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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What would a tesseract actually look like?

Say our world is actually 4-dimensional, and I have a tesseract sitting on my table. To a being only capable of perceiving 3 dimensions, what would it actually look like? Would it just look like a ...
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Distance and Coordinates in fractional dimensions and the creation of functions with non-integral numbers of paramters.

Background: The Euclidean distance between two points in $n$ dimensions, where $n$ is a positive integer, and position can be described by a vector is given by... $$D_E=\left(\sum_{k=1}^n ...
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Fourier dimension of a measure restricted to an open set

Suppose that the measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ has Fourier dimension $\beta$, which is to say that \begin{equation*} \beta= \sup\left\{\gamma \leq n : |\hat{\mu}(x)| \leq ...
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Singular points of one-to-one mapping on rectifiable set

Let $E$ be an $s$-rectifiable set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ of positive $s$-dimensional Hausdorff measure $H^s(E)>0$. The original question I have is: Can there exist a one-to-one Lipschitz function ...
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The unit square has dimension two?

Show that the Lebesgue Covering Dimension of the unit square $I^2$ with $I=[0,1]$ is two. I know that a compact subset of Euclidean space $\Bbb R^n$ has Lebesgue dimension at most $n$. So it ...
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Interpreting infinite integer lattice as a manifold of negative dimension

Various fractal dimensions coincide on self-similar fractals as the logarithm of self-copies the fractal includes divided by the logarithm of the factor by which the copies are smaller than the ...
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Short proof of the coincidence of left dom.dim., right dom.dim. and relative dom.dim. for semi-primary left QF-3 rings?

is there a short and/or elementary proof of the following fact (which is taken from theorem 7.7 from H. Tachikawa, ‘‘Quasi-Frobenius Rings and Generalizations’’, Springer Lecture Notes in ...
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Canonical $\pi$ dimensional space?

Can we talk about a canonical space of dimension $\pi$? Is there anything like $\mathbb R^\pi$? Have anyone met any fractal of dimension $\pi$?
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Topological dimension of a countable dense set

I'm reading a (dynamical systems) paper in which topological dimension figures. In my situation, I'm trying to compute the topological dimension of the subset of the $d$-dimensional torus consisting ...
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(quasi)coherent rings for which $\dim R[T]\neq \dim R+1$

What are some some examples of (quasi)coherent rings for which $\dim R[T]\neq \dim R+1$? Why (hopefully geometrically) should we not always have equality? Notation. Let $I,J$ be two ideals of ...
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Lipschitz continuous one-to-one mapping from subset $K\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ of positive measure to $\mathbb{R}^{n-1}$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}^{n-1}$ and $K\subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a set of positive Lebesgue measure. What kind of regularity do we have to impose on $f$ (e.g., $C^1$, Lipschitz) to conclude ...
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Can more 2 dimensional shapes be tessellated in higher dimensions?

I know only triangles, parallelograms, and hexagons can be tessellated on a plane, but could something like a regular pentagon be tessellated infinitely in 3 dimensions or more? I think a bit of a ...
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What is the point of view when we say $\mathbb{R}^n$ has dimension $n$ in mathematical analysis?

I know there are several different ways to define the dimension. What is the correct point of view to say that $\mathbb{R}^n$ has dimension $n$ in mathematical analysis?
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Reference Needed: Krull Dimension equals Minkowski Dimension

I'm looking for a reference that basically states that the Krull dimension of an algebraic set in $\mathbb{R}$ equals the Minkowski dimension of the set. It is common knowledge that the Krull ...
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Defining the Rank of a Projective Module

I am trying to understand the definition of rank for a projective module over a noncommutative ring. The definition I am using is: A sufficient condition for the rank of a free module over a ring ...
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Hausdorff dimension calculation of union of sets

$F$ is a Cantor set in $(0,1)$, $\dim_HF=1/5$. What's the $\dim_HE$ where $E=(F×R)\cup(R×F)$? By the product properties, I know that and $\dim_H(F×[0,1])=6/5=1+1/5$, which is the sum of hausdorff ...
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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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prove the subspace is equal to L1∩L2

