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Was lattice theory central to mid-20th century mathematics?

Four years ago, I read a book on the history of mathematics up to 1970 or so. It was very interesting up until the end. The last few chapters, though, were on lattices. The author claimed that ...
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Sampling a two-dimensional Gaussian distribution at points along an integer lattice

Please consider a two-dimensional Gaussian of the general form: $A*e^{-(\frac{(x-x_0)}{2\sigma_x^2}+\frac{(y-y_0)}{2\sigma_y^2})}$, where $C$ is the peak of the Gaussian, i.e. the point at which the ...
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How “accidental” are equalities between parts of Ehrhart quasi-polynomials? When do they persist to Euler-Maclaurin?

Background What I think of Ehrhart theory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrhart_polynomial) asserts that if we take a lattice polytope $P$, and count the number of lattice points in the $t$th ...
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Lattice points and convex bodies

Given are two convex bodies $K, L \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ that contain the origin as an interior point. Assume the number of integer points contained in $\lambda K$ equals the number of integer points ...
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Minimum of the product of linear forms over a lattice

In Chapter [IX.1] of Siegel's Lectures on the Geometry of Numbers it is shown that if we have $n$ linear forms $y_{j}=\sum_{k=1}^{n}{a_{jk}x_{k}},\quad j=1,\ldots,n$, with the coefficient matrix ...
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Is any order bounded continuous linear functionals a difference of positive continuous functionals?

Let $B$ be a Banach space and $K$ a closed proper cone in $B$ such that the induced partial order makes $B$ a vector lattice. Let $K'=\{x^*\in B':\langle x^*, x\rangle\geq 0\ \forall x\in K\}$ the ...
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Determining the position of a coordinate by binning Gaussian noise around that coordinate to lattice points with vertex-specific probabilities [closed]

(NOTE: I have changed and hopefully simplified this question by removing the section on randomly perturbing lattice points, and instead specifying that the counts at each vertex should be randomly ...
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coloring in lattice

This is a mathematical question raised from engineering and physics: Is there some established mathematical approach in filling a physical lattice with some colored basis (black and white here)? For ...
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Achieving the largest possible minimum spacing between vertices of the same color in an integer lattice

Consider an infinite integer lattice, or an infinite hexagonal lattice with unit length edges. Provided a set of $k$ possible vertex colors, is there a known largest possible minimum spacing that can ...
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n-dimensional Delaunay Triangulation of Lattices

I have several questions concerning the Delaunay triangulation of a high dimensional lattice. Given an $n$-dimensional lattice $L$ and its Delaunay triangulation (partition of $R^n$ into simplices ...
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Crystal structure, lattice, Graph and coloring

I am working across mathematics, physics and engineering. And I am looking for whether there exists already formally established knowledge in the field. Given a periodic graph (actually a physical ...
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orbits of automorphism group for indefinite lattices

I have a question about indefinite lattices. QUESTION: Let $\Lambda\times\Lambda\rightarrow {\Bbb Z}$ be a lattice, that is, ${\Bbb Z}^n$ with a non-degenerate integer quadratic form, not necessarily ...
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Do constructible sets have Krull dimension?

Let $(I,\leq)$ be a poset. Recall that the Krull dimension of $I$ is defined as follows: -- $K.dim(I)=-1$ if and only if $I=\{0\}$; -- if $\alpha$ is an ordinal and we already defined what it means ...
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Classification of maximal nonuniform Fuchsian lattices existent?

I am interested in the set of all non-cocompact Fuchsian lattices which all have a distinguished point as cusp, say $\infty$ in the upper half plane model of the hyperbolic plane. Of course, the ...
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Arithmetic Fuchsian lattices that are not finite index subgroups of Eichler orders?

Lindenstrauss' proof of AQUE (arithmetic quantum unique ergodicity) assumes that the Fuchsian lattice is an Eichler order or, if I understand it correctly, a finite index subgroup of an Eichler order. ...
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Topological Problems Solved by Lattice Duality

It is well known the success of lattice dualities (as Pontryagin duality for abelian groups, Stone duality for Boolean algebras and Priestley duality for distributive lattices) to solve algebraic ...
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Finding Finite Generators of a Subset of a Quaternion Algebra/Cocompact Lattices

I was wondering if anyone had some ideas (books, papers, experience) on how to explicitly compute generators for the elements of a quaternion algebra, $Q$, with reduced norm $1$. I'm trying to ...
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Lattice automorphisms of finite order

Are there any known examples of lattice automorphisms of finite order in indefinite lattices being classified up to conjugacy?
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Group actions on polytopes in indefinite integer lattices

Is anything at all known about polytopes in indefinite integer lattices? I'm interested in lattice automorphisms which preserve certain polytopes of "high regularity" (e.g. cones). As a first step, ...
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Main problems on lattice-basis reduction algorithms (such as LLL)?

