios de inferência e demonstração válidas. Como ciência formal, a lógica investiga e classifica a estrutura de declarações e argumentos, tanto por meio do estudo de sistemas formais de inferência quanto por meio do estudo de argumentos em linguagem natural. O campo da lógica varia de tópicos centrais, como o estudo de falácias e paradoxos, a uma análise especializada do raciocínio usando probabilidade e argumentos envolvendo causalidade. A lógica também é comumente usada hoje na teoria da argumentação. Desde meados do século XIX, a lógica formal tem sido estudada no contexto dos fundamentos da matemática.

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Formal science – branches of knowledge that are concerned with formal systems. Unlike other sciences, the formal sciences are not concerned with the validity of theories based on observations in the real world, but instead with the properties of formal systems based on definitions and rules.
• Mathematics – study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns, and formulate new conjectures. (See also: Lists of mathematics topics)
• Arithmetic – the oldest and most elementary branch of mathematics, involving the study of quantity, especially as the result of combining numbers. The simplest arithmetical operations include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
• Algebra – the branch of mathematics concerning the study of the rules of operations and relations, and the constructions and concepts arising from them, including terms, polynomials, equations and algebraic structures.
• Algebraic structure – the sum total of all properties that arise from the inclusion of one or more operations on a set.
• Linear algebra – the branch of mathematics concerning linear equations and linear maps and their representations in vector spaces and through matrices.
• Abstract algebra – the branch of mathematics concerning algebraic structures, such as groups, rings, fields, modules, vector spaces, and algebras.
• Analysis/Calculus – the branch of mathematics focused on limits, functions, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. Calculus is the study of change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations.
• Category theory – the branch of mathematics examining the properties of mathematical structures in terms of collections of objects and arrows
• Discrete mathematics – the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have the property of varying "smoothly", the objects studied in discrete mathematics – such as integers, graphs, and statements in logic – do not vary smoothly in this way, but have distinct, separated values.
• Combinatorics – the branch of mathematics concerning the study of finite or countable discrete structures.
• Geometry – this is one of the oldest branches of mathematics, it is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space.
• Topology – developed from geometry, it looks at those properties that do not change even when the figures are deformed by stretching and bending, like dimension.
• Trigonometry – branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between their sides and the angles between these sides. Trigonometry defines the trigonometric functions, which describe those relationships and have applicability to cyclical phenomena, such as waves.
• Logic – formal systematic study of the principles of valid inference and correct reasoning. Logic is used in most intellectual activities, but is studied primarily in the disciplines of philosophy, mathematics, semantics, and computer science.
• Other mathematical sciences – academic disciplines that are primarily mathematical in nature but may not be universally considered subfields of mathematics proper.
• Statistics – study of the collection, organization, and interpretation of data. It deals with all aspects of this, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.
• Regression analysis – techniques for modeling and analyzing several variables, when the focus is on the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. More specifically, regression analysis helps one understand how the typical value of the dependent variable changes when any one of the independent variables is varied, while the other independent variables are held fixed.
• Probability – way of expressing knowledge or belief that an event will occur or has occurred. The concept has an exact mathematical meaning in probability theory, which is used extensively in such areas of study as mathematics, statistics, finance, gambling, science, artificial intelligence/machine learning and philosophy to draw conclusions about the likelihood of potential events and the underlying mechanics of complex systems.
• Theoretical computer science – a division or subset of general computer science and mathematics that focuses on more abstract or mathematical aspects of computing and includes the theory of computation.