Is there a standard way on M.SE to refer to the Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus in tag wikis? What I've just written is what I was taught, but I recognize there are many other ways. Interestingly, the wiki article uses multiple ways inside, including "fundamental theorem of calculus" and "Fundamental Theorem of Calculus". It's not clear whether including "the" in the theorem's title is standard or not.

It comes down to two questions:

  1. Should the theorem's title be capitalized?
  2. Should the word "the" be included in the theorem's title?
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    $\begingroup$ I've never seen it with "Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus", but that may be because I grew up in a culture which abbreviates mathematics by using "math," where it is common elsewhere to refer to "maths", perhaps even "the maths". So I would expect some variation. I typically capitalize the significant terms of titles. But, again, I can't say "my way" is correct. $\endgroup$ – amWhy May 18 '18 at 15:27
  • $\begingroup$ What you mean by the phrase in tags in the title of your question. I do not see tags being mentioned anywhere in the body of the question. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak May 18 '18 at 15:29
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak: Question edited. $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister May 18 '18 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ As far as I can tell, this still does not clarify they question. Do you perhaps means posts rather than tags? Is this meant as a proposal to create (fundamental-theorem-of-calculus) tag? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak May 18 '18 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ Or it this perhaps related to the tag-info for (calculus) tag which you recently edited? $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak May 18 '18 at 16:03
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, tag wikis. I can edit again for that. $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister May 18 '18 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ I definitely do NOT propose to add a special tag just for the FTC, as important as that theorem is. $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister May 18 '18 at 16:08
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    $\begingroup$ Anyway, instead of answering in a big field, I'll just chime in and say, "yes, (t) F T of C" should be capitalized, to help set it apart as a theorem, and also, I have to vote against the inclusion of the term "the" between "Theorem of" and "Calculus". $\endgroup$ – amWhy May 18 '18 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ @amWhy: Great! Thanks for your input! $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister May 18 '18 at 18:36

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