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Finding roots of a recursively given polynomial sequence / eigenvalues of an almost Toeplitz matix

I would like to find the roots of the polynomial sequence given by a recurrence relation as follows: $V_0(x) = 1-a^2$ $V_1(x) = 1-a^2 - x$ $V_{k \geq 2}(x) = (1+a^2 - x)V_{k-1}(x) - a^2V_{k-2}(x)$ ...
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Solution of an Ordinary Differential Equation

I'd like to know if there is an analytical solution of the following Ordinary Differential Equation : $\displaystyle{\dfrac{d}{dt}x_i(t) = D_i + \sum_{j=1}^{n}L_{ij}x_j(t) + ...
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Method of steepest descents for $\int_0^\infty\exp(iz(\frac{1}{3}t^3+t))dt\sim\frac{i}{z}$

Through some calculations I ended up with the integral $\int_0^\infty\exp(iz(\frac{1}{3}t^3+t))dt$. I would like to obtain the result that the behaviour of the integral is $\sim\frac{i}{z}$ as ...
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Oscillatory integrals of algebraic functions

Consider an algebraic function $\phi$ on $R^{d}$. By this I mean that there exists a polynomial $P$ with coefficients in $R[x_1,...,x_d]$ (coefficients are polynomials!) such that $P(\phi) = 0$ Let ...
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A proof for $[(f^k)^{(n)}]^2 \geq (f^{k-1})^{(n)} (f^{k+1})^{(n)}$

I want to show $[(f^k)^{(n)}]^2 \geq (f^{k-1})^{(n)} (f^{k+1})^{(n)}$, where $f$ satisfies $f^{(n)} \geq 0$ for all integer $n$ and $f^k$ denotes the $k$-th power of $f$. I believe it's right but I ...
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What are the difference between modeling with stochastic differential equations (SDE) and ordinary differential equations (ODE) with a random force?

There are lots of differences between SDE and ODE. From the theoretical point of view an also from the numerical algorithms used for simulations. But I am interested in knowing if there is a point ...
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Asymptotic expansion of modified Bessel function $K_\alpha$

An integral representation for the Bessel function $K_\alpha$ for real $x>0$ is given by $$K_\alpha(x)=\frac{1}{2}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{\alpha h(t)}dt$$ where ...
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A translation of the Cantor set contained in the irrationals

Let $C$ be the standard Cantor middle-third set. As a consequence of the Baire category theorem, there are numbers $r$ such that $C+r$ consists solely of irrational numbers, see here. What would ...
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Inverse Transpose of Jacobian Matrix

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^n\mapsto\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bijective function. Fixed $a\in\mathbb{R}^n$. For any $x$ closes to $a$, using Taylor's series we can approximate $f(x)$ by \begin{equation} f(x)\approx ...
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An integral related to the Euler Gamma function

The question is from the paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.7115 (A curious formula related to the Euler Gamma function, by Bakir Farhi): is it possible to express the integral $$\eta=2\int\limits_0^1 ...
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radius of the ball where the inverse of Lipschitz maps exists

I am aware of the inverse function theorem for Lipschitz maps, which uses the notion of generalised derivative $δ_{x_0} f$ of a Lipschitz map $f$, due to F.H.Clarke: Teorem. Let $f : U ⊂ \mathbb{R}^n ...
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Exponential mapping versus flow

In Hamilton's article on the Nash-Moser Theorem, he gives the map that maps a vector field $X$ to its flow $e^{tX}$ in $\mathrm{Diff}(M)$ as an example where the implicit function theorem in Frechet ...
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Algebraic characterization of real differentiation

I've seen some previous questions that show that the derivative operator on the set of smooth functions can be given by the Leibniz rule and/or chain rule and some other axioms. Is there a similar ...
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The Weyl algebra modules which are also rings

Consider the space $C^\infty(\mathbb{R})$. We have on it a natural action of the Weyl algebra generated by $x$ and $d/dx$, where $x$ is the coordinate on $\mathbb{R}$, and there is plenty of Weyl ...
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Ramanujan's problem 754 still open?

In addition to the MO question The Ramanujan Problems. , I would like to ask the following. Problem 754 from the list of the Ramanujan's problems ( ...
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Real-rootedness, interlacing, root-bounds of a sequence of polynomials

Problem: the number $a(n,k)$ is defined by the following recurrence \begin{equation} a(n,k)=(k+1)(k+2)\, a(n-1, k)+\frac{(k+1)(k+2)(k+3)}{k} \,a(n-1, k-1), \end{equation} with $a(1,1)=1$ and ...
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Find a bijection near to a given surjection

Let $X$, $Y$ be Banach spaces with the same cardinality and $f: X \rightarrow Y$ be a surjection. Is it possible for $\varepsilon >0$ to find a bijection $g: X \rightarrow Y$ such that ...
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Reference for the fact that the images of the narrow and wide Denjoy integrals are respectively $ACG_\ast$ and $ACG$?

