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Oct 6 |
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Why do roots of polynomials tend to have absolute value close to 1?
I know very little about the math going on in the background but a colleague demystified this for me by saying that basically it is a special feature of the basis you have chosen, namely the monomials. If you choose a different basis or even just weight each monomial by a factor, the roots will tend to congregate on a different set. Basically although a) any polynomial can arise and b) you chose them randomly... They aren't as generic as as you think; they've in fact been chosen in a special way. |
Aug 31 |
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Aug 31 |
awarded | Disciplined |
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awarded | Curious |
Jan 24 |
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Jul 15 |
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May 24 |
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Mar 30 |
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What's a mathematician to do?
Probably my favourite answer on MO. |
Mar 21 |
answered | Applications of Rademacher's Theorem |
Mar 11 |
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What goes wrong for the Sobolev embeddings at $k=n/p$?
I'm not sure I quite appreciate exactly what is being asked. You lay out two cases and then say that what is essentially just a third case is an example of the other two not working. You say that the Sobolev embedding theorem "fails" or "goes wrong" when $k=n/p$, but one might say that it is simply neither of the two cases you lay out at the start. Nothing "fails", it just happens to be its own special case. |
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Jan 30 |
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Jan 25 |
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What is the “real osculating space” of a (minimal) immersion?
Sorry - so do you know how the osculating space is then defined using this polynomial map? |
Nov 30 |
accepted | Divergence form Elliptic PDE Removable Singularity/Regularity Question |
Nov 28 |
asked | What is the “real osculating space” of a (minimal) immersion? |
Nov 28 |
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Nov 26 |
asked | Divergence form Elliptic PDE Removable Singularity/Regularity Question |
Nov 3 |
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