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**6**answers

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### “Oldest” bug in computer algebra system?

The goal of this question is to find an error in a computation by a computer algebra system where the 'correct' answer (complete with correct reasoning to justify the answer) can be found in the ...

**63**

votes

**33**answers

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### Computer Algebra Errors

In the course of doing mathematics, I make extensive use of computer-based calculations. There's one CAS that I use mostly, even though I occasionally come across out-and-out wrong answers.
After ...

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votes

**2**answers

516 views

### Faster multiplication with a restricted set of multiplicands?

Let $A$ be a set of $k>1$ distinct elements from a semigroup. We wish to compute the product
$$ p=b_1 b_2 \cdots b_n$$
where each $b_i\in A$.
Clearly $n-1$ multiplications suffice to compute $p$; ...

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votes

**0**answers

99 views

### computing the nonnegative part of a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded ring

Let $R = \bigoplus_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} R_n$ be a $\mathbb{Z}$-graded commutative ring with nonnegative part $R^+ = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} R_n$ and nonpositive part $R^- = \bigoplus_{n \geq 0} R_{-n}$. By ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Compute Lie algebra cohomology

Is there a computer algebra system that is able to compute the Lie algebra cohomology in a given representation? What if the Lie algebra is finite dimensional?
In my case I would like to be able to ...

**8**

votes

**4**answers

260 views

### Fast computation of a Groebner basis - What is Possible

I need to compute a Groebner basis of 18 polynomials in 19 variables the terms of which have degree at most 3. My aim is to exploit a symmetry in a PDE problem and I am not an expert in algebra or ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Understanding a program for computing Khovanov homology

I would like to understand how a computer program for computing Khovanov homology works. The particular program I have in mind is by John Baldwin: https://web.math.princeton.edu/~baldwinj/Kh.cpp
The ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

70 views

### Algorithm for Polynomial Reduction in a Quotient Ring

Any reference or suggestion for the following problem would be greatly appreciated.
I am working on the quotient ring $Q=R[X_1,\dots,X_n]/<f_1,\dots,f_k>$. Given polynomials $p$ and $q$ I want ...

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votes

**5**answers

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### Finding minimal or canonical expressions for Boolean truth tables

This is not an urgent question, but something I've been curious about for quite some time.
Consider a Boolean function in n inputs: the truth table for this function has 2n rows.
There are uses of ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

370 views

### Algorithm to decide if ideal is principal

Suppose $R = \mathbb{Q}[x_1, ..., x_n]/I$, and $J \subset R$ is a given height one ideal. Is there a quick algorithm one could write to determine if $J$ is a principal ideal or necessarily not ...

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votes

**1**answer

156 views

### AI / Machine Learning related to high/modern/front mathematics [closed]

I major math and cs. and i'm interested in ai/machine learning/data mining.
so i want to know what math subjects are used in frontier of these technology.
especially, high mathematical tool, like ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

108 views

### Calogero-Moser eigenfunction

The folllowing function
\begin{equation}
J(t_1,t_2,t_3,m,h)=[(1-e^{t_1-t_2})(1-e^{t_2-t_3})(1-e^{t_1-t_3})]^{-m/h} ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

89 views

### Computing Tamagawa numbers for jacobians of hyperelliptic curves

Do exist some computational approach to calculation of Tamagawa number for the jacobian of hyperelliptic curve at prime $p$?
As followed from this question one can compute $\Phi(\overline{\mathbb ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

396 views

### Given a formal power series ,decide whether there exists a polynomial the series satisfies and if it exists,how to write it down?

Given a formal power series $$y(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} a_i x^i$$ Is there an algorithm that decides whether there exists a polynomial$$ P(x,y)=p_n(x)y^n+p_{n-1}(x)y^{n-1}+\cdots+p_0(x)=0,p_j(x)\in ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

121 views

### Software for BMW algebra calculations?

Does software exist for computations in the BMW algebra?
For example, I'd like to be able to express elements in a basis of "totally descending tangles" as in a paper of Morton–Wassermann. At ...

