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Tree property and singular strong limit cardinals

I heard that the following theorem is proved recently by Foreman-Magidor, which answers a famous old open question: Theorem. It is consistent, relative to the existence of large cardinals, that ...
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The coupon collector's earworm

I thank Nicolas Dupont for the following question (and for permission to disseminate it further): I have a playlist with, say, $N$ pieces of music. While using the shuffle option (each such ...
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Fractional Sobolev spaces and interpolation in unbounded Lipschitz domains

I am not really familiar with the topic, thus I am looking for some references about the following problem. Let $s>0$ be a positive real and let $p\in(1,+\infty)$. We define the Bessel Potential ...
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Nonattacking configurations of k bishops on an m by n rectangular board

The number of ways to place k bishops in a nonattacking configuration on an n by n square board is a well known result and can for example be found in ...
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Doubling theorem for Alexandrov spaces

Is there a user friendly exposition of the notion of boundary of an Alexandrov space with curvature bounded from below and of the Doubling theorem? The only reference I am aware of is the original ...
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Roller's problem on median groups

At the end of his dissertation Poc Sets, Median Algebras and Group Actions, Martin Roller asks A group $G$ is called median if it acts freely and transitively on a median algebra. This is ...
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“GraphI Individualization” referece request [on hold]

Context: I am studying Weisfeiler Lehman method(WL method) and have clear idea about 1 and 2 dimensional WL method. I was wondering about the individualization process described below- ...
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Derivatives of theta functions at zero

Let $L$ be a line bundle over complex elliptic curve, $\deg L = k>0$. Theta functions $$ \theta_s(z;\tau)_k=\sum_{r\in \mathbb{Z}} e^{\pi i [(\frac{s}{k} + r)^2 k \tau + 2kz(\frac{s}{k}+r)]}, ...
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Automorphism group of the affine groups AGL(n,q), ASL(n,q)

I have a question. The automorphism group of the linear groups $GL(n,q)$, the group of linear transformations of $V = \mathbb{F}_q^n$, and $SL(n,q)$, the subgroup of $GL(n,q)$ consisting of elements ...
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How big is the lattice of all functions?

Define the lattice $(\mathcal{L},\prec)$ as the set of all function $f:\mathbb{N}\rightarrow\mathbb{N}$ satisfying $f(n)\leq f(n+1)\leq f(n)+1$, where two functions are considered equal if they differ ...
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Reference to iterated logarithm law and Smirnov law of empirical CDF

I am reading V. Vapnik's "Statistical Learning Theory". The author layouts following two statistical laws related to empirical CDF. I am looking for reference about proofs on these two laws. Let ...
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symmetric measurable 2-cocycles on compact abelian groups vanish?

Is the following result true? If it is, could you plese give me a reference for it? Thanks in advance! Let $(G, \mu)$ be any compact abelian group with Haar measure $\mu$ (The case I am interested ...
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Can triangulated categories be “approximated by countable subcategories” (that are triangulated but not full!)?

For a given (finite) set of (objects and) morphisms $f_i$ in a triangulated category $C$ I am interested in a (non-full!) triangulated subcategory $C'\subset C$ of "small size" that would contain ...
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Is there a midsphere theorem for 4-polytopes?

The (remarkable) midsphere theorem says that each combinatorial type of convex polyhedron may be realized by one all of whose edges are tangent to a sphere (and the realization is unique if the center ...
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Continued Fractions from Digit Streams

let $x=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty}\delta_i2^{-i},\ \delta_i\in\{0,1\}$. Is there an algorithm that converts the sequence $(\delta_0,\ \delta_1,\ ...)$ of the binary digits of $x$ to the sequence ...
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Why do Kashiwara and Schapira require a base ring of finite global dimension?

In the book "Sheaves on Manifolds" by Kashiwara and Schapira, they work always with sheaves of $R$-modules, where $R$ is a ring of finite global dimension. Why do they do this, what care ...
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Relationship between the syntomic cohomology of Kato and of Fontaine-Messing

Fix a prime $p$ and let $X$ be a $\mathbb{Z}_{p}$-scheme. Write $X_{n}:=X\otimes\mathbb{Z}/p^{n}$ and $\phi:X_{1}\rightarrow X_{1}$ for the absolute Frobenius. Let $X\hookrightarrow Z$ be a (suitable) ...
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Fair surfaces - general mathematical theory

Fairness measures for surfaces are, in general, functionals containing more complicated terms thatn the usual bending energy, and may depend not only on the mean curvature but also on principal ...
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Recursions which define polynomials?

