# All Questions

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### Trapping a particle

A particle starts a brownian walk in the middle of a long tunnel in the plane, at one end of the tunnel is a region Y of given area A.
Does the shape of region Y affect average time for the particle ...

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### reference request for automata of this type [on hold]

Consider the list of length $m$ $(1,0,\dots 0)$ we call this list $l_1$, we now define a sequence of lists recursively, where $l_1$ is the previous list, and if $l_n$ is the list $(a_1,a_2\dots a_n)$ ...

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### Strong maximum principle for weak solutions

Suppose I have a linear parabolic equation with solutions in the Bochner-Sobolev spaces (eg. $L^2(0,T;H^1) \cap H^1(0,T;H^{-1})$). Is it possible to obtain a strong maximum principle with a proof that ...

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### Strong convexity of the trace of the square root of a matrix function

Any clues about how to prove that the following function is strongly-concave in $x$? (We conjecture it is $2$-strongly concave but cannot prove it. We have already proved strict concavity through ...

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### Relation between long exact sequences and Derived functors [on hold]

I know that if i have a short exact sequence of chain complexes
$$0\rightarrow A\rightarrow B\rightarrow C\rightarrow 0$$
then i can extend it to long exact sequence of homology groups as
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### impossibility and mode of convergence [on hold]

I have $\mathrm{Pr}(a>b)=0$ with $b\in[0,\infty]$, then can i have $a<0$? If this is true, which type of convergence is this?

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### Any result, example or conjecture about the computational complexity of transcendental number that can not be computed by linear time Turing Machine [on hold]

The Hartmanis-Stearns Conjecture is restated by Prof.Lipton as:
Suppose that a linear time Turing Machine computes the first $n$ digits of the real number $r$ in base ten. Then, the number is either a ...

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### Are the quaternions not uncountably categorical?

Boris Zilber has argued that the field of the complex numbers is "logically perfect". For one thing, the theory of an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero is uncountably categorical: it ...

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### Probing the generalization of the abc conjecture to more than 3 variables

Browkin and Brzezinski, in "Some remarks on the $abc$-conjecture", Math. Comp. 62 (1994), no. 206, 931–939, state the following generalization of the $abc$ conjecture to more than three variables:
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### Are there any relevance between coefficients of simple continued fraction of quadradic algebraic number and algebraic number with degree $2^n$ [on hold]

Let $\sqrt{c}$ be quadratic algebraic number, We know that $[a_0;a_1,a_2,\dots ]$ the coefficients of simple continued fraction of $\sqrt{c}$ the quadratic algebraic number is periodical. ...

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### Adams e-invariant

In "On the Groups J(X) - IV", Adams introduces the $e$-invariant, which turns out to be closely connected to the image of the $J$-homomorphism, but he introduces it in a more general setting. He has ...

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### Completely positive maps-equivalent definition

The most usual definition of the completely positive map (c.p.) between two C*-algebras (say, unital) is the following: $\sigma: A \to B$ should satisfy $\sigma(1)=1$ and for each $n \in \mathbb{N}$ ...

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### varieties whose canonical bundle has finite order in Pic?

Is there a structure theorem for such varieties?
If X is a smooth and proper/projective variety whose canonical bundle $\omega_X$ has finite order in the Picard group, do we know anything about X?
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### Cubic fields correspond to $3$-torsion ideals in quadratic fields, or to order $3$ characters of quadratic class groups?

I was watching Dick Gross's laudation for Manjul Bhargava, followed up by one of Bhargava's talks, and I realized I was confused about something.
Bhargava says (around 21 minutes) that the orbits of ...

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### Adjoint quotient in terms of a Chevalley basis [on hold]

Has anyone put the adjoint quotient (of a Lie algebra) in terms of a Chevalley basis? If so, do you have a reference?

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### Quotes from Connes

I found the following remark by Connes HERE:
"the main quality of the homotopy type of a manifold is to satisfy Poincare duality not only in ordinary homology but in K-homology with the Fredholm ...

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### Can Suslin lines ever be orderings of abelian groups?

I am interested in realizing linear orders as orderings of abelian groups. In particular, can Suslin lines (and other classes of line) be realised in this way?
Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a class of ...

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### Elliptic curves with trace of Frobenius values always congruent to 0 modulo 2

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve and suppose that the trace of Frobenius values are such that $a_{p}(E) \equiv 0 \pmod{2}$ for all odd primes avoiding the conductor. Is it the case that $E$ ...

