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A constrained positive polynomial

Is there an example of a polynomial $Q(x)\in\Bbb Z_{\geq0}[x]$ with $Q(0)=1$ so that $Q(x)=Q_m(x)Q_+(x)$ where $$Q_+(x)\in\Bbb Z_{\geq0}[x]$$ $$Q_m(x)\in\Bbb Z[x]\mbox{ so that }Q_m(x)\mbox{ has at ...
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Continuous map from connected subset of R^n to one of the real zero of an odd degree polynomial whose coefficients are polynoms of the variables

Let take a real multivariate polynomial $P(x_1, \ldots, x_n, y)$ such as the degree of P relatively to the variable $y$ is odd. Thus, for each $X = x_1,\ldots,x_n \in\mathbb{R}^n$, the univariate ...
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Splines linearly independent

Let $N_1:=\chi_{[0,1]}$ be defined as this characteristic function and $N_n:=N_{n-1}*N_1$ then this leads to polynomials with support $[0,n]$. These splines are well-studied click for wikipedia My ...
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Macaulay's example of prime ideals in $\mathbb C[X_1,X_2,X_3]$ having large number of generators

There is a famous example of Macaulay which shows that there are prime ideals of height two in $\mathbb C[X_1,X_2,X_3]$ having at least $l$ generators for any $l\ge 3$. In Macaulay's words, the ...
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Vandermond Invers using Lagrange [closed]

Really have no clue how to begin this task... A function in MATLAB that computes the inverse of a Vandermond Matrix using Lagrange fundamental Polynomial properties ?
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Must a multivariate polynomial be zero subject to constraint on the values of all pairs of distinct variables at solutions?

I suppose this is both easy and false. Let $f \in \mathbb{F}_2[x_1, \ldots x_n]$. Suppose in all solutions of $f(x_1, \ldots x_n)=0$ all pairs of variables $(x_i,x_j),i \ne j$ can take all possible ...
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Dimension of a certain subspace of univariate polynomials

Let $\mathbb{F}$ be an arbitrary field. For a polynomial $f\in\mathbb{F}[x]$, we use $Z(f)$ to denote set of roots of $f$ in $\mathbb{F}$. Let $S$ and $T$ be sets of elements of $\mathbb{F}$ of size ...
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Composition of rational functions

Given a rational function $R\in\Bbb R(x_1,\dots,x_n)$ with multilinear numerator and denominator, is there always a rational function $G\in\Bbb R(x)$ such that $G\circ R\in\Bbb R[x_1,\dots,x_n]$, ...
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What are the general zonal spherical functions for ${\rm SO}(n)/{\rm SO}(n-1)$?

The zonal spherical functions [1] on the sphere $(G={\rm SO}(n)$, $K={\rm SO}(n-1))$ are the Gegenbauer or ultraspherical polynomials if one considers the irreducible representations of ${\rm SO}(n)$ ...
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A multivariate polynomial question

Split $\{0,1\}^n$ into $S_0[n],S_1[n]$ with $S_0[n]\cup S_1[n]=\{0,1\}^n$ while $S_0[n]\cap S_1[n]=\emptyset$. For every $n$, let $f(x_1,\dots,x_n),g(x_1,\dots,x_n)\in\Bbb R[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ be ...
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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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cup-length of the first Chern class of complex grassmannian

Let $G_2(\mathbb{C}^{n+1})$ be the complex grassmannian. Then the cohomology ring $H^*(G_2(\mathbb{C}^{n+1});\mathbb{C})=\mathbb{C}[c_1,c_2]/(f_n,f_{n+1})$, where ...
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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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a problem about ideals of polynomial rings

Let $\{f_n\}_{n=1}^\infty\in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ be a sequence of polynomials given by the following expressions $$ f_n(x,y)=\sum_{i=0}^{[\dfrac{n}{2}]}(-1)^{n-i}{{n-i}\choose i}x^{n-2i}y^i. $$ Let ...
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Positive roots of a polynomial

Let $a_i>0$, $i=1,\dots,n$, and put $\overline{a}:=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n a_i$. Assuming not all $a_i$'s are equal, take $$ p(x):=\sum_{i=1}^n a_i (a_i-\overline{a})\prod_{k=1,\dots,n\;k\neq i} ...
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A multivariable polynomial degree question

Given $\mathsf{F,G}\in\Bbb R[x_1,\dots,x_n]$, minimum multivariate polynomials of least total degree $\mathsf{degF}$, $\mathsf{degG}$ such that, given unequal $a,b\in\Bbb R$, $$\mathsf{F(p)}=a, ...
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Computing minimal polynomials using LLL

I would like to use the Lenstra–Lenstra–Lovász lattice basis reduction algorithm (LLL algorithm) to compute the minimal polynomial of a (real) algebraic number $\alpha$ from a decimal approximation ...
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Irreducibles in polynomial rings

