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### Poking into a Lie group with your finger

I consider this as a differential geometry problem. I have asked some of my classmates who are more interested in that, and also looked into some literature, but none of what I've found seems to help. ...
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### Can we perturb a map $\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ to have high rank?

Let $\mathbb{D}^n$ be the closed $n$-dimensional unit ball, and let $f:\mathbb{D}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be smooth. Suppose that $df$ is invertible outside a set of Hausdorff dimension $\le n-1$, and ...
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### A toy model in 0-d QFT

Questions For any positive integer $r$, compute $$(\frac{d}{dY})^r e^{(Y^2)}| _{Y=0}.$$ The answer should directly relates to a counting problem about Feynman diagrams. Is there a tutorial for how ...
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### Can we perturb the Dirichlet boundary conditions to make harmonic maps locally invertible?

While analyzing a variational problem, I came to the following question: Let $\mathbb D^n \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be the closed $n$-dimensional unit ball, and let $f: \mathbb D^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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### Coexistence of different solutions in a nonlinear matrix differential equation

I've faced a system of first-order nonlinear matrix differential equation, and I have tried to use perturbation method to approach the solutions. The differential equation has the form: \begin{...
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### Understanding Gillman's proof of the Chernoff bound for expander graphs

My question is about the proof of Claim 1 in this paper: Gillman (1993). At the end of the proof, the author says: The matrix product $U^\top\sqrt{D^{-1}}(P+(\mathrm{e}^x-1)B(0)-\mu I)\sqrt{D}U$, ...
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### Second-order perturbation expansion for singular value decomposition

Let $A = U\Sigma V^T$ be the singular value decomposition (SVD) of a $n\times m$ matrix $A$. Let $\tilde{A} = A + \epsilon P$ be a perburbation of $A$. It is possible, using tools from Matrix ...
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### Behaviour of eigenspaces of adjacency matrices after a single change to the graph

Say I know the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of an adjacency matrix of an unweighted graph. Can I say anything about the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of an adjacency matrix of a graph with one extra ...
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### Spectral radius's relation with row sum

Let $A$ be a non-negative $N \times N$ square matrix with $a_{i,i}=0, 1 \leq i \leq N$. Also, let $r_i$ be the $i$-th row sum of $A$. I know that $\rho(A)$, the spectral radius of $A$, is bounded as ...
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### Spectral radius of a non-negative matrix after moving and replicating an element

Let $A$ be a non-negative square matrix and its spectral radius (i.e., it's largest eigenvalue) be $\rho(A)$. I need to do the following operation to $A$ and compare the resulting spectral radii. ...
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### Eigenvalue-related statements [closed]

(I understand this question might not be appropriate for this website, but it has been asked on MathStackexchange and did not receive any replies even with a bounty) How can I prove that the ...
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### Perturbation of Linear Programs

Consider the linear program, $$\begin{array}{ll} \text{maximize} & c^T x\\ \text{subject to} & Ax \leq b\\ & x \geq 0\end{array}$$ I want to study the sensitivity of the optimal $x^*$ ...
Even in a linear second order equation like $x''+x'+\epsilon x=0$ the standard asymptotic expansion has a secular term already in the first order of $\epsilon$, namely x(t)=a_0+b_0e^{-t}+\epsilon(...