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Mathematics professor at Cambridge
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Improving a sequence of 1s and -1s
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Has mathoverflow yet led to mathematical breakthroughs?
My own feeling about use of the internet is that one can more or less prove that it isn't "crucial" in the fully anal sense, because there are other means of communication. But it can be crucial in the weaker sense of being so much more efficient that it makes the difference between progress not happening and happening. Your example isn't quite like that, since you'd presumably have completed your research in reasonable time without mathoverflow, but it's quite far along a spectrum towards that. |
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Partial sums of multiplicative functions
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Undecidable graph problems?
Yes, I was using it as a synonym for "independent", as the sometimes is used that way. |
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Undecidable graph problems?
Corrected typo |
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answered | Undecidable graph problems? |
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awarded | Nice Question |
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Partial sums of multiplicative functions
I was fairly sure that partial sums of mu were not better than the square root of n, but I didn't in fact know this argument, so thanks for giving it. I'll think about whether it can be adapted to work for the Liouville function. |
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asked | Partial sums of multiplicative functions |
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awarded | Nice Answer |
Dec 20 |
answered | Pedagogical question about linear algebra |
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awarded | Good Answer |
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awarded | Nice Answer |
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awarded | Nice Answer |
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Dec 8 |
answered | Cardinality of Equivalence Classes of Cauchy Sequences |
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Why is it useful to study vector bundles?
OK, in that case I think one has to turn to more sophisticated answers such as that you can use them to form K groups. If you'll excuse the indirect self-promotion, I'd recommend Burt Totaro's article on algebraic topology in the Princeton Companion to Mathematics, where he has quite a lot to say about bundles and why they are important. |