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### Avoiding multiply covered vertices in graph edge coverings

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a simple, undirected graph with $\bigcup = E$ (that is, there are no isolated vertices). We say that $C\subseteq E$ is an edge cover of $G$ if $\bigcup C = V$. For any edge cover $C$ ...
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### The cardinality of the cover ideal of graphs

It is known that the set of minimum vertex covers of a graph generates the cover ideal of the graph, which is also seen to be the alexander dual of the edge ideal (the ideal generated by union of all ...
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### Minimizing the set of multiply covered elements in a linear hypergraph

We say that a hypergraph $H=(V,E)$ is a linear hypergraph if it has the following properties: if $e_1\neq e_2\in E$ then $|e_1\cap e_2|\leq 1$, and $\bigcup E = V$. We say that $C\subseteq E$ is a ...
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### Homology of universal abelian cover of a manifold

If one define the universal abelian covering $M_0$ of a manifold $M$ as the abelian covering (i.e. normal covering with abelian group of deck transformations) that covers any other abelian covering, ...
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### Edge covers in infinite graphs

If $G=(V,E)$ is a simple, undirected graph, then $C\subseteq V$ is an edge cover if $C\cap e \neq \emptyset$ for all $e\in E$. The "best" covers in some sense are subsets $C\subseteq V$ that meet ...
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### How to cover n sites with the smallest number of fixed radius balls?

Given $n$ "data points" in $d$ (Euclidean) space $$\mathbf{x}_j \in \mathbb{R}^d, \text{ for } j \in \{1,\dots,n\}$$ how does one find the smallest integer $m$ such that there exists $m$ "centre ...
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### Covering property of complete distributive lattices

Let $(L,\land,\lor)$ be a complete distributive lattice. Given $x\neq y \in L$, is there a finite set ${\cal I}$ of closed intervals in $L$ such that no member of ${\cal I}$ contains both $x$ and $y$,...
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### The minimal number of partitions to cover all $k$ tuples

The set $N=\{1, 2, \ldots, 2k\}$ can be partitioned into pairs (e.g $(1,2),(3,4),\ldots,(2k-1,2k)$) in $\frac{(2k)!}{k!2^k}$ ways. $k$-tuple is subset of size $k$ in $N$. We say that $k$-tuple is ...
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### Minimum covers of complete graphs by $4$-cycles

I am interested in coverings of the (edge set of the) complete graph $K_n$ by cycles of length $4$. It is clear that such coverings exist for each $n \ge 4$. I need to find the minimum number of $4$-...
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### Minimal covering sets in families of sets intersecting in at most $1$ point

Let $X$ be an infinite set, and let ${\cal A}\subseteq{\cal P}(X)$ be a family of non-empty sets. We say $S\subseteq X$ is a cover for ${\cal A}$ if $A\cap S \neq \emptyset$ for all $A\in{\cal A}$. ...
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### Brownian motion and random walk

Let $M_{\Gamma}$ a Riemannian covering of a closed compact manifold $(M,g)$ with deck transformation $\Gamma$ (its neutral element will be denoted by $e$). If we denote by $p_t^{\Gamma}(x,y)$ the heat ...
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### Maximal expansions of strongly minimal covers of hypergraphs

Let $H = (V,E)$ be a hypergraph, that is $V$ is a set and $E \subseteq {\cal P}(V)$. We assume $\bigcup E = V$. Moreover we assume that every $e\in E$ is contained in some maximal member $e'\in E$ (...
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### Can we replace 2-fold cover by n rectangles with 1-fold cover by n rectangles?

Suppose that $n$ rectangles cover every point of their union exactly twice (except for points on their boundaries). Can we partition this union into at most $n$ rectangles? I think it's pretty ...
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### Covering number of the range of a function

I have come across the need to know a bound on a certain curious quantity: the covering number of the range of a continuous function $f: D \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$, where $D \subseteq \mathbb{R}^m$. ...
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### Strongly minimal covers

Let $H=(V,E)$ be a hypergraph, that is $V$ is a set and $E\subseteq \mathcal{P}(V)$. We say that $C\subseteq E$ is a cover of $H$ if $\bigcup C = V$. A cover $M\subseteq E$ is said to be strongly ...
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### Besicovitch's covering theorem for ellipsoids and shadows

The usual Besicovitch's covering theorem concerns closed balls in $\mathbb{R}^d$. It relies on a property called "directionally limited metric space": the principal ingredient is to say that there can'...
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### Are generically trivial finite unramified morphisms trivial

Let $S$ be a smooth affine variety over $\mathbb C$ and let $f:X\to S$ be a finite unramified morphism. Suppose that $X(K(S))$ is non-empty. (This means that $X\to S$ has a section generically. It ...
Suppose $G$ is a finite group and $N_1, N_2, \cdots, N_k$ are proper normal subgroups of $G$. The set $\{ N_1, \cdots, N_k\}$ is called a normal cover for $G$, if $G = \cup_{i=1}^kN_i$. I need to the ...