In mathematics, singularity theory studies spaces that are almost manifolds, but not quite. A string can serve as an example of a one-dimensional manifold, if one neglects its thickness. A singularity can be made by balling it up, dropping it on the floor, and flattening it. (Def: ...

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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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Need a hint for this integral

I'm trying to evaluate the following integral $$\int_0^{\infty} \frac{1}{x^{\frac{3}{2}}+1}\,dx.$$ This is an old complex analysis exam question, so I plan to use the residue theorem. How can I ...
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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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Do the singular matrices form a topological manifold

So the definition of manifold I'm using is that of a topological manifold (a topological space with an atlas of homeomorphisms to $\mathbb{R}^n$). I have two related questions: Is the set of ...
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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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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 get the asymptotic form of this oscilatting integral?

So the integral is like this: $$\int_1^\infty \frac{\cos xt}{(x^2-1)\left[\left(\ln\left|\frac{1-x}{1+x}\right|\right)^2+\pi^2\right]}\mathrm{d}x$$ The question is how to get the asymptotic form of ...
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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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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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Does every open manifold admit a function without critical point?

Assume that $M$ is a non compact smooth manifold. Is there a smooth map $f:M\to \mathbb{R}$ such that $f$ has no critical point? The motivation comes from the conversations on this post.
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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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Singularities on a weighted projective curve

Let $C$ be the curve of degree $3$ defined over $\mathbb{C}$ given by $$x(y+z)=y^3-z^3$$ which lives in the weighed projective space $\mathbb{P}(x,y,z)=\mathbb{P}(2,1,1)$. Is the curve singular ?
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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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Taking the divergence of a field with a singularity when $\vec{r}=0$ produces a Dirac's delta.

I'm currently taking a classical electrodynamics course. I have a mathematical background and I know that the classical theorems of integral calculus (Stokes, Gauss, ...) are just particular versions ...
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Preimage of singular points of smooth map between manifolds

Given a smooth ($C^{\infty}$) map $\phi: V \rightarrow SU(n)$ where $V$ is a (finite dim, real) vector space (of potentially very large dimension) and $SU(n)$ is the special unitary Lie group, what ...
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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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How can a positive integrand integrate to 0? [duplicate]

I integrated $\dfrac{\log x}{1+x^2}$ from $0$ to infinity with residue calculus and got... $0$. This also agrees with Wolfram Alpha. How can this be? Is it due to the behavior of $\log(x)$ near ...
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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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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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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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Limit of a difference of integrals that both look almost identical,

Let $\gamma (t) = t+i(e^t-1)$ for $-1\le t \le 1$. find $$\lim_{\epsilon \to 0^+} \left[\int_{\gamma} \frac{\sin(z)}{(z-i\epsilon)^2} dz - \int_{\gamma} \frac{\sin(z)}{(z+i\epsilon)^2} dz\right]$$ ...
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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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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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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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General Fiber in Positive Characteristic

It is well-known that a complex polynomial, considered as a function $f:\mathbb{C}^n\to\mathbb{C}$, is a fiber bundle over a cofinite set of "atypical values" which include the singular values of $f$. ...
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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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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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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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The notion of a germ in singularity theory

I quote from my lecture: Let $X$ be a topological space (think of $X=\mathbb{C}^n$ with the classical topology), $p\in X$, $A,B\subseteq X$. Then $A\sim B$ if there exists an open subset ...
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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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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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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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Question about finding Laurent Series over closed region and classifying singularity

Represent $\sin(\pi x/(x+1))$ Laurent Series about the region $0<|x+1|<2$: Its true that $$\sin(x)=x-\frac{x^3}{3!}+\frac{x^5}{5!}-\cdots$$ So the $$\sin(\pi x/(1+x))=\sum (-1)^{n-1} \frac{(\pi ...
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Why does the function $f(z) = 1/\sin(\pi/z)$ have isolated singular points?

In the complex analysis text book "Complex Variables and Applications 8th edition", it states the function $1/sin (\pi/z)$ has singular points $z = 0$ and $z = 1/m; (m = \pm 1,2,3,4,\dots.) $ I sort ...
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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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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 $$(x+1)y''+\frac{1}{x}y' + (x+3)y= 0$$ ...