Let R be a reduced ring with characteristic zero which is not an integral domain. Is "x" necessarily non irreducible in R[x]?
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Smallest degree of approximating polynomial

Let $\{0,1\}^n=S_0\cup S_1$ withh $S_0\cap S_1=\emptyset$. Let $\epsilon\in[\frac{1}2,1)$. Let $f:\Bbb R^n\rightarrow\Bbb R$ be a polynomial such that $$f(S_0)=0,\mbox{ ...
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compute standard basis in local rings

Let$>'$ be the order in $k[t,x_1,\cdots,x_n]$ as follows: Each semigroup order > on monomial in the $x_i$ extends to a semigroup order >' on monomial in $t,x_1,\cdots,x_n$ in the following way. We ...
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Factoring a polynomial in a specific manner

Let $f(x,y,z) = ax^d + b y^k z^{d-k} + c$, where $a,b,c \in \mathbb{C}$ and $abc \ne 0$, and $d \geq 3$. Let $d'$ denote the smallest non-negative integer $l$ such that there does not exist a positive ...
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Generalization of Schur polynomials

I am making a list of generalizations of Schur polynomials and other closely related polynomials that appear in representation theory. My motivation is to eventually make a nice poster of ...
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ideals of polynomial ring with complex number coefficients

Let $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ be the polynomial ring with variables $x,y$ and coefficient in $\mathbb{C}$. Let $f,g\in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$. Let $(f,g)$ be the ideal of $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ generated by $f,g$. ...
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Random Diophantine polynomials: Percent solvable?

Suppose one generates a random polynomial of degree $d$ with integer coefficients uniformly distributed within $[-c_\max,c_\max]$. For example, for $d=8$, $|c_\max|=100$, here is one random ...
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Multivariable function analysis

Sorry if the terms I'm going to use is not professional enough:) This is about the complexity analysis of an algorithm. Let $\alpha$ be the greatest real root of the polynomial ...
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ideals of polynomial ring of two variables generated by two elements

Let $f,g$ be two polynomials in $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$, given by $$ f(x,y)=x^4-3xy+y^2,$$ $$ g(x,y)=x^5-4xy+3xy^2.$$ Let $I=(f,g)$ be the ideal in $\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ generated by $f$ and $g$. Is ...
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Unbounded polynomials [migrated]

Let $p(x)$ be a polynomial of degree $d$ on $R^n$, and let $\tilde{p}(x)$ be the homogeneous components with degree $d$, then how do we prove that: if $\tilde{p}(x)$ is unbounded below, then $p(x)$ ...
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Common roots of polynomial and its derivative

Suppose $f$ is a uni-variate polynomial of degree at most $2k-1$ for some integer $k\geq1$. Let $f^{(m)}$ denote the $m$-th derivative of $f$. If $f$ and $f^{(m)}$ have $k$ distinct common roots ...
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local bernstein type inequality for multivariate polynomials

Let's say $p(x_1,...,x_n)$ is an n-variate degree d homogenous polynomial. Assume $U \subset S^{n-1}$ and $ vol(U) > 0 $ is there any Bernstein type inequality saying $$ \max_{x \in U , y \in ...
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Polynomial approximation on affine varieties [migrated]

Let $V,W \subseteq \mathbb{A}^n$ be two affine varieties over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero and let $a,b\in k$. Q: Can we find a polynomial $f \in k[X_1,...,X_n]$ such ...
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Total degree of a polynomial

Let $\mathsf{F,G}\in\Bbb R[x_1,\dots,x_n]$ be minimum multivariate polynomials of least total degree $\mathsf{degF}$, $\mathsf{degG}$ such that, given unequal $a,b\in\Bbb R$, $$\mathsf{F(p)}=a, ...
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Ideals generated by two elements in the polynomial ring of two variables over a field

Let $k$ be a field. For example, $k=\mathbb{Q}$ or $\mathbb{Z}/p$, $p$ prime. Let $k[x,y]$ be the polynomial ring. Let $f,g\in k[x,y]$. Let the ideal $I=(f,g)$ be the ideal of $k[x,y]$ ...
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Examples of polynomials $x_1(t), x_2(t)$ such that $(x_1(t))^4 + (x_2(t))^4$ has a double root

Are there examples of polynomials $x_1(t), x_2(t) \in \mathbb{Q}[t]$ of equal degree at least one, with $\gcd(x_1(t), x_2(t)) = 1$, such that the sum $(x_1(t))^4 + (x_2(t))^4$ is divisible by the ...
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$S_k(x+y)-S_k(x)-S_k(y)$ where $S_k$ is symmetric polynomial

