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Harmonic analysis is a generalisation of Fourier analysis that studies the properties of functions. Check out this tag for abstract harmonic analysis (on abelian locally compact groups), or Euclidean harmonic analysis (eg, Littlewood-Paley theory, singular integrals). It also covers harmonic ...

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Where did the term “additive energy” originate?

A fundamental object in modern additive combinatorics and harmonic analysis is additive energy. Given a subset $A$ of (say) an abelian group $G$ the additive energy of $A$ is defined to be the ...
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Weak continuity of the Hilbert transform

Is there a simple direct way to prove that the Hilbert transform sends $L^1(\mathbb R)$ into $L^1_w(\mathbb R)$? The Hilbert transform is the convolution by $pv(1/x)$ which is the (distribution) ...
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harmonic extension of a curve by different parametrization

Let us consider a curve $\gamma :S^1 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (or even a planar convex one if it simplifies). Then I look to the harmonic extension to the disc $h:\mathbb{D}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (...
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Pontryagin dual of the surreal numbers?

Has any work been done on the Pontryagin dual of the surreal numbers (suitably topologized)? I have not been able to find anything and am not sure if this is still unknown. Alternatively, has this ...
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Bounding Schur symmetric polynomials on the unit circle

Recall the Schur polynomial in $n$ variables, indexed by the partition $\lambda$, with $\ell(\lambda) \leq n$, is given by s_\lambda(x_1,\ldots, x_n) = a_{\lambda + \delta}(x_1, \...
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Equivalence of Harmonic Maps and Conformal Maps on Genus-0 closed surfaces

By the uniformization theorem, for every genus-0 closed surface $\mathcal{M}\subset\mathbb{R}^3$, there is a conformal map $f:\mathcal{M}\rightarrow \mathbb{S}^2$. Furthermore consider the Dirichlet ...
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Dimension of the set of the polynomial growth harmonic function on the hyperbolic plane

We consider the hyperbolic plane and the harmonic function there. Pick any point $p$. Let $H_n, n \in\mathbb N$ be the set of the harmonic functions $f$ such that $|f(x)|\leq c(1+ d(x,p))^n$. What is ...
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Hardy space, Lebesgue space for $p<1$,

We denote $\mathcal D'(\mathbb R^n)$ the space of distributions, and $\mathcal D(\mathbb R^n)$ the space of smooth, compactly supported functions. Let $\rho\in \mathcal D'(\mathbb R^n)$ such that ...
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Relating the R-transform in free probability to noncommutative group representations

In traditional (commutative) probability theory, sums of random variables correspond to convolutions of distribution functions, which plays well with the Fourier Transform. In free (noncommutative) ...
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Can phase significantly concentrate a function's spectrum?

Let $F$ denote the Fourier transform over some group. What is known about the following quantity? $$\gamma:=\inf_{x\neq 0}\frac{\|Fx\|_1}{\|F|x|\|_1}$$ Here, $|x|$ denotes the pointwise absolute ...
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Are spherical harmonics uniformly bounded?

The spherical harmonics are given by $$Y^m_l(\phi,\theta):=N^m_l e^{im\theta}P^m_l(\cos \phi)$$ where $P^m_l$ are the associated Legendre Polynomials and $N^m_l$ is the normalisation. From ...
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Monge–Ampère with drift

Let $I\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ be an interval. Let smooth $M(x,y):I\times(0,\infty) \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfies PDE: $$M_{xx}M_{yy}-M_{xy}^{2}+\frac{M_{y}M_{yy}}{y}=0.$$ My question is to describe/...
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Spherical harmonics and ellipticity of the Laplacian

Let us consider the sphere $S^n$ and the Laplacian $-\Delta$ on it. Let $L^2(S^n) = \bigoplus_k V_k$, where $V_k$ represents the eigenspace of the Laplacian with eigenvalue $k(k + n - 1)$. We know ...
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Does there exist a smooth version of Cohen's factorization theorem?

A famous factorization theorem of Cohen states that for any locally compact group $G$, $$L^1(G)=L^1(G)*L^1(G).$$ I want to know if analogous results exist for the class of smooth functions when $G$ is ...
Consider a compact $M$ of dimension $n$. Consider real smooth vector fields $X_0, X_1, X_2,..., X_n$ on $M$ and consider the differential operator $\mathcal{L}_1 = \sum_{i = 1}^n X_i^2 + X_0.$ Now, by ...
Let $p(x) \geq 0$ be a positive polynomial on the hypersphere ($x \in S^{n-1}$) satisfying $\int_{S^{n-1}} p(x) = 1$. Writing $p(x) = \sum_{j=0}^s p_j(x)$ where $p_j(x) = \sum_m p_{jm} s_{jm}(x)$ with ...