# Tagged Questions

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### What are reasons to believe that e is not a period?

I hope this rather soft question is suitable for MO, otherwise please migrate it to MSE.
In their paper defining periods [1], Kontsevich and Zagier without further comment state that $e$ is ...

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### Differential analogue of the newton polygon

While reading page 543-544 of Heun's differential equations, I came across what appears to be the differential analogue of the Newton polygon method. It reads as follows:
Let us recall the ...

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### G-Invariant Complete Intersection generated by G-representation

I have a smooth manifold $M$ with $G$-action and complete intersection of codimension $n$ given by ideal $I$ such that $gI=I$. I'm interested when I can choose a $n$-dimensional vector space of ...

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### A question on “The weakened Hilbert 16th problem”

In this question we are interested in the number of limit cycles which appear in the following perturbational system:
\begin{equation}\cases{
x'=y -x^{2}+\epsilon P(x,y) \\
y'=-x+\epsilon Q(x,y) }
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### existence and uniqueness of solutions for ODEs in formal power series?

I came across this question and it looked like something that is likely to have been looked into, but I couldn't find a reference.
Let $k$ be some (algebraically closed, if needed) field. There is a ...

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### Variety of factorizations of differential operator

Take differential operator as polynomial of letter $d$ with coefficients in some function field, where $d$ act by derivation in this function field. Call it a differential field. For simplicity let ...

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### When does a modular form satisfy a differential equation with rational coefficients?

Given a modular form $f$ of weight $k$ for a congruence subgroup $\Gamma$, and a modular function $t$ with $t(i\infty)=0$, we can form a function $F$ such that $F(t(z))=f(z)$ (at least locally), and ...

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### “Higher” Tangent spaces in char-p geometry - definition?

Hi, everyone!
I have some construction that requires exact definition.
I considered polynomial homomorphisms from $\Bbbk$ to $U_n(\Bbbk)$ (unitriangular matrices), where $char \Bbbk = p>0$ (more ...

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### On explicit eigenfunctions

Given an algebraic surface $S$ defined by an algebraic equation such
as $x^{4}+2y^{4}+3z^{4}=1$, how would one find the third smallest
eigenvalue $\mu_{3}$ for the differential equation $\Delta ...

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### The multiplicity of the max eigenvalue in matrix multiplication

Suppose that eigenvalues of two real square matrix $A$ and $B$ are $1 = \lambda^A_1 > \lambda^A_2 \geq \ldots \geq \lambda^A_n > 0 $ and $1 = \lambda^B_1 > \lambda^B_2 \geq \ldots \geq ...

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### Grothendieck connections and jets

The following question is based on some remarks in section I.2 of Deligne's book Equations Différentielles à Points Singuliers Réguliers.
Let $X$ be a smooth complex variety and ...

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### D-modules on affine space that are regular at infinity

If I have a D-module $M$ on $\mathbb{A}^n$ (which is essentially the same thing as a module over the Weyl algebra), then I can push this D-module forward to $\mathbb{P}^n$ to get a D-module $j_*M$ on ...

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### Boundary behavior of Kähler cone with curvature restriction

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact Kähler manifold. The boundary behavior of Kähler cone is very interesting; however,it's hard to understand.
A fundamental result is due to Demailly and Paun: they ...

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### Solving nonlinear ODE's

If I would ask for $\phi'(x) = f( \phi(x))$ and $\phi(0)=f(0)$, I would get that the inverse of $\phi$ is forced to be of the form:
$$\phi^{-1}(z) = \int_{0}^z \frac{1}{f(x)} d x.$$
Now it is ...

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### Exponential sums and differential equations

Hi, I have a general question about the relationship between exponential sums and differential equations. In particular, I have been trying to read Katz' work on the subject (his book and his lecture ...

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### In which commutative algebras does any derivation possess a flow?

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Suppose $A$ is a commutative algebra over $\mathbb{R}$ with unity. $\mathbb{R}$-linear map $\xi\colon A\to A$ is a derivation of $A$ iff $\xi(ab)=a\xi(b)+\xi(a)b$ for any $a,b\in A$. If ...

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### Picard-Fuchs equations for modular functions

Hello, MathOverflow community!
Suppose we have a modular curve of genus $0$, whose rational function field is generated by the modular function $f$. We can view $f$ as the parameter for some pencil ...

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### Decide how many non-negative solutions a set of multivariate quadratic equations have

Given a set of multivariate, quadratic, non-homogeneous equations, is there a way to decide how many non-negative roots it have?
Some explanations:
All the coefficients are real numbers.
The number ...

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### D-modules, deRham spaces and microlocalization

Given a variety (or scheme, or stack, or presheaf on the category of rings), some geometers, myself included, like to study D-modules. The usual definition of a D-module is as sheaves of modules over ...

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### Picard-Fuchs equations

If I have the periods $$\pi_1(\lambda)=\int_0^1\frac{dx}{\sqrt{x(x-1)(x-\lambda)}}$$ and $\pi_2(\lambda)$ similarly defined of the cubic curve $$y^2z=z(x-z)(x-\lambda z)$$ Such functions will be ...