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Matrix equation

Let $A$ be $k\times n$ matrix i.e., $A=(a_{1},\ldots, a_{n})$ where $a_{j} \in \mathbb{R}^{k}$, $rank(A)=k$ and $1\leq k \leq n$. Let $q=(q_{1},\ldots, q_{n})\in\mathbb{R}^{n}$ be such that ...
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$\frac{1}{2}<\sigma<1$, is $f(n) = \Bigl| \,1+ \frac{1}{2^{\sigma + i n}} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n^{\sigma + i n}} \Bigr|$ from $O(\log n)$?

We have $\frac{1}{2} < \sigma < 1$ and $$ f(n) = \Bigl|\, 1+ \frac{1}{2^{\sigma + i n}} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n^{\sigma + i n}} \Bigr| $$ . My goal is proving this statement that $|f(n)|$ is ...
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inequality with exponents

We are given a graph $G$, each vertex $v$ has an assigned value $\gamma_v\in [0,1]$, and it happens that for every $v$ we have $\gamma_v+\sum_{u\in \delta(v)} \gamma_u = 1$. Assume that $\sum_v ...
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Inequality for a gradient of a function in Holder space

Let $||X||_{\gamma}=|X|_0+|X|_{\gamma}$, where $|X|_{\gamma}=\underset{x, x'\in \mathbb{R}^3, x \neq x'}{\mathrm{sup}} \frac{|X(x)-X(x')|}{|x-x'|^{\gamma}}$ and $X: \mathbb{R}^N \rightarrow ...
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Almost-converses to the AM-GM inequality

Let us consider the Arithmetic Mean -- Geometric Mean inequality for nonnegative real numbers: $$ GM := (a_1 a_2 \ldots a_n)^{1/n} \le \frac{1}{n} \left( a_1 + a_2 + \ldots + a_n \right) =: AM. $$ ...
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Gagliardo Nirenberg inequality for the laplacian

It is a classical result due to Gagliardo and Nirenberg that there exists a constant C such that it holds $$ ||\nabla \psi|| _{L ^\infty (\mathbb{R}^2)} ^2 \le ||D ^2 \psi|| _{L ^\infty ...
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The sum of squared logarithms conjecture

I am searching for the first proof of (or counterexample to) the following conjecture. (The sum of squared logarithms conjecture) For all natural numbers $n$ and positive numbers $x_1,x_2, \ldots , ...
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Number of solutions in a sum of squares Diophantine equation

Let $n$ be an integer. I'm interested in upper bounding the number of integer solutions of \begin{equation*} x_1^2+x_2^2+\ldots+x_p^2=y_1^2+y_2^2+\ldots+y_p^2, \end{equation*} where for all ...
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Dependence of the constant in Korn's inequality on the domain

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^N$ be an open, connected set with Lipschitz boundary, $N \geqslant 2$ and $$ \mathcal{E} ( v) := \int_{\Omega} \sum_{i, j} \varepsilon_{i j} ( v) \varepsilon_{i j} ...
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Forbidden Tripartite Graphs

I was looking at extremal graph theory. I have understood the proofs of upper bounds for the Zarankiewicz problem which basically states: What can you say about the edges of a graph with $n$ vertices ...
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Integral inequality with Hardy's inequality

Let $f\in C_{0}^{\infty}((-1,1))$,for any $t\in (-1,1)$,prove that: $$(f(t))^4\le ...
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How often are irrational numbers well-approximated by rationals?

Suppose $x\in \mathbb{R}$ is irrational, with irrationality measure $\mu=\mu(x)$; this means that the inequality $|x-\frac{p}{q}|< q^{-\lambda}$ has infinitely many solutions in integers $p,q$ if ...
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Elementary treatment of elementary functions in constructive math

I would appreciate a reference to constructive math literature with elementary proofs that elementary functions are locally non-constant (i. e. densely apart from any real in any interval with ...
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Norm inequalities between difference operators

Assume $(v_i)$ to be a sequence in $\ell_\infty(\mathbb{R})$ for $i=1,\dotsc,N$. Define the difference operator as $\Delta v_i:=v_{i+1}-v_i$ and $\Delta^n v_i:=\Delta(\Delta^{n-1} v_i)$. Then, how can ...
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Vector inequation problem [closed]

$${A_i} = \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}}{{A_{i1}}}\\{{A_{i2}}}\\ \vdots \\{{A_{in}}}\end{array}} \right),{B_i} = \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}}{{B_{i1}}}\\{{B_{i2}}}\\ \vdots ...
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Dimension reduction for low-order moments of Rademacher-weighted sums of vectors

Let $x_1,\dots,x_n$ be vectors in a Euclidean space $H$. Let $\varepsilon_1,\dots,\varepsilon_n$ be independent Rademacher random variables (r.v.'s), so that $P(\varepsilon_i=\pm1)=1/2$ for all $i$. ...
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Constrained optimal control problem

