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Is there a classification of isolated essential singularities?

In the thread Why do we categorize all other (iso.) singularities as "essential"?, here is one of the questions that was asked: Do we not care about essential singularities to classify ...
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Showing a complex analytic function is unbounded

This was one of the problems on a previous year's Complex Analysis final exam. Assume $f\in \mathcal O (\mathbb H )$, non-constant, and $f(\frac {i}{\sqrt n})=0, \forall n\in \mathbb N$. Prove that ...
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How to know if a tangent bundle is trivial from its defining equations

In this question, I am considering only regular manifolds. A Trivial Bundle The circle $S^1$ is known to have a trivial tangent bundle. As a subset of $\mathbb{R}^4$, the tangent bundle of $S^1$ ...
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Books or texts on singularity theory [closed]

So a friend is doing his PhD in maths (algebraic topology) and his advisor wants him to publish something on singularities (of which, as fas as I understand, he knows next to nothing). I want to give ...
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$z_0$ non-removable singularity of $f\Rightarrow z_0$ essential singularity of $\exp(f)$

Let $z_0$ be a non-removable isolated singularity of $f$. Show that $z_0$ is then an essential singularity of $\exp(f)$. Hello, unfortunately I do not know how to proof that. To my ...
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Singularities of $e^{z - \frac{1}{z}}$

I believe $e^{z - \frac{1}{z}}$ has essential singularities at $z = 0$ and $z = \infty$ (in both cases because of a $\frac{1}{z}$ in the exponent) but I'm having a hard time proving this. How can one ...
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Distribution with singularities.

I need some help to prove that $f$ defined by $\langle f,\psi\rangle:= \sum_{n=0} ^\infty \psi^{(n)}(n)$ is a distribution which has singularities of infinite order. Here $\psi$ is a test function ...
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germ finitely determined

Does anyone know any result on finitely determined germs to help me prove that the germ $f(x,y)=x^3+ xy^3$ is $4$- determined? I tried using the definition of germs finitely determined, which is:$f: ...
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Type of singularity of $\log z$ at $z=0$

What type of singularity is $z=0$ for $\log z$ (any branch)? What is the Laurent series for $\log z$ centered at 0, if exist? If the Laurent series has the form $\sum_{k=-\infty}^{\infty} a_kx^k$, ...
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How to analyze the asymptotic behaviour of this integral function?

Based on the asymptotic analysis of correlation functions at large distence in Physics, now I get a math question. Let the function $$f(x)=\int_{-1}^{1}\sqrt{1-k^2}e^{ikx}dk.$$ Without working out ...
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Do the polynomial germs generate all the ring of germs?

I'm trying to understand some equality that comes up in stability theory involving sets of germs and I think I need a result like the next one, so if anyone knows anything about this and helps me it ...
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Resolution of singularities of the determinant hypersurface

Let $$\det\nolimits_n=\sum_{\pi\in\mathfrak{S}_n} \operatorname{sgn}(\pi)\cdot x_{1,\pi(1)}\cdots x_{n,\pi(n)} \in \mathbb{C}[x_{ij}\mid 1\le i,j\le n]$$ be the determinant polynomial. It defines a ...
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How many types of surface singularities multiplicity two exist?

All varieties are over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $S$ be a reduced algebraic surface in $\mathbb{P}^3$ with a singular point $p$ of multiplicity two. The question is local so we reduce to $S \subset ...
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Singularities of $f(z)=z/\cos(z)$

Regarding complex functions (in complex variables), I was wondering why the function $g(z)= \cos(z)$ has a singularity at $z = \infty$ but $f(z)= \dfrac{z}{\cos(z)}$ does not. I am a bit confused ...
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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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Types of singularities of a function

How can I determine the type of a singularity of a function $$f(z)={e^{1/z} \over z-1}+{\pi z \over 2\sin(\pi z)}$$ at $z_0=0$? I don't see an easy way to represent it using Laurent series, neither ...
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Proving that a function has a removable singularity at infinity

I'm having trouble with the following exercise from Ahlfors' text (not homework) "If $f(z)$ is analytic in a neighborhood of $\infty$ and if $z^{-1} \Re f(z) \to0$ as $z \to \infty$, show that ...
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Does $\frac {z^5}{\sin z^2-z^2}$ have a non-isolated singularity at $0$?

Does $\frac {z^5}{\sin z^2-z^2}$ have a non-isolated singularity at $0$? If so, is it not meaningful to discuss its residue at $0$?
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What is the value of this integral (using the Argument Principle),

F(z) is given by $$F(z) = e^zz^{-2}(z-1)(z^2-4)(z+8)^7$$ What is the value of the integral $$\int_0^{2\pi} \frac{F'(3e^{i\theta})}{F(3e^{i\theta})}d\theta \space \space ?$$ I think the relevant ...
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Meromorphic function with a simple pole and a simple zero, and satisfies an inequality. What can it be?

