# Tagged Questions

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### Finding stable ideals of F_3[[X,S]] by group action.

Let k > 1 be a positive integer and define the action σ_k on F_3[[X,S]] by
σ_k: X ---> X + S + X^k
σ_k: S ---> S + S^3.
Then,
Conjecture: There exists a principal ideal (a) other than (S) such ...

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### A direct proof of the Harer-Zagier recursion enumerating the ways to paste a 2n-gon to get a genus g surface?

In a 1986 paper, Harer and Zagier proved the recursion:
$$(n+1)e(g,n)=(4n-2)e(g,n-1)+(2n-1)(n-1)(2n-3)e(g-1,n-2)$$
where e(g,n) is the number of ways of grouping sides $S_1...S_{2n}$ of a 2n-gon ...

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### A counterexample to the Polya-Schur master theorems for half-planes

Given an integer $n\ge 1$ we say that $f\in C[z_1,\ldots,z_n]$ is stable if $f(z_1,\ldots,z_n)\neq 0$ whenever $\text{Im}\ z_i>0$ for all $1\leq i\leq n$.
Stable polynomials with all real ...

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### Are the zeros of Tutte polynomials dense in $\mathbb C^2$?

For the chromatic polynomials of graphs we have two nice theorems which describe the behavior of their zeros: Thomassen proved that the set of real zeros of all chromatic polynomials is the union of ...

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### Polylogarithm inequality

Recall the polylogarithm $Li_s(z)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{z^n}{n^s}.$
For $|z|<1,$ is $\Re \left( \frac{Li_1(z)}{Li_2(z)} - \frac{2}{3}\frac{Li_2(z)}{Li_3(z)} \right)>0?$
The numerics suggest ...

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### Genealogy of the Lagrange inversion theorem

A wonderful piece of classic mathematics, well-known especially to combinatorialists and to complex analysis people, and that, in my opinion, deserves more popularity even in elementary mathematics, ...

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### What does the incidence algebra of the lattices in C tell us about modular forms?

I have two different and probably unrelated questions that can both be superficially described by the title, so I hope you'll forgive me if I ask them together. They both fall under the category of ...