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Jackiw-Pi identity

In their paper http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.42.3500 (Classical and quantal nonrelativistic Chern-Simons theory) Jackiw and Pi introduced an unusual identity involving ...
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Is the span of those vectors dense in $\ell_2$?

For all $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $\alpha \in \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}^n$ let $x^\alpha=x_1^{\alpha_1} \cdots x_n^{\alpha_n}$. Let $$\ell^2=\{z=(z_\alpha)_{\alpha \in \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}^n}:\, z_{\alpha} ...
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Reference request on operator matrices [closed]

I'm looking for a reference on linear, bounded, self-adjoint operators defined on the product space, $T:E\times F\to E\times F$ such that $$Tx = \begin{pmatrix}A & B \\ C & D ...
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Prove that the Dirichlet eta function is monotonic

Let us consider $\eta(p):= \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n^p}$ for $p>0$. Has anyone come along with an elementary proof that $\eta(x)$ is monotonically increasing on this set? By ...
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Ham sandwich theorem for discrete measures - reference request

A discrete version of the ham sandwich theorem states as follows (see for instance "Common Hyperplane Medians for Random Vectors" - Hill): For every $\mu_1,...,\mu_n$ discrete (i.e., purely atomic) ...
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Category of modules over commutative monoid in symmetric monoidal category

Let $\left(\cal{C},\otimes ,I\right)$ be a symmetric monoidal category (not necessarily closed) and $A$ a commutative monoid in $\cal{C}$. In his DAG III (page 95), Lurie writes: In many cases, ...
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construction of four dimensional regular convex polytopes

Could anybody give me a reference book about the explicit construction of the 6 regular four dimensional convex polytopes. I cannot easily find Schläfli's original paper so I am looking for a modern ...
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Distribution of a random walk on a directed line

Is there a closed formula for the distribution of $x_t$ in the following random process, describing a random walk on a directed line? $x_0 = n$ $x_t$ is a uniformly random integer between 1 and ...
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Searching for surprising equation connecting distant mathematical fields [closed]

I hope this is not too off topic on this site, if so i excuse myself. Some time ago i read an article about important equations (as most lists feature prominent unequations) in math and the unsolved ...
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Reference on representations of knot groups

Recently, I was studying the knot group and I want to learn some more material about it (e.g. its representations). "Knots" by Burde and Zieschang discusses some material but it is not entirely ...
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Higher coherent multiplicative structures on S-algebras

In their book, Elmendorf, Kriz, May and Mandell describe a useful category of spectra, called S-modules, where S is the sphere spectrum. Ring objects in this category can be identified with spectra ...
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Harish-Chandra isomorphism for compact symmetric spaces

I would be interested to have an explicit description of the algebra of invariant differential operators on functions on a compact symmetric space $G/K$. A reference would be especially useful. ...
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Any reason to believe that $NP \neq P$ is unprovable in ZFC

We know $NP \neq P$ from a lot of point of view like empirical reason,or theoretical reasons such as finite model theory or descriptive complexity.Although we find so many reasons to believe $NP \neq ...
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Ext Quivers and their applications to Representation Theory

I am looking for references that provide an overview of the following two topics (it can be multiple references if necessary): How to compute the Ext-quiver of a (locally finite or finite) ...
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Looking for a reference for a paper by Mordell

On page 384 of the book "Number Theory:Volume 1:tools and Diophantine Equations" by Henri Cohen there is reference to the fact that: "It has been proved by Schinzel, Mordell nd successors that such an ...
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multiplicity of automorphic representation of unitary similitude group

Let $G$ be a unitary similitude group over $\mathbb{Q}$ (as in the book of Harris-Taylor), $\pi$ an irreducible automorphic representation of $G(\mathbb{A})$. I'm looking for some results on its ...
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Jordan-Holder vs Harder-Narasimhan

Let $M$ be a module over an algebra or a group. I am interested the following decreasing filtration: $F^0M=M$; $F^iM$ is the smallest sub-module of $F^{i-1}M$ such that the quotient is ...
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The number of representations of the positive integer $n$ as $a^{2}+b^{2}+p^{2}c^{2}$