What are the main open problems on lattice-basis reduction algorithms (such as LLL)? I am looking for problems satisfying the following two conditions: (a) their solution would likely be of some ...
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Submodular measures on the hypercube

By the hypercube I mean the lattice formed by all n-bit strings ordered by pointwise inequality. For example, $000 \leq 110$, $010 \leq 110$, $110$ and $001$ are not comparable. Further we have the ...
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sublattice generated by lattice points intersecting a convex set

Suppose that $M\subseteq \mathbb{Z}^n$ is a module such that $\mathbb{Z}^n/M$ is free and $S\subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded, symmetric (around $0$) convex set. Let $M'$ be the module generated by ...
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Classification of involutions of the lattice $H\oplus H(k)^{\oplus2}$ for $k=5,6$?

Let $H$ denote the hyperbolic lattice (rank 2 lattice generated by $e,f$ such that $e^2=f^2=e.f-2=0$). Let $k >0$ be an integer. Is it possible to classify involutions $\iota$ of the lattice $$ ...
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Techniques for showing optimality of given packing

There are some natural packing problems that have been asked in mathematics. Some of them are: 1)How many balls can be placed with in a cube? 2)How many equidistant points can be place on the ...
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Embedding a brouwerian lattice into a boolean lattice

I have already asked a similar question at http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/470704/can-a-brouwerian-lattice-be-extended-into-a-boolean-algebra but have received no answer. Sorry, I ask a ...
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Minkowski successive minima inequality for a lattice base?

Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice of $\mathbb{R}^n$, and $\lambda_i$ be the radius of the smallest ball containing $i$ linearly independent lattice vectors. The Minkowski successive minima inequality says ...
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Determine lattice basis from given lattice points

I'm working on the Shortest Lattice Vector Problem (SVP) for a paper that I'm currently writing. I wish to verify whether a particular structural, namely the building block property ( refer to the ...
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A characterization of the poset of filters on a set

For the lattices of all subsets of a given set it is known an axiomatic characterization: A poset is isomorphic to a set of all subsets of some set iff it is a complete atomic boolean algebra. The ...
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What are the homological properties of Young's lattice?

Young's lattice $Y$ is a graded poset and a distributive lattice whose elements are all the partitions of $n$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ with the poset relation coming from inclusion of Young diagrams. ...
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A description of the isometry group $O(U\oplus E_8)$?

Are there any good description of the isometry group $O(U\oplus E_8)$? Here $U$ denotes the hyperbolic lattice and $E_8$ the root lattice of type $E_8$.
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How to determine $O(L)$ is finite or not?

Let $L$ be an indefinite {\it non-unimodular} integral lattice. I am particularly interested in unimodular cases, such as $U(2)\oplus A_4, U\oplus D_4$. Are there any general method to determine ...
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Are there atomistic ortholattices which are not modular?

Let $L$ be an atomic ortholattice. We say that two elements $a$ and $b$ of $L$ are orthogonal if $a\leq b^\perp$. If $L$ is orthomodular then every element of $L$ can be written as a join of pairwise ...
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Automorphism groups of indefinite non-unimodular integer lattices

Does anyone know of any papers in which structural aspects of the orthogonal group of some indefinite non-unimodular integral lattice are calculated? The exact lattice isn't so important and they ...
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Diagonalization of Quaternion Hermitian matrices

How do I go about diagonalizing such a matrix. I ask because I need to sort out the following problem: Let $D$ be the quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$ with $i^2 = -1, j^2 = -11, ij=-ji=k$. ...
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Lattice basis reductions and finding minimal values

While reading several articles about lattice basis reduction I am left with a few questions. For one, I came across this piece of text Let $\alpha$ and $\beta \in \mathbb{R}$. Also let $X>0$ and ...
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Tensor product with $\mathbb{R}$ of an even unimodular lattice

