Physics: Guessing a Solution - Einzats Spelling

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In summary: S.W.In summary, "Ansatz" is the word for taking a guess at what a solution would look like, and it is of German origin. It can be translated to "an educated guess" and is used in mathematics and physics to describe a starting equation or expression.
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What is the word for taking a guess at what a solution would look like? It sounds something like (pardon if this is a bad word in German) einzats. Anyway, it is bugging the crap out of me. I want to know how to spell it.
 
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The spelling is "Ansatz", and yes, it is german :D

It can be translated to something like "an educated guess"
 
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thank you...no wonder my searches came up with null results.
 
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"einsatz" means roughly "effort"
 
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Distortion said:
What is the word for taking a guess at what a solution would look like? It sounds something like (pardon if this is a bad word in German) einzats. Anyway, it is bugging the crap out of me. I want to know how to spell it.

The term Ansatz is defined as (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Ansatz.html)

Ansatz: an assumed form for a mathematical statement that is not based on any underlying theory or principle.

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansatz

Ansatz: the establishment of the starting equation(s) describing a mathematical or physical problem.

and http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ansatz

Ansatz: a mathematical expression assumed to describe a certain phenomenon, but without a proved justification for its use. It often is related to empirically obtained formulae.

Best wishes

Pete
 

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