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Is there an easy way to tell if all eigenvalues of a unitary or self-adjoint matrix only have eigenvalues of multiplicity two?

I am interested in a class of $2n\times 2n$ unitary matrices with complex entries (if you prefer, we can replace "unitary" with "self-adjoint"). I know that all the eigenvalues of matrices in this ...
4
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0answers
61 views

Limits and colimits in a 2-category vs. in an infinity category: the non- (2,1)-case

Suppose that $\mathscr{C}$ is a $2$-category (or more generally a bicategory) which is not a $\left(2,1\right)$-category. Is there any relation between limits and colimits in $\mathscr{C}$ (in the ...
3
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0answers
111 views

Examples of unproven but likely true existential sentence (in the sense of incompleteness)

Some examples of universal statements that are unproven but likely true include the Riemann hypothesis (all non-trivial zeros of the zeta function have real part 1/2) and the Goldbach conjecture (all ...
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1answer
74 views

Criteria for abstract polytopes to be convex polytope

Suppose I have an abstract polytope defined by a poset. Are there any methods for determining whether the abstract polytope can be geometrically realized as convex-hull on its set of vertices?
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1answer
92 views

Gaussian expectation of an exponentiated outer product

Given a normal random column vector $\mathbf{x} \sim N(\mu, \Sigma)$, I need the expectation, $$ E\left[ \exp(\mathbf{xx}^\top)\right]$$ where $\exp(\cdot)$ is element-wise exponential function (not ...
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80 views

Collatz property implying infinite “fall below” trajectories, is it known?

(this was discovered analyzing Collatz empirically.) a key aspect of resolving Collatz involves looking at the number of iterations for trajectories to "fall below" the initial value. consider ...
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0answers
34 views

On a sum statistically independent of its term [on hold]

Suppose $U$ and $V$ are two non-degenerate random variables, say real-valued for simplicity. Suppose further that their sum, $U+V$, and one term, $U$, are statistically independent. This happens when ...
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7answers
583 views

Where to find (personal) motivation [on hold]

I think it would be appropriate to make this question CW... It is likely that this question will not survive here on MO for long, but I do hope that the community gives it a chance. I also hope to ...
1
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1answer
38 views

Bi-invariant one forms on compact Lie groups

I'm hoping to learn of a criterion for the existence of a bi-invariant one form on a Lie group $G$. I'm looking for a reference that there are no such one forms son $SU(n)$ (as long as this is in fact ...
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0answers
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Complex parameters in the Ritz procedure

I am using the Ritz procedure to write a trial function as the superposition of other admissible functions, with the coefficients being unknown variational parameters to be determined. The variational ...
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0answers
81 views

Does the canonical morphism commute with the inverse image functor?

I am trying to prove the representability of the Quotient functor. I have the following problem. Let $\phi \colon T \to S$ be a morphism of noetherian schemes and let $F$ be a coherent sheaf on ...
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0answers
66 views

A question about subgroups [on hold]

Is there a group $G$ and a non-abelian subgroup $H$ of $G$ such that $[G:H]=2$, $|Z(H)|>1$ and $C_G(H)=2|Z(H)|$?
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1answer
34 views

Concavity of the solution of a parametric implicit function

Suppose $F(x,y;k)=f(x,y)+kg(x,y)=0$ uniquely defines the solution $y(x;k)$ for $x\in \mathbb{D}$, a compact domain, and $0\leq k \leq 1$ is a parameter. We know that for $k=0,1$, $y(x;0)$ and $y(x,1)$ ...
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0answers
84 views

Examples of etale group schemes [on hold]

What are important examples of etale group schemes over some field $F$, apart from finite group schemes?
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1answer
62 views

Dimension of a similarity class

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field with characteristic $0$. I consider the Jordan decomposition of a NILPOTENT matrix: $A=diag(J_{r_1},\cdots,J_{r_s})\in M_n(K)$ where $J_k$ is the nilpotent ...
3
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1answer
190 views

What is known about the Brauer group of an arithmetic surface?

