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Proof that the Lambert W function is not Algebraic

Essentially I am currently working on my Masters dissertation on Elementary functions, and i am in the middle of the proof that the Lambert W function, defined as the solution $W(X)$ of the equation ...
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Laurent series of an analytic function divided by $z$

This is a probably basic question about Laurent series. Say $g(z)$ is an analytic function, that $g(0) = 0$, and $f(z) = g(z)/z$. My textbook says $z = 0$ is a removable singularity of $f(z)$. A ...
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Question regarding singularity of a complex function

Consider the function $$f(z) = {1 \over (z-i)(z+i)}$$ with a Laurent series expansion at $z_0=i$ on a domain $\;\Omega=\left\{z\in \mathbb{C}:2\lt\left|z-i\right|\right\}$ $$\begin{eqnarray}f(z)={1 ...
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Removable singularities of a holomorphic function

So, I'm a little confused about removable singularities. Consider the function below: $$f(z)=\frac{1}{(1+z^2)^{2/3}}$$ Obviously, we have isolated singularities at the points $z = \pm i$. ...
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Singularities in (Elementary) Real Algebraic Geometry

I've taken an introductory course in algebraic geometry, and am currently studying Sumio Watanabe's book, "Algebraic Geometry and Statistical Learning Theory". In this book Watanabe gives a, possibly ...
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singularity and degeneracy of an ODE

I have trouble distinguishing the difference of singularity and degeneracy in the context of ODE theory. Could anyone give me a couple of examples in illustrating the difference of singular point and ...
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Slodowy slices for non ADE type Lie algebras

In the first answer to: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/16026/the-finite-subgroups-of-sl2-c the correspondence between transverse slices of subregular elements of the nilpotent cone for a simple Lie ...
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Singular values of rectangular matrix

can any one explain me the need for singular values of a matrix. Explanation with a practical example will be appreciated
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Minimal resolutions of singularities in higher dimensions and their cobordism class.

For a given singular algebraic variety over $\mathbb{C}$, how many minimal resolutions can exist? More specifically, consider a projective quadratic cone $Q$ in $\mathbb{C}P^{4}$ (with homogeneous ...
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Is it true that blowing up a quasi-affine variety at a nonsingular point never introduces new singularities?

If we let $M$ be a quasi-affine variety, is it true in general that the blowup of $M$ at a non-singular point $p$ does not introduce new singularities? I came across this statement in my reading, but ...
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Manifolds, isolated singularities, open map

I can't figure out how to solve the following question: 1) Let $M$ and $N$ be $C^k$-manifolds, such that $\dim M = \dim N = n>1$, and let $f:M\rightarrow N$ be a $C^k$-function. Show that if the ...
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Requesting information on constructed discontinuous functions (from any perspective)

Suppose $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a continuous function. Define the function $F:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ as $$F(x)=f(x)\prod_{n=1}^\infty\frac{x-\frac{1}{n}}{x-\frac{1}{n}}$$ I ...
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Could this be called Renormalization?

Quoted from   Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics   by R. P. Feynman, Phys. Rev. 76, 769 1949 : We desire to make a modification of quantum electrodynamics analogous to the ...
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necessary and sufficient conditions for having an irreducible hyperplane section

Let $S \subset \mathbb{P}^3$ be a surface different to a cone. If $S$ is a smooth variety, then its generic hyperplane section is irreducible. I can imagine a similar result holds for a surface with ...
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Relation of two definitions of 'Singular Point'

In my lecture we defined: For $(a,b)=P\in V(f)$, $P$ is a singular point if $\operatorname{mult}(f,P)>1$, where $\operatorname{mult}(f,P) = \max\{n\in\mathbb{N}\mid f\in\mathfrak{m}_P^{n}\}$, ...
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The multiplicity of $X$ at $x$ does not change when $X$ is cut by a generic hypersurface: what are those generic conditions?

Given an algebraic variety $X$ with a point $x \in X$, the multiplicity of $X$ at $x$ is defined as the multiplicity of the maximal ideal of $x$ in the local ring $\mathcal{O}_{X,x}$. In ...
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Puiseux series and Resolution of Singularities

I have a very basic knowledge of algebraic geometry(no schemes!), and am trying to study the resolution of singularities. So the Newton's method gives us a Puiseux series parametrizing the branches of ...
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I have an infinite solution to an ODE even though it has only a regular singular point

I have the ODE: $\displaystyle y''(x)+\frac{y'(x)}{x+1}+y(x)=0$ I know that this has a regular singular point at $x=-1$, as $(1+x)^{-1}$ has only a first order pole, and $1$ has no pole at all, and ...
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Algorithm for checking that a singularity is an ordinary double point

Let a complete intersection $d$-fold singularity be cut out by $k$ polynomials $\{f_1,\ldots,f_k\}$ in $\mathbb{C}^{k+d}$. Is there a relatively simple algorithm to check whether this is analytically ...
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How do I check whether an orbifold admits deformations?

Orbifolds $\mathbb{C}^2/\mathbb{Z}_n$, given by the action $(x, y) \mapsto (\zeta x, \zeta^{-1} y)$ with $\zeta$ a primitive $n^\text{th}$ root of unity, admit smooth deformations. This is because ...
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Residue Theorem: can I say this?

