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### On the conjectured nonexistence of even almost perfect numbers (other than powers of two) and odd perfect numbers [on hold]

(Note: This question has been cross-posted to MSE.)
Let $\sigma(a) = \sigma_{1}(a)$ be the sum of the divisors of the positive integer $a$.
A number $M$ is called almost perfect if $\sigma(M) = 2M -...

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### Why $M_1 \subset M_2 \not \Rightarrow N_{M_1} (\lambda) \leq N_{M_2} (\lambda)$ for eigenvalue problem? (EDIT)

We know that for a direct problem with Dirichlet Boundary Condition (with Laplacian operator) that if two domains $M_1$ and $M_2$ are such that $M_1 \subset M_2$, then $\lambda(M_2) \leq \lambda(M_1)$,...

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### Analytic Combinatorics: upper bound for sum of absolute values of two complex functions: $|z f'(z)| + |2 f(z) - zf'(z)| \leq 2f(|z|)$

Let $f \colon \mathbb C \to \mathbb C$ be a complex-valued analytic function with non-negative coefficients of Taylor series at 0 (suppose that radius of convergence is $+\infty$ for simplicity):
$$
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### A Stochastic Taylor Expansion/Asymptotics

Question:
Let $B(t)$ be the standard Brownian motion, $\mu(t,x)$ and $\sigma(t,x)$ are continuous functions, and
$$dr(t) = \mu(t,r(t))dt+\sigma(t,r(t))dB(t).$$
$(\mu,\sigma)$ obeys the linear growth ...

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### Inequalities for marginals of distribution on hyperplane

Let $H = \{ (a,b,c) \in \mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}^3 : a+b+c=n \}$. If we have a probability distribution on $H$, we can take its marginals onto the $a$, $b$ and $c$ variables and obtain three probability ...

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### Prove this conjecture inequality 2 [closed]

Let $n$ be postive integer,I conjecture
$$(1+2n)^n\ge 1^n+2^n+4^n+6^n+\cdots+(2n)^n \tag{1}$$
This problem when I solve this equation
$$(1+2n)^n=1^n+2^n+4^n+6^n+\cdots+(2n)^n\tag{2}$$
if this $(1)$...

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### Differential inequalities for a strictly diagonal dominant system of linear ODEs

Let $A$ be a real $d\times d$ matrix. The diagonal elements are strictly negative ($a_{ii}<0$) and the off-diagonal elements are non-negative ($a_{ij}\geq 0$ for $i\neq j$). $A$ is strictly column ...

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### Matrix norm inequality for C*-Algebras [closed]

Let A a $C^*$-Algebra. I have already shown that the maps $Tr, \sigma: M_n(A)\rightarrow A$ given by $Tr((a_{ij})):=\sum_{i}a_{ii}$ and $\sigma\left(\left(a_{ij}\right)\right)=\sum_{i\text{, }j}a_{ij}$...

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### An inequality concerning Lagrange's identity

we know Lagrange's identity
$$(a^2_{1}+a^2_{2}+a^2_{3})(b^2_{1}+b^2_{2}+b^2_{3})=(a_{1}b_{1}+a_{2}b_{2}+a_{3}b_{3})^2+\sum_{i=1}^{2}\sum_{j=i+1}^{3}(a_{i}b_{j}-a_{j}b_{i})^2$$
then we have Cauchy-...

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### Does the Nash inequality hold on manifolds with Lipschitz boundary?

Let $N$ be a smooth manifold without boundary of dimension $n$. $M$ is a manifold with Lipschitz boundary if $M \subset N$, $M$ and $N$ are of the same dimension, and in the charts of $N$, the ...

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### Is this simple-looking moment inequality true?

Let $p \ge 1$ be an integer. Does there exist a constant $C_p$ such that for every random variable $X \ge 0$,
$$
\mathbb{E} \left[ \left(X - \mathbb{E} \left[ X \right] \right)^{2p} \right] \le C_p \...

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### Prove this conjecture inequality

This following problem is from my Conjecture many years ago,
Question :
Let $a,b>0,n\in N^{+},n\ge 3$,such
$$a^n+b^n+(2n+2)(ab)^n\le 2n$$
Conjecture: then $a+b\le 2$
or
$a+b>2.a>0.b>0,...

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### Absolute value inequality with complex numbers

Following a problem I found on mathstack, with no solution, and no comment, so I think this inequality is not easy, so I post it here (because I think there are more some good math job, maybe someone ...

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### upper bound on derivatives of a function defined on an arc

This is a simple question I asked in math.SE last month but unfortunately no one gives any comment. So I decided to try some luck here.
You can skip examples below and read from "General setting" at ...

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### Lower bound the ratio of the combinatorial quantities

Suppose $p < q$, $s = p^{d}$ for some fixed $d \in (0,1)$, let $p$ goes to infinity, define the following quantity,
\begin{aligned}
\quad f(j) = \sum_{i = 0}^{\min(j,s)}{s \choose i}{p-s \choose i}{...

