# All Questions

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### Analytic formula to evaluate the exact value of solid angle subtended by an ellipse at any arbitrary point lying on the vertical axis [closed]

`Question: How to evaluate the exact value of solid angle subtended by an ellipse (or elliptical plane) at any arbitrary point lying on the vertical axis passing through the center.
Standard equation ...

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### Relating overlapping simplicial complexes

Let $X$ be a simplicial complex and let $A,B\subset X$ be
subcomplexes such that $C=A\cap B$ is a non-empty simplicial
complex. Finally, let $C_{\cdot}(X)$, $C_{\cdot}(A)$, $C_{\cdot}(B)$,
...

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### Is there a formula for the intersection of projectivized lines inside a projectivized vector bundle?

Let $E\rightarrow D$ be a complex rank two vector bundle over a compact complex
one dimensional manifold $D$. Let $L_1, L_2 \subset E$ be rank one subbundles of E
(i.e. line bundles). Let
$$ n_1:= ...

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### Integral geometry and curvature of surfaces

I'll stick to 2-surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^3$ for simplicity. Higher dimensions generalizations welcome.
In classical integral geometry, we may obtain up to a scaling factor, for example, the surface ...

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### Find all integers x, y, and z such that 1/x + 1/y = 1/z [migrated]

Characterize all positive integers x, y, and z such that $\frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{y} = \frac{1}{z}$. For example, $\frac{1}{x+1} + \frac{1}{x(x+1)} = \frac{1}{x}$

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### contiguity and infinite complexes

Two simplicial maps $f: K^{(n)}\to L$, $g: K\to L$ are called contiguous if for every simplex $\tau\in K^{(n)}$ and it carrier $\sigma$ we have that $f(\tau)\cup g(\sigma)$ is a simplex in $L$.
It ...

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### A question about open subsets of Hilbert space whose complements are compact sets

Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional separable Hilbert space. Let $C$ be the intersection of a denumerably infinite sequence of sets, each of which is the complement of a compact subset of $H$. In other ...

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### Residual finiteness: why do we care?

Residually finite groups have been studied for a long time. However, I am struggling to work out why we care, or perhaps, why they continue to be of interest. Let me explain.
Magnus, in his 1968 ...

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### Comparing cardinalities of the spectrum of two masas in $B(H)$

If I imagine that (the self-adjoint part of) a C*-algebra $A$ represents the algebra of observables of some quantum system, then certain perspectives on algebraic quantum theory would ask me to ...

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### Polynomial growth without Gromov's theorem

It is a consequence of the theorem of M. Gromov on groups with polynomial growth and a result of P. Pansu(*) that if a finitely generated group $\Gamma = \langle S\rangle,\, S=S^{-1}$ satisfies ...

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### Foliations of Lorentzian manifolds by Spacelike Hypersurfaces

Suppose that $M$ is a Lorentzian manifold (not necessarily satisfying Einstein's equations). What conditions do we need in order to guarantee that $M$ admits a foliation by codimension-$1$ spacelike ...

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### Symplectic (contact) structure on $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$

Assume that $n$ is an even number. What is a natural symplectic structure on $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$, such that for every $1\leq k \leq n$ the manifold of $k$-rank matrices would be invariant under ...

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### How does one compute the first Chern class of a Line bundle defined as the Kernel of a linear map?

Let $M$ and $N$ be compact complex manifolds of the same dimension ($m$) and
$\mu: M \rightarrow N$ a holomorphic map. Let $D \subset M$ be the subset of
points of $M$, where $d\mu|_p$ fails to be ...

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### Function field of the Jacobian of genus 2 curve over $\mathbb{F}_q$

I have been trying to build the function field of the jacobian of a genus 2 smooth curve over a finite field, but I am having problems making it explicit, I need to work with another curve with points ...

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### Product of binary Boolean operators

I asked this question a day ago on math.stackoverflow but figured it could have an interest here.
I'm interested in the set $\mathcal{P}_N$ of boolean functions of boolean variables $p_1, p_2, ...

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### Pro-constructible subset of scheme intersects very dense subsets?

Let $X$ be a scheme, let $D$ be a very dense subset of $X$ and let $Y$ be a pro-constructible subset of $X$. Is it true that $Y \cap D \neq \emptyset$?
If $Y$ is just constructible, this is true.
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### Characterization of the stable manifold [closed]

Assume we study a (finite dimensional) differential system
$$
x'(t)=f(x(t)), \quad x(t) \in \mathbb R^n,
$$
for a smooth function $f$ and such that $0$ is an equilibrium point. Thus, we have existence ...

