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What is known about this well-ordering of the rationals in a finite interval?

Given any interval $I=(a,b) \subset \mathbb R^+$, we may order the rationals in $I$ with a denominator-first lexicographic order, as follows: First, we list, in increasing order of numerator, all $q ...
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Where can I find a proof of this result?

Does anyone know where I can find a proof of the underlined statement? Newman states it without a proof, and I could see how he gets $\dfrac {\sigma}{n} + O\left(\dfrac{1}{n^{3/2}}\right)$. Any ...
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Generalizations of pregeometries

Combinatorial geometries and pregeometries are important in classifying strongly minimal (as well as O-minimal) theories. More formally, a model of a strongly minimal (or an O-minimal) theory with the ...
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On Diophantine approximation and irrationality proofs

This question is an offshoot from this previous MSE post. I have a ratio of two numbers $a$ and $b$ (presumably both positive integers), where $a$ and $b$ are determined by some arithmetic / ...
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Voronoi Diagrams (Reference request)

I'm studying some solid state physics and I saw the definition of Wigner-Seitz cell (or Voronoi). I'd like to see some examples of this with rigorous mathematics. I mean just some simple cases like ...
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Reference Request : Quotients of nilpotent groups which are torsion free

I am currently writing my thesis and looking for a reference (or a short proof) to the following fact: Let $N$ be a finitely generated nilpotent group, and denote its central series by ...
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Trace theorems for arbitrary differentiability $k$, with embedding constants under control as $k\to\infty$

The usual trace theorem (with non-optimal exponents, but I don't care for those at the moment) says that $$ W^{1,p}(\Omega)\hookrightarrow L^p(\partial\Omega) $$ for Lipschitz domains. When ...
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A Good book for Combinatorial Theory

I am looking for a good book on Elementary Combinatorics (Olympiad level). For some reason I do not like Lint. I am currently reading "A Walk Through Combinatorics" by Miklos Bona and I find it really ...
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If $q^k n^2$ is an odd perfect number with Euler prime $q$, are the following statements known to hold in general?

(Note: This question has been cross-posted from MO.) Let $\sigma$ be the classical sum-of-divisors function. A number is said to be perfect if $\sigma(N)=2N$. If $q^k n^2$ is an odd perfect number ...
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Proof of Kolmogorov zero-one law in measure-theoretic setting

I have met, in some paper, the following form of the Kolmogorov zero-one law used: If $A\subseteq 2^\Bbb N$ is a subset of Cantor space such that when $x,y\in 2^\Bbb N$ are such that $x,y$ differ ...
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Total variation distance is complete

For a given measurable space $X$, $\mathcal{P}(X)$ denotes the space of all the probability measures on $X$. The total variation distance $\rho$ on $\mathcal{P}(X)$ is defined by: for $\mu, \nu \in ...
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The set of infinite sequences with finitely many nonzero values is dense.

Could I get a proof to this lemma or a reference if a proof is too time consuming?
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Textbooks for visual learners

Perhaps this question has already been asked (if so, please let me know) but I am looking for books that appeal to visual learners. I discovered that I am able to understand concepts much quicker ...
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Models of Linear Logic

I am looking for an introduction to the model theory of Linear Logic. Can you recommend any clear introductions? I am particularly interested in those models that regard coherence spaces.
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Review on Riemannian Geometry

I'm currently reading through Griffiths and Harris Principles of Algebraic Geometry, and the only subject in the foundational material section that I am not completely comfortable with is riemannian ...
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$L^1([0, 1]) \subset C([0, 1])^*$

Basically my question is: how can I prove that $L^1([0, 1]) \subset C([0, 1])^*$, where $C([0, 1])$ represents all continuous functions on $[0, 1]$, and the superscript $^*$ means the dual space. ...
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Roadmap to $p$-adic numbers: where a self-learner should look for references

TL;DR at the end of the question. I’m currently trying to learn as much as possible about p-adic numbers. I’m not sure what is the most fascinating part of the theory, but the use of the adjective ...
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where to begin with mathematical logic- text suggestions

