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Measures for the Eccentricity of General Strictly Convex Smooth Closed Manifolds of Genus 0

Question: Are there any measures for how much the shape of a strictly convex smooth closed manifold of genus 0 deviates from that of a hyper-sphere of equal dimension? In euclidean 2-space ...
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Has anything ever been done with the set $\{1,2,3,4,\ldots\}$ equipped with the operation $a \oplus b = a+b-1$?

Definition. $$\mathbb{J} = \{1,2,3,\ldots\}.$$ We can refer to the elements of $\mathbb{J}$ as "joiners." The product of joiners is inherited from $\mathbb{Z}$. The sum of joiners ...
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Who said “the naive counting numbers don't exhaust $\Bbb N$”?

In the context of Robinson's framework, or more precisely its reformulation by Ed Nelson, one of the practitioners in the field expressed the sentiment something like "the naive counting numbers don't ...
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Reference Request for Hilbert Schemes

I'm a physicist working on Fractional Quantum Hall effect. The mathematical subjects of study are symmetric, translational invariant, homogeneous polynomials on $\mathbb{C}$. Very early in my study I ...
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Basic question about polytope duals

The following must be well known. Is there a beginning or midlevel text where the answer is discussed? Thanks. Along with a polytope one has the notion of its dual which is officially defined via ...
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Intuition behind the Duistermaat-Guillemin version of Weyl's law

The theorem in question (see this paper), after a modification by Ivrii (see this paper) states the following: Let $(M, g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold of dimension $n \geq 2$. Assume that the ...
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Rational homology sphere that is not Seifert manifold

I wonder if there is an example of rational homology sphere that is not a Seifert manifold. If there is, how can one construct such a rational homology sphere from a surgery of a knot in $S^3$?
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Suggestion for books in Pertubation theory with an emphasis on the theory

As the title suggest I am looking for another good coverage of the theory of Pertubation theory. Currently I am working through Murodock's book: Pertubations: Theory and Methods. But I am rest assure ...
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Elementary congruences and L-functions

In a recent article, Emmanuel Lecouturier proves a generalization of the following surprising result: for a Mersenne prime $N = 2^p - 1 \ge 31$, the element $$ S = \prod_{k=1}^{\frac{N-1}2} k^k $$ ...
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Seeking more information regarding the “rigoidal category” of $\mathbb{N}$-graded sets

Definitions. By an $\mathbb{N}$-graded set, I mean a set $X$ together with a function $|\Box|_X:\mathbb{N} \leftarrow X,$ called the grading. These will simply be called graded sets hereafter. If ...
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Asymptotics for the number of abelian groups of order at most $x.$

The number of abelian groups of order $n$ (call it $a(n)$ is a studied subject (see http://oeis.org/A000688), but I can't seem to find any asymptotic results. Obviously, there is no asymptotic for ...
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Another interpretation of the $16$ dimensional Severi Vairety

I asked about an interpretation of this variety here. There is another one that could be easier. Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$. We denote the set of terns of $3\times ...
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Topological Derivation of Leray Spectral Sequence

I'm interested in computing - to the extent possible - the Leray spectral sequence for a particular map which is almost, but not quite, a fiber bundle (e.g. a Seifert fiber space). The hardest step ...
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Intuitive understanding of the mean curvature flow [on hold]

I am trying to develop some intuition into the properties of mean curvature flow of a surface in $\mathbb{R}^3$. As an example, I am trying to understand what happens to a surface of revolution $S = ...
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Finding topological properties under a metric on set of composition operators of L2 [on hold]

We define a new metric on all composition operators in $L^2$: $$ d‎‎_R (‎A‎,B)=‎ \sqrt{‎\Vert ‎P‎_{R(A)}‎‎- ‎‎‎‎‎‎P‎‎_{R(B)} \Vert^2+‎\Vert A‎‎-‎B\Vert^2 }‎. $$ Now we would li‎‎‎‎‎ke to find ...
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Looking for Severi varieties

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$, and let $\mathbb{O}$ be the Cayley algebra over $K$. Let $$ \mathfrak{J}_{3}=\{A\in\mathcal{M}_{3}(\mathbb{O}):A\text{ is Hermitian}\}, ...
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Sufficient conditions for $\sum_{n \ge 1} a_n e^{-(a_1+\cdots+a_n) s} \sim \frac{1}{s}$ as $s \to 0^+$

