Numerical algorithms for problems in analysis and algebra, scientific computation

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### Compensated compactness for system of conservation laws?

As far as I knew, the method of compensated compactness can be used only for one-dimensional scalar and $2\times 2$ systems of conservation laws, i.e. $u_t+f(u)_x=0$. But if I understood correctly ...

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### The condition number of a scaled Vandermonde matrix

Let $V(x_1,..,x_n)$ be the Vandermonde matrix induced by $x_1,..,x_n$, and
let $\tilde{V} := V(\frac{x_1}{h},...,\frac{x_n}{h})$.
My intuition says that the condition number should be invariant under ...

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### Fit a system of linear ODEs from several experiments

Assume we are given several initial vectors $x^{(1)},\ldots,x^{(r)} \in \mathbb{R}^n$, where the dimension $n=6$ (in any event a number below 10) , and the number of initial vectors $r$ is in the ...

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### Level Set Advection with Extension Velocity

We're studying the following system of PDEs for a scalar function $F(x, t)$ with $x \in \mathbb{R}^3$ and $t \in \mathbb{R}$. The function $F(\cdot, t)$ is a level set function for a time-dependent ...

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### Solving a nonlinear PDE numerically

I want to solve numerically the following PDE:
$$ u_x + u_t - (u_{xt})^2 = u(x,t) $$
The boundary conditions are no concern of mine, pick the ones that work.
So which numerical method will work for ...

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### Solving over-determined system of polynomials

I am trying to solve the following over determined system of polynomials
\begin{align}
& p_1(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n)=0, \\
& p_2(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_n)=0, \\
& \vdots \\
& p_m(x_1,x_2, ...

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### What am I missing in this highly oscillatory integral? [closed]

I want to numerically integrate this equation (in python):
$\int_{0}^{\infty}{\rm d}k f(k) J_v(r k)J_v(s k) $,
where f(k) is a non-smooth function, and $J_v$ are the Bessel function of the fist ...

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### Are piecewise linear functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$?

Are piecewise linear functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$ ?

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### Time-stepping numerical scheme for the advection dispersion equation

I am facing a simple (at first glance) problem. I need to implement a numerical scheme for the solution of the first order wave propagation equation with chromatic dispersion included. My original ...

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### What is the rate of convergence? [closed]

How quickly does the series defined by $$x_0 = 0, \ x_{n+1} = \frac{x_n^2+1}{2}$$ converge to $1$?

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### Finding t vlaue in Bezier curve [closed]

According to this question, I'm looking for some method to find the t value in Quadratic bezier curve equation:
$$
B(t)=P_0+t(1-t)P_1+t^2P_2 \space \space where \space 0 ≤ t ≤ 1
$$
In this ...

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### Monotonic convergence of Newton's method for boundary value problems

I’m interested in solving nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems of the type
$$
-a\Delta u + f(u) = 0,
$$
$$
u|_\Gamma = u_0
$$
by Newton’s method when its convergence is global and monotonic.
...

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### Why is there a $\sqrt{5}$ in Hurwitz's Theorem?

Hurwitz's theorem is an extension of Minkowski's Theorem and deals with rational approximations to irrational numbers. The theorem states:
For every irrational number $\alpha$, there are infinitely ...

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### Open volumetric time series data set

Does anyone know where I can find a good open volumetric time series data set?
I had a look at some of Stanford's open data sets (https://graphics.stanford.edu/data/voldata/ )
But these do not seem ...

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### Fixed point iteration on symmetric biconvex function

Suppose $X\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ is a convex set and that a function $g(x,y):X\times X\rightarrow\mathbb{R}_+$ is smooth, "strictly biconvex" (strictly convex in $x$ and $y$ independently but not ...

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### Weighted Perturbation Bound for Polar Decomposition

Setup: Let $X\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times r}$ be a matrix with orthogonal columns, with $\Sigma = X^TX$, and assume that $\Sigma$ is invertible (note, $\Sigma$ is not necessarily the identity).
Suppose we ...

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### Determining Nullspace Basis such that only one column is deleted or added as row is added or deleted, and remaining columns of basis stay the same

I would like to compute, in MATLAB, the basis Z for the nullspace of an m by n matrix A, such that if one row of A is added (resulting in A_a), the basis for A_a is n-m-1 of the n-m columns of Z, ...