Let $k$ be a positive integer and let $$h(n,k,q)=\frac{1-(1+q^{k})q^{2k(n-1)+1}+q^{2}}{1-q^{2n-1}}h(n-1,k,q)-\frac{(1-q^{k(2n-3)})(1-q^{2k(n-1)})q^2}{(1-q^{2n-1})(1-q^{2n-3})}h(n-2,k,q)$$ with ...
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Learning roadmap for harmonic analysis

In short, I am interested to know of the various approaches one could take to learn modern harmonic analysis in depth. However, the question deserves additional details. Currently, I am reading Loukas ...
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Order of magnitude of $\sum \frac{1}{\log{p}}$

Question: What is the order of magnitude of the following sum? $$ \sum_{\substack{p<n\\\text{$p$ prime}}} \frac{1}{\log{p}} $$ Additional information: Since $$ ...
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About a (new?) definition of transformation (anti.transformation) as a link between natural and dinatural transformations

This is not a hard topic, but I post here as "reference request" or because elementary aspects (but not previously vocalized) can be interesting too for researchers. Given $F: \mathscr{A}\to ...
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Pochhammer symbol of a differential, and hypergeometric polynomials

I have a minor result which I'm sure has come up somewhere before but I can't seem to find it. Consider a confluent hypergeometric function of the form $$\newcommand{\ff}{{}_1F_1} ...
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Locality of homogeneous pseudo-differential operator

Let $P$ be a polynomial in several variables, and let $P(D)$ be the corresponding differential operator. Obviously, $P(D)$ is a local operator, in the sense that I need only to know the function $u$ ...
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Hyperfunctions supported at a point

Is it true that the space of hyperfunctions on $\mathbb{R}^n$ supported at 0 coincides with the space of Schwartz distributions supported at 0? More explicitly, is it true that any hyperfunction ...
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Maximum size of a union of incomparable chains

The following question was asked on math.stackexchange, where it received no answers. http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1392669/maximum-size-of-a-union-of-incomparable-chains Let ...
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Noncommutative analogs of classical Banach geometric properties

The scale of Schatten-von Neumann classes is noncommutatitve analog of classical $\ell_p$-spaces. A lot of researchers devoted their lives to study Banach geometric structure of these spaces. ...
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Natural transformations of $A_\infty$-functors (between dg-categories) are “directed homotopies” (reference?)

Let $\mathbf A$ and $\mathbf B$ be dg-categories over a field, viewed as $A_\infty$-categories. The $A_\infty$-category (actually, dg-category) of strictly unital $A_\infty$-functors $\mathbf A \to ...
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Scaling properties of the Hölder estimate for heat equation

Lately, I have been interested in scaling properties of parabolic equations, and this question is related to an earlier one I asked about Harnack constants. Let $Q(R) := Q(R^2,R) = B(0, R) \times ...
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Homotopy groups of $S^2$

in the paper Foundations of the theory of bounded cohomology, by N.V. Ivanov, the author considers the complex of bounded singular cochains on a simply connected CW-complex $X$, and constructs a ...
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Has Frucht's theorem been successfully used in inverse Galois theory? [closed]

Logically, one can associate to any finite extension $K$ of $\mathbb{Q}$ a directed graph describing it. Can such a graph be used together with Frucht's theorem asserting that every finite group is ...
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Catalan numbers as sums of squares of numbers in the rows of the Catalan triangle - is there a combinatorial explanation?

This question arose from an answer to my recent question How many traces are there on Temperley-Lieb, Fuss-Catalan, Iwahori-Hecke, Birman-Wenzl-Murakami-Kauffman, ... algebras? What I need from that ...
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How should a mathematician approach the physics literature concerning percolation?

I would like to read some of the physics literature on two-dimensional percolation, however in attempting this I have run into two problems. (1) Physics papers on percolation are (relatively) hard ...
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Does this notion of “$\mathcal{F}$-digraph” appear in the literature?

