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When are growth series rational?

For a finitely generated group $G$ with generating set $S$, one can define the word metric. Using this, we are able to define the sequence $\sigma(n)$ by $ \sigma(n) = |\mathcal{S}(e,n)| $, which is ...
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Result of Larsen and Lunts on rationality of power series with coefficients in a free abelian group

Let $G$ be a free abelian group (not necessarily finitely-generated) and $F$ be the fraction field of the group ring of $G$. Let $\Theta$ be the set of power series in $F[[t]]$ such that each nonzero ...
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Can I apply Lagrange inversion theorem? [closed]

I want to invert the equation $$\eta = g(x)\sqrt{1+g'(x)^2}$$ to get $x$ as a function of $\eta$. Assume $g(0)=0$, $g'(0)=0$ and $g'(x)>0$ for $x>0$ (Think $g(x) = x^p$ for $p\geq 2$ integer). ...
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Need explicit formula for reversion of a Chern-character-like series

On the first sight this looks like homotopy theory question but actually came from need to simplify some expressions related to the Rasch model from the Item Response Theory. Let $$ ...
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Is the positive part of an algebraic bilateral p-adic convergent power series algebraic?

Let $\mathbb{Z}_p \{ X\}$ and $\mathbb{Z}_p \{ X , X^{-1}\}$ be the henselizations of $\mathbb{Z}_p [X]$ and $\mathbb{Z}_p [ X , X^{-1}]$ with respect to the ideals $p\mathbb{Z}_p [X]$ and ...
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Growth comparision between an entire function and a related function

Let $p$ be a prime number, $\mathbb C_p$ be the completion of an algebraic closure of $\mathbb F_q\left(\left(\frac1T\right)\right)$ for the valution $v(x)=-\deg(x)$. Let $\sum_{n\ge0}a_nz^n$ be a ...
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Lower Bounds for the Roots of Polynomials

I'm interested in the "size" of the roots of a sequence of Taylor Polynomials of an entire function. For example, consider $\mathrm f(z) = \mathrm e^z$. The Taylor Polynomials, or $k$-jets, are ...
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Inverses of probability generating functions: positivity of derivatives

Let $\mathcal{G}$ be the set of probability generating functions of random variables taking positive integer values, considered as functions on $[0,1]$. So $G\in\mathcal{G}$ can be written ...
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When does the radius of convergence of the product of two $p$-adic power series increase?

Let $p$ be a prime number and denote by $R(f)$ the radius of convergence of a power series $f(x) \in \mathbb{C}_p[[x]]$, where $\mathbb{C}_p$ is the completion of the algebraic closure of ...
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Analytic continuation of the double sum $\sum_{n,m\ge0}x^ny^mt^{nm}$

Define function $f(x,y,t)$ as the analytic continuation of the series $$f(x,y,t)=\sum_{n,m\ge0}x^ny^mt^{nm}$$ This series definitely converges when all the arguments are small enough. I would like to ...
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Redundancy in transseries representation of functions?

"Transseries" are a kind of generalized power series that allow things like fractional exponents and exponentials (with another transseries as the exponent). I know very little about them but I have ...
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Is $k(\!(x,y)\!)$ a topological field?

More generally, let $(R,m)$ be a Noetherian local domain with fraction field $K$. The $m$-adic topology turns $R$ into a topological ring. When $R$ is a discrete valuation ring, this topology extends ...
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Orbits of some action of SL2 on Pontryagin dual of the field of formal Laurent series

Let $K=\mathbb{F}_2((t))$ be the field of formal Laurent series over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_2$. Now consider $K^3$ as an additive group and its dual group $\hat{K^3}$, which consists of all ...
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Inverse error function in Hardy space?

Let $\mathrm{erf}(x) := \frac{2}{\sqrt{\pi}} \int_{-\infty}^x \exp(-t^2) \, dt$ be the error function $\mathrm{erf}: \mathbb{R} \to (-1,1)$. It is monotonously increasing and therefore has an inverse ...
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Extraction of Coefficients in the Exponential Function of a Series

Question: Let $f(x) \in x\mathbb{C}[[x]]$. What is the (asymptotically) fastest algorithm for calculating the coefficient of $x^n$ in $e^{f(x)}$? Naive Solution 1: Using fast polynomial ...
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Hadamard Product of specific type of power series

I am consider the power series of the form $$F_n(t):=\frac{1}{\prod_{i=1}^n(1-t^i)}.$$ Given two power serires $A(t)=\sum_{i\ge 0}{a_it^i}$ and $B(t)=\sum_{i\ge0}{b_it^i}$, their Hadamard product is ...
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Positivity of coefficients of the inverse of a certain power series

