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Evaluating an infinite sum related to $\sinh$

How can we show the following equation $$\sum_{n\text{ odd}}\frac1{n\sinh(n\pi)}=\frac{\mathrm{ln}2}8\;?$$ I found it in a physics book(David J. Griffiths,'Introduction to electrodynamics',in ...
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bounded analytic function as a power series

Suppose $$f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty a_k\frac{(i x)^k}{k!}$$ where $$a_k=k!\int_0^1 p_k(y_{k-1})\int_0^{y_{k-1}}p_{k-1}(y_{k-2})\cdots \int_0^{y_1}p_1(y_0) dy_0\cdots dy_{k-2}\;dy_{k-1}$$ for functions ...
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How to prove that $\int _0^\infty\frac{\text{arcsinh}^nx}{x^m}dx$ is a rational combination of zeta values?

For $n\ge m\ge 2$, define $$I(n,m):= \int _0^\infty\dfrac{\text{arcsinh}^nx}{x^m}dx$$ Computer algebra systems say that the indefinite integral can be expressed in terms of polylog functions (of ...
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Representation of multi-variable functions as a composition of 1- or 2-variable functions [duplicate]

This is a re-post of my question from M.SE that remains unanswered for several months. I'm familiar with Kolmogorov–Arnold representation theorem, but AFAIK their construction makes essential use of ...
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Extremal problem for sequences

Let $a_n$ be a sequence of positive numbers and define $$A_n=\sum_{k=1}^{n-1} a_k a_{n-k}.$$ I am interested in the supremum of the following quantity $X/Y$ where $$X=\sum _{i=1}^{\infty } \left(\sum ...
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Asymptotics of a special function

In my research, I came up with a special function which I denote by $B(q)$ and is defined by the integral $$B(q)\equiv \int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2} ...
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Does there exist some $C$ independent of $n$ and $f$ such that $ \|f''\|_p \geq Cn^2 \| f \|_p$, where $1 \leq p\leq \infty$?

Let $f$ be a trigonometric polynomial on the circle $\mathbb{T}$ with $\hat{f}(j) = 0$ for all $j \in \mathbb{Z}$ with $\lvert j \rvert < n$. Does there exist some $C$ independent of $n$ and $f$ ...
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Using $H^2$ to find a cyclic vector in $\ell^2$

Let us consider $\ell^p(\mathbb{Z})$. We know that the vector $e_1=(\dots,0,0,1,0,0,\dots)$ is a cyclic vector in sense that given the right shift operator $S:(\dots,x_0,x_1,x_2,\dots)\mapsto ...
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Generalized Plateau problem with non-Jordan boundary

Let $C_\pm$ be the two circles obtained by intersecting the cylinder $x^2+y^2=R^2$ with the planes $z=\pm 1$, on which we mark four points $A_\pm:(R,0,\pm 1)$ and $B_\pm:(-R,0,\pm 1)$. Assume that ...
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Calculation of the integral related to the gravitational shock wave

The following integral $$\int\limits_0^\infty \frac{\cos{\left(\frac{1}{2}\sqrt{3}s\right)}}{\sqrt{\cosh{s}-\cos{\theta}}}\,ds$$ can be found in the paper Tevian Dray and Gerard 't Hooft, The ...
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The unique positive real root of summation function

update: add one condition according to answer below. I post this question in MSE a week ago. I thought this should be an easy freshman exercise, but it turns out not easy... The original question ...
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Lie Symmetries of the Bessel Differential Equation

The Bessel differential equation has an arbitrary looking form, but a lot is known about it. $$ x^2 \frac{d^2 y}{dx^2} + x \frac{dy}{dx} + (x^2 - n^2)y = 0 $$ Is there a way to derive the Bessel ...
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An inequality which involves a sum of integrals

Please help me to prove $$ \sum\limits_{j=2}^n \frac{1}{j^\alpha (j-1)^\alpha} \int\limits_{j-1}^j \frac{dx}{x^{1-\alpha}(n-x)^\alpha} \leq \int\limits_0^1 \frac{dx}{x^{1-\alpha}(n-x)^\alpha},\quad ...
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Pointwise convergence for continuous functions

Let $f_n:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb R$ be a sequence of continuous functions converging pointwise, i.e. such that $\forall x\in [0,1]$, the sequence $(f_n(x))_{n\in \mathbb N}$ converges. We set ...
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Some problems about symmetric convolution semigroup on the unit circle

These are problems from Example 1.4.2 of Fukushima's book "Dirichlet forms and symmetric Markov processes". Let $\Lambda$ be the set of all real sequences $\left\{\lambda_n\right\}_{n\in\mathbf{Z}}$ ...
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Necessary condition for decouplings for surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^4$

I'm currently studying the paper Decouplings for surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^4$ written by Bourgain and Demeter. This paper is available in here. As an example of nondegenerate $2$-dimensional surfaces ...
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Resolvent of the operator

Consider the Laplace operator defined on the biggest possible subset of$L^{2}(R^{2})$: $T= - \partial^{2}_{x} -\partial^{2}_{y}+x^{2}+y^{2}+ 2.i(x \frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Faà di Bruno formula

Let $f,g$ be smooth functions from $\mathbb R$ to $\mathbb R$. Then $$ \frac{(g\circ f)^{(n)}}{n!}=\sum_{1\le r\le n}\frac{(g^{(r)}\circ f)}{r!} \sum_{\substack{(n_1,\dots, n_r)\in {\mathbb ...
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Log-concave polynomial is a log-concave function?