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### Combinatorial optimization problem [closed]

Suppose I have a population, divided into 6 known classes. I get a feasible solution when I select 2 elements from each class (so, 12 in total). For every feasible solution, I can compute a "cost". ...

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### Good upper bound for an alternanting series [closed]

Someone know a good upper bound for the partial sums of $S=\sum(-1)^{n+1}\sqrt{n}$?
I mean how fast is the growth of this sum?

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### Can a non-compact manifold be embedded? [closed]

Can a non-compact smooth manifold be embedded into another smooth manifold? Moreover, Can we get a diffeomorphism between tow non-compact manifolds ?
The first part of the question is about smooth ...

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### Rolling map as a diffeomorphism?

Let $M$ be a (compact) Riemannian manifold and $x \in M$. For a piecewise smooth path $\gamma: [0, T] \longrightarrow M$, we can define Cartan's development map (or rolling map)
$$(\Phi\gamma)(t) = ...

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### When an integral with respect to a Poisson point process is finite?

Let $N(ds,dv)$ be a Poisson measure on $\mathbb{R} _+ \times \mathbb{R} _+$ with intensity $dsdv$. Let $N = \sum\limits \delta_{(s_i,v_i)}$. Assume that $N$ is compatible with a filtration $\{ ...

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### Multiplication Map, Is it invariant?

Let $\pi:X\rightarrow Z$ a double cover of an elliptic curve with genus $g\geq 3$. Choose a general rank 2 and degree -1 vector bundle $F$ on $Z$, let $E=\pi^*F$ and fix $x\in X$. The involution $i$ ...

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### Upper bounds on elements of a matrix

During my research I have come across matrices this type
$$C=B\left(B^T B\right)^{-1}B^T\ ,$$
where $B$ is an $m\times n$ real matrix. If $B^TB$ is not invertible, then $\left(B^T B\right)^{-1}$ ...

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### what is the computational complexity for finding SVD and pseudo inverse? [closed]

For a given MxN matrix A and A is full rank matrix (rank=N and M>N),what is the computational complexity for finding SVD and pseudo inverse ?Which one will be having low complexity?

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### Deriving inequalities from a polynomially-bounded derivative

In this paper (p. 2, definition/remark) the following notion of ‘polynomial growth’ is defined for a non-negative real function $g(x)$ and a real constant $b\in(0;1)$:
There exist positive ...

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### Piecewise linear (PL) structures on $\mathbf R^4$

One can read in Wikipedia that the 4-dimensional affine space $\mathbf R^4$ has uncountably many piecewise linear structures (in contrast with other dimensions, where it has exactly one). A reference ...

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### Who coined “mob” and “clan” and why these words?

A mob is a word used for a topological semigroup which is a Hausdorff space. A clan is a compact connected mob with a two-sided identity element.
Who used these words with these meanings first and ...

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### Hyperbolic paraboloid, Analytic Geometry [closed]

Please don't ban this question, I just need some advice on how to find the equation of the tangent plane on a point of the hyperbolic paraboloid which is perpendicular to a certain plane say ...

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### Relation between intersection and product of ideals

Let $C$ be a smooth projective (irreducible) curve in $\mathbb{P}^n$ for some $n$. Denote by $I_C$ the ideal of $C$. Let $g \in I_C\backslash I_{C}^2$, an irreducible element. Is it true that for any ...

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### An example of a non-(locally cyclic) Abelian group whose automorphism group is cyclic not of order $2$

In the wake of my curiosity on this kind of things, I was thinking if there is an example of a non-(locally cyclic) Abelian group whose automorphism group is cyclic not of order $2$. Every example I ...

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### Represention of the element of a group: A Confusion [closed]

I am reading a paper "FAST ALGORITHMS FOR CALCULATION OF GIBBS DERIVATIVES ON FINITE GROUPS" by R. S. Stankovic (Approx. Theory & its AppL 7:2, June 1991). In Section 2, following is written about ...

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### Averages of $L(s,\chi)$

Let $(\frac{m}{n})$ denote the usual quadratic Jacobi symbol.
What is the
abscissa of convergence
of the double Dirichlet series ?
$$
\sum_{\substack{m,n \in \mathbb{N} \\ \gcd(m,n)=1 \\m,n\equiv 1 ...

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### Expression in theta notation [closed]

Am I right that the theta notation for the following expression is: $n^2+(n^3/2)$ = theta ($gn^3$) as $n^2/2$ is the low order term

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### On Gromov's Theorem on Symplectic Homotopy

I want to understand the proof of the following theorem due to Gromov which I'll state in the context of Euclidean spaces. While I tried to read the proof from Macduff-Salamon, it turned out that my ...