Let $\Lambda$ be an unimodular even lattice of signature $(m,n)$. By a classifying theorem by Milnor, $\Lambda$ must be of the form $U^k\oplus E_8(\pm 1)^l$, where $U$ is the hyperbolic plane. Now ...
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Reference request: Compact metrizable semilattices with small connected semilattices are absolute retracts

Let $X$ be a compact metrizable topological semilattice with a neighbourhood base of sub-semilattices that are path connected. I need a reference for a proof that $X$ is an absolute retract. Here is ...
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Lattice points in cross-polytopes

Let $E\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a cross-polytope: $$E= \left\lbrace x : \frac{|x_1|}{q_1}+\cdots+\frac{|x_n|}{q_n}\leq 1 \right\rbrace, $$ where $q_1,\dots,q_n$ are positive integers. I am interested ...
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Zoll Flat Finsler tori and convex bodies on a starry night

The starry night. The "celestial sphere" is given by set of non-zero vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$ modulo positive dilations (i.e., $v \equiv w$ if $v = \lambda w$ for some $ \lambda > 0$) and the ...
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Equivalence relations in suplattices

I am wondering about generalisations of the concept of equivalence relations to suplattices. Here is my motivation: Given a set $X$. The powerset $\mathcal{P}(X)$ is a suplattice. For suplattices ...
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Commutative, idempotent partially ordered monoids

A unital quantale is a suplattice with a compatible monoid structure. A quantale is called idempotent if it is idempotent as a monoid (every element is idempotent) (analogously for commutativity). ...
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Sums of inverse determinants over matrices

Let $A \in M_n(\mathbb Z)$ and $\|A\| = \max |a_{ij}|$. Denote $$ S(r) = \sum_{\substack{\|A\| \leq r \\\ \det{A} \neq 0}} \dfrac{1}{|\det{A}|} $$ - the sum over all matrices $A \in M_n(\mathbb Z)$ ...
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Minkowski's convex body theorem for ellipsoids

Minkowski's theorem states that if $K\subseteq\mathbb{Z}^n$ is a convex compact set, $K=-K$, and $\mathrm{volume}(K)\geq 2^n$, then $K$ contains a nonzero integral vector. Can this bound be improved ...
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A question on the theorem of Minkowski-Hlawka

The Minkowski-Hlawka theorem (as stated by Gruber in his lovely book Convex and Discrete Geometry) says that if $S$ is a Jordan measurable set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with volume < 1. Then there is a ...
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General and translational Birkhoff lattices. Equational classes.

By  lattice  I'll mean  Birkhoff lattice. The two classical equational classes of lattices are modular lattices and distributive lattices. The old problem used to be: Is there an ...
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Concrete examples of noncongruence, arithmetic subgroups of SL(2,R)

A subgroup of $SL_2(\mathbb{R})$ is called arithmetic if it is commensurable with $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. An arithmetic subgroup is called congruence if it contains a subgroup of type $\Gamma(N)$ for ...
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Giving $Top(X,Y)$ an appropriate topology

I am not sure if its OK to ask this question here. Let $Top$ be the category of topological spaces. Let $X,Y$ be objects in $Top$. Let $F:\mathbb{I}\rightarrow Top(X,Y)$ be a function (I will ...
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Is the group of integer points of ${\rm SO}(n,1)$ maximal?

That is, is it true that there does not exist a lattice in $G = {\rm SO}(n,1)$ which contains the group of integer points of $G$ as a proper subgroup (obviously then of finite index)? if such a ...
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Relation between the index of (the sum of) lattices in euclidean space, and their orthogonal complement.

I am trying to figure out something concerning the index of lattices. The question came about after reading the paper of W.Fulton and B.Sturmfels, ("Intersection theorey on toric varieties"). To ...
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Minkowski's successive minima: A quantity not much larger than det(L)^(1/n) and not much smaller than λ_n(L)?

Let $\mathbf{v}_1, \mathbf{v}_2, ..., \mathbf{v}_n$ be $n$ linearly independent vectors in an $n$-dimensional lattice $\Lambda$ in $\mathbf{R}^n$ and let $\mathbf{v}^*_1 ,\mathbf{v}^*_2, ..., ...