# Tagged Questions

Special functions, orthogonal polynomials, harmonic analysis, ODE's, differential relations, calculus of variations, approximations, expansions, asymptotics.

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### Log convexity for the norm of a vector-valued function

Log convexity of various functions defined on the space of Hermitian matrices plays an important role in matrix analysis and probability theory. Given $v \in \mathbb{C}^n$, $D$ a diagonal matrix with ...
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### Can a (non-measurable) autonomous flow have a non-trivial periodic orbit without a minimal period?

Given a set $X$, a function $x \colon \mathbb{R} \to X$ is periodic if there exists $\tau>0$ such that $x(t+\tau)=x(t)$ for all $t \in \mathbb{R}$; and if $\tau$ is the smallest positive number ...
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### Generalized Theorem of Laguerre

There is known theorem of Laguerre, that every linear ordinary differential equation of second order $$y''+A(t)y'+B(t)y=0$$ by point transformation could be mapped into $$y'' = 0,$$ that in few words ...
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### An extreme of Jacobi elliptic function on an interval

Consider the Jacobi elliptic function $sn(\cdot,k)$ restricted to the interval $(0,2K)$, where $K=K(k)$ is complete elliptic integral of the first kind. If $0<k<1$, then it is well known the ...
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### Normal approximation of tail probability in binomial distribution

My problem: From the Berry--Esseen theorem I know, that $$\sup_{x\in\mathbb R}|P(B_n \le x)-\Phi(x)|=O\left(\frac 1{\sqrt n}\right),$$ where $B_n$ has the standardized binomial distribution and $\Phi$ ...
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### Optimal condition for the weak convergence of the jacobian determinant

Whenever $n<q,$ it is known that given a sequence $\{ u_{k} \}$ which is weakly convergent in $W^{1,q}(U)$ one has that the Jacobian determinants $\text{det} Du_{k}$ converge weakly in $L^{q/n}(U).$...
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### A question about the approximation of convex cones

I have the following question which maybe is too naive. Let $K$ be a convex cone on $\mathbf{R}^n$. Can we approximate $K$ by a sequence of polyhedral convex cone $K_i$ such that for any compactly ...
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### Mathieu equation instability

Let's have Mathieu equation: $$\tag 1 \frac{d^2y(x)}{dx^2} +(A -2q\times cos(2x))y(x) = 0, \quad q\geqslant 1, \quad A > 2q$$ This case is different from the famous case $q << 1, A> 2*q$,...
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### differential equation of conics

Function $y(x)$ on the plane defines a conic (strictly speaking, at most second order algebraic curve) if and only if $\frac{d^3}{dx^3} (y'')^{-2/3}=0$. What is intuition behind this? How may I see ...
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### The sum of a series, continued

In this question the OP asks whether the sum $$f(q, \alpha) = \sum _{k=1}^{\infty } \frac{q^k \left(q^k-1\right)^\alpha}{(q;q)_k}$$ is ever zero. An experiment with Mathematica indicates, to any ...
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### Is there a space in which the $\vec a$ in $\sin(a_1\cdot x)+\sin(a_2\cdot x)$ is linear?

Suppose one has equations of the form $\sin(a_1\cdot x_i)+\sin(a_2\cdot x_i)=y_i$ for $i = 1, \dots, n$ (there are also amplitudes and phase shifts, but let's ignore these for now). I want to solve ...
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### Runge-Kutta convergence [closed]

I am facing a problem solving a ODE with a Runge-Kutta 4th order method: The expression in order to solve is : $$Ay^{''}+By^{'}+Cy= Cu$$ y =OUTPUT \end{...
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### Derivative in terms of finite differences

Consider expanding the differentiation operator in terms of the forward difference operator as $f' = \log(1 + \Delta)f = \displaystyle \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^{n + 1}\Delta^n f}{n}$. For some ...
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### Systems of stochastic differential equations with non-Lipschitz coefficients

I am looking for references to any literature which might consider the existence / behavior / regularity of solutions to systems of stochastic differential equations with non-Lipschitz coefficients. ...