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### Can I find the gap between the two least eigenvalues of this special matrix A(t)?

I am interested in finding the gap between the two least eigenvalues of $A(t)$, a Hermitian $N\times N$ sparse matrix whose diagonal elements are $a_it+b_i\,(1\leq i\leq N)$, and all off-diagonal ...

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### Convergence of sequence of polynomials defined by boundary conditions

I'm sorry if my question sounds trivial, but analysis is not my field.
Consider the interval $[a,b]\subset \mathbb{R}$. On $[a,b]$, for every $n\in\mathbb{N}$, $n\ge 3$, I define the polynomials ...

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### Numerical solution of singular ODE

Consider the singular ODE
$y''+\frac{y'}{r}+p(r)y=0 \ \ with \ \ y(0)=1 \ \ and \ \ y'(0)=0$.
Theoretically such solution exists and is unique if $p$ is nice. Is there a method to numerically ...

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### Who is currently researching topics concerning applying algebraic topology and/or differential geometry to numerical methods? [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a PhD in mathematics from a top ranked university with a faculty member researching something akin to the following description: applications of algebraic topology and/or ...

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### Solving sparse linear least squares or a positive definite 5-band matrix system fast

I want to quickly solve linear least squares problem for $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$
$$min_x \left\| A x - b \right\|_2^2$$
with a special sparse structure where each row in $A$ has only up to 4 ...

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### Finding the distribution of a random variable numerically with sample data? [closed]

Just a thought that I had recently. Suppose given discrete data points for a random variable, could one numerically generate the probability function values at these discrete values? I tried looking ...

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### Scale vector in scaled pivoting (numerical methods)

I'm teaching students about several numeric methods, including scaled pivoting. There's a small section in this subject that I could never find a clear explanation to, either as intuition, or a more ...

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### Using Jacobi fields to approximate parallel transport along geodesic:is the following limit true?

I apologize if this is not a research level question (already tried asking http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1303288/relation-between-parallel-transport-and-jacobi-field-iion stack exchange with ...

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### Numerical equality testing

I am working on developing an online homework system.
One thing I would like to have is something which compares a student's answer (like $2\sin(x)\cos(x)$) with the intended answer (maybe ...

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### How to treat non-identifiable states in Kalman filtering/dynamic linear models?

Let $x_t = G_tx_{t-1}+\omega_t$ with $\omega_t \sim \mathrm{N}(\mathbf{0}, \mathbf{W}_t)$ be a state equation, and let $y_t = F_tx_t+\nu_t$ with $\nu_t \sim \mathrm{N}(\mathbf{0}, \mathbf{V}_t)$ be a ...

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### Finding an explicit constant in finite element error estimates

Background: In a finite element approximation to the solution of a linear PDEs, estimates on the order of convergence of the approximation to the solution rely on a theorem of Bramble and Hilbert ...

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### How to find representatives of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})/SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$

While reading about the Teichmuller flow, I am reading about the space of lattices $SL(2,\mathbb{R})/SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$.
I could not a find a good way of computing the Teichmuller flow on this ...

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### Degree of Chebyshev polynomial necessary

In general, given $0<a<1$, I want to find a polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb R[x]$ such that $f(x)\in[1-\frac{a}2,1+\frac{a}2]$ at every $x\in[1-a,1+a]$ and $f(0)=0$. What is minimum degree that is ...

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### Degree necessary of a polynomial?

Given $-1<a<b<0$, I want to find a polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb R[x]$ such that $f(x)\in[a,b]$ at every $x\in[b^2,a^2]$ and $f(0)=0$. What is minimum degree that is needed and maximum degree that ...

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### Solving a Certain Constrained Isoperimetric Approximation-Problem

This question is related to my question Differential Geometric Aspects of Rubber Bands, where I asked for a mathematical model of contracting rubber bands.
In contrast to my former question, the ...

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### Compute the smoothing of functions

Given a function $g:R^d\rightarrow R$, which is not necessarily continuous, I want to compute the "smoothing" of $g$, i.e.,
$G(\vec{y})=\int_{R^n} g(\vec{x}) f_{\vec{y}, \sigma}(\vec{x}) d\vec{x} $
...

