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### Inequality involving the weak second moment

I want to ask the following probability inequality:
Is it true that for any random variable $X\ge 0$, we have
$$
\sup_{t>0}(t\mathbb E(X\mathbf 1_{X\ge t}))
\le
2\sup_{t>0}(t^2 \mathbb P(X ...

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### A curious inequality

Let $r_k>0$ for $k = 1,\ldots, n$, let $\alpha_k, \beta_k\in \mathbb{R}$ be given such that
$|\alpha_k|\le \beta_k\le \frac{\pi}{2}$. Suppose further that
...

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### A Multiplicative version of McDiarmid's Inequality like the one of Chernoff-Hoeffding Bounds

McDiarmid's Inequality basically says the following:
Let $X_1, X_2, X_3, \ldots, X_n$ denote independent random variables and $f$ is a function of $n$ real arguments. If changing the value of the ...

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### An upper bound on a simple sum

Hi,
I am trying to put a bound on a sum. Given $\omega=\exp(2\pi i/3)$ and $n$ positive real numbers
$ 0=\tau_0 < \tau_1 < \tau_2 < ...\tau_{n-1}< \tau_n=1 $
such that
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### Trajectorial version of Doob's $L^2$ inequality

In the paper http://www.mat.univie.ac.at/~schachermayer/pubs/preprnts/prpr0154.pdf
you can find a trajectorial version of Doob's inequality. It is given by:
...

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### Inequalities Involving Wedge Product (Reference Request)

Hello,
I'm looking for references on various inequalities involving the wedge product and exterior forms. The only references I could hunt down are references on Hadamard-Schwarz Inequality. The ...

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### Quadratic Farkas' Lemma?

The Farkas Lemma says that if a system of linear inequalities implies
yet another linear inequality, then this last inequality can be obtained by
taking a positive linear combination of the ...

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### A Gronwall-type inequality.

I want to derive a Gronwall-type inequality from the inequality below. Here all the functions are nonnegative, continuous and if you need some assumptions you may use that.
$$ f^2(t) \leqslant g^2(t) ...

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### Upper bound on joint Renyi entropy

Renyi entropy of a random pair $(X,Y)$ with probability distribution $p_{X,Y}$ is defined by
\begin{equation}
H_\alpha(X,Y) = \frac{1}{1-\alpha}\log\sum_{x,y} p_{X,Y}(x,y)^\alpha.
\end{equation}
...

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### A delicate elementary inequality

The following "piecewise-quadratic" inequality emerged in a joint work of Rom
Pinchasi and myself. The inequality is surprisingly delicate, and all our
attempts to simplify it made it false. By the ...

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### System of Equations Upper Bound

I asked a related question on math.stackexchange here but would now like to obtain a better bound. This question comes from a graph theory problem. I'll restate the new question here:
For ...

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### An inequality involving sums of powers

I asked this question at Stack Exchange but received no answer. The origins of the question are unclear, as I came across it rummaging through old notebooks from highschool, in one of which it was ...

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### Does this variable have an upper bound?

Let $x$ be a positive scalar variable whose time derivative satisfies
$$|\dot{x}(t)|\leq \exp \left\{\left(-\int_{0}^{t}\frac{1}{x(\tau)} \mathrm{d} \tau \right)\right\},$$
where $|\cdot|$ denotes the ...

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### Trace matrix inequality

Hello all,
I come across the following problem.
Is it true that for a positive definite matrix $X^{n\times n}$, the following holds
$\text{trace}(X^{-1})\geq\text{trace}([\text{diag}(X)]^{-1})$,
...

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### Hadamard-like inequalites for positive definite symmetric matrices

Let $S$ be any positive semi-definite symmetric matrix (Hermitian psd matrices work as well). The Hadamard inequality is that
$$\det S\le\prod_{i=1}^n s_{ii}.$$
My question is whether there are some ...

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### Continuous variant of KFG Inequality

Context
Let $t_1, .., t_n$ be jointly independent boolean random variables.
Let $X, Y$ be monotone functions (i.e. $\forall i: t_i \geq t'_i$ implies $X(t_1, ... t_i ..., t_n) \geq X(t'_1, ... t'_i, ...

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### Approximating Moment of Sum of RVs

Given
$X_i$ are independent random variables.
$|X_i| < 1$
$E[X_i] = 0$
$X = \sum_i^n X_i$
$var(X)=\sigma$
Prove:
$$ E(X^p)^{1/p} = O(\sqrt{p}\sigma +p)$$ for all even p
Things I've tried:
...

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### Are there better upper bounds on the rank of the commutant of a fusion module than the global dimension?

Suppose I have a fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ and an indecomposable module category $\mathcal{M}$ over it. The commutant $\mathcal{C}_\mathcal{M}^*$ is the category of module endofunctors, and gives ...

