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Feb
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comment Smallest next real number after an integer
Basically, your post here was dismissed due to the connection with real numbers. They aren't real numbers. And just a representation has no meaning until you add some extra juice to it.
Feb
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comment Smallest next real number after an integer
@user124384 Because the number system there isn't fully defined. It's not the real numbers, in the first place. There are a number of artificial number systems that that representation can accept, it's more of a seed of an idea than a fully fleshed out idea. Some are well ordered, some are not. I managed to get a well-ordered number system out of it here by giving a meaning to the less than/greater than signs. But whatever it is, it's not the real numbers.
Feb
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comment Smallest next real number after an integer
You might enjoy the kaufman decimals
Nov
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comment Why can't you square both sides of an equation?
The issue here is distinct from the one in the question, here the square root symbol (which is a function that denotes the positive square root) is being misused in the problem. Squaring both sides of a consistent equation will only make you gain solutions, not lose them.
Nov
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suggested suggested edit on Problem in Hamiltonian system
Nov
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answered Smallest integer x s.t. x! congruent to 0 (mod 216)
Nov
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revised Can we construct Sturm Liouville problems from an orthogonal basis of functions?
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comment Can we construct Sturm Liouville problems from an orthogonal basis of functions?
@DavidH Hahaha as a physics student myself, usually I'm certain of these things too, but mathematicians don't seem to like such happy-go-lucky certainty. I was looking for caveats to the general "reverse Sturm Liouville problem".
Nov
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revised Can we construct Sturm Liouville problems from an orthogonal basis of functions?
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comment Can we construct Sturm Liouville problems from an orthogonal basis of functions?
@DavidH Ah, makes sense. Are we sure that such a Sturm-Liouville problem must exist in the first place?
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asked Can we construct Sturm Liouville problems from an orthogonal basis of functions?
Oct
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comment 31,331,3331, 33331,333331,3333331,33333331 are prime
@JasonC And me, coming from Physics (where we restrict questions to conceptual ones and disallow HW), would downvote 90% of SO's questions and answers, as almost all of the questions on SO fit the Physics description of HW (and the answers are our description of "doing HW for the OP") ;-) Of course, I don't do that :P
Oct
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accepted What is this type of fixed point called?
Oct
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comment What is this type of fixed point called?
Oh, I see. Till now I've seen centers that are pretty nice (i.e. normal Hamiltonian systems) and then an assortment of focii/nodes/limit cycles. So I assumed they were the norm. Thanks!
Oct
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comment What is this type of fixed point called?
Ah, so we can call it a center even if there are no actual points where it really behaves like a center (for normal centers there is a non-infinitesimal region around the point where we have closed loops, whereas here there are no closed loops at all.). Is there any special terminology for this type of center?
Oct
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comment What is this type of fixed point called?
@nayrb I know what a hopf bifurcation is :) However, there is no cycle here. All points are attracted to $(-1,-\frac23)$; for a limit cycle we need a loop where the points inside are attracted outwards and vice versa. We don't have that.
Oct
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asked What is this type of fixed point called?
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revised A question of H.G. Wells' mathematics
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