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References for Donaldson-Thomas theory and Pandharipande-Thomas theory?

I'm looking for good introductory references for Donaldson-Thomas theory and Pandharipande-Thomas theory. I know a bit about Gromov-Witten theory, but almost nothing about Donaldson-Thomas and ...
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What are some good resources for mathematical translation?

I am currently in the process of translating a lecture on the étale topology by John Hubbard from French into English (and from transparencies into Beamer). For the most part, the translation is ...
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Request for reference: Banach-type spaces as algebraic theories.

Sparked by Yemon Choi's answer to Is the category of Banach spaces with contractions an algebraic theory? I've just spent a merry time reading and doing a bit of reference chasing. Imagine my delight ...
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Truncated exact sequence of homotopy groups

This is a question about a name of a very useful lemma, that permits one in particular to show that smooth birational complex projective varieties have isomorphic fundamental groups. If this lemma ...
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Proofs without words

Can you give examples of proofs without words? In particular, can you give examples of proofs without words for non-trivial results? (One could ask if this is of interest to mathematicians, and I ...
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Elementary questions in arithmetic geometry

In many theories there is a rough divide between elementary problems that can be solved with "one's hands", and "deep results that require powerful tools". For example, I am told that Hodge theory is ...
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Martingales and Betting Strategies

Does anyone know of a good introduction to the theory of martingales and betting strategies from the point of view of statistics and/or probability theory? I'm looking for something basic, with lots ...
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Learning Topology

EDIT (Harry): Since this question in its original form was poorly stated (asked about topology rather than graph theory), but we have a list of Topology books in the answers, I guess you should go ...
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Reference for Learning Global Class Field Theory Using the Original Analytic Proofs?

Hi Everyone! I'm wondering if anyone knows of a reference for learning global class field theory using the original analytic proofs developed in the 1920s and 1930s. Almost every book I can find ...
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References for a certain generalization of Hochschild cohomology?

Let $C$ be an algebra. Let $E = C^{\otimes 2n}$ be the tensor product (over the ground field) of $2n$ copies of $C$. [EDIT: Or better, $E = C\otimes C^{op}\otimes C\otimes C^{op}\cdots\otimes C \...
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Examples of divisors on an analytical manifold

I am trying to understand divisors reading through Griffith and Harris but it is difficult to come up with any particular interesting example. I have browsed through Hartshone's book but everything is ...
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Twin Prime Conjecture Reference

I'm looking for a reference which has the first statement of the twin prime conjecture. According to wikipedia, nova, and several other quasi-reputable resources it is Euclid who first stated it, but ...
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Two conjectures by Gabber on Brauer and Picard groups

In a paper I need to make reference to 2 conjectures by Gabber (see Conjectures 2 and 3, page 1975) http://www.mfo.de/programme/schedule/2004/32/OWR_2004_37.pdf 1) Let $R$ be a strictly henselian ...
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Complexes of representations with complementary central charges

This is another question asking for references. There is an important phenomenon of correspondence between (complexes of) representations of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras with the complementary ...
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References/literature for pushouts in category of commutative monoids? [ed. - amalgams]

This is more of a request for pointers to relevant literature than a question per se. I am, erm, looking at a paper which uses a kind of iterated pushout construction to obtain a commutative monoid ...
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What books should I read before beginning Masaki Kashiwara's “Sheaves on Manifolds”

I am a beginner trying to learn about sheaves. I am trying to read Masaki Kashiwara's book "Sheaves on Manifolds", but I find it is not easy for me to understand. What other books should I read first,...
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References for equivariant K-theory

I want a good introduction to localization in equivariant $K$-theory. This introduction can be simple in several ways: I only care about torus actions. I only care about $K^0$. I only care about very ...
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CLT for stationary sequences with infinte variance

There is a well-known central limit theorem for as a stationary sequences. If $( X_n )_n$ is a sationary sequence and $E X_n=0$ then under suitable mixing conditions the sequence $S_n := n^{-1/2}\...
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Composite Residues with Determinant Denominators

I am looking for a good reference on composite residues of multi-variable contour integrals (something better and more explicit than Griffiths and Harris or Tsikh). This means I want to evaluate $\...
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A few questions on model theory, especially model theory of rings

I have never really read anything proper about model theory, so I have a few questions: Someone told me that a school of logicians managed to give a very short proof of Falting's Theorem using model ...
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Variant of binomial coefficients

I've recently come across a variant of the binomial polynomials, and I'm curious if anyone has seen these before. If so, I'd love a reference, a name, etc. First recall the following. If z is a ...
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Modular forms reference

If f is a weight 2 newform on $\Gamma_1(N)$ then there exists an abelian variety Af whose endomorphism algebra is isomorphic to the field generated by the coefficients of f. I've seen this proven in ...
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Good introductory references on algebraic stacks?

Are there any good introductory texts on algebraic stacks? I have found some readable half-finsished texts on the net, but the authors always seem to give up before they are finished. I have also ...
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Hopf Algebra Reference

I was talking this morning to a colleague who thinks about combinatorial Hopf algebras. He mentioned several rings, which are of interest in combinatorics, for which he didn't know whether a Hopf ...
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Can you construct a mapping space from local data? (looking for reference)

I'd to know if/where there is a reference for the following construction. Let C_*(maps(M, T)) denote the singular chains on the space of continuous maps from an n-...
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References for Lie superalgebras

Does anybody know good references to learn about Lie superalgebras? I started with Howe's "Remarks on classical invariant theory", which contains a study of osp(m,2n), and now I am reading Kac's '77 ...
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cohomology of moduli spaces

Does anyone know if there's any reference on the $\ell$-adic cohomology of some simple moduli spaces/Shimura varieties, like Siegel moduli varieties $A_{g,N}$ of genus $g$ and level $N,$ for small $g$ ...
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References for syntomic cohomology

Could anyone point to good readable references for learning about syntomic cohomology?
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Reference for the `standard' Tate curve argument.

I'd like a reference (e.g. something published somewhere that I can cite in a paper) for the proof of the following: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$ with minimal discriminant $\Delta$...
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Generic Noether Normalisation

Suppose that $M$ is a finitely generated module over $A=k[X_1,\ldots,X_n]$ of Krull dimension $m$ with $k$ an infinite field. Then one version of Noether normalisation says there is an $m$-dimensional ...
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References for homotopy colimit

(1) What are some good references for homotopy colimits? (2) Where can I find a reference for the following concrete construction of a homotopy colimit? Start with a partial ordering, which I will ...
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A reading list for topological quantum field theory?

Can you suggest a reading list, or at least a few papers that you think would be useful, for a beginner in topological quantum field theory? I know what the curvature of a connection is, know basic ...