Consider the unique formal power series $g(z)$ with $g(0)=0$ and $g'(0)=1$ satisfying the equation $$ g(z)-g(z)^8+g(z)^{15}=z, $$ that is the inverse of $$ z-z^8+z^{15} $$ in the group of formal ...
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When can one infer degrees of generators of a ring from its hilbert series

I know that for a noetherian ring, it's hilbert series can be written as $$HS(t)=\frac{P(t)}{\prod_{i=1}^d{(1-t^{d_i})}}$$ where $P(t)$ is polynomial, and there are $d$ generators of degrees ...
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When is the diagonal of a rational bivariate power series again rational

Given a rational bivariate power series $F(x,y)=\sum{a_{n,m}x^ny^m}$, the diagonal function $G(t):=\sum{a_{n,n}t^n}$ is known to be algebraic, although not rational in general. I was wondering if ...
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Frobenius method for multiple singular points

As we know, if the equation $$a(x)y''+b(x)y'+c(x)=0 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (1)$$ has a regular singular point at $x=x_0$ then we seek solution of the equation as $$y(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\beta_n ...
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Closed form for $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1+n+n^2+\cdots+n^a}$

I am looking at a certain sequence, and consequently I am wondering if anyone knows if there happens to exist a closed form solution for this sum: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1+n+n^2+\cdots+n^a}$$ ...
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Involutions on $[0,1]$ given by power series (related to probability generating functions)

Let $A$ be a function from $[0,1]$ to $[0,1]$. $A$ is an involution if $A(A(x))=x$ for all $x\in[0,1]$. Which involutions $A$ exist such that $A(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty a_k x^k$ with $a_0=1$ and ...
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Crossed homomorphisms between power series groups

Consider the group $\mathbb{C}[[z]]_1$ of the power series of the form $a_1 z + a_2 z^2 + \cdots$, with $a_1\neq 0$, under the operation of composition, and $\mathbb{C}[[z]]$ as a ...
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How do powers affect asymptotics in generating functions?

Let $a_n$ be a sequence of non-negative real numbers, and $A(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n \frac{x^n}{n!}$ its exponential generating function. Also, suppose $B(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} b_n ...
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Finding singularities from power series

I am sorry beforehand for the length of my post, but I thought I should give some details. I try to figure out where are the singularities of a rather complicated power series. This series comes from ...
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Formal Power series decomposition

Let $G$ be a linear algebraic group over $\mathbb C$ (say $SL_r$) consider a formal power series $$g(t)\in G(\mathbb C((t)))$$ My question is: Is it possible to decompose $g$ as $$g=ha$$ with $h\in ...
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Power series with matrix coefficients

Let $A(t)\in SL_r(\mathbb C((t)))$ be a formal power series with matrix coefficients, and let $B(t)\in SL_r(\mathbb C[t])$ and $C(t)\in SL_r(\mathbb C[[t]])$ such that : $$A(t)=B(1/t) \;( ...
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Conjectured equivalent conditions on certain power-series

Let $P(x)=1+a_1x+a_2x^2+a_3x^3+...$ be a series such that every $a_i$ is an integer, $a_1<0$, and $a_i\ge 0$ for every $i\ge 2$. Are the following statements equivalent ? $P(y)=0$ for some ...
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Is there a name for the operation that stretches out an invertible series by a factor of $m$?

The question is whether there is an established word for the transformation that starts with an invertible formal power series over a field $k$, $u(x)=xg(x)=x(1+a_1x+a_2x^2+\cdots)$ and delivers the ...
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Is this a rational function?

Is $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{z^n}{2^n-1} \in \mathbb{C}(z)\ ?$$ In a slightly different vein, given a sequence of real numbers $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^\infty$, what are some necessary and sufficient ...
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Radial limit does not exist almost everywhere

Problem 4 in Chapter 4 of Stein's book "Real Analysis" says $\sum_{n\geqslant 0}z^{2^n}$ doesn't have radial limit as $z$ approaches the unit circle from inside almost everywhere. It's fairly easy ...
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Discrete “difference” equations that involve changes in both shift and scale

A standard use of the Z-transform ($F(z) = \sum_n (f[n] \cdot z^{-n} )$) is to understand the effect of a difference equation on a signal. For instance: $y[n] = x[n] + y[n-1]$ $Y(z) = X(z) + Y(z) ...
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Mod 2 modular forms in levels 5 and 25--how to account for this Hecke isomorphism?

