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### Bounds on the smallest real positive root of a polynomial

I'm trying to find upper and lower bounds of the smallest positive root of a polynomial, stated in terms of its coefficients. As I appreciate it might be a very general problem, My specific interest ...
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### When does the equality hold in Dias da Silva - Hamidoune Theorem?

Let $p$ be prime number and let $A$ be a $k$-elements subset of $\mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z}$. Dias da Silva - Hamidoune Theorem states that $|h^{\hat{}}A| \geq \min(p, hk -h^2 + 1)$, where $h$ is an ...
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### Lower bound on the first eigenvalue of the Laplace-Beltrami on a closed Riemannian manifold

It has been proved by Li-Yau and Zhong-Yang that if $M$ is a closed Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$ with nonnegative Ricci curvature, then the first nonzero eigenvalue $\lambda_1(M)$ of the (...
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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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### Lower bounds on derivative around zero set of a positive smooth function

As part of a different problem, I came across the following simplified question, for which I cannot exhibit a proof nor a counterexample. Note that the assumptions of smoothness and strict positivity ...
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### Good lower bound on matching in bipartite graph

Suppose a bipartite graph $G=(V_1 \cup V_2, E)$ is given, and one is interested in matching vertices $V_1$ to vertices $V_2$. Assume Hall's condition does not hold, so a perfect matching does not ...
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### Simple lower bounds for Bell numbers (number of set partitions)?

The $n$-th Bell number $B_n$ represents the number of distinct partitions of a set with $n$ distinguished elements. It can be expressed as the infinite sum $B_n = (1/e)\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} (k^n/k!)$, ...
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### Lower asymptotic bounds for the derivative of Laguerre polynomials

Let $L_{d}^{(1)}(x)$ denote the generalized Laguerre polynomial of degree $d$ and order $\alpha=1$. Clearly, since all the roots $r_1,\dots,r_d$ of $L_{d}^{(1)}$ are simple, there exists a strictly ...
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### Bounding the probability that a random variable is maximal

Suppose we have $N$ independent random variables $X_1$, $\ldots$, $X_N$ with finite means $\mu_1 \leq \ldots \leq \mu_N$ and variances $\sigma_1^2$, $\ldots$, $\sigma_N^2$. I am looking for ...
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### Bounding the Schur's complement of similiar matrices

Assume the following: • $L\leq K$ . • $\Gamma\in M_{K,L}$ is a $L$ rank ${ 0,1}$ matrix, without identical rows or the zeros row. • $N\in M_{K,K}$ is a diagonal matrix, whose diagonal is a ...
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### bound for zeros of a polynomial with bounded integer coefficients

Let $f$ be a monic polynomial with bounded integer coefficients and such that all zeros are (in absolute value) greater than $1$. How close can the zeros of $f$ reach $1$ (in absolute value)? More ...
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### lower bound for $\Re\zeta(1+it)$

Hi is there any lower bound for $\Re\zeta(1+it)$. I did try with computer until some ordinate and I saw $\Re\zeta(1+it)>0$. If it is true, is there any reference to prove it. thanks
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### Bounding a q-expansion on a bounded open subset of the complex upper-half plane

Let $f:\mathbf{H}\to \mathbf{C}$ be a holomorphic function on the complex upper-half plane and let $q:\tau\mapsto \exp(\pi i \tau)$ be the nome on $\mathbf{H}$. Suppose that there are integers $a_j$ ...
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### Geometric/Analytic techniques for constructive and asymptotic bounds in the Lee metric

Slight extension of cross posting from http://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/7408/lee-metric-gilbert-varshamov-and-hamming-bounds-for-larger-relative-distance-rang (closed there) The following ...
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### tight bounds on probability of sum of laplace random variables.

Are there tight upper and lower bounds on the density of the sum of $n$ i.i.d laplace random variables that depend on $n$ and the individual laplacian densities?
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### Lower bound on the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface with constant negative scalar curvature

A friend in physics asked this question, and I didn't know the answer. Are there lower bounds on the first eigenvalue of the Laplacian of a Riemann surface equipped with a metric of constant negative ...
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### Best lower bound for off-diagonal Ramsey numbers

What are the current best lower bounds for off-diagonal Ramsey numbers $R(k,l)$ with $l$ of order unity and asking for asymptotic behavior for large $k$, such as $R(k,4)$, $R(k,5)$, and so on? (...
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### Lower bound on the convergence rate of a specific Markov chain

I have a Markov chain $\mathbf{A} = (A_0, A_1, \ldots)$ with state space $\{0, \ldots, n\}$ which converges towards a stationary distribution $\pi$. There are a lot of well-known results on upper-...
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### Lower bounds for chromatic number of a graph

I am trying to find a good lower bound for chromatic number of one family of graphs. I'm curious what are the known lower bounds for chromatic number. There are two obvious: $\chi(G) \geq \omega(G)$ ...
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### Proofs of Lower Bounds for Ramsey Numbers?

As a sort of dual question to this question, I am wondering what proofs people know of lower bounds on Ramsey numbers $R(k, k)$. I know of two proofs: there is Erdos's beautiful probabilistic ...
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### Feasibility of linear programs

It's known that finding the intersection of n halfplanes in 2-d takes $\Omega(n\log n)$ time. Does the lower bound apply if we change the question to deciding whether the intersection is non-empty?
Let $\lambda_1$, $\lambda_2$, and $a$ be three fixed complex algebraic numbers. For a given integer $n$, write $\Theta(n) = \arg(a \lambda_1^n + \lambda_2^n)$. Assuming $\Theta(n)$ is not zero, I am ...