Let $(a_n)_{n \ge 1}$ be a sequence of non-negative real numbers such that $\sum_{n \ge 1} a_n = \infty$, and set $\lambda_n := a_1 + \cdots + a_n$ for each $n$. Then the (generalized Dirichlet) ...
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First proof of the integral representation of the hypergeometric function $F(a,b,c;\cdot)$

Assuming $\lvert x\lvert<1$ and $0<a<c$, the following formula holds true $$F(a,b,c;x)=\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty} \frac{(a)_n(b)_n}{(c)_n(1)_n} x^n=\frac{\Gamma ( c ...
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Has anyone seen these binary trees (Catalan-type related to the Gegenbauer polynomials and Motzkin paths)?

The OEIS entry A121448 enumerates binary trees with $n$ edges and $k$ vertices with outdegree 1. Has anyone seen these trees? The o.g.f. for this entry, $G(x,t)$, is essentially a discriminant ...
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Stochastic Pontryagin Principle with a final state constraint

I am searching for information about the Stochastic Pontryagin Principle with a final state constraint. Someone knows a paper or a book where this case is treated in depth?
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Twisted Hodge numbers in a family

It is well known (e.g. Voisin's book) that for a smooth family $\pi: \mathcal{X} \to B$ of smooth projective varieties (and projectively normal) over $\mathbb{C}$, the Hodge numbers $h^{p,q}(X_b)$ are ...
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Minimal Support Solutions of a Linear System (Dissertation)

For a given $n \times m$ matrix A with $m>>n$ and a given vector $\vec b \in \mathbb{F}^{n \times 1}$, and given that $A\vec{x}=\vec{b}$ for at least one $\vec{x} \in \mathbb{F}^{m \times ...
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Local product structure of determinantal variety

The variety $X_n$ of singular $n\times n$ real matrices is stratified by smooth strata $X_{n,k}$ where $k$ is the rank. Choose a rank $k$ matrix $A\in X_{n,k}$. Is there a local diffeomorphism sending ...
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to find topological properties under a metric on a set [closed]

we define a metric d on a set of composition operators on L2. I would like to find connected component and path connected component and other topological properties by d . Is there any book or paper ...
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About the limitation by size

This could be a big post, so I'll try to summarize my thoughts and divide them into several questions. When working in category theory, I used to choose the following definition. A category $C$ is ...
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Weighted global Holder property for Brownian motion paths

It is well-known that the Brownian motion (Wiener process) is almost sure locally $\alpha$-Holder for any $\alpha<1/2$. That is, with probability 1 $$ ...
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A reference about Grassmannian over finite fields

Suppose $Gr_k(k,n)$ the Grassmannian which classifies all the dimension $k+1$ sub-spaces of a dimension $n+1$ linear space over the field $k$. For the case over a finite field $\mathbb F_{q}$, we can ...
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Random links and $3$-manifolds

In Jeffrey Weeks book "The Shape of Space" he explaines at the end of Chapter 18 (on page 255) the following about the geometrization conjecture: A non-trivial connected sum $M_1\# M_2$ admits a ...
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Open Hamiltonian Gromov-Witten Invariants

Both open Gromov-Witten invariants and Hamiltonian Gromov-Witten invariants have been studied. I am interested in knowing whether anyone has considered open Hamiltonian Gromov-Witten invariants ...
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Brownian motion - probability of striking a sphere in $\mathbb{R}^n$ (a clarification)

This is primarily in reference to this question on MO. Serguei Popov's answer gives an explicit formula for the probability of a Brownian particle starting at the origin in $\mathbb{R}^n$ hitting the ...
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Flat + locally of finite presentation + monomorphism = open immersion

It is known that the following are equivalent for an epimorphism $A \to B$ in $\mathbf{CRing}$: Let $S$ be the set of elements $a \in A$ such that $A [a^{-1}] \to B [a^{-1}]$ is an isomorphism. Then ...
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research articles in topology/geometry [closed]

There is a saying "Do you read the masters?" I want to read some basic papers in Topology/geometry... I can not clearly state what is basic as of now... My back ground includes course in ...
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Perturbating the boundary of a helicoid

I prepare a long helix with many periods, so that I can obtain a helicoid with soap film, i.e. a minimal surface whose boundary is the helix. The helix is not perfect, it is unavoidable that some ...
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Markov Modulated Markov Chain

