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float vector to binary integer vector transformation preserving dot product

Is there a transformation of a set of float vectors to a set of binary integer vectors that preserves the dot product. I found conformal transformations but I'm interested in large vectors (size 300) ...
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How to transform a semilattice into lattice [closed]

I need to transform a complete semilattice according to intersection and with a unity member into a lattice. I have been researching this problem and can't understand where to start and how to resolve ...
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Subcategory of sets with surjective mapping [closed]

Im new at algebra and Im trying to prove that a subcategory of Set category , where the objects are sets and morphisms are surjective mappings is really a subcategory and it is not full. The first ...
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Exact sequence of modules exercise

Show that if $$0 \rightarrow M_1 \xrightarrow{f} M_2 \xrightarrow{g} M_3$$ is an exact sequence of $R$-modules, then for all $R$-module $$0 \rightarrow \operatorname{Hom}_R(M,M_1) \xrightarrow{f_*} ...
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Group presentation and Smith normal form

Problem Let $A=\langle a,b: a-3b=0,3a=3b \rangle$ and $B=\mathbb Z^3/S$ with $S=\{m \in \mathbb Z^3: m_1+2m_2+m_3=0, 5|m_3 \}$. Calculate $\operatorname{Hom}_{\mathbb Z}(A,B)$. My attempt at a ...
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Does there exist a surjective homomorphism between every pair of monoids? [closed]

Say we have two monoids $N,M$ and w.l.o.g. assume that $|N| \geq |M|$. Does there exist a surjective homomorphism $\varphi : N \to M$?
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Unique morphism from the additive group $\mathbb Q$ to $\mathbb Z$

I am trying to prove that the only group homormorphism from $\mathbb Q$ to $\mathbb Z$ is the trivial one but I couldn't Suppose there is $x \in \mathbb Q$ : $f(x)=z \neq 0$. We can write ...
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Group action and semidirect product

Let $m,n \in \mathbb N$, $k$ a field, $X=(k^{n\times m},+)$, and we consider the groups $GL(n,k)$ and $GL(m,k)$. Let $K:=GL(n,k) \times GL(m,k)$. We define \begin{align*} K\times X &\to X\\ ...
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$\mathbb R[X]/\langle X^4-1\rangle \cong \mathbb R \times \mathbb R \times \mathbb C$

I am trying to prove the isomorphism $\mathbb R[X]/\langle X^4-1\rangle \cong \mathbb R \times \mathbb R \times \mathbb C$. I will write what I did so you can help me from there. First notice that ...
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Direct sum of simple modules and Schur's Lemma

Suppose $M,N$ are two non-isomorphic simple $R$-modules. For $m,n\geq1$, is it true that $$ \text{Hom}_R(M^{\oplus m},N^{\oplus n})\cong\hat{0}\,? $$ I think it's true by Schur's Lemma. ...
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Two quotient morphisms and universal property

I am reading some notes on group theory and I am having some doubts related to the following: Let $S \lhd G$ and let $\rho:G \to Q, \space \rho': G \to Q'$ be two quotients of $G$ by $S$. Then, by ...
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Is proper morphism from affine scheme affine?

I'm reading Mumford-Oda's lecture notes http://www.math.upenn.edu/~chai/624_08/mumford-oda_chap1-6.pdf. And they use the fact:"Let $f:U \to Y$ be a proper morphism of noetherian schemes and $U$ is ...
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Proving an isomporphism between all real 2x2 matrix under addition and $R \oplus R \oplus R \oplus R$

Here is my current issue: Let $M$ be the group of all real 2x2 matrices under addition. Let $N=R \oplus R \oplus R \oplus R$ be a group under vector addition. Prove the $M$ and $N$ are isomorphic. ...
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Affine space and vector space isomorphisme

Let $X\ \mathbb{K}$-be vector space, ($X,\overrightarrow{X}$) an affine space and $O$ et $O^{'}$ let $f: X_{O} \to X_{O^{'}} P \mapsto f(P)=P+\overrightarrow{OO^{'}}$ $X_{0}$ design The ...
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Endomorphism example of infinite vector space

Give an example of infinite vector space $V$ and it's endomorphism $F: V \rightarrow V$ that : a) $F$ is Monomorphism but not Epimorphism b) $F$ is Epimorphism but not Monomorphism Thanks for help.
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Question about composition of categories

I'm reading the following to get a high-level overview of categories. http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Haskell/Category_theory In this, they have this image: and the author makes this claim: So ...
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(Updated): Finding the kernel of a ring morphism

Let $m,n \in \mathbb{Z} \setminus \lbrace 0 \rbrace $, consider $$\varphi: \begin{cases} \mathbb{Z}_{/<m \cdot n >} &\longrightarrow \mathbb{Z}_{/<m>} \times ...
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ring morphism from a group ring to another ring

I've read that if $S$ is a commutative ring, then $Hom_R(R[G],S)=Hom_R(R,S)\times Hom_{Gr}(G,\mathcal U(S))$. I've tried to show this equality but I couldn't. If $\phi: R[G] \to S$ is a ring ...
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Relationships between initial/terminal objects and initial/terminal morphisms (if any) in the same category.