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### Maximum length of a chain of topologies on $\Bbb R$

Let $\frak T$ be a totally ordered set of topologies on $\Bbb R$.
Is $|\frak T|\le |\Bbb R|$?

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### When are two algorithms essentially the same? [on hold]

Inspired by Blass/Dershowitz/Gurevich's paper When are two algorithms the same? (which was referenced in another context here) I tried to boil down the question to the following situation:
Consider ...

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### construction of nonmeasurable sets

I have a history question for which I've had trouble finding a good answer.
The common story about nonmeasurable sets is that Vitali showed that one existed using the Axiom of Choice, and Lebesgue et ...

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### Conditional probabilities in epidemic model

I was contemplating an epidemic model where infection and recovery rates are determined by links. Here node $i$ is infected first and recovers at a rate $\mu_i$. For all other nodes, the recovery is ...

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### Dimension of Commutator Space [on hold]

For each $n\times n$ matrix $A$ with real entries the set
$$C(A)=\{X\in M_n(\mathbb{R}): AX=XA\}$$
is obviously a linear subspace of $M_n(\mathbb{R})$.
Can we recognize the dimension of this ...

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### Image of the typenorm contains the squares

I am having a look at the paper Explicit CM-theory for level 2-structures on abelian surfaces by Bröker, Gruenewald and Lauter, and there is an argument which I don't understand. The main reason being ...

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### Is there an example of an SDE that has no weak solution? [on hold]

So far I couldn't find an example for an SDE for which there exists no weak solution. Do you know one?

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### Tensor product of certain Sobolev spaces on non-compact manifolds

Let $M$ be a non-compact Riemannian manifold of bounded geometry (i.e., its injectivity radius is uniformly positive and the curvature tensor and all its covariant derivatives are bounded in ...

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### Existence of affine hulls

(This question is inspired by Matthieu Romagny's answer to my previous question about base change properties of affine hulls.)
Given a scheme $S$, it is well-known (cf. EGA I.9.1.21) that the ...

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### Parallel transport along a reparametrized geodesic

Let $M$ denote a Riemannian manifold, $\gamma$ a geodesic of $M$ defined on $\mathbb{R}$. Let $t_{0} \in \mathbb{R}$ and $(\alpha,\beta) \in \mathbb{R}^{2}$. I define the reparametrized geodesic ...

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### Cover a set with balls centered at smooth functions (Ascoli theorem)

Assume $M$ to be a compact $n$-dimensional manifold, endowed with a complete metric.
Let us consider the space $C^\infty(M)$ endowed with the standard $C^\infty$ topology, i.e. generated by the ...

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### A variant of Chang's model with choice

Let $M_n$, $n < \omega$, be a models of $ZFC$ with the same ordinals, closed under countable sequences. Let $\alpha_n$ be an ordinal which is a regular cardinal in $M_n$.
Question: Is it possible ...

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### Good Intermediate text on ODEs for self-study (meaning solved problems) [closed]

So I am just about to finish Tenenbaum and Pollard's introductory text on ODEs and I wanted to go to the next level. I am doing this as a self-study, so I really appreciate the fact that T&P have ...

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### Properties of rearrangement maps

I have the following question to ask, concerning some properties of Schwarz radially decreasing rearrangements. It is well known that the map $u\rightarrow u^{\ast}$, being $u^{\ast}$ the Schwarz ...

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### Decay rate of the convolution of two functions

Let $f(x)=e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}}$ ($x\in\mathbb{R}$), and $g\in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ with $|g(x)|=O(e^{-k|x|^{\gamma}})$ as $|x|\to\infty$, for $k>0$, $\gamma>0$. Let $h=f*g$, the convolution of ...

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### Sums of $n$ powers [closed]

I managed to resolve that
$s(n) = 1^2+2^2+3^2...+n^2 = \dfrac {n(n+1)(2n+1)}{6}$ where $n$ is integer
But I'm a bit confused how to resolve:
$s(n,p) = 1^p+2^p+3^p...+n^p$ where $n$, $p$ are ...

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### Artin L-function and Zeta function of twisted Dirac operator

If one thinks of a Frobenius as an element in the fundamental group of an arithmetic curve and of a Galois representation $\sigma$ as a flat connection on the curve, then the definition of the Artin ...

