How to Know if a theorem already exists ??

Nov 2014
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Hello all,

Please show me the way of knowing if a theorem already exist in math ?
 

agentredlum

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Ask here and on the many other math forums to get feedback.

:)
 
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Benit13

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Research, books, websites, youtube videos... there's all sorts of literature available. You can't beat textbooks or peer-reviewed papers for quality.
 
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CRGreathouse

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It's a very hard problem, in general. Many mathematical results have been re-proved over time. The Internet has helped somewhat by making some resources (e.g., the OEIS and the arXiv) available and making communication easier (e.g., by a search engine or this forum).

Best is to learn the relevant field enough to know the terminology, then searching for the result, and finally by asking an appropriate resource (forum, mailing list, newsgroup, etc.).
 
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