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### Property of solid spanned by optimal functions

I can only solve this in a two-dimensional world. I want to characterize a solid that is spanned by cutoff functions $g$ that are optimal in the following sense. Let us suppose we have $n$ random ...
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### Some questions related to the unitary operators

A unitary operator is a surjective linear operator between complex inner product spaces, which preserves the inner product. What is the name of the analogue for the real case? Orthogonal operator ...
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### Is there a divisor in $\mathbb P^2$ such that all analytic maps into its complement algebraize?

Is there a closed subscheme $D$ in $\mathbb P^2_{\mathbb C}$ pure of codimension one such that, for all algebraic varieties $X$ over $\mathbb C$, any analytic map  \phi: X(\mathbb C) \to \mathbb P^...
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### Reference to parabola lemma

I am looking for a previous reference to the following very simple geometric lemma, which I use in my paper [arXiv:1503.03462]: Let $P$ be the parabola $y=x^2$. Let $a,b,c,d$ be four points on $P$ ...
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### Pascal and Brianchon's theorems generalized for hyperbolic paraboloid

I know that giving a general version of these two theorems for quadrics can be quite tricky, but if we restrict ourselves to a verssion that holds for the hyperbolic paraboloid only it should be ...
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### On Determinants of Laplacians on Riemann Surfaces

History of the Formula: In their famous paper "On Determinants of Laplacians on Riemann Surfaces" (1986), D'Hoker and Phong computed the determinant of the Laplacian $\Delta_n^+$ on the space $T^n$ of ...
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### How to tell if a second-order curve goes below the $x$ axis?

Suppose we have a second-order curve in general form: (1) $a_{11}x^{2}+2a_{12}xy+a_{22}y^{2}+2a_{13}x+2a_{23}y+a_{33}=0$. I'd like to know if there is a simple condition that ensures that the curve ...
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### Asymptotes of hyperbolic sections of a given cone

A book I'm reading (Companion to Concrete Math Vol. I by Melzak) mentions, "...any ellipse occurs as a plane section of any given cone. This is not the case with hyperbolas: for a fixed cone only ...
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### Topology of theta nulls

Siegel upper half-space, $\mathfrak{h}_g$, consists of symmetric $g\times g$ complex matrices with positive-definite imaginary part. From an element $Z\in \mathfrak{h}_g$ we can construct a theta ...
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### Geometric realization of Hochschild complex

Let $A$ be a commutative $\mathbb{C}$-algebra, and consider $C_{\bullet}(A,A)$ the simplicial Hochschild homology module of $A$ with respect to itself (i.e. $C_{n}(A,A)=A^{\otimes (n+1)}$). This is a ...
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### Cohesive ∞-toposes for analytic geometry

There is a class of big ∞-toposes that come with a good supply of intrinsic notions of differential geometry and differential cohomology: called cohesive ∞-toposes (after Lawvere's cohesive toposes). ...
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### Lattice points close to a line

Take a sheet of grid paper and draw a straight line in any direction from the origin. What is the closest non-zero grid point $\boldsymbol{p}\in\mathbb{Z}^2$ within a distance $\epsilon>0$ of the ...
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### Pathologies of analytic (non-algebraic) varieties.

Note: By an "analytic non-algebraic" surface below I mean a two dimensional compact analytic variety $X$ (over $\mathbb{C}$) which is not an algebraic variety. A property of Nagata's example (see ...
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### If $K$ and $L$ are compact convex sets with smooth boundary, does their union have piecewise-smooth boundary?

Clarification: by "piecewise", I mean a finite number of pieces. I'm sure this must be true, but my search for a citation was in vain (although I did learn the new term "polyconvex"). Thanks!
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### Is a compact subset of a Stein space admitting a fundamental system of Stein neighbourhoods necessarily holomorphically convex?

Let X be a Stein manifold and let K be a compact subset of X. Suppose that K possesses in X a fundamental system of neighbourhoods which are Stein spaces. Then, it is a result by Rossi that such a ...
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### Is the closure of an open holomorphically convex subset of a Stein space holomorphically convex?

Let X be a Stein manifold and U an open, connected, relatively compact, holomorphically convex subset of X. Is the closure of U in X holomorphically convex? Also, if X is a Stein space with a finite ...
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### Generalized GAGA

So, I have heard GAGA works for Rigid Analytic spaces. I know next to nothing about this, but it made me curious as to whether there are any other contexts in which GAGA "works". Of course, this is a ...
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### Are flat morphisms of analytic spaces open?

Let $f:X\to Y$ be a morphism of complex analytic spaces. Assume $f$ is flat (or, more generally, that there is a coherent sheaf on $X$ with support $X$ which is $f$-flat). Is $f$ an open map? The ...
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### Embeddings and triangulations of real analytic varieties

This is a follow up question to my answer here How do you define the Euler Characteristic of a scheme? A real analytic space is a ringed space locally isomorphic to $(X,O/I)$ where $X$ is the zero ...
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### Did Apollonius invent co-ordinate geometry?

When I read descriptions of Apollonius' treatise on conics, some of them say that he invented co-ordinate geometry, some say that he kind of did and others are silent on the matter. Or is it the case ...