Let $X$ be an arithmetic surface over $\mathbb{Z}$, that is we have $\pi: X\rightarrow Spec(\mathbb{Z})$, $X$ is integral, two-dimensional and regular and $\pi$ is projective and flat. What is known ...
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3answers
114 views

Estimating the Variance of a Discrete Normal Distribution

Let $f(x; \sigma) = \frac{1}{\sigma\sqrt{2\pi}}\cdot e^{-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2}}$ be the probability density function of a normal distribution $\mathcal{N}(0, \sigma^2)$. We consider a discrete normal ...
2
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1answer
94 views

Degree of a smooth curve in an abelian variety

Let $A$ be an abelian variety, $g$ be a positive integer and $\mathcal{L}$ be an ample line bundle on $A$. Question : Is there a real $r>0$ such that, for all smooth curve $C$ of genus $g$ in ...
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0answers
98 views

Upper bound on the number of ismorphism classes of bilinear forms on $\mathbb{Z}^n$

$\DeclareMathOperator{\Hom}{Hom}$A symmetric, positive definite bilinear form on $\mathbb{Z}^n$ is any mapping $$b : \mathbb{Z}^n \times \mathbb{Z}^n \to \mathbb{Z}$$ satisfying $b$ is bilinear, ...
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1answer
88 views

Stabiliser of the lamination of a free group - Invariant subgraphs

I am studying the paper "Laminations, trees, and irreducible automorphisms of free groups" of Bestvina, Feighn and Handel. But I found a note in the paper "Stabilisers of $\mathbb{R}$-trees with ...
3
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1answer
112 views

Left invertible operators of $B(X,Y)$

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are Banach spaces. Is $\{f\in B(X,Y):f\ \text{has a left inverse}\}$ an open subset of $B(X,Y)$?
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1answer
127 views

Arbitrarily large $n$ divides $F_n$

Is it true that there exists $n \in \mathbb{N}$ with arbitrarily many prime factors such that $n$ divides $F_n$, where $F_n$ represents the n-th Fibonacci number?
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1answer
159 views

Deformations of holomorphic/algebraic vector bundles over $\mathbb{P}^3$

I would like to know what can be said about (global) deformations of holomorphic/algebraic rank two vector bundles on $\mathbb{P}^3$. I am particularly interested in the case of topologically trivial ...
7
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5answers
557 views

Small values of a polynomial evaluated at roots of unity

The MO answer http://mathoverflow.net/a/98176/11926 notes the following: Let $\gamma$ be an algebraic number that is not a root of unity. Then Baker's theorem implies that there is a constant ...
0
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0answers
61 views

Average distance between houses in the United States (per each of the 50 states) [on hold]

I'm trying to figure out what the average distance is between houses (per state in the U.S.). I can't seem to find it anywhere. My buddy told me about this site so here I am. I'd really appreciate ...
1
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1answer
108 views

Hilbert scheme of an infinitesimal neighborhood of a subvariety

Let $X$ be a complex algebraic variety. Let $C\subset X$ be a compact (reduced) subvariety. Let $C^{(n)}$ denote the $n$th infinitesimal neighborhood of $C$ inside $X$. Let $Hilb(X)$ denote the ...
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1answer
333 views

Publishing problem [on hold]

First, I want appreciate your work on this platform, as I have been getting very helpful advice even though I am not a member. My problem is that I have been working on-off on a famous math problem ...
2
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2answers
103 views

Automorphism group of a smooth quadric $Q\subset\mathbb{P}^4$

Let $Q$ be the smooth quadric threefold in $\mathbb{P}^4_{\mathbb{C}}$ defined by the equation $x_0x_4+x_1x_3+x_2^2=0$. Is it true that the automorphism group of $Q$ is $SO(Q;\mathbb{C})$ which is ...
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0answers
23 views

Can a lower-order trigonometric polynomials fit the data generated by a higher-order one? [on hold]

Let $x$ be a discrete finite-dimension vector $x$, and write $\hat{x}(\Omega) = \mathcal{F}_{\Omega}x$ where $\mathcal{F}_{\Omega}$ is the linear mapping collecting the Fourier transform of $x$ at the ...
7
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1answer
161 views

A conjecture about strongly regular graphs

Let $G \neq K_{v}$ be a $(v,k,\lambda,\mu)$ strongly regular graph. After perusing through Brouwer's tables of parameters I have formed the conjecture $$\lambda-\mu \leq \frac{k}{2}.$$ So far I have ...
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1answer
135 views

Is any axiom system for sets categorical? [on hold]

$ZF$ define membership by conditions demanding the existence of some constructable right-side-terms $M $ ($x \in M$). Is it meaningsful to ask for a categorical axiom system here? Shouldn't it be ...
3
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0answers
70 views

Clutching functions and Classifying maps

Let $E\xrightarrow{p} \Sigma X$ be a principal G-bundle over a suspension. Write $\Sigma X= C_+X\cup_X C_-X$. Then there are trivialisations of the restrictions $E|_{C_+X}\cong C_+X\times G$, ...
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1answer
69 views

Besov Characterization of Strichartz Estimate.