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### Bounding entries of the inverse of certain zero-one matrices

It is known that the entries of the inverse of an (invertible) $n \times n$ zero-one matrix $A$ can grow exponentially in $n$. See this MO question:
Bounding the absolute sum of entries of the ...

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### A continuity/bootstrap argument

I am trying to understand how one can prove the following assertion using a continuity argument:
Let $0<\epsilon<\epsilon_0$. Let $I=[t_0,R]$ be a compact interval. Suppose that $S:I\to [0,\...

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### Nonzero solutions of an infinite product

Let $-\frac{1}{2}\le a \le\frac{1}{2}$ and $b\in[0,\infty)$.
Definitions: $$f_k(a;b):=\frac{(2k+\frac{1}{2}+a)^2+b}{(2k+\frac{1}{2}-a)^2+b}(\frac{k}{k+1})^{2a},$$
$$f(a;b):=\prod\limits_{k=1}^\infty ...

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### Inequality implies locally uniform convergence of a series

We have the inequality
$$\alpha_n(t) \le 4\pi(3\pi)^{1/3} \exp\left\{\int_0^t(1+3F_P(\sigma)) \, d\sigma \right\} \cdot \int_0^t P(\sigma)^2(3CD_1^2)^{1/3}\alpha_{n-1}(\sigma) \, d\sigma$$
for $n=2,3,\...

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### Estimate of incomplete binomial integral

Let $0\le k \le n$. Prove that
$$
n\binom{n}{k}\int_{0}^{\frac{k}{n+1}}t^k(1-t)^{n-k}\,dt \le 1/2.
$$
As far as I know
1) it is proved for $\frac{k}{n+1}\le 1/2$ and
2) not proved for $1/2 <\frac{...

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### Time-efficient way of calculating the least number of 1s in a representation of $n$ using only the operations $+,!$

This was inspired by the following paper:
J. Arias de Reyna, J. van de Lune, "How many $1$s are needed?" revisited, arXiv link.
It might help explain my question better, because my question is ...

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### An inequality on the simplex involving $x^x$

Is anything known about the behavior of the function $$f(x)=\prod_{i=1}^n x_i^{x_i}$$ on the standard simplex, i.e. the set $\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n:\sum_{i=1}^n x_i=1, x_i\geq0\}$? I ask because I have ...

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### A curious eigenvalue inequality

Suppose $A, B$ are positive definite Hermitian matrices, $U$ is a unitary matrix such that $AUB$ is Hermitian. The spectral radius of a square matrix $X$ is denoted by $\rho(X)$. In my study, I ...

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### Inverse Hadamard determinant inequality

As far as I remembered there is an inverse Hadamard inequality for the determinant of the form
$$
|D|>\prod_j \sqrt{(a_{jj}^2-\sum_{i\neq j}a_{ij}^2)}
$$
providing all values in $(\cdot)>0$.
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### Sharpened Pinsker inequality for special case

Let $B(p)$ denote the Bernoulli distribution over $\{0,1\}$ and $B(p)^n$ the corresponding product distribution over $\{0,1\}^n$. For $n>1$ and $0<x<1$, define
$$P_n(x):=B(\frac12+\frac x2)^n$...

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### Find the values of $n$ that satisfy this inequality involving a product over prime numbers [closed]

Inequality
What values of $n$ satisfy the following inequality?
$$2(n-2) < Ap_n\prod_{i=3}^n \left(\frac{p_i-2}{p_i}\right)$$
$p$ are prime numbers and the notation $p_i$ indicates the $i$th ...

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### On Wazewski's theorem on system of differential inequalities

According to Springer's Encyclopedia of Math entry on differential inequalities, T. Wazewski proved in 1950 the following theorem:
Consider the system of differential inequalities given by
$$ \...

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### The values of $n$ which satisfy an inequality about prime numbers

For which values of $n$ does the following inequality hold for?
$$2(n-2) < Ap_n\prod_{i=3}^n \left(\frac{p_i-1}{p_i}\right)$$
$p$ are prime numbers and the notation $p_i$ indicates the $i$-...

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### Nonlinear elliptic problem involving the p-laplacian, Hölder inequality

I am studying the paper On some nonlinear elliptic problems for $p$-Laplacian in $\mathbb{R}^n$ by Abdelouahed El Khalil and Said El Manouni Mohammed Ouanan.
I have a problem understanding one step ...

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### How to use Gronwall's inequality? [closed]

I am just trying to understand the role of Grownwall's Lemma to show global wellposedness results, in the paper I have been reading. And So I hope this is OK for MO.
Let $u\in C(\mathbb R, L^{2})$...

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### Sufficient conditions for weak majorization

Suppose $x_1\ge x_2\ge \cdots \ge x_n\ge 0$ and $y_1\ge y_2\ge\cdots\ge y_n\ge0$ be reals such that for any positive integer $p$,
$$
\sum_{i=1}^n x_i^p \geq \sum_{i=1}^n y_i^p.
$$
Question: Is ...

