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### Existence of Markov chain on nonnegative integers with specified rates

Let $\lambda_k,\mu_k\in\mathbb R_{\ge0}$ $(k\ge1)$ be nonnegative real numbers, let $S=\mathbb Z_{\ge0}$ be the nonnegative integers, let $T=\mathbb R_{\ge0}$ be the nonnegative real numbers and ...
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### The existence of a copy of a random variable with conditional expectation constraint

Let there be two random variables 𝑋 and 𝑌 with a certain joint copula. Is it always true that there is another random variable 𝑍 independent from 𝑌 such as the vectors $(X,Y)$ and $(X,Z)$ have the ...
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### Simplest diophantine equation with open solvability

What is the simplest diophantine equation for which we (collectively) don't know whether it has any solutions? I'm aware of many simple ones where we don't know (whether we know) all the solutions, ...
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### Why should we give special attention to at most polynomially growing solutions of PDEs?

The equation \begin{gather} \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} (t,x) = \frac{1}{2} \text{Trace}[\sigma(x) \sigma(x) (\text{Hessian}_x u)(x,t)] + \langle \mu (x) , (\nabla_x u) (t,x) \rangle, \\ u(0,x) = \...
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### Interesting geometric flow of space curves with non-vanishing torsion

Recently, while thinking about CMC surfaces, I came up with an interesting geometric flow for curves in $\mathbb{R}^3$ given by \begin{equation} \partial_t \gamma = \tau^{-\frac{1}{2}} n, \end{...
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### Lotka Volterra existence of Caratheodory solution

I strive to prove that the following system of differential equations: $$\begin{cases} x'=x-u(t)xy\\ y'= -y+u(t)xy \\ x(0)=x_0>0\\ y(0)=y_0>0 \end{cases}$$ has a unique Caratheodory solution ...
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### Reference for Existence and uniqueness of an Integro-Differential Equation

I have an Integro-Differential Equation (IDE) of the following form: $$x'(t) = f(t,x(t)) + \int_0^t K(t-s, x(s), x(t)) ds,$$ I have found this classical reference, but the IDEs considered therein ...
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### Existence of solutions to first-order PDE involving convolution

Let $f(x,\alpha)$ be a smooth function of compact support in $x$. Now, let its $\alpha$-dependence be determined by the following first-order equation, \begin{align} \frac{\partial}{\partial \alpha} ...
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### Is there a relationship between a quotient group of the fundamental group of X and the fundamental group of a quotient topology of X?

Let ($X$, $x_0$) be a topological space with a base point, and denote the fundamental group of $X$ as $\pi_1(X)$. Let $N$ be a normal subgroup of $\pi_1(X)$. Does there necessarily exist an ...
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