Exact Solution

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.

See also

Closed-Form Solution, Exact

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Exact Solution." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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