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### When is the discrete logarithmic energy not approximable by its ostensibly more general counterparts?

In my answer at Maximum of the Vandermonde determinant / minimum of the logarithmic energy it is shown that
that for each large enough natural $n$ there is some $a=(a_0,\dots,a_{n-1})$ with ...

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### Maximum of the Vandermonde determinant / minimum of the logarithmic energy

The problem is to find the asymptotics (as $n\to\infty$) of the maximum (say $M_n$) of the Vandermonde determinant
$$V_n:=\prod_{0\le i<j\le n-1}(a_j-a_i)
$$
over all $a_0,\dots,a_{n-1}$ such ...

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### An elementary functional inequality

Let $g$ be a $C^1$ function with $g(0)=0$ and $g(t)>0$ for all $t>0$. I am surprised that for all such $g$ the following seems to hold
$\frac{\int_0^t(g'(s))^2ds}{g^2(t)}\geq \frac{1}{t}$ for ...

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### Convergence of sequence of polynomials defined by boundary conditions

I'm sorry if my question sounds trivial, but analysis is not my field.
Consider the interval $[a,b]\subset \mathbb{R}$. On $[a,b]$, for every $n\in\mathbb{N}$, $n\ge 3$, I define the polynomials ...

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### Proving a differential inequality without performing iteration [migrated]

I'm seeking a better proof of the following fact: If $g$ is a non-negative bounded function, $g(0)=0$ and $g'(t)\leq \sqrt{g(t)}$ for all $t>0$, then $g(t)\leq t^2/4$.
The upper bound $t^2/4$ is ...

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### Unicity of additive, $(-1)$-homogeneous, and shift invariant probability measures on $\mathbf N^+$

Let $\mathcal D$ be the set of all (finitely) additive probability measures $\mu^\ast: \mathcal P(\mathbf N^+) \to [0,\infty[$ such that $\mu^\ast(k \cdot X + h) = \frac{1}{k} \mu^\ast(X)$ for all $X ...

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### Does there exist $k\ge2$ s.t. $X \subseteq \mathbf N^+$ has positive upper Banach density if the counting function of $X$ is $\gg n/\log^{[k]}(n)$?

Does there exist an integer $k \ge 1$ such that ${\sf bd}^\ast(X) > 0$ whenever $X \subseteq \mathbf N^+$ and $\pi_X(n) \gg \frac{n}{\log^{[k]}(n)}$ as $n \to \infty$? Here, ${\sf bd}^\ast$ is the ...

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### The following ODE global existence theorem reference?

There is an ODE existence theorem of the form:
Let $f:[a,b]\times \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a Caratheodory function.
Suppose that there is a constant $c$ such that if $y$ is a ...

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### Are all mixtures of these unimodal functions unimodal?

Let us say that a function $F\colon(0,\infty)\to\mathbb{R}$ is increasing-decreasing if, for some $c\in[0,\infty]$, $F$ is non-decreasing on $(0,c]$ and non-increasing on $[c,\infty)$. Is it true that ...

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### Ref. request: Additive probability measure on $\mathcal P({\bf N})$ supplies subset of $\mathbf R$ without Baire property

ZFC proves, among the other things, the existence of a (finitely) additive probability measure $\theta: \mathcal P(\mathbf N) \to \mathbf R$ on the power set of $\mathbf N$ such that $\theta(X) = 0$ ...

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### Numerical solution of singular ODE

Consider the singular ODE
$y''+\frac{y'}{r}+p(r)y=0 \ \ with \ \ y(0)=1 \ \ and \ \ y'(0)=0$.
Theoretically such solution exists and is unique if $p$ is nice. Is there a method to numerically ...

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### p-adic asymptotic analysis

There is a huge field of asymptotic expansions and such over the real and complex fields (see Bender and Orszag, or Copson, or Whittaker and Watson). How different is the theory over p-adic fields? ...

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### Evaluate a multiple integral

I want to compute this integral and I would appreciate any help: $N\geq 1$ is fixed.
$$I_N=\int_{0\le r_n\le r_{n-1}\le\cdots\le r_1} e^{-(r_1^2+\cdots+r_n^2)} \prod_{i<j} \sinh(r_i-r_j) ...

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### Moving circular disk between two parallel sinusoidal curves [migrated]

Find the largest radius of the circle that can be "rolled" between the curves $y = sin(x)$ and $y = sin(x)+1$.
After two weeks of research, I finally give up.

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### First to note the relation between Stasheff polytopes (associahedra) and compositional inversion?

In my answer to MO-Q: Enumerative geometry and nonlinear waves, I outline the relation between the refined face polynomials of the Stasheff polytopes (associahedra) and the partition polynomials for ...