I know that $f(z)$ is analitic everywhere except of $z=0$, where it has a pole of order $k$. Can I say that $f'(z)$ will have a pole of order $k+1$? For example, if $f(z)=\frac{1}{z^k} \rightarrow ...
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If Gaussian random vector has singular covariance matrix, isn't there probability density function?

I got a complicated problem. Suppose that Gaussian random vector having Covariance matrix; $$K_X=\left[\begin{matrix}1 &-\frac12 &-\frac12 \\ -\frac12 &1 &-\frac12 \\ -\frac12 ...
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Do there exist double points on a surface in $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^3$ that are not rational?

The title explains it all. I'm familiar with the du val singularities on surfaces, also apparently known as rational double points (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Du_Val_singularity). In ...
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A singular boundary value problem

Is there any numerical approach to solve a BVPs for ODEs of the form: $y'=\frac{ky^2-y^{3/2}-y}{\beta t}$ with initial point $(0,y0)$? I know a problem of the form $y' = \frac{S}{t}y+f(t,y)$ with ...
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How to analyze the asymptotic properties of this function?

Let the function $$f(\mathbf{r})=\int_{\Omega }e^{i\mathbf{k} \cdot \mathbf{r}}d^2\mathbf{k}$$, where $\mathbf{k} ,\mathbf{r}\in\mathbb{R}^2$, and $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is some finite region ...
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What's a algebraically isolated singularirty?

What's its formal definition and how does it differ from a "simple" isolated singularity? I'm thinking about integrable $1$-forms here, though the definition may be more general.
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Topology of singularities

In the theory of surface singularities, it is well known that the topology of singularities is determined by its resolution dual graph. What`s the meaning of the topology of singularities? Here the ...
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Question on definition of 3-fold cDV singularities

A 3-fold compound Du Val singularity of type $A_{k} \ (D_{k}, E_{k})$ is defined as a singular point on a 3-fold which is locally given by $$ F(x,y,z,w)=f(x,y,z)+wg(x,y,z,w)=0, $$ where $g(x,y,z,w)$ ...
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Quadratic singularities and local curves.

Everything is to be understood over the complex field. Assume you have two finite dimensional $\mathbb{C}$-vectorial space $V$ and $W$. You are given a bilinear form : $$\phi:V\times V\rightarrow W ...
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Singularities and Residues [Demonstration]

How could I solve the following problem: "Consider $F$, an analytic function, so that $$f(z)=F(\frac{1}{z-1})$$ has a pole. Demonstrate that F(z) is a polynomial." I know that an analytic function ...
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Du Val singularities, Reid‘s D$_4$

Maybe this is a stupid question, but I feel puzzled. In Reid's note: Chapters on algebraic surfaces, in 4.2 Du Val singularities, example D$_4$, he writes the equation of D$_4$: x$^2$+y$^3$+z$^3$=0, ...
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$a$ is a non isolated singularity of $f (z)$

If a point $a$ is a non-isolated singularity of a function $f(z)$ and $|f(z)|$ is bounded in some neighbourhood of $a$ then what kind of singularity of $f(z)$ occurs at $a$? Removable singularity ...
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show that a function on annulus has a removable singularity

How can I show, that for $f \in \mathcal{O} \cap L_2(U \setminus \{z_0\})$, f has a removable singularity at $z_0$? I should use this fact: if $$f = \sum_{n= - \infty} ^{\infty} a_n (z-z_0)^n \in ...
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Find the isolated singularities of a given function

I am trying to find and classify the isolated singularities of: $g(z)=z/cos(z)$ I'm unsure of how to approach this, I was thinking Laurent expression of g may be useful, however I don't know how to ...
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How to determine singularities of a series?

Given a double Fourier series, how do we determine its singularities ? PS: I wonder how we find singularities(mathematically) if a function cannot be expressed in a closed form.
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Term for Multiple Functions that Share Critical Points?

Is there a term for when multiple functions share each other's critical points? Or, in general, when one function has a subset of the critical points of another?
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Cusp singularity

What is the most general way of defining cusps singularities for a continuous curve $\mathbf{r}:(a,b)\to\mathbb{R}^2$ and how can we define them? What are the minimum requirements for the curve ...
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Characteristics of Singularity Points

Determine the character of the singularity at $z=0$ for each of the following functions: \begin{align} &\frac{1/z^{7}}{e^{z}-1} \tag{1} \\ &\frac{}{} \\ ...
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The normalisation map is a bi-Lipschitz map?

Let $X$ a reduced analytic space, $n: W \rightarrow X$ the normalisation map, $W$ the normalisation of $X$ and $S$ the singular set of $X$. When we restrict $n$ to $W\setminus n^{-1}(S)$, we know that ...
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Alternative Proof why algebraic groups are smooth

Definitions: Let $k$ be a field, by an affine algebraic group we will mean an affine group scheme $G$ over $Spec(k)$ with the property that the coordinate ring of the underlying affine scheme ...
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How to ensure a matrix of a special rank

As described in the subject, how can I ensure a matrix of a special rank. for example, given matrix A of m*n and m>n; Then, how can I mathematically constrain the matrix A to be rank n? As we all ...
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Stratification of a smooth map

I am trying to do an exercise. Namely, find the Thom-Boardman stratification of the smooth map $f(x,y,a,b,c,d)=x^2y+y^3+a(x^2+y^2)+bx+cy$, where $a,b,c$ are parameters. As I have seen, this is also ...