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### What conditions imply that a function over $\mathbb{Z}$ is a polynomial? [on hold]

How would one prove that a function is a polynomial? I can't seem to find anything about this on the internet. I would like to know if there are any unique properties that only polynomials can ...

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### About properties of polynomials with common interlacing

Say $\{a_1,a_2,..,a_n\}$ and $\{b_1,b_2,...,b_n\}$ be the real roots of two monic polynomials of degree $n$ which have a common interlacing. (say I have arranged the roots in increasing order)
Can ...

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### How can I keep the roots of f(x)^n+g(x)^m far away from the roots of f and g?

More specifically, suppose for example I have $h(x)=\sum_{i=1}^k (x-i)^{d_i}$. Can I get any handle on the roots of $h(x)$?
Can I somehow guarantee that the roots of $h(x)$ are not arbitrarily close ...

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### An S-lemma for polynomials of degree 4 in three variables

Might the following be true:
Let $p,q\in\mathbb{R}[x,y,z]$ be homogeneous polynomials, with $\deg(p)\leq 4$ and $\deg(q)= 2$. Suppose $q(x,y,z)>0$ for some $x,y,z\in\mathbb{R}$. Then the ...

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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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### How to prove this polynomial always has integer values at all integers?

Let $m$ be any positive integer.
$$
P_m(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{m}\sum_{j=0}^{m}{x+j\choose j}{x-1\choose j}{j\choose i}{m\choose i}{i\choose m-j}\frac{3}{(2i-1)(2j+1)(2m-2i-1)}.
$$
Question: $P_m(x)$ always ...

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### The significance of the Parvaresh-Vardy curve

Even though this seems like a computer science question, it is purely mathematical and concerns polynomials and curves over finite fields.
Consider the Parvaresh-Vardy list decoder.
As I understand ...

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### Quintic Equation [closed]

Can we solve the following polynomial quintic equation by radicals
x^5 + x^4 = 1
I found one real root which is algebraic solution (no approximation method ...

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### Motzkin polynomials and enumeration of chord diagrams

On page 12 of the paper Enumeration of chord diagrams on many intervals and their non-orientable analogs" by Alexeev, Andersen, Penner, and Zograf is a list of polynomials which are a refinement of ...

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### About the prime divisors of values of polynomials

Let $P(x)$ be a polynomial having integer coefficients (and degree $\geq 3$), and let $p_1<p_2<\dots$ be the prime divisors occurring in the set of values $\{P(n):\ n\in\mathbb{Z}\}$.
Is it ...

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### counting complex roots which are root of unity times a real number

Let $p(x)$ be a monic polynomial over the integers. I want to count the number of roots which have the form $\zeta \cdot r$ where $\zeta$ is a root of unity and $r$ is a real number.
To count the ...

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### How to realize any non-crossing matching as $\mathrm{Re}[p(z)]=0$

Asymptotically any polynomial is $p(z) = z^n + O(z^{n-1})$. Therefore $\mathrm{Re}[p(z)]= r^n \cos(2\pi i \theta)$ which vanishes at $\theta = \frac{(k+ \frac{1}{2})\pi}{n}$. Those $2n$ line ...

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### Proving an inequality involving integer polynomial [migrated]

So we've got an integer polynomial $P$, and all we know about it is that $P(1) = 1$, $P(2) = 2$, and also $P(100) = -k$, where $k \in \mathbb{Z},\, k \geqslant 0$ - some unknown constant, which will ...

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### Given 2 bounded power series, whether one can be written as a compound power series of the other one?

Let $S(x) = \sum\limits_{i = 0}^\infty {{a_i}{x^i}} ,F(x) = \sum\limits_{i = 0}^\infty {{b_i}{x^i}} $ be two real bounded power series for all positive real $x$, and we assume:
$S(x),F(x) \in ...

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### Orthogonal polynomial under linear transformation

Let $M_n(x) = x^n$ be the standard monomials. The binomial formula allows one to expand $M_n(ax+b)$ as a linear combination of $M_k(x)$, for $k \leq n$, giving
$$
M_n(ax+b) = (ax+b)^n = \sum_{k=0}^n ...

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### An additive question on polynomials

Consider $S\cup T=\{0,1\}^n$ where $S\cap T=\emptyset$.
Consider real multilinear (only monomials of form $x_ix_jx_k$) polynomials $P,Q$ such that:
$$Q(S)=0\quad Q(T)\neq0\quad P(S)\neq0\quad ...

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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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### Can one estimate the distribution of eigenvalues of a matrix by its Cauchy/Stieltje transform?

Given a real symmetric $n$ dimensional matrix $A$, with eigenvalues $\lambda_i$ I am defining its Cauchy transform as the function, $f_A(z) = \sum_i \frac{1}{z-\lambda_i}\,$
Is there any information ...

