Talk:Outline of mathematics

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Redirect to Areas of mathematics[edit]

I redirected this article to Areas of mathematics with the edit summary (redirected to better-developed article on same subject). This was reverted with the edit summary (reverse improper deletion of page). This was not a deletion and I don't see why anyone thinks it was improper. Would anyone else like to compare the two articles? It doesn't seem worth improving this somewhat eccentric article when the other, though not perfect, is clearly better. Comments are welcome. Dingo1729 (talk) 20:31, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Seems pointless to me! Brad7777 (talk) 21:26, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree, redirecting the outline seems pointless. Simply redirecting an article has the same effect as deleting it. Deletions should be nominated at WP:AfD. Keep in mind that the scope of the titles differ. Areas of mathematics is an item list - the set of things that are areas of mathematics. The outline's scope is as an overview of the overall subject of mathematics, not just a list of its areas or subfields. The outline is a member of a network of outlines that covers knowledge as a whole. To make it disappear would create a gap in that set, one of Wikipedia's contents navigation systems. Outlines are hierarchical lists, to support rapid browsing and macro study of their title subjects. The article Areas of mathematics appears to be evolving into article with paragraph formatting, while the outline is strictly a list. Though incomplete, the outline will be developed in time. The Transhumanist 23:35, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Rating Template[edit]

I'm rating this outline as top priority and assigning it to the "general maths" field. Bryanrutherford0 (talk) 17:00, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Suggested reading[edit]

Suggested reading for editors of this page:

The full text of Popular Science Monthly/Volume 73/October 1908/The Classification of Mathematics at Wikisource. --Siddhant (talk) 06:15, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 00:07, 9 August 2015 (UTC)