**44**

votes

**2**answers

977 views

### Reasons to prefer one large prime over another to approximate characteristic zero

Background:
In running algebraic geometry computations using software such as Macaulay2, it is often easier and faster to work over $\mathbb F_p = \mathbb Z / p\mathbb Z$ for a large prime $p$, rather ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

666 views

### Homological computations

Suppose I have a group acting on some Hadamard manifold, and I want to understand as much as possible about the (co)homology of the quotient. In my case I can find a fundamental domain for the action ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

342 views

### Numerical Determination of Generating Functions from Recursion Relations

Are there computer packages which calculate coefficients of generating functions, such as
$$D_n(q)=\sum_m d_{m,n}q^m= \frac{1}{\prod_{i=1}^n (1-q^i)^2} \text{ or}$$
$$S_d(q)=\sum_m s_{m,d}q^m = ...

**32**

votes

**20**answers

7k views

### Open source mathematical software.

I want some recomendation on which software I should install on my computer, an open source program for general abstract mathematical purposes (as opposed to applied mathematics).
I would likely use ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

153 views

### Dimension of a commuting nilpotent variety

Fix $k$ an algebraically closed field, $n$ a natural number, and $\lambda=(\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_m)$ a partition of $n$. Let $A$ be any $n\times n$ nilpotent matrix with entries in $k$ whose ...

**9**

votes

**4**answers

787 views

### Is Gauss-Seidel guaranteed to converge on *semi* positive definite matrices?

I know that the Gauss-Seidel method is guaranteed to converge given that the matrix you want to solve is positive definite. I've looked at the proofs of convergence, and it appears that one cannot ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

313 views

### Using math software to show that the following groups are infinite?

I would like to show that the following finitely presented group in 3 generators $P, Q, R$ is infinite in certain cases:
$$P^p, Q^q, R^r, (PQ)^2, (QR)^2, (PQR)^2, (QR^{r/2+1})^a (RQR^{r/2})^b$$
For ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

71 views

### Software for noncommutative Groebner bases over rational function fields

I am wondering whether there is any software package that can compute Groebner bases for noncommutative algebras defined over the field of rational functions $\mathbb{Q}(q)$.
I have tried the GAP ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

138 views

### What is the function like when its Mobius inversion is $\sum_{w|r, (w,t)=1}\mu(w)q^{r/w}$?

Everyone, I am now reading a paper named The Irreducible Factors of $(cx+d)x^{q^m}-(ax+b)$ over $GF(q)$, http://qjmath.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/1/61.extract. And I’m confused with one of its ...

**9**

votes

**9**answers

2k views

### Is there a non self-referencing non-computable function?

I've seen in college that some functions are not computable.
The proof for that was the case of Halt(x,y) function.
The thing is, the proof used a very artificial (IMHO) case
which is evaluating ...

**9**

votes

**5**answers

922 views

### Multipolynomial resultants

We know that the resultant of two polynomials can be computed as the determinant of their Sylvester matrix ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_matrix ). How do we compute the resultant of more ...

**82**

votes

**66**answers

14k views

### Most helpful math resources on the web

What are really helpful math resources out there on the web?
Please don't only post a link but a short description of what it does and why it is helpful.
Please only one resource per answer and let ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

92 views

### Benchmark problems for computing rational points on varieties

Are there standard benchmark problem sets used for empirically evaluating algorithms designed for computing rational points on (various classes of) algebraic varieties?
If so, could you please point ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

135 views

### Is the ideal membership problem solvable for differential ideals? Is there a good notion of a Gröbner basis?

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero. Let $\Omega = K[x_1, \dots, x_n, dx_1, \dots, dx_n]$ be the differential ring of algebraic differential forms over $K[X_1, \dots, X_n]$.
Is there an ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

241 views

### efficient arithmetic with (short) Conway games?

We consider "games" in the sense of ONAG. Conway's definition of a game $G$ as a pair $G = \{L \mid R \}$ of sets of games, together with the definitions of inequality and the arithmetic operations ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

109 views

### Finding relations between invariant polynomials

Suppose I have an action of a linear reductive group ($GL(2,\mathbb{C})^2$ in this case) on a complex vector space (of dimension $16$) and I want to compute explicitly the ring of invariants of this ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

128 views

### Finding particular reduced words for Weyl group elements

I am studying cluster algebra structures on the coordinate rings of partial flag varieties, as defined in the paper Partial flag varieties and preprojective algebras by Geiss, Leclerc and Schröer. One ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

194 views

### Algorithm/denominators of elements of a rational affine space

I hope it's not a trivial question... Suppose I have a finite dimensional vector space $V$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ with a distinguished basis (in my case it's the $k$th graded piece of the free associative ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

184 views

### Finding a generator of an ideal in an algebraic function field

I have an algebraic function field $\mathbb{Q}(x,y)$, where $y$ satisfies
$$ (y^2-1)^2 = x^2(1+x^2), $$
and I need to find a rational function that has a first order root at $x=0,y=1$ a first order ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

198 views

### The Representation of $\mathrm{Sp}_{2n}$ of Dimension $2^n$ in characteristic 2

Let $G:=\mathrm{Sp}_{2n}$ be the simple algebraic group of simply connected type with root-system $C_n$.
Is there a way, to explicitly construct the
highest weight representation ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

79 views

### Testing functional equivalence

We are looking for the most efficient (most recent, or best) techniques to check if two algebraic expressions (elementary, Calculus-type functions) are equivalent (or if an expression is equivalent to ...