The space $P1$ of my earlier question 203755 "Two spaces attached to mod 2 level 9 modular forms...", is essentially the space of mod 2 level 3 modular forms. That such a space should appear inside ...
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Simplifying closed form for Meta Operator

I was consider the set of linear operators: $$O_{a,k} = \frac{f(ax^k) - f(x)}{ax^k - x} $$' Particularly I am looking for the closed forms of the eigenfunctions of this operator, that is the ...
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Local coordinates on (infinite dimensional) Lie groups, factorization of Riemann zeta functions

Given a (finite dimensional) Lie group $G$ (real $k=\mathbb{R}$ or complex $k=\mathbb{C}$) and its Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$, one can prove (a basis $B=(b_i)_{1\leq i\leq n}$ of $\mathfrak{g}$ being ...
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Two spaces attached to mod 2 level 9 modular forms--a conjectural Hecke isomorphism

MOTIVATION Nicolas and Serre have analyzed the structure of the space of mod $2$ modular forms of level $1$, viewed as a "Hecke-module". They show that for each $p>2$, the operator $T_p$ acting on ...
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Raising coefficients of a power series to some power

Suppose you are given a power series $P=\sum_{i=0}^\infty{a_nt^n}$. I am primarily concerned with those power series coming from rational functions of the form $$ ...
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A question about decomposing mod 2 modular forms of level p^2

Fix an odd prime $p$. Each $f \in \mathbb{Z}/2[[x]]$ can be written as $f_{+} + f_{-} + f_0$ where each exponent k of $x$ appearing in $f_{+}$ (resp. $f_{-}$, $f_0$) has Legendre symbol $(k/p)$ equal ...
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Identities for power series like $\sum_n z^{n^3}$

Probably, one of the first power series that every mathematician encounter is the geometric series $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty z^n = \frac1{1-z}, \quad z \in \mathbb{C},\; |z| < 1 .$$ Also, a particular ...
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Singularities of an analytic function over a non-archimedean field

What do we know about the types of singularities that a convergent power series over a non-archimedean field can have? More specifically: i) What types of essential singularities can occur? ii) Are ...
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Generating function for products of laguerre polynomials?

In a quantum physics context, I would like to evaluate $S=\sum_{n=0}^\infty z^n\cos(\pi L_n(x))$ for $z<1$. I found generating functions for squares of Laguerre polynomials but not for any higher ...
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How to prove this identity on double summation series?

I suspect the following identity is valid, but I can not prove it. I just calculate it numerically. ...
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Relative nonarchimedean disks and annuli

Let $A$ be a Huber (i.e. f-adic) ring, meaning a topological ring with an open subring $A_0$ which is adic and has finitely generated ideal of definition. Is there a good notion of closed disk of ...
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Which power series have bounded integral coefficients and have an inverse given by a series having bounded integral coefficients

Let $A=1+\sum_{n=1}^\infty \alpha_nx^n\in\mathbb Z[[x]]$ and $B=\frac{1}{A}=1+\sum_{n=1}^\infty\beta_n x^n$ two mutually inverse power series having bounded integral coefficients (ie. $\vert ...
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Find an integrable, positive, unbounded, analytic function

Is there a standard example of a function $f \in L^1( \mathbb R)$ which is analytic, positive, integrable but not bounded? An example which comes immediately to mind is to take the series of narrower ...
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The rigid-analytic open disk

Let $K$ be a local field and $D_K$ the open unit disk, considered as a rigid space or adic space over $K$. What is the algebra of analytic functions on $D_K$? Proposition 1.1 of this article describes ...
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Matching power series to infinity

As pointed out by Makoto, on this question about power series rings and the axiom of choice, an idea I had needed the axiom of dependent choice to work. However, the construction raises another ...
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properties of formal delta functions

The formal delta function is $\,\,\displaystyle\delta(x):=\sum_{n\in\mathbb Z}x^n. $ If we agree that expressions $(x+y)^n$ for $n\in\mathbb Z$ are always expanded in non-negative powers of the second ...
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Estimate of the sum Taylor's coefficients

Let $f(x) = \begin{cases}\ln\frac{x}{e^x-1}, \quad x > 0; \\ 0, \quad\qquad x=0; \\ \ln\frac{x}{e^x-1}, \quad x < 0. \end{cases}$ Power series in 0: $f(x) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n x^n = ...
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Is there any algorithm to decide whether a series with integral coefficiens is a algebraic function? [closed]

Given a series with integral coefficiens as following: $$F(x)=\sum_0^i a_i x^i,\text{where }a_i\in \mathbb{N}\bigcup 0 $$$$\text{and there is a computable function $\psi$ such that } \forall i ...