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About Mordell's Theorem (Elliptic Curves)

I've just finished the proof of Mordell's Theorem given in the book "Rational Points on Elliptic Curves " by Silverman. One of the key lemmas used in the proof of the theorem is: Let ...
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Which harvard course should I take? [on hold]

apologies if I'm on the wrong website or anything. I'll be starting math at Harvard next year but am at a loss as to which course I should start with. I have a good background in competition math (so ...
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Reference request for this topics

I need a good reference to learn these topics Markov Chains in discrete time.    1.1. Classification of states, recurrence notions of transience.    1.2. Stationary measure.    1.3. ...
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Difference between proof-based calculus and analysis?

When I asked a teacher at school what the difference between calculus and analysis he said that calculus is essentially analysis without proofs. So where does proof-based calculus lie? Is it somewhere ...
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What proof uses both the Riemann Hypothesis and its negation?

Some time ago I happened to see a proof that was remarkable in that it used both the Riemann Hypothesis and its negation. That is, it considered the two cases: RH is true, and RH is false, obtaining, ...
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What are good references for the action of $\Gamma := \pi_1(S)$ on $S^1 = \partial \mathbb{H}^2$, where $S$ is a closed hyperbolic surface

To give some examples: what can we say about the action of $\Gamma$ on the set $V$ of points of $S^1$ that are not fixed for any element of $\Gamma$? Does there exist a Borel fundamental domain for ...
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Looking for reference to solve a problem (representation theory, I think?)

this question appeared on an algebra qualifying exam: Let $R$ be the group algebra $\mathbf{C}[S_3]$. How many nonisomorphic, irreducible, left modules does $R$ have and why? Would I be able to ...
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Does the restriction of the Thom class of a submanifold to the cohomology of the submanifold give the Chern class of the normal bundle?

Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold of (complex) dimension $d$, let $i\colon Y\hookrightarrow X$ be a regular complex submanifold of (complex) codimension $k$, let $\mathcal{N}_{Y/X}$ be the normal ...
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Why do we call a linear mapping “linear mapping”? [migrated]

What are the historical reasons that created the term "linear mapping"?
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How to prove it and how to solve it

Tomorrow I will begin my studies, real analysis, however I have some difficulties in making statements so I thought before starting the study in real analysis, learn how to do demonstrations properly. ...
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Lie algebra and Lie group cohomology, reference request

Who can give me a good reference (better if introductory/motivated) about Lie group cohomology, Lie algebra cohomology, and the link between the two? Thanks.
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How can I calculate the formula of this fractal-like structure?

I did the following fractal-like structure manually, and I was trying to convert it to a formula (or an algorithm including formulas) to compute some parts of the drawing, but I get lost due to the ...
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Mixing up seating charts: Measuring “mixedness” over time

Background: My class has $10$ students and $3$ tables; naturally, the students are distributed with $3, 3,$ and $4$ seated at the individual tables. On the second day of class, students sat in the ...
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Categories that differ in morphisms

Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be two (small) categories defined over the same set of objects: that is, $C_1$ and $C_2$ differ only in their hom-sets. Specifically, $Hom(C_1) \neq Hom(C_2)$, and $Hom(C_1) \cap ...
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Set of functions from a finite field to the integers

Has the set of functions $\mathbb{F}_q \to \mathbb{Z}$ endowed with pointwise addition and additive/multiplicative convolution been studied? Does anyone know a reference or keywords to search for? ...
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“Elementary Set Theory - Leung, Chen” - Solution manual? [on hold]

I'm trying to study some ST on me own :-) ! I have found a very nice book with lots of problems but without any solution to the problems. Do you guys know whether someone have made a solution manual ...
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Reference help about fuzzy logic and fuzzy set

Good afternoon, I'm trying to learn about Fuzzy alone, I was using some texts on the Internet about it, but it was very difficult to learn. I want to learn about Fuzzy set as shaper of uncertainty. ...
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Reference for the statement “bilinear form $a$ is symmetric if and only if the operator $S$ is self-adjoint”

Thanks to Riesz representation theorem, a continues bilinear (sesquilinear) form on Hilbert space $$a: \mathcal H\times \mathcal H\rightarrow\mathbb R \ \ (\text{or} \ \ \mathbb C)$$ can be ...
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Is optimal bound for Alcuin's triangular city problem known?