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### Finding the infimum of the range of a certain non-negative function associated to a $ C^{*} $-algebra

Let $ A $ be a non-trivial $ C^{*} $-algebra and $ n \in \mathbb{N} $. Setting $ \mathcal{D} \stackrel{\text{df}}{=} A^{n} \setminus \{ (0_{A},\ldots,0_{A}) \} $, we can define a function $ f: \...

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### Extremum of the cyclic sum of polynomial ratios (same degree)

I've noticed a few times (probably nothing new) that cyclic sums (assuming $x, y, z > 0$) like:
$\frac{x^2+y^2}{yz} + \frac{y^2+z^2}{zx} + \frac{z^2+x^2}{xy}$,
where in each of the 3 ratios, all ...

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### Probabilistic Modeling Parameters Request

Before posing the question itself, it is indispensable to give the definition from which it arises. First of all, let us restrict our attention to the vectors $\overrightarrow{x} = (x_{1},x_{2},\ldots,...

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### A log inequality for positive definite trace-one matrices

Let $\{v_i\}_{i=1}^N$ be a set of $n$-dimensional real vectors and let $X=X^\top\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a positive definite trace-one matrix. I would like to prove (or disprove) the following ...

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### On generalization of rearrangement inequality

In fact, I'm intrested in such a question:
If $\sigma$ and $\pi$ are two permutations of $\{1,2,\ldots,n\}$
what is necessary and sufficient condition to be the following statement true. For all $...

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### A matrix norm inequality

Suppose that $A, B$ are Hermitian positive definite matrices of the same order and $0\le p\le 1$. Using a standard approach in matrix analysis, one can show that
$\|A^{1-p}B^p\|\ge \|A\sharp_p B\|$, ...

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### An elementary inequality for a recursive double sequence

Here is what looks like (but is not) an Olympiad problem. Is it really that tough, or am I overlooking a simple solution?
I have a system of sequences $\sigma_0(m),\sigma_1(m),\ldots\,$ defined for ...

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### Refined versions of Azuma's inequality

Is there any version of Azuma's inequality where the bound $c_k$ as mentioned in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azuma's_inequality comes in the numerator of the fraction in the negative expoential.

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### Level sets and integral of functions of two variables

Let $f_1,f_2$ be two positive functions on $\Omega_1, \Omega_2 \subset R^2$ with $f_1|_{\partial \Omega_1}=f_2|_{\partial \Omega_2}=0$. For every $\lambda>0$, denote the the area of the domain ...

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### Maximal inequality for Markov process

For a Markov process $\{X_n\}$ is there any inequality available for
$$ E[\sup_{0 \leq n \leq k} X_{n}]$$
in terms of moments of $E[X_n], 0 \leq n \leq k$

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### Lower bound on the sum of singular values for a sum of Hermitian matrices

Denote the eigenvalues of an $n\times n$ matrix $\mathbf{X}$ by $\lambda_i(\mathbf{X})$ and its singular values by $\sigma_i(\mathbf{X})$, $i=1,\ldots,n$. When $\mathbf{X}$ is Hermitian, we know that $...

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### Weyl-type inequality for non-Hermitian matrices?

What is the weakest known condition under which a Weyl-type eigenvalue perturbation inequality holds? Does some analogue hold for normal matrices, for example?

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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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### Inequality from a point in plane to a triangle OR Inequality on a quadrilateral

If points $A$, $B$, $C$ form a triangle in euclidean space and $D$ is another point in the plane of the triangle, the problem is to show that :
$\frac{AB}{DA + DB} + \frac{BC}{DB + DC} \ge \frac{AC}{...

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### Bounding Hidden Markov model Bayesian filter error with inexact models

In context of a hidden Markov model, I am interested in bounding the error of a Bayesian filter when using inexact state transition and observation models.
Consider a hidden Markov model (HMM) with ...

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### concentration inequality for entropy from sample

Consider a measure $\mu$ on a finite set, and let $x_1, \ldots, x_n$ be i.i.d samples from $\mu$. Then the expression $S_n = -\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n \log \mu(x_i)$ converges by a.s. to the entropy $...

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### An inequality for the spectral radius of matrices used by J. Bochi

I am interested in the history of an inequality for the spectral radius of a $d\times d$ real or complex matrix, which occurs in Jairo Bochi's 2002 article Inequalities for numerical invariants of ...

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### Estimate $\left|\sum_{n,m}a_n \bar b_m\right|\leq C \left(\sum_n|a_n|^2\right)^{1/2} \left(\sum_n|b_n|^2\right)^{1/2}$ [closed]

It is well-known the Hilbert's inequality for double sum:
$$\left|\sum_{n\neq m}\frac{a_n \bar{a}_m}{n-m}\right|\leq\pi \sum_n |a_n|^2$$
Give $a_n, b_n$ two sequences of complex numbers. I am ...

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### Logarithmic bound for Diophantine equation

Let $a_1 \geq a_2 \geq a_3$ be given positive integers and let $N(a_1,a_2,a_3)$ be the number of solutions $(x_1,x_2,x_3)$ of the equation $$\dfrac{a_1}{x_1}+\dfrac{a_2}{x_2}+\dfrac{a_3}{x_3} = 1$$...