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### A simple question about a resolution of a conifers singularity

Let $X$ be a conifold defined by the equation $xy-zw=0$ in $\mathbb{C}^4$ and $\tilde{X}$ its crepant resolution, which is isomorphic to $\mathcal{O}_{\mathbb{P^1}}(-1)^{\oplus 2}$. Then there is a ...

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### When is the tensor product of two graphs planar?

Given two graphs $G=(V_1,E_1)$ and $H=(V_2,E_2)$, the tensor product of $G$ and $H$ is the graph $G \times H = (V,E)$, where $V=V_1 \times V_2$ is the Cartesian product of the $V_i$ and
$ (u,v) \ E \ ...

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### configuration spaces of real projective space

Let $F(\mathbb{R}P^n,k)$ be the $k$-th ordered configuration space on $\mathbb{R}P^n$. In http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.04258, the cohomology ring
$$
H^*(F(\mathbb{R}P^n,k);R)$$
is obtained for any ...

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### To prove ideals are coprime [closed]

Let $K=\mathbb Q(\sqrt{-m}) $ be a quadratic field. Let $ O_K$ be ring of algebraic integers. Let $\alpha=a+b\sqrt{-m}\in O_{K} $ with gcd$(a,b)=1 .$ Then how to show that $\langle \alpha \rangle $ ...

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### Obstruction to the existence of global isometries on a constant-curvature Riemannian manifold

Let $M$ be an $m$-dimensional simply connected Riemannian manifold that is not geodesically complete. Suppose $M$ has constant sectional curvature.
Because the curvature is constant, locally $M$ ...

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### Linear combinations of columns of matrices [closed]

Suppose E is a 4 × 3 matrix with columns ⃗c1, ⃗c2, ⃗c3 and rows ⃗r1, ⃗r2, ⃗r3, ⃗r4. Let ⃗v be a 3 x 1 matrix that = [2, -1, 1]
How could we express E⃗v as a linear combination of ⃗c1, ⃗c2, ⃗c3?
Now ...

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### About uniform convergence of empirical distribution [migrated]

By Glivenko–Cantelli theorem, we know that the empirical cdf converges to the true cdf uniformly, i.e.,
$\underset{x\in\mathbb{R}}{\sup}|F_n(x)-F(x)|\overset{a.s.}{\longrightarrow}0$, where ...

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### When does a map in the stable homotopy group gets killed when smashed with cone of itself?

Consider an element $e \in \pi_n^s(S^0)$, in the stable homotopy groups of sphere. Let $C$ denote the spectrum which is cone of $e$, i.e. $C$ fits in the cofiber sequence
$$ S^n \to S^0 \to C.$$
...

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### Noetherianess of a finite module over a noethrian ring without Axiom of Choice

All rings are assumed to be commutative with 1.
We say a module over a ring is strictly noetherian if every non-empty set of submodules has a maximal member. We say a ring is strictly noetherian if it ...

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### Q(\sqrt{-l_0}) satisfies Heegner hypothesis for an Elliptic curve of conductor C implies C is a square

Trying to understand the proof of Corollary 2.3 in the following paper,
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.3884.pdf
I would like to be able to justify that the root number of the quadratic twist ...

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### About convex combinations of real-stable multivariable complex polynomials

Say $f: \mathbb{C}^{n+1} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ is a real stable multivariable polynomial on the variables $(z,w_1,w_2,...,w_n)$. (a "real-stable" polynomial is one which has no zeroes in the open ...

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### What happens to the cohomology ring after a “flip-flop”?

I've been trying to understand what happens to the cohomology ring (say with coefficients in $\mathbb{R}$) of a smooth complex projective manifold after blowing up along a smooth complex submanifold. ...

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### Prove the contrapositive: (p => q) => (~q => ~p) using only FITCH rules of inference [closed]

I stumbled upon this problem when taking Stanford's Intro to Logic Course. Wikipedia shows some proofs to the contraposition ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraposition ) but I couldn't fit any of ...

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### How do small central extensions drop the dimension of a faithful representation?

Apologies in advance that this is a very soft question. I might be talking complete nonsense. But I hope I am talking about something that has even been studied...
I am interested in the phenomenon ...

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### Integer points on Elliptic Curves [closed]

It's easy to prove that equation
y^2=x(x-a)(x-b)
with a and b integer has integer solution, other than (0,0), (a,0) and (b,0), if a and b jointly admits the representation
a=(r-s)r (1)
b=(r-t)t ...