The definition of initial and terminal objects given here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Initial_and_terminal_objects makes sense to me. The definition of initial and terminal morphisms given here ...
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Dimension and morphism with finite fibers

I'm studying the dimension of projective varieties and in the literature I'm reading I have the following statement: "If $f : X → Y$ is a morphism with finite fibers, i. e. such that $f^{−1}(P)$ ...
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Describe the automorphisms of this $\mathbf{Z}$-module

This follows up on what I thought was a good question which has now been deleted, asking about the automorphisms of the multiplicative group $\mathbf{Q}^{*}$. Is there a relatively simple ...
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group of module homomorphisms is a module

I am trying to solve the following problem: Let $M$ and $N$ be two left $A$-modules. Prove that $Hom_A(M,N)$ has a left $Z(A)$-module structure with: $(a.f)(m)=a.f(m)$. Show $Hom_A(A,N) \cong N$ as ...
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$\mathbb R[X,Y,Z]/\langle Y-X^5,Z-Y^5\rangle \cong \mathbb R[X]$

I am trying to show that the rings $\mathbb R[X,Y,Z]/\langle Y-X^5,Z-Y^5\rangle$ and $\mathbb R[X]$ are isomorphic. I am pretty lost on how to do this. I suppose that the idea is to exhibit an ...
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Ring morphisms, group ring problem

Prove that if $A$ is a ring and $G$ is a group, then the map $$Hom(\mathbb Z[G],A) \to Hom(G,\mathcal U(A))$$ which sends $f \rightarrow f|G$ is a bijection. First of all, I am having some problem ...
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Statements about groups, monomorphism and epimorphism

Problem Let $f:G \to G'$ be a monomorphism. Determine if the following statements are true or false: (i) $G'$ is noncommutative implies $G$ is noncommutative. (ii) $G'$ is cyclic implies $G$ is ...
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degree of morphism of schemes

Let $\phi: Y \to X$ be a finite etale morphism of proper smooth connected schemes over a field $K$ and suppose that the induced morphism $\phi: \overline{Y} \to \overline{X}$ has degree $n$, where ...
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Automorphism of $(\mathbb{R}, <)$ that takes a finite set of reals to a set of naturals

I was working on another of Enderton's logic book exercises (specifically, exercise 20 (b) from section 2.2, p. 102), and, as part of the exercise, he asks us to show that, for any finite set of real ...
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Ring homomorphism $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb C$ such that $f(\mathbb R) \subset \mathbb R$

Exercise Find all the ring homomorphisms $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb C$ such that $f(\mathbb R) \subset \mathbb R$ My attempt at a solution In a previous problem I've already proved that the only ...
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Statements about ring homomorphisms and division rings

Problem Decide whether the following statements are false or not. 1) If $A$ is a commutative ring such that every ring homomorphism different from the null morphism $\phi:A \to A'$ is injective, ...
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How to show $\alpha=i_L$ and other equalities without using isomorphism?

This is a question of Commutative Algebra.It was given in my class.I was able to solve it to some extend.But I have some doubts. Please help me. Thnx in advance. $A$ is a commutative ring with ...
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Abstract Monomorphism 3 part Question

I have been working on this problem for an hour now and gotten nowhere: Let $G$ be any group and $A(G)$ the set of all 1-1 mappings of $G$, as a set, onto itself. Define $L_a : G \rightarrow G$ by ...
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Ring homomorphisms from $\Bbb Q$ into a ring

Let $A$ be a ring. I'm trying to prove that there is only one ring homomorphism (different from the zero one) from $\Bbb Q$ into $A$ or there are no ring homomorphisms between $\Bbb Q$ and $A$. ...
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Group's morphisms

I know that the constant map equal to $1$ and the signature are two group's morphisms from the group of permutations $(\mathcal S_n,\circ)$ to the group $(\Bbb C^*,\times)$. My question is: Can we ...
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Must diagrams be commutative?

