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In general topology, dimension theory studies various notions of dimension defined for topological spaces, for example Lebesgue covering dimension, small and large inductive dimension or Hausdorff dimension. In commutative algebra, dimension can be defined for commutative rings.

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### A short proof for $\dim(R[T])=\dim(R)+1$?

If $R$ is a commutative ring, it is easy to prove $\dim(R[T]) \geq \dim(R)+1$. For noetherian $R$, we have equality. Every proof I'm aware of uses quite a bit of commutative algebra and non-trivial ...
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### When a function is a dimension?

The concept of dimension is used in many different contexts. Generally a dimension is a function that has as domain some family of sets ad has value on a set that, in the most common situations, is ...
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### How to find family of functions

I want to find the family of functions with this property: $$\epsilon F\left(\frac{x}{\epsilon}\right)=\epsilon^r F(x)\quad\text{with}\ x,\epsilon, r \in \mathbb{R}$$ ($\epsilon$ and r are ...
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### The critical value of an infinte sum over [0,1).

Consider $f(s)=\displaystyle\sum_{i=1}^\infty r_i^s$ where $s\in[0,\infty)$ and $0<r_i<1$. Under what conditions can we claim that there exists some $s$ such that $f(s)=1$. I know that some ...
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### How to characterize the dimension of a manifold using homology?

This might be a trivial question but I'm a physicist, not a mathematician. For me, the n dimensional euclidean space is n dimensional as a vector space. I have heard however that there more intrinsic ...
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### Rank of a matrix over a principal ideal domain

I apologize if my question is stupid but I'm not very familiar with matrices over a principal ideal domain $R$ (For example, $R=\mathbb{Z}$ or $R=\mathbb{R}[X]$). I was wondering how to define the ...
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### Why is there a need for other coordinate systems?

I have been wondering a lot about this. I have just reached A-Levels, and I have chosen the course Further Math. In class, we were talking about the Parallel coordinate system, but I didn't really see ...
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### Multi-dimensional naughts and crosses: victory for first player?

In a $2$-dimensional checkerboard which is $2\times2$, the player going first necessarily achieves $2$ in a row. In a $3$-dimensional board which is $3\times3\times3$, a player going first using a ...
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### On the covering dimension of an image under a continuous function

I'm trying to solve the following exercise: Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space and let $U_1,...,U_n$ be a cover of $X$ of order $m$. Let $z_1,...,z_n\in\mathbb{R}^N$ for some $N$ be in general ...
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### Do mathematicians visualise what 4D would look like when they are working with abstract 4D concepts?

I was wondering if mathematicians do truly have a sense of visualising what the fourth dimension would look like in general, such as the fourth dimension as found in hypercubes. I know that we, as 3D ...
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### Cohomological dimension of an orbit space in Alexander-Spanier theory

Take a ring $R$ and define $cd_R(X)$ ("cohomological dimension over $R$") to be the maximum of the integers $m$ such that $H^m(X; R)\neq 0$, where $H^*$ denotes the Alexander-Spanier cohomology. Now ...
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### Proof of an inequality about set in four-dimensional space

It is needed to prove that for set $A \subset N^4$ $3\log|A|\le \log|\pi_{1,2,3}(A)|+\log|\pi_{1,2,4}(A)|+\log|\pi_{1,3,4}(A)|+\log|\pi_{2,3,4}(A)|$ where $\pi_{i,j,k}(A)$ is a projection of $A$ on ...
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### Prove that this condition is true on an Zariski open set

Why is there an Zariski open set of $P\in GL(n,\mathbb{R})$ such that $P\,\text{diag}(1,\dots,1,-1)P^{-1}$ can be conjugated by a diagonal matrix $D$ to get an orthogonal matrix? Note that ...
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### Infimum of fractal dimensions left by almost-disjoint-disk covering of plane

Answers to this question show that it is not possible to cover the plane by almost-disjoint closed disks. As note in the comments, the Appollonian Gasket leaves a set of fractal dimension ...
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### Hausdorff dimension of a ball

Let $\{f_1,\dots,f_m\}$ be an IFs and $E_n$ be the associated self similar set. It's known that $E_n$ is a union of disjoint balls $B(x_i,R\cdot r^n)$ (balls with same radius but not the same ...
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### Hausdorff dimension of closed intervals is not changed under $f(x)$

Let $f(x)=x^2$. Prove that for any $E\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ the dimension of image is not changed i.e $$\dim_HE=\dim_H(f(E))$$ Any set in $\mathbb{R}$ can be represnted as a countable union of ...
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### Von Neumann and Hausdorff continuous dimensions are related?

Von Neumann in his book Continuous Geometry introduced (in a suitable lattice) a dimension function that has a continuous range. The definition of a dimension function is axiomatic: see Continuous ...
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### Depth and kernel of multiplication map

If $A$ is a commutative $k$-algebra, $\mu: A\otimes_k A\rightarrow A$ is its multplication map and $I$ is the kernel of that map (viewed as an $A\otimes_k A$-module map) then what is the relationship ...
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### Krull dimension of localization

If $R$ is a commutative ring and $m$ a maximal ideal therein, then what are the conditions for the Krull dimension of $R$ equaling to the Krull dimension of $R_m$?
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### Hochschild dimension

I'm curious; if $A$ ia a commutative $k$-algebra over a field $k$ of global dimension $n$, then is its $A^e$-projective dimension $2n$ (this is also sometimes called the Hochschild cohomological ...
A regular topological space $X$ has inductive dimension smaller or equal to n if and only if: ($n=-1$) $X=\emptyset$; ($n>-1$) The space $X$ has a base of opens $\mathscr{B}$ such that, for all ...