A polynomial $\sum\limits_{k=0}^n a_kx^k$ is log-concave if $a_0,\ldots,a_n$ constitute a log-concave sequence. I wonder whether the log-concave polynomial is also a log-concave function with respect ...
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functions with orthogonal Jacobian

I'm working on a model that would require to use vectorial functions of $\mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^n$, such that $\forall x, y \in \mathbb{R}^n$, $\lVert \frac{df(x)}{dx}(y) \lVert_2 = ...
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Is the Fourier transform of $e^{-|x|^n}$ positive?

Let $$\Phi(x) = \int_{\mathbf{R}^n} e^{-|y|^n +i (x,y)} dy.$$ Is $\Phi$ positive everywhere in $\mathbf{R}^n$? Could someone helps me answer this question or gives a reference for it? Thanks.
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Hellinger integral for the Student/Cauchy family

Let $p$ and $q$ be probability densities on $\mathbb R$, with respect to the Lebesgue measure $dx$. The corresponding Hellinger integral is $H(p,q):=\int_{\mathbb R}\sqrt{pq}\,dx$. Let now $p$ be ...
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A limsup representation for the upper Buck density

The upper Buck density, introduced by R.C.Buck in 1946, is defined to be the function $$ \mathfrak{b}^\star: \mathcal{P}(\mathbf{N}^+) \to \mathbf{R}: X\mapsto \inf_{X\subseteq A:A\in ...
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Bounds on $\sum_{j=1}^m\frac{\pi^j}{\Gamma(j)(x^2+(j+1/4)^2)}$

During our search of real rooted entire function approximations to Riemann $\Xi$ function, we need to calculate the upper and lower bounds of $$f_m(x):=\sum_{j=1}^m ...
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Redundancy in transseries representation of functions?

"Transseries" are a kind of generalized power series that allow things like fractional exponents and exponentials (with another transseries as the exponent). I know very little about them but I have ...
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ODE estimate for boundary value problem

Let $X$ be a solution to the boundary value problem $$ X^{\prime\prime}(s) = A(s)X(s), \quad X(0) = X_0, ~~X(t) = X_1,$$ where $0 < t \leq 1$, $A$ is some matrix-valued function, defined on $[0, ...
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Idempotent solutions to the implict function theorem other than the identity?

I am interested in the following problem. Assume that an (anti)symmetric function $g:\mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfies the implicit function theorem. That is, $g(x,y) = \pm g(y,x)$ and $g(x,y)=0$ ...
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Algebraic independance of exponentials

First of all, a happy new year. Be it better than 2015, healthy, wealthy, fruitful and cross-fertilizing for you, familly and friends. In order to cope with families of solutions of evolution ...
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How to eliminate secular terms for perturbed non-oscillatory equations?

Even in a linear second order equation like $x''+x'+\epsilon x=0$ the standard asymptotic expansion has a secular term already in the first order of $\epsilon$, namely ...
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Number of real roots of an exponential polynomial

Let $a_1, a_2, \dots, a_n$ and $b_1, b_2, \dots, b_n$ be real numbers, and assume that $\{a_i\} \neq \{b_i\}$. Can the equation $$ e^{a_1 x} + e^{a_2 x} + \dots + e^{a_n x} = e^{b_1 x} + e^{b_2 x} + ...
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Roots of the Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind

It is known that the roots of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind, denote it by $U_n(x)$, are in the interval $(-1,1)$. I have noticed that, by looking at the low values of $n$, the roots of ...
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Convergence of Sobolev functions near the boundary

Let $B_0(1)$ be the unit ball in $\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$. Let $f\in W_0^{1,2}(B_0(1))$, and $W^{1,2}(B_0(1))\ni f_i\to f$ in the sense of $L^2(B_0(1))$-norm, as $i\to \infty$. Question 1: Can we ...
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“Harmonic oscillator” with $p$-Laplacian

I wonder if there is any literature on the eigenvalue problem for the "$p$-harmonic oscillator" $$-(|u'|^{p-2}u')'(x)+(x^2-\lambda) |u(x)|^{p-2} u(x)=0$$ in $L^p(\mathbb R)$, $p\in(1,\infty)$. Are ...
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Are the extremal points of a certain set of functions $\mathcal P(\mathbf N) \to \bf R$ weakly additive?

