Mathematical theory

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The term mathematical theory is used to refer to a mathematical subfield. A theory can be a body of knowledge, and so in this sense a "mathematical theory" refers to an area of mathematical research.[1][2] This is distinct from the idea of mathematical models. Branches of mathematics like group theory and number theory are examples of this.

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  1. Theorems and Theories, Sam Nelson.
  2. Mark C. Chu-Carroll, March 13, 2007:Theorems, Lemmas, and Corollaries. Good Math, Bad Math blog.

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