I am trying to solve an optimization problem which is probably reminiscent of optimal control theory but all of this is not exactly my field of expertize and I am a little bit lost in translation. If ...
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A bound on the $\mathrm{L}^p$ norm in terms of the $\mathrm{L}^2$ norm in periodic Sobolev spaces

(The question was originally posted on Math StackExchange.) Preliminaries: Given ${s \geq 0}$, let ${\mathrm{H}_P^s}$ denote the ${\mathrm{L}^2}$-based fractional-order Sobolev space of ...
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Entropy inequality

Let $P,Q$ be probabilities on a finite set $A$ with $Q(a)\gt 0$, for all $a\in A$, and let $H(P)$, $H(Q)$ denote their entropies and $D(P\,\|\,Q)$ denote their Kullback-Leibler distance. Is it always ...
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Inequality about moments of a random variable and of its conditional expectation

This is a follow-up to a question I asked earlier: Moments of a random variable and of its conditional expectation My claim turned out to be false. Here is a new claim. Let $X$ be a bounded random ...
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Finding matrices $A$ such that the entries of $A^n$ have specified signs

What techniques are there for ensuring nonnegativity of various entries of matrix powers? Specific Question: Consider a matrix $A\in SL_2(\mathbb R)$. Let $(A^n)_{i,j}$ denote the $(i,j)$ entry of ...
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Moments of a random variable and of its conditional expectation

Let $X$ be a bounded random variable with $\mathbb{E}X=0$. Since $X$ is bounded, all its moments exist. Let $\mathcal{G}$ be any $\sigma$-field and let $Y:=\mathbb{E}[X|\mathcal{G}].$ I am interested ...
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Column Inner Products vs. Row Inner Products

Given two matrices $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times r}$ where $A$ has orthogonal columns and $A^TB$ is symmetric, are there any non-trivial interesting relationships / inequalities between the following ...
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Lower bound for $ \sum_{i=1}^n x_i f(x_i)$ when $\sum_{i=1}^{n}x_i = K$

Considering, the set of all n dim. vectors $\{x_i\}_{i=1,...,n} $ such that $x_i \geq 0 $ and $\sum_{i=1}^{n}x_i = K$ Any continuous and strictly increasing function $f^+(x)$ : $ \mathbb R^+ \to ...
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A curious determinantal inequality

In my study, I come across the following curious inequality, which I do not know a proof yet (so I am asking it here). Let $A, B$ be $n\times n$ (Hermitian) positive definite matrices. It is very ...
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Is the Jaccard distance a distance?

Wikipedia defines the Jaccard distance between sets A and B as $$J_\delta(A,B)=1-\frac{|A\cap B|}{|A\cup B|}.$$ There's also a book claiming that this is a metric. However, I couldn't find any ...
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Do more generalizations of Schur's inequality exist?

I meet this following problem If $$n\ge 3,\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left(\prod_{j\neq i}(a_{i}-a_{j})\right)\ge 0$$ where $a_{i}$ are real numbers. when $n=3$, it is Schur's inequality so which $n$ ...
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When is alternating sum $\sum_{i}f(a_i)-\sum_{i<j}f(a_i+a_j)+\ldots+(-1)^{n-1}f(a_1+\ldots+a_n)$ always positive?

Let $a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n\geq 1$, and let $f:\mathbb{R}^+\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^+$. Consider the sum ...
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An inequality with critical Sobolev exponent

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n, n\geq 3$ be a nice bounded domain and $2^*=2n/(n-2)$ the critical Sobolev exponent. One may expect that $\forall \epsilon>0$, $\exists C_\epsilon<\infty$ such ...
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Generalization of Popoviciu's inequality

Popoviciu's inequality states that for convex $f$ and numbers $x_1,x_2,x_3$, we have $f(x_1)+f(x_2) + f(x_3) + 3\cdot f(\frac{x_1+x_2+x_3}3) \geq 2\cdot f(\frac{x_1+x_2}2)+2\cdot ...
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inequality in a shape of inclusion exclusion formula

I have two inequalities to show, both of which describe some probabilities. First I know how to handle, and it follows from applying arithmetic-harmonic mean inequality: consider 9 numbers ...
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An elementary functional inequality

Let $g$ be a $C^1$ function with $g(0)=0$ and $g(t)>0$ for all $t>0$. I am surprised that for all such $g$ the following seems to hold $\frac{\int_0^t(g'(s))^2ds}{g^2(t)}\geq \frac{1}{t}$ for ...
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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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Why hexagons? The maximal minimum of a sum of cosines on the plane with frequencies on the unit circle

We wish to maximize the minimum of a weighted sum of cosines in the plane, when the frequency components are on the unit circle. Formally: $$\max_{\{ a_i,\theta_i,\phi_i \}_{i=1}^{N} } \min_{(x,y) ...
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Lower bound on Spectral Gap of Rank one + Diagonal

For some $x\in\mathbb{R}^n, \|x\|_2^2=1$ and $\alpha\geq 0$, consider the positive semi-definite matrix $$ X_\alpha := xx^T + \alpha\sum_{k=1}^nx_k^2e_ke_k^T. $$ Suppose for simplicity that the ...
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If $A>B>0$, can we always find a positive real number $\alpha$, $0<\alpha < 1$ such that $\alpha A \geq B $?