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### The space of polynomials with all real roots

The question stems from an attempt to answer a question of David Speyer. Let $R \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be the space of coefficients of all polynomials of degree $n$ whose all roots are real, i.e.
$R ...

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### Is this differential identity known?

Recently I discovered the differential identity
$$ \frac{d^{k+1}}{dx^{k+1}} (1+x^2)^{k/2} = \frac{(1 \times 3 \times \dots \times k)^2}{(1+x^2)^{(k+2)/2}}$$
valid for any odd natural number $k$; for ...

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### Construct smooth functions with prescribed derivatives

To be specific, suppose we are given a sequence of smooth functions $\{f_k\}_{k\geq 0}$ on flat torus $\mathbf{T}^2$(you may think of it as doubly periodic functions on $\mathbf{R}^2$ and smooth).
...

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### Dominated convergence to characteristic function

Let $\phi_m(x):=\chi_{[0,1]} * \chi_{[0,1]} *...* \chi_{[0,1]}$ be the m -times convolution (so $m+1$ characteristic functions are involved).
Then the Fourier transform of this function is given by
...

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### Who needs a symmetric upper asymptotic density on the integers?

The upper asymptotic density on $\mathbf Z$, viz. the function
$$
{\sf d}^\ast: \mathcal P(\mathbf Z) \to [0,1]: X \mapsto \limsup_{n \to \infty} \frac{|X \cap [1,n]|}{n},
$$
has a ''symmetric ...

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### Value of prolate speroidal wave function at 0

I have a very basic question about prolate speroidal wave functions that can be defined as eigenfunctions to the following integral equation:
$$
\lambda\cdot \psi(x) = \int_{-1}^{1}\frac{\sin ...

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### Finding a path through real rooted polynomials

This is a lemma I wanted in order to solve Patrizio Neff's conjecture. It turned out to be the wrong way to think about it, but I am still curious if it is true.
Let $z^n+a_{n-1} z^{n-1} + \cdots + ...

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### Radial limit does not exist almost everywhere

Problem 4 in Chapter 4 of Stein's book "Real Analysis" says
$\sum_{n\geqslant 0}z^{2^n}$
doesn't have radial limit as $z$ approaches the unit circle from inside almost everywhere. It's fairly easy ...

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### Reference for a lemma on the asymptotic upper density of special sets with large gaps and intervals

Update. Based on Anthony Quas' comment below, the proof can be made sensibly shorter and the lemma can be slightly generalized by weakening the old assumption (iii).
In a joint paper that I am ...

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### A question on the Frechet derivative

Suppose the derivative of a functional is given by
\begin{equation*}
\int_{\Omega}(\vec{v}.\nabla u)|\nabla u|^{p-2} \phi=\int_{\Omega}\nabla.(u\vec{v})|\nabla u|^{p-2} \phi,~\phi\in ...

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### Hyperelliptic generalization of Euler's formula

Are there any hyperelliptic generalizations of the following formula, first proved by Euler in 1782,
...

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### On the independence of lower and upper asymptotic and Banach densities

Given a set $X \subseteq \mathbf N^+$, denote by $\mathsf{d}_\ast(X)$ and $\mathsf{d}^\ast(X)$, respectively, the lower and upper asymptotic (or natural) density of $X$, viz. $$\mathsf{d}_\ast(X) := ...

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### Sard's Theorem For Banach Spaces

Given a smooth map from $\phi: B \rightarrow M$ where $B$ is a Banach Space and $M$ is a finite dimensional smooth manifold (for example, the end point map for a control system), what is the strongest ...

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### Closed form for convolution of two-dimensional Gaussian with characteristic function of a disk

Is there a closed form expression for the convolution of a two-dimensional (elliptical) Gaussian function with the characteristic function of the interior of an ellipse?
The motivation is that I have ...

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### An integral equation

I have a Fredholm integral equation of second kind
$$\frac{-1}{2\pi \omega'^2}+\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{1}{\pi ...

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### Derivative of a conjugation of matrices

Let $\mathcal{M}_n$ be the space of complex $n\times n$ matrices. Let $\Phi\colon \mathbb{D}\to \mathcal{M}_n$ and $\psi \colon \mathbb{D}\to \mathcal{M}_n$ be holomorphic functions. Consider the ...

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### gradient flow in simple settings

I have to solve an equation of the type $\partial_t X = \nabla U (X)$ in $\Omega \subset\mathbb{R}^2$ with an initial condition
I know that under some conditions, $X(t)$ will converge to a critical ...

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### help with an asymptotic estimate for a certain product

(I apologize in advance if this question is not suitable for Math Overflow, but it came up in a research problem and thought perhaps I could find some help here.)
I'm having difficulty finding an ...

