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Sep
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reviewed | Approve A family of convex bodies in Banach-Mazur position |
Sep
18 |
reviewed | Approve A problem of Keisler and Tarski |
Sep
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Which polynomial's roots are its coefficients?
Lubin's suggestion gives a continuous map, which is nice. The process outlined here can't be made continuous (e.g. to define it for $z^2 + e^{i\theta}$ you essentially have to choose branches of the square root function for the coefficients). On its own, that seems unnatural, but it makes sense as picking a branch of the inverse of Lubin's map. Igor's idea of looking at all permutations then corresponds to taking the full inverse. |
Sep
1 |
awarded | Guru |
Aug
30 |
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Is $\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \mathbb{Q}^3$ simply connected?
Is it obvious that transversality arguments work for weird non-differentiable curves? In a manifold you know any curve is homotopic to a differentiable one, but showing that fact in $\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \mathbb{Q}^3$ doesn't seem any easier than the original question. |
Aug
30 |
awarded | Good Answer |
Aug
30 |
awarded | Enlightened |
Aug
29 |
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Is $\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \mathbb{Q}^3$ simply connected?
@Victor The argument takes for granted that the ambient space stays simply connected (even connected) when you remove just a finite set of points--fine in $\mathbb{R}^3$ but not $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{R}^2$. |
Aug
29 |
awarded | Nice Answer |
Aug
29 |
answered | Is $\mathbb{R}^3 \setminus \mathbb{Q}^3$ simply connected? |
May
26 |
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John Nash's Mathematical Legacy
It's amazingly prescient, from a computer science perspective. Here's a link to the paper: rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_memoranda/2008/… |
Apr
15 |
awarded | Nice Answer |
Apr
9 |
answered | Deep Learning / Deep neural nets for mathematician |
Mar
11 |
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understanding the average height of a unit hyper-semisphere
On a high-dimensional sphere most of the mass is concentrated around the equator, where the height is lowest. That's a heuristic explanation for why the average height goes to zero. |
Feb
22 |
reviewed | Approve Is the Ford disk packing optimal? |
Feb
2 |
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What's the variance in the Six Degrees model?
This is one classic paper on the search problem: cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/swn.pdf ... and in general it's a good entry point into the literature. |
Jan
1 |
revised |
Foliation with leaves which are and are not dense
better wording |
Jan
1 |
revised |
Foliation with leaves which are and are not dense
fixed typo |
Jan
1 |
answered | Foliation with leaves which are and are not dense |
Nov
23 |
awarded | Enlightened |