As used in physics, the term "exact" generally refers to a solution that captures the entire physics and mathematics of a problem as opposed to one that is approximate, perturbative, etc. Exact solutions therefore need not be closed-form.

# Exact Solution

## See also

Closed-Form Solution, Exact## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## Cite this as:

Weisstein, Eric W. "Exact Solution." From
*MathWorld*--A Wolfram Web Resource. https://mathworld.wolfram.com/ExactSolution.html