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### A (likely) positivity property of the Lerch zeta-function

The problem is to show that $\Re L(b/2,1/2,p+1)>0$ for all real $b\ne0$ and all real $p>-1$, where
$$L(\lambda,c,s):=\sum_{k=0}^\infty\frac{\exp(2\pi i\lambda k)}{(k+c)^s}$$
is the Lerch ...

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### Uniform boundedness of eigenfunctions of an elementary differential operator

Consider a differential operator
$L=(-1)^ma(x)\frac{d^{2m}}{dx^{2m}}$, with boundary value conditions
$u^{(j)}(0)=u^{(j)}(1)=0, j=m,m+1,\ldots,2m-1$,
where $m\ge1$ is an integer and $a(x)>0$ is ...

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### Does the following type of Gronwall inequality hold?

Let $I=[0,b)$, $b< \infty$. Suppose $u$ is a positive bounded measurable function on $I$. $v(s)$ is a positive, smooth function on $I$. Note that $u(b),v(b)$ may be $0$.
Suppose that
$$
u(t) ...

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### Derivative of a time evolution operator w.r.t. a parameter

Let $N\geq1$ be an integer and let $H:[0,1]^2\to\mathbb C^{N\times N}$ be a pointwise hermitean matrix valued function.
For $y\in[0,1]$ and $0\leq a\leq b\leq 1$, let $U_y(b,a)$ be the time evolution ...

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### behaviour of first eigenfunction near the boundary

Consider $\Omega$ a smooth bounded domain in $R^N$ and suppose $ \phi_1(x)>0$ is the first eigenfunction of $ -\Delta$ in $H_0^1(\Omega)$ normalized however one chooses.
My interest is in how $ ...

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### Existence of a measure-preserving bijection

Let $f, g \, \colon \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be two Borel-measurable functions such that $f$ is non negative and
g is radially symmetric,
the function $ (0, \infty )\ni t \mapsto g ...

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### Motivation for the existence of periodic solutions [closed]

I have been reading the book Critical Point Theory and Hamiltonian System by Mawhin and Willem, as well as several other papers on the existence of periodic solutions for equations of the form
...

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### Is there an analytic solution for this partial differential equation?

The Fokker-Planck equation for a probability distribution $P(\theta,t)$:
\begin{align}
\frac{\partial P(\theta,t)}{\partial ...

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### methods for situations where well-posedness criteria hold but global solutions do not exist

I have been learning PDEs (more specifically, nonlinear dispersive equations (Schrödinger/wave/ Klein-Gordan equations etc...)) through the harmonic analysis methods. And I have read a couple of ...

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### Orthogonality relation for associated Legendre functions

The associated Legendre Polynomials $P_l^m(x)$ obey orthogonality relations for fixed $m$ and fixed $l$:
$$
\begin{align}
\int_0^\pi P_k^m(\cos\theta)P_l^m(\cos\theta)\sin\theta d\theta ...

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### A fundamental lemma involving a certain exponential kernel

Let $h \in L^1(\mathbb R^n, \mathbb R)$ be a scalar field and let $\Psi_t: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R$ be smooth mappings, parameterized by $t \in \mathbb R$.
Suppose that we are given data $$D(v,t) = ...

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### Nonconventional ergodic averages for commuting transformations

Let $S$ and $T$ be commuting measure-preserving transformations of a standard probability space $(X,\mu)$, so $S$ and $T$ define an action of $\mathbb{Z}^2$ on $(X,\mu)$. I am wondering about ...

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### persistence of regularity for nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation

I have been reading the paper on nonlinear Klein-Gordon equation(NLKG) for initial data in modulation space: For detail please see the paper "Klein-Gordon Equations on Modulation Spaces (2014)" ...

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### Is every set of small measure contained in an open set of small measure with null boundary?

Let $\lambda( \cdot )$ denote Lebesgue measure on $[0,1]$. Let $(A_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a decreasing sequence of Borel subsets of $[0,1]$ such that $\bigcap_{n=1}^\infty A_n = \emptyset$. Given ...

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### “C^0 estimate for solutions to $\Delta(u)+e^{-u} \geq 0$”

Let $u: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}.$ Suppose I have a solution to the equation
$$\Delta(u)+e^{-u} \geq 0$$ on $\mathbb{R}^2$. Let r be the radial coordinate on $\mathbb{R}^2$. Suppose that $$lim_{r ...

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### Texts about Dwork's work

I want to ask about references to papers, that probably exist, which explain the articles of Bernard Dwork starting from "The rationality of the zeta function of an algebraic variety" to "On the ...

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### Oscillation aspects of two-way infinite alternating series (a followup from the MO-question “functions that eventually oscillate”)

In the recent question on "eventually oscillating function" I had a heuristic for the function $d(x)$ that its amplitude is constant, but could not further describe that function. I just found a ...