Discussion:
an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
hongy...@gmail.com
2021-05-04 01:05:40 UTC
See the following explanation for ansatz given by google:

an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.

In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the "assumption" or "an unknown function"?

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HY
Bebercito
2021-05-04 01:25:41 UTC
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an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the
✔ "assumption"
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or "an unknown function"?
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HY
Jerry Friedman
2021-05-04 03:07:39 UTC
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an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the "assumption" or "an unknown function"?
Assumption. In order to facilitate the solution, you make an assumption
about the form of the function.
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Peter Moylan
2021-05-04 02:25:34 UTC
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an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made
in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the "assumption" or "an unknown function"?
Assumption. In order to facilitate the solution, you make an
assumption about the form of the function.
I've been trying to think of examples where any other interpretation
would be possible. In fact there are situations where you introduce an
unknown function into a calculation, and only later work out what that
function must be. It's uncommon, but not impossible.

In those cases, though, you would never use the words "which is made" to
describe the function. That means that the question can be answered by
logic, with very little knowledge of English required.
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Peter T. Daniels
2021-05-04 13:52:55 UTC
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an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the "assumption" or "an unknown function"?
How can the question arise?

You don't "make functions," you :"make assumptions."

Wouldn't "solving an equation" be better than "solution of an equation"?
J. J. Lodder
2021-05-04 20:56:15 UTC
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an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in
order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the "assumption" or "an unknown function"?
How can the question arise?
You don't "make functions," you :"make assumptions."
Mr Green would be most disappointed to learn that,

Jan
Peter T. Daniels
2021-05-05 12:56:26 UTC
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an assumption about the form of an unknown function which is made in
order to facilitate solution of an equation or other problem.
In it, does the "which ..." clause modify the "assumption" or "an
unknown function"?
How can the question arise?
You don't "make functions," you :"make assumptions."
Mr Green would be most disappointed to learn that,
Which "Mr. Green," exactly?

What do you think "making a function" would mean?