Alcuin's triangular city problem is Problem 28 from Propositiones ad Acuendos Juvenes. There is a triangular city which has one side of 100 feet, another side of 100 feet, and a third of 90 ...
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Intervals of integers modulo n

Do the following related concepts appear anywhere in literature? Denoting an "interval" in the integers modulo $n$ by $[i,j] = \{i, i+1, \dotsc, j\}$. For example, in modulo 6, $[5,3] = ...
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What is this 2-D array of numbers called?

Define $c(n,r)$ ($n\in\Bbb N;r\in\Bbb Z$) by setting $c(0,-1)=-1$, $c(0,0)=1$, and $c(0,r)=0$ otherwise, with all further $c(n, r)$ given recursively by $$c(n+1,r)=rc(n,r-1)-(r+1)c(n,r)$$(rather in ...
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Good resources for studying independence proofs

I've finished most of Enderton's set theory. And I intend to spend some time studying independence proofs. I'm more interested in independence of axiom of choice not CH. From I know so far, there ...
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Quartic spline explanation

I need to use a quartic spline (natural spline) for a robotics application. However, most of the documents explaining splines focus on quadratic and cubic splines. Could you please give me some ...
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What is known about the sum $\sum\frac1{p^p}$ of reciprocals of primes raised to themselves?

Consider the following series: $$\sum_{p\in\mathcal{P}}\frac{1}{p^p}$$ where $\mathcal{P}$ is the set of all prime numbers: $\mathcal{P}=\{2,3,5,7,11,13,\ldots\}$. My question is: Is this a ...
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Math study plan for first year uni [on hold]

firstly apologies if threads like this aren't allowed on this site. I will be starting undergraduate math next year. At the moment I have no background at all in higher math. Here are the books I am ...
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On proving $(f^{-1})'(b) = \frac{1}{f'(a)}. $ where $b = f(a)$.

Could somebody kindly provide a proof or a reference to a proof of this fact: Let $ I $ be an open interval, and suppose that $ f: I \to \mathbb{R} $ is one-to-one and continuous on $ I $. If $ f ...
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Need ''The diameter of the prime graph of a finite group'' by Lucido

I need a paper by Lucido, I am studying prime graphs to make a presentation in Group theory class, which is here on degruyter. Now, my college doesn't have access to degruyter (although is has to many ...
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Blogs by mathematicians of our days [on hold]

Please, provide a link to blogs of mathematicians( not those of Terence Tao, Timothy Gowers[and which are present on their pages] say, as I'm already familiar with them).
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Discrete version of Sylvester's Law of Inertia

Given a matrix $A\in\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$, we denote by symbol $\mathrm{In}_d (n_<,n_>,n_1)$, the discrete inertia (or inertia w.r.t. the unit circle) of $A$, where $n_<,n_>$ and $n_1$ ...
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The 1-Norm on a Quantum Group as a Supremum

To this MO question, Yemon Choi comments that If $\tau$ is a faithful normal trace on a von Neumann algebra $M$, then IIRC $\tau(|x|)$ is equal to the supremum of $|\tau(xy)|$ as $y$ runs over all ...
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The equivalent of least squares, but for vectors

Given a set of poins, one can use a fitting method such as least squares to find the straight (or the parabola, or the 3rd grade equivalent) that's closest to all points at the same time (via ...
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Reference Book for Calculus

I've made this post as detailed as I can so as to give you a fair idea of my level. Calculus (particularly Integration) is my passion and frankly I spend all my free time learning as much of it as I ...
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Group Theory: Suggest video lecture (In English)

Please suggest video lecture for following topics in Group Theory. Revision of definition and examples of groups, subgroups. Cyclic Groups, Classification of subgroups of cyclic groups. Permutation ...
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Transcendence of Values of Beta Function

Wikipedia mentions that the number $$a = \dfrac{\Gamma\left(\dfrac{1}{4}\right)}{\pi^{1/4}}$$ is transcendental. Since $\Gamma(1/2) = \sqrt{\pi}$ the above number $a$ seems to connected to a ...
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What are some easier books for studying martingale?