Let $S_k$ be the $k$-th elementary symmetric polynomial of $n$ variables. How can I rewrite $$S_k(x+y)-S_k(x)-S_k(y)$$ by just using $x,y,S_1,S_2,\cdots S_{k-1}$ where $x=(x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n)$ and ...
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How to handle a polynomial whose roots exhibit obvious symmetry

I've got a sequence of polynomials, and for each of them the roots obviously follow a definite pattern. Here are the roots of the 34th one All others have their roots arranged in a similar ...
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Zeros of Polynomial with decreasing coefficients [closed]

If $n_1<n_2<n_3\cdots<n_m$ are positive integers. Does the polynomial $a_0+a_1z^{n_1}+a_2z^{n_2}+\cdots+a_mz^{n_m}$ satisfying $$ 0<a_0\leq a_1\leq \cdots\leq a_m $$ has all its zeros ...
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Proof that image of a polynomial map is a cone

Consider the nonlinear mapping $\phi: \mathbb R^{2 \times 2} \to \mathbb R^3$ given by $X \mapsto \begin{pmatrix} x_{11} x_{21} \\ x_{11} x_{22} + x_{21} x_{12} \\ x_{12}x_{22} \end{pmatrix}$. I ...
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Integrating a barycentric monomial over a simplex

Are there standard formulas for the integral over a simplex of a monomial in the barycentric coordinates? Can someone supply a reference? I think I have seen such formulas, but I am unable to find ...
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Generalization of proposition of Granville related to abc conjecture

Related to this question. For polynomial $f$, let $rad(f)$ denote the radical of $f$, the product of irreducible factors. Suppose that $G(x,y) \in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ is homogeneous without any ...
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Counterexample to Proposition of Granville related to abc conjecture

Looks like there is counterexample to Proposition related to abc conjecture. Confusion is likely. From RATIONAL AND INTEGRAL POINTS ON QUADRATIC TWISTS OF A GIVEN HYPERELLIPTIC CURVE, Andrew ...
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Small polynomial roots modulo prime powers

Let $f(x) \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ have no rational roots, $n>1,q=p^n$ for prime $p$. Let $r$ be the smallest root of $f(x)=0$ modulo $q$. Smallest mean smallest absolute value when lifted to the ...
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Polynomial generated with primitive element modulo p

This question is equivalent to the question "Normal basis in cyclotomic number fields" that I asked recently. I am posing this question because maybe in this format somebody can have an answer: Let ...
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Algorithm for fast factorization of polynomial over $\mathbb Z$ or over $\mathbb F_p$

I want to fast decompose polynomial over ring of integers (original polynomial has integer coefficients and all of factors have integer coefficients) and also over ring of integers modulo prime ...
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Find all possible rational values of a parametric quartic such that it is reducible

Description: Given the following parametric quartic polynomial $y^4 - 28 z y^3 - 14 (656 - 328 z + 83 z^2) y^2 + 
4 z (-20464 + 10232 z + 3409 z^2) y + 
91 (62208 - 62208 z + 41504 z^2 - 12976 z^3 ...
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Moment problem for discrete distributions

Let $x_1, \dots, x_N \in \mathbb R$ and consider the discrete distribution $\mu := \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i=1}^N \delta_{x_i}$, where $\delta_x$ denotes the Dirac measure, i.e. for any measurable set $B ...
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Represent matrix immanants using Schur functions

For each irreducible character $\chi^\lambda$ of the symmetric group $S_n$, the immanant of an $n\times n$ square matrix $A$ is defined as \begin{equation*} d_\lambda(A) := \sum_{\sigma \in S_n} ...
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Real Zeros - tail estimate

Given a random polynomial with Gaussian coefficients, the Kac-Rice formula tells us what the expected number of real zeros is (for more on this, see the excellent paper of Edelman and Kostlan in the ...
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Prove or disprove an inequality concerning zeros of a polynomial

If a polynomial $p(z)$ of degree $n$ with zeros $z_1,z_2,\cdots,z_n$ assumes maximum at $w$ on $|z|=1.$ Prove or disprove that the Harmonic mean of $|z_k-w|,$ $k=1,2,\cdots,n$ is greater or equal to ...
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If a polynomial $p(z)$ omits a value, then $p(z)-\dfrac{(1-e^{i\psi})}{n}zp^{\prime}(z)$ also omits that value

Suppose that a polynomial $p(z)$ of degree $n$ does not assume the value $w$ for $|z|<1$, that is $p(z)\neq w$ for $|z|<1.$ Show that $p(z)-\dfrac{(1-e^{i\psi})}{n}zp^{\prime}(z)\neq w$ for ...
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Root criterion for polynomial over number fields

It's well known that if $\alpha $ is a rational root to an integer coefficient polynomial, then its denominator divides the leading coefficient and its numerator divides the constant term. I'm asking ...