Let $n$ be a positive integer and $p$ a prime number. I know that there are formulas by which one can compute the number of representations of $n$ as the sum of two or three squares etc. I would to ...
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Reference request for proof of Brodskii-Milman theorem “On the center of a convex set”

Can anyone help me to access the paper: M.S Brodskii and D.P Milman, "On the center of a convex set", Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 59 (1948) 837–840 in Russian? or to prove the theorem: If $K$ is a ...
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Motivating mathematics(particularly algebraic number theory) through historical problems [closed]

Most mathematical textbooks start a subject by going backwards, historically. They will define the terms that were invented to solve a problem in their polished form and then use these definitions and ...
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The maximum of the preimage of [1,x] through Euler's totient function

A friend of mine and I have shown the following: "For each $x \geq 1$ let $m := m(x)$ be the greatest positive integer such that $\varphi(m) \leq x$, where $\varphi$ is the Euler's totient function. ...
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Gauge-theoretic formulation of Maxwell equations [duplicate]

Does any one know how to write the Maxwell equations as an equation on a principal $U(1)$-bundle? In Freed & Uhlenbeck's Instantons and Four manifolds, the authors claim that the Maxwell ...
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A reference for a property for the Hausdorff distance

Consider the following property of the Hausdorff distance in $\mathbb R^n$. Let $\Omega_n \supset \Omega_{n+1} \supset ...$ a sequence of open, convex and bounded sets with ...
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Reference request: seminal paper on the Blumenthal-Getoor index

Numerous papers are referring to the following one R. M. Blumenthal and R. K. Getoor, Sample functions of stochastic processes with stationary independent increments, J. Math. Mech. 10 (1961), ...
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Nearby matrices have nearby leading eigenvectors?

Suppose I have a symmetric positive semidefinite matrix $A$ with leading eigenvalue $1$ of multiplicity $1$ and remaining eigenvalues $\leq\epsilon$. I am told that another symmetric positive ...
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Finding loops and double edges ASAP in configuration model random graph

A common approach (at least in theory) to generating a random $n$ vertex graph uniformly subject to having a given (feasible) degree sequence $(d_i)_{i = 1}^n$ is to use the configuration model, i.e. ...
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Problems Solvable/Decidable by Counting Shortest Paths in Graphs

This questions is based on a dispute, whether it would be possible to calculate 'nice' routes in Manhattan, if the road network is assumed to be a rectangular grid and, that 'nice' means that there is ...
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Different approaches to forcing

There are many different approaches to the forcing method, and I am looking for all known such approaches. So my question is: Question 1. Which different approaches to set theoretic forcing are ...
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Applications of list decoding

This is citation from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_decoding: Algorithms developed for list decoding of several interesting code families have found interesting applications in computational ...
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“Economic” CW-structure for Eilenberg-MacLane spaces?

The only really "economic" cell structures for $K(\pi,n)$'s that I know is the one with a single cell in each dimension for $K(\mathbb Z/n\mathbb Z,1)$ and the one with a single cell in each even ...
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Construction of generalized Eilenberg-MacLane spaces

The Eilenberg-MacLane spaces $K(G,q)$ are readily generalized to study cohomology with local coefficients.The generalized Eilenberg-MacLane space $K_{\pi}(G,q)$ are spaces with only two nnvanishing ...
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Circumscribing simplex to convex body?

