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Accuracy disputes[edit]

The factual accuracy of these articles is under dispute. See Wikipedia:Accuracy dispute for some advice.

To notify readers that an article may be inaccurate, add {{Disputeabout|XXX}} on the top of the article, replacing "XXX" with the topic you are concerned about, and explain your concerns on the talk page.

Articles needing factual verification[edit]

These articles contain information for which source verification has been requested. That means that somebody found the information doubtful or even false, but that it does have a reference attached to it.

To request source verification, add {{verify source}} after the offending statement. If you think that the source may not be reliable, use {{verify credibility}}.

Original research[edit]

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Articles needing expert attention[edit]

These articles are in need of attention from an expert on the subject.

To tag an article as needing expert attention, add {{expert-subject|mathematics}} and explain your concerns on the talk page. Replace mathematics in the template if the article falls more naturally in another subject.

Articles needing a rewrite[edit]

These articles need a complete rewrite.

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Articles whose importance needs to be explained[edit]

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Articles needing context[edit]

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Requested images[edit]

These articles need to have an image to illustrate them.

To tag an article as needing an image, add {{Photo requested}} (for a photo or general image), {{Map requested}} (for a map), or {{Diagram requested}} (for a diagram), to the talk page, and describe the image that you have in mind.

More articles needing an image are listed on Wikipedia:Requested pictures#Mathematics_2.

Articles lacking sources[edit]

These articles do not have any references listed. Bad! See Wikipedia:Cite sources for some advice.

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This list contains articles tagged {{unreferenced}}. There is also a list, updated occasionally, of articles that don't appear to have any sources based on the section headers in them. That list is available in two versions: sorted by category and sorted alphabetically.

Articles lacking reliable references[edit]

These articles may have sources listed, but they are not deemed reliable.

If you doubt the reliability of a specific source, then tag it with {{rs}}. If an article only has primary sources and needs some third-party sources, use {{primarysources|article}}. The parameter allows you to be specific about which part needs more sources.

Articles needing additional references[edit]

These articles have at least one reference, but they need more.

You can tag an article as in need of additional references by adding {{refimprove}}. Explain in the edit summary or on the talk page where they are required, unless this is totally obvious. If the problem only occurs in one section, then use {{refimprovesect}} at the top of it.

Articles with unsourced statements[edit]

These articles miss a source for some specific statement.

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Articles that are too technical[edit]

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Confusing articles[edit]

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Articles with style issues[edit]

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Orphaned articles[edit]

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Articles needing clean-up[edit]

These articles need general clean-up.

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Articles that could be split[edit]

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Articles that could be merged[edit]

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  • These four numerical integration pages have overlapping and/or closely related content and should be merged to into one well-written article: Riemann Sum, Rectangle Method, Midpoint Method, Riemann Integral. The suggested master article is Riemann Integral, but there is excellent content from each of the other three articles that ought to be preserved and transferred to the main article.


These articles reside in various clean-up categories not mentioned above. Consult the category for more information.