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Request questions from sites on the StackExchange networks that are on-topic here too, to be imported here. Moderators may then import the question.


This thread can not only be used to request importing single questions, but PhysicsOverflow members who like some or all of their (for PhysicsOverflow on topic) SE posts imported can say so in a corresponding answer here too. Any other specific list of questions is fine too.

asked Feb 8, 2014 in Public Official Posts by Dilaton (6,040 points) [ revision history ]
edited Feb 5, 2015 by dimension10
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I will mention some questions we listed here too, if I am at a second look not 100% certain about importing them and interpret the upvotes as agreement with getting them.

I mean all of those questions should have been ok on Physics SE, but I am sometimes not sure if other people think they are a good fit for PhysicsOverflow too.

I have recategorised this under "Public Official Threads" so users can request their posts to be imported as per your addendum.  

To keep this page from growing to infinity,should we delete the questions regarding those that actually got imported?

@RonMaimon I agree, but hide, not delete (delete erases from the database itself).  

@Dilaton On SE, answers can be ordered by time if one needs to, but not here.  

I meant it moved to a random position in the questions list, it wasn't bumped anymore.

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@RonMaimon hiding is ok But concerning references and study material (concerning advanced topics) they newer cluttered any site on SE (not the ones I was interested in) so they will not here either. They were considered legitimate in TP.SE and they are not forbidden on MathOverflow. So please dont introduce this for (advanced) students and people who want to learn about a new topic obstructive SE point of view (in SE they always said you can ask in chat which means forget about it because there are no physics people in chat)

ok, but the point is that it shouldn't come with rep, and it's extremely easy to do, and it only needs to be done once in each topic, so perhaps when reviews are up, it can be done in reviews. You can ask the same question on each topic, I think it's best to make a literature review for each tag on reviews, so that each topic has a set of references people can add to. It's just not effort to find literature.

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I posted on Math.SE an integration by parts on a boundary-related question, which originated in an analysis of the M5-brane, so it is actually directly a physics problem. I assumed it wouldn't be accepted well on Physics.SE, but I think it is actually more relevant as a physics question.

The link is: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1390274/integration-by-parts-on-manifold-with-a-boundary?sem=2.

Can you please import this?

answered Aug 9, 2015 by leastaction (425 points) [ revision history ]

Hi leastaction,

yes conversely to Physics SE, questions about mathematics used by and/or useful for physicists are welcome on PhysicsOverflow. That is why we have a Mathematics category. Mathy questions that arise in the context of physics problems can sometimes also go into the Theoretical Physics category, it depends on the question at hand.

Your question is now here. Please feel free to add the physics context, I would personally be interested in it.

Thank you @Dilaton! I have added some physics context to the question on Physics Overflow. I appreciate your help! 

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answered Aug 15, 2015 by user123 (35 points) [ revision history ]
edited Aug 16, 2015 by dimension10

All done.

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answered Aug 21, 2015 by Physics Moron (285 points) [ revision history ]
edited Aug 22, 2015 by Dilaton

Hi pinu,

the question is now here.

Thanks a lot! 

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answered Aug 24, 2015 by Physics Moron (285 points) [ revision history ]
edited Aug 25, 2015 by Dilaton
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answered Aug 25, 2015 by Physics Moron (285 points) [ no revision ]

Imported, see here.

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Please import my question from SE given below, it is yet answered there.


answered Oct 13, 2015 by amateurRebel (5 points) [ revision history ]
edited Oct 13, 2015 by dimension10
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answered Oct 15, 2015 by conformal_gk (3,625 points) [ revision history ]

The question is now here ;-)

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answered Oct 24, 2015 by Physics Moron (285 points) [ revision history ]
edited Oct 24, 2015 by Dilaton

Hi pinu, the question is now here ;-)

BTW on PhysicsOverflow we dont call such nice high-level technical questions "homework", "homework-like", etc; they are always highly welcome here.

@Dilaton Thanks a lot! :-)

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Would like this question imported, please :


answered Nov 2, 2015 by Slereah (540 points) [ revision history ]

Hi Slereah,

the question is now here.

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answered Nov 9, 2015 by Physics Moron (285 points) [ revision history ]

It is now here ;-)

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