On page 4 of this paper of Ibrahim, Majdoub, and Masmoudi, the authors claim in Proposition 2 that solutions to $\left\{\begin{array}{ll}\square u=F(t,x)\\ u(0,x)=f(x), ...
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0answers
207 views

Which are the constructs utilizing certain morphisms? [on hold]

It seems to be a fact that most mathematical constructs have canonical morphisms. In some cases, nevertheless, there is a choice between several different classes of morphisms. I found my way to ...
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0answers
21 views

Integrating over the Intersection of Convex Regions

Is there a way to integrate over the intersection of a finite collection of convex regions, using only the definition of the regions (i.e. without actually calculating the intersections)? The ...
7
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1answer
221 views

The Diophantine equation $x^p - 4y^p = z^2$

If $p \geq 5$ is a prime, are there any integers $x, y, z > p$ such that $(x, y) = 1$ and $$x^{p} - 4y^{p} = z^{2}$$
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1answer
33 views

Strongly convergent series of bounded self-adjoint operators

Let $A_n$ and $A$ be bounded self-adjoint operators in a Hilbert space, such that $A_n\to A$ strongly. Then it is well known that $(z-A_n)^{-1}\to(z-A)^{-1}$ strongly for each ...
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1answer
122 views

When is a local subring of a number field a valuation ring?

Do we have some good examples of local subrings of number fields which are not valuation rings? Do we have an easy criterion for determining whether a local subring of a number field is a valuation ...
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0answers
87 views

What is the abutment filtration of the second spectral sequence of hypercohomology?

I have been recently learning about spectral sequences, following mainly Illusie's notes and EGA, and I am about to write some expository notes, but there are still some points that I was not able to ...
9
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1answer
162 views

Embeddings of finitely generated groups into uniformly convex Banach spaces

de Cornulier, Tessera, and Valette (Geom. Funct. Anal. 17 (2007), 770-792) conjectured that a finitely generated group $G$ with its word metric admits a bilipschitz embedding into a Hilbert space if ...
0
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1answer
96 views

Questions on invariant operators of finite group representations

1) Is there an equivalent of the Casimir operator for an irreducible representation of a finite group? 2) Given an invariant operator of a certain group, can I check if it is invariant under only ...
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0answers
77 views

Stuck on an equation [on hold]

I'm stuck on an equation: if a+b = 1 and a^2 + b^2 = 2 then a^3 + b^3 = ? I've tried this: ...
2
votes
1answer
55 views

How to (efficiently) find intersection of two polyhedral cones?

I have two polyhedral cones represented by their rays. I am looking to find their intersection, which would also be a polyhedral cone, hopefully efficiently. Does anybody know a way to do that? ...
0
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1answer
174 views

First chern class of fibers of compact Kaehler algebraic variety

Let $M$ be an compact Kähler algebraic variety and suppose $K_M$ is semi-ample. Consider the holomorphic map $\pi:X\to \Sigma \subset \mathbb CP^N$ with $Kod(M)=dim_\mathbb C\Sigma$ (here $Kod$ means ...
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2answers
299 views

Practical use of estimates for the Gauss Circle Problem

This question is related to this and this ones. The Gauss Circle problem asks for the number $N(r)$ of integer points within a sphere of radius $r$ centered at the origin. It is well known that $N(r) ...
2
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1answer
88 views

boundary density of the Von Koch flake

Given a measurable set $K\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ we consider the occupation ratio $$f_r(x)=vol(K\cap B(x,r))/r^d$$ and especially the asymptotics when $r\to 0$. When $K$ has a fractal boundary and $x$ ...
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3answers
81 views

Positivity of the top Lyapunov exponent

I have a general question about the Oseledets Multiplicative Ergodic Theorem. In the context of the MET I'd like to know if there is some reasonably general sufficient condition which implies that the ...
1
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1answer
59 views

Minimum of Random Energy Model (REM) with logarithmically correlated potential

In the paper [FB] (ArXiv, J. Phys. A), the authors analyse a particular Random Energy Model (REM) with logarithmically correlated potential and conjecture in Eq. (2) that the distribution function of ...
3
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2answers
113 views

Interpolation between $L_p$ and $B^s_{q,q}$

I am looking for a reference or a direct argument that shows the real interpolation space between $L_p$ and $B^s_{q,q}$ is $B^\alpha_{r,r}$, with the usual conditions on the indices. This result is ...
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2answers
308 views

Homotopy groups of Fredholm operators

If $X$ is separable complex Hilbert space and $\mathcal{F}$ the topological space of Fredholm operators on $X$, then it is well-known, that $$ \pi_0(\mathcal{F}) = \mathbb{Z}\, , $$ i.e. the connected ...

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