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### Unitary matrix and matrix inequality [closed]

Dear all,
Suppose U and V are unitary matrix, A and B are positive definite,
Does:
$UAU^{-1} < VBV^{-1}$
implies $A< B$
and vice versa?

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### Inequality with even powers of trigonometric functions

For $m>0$,
$0 < n\leqslant m+1$ ($m,n\in \mathbb{Z} $) , and $0 < a < 1$ , prove that
$$2^{n}\cdot \left( a^{n}\cos ^{2m}\dfrac {\pi a} {2}+\left( 1-a\right) ^{n}\sin ^{2m}\dfrac {\pi ...

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### Asymptotic behaviour/upper bound for $\int_0^{\infty} \exp(-c x^a+K x^b)dx$ for $a>b>0$ as $K\rightarrow \infty$?

What is the asymptotic behaviour or an upper bound for $\int_0^{\infty} \exp(-c x^a+K x^b) \, dx$, for $a>b>0,$ as $K\rightarrow \infty$?
Or any good reference for tools to tackle this question?
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### how to solve a singular integral equation involving the kernel $1/x$

Dear all,
Suppose we know that $f(x)$ is nonnegative and Hölder continuous at zero with exponents $1/2$. We also know that
$$
f(x) \le g(x) + \int_0^x \frac{f(y)}{y} d y,\quad\forall x>0,
$$
...

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### Proving univariate polynomials (defined by sums, binomial coeffs, etc.) are nonnegative: is it 'routine'?

My colleagues and I are working on a project related to an old paper of C. Borell and we have boiled it down to the following problem:
Show, for all integers $1 \leq i \leq k$, that the univariate ...

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### Is there a software to prove or deduce symbolic inequalities?

I have a bunch of inequalities, and I'm trying to see if another inequality can be deduced from the first bunch. For example, assuming that $a \leq b$ and $c \leq d$, we can deduce that $a + c \leq b ...

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### Difficult Inequality [closed]

Suppose $x,y\geq 0$ and $b,c,d\geq 1$ are integers. Prove or find a counterexample to the following inequality
$$
\frac{1}{1+\frac{b+d}{\sqrt{x^{2}+c^{2}}}} + ...

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### inequality of a function

Hello everyone, could someone gives the conditions for $\lambda$ that the following inequality is correct for any $0\leq x\leq\alpha$
$$\lambda x-1+e^{-\lambda x}\leq\lambda^2x\sqrt{\alpha x}$$
...

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### Strengthening an inequality

Let $k$ be an integer. The following inequality is standard.
$$
(a+b)^{k+1} - b^{k+1} \leq (k+1)a(a+b)^k
$$
for $a,b > 0$.
However, does the following inequality still hold
$$
(a+b)^{k+1} - ...

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### Shapiro inequality for $n=23$

Is the Shapiro inequality for $n=23$ an open problem? The reason why I am asking is I have two contradictory pieces of information from two different articles.
The first article titled "The validity ...

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### Convexity of a specific semialgebraic set

I have an engineering problem which maybe resolved with semi-definite programming optimization.
I have a set which I would like to know if is convex:
Being $m \in \mathbb{R}^+$ a positive real ...

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### inequality for a symmetric nonnegative matrix

Given $A$ symmetric and semidefinite positive, for each $x$
$$ x'Ax \geq \frac{1}{\Vert A\Vert} \Vert Ax \Vert^2 $$
This inequality appears at page 24 of "Introduction to Optimization" from Boris T. ...

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### Mapping multivariate polynomial inequalities system to subspace

What I will ask, more than a solution, is better mathematical definition of my problem and directions to find the solution.
I have a set of linear equations, e.g.:
\begin{align}
d_1 &= L_1 - ...

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### anyone help me with this inequality

I'm have some difficulties in bounding the following inequality:
I want to find a c as small as possible s.t.
$$\sum_{i=1}^nx_i^4\sum_{i=1}^nx_i^2 -\sum_{i=1}^nx_i^6 \leq ...

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### An inequality with $\ell_p$ norm

I encounter the following claim in my research for which I couldn't get a solution for a long time. I asked a more general version of the question at math.stackexchange which did not attract much ...

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### A Polynomial Inequality Proof

Given $x_1,x_2, \ldots, x_n \ge 0, \alpha \ge 1$, show that
$\sum_{i}\alpha x_i(\sum_{j \le i}{x_j})^{\alpha-1} \ge (\sum_{i}x_i)^\alpha$
We're pretty sure the ineuqality holds for the given ...

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### (sharp)Garding's inequality and inequality with lower bounds

The origin of Garding's inequality was an effort to solve Dirichlet's problem for linear elliptic operators of high even order.Let $$P(x,D)= \sum a_{\alpha}(x)D^{\alpha}$$ with principal part ...

