# Formal - Logic and Mathematics

Logic and Mathematics

• Formal logic, logical argument based on form
• Formal cause, Aristotle's intrinsic, determining cause
• Formal power series, a generalization of power series without requiring convergence, used in combinatorics
• Formal calculation, a calculation which is systematic, but without a rigorous justification
• Formal set theory, as opposed to Naive set theory
• Formal derivative, an operation on elements of a polynomial ring which mimics the form of the derivative from calculus

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