Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 11:45 am[pasha_m] Is there a geometrical meaning in the following number associated to a finite-dimensional semisimple Lie algebra g: an integral over g of the density rho(x)=Det(Sinh(ad_x)/ad_x) for x\in g, calculated on matrices of adjoint representation of g? Tuesday, April 4th, 2006 1:35 pm[nekura_ca] Questions about Terminology. Hello, I'm doing some work, and am having some difficulty with terminology, so I want to get it right. I have two questions for now.1. I have a surface in three-space, and am looking for a term to describe if it's possible to determine which side a viewer is on. I was thinking about the 33336 tiling, how viewed from one side it has a left twist, and the other side has a right twist, so I thought chiral vs. achiral would work, but if I have a surface that is all black on one side, and all white on the other, compared to one that is white on both sides, that terminology is wrong. So is there a term to describe if a surface looks the same from both sides, or has a different appearance.2. In a tiling, if A and B both belong to the same Transitivity class, is there an equivalence term to say that. When I've been writing I've been saying that A and B are Transitive, but I'm not sure it that's valid, or correct, so I want to make sure before I use it any more.ThanksNekura Current Mood: curious Friday, January 13th, 2006 3:32 pm[bravchick] Relationship between L-polynomial and the Stiefel-Whitney class Let  M  be a closed manifold of odd dimension  n=2k+1. Let  L(p)  denote the Hirzebruch L-polynomial in the Pontrjagin classes of  M. Denote by  L2k(p) the component of  L(p)  in  H2k(M,Z) and by   w2k Î H2k(M,Z2)  the  2k-th Stiefel-Whitney class of  M.  I have strong reasons to believe that the reduction of   L2k(p) modulo 2 is equal to to w2k. . Is it really so? And, if it is, how to prove it? Remark: if   k  is odd, so that  2k  is not divisible by 4, then, of course,  L2k(p) = 0   by dimensional reason. In this case, Massey [Amer. Jornal of Math. 82, 92-102] showed that  w2k=0. Thus, if  k  is odd, the answer to my question is positive. Monday, October 10th, 2005 8:01 pm[_vopros_otvet] Dear ALL!Do you probably know how to:1. Find furthest-neighbor or furthest-site diagram out of Voronoi Diagram? (Fast and efficient way for each site to know which one is farthest site from it)?2. Let P1...Pk be a collection of pairwise disjoint simple polygons with a total of n edges, all enclosed in a given square. Find in O(n*logn) time a largest disk that can be inscribed in this square so that it is disjoint from all the interiors of the polygons Pi ------------ how do I solve this? Provided I know how to find largest empty circle in Voronoi diagram, how can I take care that it does not intersect the EDGES of polygons (staying disjoint with their interior)?Thanks a lot!!! Saturday, August 13th, 2005 11:32 am[dhilbert83] Question on Haar Measure/Integration Ok well you guys said this is for analysis, so don't yell at me since this post is not even remotely geometric :pIf G is a locally compact group and K subse G is compact, and lim n --> inf int_K f_n(x) dx = 0, then does lim n --> inf int_{K^-1} f_n(x^-1) dx = 0? (f_n subset L^p(G) for some p >= 1) I actually ultimately need this question asked for integration being Bochner integration, but is this true even for Lebesgue integrals? I don't think it is, since the modular function will screw things up even if it's a 'mild' function. Monday, March 28th, 2005 10:53 pm[mostconducive] Non-Metrical Geometry What is Non-Metrical Geometry? It is mentioned in A. N. Whitehead's "Process and Reality" (pages 490s), in discussion of infinitesimals (Weierstrass), presentational immediacy, strain locus, projection (opposite of injection, I think), God and mentality. Intuitively, it brings me back to the 470s (pages); "Its is to be remembered that two points determine a complete straight line, that three non-colinear points determine a complete plane, and that four non-coplanar points determine a complete three dimensional flat locus." ("Process and Reality", page 472) Monday, March 14th, 2005 4:17 pm[philosophking] I'm really sorry, but I have questions that really aren't directly pertinent to the group.How are you using the special math text that you used in your first post to this community? Can you give me a link to how to use it?Would graph theory be included in your interests?Thank you very much! Thursday, March 10th, 2005 8:45 pm[bbixob] naive defitinion of normalisation of complex manifolds I need a reference to these simple statements about normalisation of complex spaces;are they correct at all ? I am willing to assume everything lies a very nice ambient space, sayholomorphically convex manifold.\def\hatZ{{\hat Z}}Let $\nnn:\hatZ \ra Z$ be the normalisation of a variety $Z$, andlet $\Zz k(\C) = \{z\in Z(\C): \#\nnn\inv(z)\geq k\}$ be a closedsubvariety of points which have $k$ preimages or more.\begin{fact}\label{fact:zknrm} $\Zz k$ is a closed subvariety of $Z$, for all $k$;$\Zz {\deg \nnn + 1}$ is empty, $\Zz 1 = Z$. \end{fact} \bpReference!!!! \ep\begin{fact}\label{fact:214} Around each point $z\in Z(\C)$ there exists asufficiently small neighbourhood $z\in V$ open in complex topologysuch thatV\cap \Zz k= \bigcup\limits_{i_1<..    1. Is there any book or paper where these simple facts are proven?    2. How far this relationship between families of representations and families of connections can be pushed? For example, if α(t) is analytic can one find an analytic family (t)? Friday, March 4th, 2005 12:53 am[bravchick] Reference for variational formula for the determinant of an elliptic operator Let A be a (note necessarily self-adjoint) invertible elliptic operator. The following variational formula for its determinant is well known δ Det(A) :=  δ (-∂s Tr ( A-s ) |s=0)  = ∂s  ( s Tr[(δ A ) A-s-1])|s=0cf., for example, Burghelea, Friedlander, Kappeler, Meyer-Vietoris type formula for determinants of elliptic differential operators. J. Funct. Anal. 107 (1992), 34--65, or Kontsevich, Vishik , Geometry of determinants of elliptic operators. (of course, to define A-s one uses a spectral cut, which I did not write explicitly to simplify the notation). Is it proven anywhere in the literature? (I do know how to prove it, but I need a reference) 