Given a category C and a function $ \Theta : Mor(\textbf{C}) \times Mor(\textbf{C}) \longrightarrow Mor(\textbf{Rel}) $ and suppose that the relation, with $(r,s)\in\Theta(u,\bar{u})$ and so forth, ...
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Characterizing kernel of ring morphism

Let $K$ be a field and define a ring morphism $$\psi: K[x_1,x_2, \dots , x_n, y_1, y_2, \dots , y_n] \rightarrow K(x_1,x_2, \dots , x_n)$$ by $\psi(x_i) =x_i$ and $\psi(y_i) =\frac{1}{x_i}$. I ...
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Linear algebra - Memorising proper definitions of homomorphism types

I am reading a book about linear algebra. On the basis of this book, I worked out the terminology below. Problem: To me, it looks like Wikipedia defines homomorphism differently. Apart from that: Do ...
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Equality of sets of local isomorphisms between relations

I'm still working on the first pages of Poizat's A Course in Model Theory. I'll state the basic definitions again, in order to avoid referring back to an early question: Poizat defines an isomorphism ...
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On the back and forth conditions for a set of partial isomorphisms

I've recently begun reading Poizat's A Course in Model Theory and already in the first pages I had some doubts. One odd (not necessarily bad) thing is that he defines notions such as isomorphism only ...
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An epimorphism from $\mathbb Z⊕\mathbb Z⊕\cdots$ to $\mathbb Q$

I want an explicit example of an epimorphism from $\mathbb Z⊕\mathbb Z⊕\cdots$ to $\mathbb Q$. Thanks.
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Normal subgroups, direct product and monomorphism problem

Let $G$ be a group and let$H,K$ be normal subgroups of $G$. Let $\pi_H,\pi_K$ be the projections on $H$ and $K$ respectively. Show that the map $$f:G/(H \cap K) \to G/H \times G/K$$ defined as ...
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Isomorphism between quotient groups

Exercise Let $f:G \to G'$ be an isomorphism and let $H\unlhd G$. If $H'=f(H)$, prove that $G/H \cong G'/H'$. As I've shown that $H'\unlhd G'$, I thought of defining $$\phi(Ha)=H'f(a)$$I was trying ...
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Abelian group and morphism equivalent statement

Exercise Show that the following statements are equivalent: $(i) \space G \space \text{is abelian.}$ $(ii) \space \text{the map f: G} \to \text{G defined as} \space f(x)=x^{-1} \space \text{is a ...
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Graph of a regular function. When is the projection on the first component birational?

Let $X$ be an irreducible variety over a field $k$ and $f$ a regular function on some open subset $U\subseteq X$. Let $F\subseteq X\times \mathbb{A}^1_k$ be the graph of $f$ and suppose that the graph ...
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Epimorphisms in two directions

Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a category. Consider the following statement: (S1) Whenever $A,B$ are objects and $\iota_1:A\to B$ and $\iota_2:B\to A$ are monomorphisms, then there is an isomorphism $\phi:A\to ...
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Extending a morphism to a finite algebraic field extension [duplicate]

I am trying to understand the proof of Theorem 5.21 in Introduction to Commutative Algebra, and am stuck on the portion underlined in red (note that $$\Sigma := \{(A,f) \mid A \text{ is a subring of ...
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Properties of varieties that can be lifted under etale morphisms

Let $X$,$Y$ be varieties over some field $k$ of char $0$ (not necessarily algebraically closed). Suppose we have an etale morphism $f : Y \to X$. My question: for what properties P can we say that ...
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Terminal objects of the category of morphisms

I'm reading Basic Category Theory for Computer Scientists by Benjamin C. Pierce and in exercice 1.4.6, he asks what the terminal objects are in $Set^\to$. Let $C$ be a category. The category ...
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Let $h: A \to B$ be a weak homomorphism. Is h$[A]$ a substructure of $B$?

A little bit more precise: let $\mathfrak{A}$ and $\mathfrak{B}$ be two structures. Define a weak homomorphism as a function $h: \mathfrak{A} \to \mathfrak{B}$ such that the folowing conditions are ...
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if a map is bijective, then it has inverse. is the inverse also bijective?

I asked this question because I want to know if given two groups that are isomorphic will always have the same order or not.
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Riesz homomorphism (Banach-Stone theorem)

Let $X,Y$ be compact Haussdorff spaces, and consider $$J:C(X)\to C(Y) $$ a bounded linear bijection such that $J(f\cdot g) = J(f)J(g)$. I know that if $T:C(X)\to C(Y)$ is a linear bijection, being ...