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### Generalized arithmetic progressions contained in Bohr sets

Recall that generalized arithmetic progression of dimension $d$ is by definition a set of the form $P = P_1+\dots+P_d$, where $P_j = \{lp_j\ \mid \ |l|\leq l_j\}\subset \mathbb Z$ is an ordinary ...

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### Computing Gauss Legendre Quadrature for Large N

I've been scanning across the web, and haven't found a good method to compute the Gauss Legendre abscisas and weights $\{ x_j, w^j \} _j$ for large N. My question is how to do it, and why should it ...

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### LU growth factor applied to LDL of a Positive Semidefinite matrix [closed]

For a Positive Semidefinite matrix $A$, which we can decompose through $LDL$ decomposition as follows: $A=LDL^\text{T}$; how can we prove that for a decomposition $A=LU=L(DL^\text{T})$, the growth ...

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### Numerical integration error bounds on the unit sphere

A sequence of points $x_1,x_2,\dots$ on the unit sphere $S^{D-1}$ is said to be uniformly distributed if
\begin{align}
\lim_{N \rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{N} \sum_{j=1}^N f(x_j) = \int_{x \in ...

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### Global optimisation of the real part of impedance

I have the following global optimisation problem:
$$
\underset{\omega}{\min}-c^{T}\left(\omega^{2}\mathbf{1}+A^{2}\right)^{-1}b
$$
where $A$ is a $n \times n$ real matrix, $c$ and $d$ are ...

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### The bubble function

In the finite element method and more precisely the MINI element method in two dimensions, they use a function called the "bubble function" which is related to a triangle K of the space meshing and is ...

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### Upper bound for a ratio of modified Bessel functions

I am looking for an upper bound for the ratio of Bessel I functions $\dfrac{|I_\nu'(z)|}{|I_\nu(z)|}$ where $\nu$ is complex, and $z$ is a positive real number. Do you know any results about it? Thank ...

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### What happens to continuous spectrum upon discretization?

Excuse me for a bit of an vague question, but I haven't been able to find a definite answer for this for quite some time. My question is regarding (mostly non-normal )linear operators and their ...

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### Relation between Chebyshev Interpolation and Expansion

I am seeking connections between pointwise Lagrange interpolation (using Chebyshev-Gauss nodes) and generalized series approximation approach using Chebyshev polynomials.
Pointwise Lagrange ...

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### Estimating overshoot in spline interpolation

Say I have a spline space $\mathcal S$ of dimension $n$ with a set of unisolvent points $(\xi_i)_{i=1}^n$, i.e., points at which I can unambiguously interpolate within the spline space. So, given ...

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### inflow/outflow Boundary Conditions for flow in pipe

I have a question about boundary condition of solving Navier-Stokes equation through pipe.
When I simulate the flow in pipe using periodic boundary condition, it works good. But when I tried to change ...

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### What are interesting heuristics of determining how far given matrix is from a singular one?

The condition number and volume of matrix (defined as absolute value of its determinant) are things which come to mind. Is there more?
I think that over the years numerical folks (who are faced with ...

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### Hyperbolic toral automorphisms, and maximizing over orbits the minimum along an orbit of a function

Setup:
Let $\phi\colon T^2 \to T^2$ be a hyperbolic toral automorphism. Let $f\colon T^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function.
For $x \in T^2$, let $\underline{f}(x) = \inf_{n \in \mathbb{Z}} ...

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### Rounding errors in images of Julia sets

One typically computes Julia sets by iterating a complex function, such as a polynomial or rational function.
How do rounding errors affect the results?
I'm looking for references on this issue, ...

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### cohomology algebra of submanifold in euclidean space

If we write a manifold or CW-complex $X$ as a subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$, in expression of coordinates, for example, \begin{multline}
F(S^2,k+1)=\{(x_1,x_2,x_3,\cdots, ...

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### Expected value of a function over random sets

I am doing an analysis on the complexity of some set-related algorithm where the input is a random set. One of my setbacks can be formulated as follows:
Pick $k$ distinct numbers out of numbers ...

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### volterra equation of the first kind with K(0,t)=0

A standard assumption both in theory and numerical methods
for the Volterra equation of the first kind
$$ g(t) = \int_0^t K(s,t) f(s) ds$$
is that $K(s,t) \neq 0$. One can show existence of the ...