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### A family of words counted by the Catalan numbers

In recent work with Michael Albert and Nik Ruškuc, a family of words has arisen which is counted by the Catalan numbers. I've looked at Richard Stanley's Catalan exercises in EC2 a …
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### Field generated by the Fourier coefficients of a modular form

Let $f = \sum_n a_n q^n$ be a cuspidal newform of weight $k$ on $\Gamma_0(N)$ for some $N$. Let $K_f$ be the number field generated by the $a_q$ as $q$ runs over all primes. My q …
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### Canonical Modules

Is there a decent way to describe the canonical module of the ring $\frac{\mathbb{C}[x,y,z]}{x^2-yz}$? I am not necessarily looking for an explicit description of the canonical mod …
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### Recognizing etale covers on the level of function fields

Let $X$ be a connected, integral curve over a field $k$, and let $Y \rightarrow X$ be a finite etale cover. Corresponding to this cover there is a finite extension of function fiel …
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### Irreducible divisors containing an arbitrary closed set

Let $X$ be a normal complex projective variety, let $V$ be a closed subset of $X$ (possibly reducible), and let $I_V$ be its ideal sheaf (consider the reduced scheme structure for …
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### Approximating higher dimension step function

Let $s \in R^{n}$ (meaning $s$ is $n \times 1$ vector), where $n$ is the dimension of the vector. The ideal sliding term, $\nu$ is taken to be: \nu = \frac …
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### Hypersurfaces containing a general chain of lines

Let $X$ be a general chain of $d$ lines in $\mathbb P^n$, where $n \geq 3$. Let $I$ be the homogeneous ideal of polynomials vanishing on $X$. What is the Hilbert function P(k) = …
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### Eigenvalues of permutations of a real matrix: how complex can they be?

This is sort of complementary to this thread. I’ll repeat the definitions here: For a matrix $M\in GL(n,\mathbb R)$, consider the $n!$ matrices obtained by permutations of the rows …

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