**17**

votes

**1**answer

734 views

### Main open computational problems in quantifier elimination?

A language is said to have quantifier elimination if every first-order-logic sentence in the language can be shown to be equivalent to a quantifier-free sentence, i.e., a sentence without any ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

195 views

### Using the Affine Maxima Package

The Maxima computer algebra system has a package called Affine for doing the calculations implicit in Bergman's diamond lemma for rings. It can be viewed as a kind of noncommutative analogue of ...

**5**

votes

**4**answers

817 views

### computer algebra system for polynomial algebras over finite fields

Is there a computer algebra system that can do arithmetic over polynomial algebras over finite fields where I can specify the extension?
Exempli gratia, if $f(x), g(x) \in ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

225 views

### Serre's conditions under blow-ups, Blowup and normalization

Suppose $X = \mathbb{Z}[x, y, z]/(f,g)$ is a 2-dimensional Cohen-Macaulay surface. In particular, $X$ satisfies Serre's condition $S_2$. Suppose it is irreducible, reduced but not normal.
...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

294 views

### Computer algebra system (CAS) with good re-presenting or transformation support

Such heavy-weight transformations as expanding or factoring are provided by most of CAS-es, but what about light-weight, but a useful transformations, like "reorder some terms to make expression more ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

122 views

### Finding reducible polynomials with restricted factors

Given $f(x),g(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$, two irreducible polynomials, is there a polynomial $h(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ coprime to $f(x)$ such that $f(x) + g(x)h(x)$ is reducible over $\mathbb{Z}[x]$ with ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

352 views

### What program/language can I use to handle large numbers (over 10^300) [closed]

I'm trying to multiply together a set of numbers.
However, the programs I have tried (Excel, R, FreeMat) do not allow numbers above around 300 digits. This limits me to sets of a few hundred numbers ...

**3**

votes

**3**answers

525 views

### Good Computer Package for Calculating Inverse of a Formal Power Series?

This might be a question people already asked or is obvious to experts, or is not appropriate for this forum, if so, I apologize. I am trying to calculate things like $z/(e^z-1)$, or find the inverse ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

216 views

### Sage or Magma Implementation of Nilpotent Orbit Varieties

For a given partition $[n_{1},...,n_{k}]$ of $N \in \mathbb{N}$ there exists a corresponding nilpotent orbit variety $O_{[n_{1},...,n_{k}]}$ in $\mathfrak{gl}(N)$ which can be represented by a set of ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

211 views

### Ideal Membership without Certificate?

I have a homogeneous ideal $I=\langle f_1,\ldots,f_r\rangle$ of the polynomial ring $\mathbb C[X_1,\ldots,X_n]=:R$ where each of the $f_i$ is actually over $\mathbb Z$. My computations are usually ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

442 views

### Algorithm to find exponential map of differential operators acting on function

I am trying to write a computer program which computes the action of the exponential of a differential operator on a function, for any given differential operator.
Examples:
$\exp(\varepsilon ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

219 views

### How to maximize the determinant of a matrix of the form VDV^H

Hi,
I have a matrix of the form $A=VDV^H$,
where $V$ is a $M \times 2M$ complex matrix, $D$ is a $2M \times 2M$ diagonal real matrix, thus the dimension of $A$ is $M \times M$.
My problem is how ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

361 views

### Is there an algorithm to decide if an ideal contains monomials?

Let $I\subset k[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ be an ideal in a polynomial ring in commuting variables. Is there a procedure to decide if $I$ contains a monomial and possibly to find one?
Gröbner bases come to ...

**21**

votes

**5**answers

6k views

### The unification of Mathematics via Topos Theory

When the paper The unification of Mathematics via Topos Theory by Olivia Caramello, says "one can generate a huge number of new results in any mathematical field without any creative effort." is this ...