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### Coloring summands of given n-partition with given weights of colors

Let $\lambda$ and $\sigma$ be partitions of $n$: $\lambda_1+\lambda_2+\cdots+\lambda_l=n$ and $\sigma_1+\sigma_2+\cdots+\sigma_s=n$
Let $M_{\lambda \sigma}$ be the number of ways to colour the parts ...

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### Stable analytic manifold under simple action

For an integer $m > 1$, let us define the action
$$
f: X_i \to (1+X_i)^{m - 1 }
$$
on variables $X_1,\dots,X_N$. Consider the analytic manifold $V(I)$ defined by the ideal $I$ in
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### Homotopy type of a locally contractible compact

Does a locally contractible compact space have the homotopy type of a finite CW complex? (I think it probably does, but I need a reference anyway.)
EDIT: My intuition was wrong [to see why, read ...

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### Do compact groups acting irreducibly have finite subgroups which do the same?

Let $G$ be a closed subgroup of $U(n,{\bf C})$, not necessarily connected. Regard ${\bf C}^n$ as a complex $G$-module $M$.
Q. Suppose $M$ is irreducible as a $G$-module (equivalent, I think, to ...

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### A question on periodic points and recurrent points

I have been reading the book "dynamical systems and semisimple groups an introduction". In this book, a point of a topological $G$-space $X$ is a periodic point if $G/G_x$ is compact, where $G$ is a ...

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### Approximating rational values in ]0,1[ by a sum or difference of unit fractions

Let $U=\{\frac{1}{n}: n\in\mathbb{N}\} \cup \{-\frac{1}{n}: n\in\mathbb{N}\}$ be the set of positive and negative unit fractions.
Are there positive integers $m<n \in \mathbb{N}$, such that for ...

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### DEF vs DIFF for projective bundles over $\mathbb{P}^3$

In this MO-question I asked about deformations of vector bundles, and from the answer given by Mohan it appears that there are several deformation classes of rank two bundles with trivial Chern ...

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### How to Express Undirected Integration

Is there an agreed way of expressing undirected integration in formulas?
my idea of doing so would be to use the absolute value of the differential
$$\int_a^b f(x)|dx| = \int_b^a f(x)|dx|$$
but I ...

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### Can the boundedness of $A^2$ imply the boundedness of $A$?

Given an operator $A \in \mathcal L(B)$, $B$ being a Banach space, I came across the following question: assume $dom(A)=range(A)$, $dom(A)$ dense in $B$.
Under which conditions is it possible to ...

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### Coloring graph such that the coloring classes are not maximal independent sets

Let $G$ be a (finite or infinite) simple graph. We let $\mathrm{Ind}(G)$ be the collection of independent sets. For any cardinal $\kappa$ and coloring map $\chi: G\to \kappa$ we have ...

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### convergence of $e^{it\Delta}f$

I heard of a conjecture that
$e^{it\Delta}f\rightarrow f$ a.e. as $t\rightarrow 0$ for $f\in H^{1/4+\epsilon}$
but couldn't find a proper reference.

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### Function Related to Jordan Curves

I am looking for a solution to the following problem:
given
a Jordan curve $c(s) = (x(s),y(s))$ with $\dot x(s)^2+\dot y(s)^2 = 1$ and $c(s+L)=c(s)\,$
an integrable function $g(s): c(s)\mapsto ...

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### Proving that the eigenvalues of a certain matrix product are positive

Let $A$ be an $m \times n$ matrix, and define:
\begin{align*}
U &= {\rm diag} \{ \frac{1}{\beta_j} \}, \beta_j = \sum_{k=1}^m |a_{kj}|, j = 1 \dots n \\
V &= {\rm diag} \{ \frac{1}{\alpha_i} ...

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### When will the mirror of a K3 surface be an elliptic K3?

Let $f:Y\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^1$ be an elliptic $K3$ surface, then the holomorphic 2-form $\Omega_Y$ vanishes when restricted to an elliptic fiber $f^{-1}(b)$ with $b\in\mathbb{P}^1$. After a ...

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### Interpolation between L^1 and Sobolev Space

Suppose $D^\alpha$ is fractional differentiation of order $\alpha$ on the real line. Is it true that
$||D^\alpha f||_{L^\frac{2 \beta}{2 \beta - \alpha}({\mathbb R})} \leq C_{\alpha,\beta} ...