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Index using Los Alamos Preprint-Server Classifications


Here are the subdivisions of mathematics classified according to the system used at the Los Alamos preprint-server. The LANL archive is largely an amalgam of independently-founded specialty archives, and thus is not necessarily comprehensive in scope nor non-duplicative nor arranged according to any single system. (Other specialty preprint servers are mentioned on the corresponding index pages at this site.) We provide links here to what appear to be the best-matching index pages at this site to each of the 31 subject classes at LANL. You can go directly back to the index arranged according to the AMS/Zbl Mathematics Subject Classification system used to organize materials at this site.

There are also separate categories at LANL for Computer Science, Physics, and "Nonlinear Sciences" [Adaptation, Noise, and Self-Organizing Systems / Chaotic Dynamics / Cellular Automata and Lattice Gases / Nonlinear Sciences / Pattern Formation and Solitons / Exactly Solvable and Integrable Systems ]

The remainder of this page is taken nearly verbatim from http://xxx.lanl.gov/new/math.html.


Why not the Math Subject Classification?

The categories (or subject classes) of the xxx math archive bear some resemblance to the top-level sections of the Math Subject Classification (MSC) used by Math Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik. The two classifications, however, differ in their intent and history, and the math archive advisory committee decided that strictly following the MSC was unworkable. For example, Quantum Algebra, the most popular category in the math archive, has no counterpart in the MSC. It would be impractical, perhaps even counterproductive, to reorganize this category into MSC sections. Each category of the math archive must maintain a self-sustaining stream of new submissions in order to be useful; the committee decided that the MSC sections are in places too specific or too dated for this purpose.

Finally, all authors are encouraged as well to use the optional MSC-class: field when submitting new e-prints, since some readers may wish to search for e-prints by their MSC classification.

(Important areas may have been overlooked and the best names may not have been chosen. These oversights can be corrected.)

(The existing archives alg-geom, dg-ga, funct-an, and q-alg are included as subject classifications. Old papers will be available as always, but new papers will be routed automatically to the math archive with the appropriate Subj-class.)


The subject classes of the LANL math archives are:


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