By a digraph, I mean a quiver with no multiple edges. So in particular: Loops are okay. An infinite set of vertexes is okay. Furthermore, I will tend to identify each digraph with its underlying ...
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Survey papers on the role played by PDE in mathematics

There are already several questions on MathOverflow that inquire about the many diverse relationships between PDE and several other 'areas' of mathematics (e.g., algebraic and differential geometry ...
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References for non-zero boundary value problem

I studied linear elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic PDEs (boundary/initial value problem) in terms of existence, uniqueness and regularity. I studied always, following Evans book "PDE", the case with ...
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Characterizing Inf and Sup sets

For a poset $(X,R)$, where $R$ is a partial order on $X$, let $\operatorname{Inf}(R)$ be the set of all $A\subseteq X$ which have an infimum in $(X,R)$. let $\operatorname{Sup}(R)$ be the set of all ...
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Is there a reference for “computing $\pi$” using external rays of the Mandelbrot set?

I was recently reminded of the following cute fact which I will state as a proposition to fix notation: Proposition Given $\epsilon > 0$, let $c = -3/4 + \epsilon i \in \mathbb{C}$ and $q_c(z) = ...
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Algebras for probability monad

What is the Eilenberg-Moore category for the non-finitary probability distribution monad is, that is, the monad $D \colon \mathbf{Set} \to \mathbf{Set}$ defined by $$ DX = \left\{ p \in [0,1]^X \ ...
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Gluing two diffeomorphisms and then smoothing

This question did not get an adequate answer on math.stackexchange. Let $M_1,M_2$ be two $n$-dimensional closed manifolds and suppose that $M_i=\bar{U}_i^+\cup \bar{U}_i^-$ where $\bar{U}_i^\pm$ are ...
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A variant frobenius problem

From Sylvester's theorem we know that using only coins of sizes $a,b$, we can change exactly $\frac{(a-1)(b-1)}2$ different big coins up to $(a-1)(b-1)$. Denote sets ...
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On (universal) additive functors making a given complex contractible: examples?

Let $M=(M^i)$ be a (cohomological) complex of objects of some additive category $A$ (I am mostly interested in "short" complexes; yet one may also consider an unbounded $M$). I am interested in those ...
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Was this particular case of the tube formula known before Weyl and Hotelling?

The tube formula is a really nice result in differential geometry which relates the volume of the tubular neighborhood of a submanifold to its intrinsic geometry. It has been proved by Weyl in 1939 ...
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Your favorite papers on geometric group theory

I would like to improve my culture on geometric group theory, so I am interested in short and accessible papers on subjects related to this field but which are not always available in the classical ...
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Orbit closures of symmetric bilinear form [migrated]

Let $A$ and $B$ be two real symmetric matrices in $M_n(\mathbb{R})$. I would like to learn about necessary and sufficient conditions for knowing when $B \in \overline{GL_n(\mathbb{R})\cdot A}$; where: ...
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Higher dimensional analogue of Ahlfors covering surface theory

It is well known that Ahlfors covering surface theory in one dimensional is very powerful in dealing with many problems. I wonder whether there exists some generalization of this theory into higher ...
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Approximation of topological dynamical systems?

I'm trying to find references to approximations of topological dynamical systems in the following sense: A topological dynamical system $(X, f)$ consists of a topological space (typically compact ...
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Stone-Cech compactification of $\mathbb{R}^n$ and smooth functions

I am currently attending a course where we are now covering the Stone-Cech compactification. Today we proved in some detail that extensions of bounded smooth functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$ to ...
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Monotone version of one-dimensional Whitney extension theorem

Is there a version of the Whitney extension theorem that would extend a monotone $C^\infty$ function on a compact subset of $\mathbb R$ (satisfying the usual Whitney's compatibility conditions) to a ...
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Heat equation: impact of the diffusion coefficient on the Harnack constant

Consider the heat equation $$ u_t - div[a(x,t) \nabla u] =0,\quad (x,t) \in B(r) \times [-r^2, 0] \subset \mathbb R^{d+1} $$ for a Hölder continuous coefficient $a(x,t)$ satisfying $$ 0<C_o \le ...