Let $L1,L2$ be subspaces of $V$ and $dim(L1+L2)=1+L1 \cap L2$ Show that $L1 \subseteq L2$ or $L2 \subseteq L1$ and $L1+L2= L1$ or $L2$ it's has something to do with if $L1,L2 \ne L1 \cap L2$ ...
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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 ...
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On the definition of (small) inductive dimension

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 ...
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Number of touching triplets in hypersphere packing contact graph

I would like to know what is curently known about the number $N$ of touching-triplets involving a given vertex $V$ in the contact-graph of $d$-hypersphere packings. For $d=2$ and $d=3$, one has $N = ...
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Can correlation dimension of an attractor exceed the dimension of the space?

Here is the definition of the correlation dimension: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correlation_dimension Is there a proof that the correlation dimension cannon exceed the dimension of the space?
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Kernel of an infinite dimensional operator

Can the Kernel of an infinite dimensional operator have $\dim=0$? I am thinking to the annihilation ($\hat E$) and creation ($\hat E^\dagger$) operators. Suppose, in fact, we have an infinite but ...
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How can i evaluate a parabolic region in 2-Dimensions onto n-Dimensions?

I am working on the K-Nearest Neighbor algorithm and have the solution to a problem as a parabola in 2-dimensional space. Should I continue this solution onwards to n-dimensions (and thereby create ...
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Buckingham Π-Theorem

I'm about to conduct some experiments concerning a welding process. To prepare for this I wanted to do a dimensional analysis of the process. So I read a lot about the Π-Theorem and I was able to ...
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Separation of Euclidean Space

Consider a finite collection $\mathcal{H}$ of hyperplanes of $\mathbb{R}^n$ that have a common line. Given some $A \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ that is homeomorphic to a subset of $\bigcup\mathcal{H}$, ...
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Hilbert (polynomial) dimension and dimension of a support of a module

$\newcommand{\Supp}{\mathrm{Supp}}$ $\newcommand{\Ann}{\mathrm{Ann}}$ Let $X$ be an affine algebraic variety (over a field $K$, can assume it is algebraicaly closed), $M$ a finitely generated ...
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Covering dimension of the union

Let $\{{A_n}\}$ be the closed subsets of $X$, such that ${A_n} \subset \operatorname{Int}{A_{n + 1}}$ and $ \cup {A_n} = X$, if $A_1$ and all $\operatorname{cl}(A_n-A_{n-1})$ have the covering ...
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Disjointness of stars in a simplicial complex in $\ell_2$

Definitions Let's consider a full $n$-dimensional simplicial complex $C$ in $\ell_2(X)$. By that I mean a set of all functions $f:X \to[0,1]$ such that $\sum_{x\in X}f(x)=1$ and there are at most ...
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Obtaining a solution space to an inverse kinematics problem (mapping a higher dimensional space onto a lower one)

I have a 15 dimensional space (corresponding to 15 joints of a robot, 5 joints for each of two legs, and another 5 joints for the right arm). I'll call this space A. Bear in mind that each of the 15 ...
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Intersection/conjunction matrix and transforms?

I'm looking for a method to understand particular types of inclusion/intersection between objects (sets). Say I have a collection of sets, and between every pair of sets [A,B] I can derive a number ...
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Is there a simple proof that the covering dimension of the complement of $Q^2$ is one?

It can be shown that dim $R^2\setminus Q^2$ is 1 since this set has no interior. Is there a simple direct proof that does not use the equivalence of the small inductive dimension with the covering ...
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Codimension of subspaces of a sphere

Let consider the three following sets : $S_1 = \{ (x,y,z) \in \mathbb{R}^3\; |\; x^2+y^2+z^2=1 \}$ $S_2 = \{ (x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2\; |\; \exists z\in \mathbb{R}, \; x^2+y^2+z^2=1 \}$ $S_3 = \{ x ...
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Codimension 1 - points on curve

Let C be a plane curve. What are the objets of codimension 1 in C ? Are points of codimension 1 on C ? Thanks