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### Smale's view of mathematical artificial intelligence

This snippet is from Smale's paper Smale, Steve (1999). "Mathematical problems for the next century". In Arnold, V. I.; Atiyah, M.; Lax, P.; Mazur, B. (eds.). Mathematics: frontiers and ...
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### Free programs suggestions to simulate parabolic EDPs

I'm interested in learning how to computationally simulate the behavior of parabolic partial differential equations, but I don't know where to start, what are the best free programs to use and where ...
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### Concentration of a certain simple / well-structured random multilinear polynomial with growing degree

Let $k$ and $N_1$ be positive integers and set $N=kN_1$. Partition $[N] := \{1,2,\ldots,N\}$ $k$ disjoint from $G_1,\ldots,G_k$ of each of size $N_1$, and let $\mathcal T(k,N_1)$ be a transversal of ...
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### Union of admissible words are subshift of finite type

Assume that $Q=(q_{ij})$ is a $k\times k$ with $q_{ij}\in \{0, 1\}.$ The two side subshift of finite type associated to the matrix $Q$ is a left shift map $T:\Sigma_{Q}\rightarrow \Sigma_{Q}$, where ...
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### $\omega$ incompleteness of $\lambda$ calculus

In Plotkin's 'The $\lambda$-Calculus is $\omega$-Incomplete' (The Journal of Symbolic Logic Vol. 39, No. 2 (Jun., 1974), pp. 313-317), an example is given of two (untyped) $\lambda$-terms $M$ and $N$ ...
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### Lower bound on the number of solutions of 2SAT

To compute the number of solutions of a 2SAT is a hard problem. Is there some nontrivial lower or upper bound on this number in terms of a “coarse-grained” description of the Boolean formula, for ...
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### 3D interpolation function

I've got a 3D figure created using around 30k points and has different regions colored in an specific way according to some unrelated variables that come from a project I'm creating. Taking in ...
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### Smallest relation in complement of partial order that prohibits its extension

Let $P$ be a partial order on a finite set $S$ (assume that every element is related to at least one other element besides itself…this raises a few quick questions: is this implied by the definition ...
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### Hamilton cycles in $\{0,1\}^n$ with fixed Hamming distance

Let $n>1$ be an integer. For $a,b\in \{0,1\}^n$ let $d_h(a, b)$ denote the Hamming distance of $a$ and $b$. For $k\in \{1,\ldots,n-1\}$ let $H(n,k)$ be the graph on $\{0,1\}^n$ given by the edge ...
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### Cycling through $\{0,1\}^n$ by shifting and applying a $n$-ary function

This question is motivated by Linear Feedback Shift Registers, which cycle through $\{0,1\}^n \setminus \{(0,\ldots,0)\}$ by shifting and applying a small set of XOR operations. Let $n>1$ be an ...
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### Cycling through $\{0,1\}^{(2^n)}$ such that all Hamming distance appear equally frequently

Let $n\in\mathbb{N}$ be a positive integer. Let $\{0,1\}^{(2^n)}$ be the set of $0,1$-sequences of length $2^n$. For $a,b\in \{0,1\}^{(2^n)}$ let $d_h(a,b)$ be the Hamming distance between $a$ and $b$....
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### Is factorial computation known to be in a class smaller than $FEXP$?

Functional version of the counting hierarchy is $FCH$. It is an open problem whether there a sequence of $poly(log(n))$ number of $+,\times$ operations utilizing the assistance of $O(1)$ number of ...
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### Efficient Algorithm to Find Subset of Vectors Over $\mathbb{F}_q$ Living in Low Dimensional Subspace

Let $q$ be a fixed prime, $P, Q$ be polynomials with $\mathrm{deg}(Q) < \mathrm{deg}(P)$ and $h = O(\log n)$. Let $S$ be a subset of $\mathbb{F}_q^n$ of size $P(n)$ such that there exists a subset ...
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### Why is this nonlinear transformation of an RKHS also an RKHS?

I came across this paper (beginning of page 6) where they stated that if $f,h\in \mathcal{H}$, where $\mathcal{H}$ is an RKHS, then $l_{h,f}=\left|f(x)-h(x)\right|^q$ where $q\geq 1$ also belongs to ...
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### How does the greedy algorithm for CSES problem collecting numbers work? [closed]

The collecting numbers problem in the CSES problem set has a greedy solution where we compare the position of a number x with the position of x-1. If pos(x) < pos(x-1) then we increment rounds ...
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### Are there some algorithms which have high consistency strength?

Are there some algorithms, their time complexity is relatively good, for example polynomial time. And the correctness of them has high consistency strength. And these algorithms shouldn't able to ...
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### Does the morphism of composition have some universal property?

Let $A$, $B$ and $C$ be three objects in the category Set. For simplicity, assume that their underlying sets contain a finite number of elements, a, b and c respectively. Using the usual Haskell ...
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### Revisiting the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics

Question: On balance, with theoretical advances in algorithmic information theory and Quantum Computation it appears that the remarkable effectiveness of mathematics in the natural sciences is quite ...
### Hamming distance between $a+b$ and $a \oplus b \oplus ((a \land b) \ll 1)$
Motivation. In their paper about the cryptographic scheme NORX, the authors use a fast approximation of + by bitwise operations (taking fewer CPU cycles than proper addition) using the formula a+b "=...
Special case of Golden ratio as a property of conic section (is it known?) as follows: Let $ABC$ be arbitrary triangle and $DEF$ is the its tangential triangle. Let $CF$ meets $AB$ at $G$ and $BE$ ...