Suppose we have positive-definite matrices $A$, $B$, if $A>B>0$, can we always find a positive real number $\alpha$, $0<\alpha < 1$ such that $ \alpha A \geq B $? If it has, then what ...
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An $L^0$ Khintchine inequality

Suppose that $\epsilon_1,\epsilon_2,\ldots$ are IID random variables with the Bernoulli distribution $\mathbb{P}(\epsilon_n=\pm1)=1/2$, and $a_1,a_2,\ldots$ is a real sequence with $\sum_na_n^2=1$. ...
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Zinn's “doubling” conjecture on weighted sums of independent Rademacher random variables

Let $a_1,\dots,a_n$ be real numbers such that $a_1^2+\dots+a_n^2=1$. Let $\eta_1,\dots,\eta_n$ be independent Rademacher random variables (r.v.'s), so that $P(\eta_i=\pm1)=\frac12$ for all $i$. Let ...
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A Normal Distribution Inequality

Let $n(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}}$, and $N(x) = \int_{-\infty}^x n(t)dt$. I have plotted the curves of the both sides of the following inequality. The graph shows that the following ...
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Derivatives of radial functions can be bounded by derivatives in terms of radial distance?

Suppose $f$ is a radial function, i.e., $f(x)=f(|x|)$, and $f \in C^\infty(\bar{B})$, where $\bar{B}$ is the closure of the unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Prove or disprove the following. Given any ...
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An inequality for two independent identically distributed random vectors in a normed space

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are independent identically distributed random vectors in a separable Banach space $B$. Does it always follow that $E\|X-Y\|\le E\|X+Y\|$? Some background information on ...
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Concentration and Correlation for Magnitudes of Gaussian Vectors

Suppose we have a large collection of standard normal random variables $a_i\in\mathbb{R}^n$. We know by standard concentration results that if we take $m \geq C\left(t/\epsilon\right)^2n$ samples, ...
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Finding a path through real rooted polynomials

This is a lemma I wanted in order to solve Patrizio Neff's conjecture. It turned out to be the wrong way to think about it, but I am still curious if it is true. Let $z^n+a_{n-1} z^{n-1} + \cdots + ...
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Bounds on the spherical measure of sub-level sets of quadratic forms

I'm wondering if there are any bounds on the spherical measure of sets of the form $$ \mu_n\left(\{y\in S^{n-1} : \frac{y_1^2}{y_2^2} < \alpha\}\right) \leq f(\alpha) $$ where $\alpha$ is some ...
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Solving nonlinear inequality that involves norm2 operator

I have an equation of the form $$ \newcommand{\norm}[1]{\left\lVert#1\right\rVert} \norm{\mathbf{Z} \left[ \sum_{n = 0}^{N - 1} (-1)^n \psi^n \mathbf{C}^n \right] \mathbf{q} }^2 \leq |p|^2, $$ where ...
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Completing Karlin's proof of variation diminishing transformation theorem

In S Karlin's book total positivity there's a theorem that says if $K(x,y)$ is $TP_r$ (totally positive with degree $r$) and the sign change count of function $h$, $S(h) = n\leq r-1$, then ...
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Minimum of squared sum minus sum of squares

I know that $$ \min_{\|x\|_2=1=\|y\|_2} \left(\sum_{k=1}^nx_ky_k\right)^2-\sum_{k=1}^nx_k^2y_k^2 \geq -1/2 $$ with equality whenever $|x_k|=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}=|y_k|$ for two coordinates. I'm ...
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Finding an explicit constant in finite element error estimates

Background: In a finite element approximation to the solution of a linear PDEs, estimates on the order of convergence of the approximation to the solution rely on a theorem of Bramble and Hilbert ...
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Maximum height of intersection of triangles

I'd like some advice regarding the following question, which I have been struggling with for long time. Let's call the shaded region in the below $S_3$. It is the union of three congruent isosceles ...
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Maximizing the discrepancy in Jensen's inequality for a certain function

Let $\underline{b}=\{b_1,\dots,b_n\}$ be a fixed sequence of positive numbers, and let $a>0$ be a parameter. Define $$ D(a;\underline{b}):=\frac{1}{\frac{1}{na}+\frac{1}{\sum_{i=1}^n b_i}} ...