Let an upper density (on $\mathbf N$) be a (set) function $f: \mathcal P(\mathbf N) \to \mathbf R$ such that, for all $X, Y \subseteq \bf N$ and $h,k \in \mathbf N^+$, the following hold: (F1) ...
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Decay of real continuous algebraic functions at infinity

Let $f$ be a real valued continuous algebraic function on $\mathbb R^n$. Suppose the zero set of $f$ is bounded, i.e., if $|x|$ is large enough, $f(x)\neq 0$. Is there any estimate of the sort ...
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Reference request on a notion of independence for families of [real-valued] functions

This is basically another reference request. Let $X$ be a set, and $\mathscr{F} = (f_i)_{i \in I}$ an indexed family of functions $X \to \bf R$. If $\preceq$ is a partial order on $I$, we say that ...
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How to prove that a monotone function is differentiable at some point?

This fact, which eventually belongs to Lebesgue, is usually proved with some measure theory (and we prove that the function is differentiable a.e.). Is there a significantly different approach? Let me ...
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Exact formula for $\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\frac1{n^2+1}$

Actually, as the corresponding integral $\frac{\ln(\cos x)}{1-x}$ or something like that) cannot be expressed in closed form by Liouville theorem, this shouldn't exist, but I believe I have seen it ...
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Some questions about the Lévy monoid of certain densities

Let $\bf H$ be a set, $f: \mathcal P({\bf H}) \rightharpoonup \bf R$ a partial function, and $\mathcal{D}$ the domain of $f$. Next, denote by $\mathcal M(f)$ the set of all (total) functions $\theta: ...
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Complexity theory and closed form formulas in analysis

My question concerns definitions of "closed form" solutions. In hamiltonian systems this is closely related to complete integrability. In this context closed form can refers to having $(q(t),p(t))$ ...
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General solution to system of stochastic linear differential equations

Assume we are given the system of linear stochastic differential equations $$dx_i = \sum_{j=1}^n a_{ij}(t) \cdot x_j \cdot dt + \sum_{j=1}^n \sigma_{ij}(t) \cdot x_j \cdot dB_{ij,t} + b_j(t)\cdot ...
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Asymptotics of a elliptic pde when exponent gets large

I am interested in the following pde $$ -\Delta w_p + \left( \frac{1}{p-2} +1 \right) \frac{ | \nabla w_p|^2}{w_p} + \epsilon(p) \left( \frac{1}{w_p} \right)^{(p-2)} = (p-2) w_p $$ in the unit ball ...
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Integrating a series expansion of $\mbox{frac}(x)\lfloor x\rfloor$ coming from Fourier series of sawtooth function

Let me preface this question by saying that I am not exactly sure it counts as research level. It is crossposted on mathstackexchange: ...
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Non-existence for a sort of probability measures

We suppose $X$ solves our SDE $dX_{t}=-X_{t}dt+dW_{t}$ for $t\geq0$ with initial condition $X_{0}=0$ w.r.t to our measure $P$ on $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$. $W_{t}$ is standard Wiener. This solution is ...
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An alternative to the Euler--Maclaurin formula: Approximating sums by integrals only

The Euler--MacLaurin summation formula can be written as $$ \sum_{i=0}^{n-1} f(k)\approx \int^{n-1}_0f(x)\,dx + \frac{f(n-1) + f(0)}2 + \sum_{j=1}^m\frac{B_{2j}}{(2j)!}[f^{(2j - ...
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A property of the derivatives of a function

Suppose that $f,g_1,g_2,\dots$ are functions from $\mathbb{R}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ such that $f'=f\,g_1$ and $g'_j=g_j^2-g_j g_{j+1}$. Here and in what follows, $j$ is any natural number. Then, by ...
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Recurrence sequence

Is it possible to find a Recurrence sequence that Satisfying the following inequality $ d_{n+k}\geq \alpha ^k d_n +‎\beta‎‎^k ‎\delta‎(A,B),$‎‎ ‎‎where $0<‎\alpha‎<1, \alpha ^k+‎\beta‎‎^k\geq ...
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Lower bounds from Fourier dimension?

According to Mattila, Geometry of sets and measures in Euclidean spaces, p. 168, the Fourier dimension $\text{dim}_F(A)$ of $A\subseteq \mathbb R^n$ is the unique number in $[0,n]$ such that for any ...
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Asymptotic expansion of Mellin transform of products of modified Bessel function K

Let $n\ge 1$ be an integer, let $$F(x,y)=\int_0^\infty u^{n(x+y)} (K_{x-y}(u))^n du$$ for $x,y\ge 0$. When $n=1$, this is just Mellin transform of the Bessel K function. When $n=2$, $F(x,y)$ has ...
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A tricky tractrix question about vertical tangents

This is raised by a recent question occurring in combinatorial geometry. It is about a sort of tractrix, but instead of a line, the pulling end moves along a circle of radius $r>\frac12$ ...