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### Formalization of adaptive sampling [closed]

The notion on adaptive sampling or adaptive plotting is fairly popular, but I have not found a formal definition. I have developed an algorithm for plotting implicit algebraic curves in the plane. ...
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### Applications of space filling curves

I am seeking articles where a space filling curve has been used as a theoretical application, such as in the study of general orthogonal polynomials.
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### Applications of systems with multiple time

A dynamical system with multiple time is an action of a group $\mathbb{Z}^d$ or $\mathbb{R}^d$ on a metric space. I am interested in informative examples and applications of such systems. I know ...
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### Non-Formal Applications: Higman and Kruskal

After looking through many papers, I noticed that most of the discussions and proofs for Higman's Lemma and Kruskal's Tree Theorem only have formal applications in set theory, logic, and type theory. ...
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### Least-squares solution of systems of Sylvester equations

The Sylvester equation $AX+XB=C$ has been studied quite a lot and there are known algorithms for solving it. But has the situation where (an over-determined) system of equations $A_{i}X+XB_{i}=C_{i}$ ...
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### Examples of beautiful theories without applications [closed]

What are examples of beautiful theories, which have no known applications?
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### Application and usage of representation of integers as sum of powers?

We know that there are many articles and manuscripts from the ancient to date talking about representation of integers as sum of squares, cubes etc. I would like to know what is it the usage and ...
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### How is differential geometry used in immediate industrial applications and what are some source to know about it?

Intuitively it might be clear that differential geometry is a very applicable subject in engineering and industry. I'd like to know how some industries/companies use differential geometry. I'd guess ...
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### Which journals publish applied mathematics with mostly pure mathematics content?

In the spirit of Which journals publish expository work? please advise: What consistently high quality journals$^1$ today publish results that would otherwise go to a pure mathematics journal if ...
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### Information theory from negative probability

Szekely provides a convincing argument of negative probability here: http://www.wilmott.com/pdfs/100609_gjs.pdf What does a reformulation of classical information theory built from negative ...
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### Deep Learning / Deep neural nets for mathematician

I am interested in finding out the math ideas behind the technologies that are under the umbrella of "Deep Learning" or "Deep neural nets". Most of the papers/books that are often quoted in papers/...
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### Applications of Szemeredi's Theorem

Szemeredi's Theorem is a famous theorem in Additive Combinatorics, Ergodic Theory and maybe some other parts of Mathemtaitcs: (Szemeredi's Theorem) Let $\Lambda \in \mathbb{Z}$ be a subset of ...
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### Prime labelling of graphs

A prime labeling of a graph is an injective function $f: V(G) \to \{1, 2, ..., |V(G)|\}$ such that for every pair of adjacent vertices $u$ and $v$, $\text{gcd}(f(u), f(v)) = 1$ (labels of any two ...
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### Robotics, Cryptography, and Genetics applications of Grothendieck's work? [closed]

I was reading about the passing of Alexander Grothendieck, and something caught my interest: Mr. Grothendieck was able to answer concrete questions about these relationships by finding universal ...
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### Can a monotone exponentially decreasing function be uniformely approximated bt Gaussians?

This question originates an engineering application. There is a certain process that is presumed to be a sequence of diffusions and is usually modelled as a sum of Gaussians: \Sigma_n w_ne^{-\...
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### Examples of research on how people perceive mathematical objects

What examples are there on research related to human perception and mathematical objects? For example, the shape of a beer glass influences drinking habits, since people are bad at integrating. ...
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Studying a very practical problem from psychometrics, I encountered the following construction. Let $(X,\mu)$ be a measure space; if preferred, you can presume $\mu$ is a probability measure. In any ...
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### What is known about $\displaystyle \sum_k{a^{b^k}}$?

What is known about $\displaystyle \sum_k{a^{b^k}}$? I am very interested in the possible applications of this series. I have asked about this on Mathematics Stack Exchange here. I'm wondering if ...
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### Physical and real life interpretation of the concept of regularity used in differential equations?