What are some easier books for studying martingale? They are defined to be comprehensive but easier than Roger and William's martingale book. For example, to study Q and F martingales? It should ...
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Prerequisites “Homology Theory of Algebraic Varieties” by Wallace

I bought this book because the title was very interesting, the description as well and the price very cheap. You can read it here in PDF. Unfortunately, I realized after reading the first lines I was ...
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Where can I find ths paper about a diophantine equation?

https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=15345230964505461139 I couldn't access this paper anywhere. It would be very helpful if anybody could explain the way how Nagell solved the diophantine ...
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Special class of Brenke Polynomials

I was wondering if there are any particular papers dealing with a particular class of Brenke Polynomials, defined as $$A(t)B(xt)=\sum_{n\ge 0}P_n(x)t^n$$ where $A=B$ or, where $A(t)=C(B(t),t)$ for a ...
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Elementary number theory - prerequisites

Since summer comes with a lot of spare time, I've decided to select a mathematical subject I want to learn as much as possible about over the next three months. That being said, number theory really ...
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Graph Theory text for social scientist.

I am a graduate student in Economics. I have a decent grounding in maths, but I've never studied graph theory or combinatorics. I need to study graph theory in order to analyse production networks. ...
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The related concepts to a special statement

I saw the following statement later but I don't know it is true or not and I don't remember its reference: Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are non-empty sets and $G$ is a group with the generating set $A$ ...
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Transitivity of discriminant for flat algebras

Let $A$ be an finite flat $R$-algebra and $A'$ be an finite flat $A$-algebra such that it is also finite flat as an $R$-algebra. Then we have a notion of discriminant ideals ...
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Graphs associated with rings and modules

There are several articles in the literature that deals with some interesting graphs associated with rings and modules. For example The zero-divisor graphs D. F. Anderson, P. S. Livingston, The ...
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is every n-dimensional subspace of l2 isometrically isomorphic to l2n?

Let $E$ be an $n$-dimensional subspace of $\ell_2$. I seem to recall hearing that $E$ must be isometrically isomorphic to $\ell_2^n$, but I can't see why this would be the case, nor can I find a ...
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What are equivalent way of defining Lebesgue integration? [closed]

Is there any book or lecture notes which tells all the equivalent way of defining Lebesgue integration?
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Desk Reference Question: Linear Algebra and its Applications by Lay or Strang? Or Handbook of Linear Algebra?

I would like a good working desk reference for linear algebra for someone in applied mathematics (no proving abstract theorems). I saw the Handbook of Linear Algebra as well, but I am concerned it may ...
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a theory of transcendental functions?

Lately I've been interested in transcendental functions but as I tried to search for books or articles on the theory of transcendental functions, I only obtained irrelevant results (like calculus ...
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Modular curves over finite fields

I'm looking for a detailed reference for modular curves over finite fields, such as $X(N)$, $X_1(N)$, and $X_0(N)$. There seems to be a lot of literature dealing with them over $\mathbb{C}$, but I'm ...
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Can't we really add together two points on a manifold?

Let us consider a classical mechanical system with observables being smooth functions $C^\infty(X)$ on a Poisson manifold $X$. The algebra of observables will be denoted as $A$ Next we can define ...
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Replicating Kolmogorov's Counterexample for Fourier Series in Context of Fourier Transforms

It is a famous result of Kolmogorov that there exists a (Lebesgue) integrable function on the torus such that the partial sums of Fourier series of $f$ diverge almost everywhere (a.e.). More ...