Describe all meromorphic functions f(z) in the complex plane with a simple pole at z=1, a simple zero at z=-1, and for which $$|f(z)|\le M|z|,$$ for $|z|\ge 2$ for some $M>0$. I know that, ...
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Classify Singularities

So, I'm trying to classify the singular points of the following function: $$ f(z)=e^{\cot(\frac {1}{z})} $$ Obviously, when z is zero, the function tends to approach infinity, so that must be a ...
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Why is $P$ singular

This is from Shafarevich's 'Basic Algebraic Geometry 1': Let $P=(\alpha,\beta)\in X$, and suppose that the equation of $X$ is written in the form $f(x,y)=a(x-\alpha)+b(x-\beta)+g$, where $g$ is a ...
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Help with understanding the notation $\mathbb{C}\{f\}$

I am reading an article "Relative Cohomology and volume forms" of J. P. Francoise. Here the author considers the germ of a function $f\colon(\mathbb{C}^n,0) \to (\mathbb{C},0)$, and he speaks of the ...
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Can the Milnor number be used to resolve curve singularities?

Let $f(x,y)\in \mathbb{C}[x,y]$ define a curve $C$ which is singular at the origin. By successively blowing-up the origin, we can resolve the singularities of $C$. Of course to make sure this process ...
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Discrepancy non log canonical singularities

Suppose that $Y$ is a normal variety such that its canonical class $K_Y$ is $\mathbb{Q}$-Cartier. , and let $f:X \to Y$ be a resolution of the singularities of $Y$. Then $$ K_X= f^*(K_Y)+\sum_i ...
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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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What is $\lim\limits_{z \to 0} |z \cdot \sin(\frac{1}{z})|$ for $z \in \mathbb C$?

What is $\lim\limits_{z \to 0} |z \cdot \sin(\frac{1}{z})|$ for $z \in \mathbb C^*$? I need it to determine the type of the singularity at $z = 0$.
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Contour integral $\int_{|z|=1}\exp(1/z)\sin(1/z)dz$

Evaluate the contour integral $$\int_{|z|=1}\exp(1/z)\sin(1/z)\,dz$$ along the circle $|z|=1$ counterclockwise once. The singularities are $\dfrac1{\pi k},k\in\mathbb{Z}$ plus the limit point $0$. So ...
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Invertibility of a square matrix with zero diagonal elements and positive non-diagonal elements

$M$ is square and $$M(i,j)=0, i=j$$ $$M(i,j)>0, i\ne j$$ Is $M$ full-rank or invertible? Actually the $M$ I am studying has much stronger properties but I guess the simple conditions above might ...
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Singularity models of the Ricci flow

I faced this sentence in my studies on Ricci flow: The Bryant soliton is a singularity model for the degenerate neckpinch. Q1: What is the definition and meaning of singularity model? Can one model ...
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Do singularities always appear on all Riemann sheets?

Consider a function $$f(z) = \frac{\ln z}{z^2+1}.$$ Besides the branching point $z=0$, the function also has singularities at $z = \pm i$. This singularities should appear on all Riemann sheets. Is ...
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Local rings and classifying singularities

My query is a little vague, but I'll try to be as concrete as possible. Is there some sense in which the local ring of an algebraic variety (or more general complex space) at a point depends only on ...
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Lipschitz manifold and semi-algebraic is Lipschitz graph?

It is known that there are Lipschitz manifolds that are not Lipschitz graphs and $C^1$ manifold is locally $C^1$ graph. If $M\subset \mathbb{R}^m$ is a Lipschitz manifold (with the outer distance) ...
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Removable singularities for continuous functions

Let $f: D - K \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be holomorphic, where $D$ is a planar domain and $K$ is a compact subset of $D$. Suppose that $f$ extends continuously to all of $D$. On which conditions on $K$ ...
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Conditions for the number of degenerated fibers of a morphism to be finite.

I'm having trouble to find a theorem about this: Let's $F_z$ be a family of curves defined by $$F_z : F(x,y) + z = 0$$ where $F$ is an irreducible polynomial and $z \in \mathbb{C}$. My question is: ...
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Growth rate of Taylor convergents near pole

For any fixed $z_0\in\mathbb{C}\setminus \{0\}$ and $\beta\in\mathbb{R}^{+}$, prove that $$\left.T_n\left(\log^{\beta}z;z_0\right)\right|_{z=0}\sim\log^{\beta} n$$ Note: I observed that this holds ...
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How to describe the singularities of a function

This is a question of an old exam of my complex analysis course and although I think I understand what a singularity is, I oftentimes have troubles 'finding and describing' them properly. I looked at ...
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Singular points of ODE

My friend and I have conflicting answers and since his phone is off, I can't get his full solution and I don't understand his argument. Consider this ODE $$(x+1)y''+\frac{1}{x}y' + (x+3)y= 0$$ ...
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Decomposition of resolvent in projections

I am reading the book Perturbation theory for linear operators from Kato. He defines (§5 Section 3) for an operator $T : X\to X$ on a finite Banach Space the resolvent as $$ R(x) = (T- x)^{-1}.$$ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...