I guess the title kind of speaks for my questions: I'm curious to know what could be the physical interpretation or real life application of the concept of regularity that arises in PDE: take for ...
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### Algebra and Cancer Research

Let me start by acknowledging the existence of this thread: Mathematics and cancer research ? It is well-known that mathematical modeling and computational biology are effective tools in cancer ...
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### Does Pure Mathematics glue Science together? [closed]

A little while ago, I was reading Cathy O'Neil's post Why is math research important (subtext: why does Pure Math deserve funding), where she discusses 3 possible answers. One of these is the usual "...
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### Costa's minimal surface and the structure of lungs

Seeing this image of Costa's minimal surface        (MathWorld image) made me wonder if the fine-grained structure of the human lung is somehow composed of pieces of ...
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### On mentioning recommenders' names in cover letter for postdoctoral applications

If I want to apply for a postdoctoral job, can I mention the name of my recommenders in my cover letter just to bolster my application, particularly when I am sure that the people who will read my ...
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### Role of applications in modern mathematics [closed]

Older days scientists were universalists and philosophy, physics and mathematics were a part the same question - understanding the world. Nowadays one may get feeling that the role of applications ...
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### Applications of discrete-time dynamics

Hello, I am a graduate student in the field of discrete-time dynamics. I am wondering about applications of this field outside of mathematics. More precisely, I would like to know if there are "real ...
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### Math behind databases management and SQL ?

Are there some mathematical theories/theorems/... behind modern development of database management systems and in particular of SQL ? I am refreshing my knowledge of these things which are quite down-...
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### Signal Processing reference for pure mathematician

Before giving a more detailed question below, the basic one is: can anyone recommend a good signal-processing reference which would be maximally readable by a pure mathematician (who nevertheless ...
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### Question on “publication List” for applying to post-doctoral jobs

1) Many Mathematics departments ask to send a "list of publications" while applying for research postdoctoral jobs. My question is: how important is it to post my papers in arXiv. I know, posting on ...
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### Minimizing |FT(X)|_{\infty} by permutation of X_i - question on Fourier transform related to engineering problem (peak factor of OFDM system)

Consider vector X =( X_1 ... X_N), consider the discrete Fourier transform $Y=F(X)$. I am interested to minimize $|Y|_{\infty}$, by permutation of numbers X_i, how to do it ? Here $|Y|_{\infty}$ is ...
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### Decay rate of Discrete Prolate Spheroidal Sequences in frequency

What is the decay rate of DPSS sequences in frequency? Consider an interval $T\subset\mathbb{Z}$ of length N in time. Consider another interval $[-W,W]$ in frequency with $W<1/2$. Let $\phi_0$ ...
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### Applications of moduli of curves theory

Are there some applications of moduli of curves theory? I was wondering if moduli of curves theory is used (or could be used) for doing research in applied mathematics. I am doing my PhD in algebraic ...
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### Distances on generalizations of the symmetric group

I'm a computer vision student, and I'm looking for some symmetric group literature guidance. I'm going to provide some context, and finally ask two questions. The Cayley distance and other distances ...
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### Frequency calculation using fourier transform [closed]

How to calculate the frequency of an audio file using Fourier Transform
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### Application of Catalan number [closed]

Hi guys just a quick questions What are the real life application of catalan numbers? Thanks a lot!
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### Non-trivial consequences of Lob's theorem

Informally, Löb's theorem (Wikipedia, PlanetMath) shows that: a mathematical system cannot assert its own soundness without becoming inconsistent [Yudkowsky] In symbols: if $PA\vdash$ $Bew$(#...
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### Applications of algebraic geometry/commutative algebra to biology/pharmacology ?

Are there applications of algebraic geometry/commutative algebra to biology/pharmacology ? It might be that some Groebner basis technique is used somewhere ? I know there are some applications to ...
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### Applications of the knot theory to biology/pharmacology ?

What are the applications of the knot theory to biology/pharmacology ? I guess there should be some, since proteins are quite long and probably some of their properties are related whether they are ...
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### “Graphical models” and “gene finding and diagnosis of diseases” ?

Quote Wikipedia: Applications of graphical models include ... gene finding and diagnosis of diseases... Unfortunately there is no comment what are these applications... Can one comment on this ? ...