Q. Does every (perhaps smooth) compact convex body $K$ in $\mathbb{R}^d$ admit a circumscribing simplex, each facet of which touches (shares a point with) $K$? How about a circumscribing ...
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Flat Connections on the Cotangent Complex

I'm trying to find a reference which defines and discusses some properties of connections and flat connections on the cotangent complex in a homotopical setting. That is to say, a connection or flat ...
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Reference question: Brownian motion and surface area

I am doing research on the hitting probability of various sets (eg. 3D convex) and specifically how changes in perimeter/surface area change the hitting probability. By hitting probability I mean ...
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Moments of the trace of orthogonal matrices

Let $O_n$ be the (real) orthogonal group of $n$ by $n$ matrices. I am interested in the following sequence which showed up in a calculation I was doing $$a_k = \int_{O_n} (\text{Tr } X)^k dX$$ where ...
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What is Rosati Form

I was reading a paper and they mentioned the Rosati form. Particularly, what they said was: Let $A$ be an abelian surface defined over $k$ such that $ST_A^0$ (the connected component of the Sato-Tate ...
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How well is the classification of low-dimensional semisimple Hopf superalgebras (or braided Hopf algebras) understood?

As far as I know, low-dimensional semisimple Hopf algebras are classified (along with non-semisimple ones) up to dimension 60, with the first example of a semisimple Hopf algebra not coming from a ...
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Feynman integrals in algebraic geometry [closed]

In quantum field theory, multi-loop Feynman integrals are basic ingredients of calculating high order corrections. Recently, I have come across the paper A Feynman integral via higher normal ...
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reference for Levelt-Turritin

Can anybody recommend a good reference to learn the Level-Turritin decomposition theorem of formal connections? An intuitive description of what it says would also be very appreciated.
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Is each rationally chain connected surface rational?

Consider a 2-dimensional smooth projective algebraic surface S over complex numbers. Could you recommend any exact references to the proofs of the following assertions (of course, if they are true): ...
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Silver's unpublished work on reverse Easton iteration

Silver was the first person who used the method of reverse Easton iterations in connection with large cardinals, and used it to force the failure of $GCH$ at some measurable cardinal. At most papers ...
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Does this property of a first-order structure imply categoricity?

Let $\mathfrak{A}$ be a first-order structure over a relational language and let $\kappa$ be an infinite cardinal. Lets say that $\mathfrak{A}$ has the $\kappa$-property if for every structure ...
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Repeatedly changing queue behavior

I'm not sure if this question is suited to MO. I will happily delete if not. Situation Consider a general queueing system $\mathscr{S}$, whose customer arrival times are independent, and whose ...
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Geometric meaning of the black hole horizon

It is widely accepted that the singularity of the Schwarzschild metric at the event horizon is purely an artifact of the coordinates and no physical singularity exists at the horizon. However, as ...
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In a Simplicial group the Degenerate elements don't intersect the kernel of the face maps.

Let $G_{\bullet}$ be a simplical group. I denote by $D_n \subset G_n$ the subgroup generated by all the degeneracy maps $s_i:G_{n-1} \to G_n$. I also denote $$M_n = \bigcap_{i>0} \mathrm{Ker} d_i ...
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The topology of the classifying space of U(n)

In $\textit{Atiyah and Bott: The Yang-Mills equations over riemann surfaces}$, there is a sentence about the topology of BU(n) (i.e. the classifying space of U(n)): Here $K(\mathbb{Z},n)$ means the ...
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Aspheric functors and Grothendieck fibrations

Following Grothendieck, let us say that a category is aspheric if its nerve is weakly contractible and a functor $u : \mathcal{A} \to \mathcal{B}$ is aspheric if for every object $b$ in $\mathcal{B}$, ...
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Optimal lower bounds for the sum of digits in base $b$

Let $b \geq 2$ be an integer and let $s_b(n)$ be the sum of the digits of the base-$b$ representation of the nonnegative integer $n$ (e.g., $s_{10}(726)=7+2+6$). From the weak law of large numbers, it ...
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Exactness of the relative de Rham complex restricted to subschemes

I think that the statement below about relative de Rham complex is true (am I wrong?) If it is the case, a reference would be very helpful. (I admit that the statement sounds somewhat technical and ...
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minimal energy of affine Lie algebra reps

Let $\mathfrak g$ be a simple Lie algebra. Let $\widetilde{L\mathfrak g}$ be the universal central extension of $L\mathfrak g:=\mathfrak g[t,t^{-1}]$. Let $V_\lambda$ be a positive energy ...