The narrow Denjoy integral (which also goes by the names Henstock-Kurzweil integral, Perron integral, and Lusin integral) is a transfinite integration process defined by Denjoy in the early 20th ...
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Prove that there exists $n\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $f^{(n)}$ has at least n+1 zeros on $(-1,1)$

Let $f\in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$ such that $f(x)=0$ on $\mathbb{R}\setminus (-1,1)$. Prove that there exists $n\in\mathbb{N}$ such that $f^{(n)}$ has at least $n+1$ zeros on $(-1,1)$ ...
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Pros and cons of probability model for permutations

I am studying probability model of random permetuation Let $b(n; k)$ denote the number of permutations of {1,...,n} with precisely k inversions ($inv(\pi)$). The analytic approach was considered by ...
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Delay Differential Equations Numerical methods

I have a general question about delay differential equations. I know that even simple ones hardly have analytic solutions and mine clearly doesn't have any as it is a system of non-linear delay ...
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Implicit function theorem for boundary value problems

I have a nonlinear, two point boundary value problem of the form $F(x, y(x), y'(x); \Omega ) = y''$ along with some boundary conditions of the form $y_\Omega(0) = a_\Omega, y_{\Omega}(1) = b_\Omega$. ...
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Absolute convergence of multi-dimensional Fourier series

For a Lipschitz function $f$ defined in $[0,2\pi]^d$ for $d>1$, is that true that the multi-dimensional Fourier series converges absolutely? In other words, $\sum_{k\in ...
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Characterization of a particular integrable function

Let $f$ be a strictly positive function such that $\int_{0}^{\infty}f(x)dx=\int_{0}^{\infty}xf(x)=1$ (i.e., a probability density function with expectation one). Let also $g$ be a nonnegative ...
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Detailed Taxonomy of Multivariate Real Functions: $\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$

I want to classify the following functions: $$ f:(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\sqrt{(x+1)^2+y^2}+\sqrt{(x-1)^2+y^2}-2$$ $$ ...
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Examples of Bivariate Analytic, Globally Continuous Functions, whose Set of Zeros are Boundaries of Polygons

Are there any known examples of analytic, globally continuous functions $f(x,y): (x,y)\in\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ such that $$f(x,y)\lt 0\Leftrightarrow ...
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Solve $f(x)=\int_{x-1}^{x+1} f(t) \mathrm{d}t$

Solve $f(x)=\int_{x-1}^{x+1} f(t) \mathrm{d}t$. When $f$ is a function, it looks like the only solution is $f(x)=0$. But what if we allow distributions, such as the Dirac delta?
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Does there exists $f\in A_{\mathbb R}(\mathbb T)$ with $||f||=r$ such that $||e^{if}||=e^{r}$?

Let $\mathbb Z$, the set of integers, be a group with respect to addition and its dual group is the $\mathbb T = \{z\in \mathbb C : |z|=1\}$ , one dimensional torus. Put, $\ell^{1}(\mathbb Z)= ...
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Is there a dense rational sequence of positive separation?

Let us consider the set $\ell_\neq$ of bounded sequences of unequal real terms. We use the following descriptions. A sequence $x=(x_0,x_1,...)\in\ell_\neq$ is dense if, for all $\varepsilon>0$, ...
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history of calculus of several variables

Everybody knows that Leibniz and Newton (or Newton and Leibniz, if you wish) invented calculus, i.e. they developed the notion of differentiability for a function of one real variable. But who had for ...
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Positive kernel property

Let $k:[0,1]^2\rightarrow (0,+\infty)$ be a continuous function and let $f,g:[0,1]\rightarrow (0,+\infty)$ be measurable functions. We assume that $$\forall x\in [0,1],\quad f(x)=\int_0^1 k(x,y) g(y) ...
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Convergence of a Trigonometric Series

After working with a Fourier series for a while, I realized that it would be of great help to me if I could prove that the following limit is zero: $$\lim_{N\to\infty}_{N\in ...
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Energy of repeated filter

For given sequences $a=(a_1, a_2, \cdots)$ and $b=(b_1, b_2, \cdots)$, define $$a \star b$$ as the convolution. Formally, $$c=a \star b$$ implies the $i$th element of $c$, $c_i$, satisfies the ...
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Taylor series coefficients

This question arose in connection with A hard integral identity on MATH.SE. Let $$f(x)=\arctan{\left (\frac{S(x)}{\pi+S(x)}\right)}$$ with $S(x)=\operatorname{arctanh} x -\arctan x$, and let ...
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Estimation of part of parameters from an ODE

Suppose, we have an ODE $$ \frac{dy}{dt}= f(t,y;p',a)$$ or alternatively $$ \frac{dy}{dt}= f(t,y;p)$$ where the set of all parameters $p = (p',a)$. We only need to estimate part of parameter set ...
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Is the speed of a curve in $ \ell^\infty $ zero a.e. if the derivative of each component is zero a.e.?