My name is battlefrisk and I intend to pursue a career in either operations research or artificial intelligence. I have only taken a single class on logic, and I am considering buying a text on the ...
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Comprehensive Linear Algebra Text

Occasionally I come across a fact from linear algebra that I have not seen before. These facts are often obscured in search engines by either introductory texts or unrelated papers, and it is ...
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a question in De koninck and luca's analytic number theory [on hold]

what is your idea,can you introduce a book for these kind of problems?
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Reference on Gibbs phenomenon

I need a reference that explains the following result (also known as the Gibbs phenomenon) Let $g$ be a $2\pi$-periodic function, $C^1$ per pieces (i.e., there exists a partition $x_1 < \cdots ...
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Source for (somewhat) Informal Mathematics of All Levels [on hold]

I've been around this site for a couple years now, but never formally made an account until now. I recently stumbled upon a new mathematics blog, and I wanted to know if it is a legitimate resource. ...
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Applications of math [on hold]

I am a soon-to-be math teacher (high school level). I know my request is broad and vague, but I still feel the need to ask you all. I want to be able to answer my students´ somewhat feared question, ...
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References for loop rings

I recently saw a paper on alternative loop rings, as always, I am interested in all kinds of rings, and new kind of ring looked attractive. I would like to read loop and then loop rings in detail from ...
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Looking for a “Guide for the Perplexed by Low-dimensional Topology”

The following excerpt is from pp. 56-57 of Loring Tu's (so far very enjoyable) textbook An Introduction to Manifolds (2nd ed.): One of the most surprising achievements in topology was John ...
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How I can make a proof to this conjecture if it is possible?

Is there someone who can show me the way helping me to proof this conjecture. If it's not open, at a least show me links or papers which to be helpful. Conjecture: Assume $c > 0$ and that an ...
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Algebraic approach to Local Analytic Complex Geometry

I'm attending a second course in Complex Analysis from a geometrical point of view. In the final part of the course we have discussed about germs of complex analytic sets and their algebraic ...
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Multiplicative spectral sequence

I have a simple question regarding the definition of a multiplicative spectral sequence, which I couldn't answer myself by looking at the definitions in various texts: Is the product assumed to be ...
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How to find a set of integer vectors (of length L) such that all its subsets with size L are linearly independent?

Given a number $M\geq L$, how to find a set of $M$ vectors in $\mathbb{Z}_{\geq0}^{L}$, say $S=\{\mathbf{a}_1,\cdots,\mathbf{a}_L\}$, such that: 1-All subsets of $S$ with size $L$ are linearly ...
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An introduction to algebraic topology from the categorical point of view

I'm looking for a modern algebraic topology textbook from a categorical point of view. Basically, I'd like a textbook that uses the language of functors, natural transformations, adjunctions, etc. ...
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Isometry of covering space [on hold]

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold. Consider a covering space $N$ of $M$, with the pull-back metric from $\pi : N \to M$. Given a point $x \in M$, and a couple of points $y, z \in \pi^{-1}(x) ...
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Reference Request: Replacement for Anderson and Fuller

I'm working through Rings and Categories of Modules by Anderson and Fuller. It's a great text, but I would like a more modern replacement. The text focuses too much on the language of generation and ...
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Help in finding a paper on nonlinear Schrodinger equations [on hold]

I'm looking for the following paper: Authors: Baillon, Jean-Bernard; Cazenave, Thierry; Figueira, Mario Title : Equation de Schrodinger non linéaire. (C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Ser. A-B 284 ...
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Help in identifying the one dimensional map

In the paper: http://inds08.uni-klu.ac.at/INDS2008/INDS08_System_Identification_using_Symbolic_Chaotic_Sequence.pdf there is a chaotic map in Eq(11) $$c_{n+1} = \frac{\gamma c_n(1-c_n^2)}{1+\rho ...
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Equation with mean of random variables

In a proof I found the following conversion $$E\left[|X|\mathbf{1}_{[a,b]}(Y)\right] = E\left[|X|P(a \le Y \le b)\right]$$ I understand, why $E\left[\mathbf{1}_{[a,b]}(Y)\right] = P(a \le Y \le b)$, ...
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If $U(\mathbb{Z}G)$ is nilpotent/ FC group than $TU(\mathbb{Z}G)$ is a subgroup.