Consider a discrete time Markov chain $X_t$ on some finite state space $\mathcal{S}$ with transition matrix $P$. Now consider a process $Y_t$ also on $\mathcal{S}$, which conditioned on $X_{t}=s$ ...
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Least ordinal not embedded in a total order

If $(E,<)$ is a linear order, let $s(E,<)$ denote the least ordinal which doesn't embed in $(E,<)$. I am trying to prove the following: If $(M,+,.,0,1)$ is a model of open induction, (or ...
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Some questions on the nodal geometry of Dirac operators

Let me begin by quoting a well-known result of Christian Baer (see here). The result goes as follows: Theorem (Baer): Consider a connected $n$-dimensional Riemannian manifold with Dirac bundle $S$ ...
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If the natural density (relative to the primes) exists, then the Dirichlet density also exists, and the two are equal

On p. 76 of the 1996 edition of Serre's A Course in Arithmetic, one reads the following (inline) remark: One can prove that, if $A$ has natural density $k$, the analytic density of $A$ exists and ...
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A Künneth-Theorem version for relative singular cohomology

I'm not an expert in algebraic topology, but sometimes I need some results from this area, for example tools to determine singular cohomology groups of product spaces. The Künneth-Theorem which I ...
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A generalization of Rogers-Ramanujan identity

The generalized Rogers-Ramanujan identity has the following form $$\sum_{k_1\geq\cdots\geq k_r\geq 0}\frac{x^{k_1^2+\cdots +k_r^2+k_i+\cdots +k_r}}{(x)_{k_1-k_2}\cdots ...
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Reference request for an introduction to deformation theory in algebraic geometry

I'd like some introductory references for deformation theory in algebraic geometry. I'm interested in survey articles too but I primarily want references which give all the definitions and go through ...
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mod 5 partition identity proof

I am looking for a proof that: $$\prod_\limits{m=0}^\infty \dfrac{1}{(1-x^{5m+1})}=\sum_\limits{i=0}^\infty \dfrac{x^i}{\prod_\limits{j=1}^i (1-x^{5j})}$$ The left hand side expands into: ...
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A question about Borel sets on the unit interval

It is known that each non-decreasing continuous function $\phi$ induces a $\sigma$-additive measure $d\phi$ such that $\int_0^1 f(x) d\phi(x)$ exists for every bounded real-valued Baire function $f$. ...
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Algebraic Geometry needed for Kähler-Einstein metric

I am a Master's student interested in Differential Geometry / Geometric Analysis. Currently active research is going on in Kähler-Einstein / Extremal Kähler metric. I was wondering how much Algebraic ...
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Symplectic orthogonality and projective duality: how do they work together?

Let $(V,\omega)$ be a $2n$-dimensional linear symplectic space, and $(\mathbb{P}V,\theta_\omega)$ the corresponding $(2n-1)$-dimensional contact manifold. Given a smooth $(n-1)$-dimensional smooth ...
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Roadmap for the ideas expressed in Grothendieck's Esquisse d'un Programme

I would like to understand Grothendieck's Esquisse d'un Programme more. Are there any references that would help me, and are there modern works pursuing the same themes? At this point I am still ...
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Reference for generalized model categories [closed]

I would like to know some references for "Stanculescu's notion" of Generalized model category. Motivation The idea is find some works that use the notion and increase my knowledge about it. ...
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Distinguished triangle and short exact sequence [closed]

Forgive me for asking an elementary question. Given coherent sheaves $A$, $B$, $C$ and morphisms $B\xrightarrow{f} C\xrightarrow{g} A$ which give rise to the distinguished triangle $A[-1] \rightarrow ...
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Elementary prime-generating sequences

A student of mine keeps coming again and again and telling "I've found a formula $n\mapsto f(n)$ giving all primes" or sometimes "infinitely many primes", where $f$ is a classical function (I mean ...
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Understanding homotopy t-structure

The following question came up while reading Hoyois' From algebraic cobordism to motivic cohomology. Let $S$ be a Noetherian scheme of finite Krull dimension and let $SH(S)$ denote the homotopy ...
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In the proof of the existence of weak solutions to the NSE

In the proof of the existence of weak solutions to the NSE (Navier-Stokes Equations by Constantin and Foias, Chapter 8), the following argument is made: Let $u_m$ converges weakly to $u$ in ...