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### Best polygonal approximation to a polynomial $\pm$ c

Let a planar region $R$ be defined
by the vertical range bounded by
a polynomial $f(x) \pm c$ with $c>0$ a constant,
and with $x$ varying between the smallest and largest
roots of $f(x)$.
For ...

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### Chebyshev Polynomials

Given
$$-\frac{1}2<a<\alpha<0<\beta<b<+\frac{1}2$$
$$+\frac{1}2<c<\gamma<1<\delta<d<+\frac{3}2$$
I want to find a polynomial $f(x)\in\Bbb R[x]$ such that ...

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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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### When is $f(x^d)$ irreducible?

Let $f(x)$ be an irreducible polynomial of degree $n$ over a finite field $\mathbb F_p$. What can we say about $f(x^d)$? When is it irreducible ?

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### The space of polynomials with all real roots

The question stems from an attempt to answer a question of David Speyer. Let $R \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be the space of coefficients of all polynomials of degree $n$ whose all roots are real, i.e.
$R ...

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### Theorems proved using combinatorial nullstellensatz that have no other known proof

Alon's (or Alon and Tarsi's?) combinatorial nullstellensatz is a powerful algebraic tool with many applications in combinatorics and number theory. See this, this, this and this mathoverflow question. ...

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### Find all possible rational pairs of a parametric sextic and all cases where it is reducible for either parameter

Find all possible rational solutions pairs $(z,a)$ of the equation
$a^6 + a^4 (-18368 + 9184 z - 2912 z^2) + a^2 (61702144 - 61702144 z + 36814848 z^2 - 10694656 z^3 + 1748992 z^4) - z^2 ...

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### The sum of squared logarithms conjecture

I am searching for the first proof of (or counterexample to) the following conjecture.
(The sum of squared logarithms conjecture)
For all natural numbers $n$ and positive numbers $x_1,x_2, \ldots , ...

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### Finding a path through real rooted polynomials

This is a lemma I wanted in order to solve Patrizio Neff's conjecture. It turned out to be the wrong way to think about it, but I am still curious if it is true.
Let $z^n+a_{n-1} z^{n-1} + \cdots + ...

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### When can two Cauchy transforms intersect?

Given two polynomials $p$ and $q$ over reals and being guaranteed that both have all roots real I want to know if there is any characterization of the solutions of the equation $\frac{p'}{p} = ...

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### Multivariable polynomial interpolation via evaluations from entrywise powers of a point

I am interested in multivariate polynomial interpolation. Within computational complexity theory, I use it to create efficient reductions between counting problems. In the univariate case, there is ...

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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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### Analog of Euler's factoring technique

Is there an analog of Euler's Two Squares factoring theorem over polynomial rings $\Bbb Z[x]$ by considering a version for non-negative polynomials?
Euler's two squares factoring states that numbers ...

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### On Polynomials dividing Exponentials

EDIT, May 2015: in the second edition of the relevant book, the question was corrected, a single number had been mis-typed. The corrected question (thanks to Max) is to find all positive integer pairs ...

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### Given a multivariate polynomial with even degree, can we find its tightest convex polynomial 'envelop'?

To be specific, given a multivariate polynomial function $f: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ with even degree $2d$, can we construct a convex polynomial function $g$, such that:
$\forall ...

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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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### Cycling through the Zeta Garden: Zeta functions for graphs, cycle index polynomials, and determinants

Zeta functions abound in mathematics. Audrey Terras describes in Zeta Functions and Chaos three zeta functions--the zeta fct. of a projective non-singular algebraic variety; the Artin-Mazur zeta ...

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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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### $S_k(x+y)-S_k(x)-S_k(y)$ 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How to recognise that the polynomial method might work

A couple of days ago I was at a nice seminar given by Christian Reiher, during which he told us about a short proof of the following special case of a theorem of Olson.
Theorem. Let ...

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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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### Bounds on degree from bounds on derivatives

Let $f(x)\in \Bbb R[x]$ and $r(x)\in\Bbb R(x)$. Supposing we have information about the values taken by $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ in certain intervals and also can bound their derivatives in these intervals, ...

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### Find a polynomial not in any ideal generated by polynomials of total degree $o(n)$

Is there an explicit nontrivial (= not a constant) polynomial $p \in \mathbb{C}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ such that, for any ideal $I \not= \mathbb{C}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$ generated by $f_1, f_2, \ldots, f_m$ ...

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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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### 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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### Gauss--Lucas type theorem for tracts and higher derivatives of a polynomial

The Gauss--Lucas Theorem states that all zeros of a degree $n$ complex polynomial $p(z)$ are contained in the convex hull of the zeros of $p$. By iteration, this implies that the zeros of ...