I am doing a short paper by Miles and Parmenter "GROUP RINGS WHOSE UNITS FORM A NILPOTENT OR FC GROUP" and the main theorem in that is the following- Now for (i) or (ii) implies (iii) he writes ...
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Reference for S.D. Berman Paper on integral group ring

Can somebody tell me where I can find this paper "S. D. Berman, On the equation $x^m = 1$ in an integral group ring, Ukrain. Math. Z., 7 (1955), pp. 253-261." I looked it up in springer Here only ...
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Homotopical perspective on the long exact sequence in homology and Mayer-Vietoris

For a while I have been wondering whether the long exact sequence in homology and the Mayer-Vietoris sequence can be phrased in homotopical terms. Recently, I heard that both may be reformulated via ...
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Minimizing constrained functions on $l^p$

Suppose we have some functionals $H,G:l^p(\mathbb{N}^+)\to\mathbb{R}$, and we want to find some $p \in l^p(\mathbb{N^+})$ which minimize $H$, subject to the constraint that $G(p)=0$ is constant. As ...
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Suggest good book for understanding Fourier transform

I am beginner and want to learn Fourier transform. I want to understand Fourier transform in detail . So can anybody suggest good book or resource to learn Fourier transform which have Simple ...
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Are there differences between the International and U.S. Editions of Dummit and Foote?

I'm taking an abstract algebra course this fall and want the textbook over the summer. I found an international copy of Dummit and Foote Abstract Algebra 3rd ed. for much cheaper than the U.S. ...
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The limit is that which is neither too big nor too small to be the limit.

Proposed definition: $$ \lim_{x\to a} f(x) = L $$ means $L$ is the only number that is neither too big nor too small to be the limit. This can make sense only if one says precisely what "too big" and ...
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Has this approximation $0.41468250985111166$ a name?

William Hughes calculated on WolframAlpha the expression $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{\operatorname{prime}(n)}} $$ and got the approximate value $0.41468250985111166$. If one enters this value ...
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Reducing a double ultrapower to a single ultrapower

I hate having to ask this question, as I know for a fact I have seen the answer before but cannot seem to find it. So I'm breaking down and asking for a reference. Given a structure, let's say a ...
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Is there a “ping-pong lemma proof” that $\langle x \mapsto x+1,x \mapsto x^3 \rangle$ is a free group of rank 2?

Let $f,g: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be the permutations defined by $f: x \mapsto x+1$ and $g: x \mapsto x^3$, or maybe even have $g:x \mapsto x^p$, $p$ an odd prime. In the book, by Pierre de la ...
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Seminar concearning Spectral Theory of Differential Operators?

I must prepare a seminar about spectral theory of linear partial differential operators. However, I'm at a loss as to a nice reference. I'm looking for something that fits in a graduate spectral ...
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The difference between weakly ordered set and partially ordered set?

I need a reference that discusses the difference between a weakly ordered set and a partially ordered set. My understanding is that a weakly ordered set $<X, \succsim>$ is one where the ...
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Point-set topology

I am about to begin a self-study project in point-set topology. I am a final year undergraduate. I am looking for suitable resources, I have so far come across Munkres' textbook and would like to find ...
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Book recommendation for network theory

I'm looking for a mathematically rigorous book on Network theory covering topics like entropy, degree distribution, centrality, and regular, random, small-world and scale-free networks. I'm familiar ...
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solving non-linear systems inequalities

I am trying to solve a non-linear systems of 14 inequalities with 12 variables, involving exponential and polynomial functions. I have been searching over the web for leads,but without any success.I ...