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### Can these logarithmic inequalities show existence of a prime between (x-1)^2 and x^2

SOME PROPERTIES OF THE SERIES OF COMPOSED NUMBERS, p2 gives the bounds
$$l(x)=\frac{x}{\log(x)-28/29}<\pi(x) < u(x)=\frac{x}{\log(x)-1.12} \qquad (1)$$
for $x \geq 3299$.
TWO GENERALIZATIONS ...

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### sobolev embedding theorem in the smooth metric measure space

we know the sobolev embedding theorem of Saloff-Coste
$\Big(\int_B|F|^{2q}d\mu\Big)^{\frac1q}\le e^{C(1+\sqrt KR)}V^{-2/n}R^2\int_B\Big(|\nabla F|^2+R^{-2}F^2\Big)d\mu
$
wtih $Ric\ge-(n-1)K$, for ...

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### Proving a messy inequality

EDIT:
After much work I was able to reduce the inequality to a single variable function which I need to show is non-positive. That function is (for $0\leq p\leq\frac{1}{2}$)
$$\frac{p^2(\log(p))^2 - ...

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### Does this inequality of negative relative entropy and quantum relative entropy hold?

Hello, everyone!
Question
I have a question about the relationship between general relative entropy and general quantum relative entropy: Given a unit vector $|i\rangle$ and two Hermitian matrices ...

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### Is it possible to extend this inequality about Euclidean distance &Frobenius norm to more general Bregman divergence such as relative entropy & von Neumann divergence?

Motivation- A Special Case
Supposing $A,B\in\mathbb{S}^{m\times m}$ are symmetric positive semi-definite (SPD) matrices and $\mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{R}^m$ is a unit vector where $\|\mathbf{x}\|=1$, we ...

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### Is there relationship between $f\left({\sum_i(\mathbf{v}_i^\top\mathbf{x})^2\lambda_i},\sum_j{(\mathbf{u}_j^\top\mathbf{x})^2\theta_j}\right)$ and $\sum_i\sum_j{(\mathbf{v}_i^\top\mathbf{u}_j)^2f(\lambda_i,\theta_j)}$ if $f$ is jointly convex?

Hello, everyone!
As we know that by Jensen's inequality, for jointly convex function $f$ and $\sum_ix_i^2=1$, we have
...

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### Boundedness of Integral

Suppose we operate on the unit simplex $\Delta \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ with $0$ as a corner point.
Define the integral
$$
Iu(x):=\int_0^1 t^{|\beta|-1}x^\beta u(tx)\mathrm{d}t,\quad x\in \Delta
$$
and ...

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### Given a jointly convex function $f$, what is the bound of $f\left(\sum_ip_i^2x_i,\sum_jq_j^2y_j\right)$if $\mathbf{p},\mathbf{q}$ are constrained in a manifold?

Suppose there is a jointly convex function $f:\mathbb{R}\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, $\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y}\in\mathbb{R}^m$ and ...

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### Determinant of a sum of two matrices (one dominating the other)

Let $A$ and $B$ be two $n \times n$ real matrices such that:
$\forall i, j: a_{ij} \geq 0, b_{ij} \geq 0$
let $a_\max$ be the largest entry of $A$ and $b_\min$ be the smallest nonzero entry of $B$; ...

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### A Hölder like inequality

If $0< a_1\le a_2\le \cdots \le a_n\le a_{n+1}$ and $p>1$, is it true that
...

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### A property of unimodal sequences

It is well-known that $(-1)^j \sum_{i=0}^j (-1)^i\binom{n}{i} \geq 0$. This inequality can be used to prove Bonferroni's inequalities for example. Recently I noticed that a similar inequality applies ...

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### Entropy conjecture for distributions over $\mathbb{Z}_n$

Suppose we have two independent random variables $X$ (with distribution $p_X$) and $Y$ (with distribution $p_Y$) which take values in the cyclic group $\mathbb{Z}_n$. Let $Z = X +Y$, where the ...

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### Inequality involving BV norm and a regularizing kernel

In the same article by Benoit Perthame: http://www.mendeley.com/research/uniqueness-error-estimates-first-order-quasilinear-conservation-laws-via-kinetic-entropy-defect-measure/# (related to this ...

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### Bounding Euler products (or almost) by products of zeta functions

Let $s_1, s_2 \in (1/2,1\rbrack$. I would like to bound the product
$$A=\prod_p \left(1 + \frac{p^{-s_1} p^{-s_2}}{(1-p^{-s_1}+p^{-1}) (1-p^{-s_2}+p^{-1})}\right)$$
Now, I am almost positive that ...

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### Proving that an increasing iterative sequence increases at a decreasing rate

In this question
Proving a sequence of integrals increases (iterated minimax distributions)
Pietro Majer proved that
$$\int_0^1F_n(x) dx \leq \int_0^1F_{n+1}(x) dx$$ when $$F_n(x) = ...