Let $ A $ be an $ \mathcal{H}^1$-measurable subset of $ \mathbb{R} $ and $ \gamma \colon A \subseteq \mathbb{R} \to \ell^\infty $ be a Lipschitz mapping with the Lipschitz constant $ L $. Also, assume ...
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A hard integral identity on MATH.SE

The following identity on MATH.SE $$\int_0^{1}\arctan\left(\frac{\mathrm{arctanh}\ x-\arctan{x}}{\pi+\mathrm{arctanh}\ x-\arctan{x}}\right)\frac{dx}{x}=\frac{\pi}{8}\log\frac{\pi^2}{8}$$ seems to be ...
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Local positivity of solutions to linear differential inequalities (Chaplygin's theorem)

According to the entry "Differential inequality" of the Encyclopedia of Mathematics http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Differential_inequality the following result is due to Chaplygin ...
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The intersection of $n$ cylinders in $3$-dimensional space

A standard question in vector calculus is to calculate the volume of the shape carved out by the intersection of $2$ or $3$ perpendicular cylinders of radius $1$ in three dimensional space. Such ...
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Decidability of differential equations

Is there anything well-known about the algorithmic decidability of the satisfiability of an ODE $\dot{x}=f(x)$, $x: [0,1]\to R^n$ with an initial condition $x(0)=x_0$, given that $f(x)$ belongs to ...
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Is it always possible to “encircle” exactly $n$ points in an infinite subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ without limit points?

Let $d$ be a positive integer, and let $\mathbb{R}^d$ be endowed with the Euclidean metric. Given an infinite set $S \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ without limit points and a positive integer $n$, is there ...
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Pohozaev result for equations with weights

I am interested in nonnegative solutions of $-div( e^{-\gamma(x)} \nabla u(x)) = e^{-\gamma(x)} u(x)^p$ in $\Omega$ with $ u=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$. Or instead the equation $ -\Delta u + ...
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Lower-Hölder embeddings of the sphere

My question is very simple: Given $d\ge 3$, does there exist $s\in (0,1)$ and an embedding $f:S^{d-1}\to \mathbb{R}^d$ such that $$ |f(x)-f(y)| \ge |x-y|^s \quad\textrm{if } |x-y|<r, $$ for ...
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Fundamental proof of the baby case of Hofer's theorem about displacement energy

In 1990, Hofer proved that the displacement energy of a standard ball in $C^{n}$ equals it's Gromov area. Here is the baby case: Consider a smooth bounded function $f:R^{2}\rightarrow R$. Consider ...
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Geometric interpretation of the half-derivative?

For $f(x)=x$, the half-derivative of $f$ is $$\frac{d^{\frac{1}{2}}}{dx^{\frac{1}{2}}} x = 2 \sqrt{\frac{x}{\pi}} \;.$$ Is there some geometric interpretation of (Q1) this specific derivative, and, ...
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The epigraph of a semi-convex function has positive reach

I've been trying to prove the following theorem for several hours with no result so far. Claim. Let $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be a semi-convex function, i.e. there exists a constant $C > 0$ ...
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Find functions such that f(f(x))=f(x)e^x

Are there monotonically increasing functions $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ such that $f(f(x)) = e^x f(x)$?
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Is Poisson's kernel integrable?

Let $E$ be a smooth domain. Green's function is defined as $G(x,y)=F(x,y)-\Phi(x,y)$ where $F$ is the fundamental solution to the Laplace equation. For a fixed $x\in E$, $\Phi(x,\cdot)$ is a harmonic ...
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Relating the roots of polynomials to the solution sets of certain functional equations

Consider a functional equation of the following form: $$\sum_{k=0}^n a_k\,\underbrace{f(f(\cdots f}_{k}(x)\cdots )=0\quad \big(f:\,\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R},\;a_i\in ...
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Is a function with nowhere vanishing derivatives analytic?

My question is the following: Let $f\in C^\infty(a,b)$, such that $f^{(n)}(x)\ne 0$, for every $n\in\mathbb N$, and every $x\in (a,b)$. Does that imply that $f$ is real analytic? EDIT. According to a ...