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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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Are there any nontrivial near-isometries of the $n$-dimensional cube?

Consider the $n$-dimensional Hamming cube, $C = \{-1,1\}^n$. Given an $n \times n$ orthogonal matrix $O$, I'll measure "how close $O$ is to being an isometry of $C$" by the following scoring ...
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Noncommutative arithmetic mean geometric mean inequality and symmetric polynomials

While analyzing convergence speed of stochastic-gradient methods for convex optimization problems, Recht et al (2011) posed a tantalizing conjecture. It seems quite tricky, so after having struggled a ...
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Determinant inequality involving Hermitian, positive definite matrices

Question: Let $A,B,C\in M_{n}(C)$ be Hermitian and positive definite matrices such that:$$A+B+C=I_{n}$$ Show that: $$\det\left(6(A^3+B^3+C^3)+I_{n}\right)\ge 5^n\det(A^2+B^2+C^2)$$ This question ...
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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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Which ordering of factors is needed to obtain this kind of determinantal inequalities?

Let $A$ and $B$ be $n\times n$ Hermitian positive definite matrices. The curious determinantal inequality given here, which can be stated as $$\det (A^{4}+ ABBA+BAAB+B^{4})\ge\det(A^{4}+ ...
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Getting a bound via polynomial equations

When studying the existence problem of power residue deference sets, I came across the following system of polynomial equations over $\mathbb{C}$, \begin{cases} ...
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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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Operator arithmetic-harmonic mean inequality with operator-valued weights

Let $\Lambda_1,\dots,\Lambda_n$ be strictly positive definite operators in the Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^d$. By an operator arithmetic-harmonic mean inequality with weights $\Lambda_i$ I mean the ...
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Maximizing Renyi entropy for a certain channel

The channel under consideration is $T = A + B$, where $A$ and $B$ take on values in $\{0, 1\}$ according to a probability mass function. Let (joint) random vector $(A_1, A_2,\ldots, A_n)$ be denoted ...
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Inequality between incomplete beta and gamma functions; or when is binomial distribution function above/below its limiting Poisson

Please note: this question was posted first (September 4) in math.stackeschange.com and then (September 16) in stats.stackeschange.com. It got no answers in neither of those sites. Let the ...
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Counting permutation matrices in 0,1,2 matrices

Let $M$ be a matrix with entries equal to 0, 1 or 2, such that all of the row and column sums are equal to $c$. The Van der Waerden bound gives (roughly) the following bound on the permanent of $M$: ...
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An inequality concerning non-negative integer matrices with constant row and column sums

[I posted this question on math.stackexchange a few weeks back, but no luck there so far: ...
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Maximal inequalities for square of partial sums

Let $S_n = \sum_{i \leq n} X_i$ be the partial sums of a nice sequence of random variables $X_i$. In my application, $X_i$ is a functional of a finite-state, irreducible, aperiodic Markov chain, so ...
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A stronger Cauchy-Schwarz inequality for traces of compression matrices

Assume that $A$ and $B$ are contractions, so $I-AA^T$ and $I-BB^T$ are positive-definite matrices. Let $C=(I-AB^T)^{-1}(I-AA^{T})(I-BA^{T})^{-1}$, and show that: ...
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Any similar inequality in literature?

I got the following inequality: $B_{4}$ is the unit ball in $R^{4}$, $\partial B_{4}$ is its boundary. $(\int_{B_{4}}e^{4u}dx)^{\frac{1}{4}} \leq S(\int_{\partial B_{4}}e^{3u}d\xi)^{\frac{1}{3}}$, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A “gradient” weak Harnack inequality for quasilinear elliptic equations

Suppose we are in the following loosely described setting: we have a non-negative supersolution $h$ of the following elliptic equation: \begin{equation} \Delta h + \|\nabla h\|^2 + f(x) \geq 0 ...
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Total variation and Hellinger distance inequality between truncated Gaussians

We know that the total variation distance, $d_{TV}(P,Q) = \frac{1}{2}\left|\left|P-Q\right|\right|_1$, between any two distributions $P$ and $Q$ is lower bounded by their squared Hellinger distance, ...
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Carleman estimates on monotonicity formulas

I am trying to derive a monotonicity formula for a certain Dirichlet critical point (or even maybe a minimizer) of an energy of the type, say for simplicity, an energy of the from $$\int_{B_r} ...
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Isoperimetric inequality, isodiametric inequality, hyperplane conjecture… what are the inequalities of this kind known or conjectured?

I duplicate here a question I asked on math.stackexchange. Question: Which inequalities similar to the famous isoperimetric inequality is known? conjectured? I recently learned about some ...
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Optimization problem involving Multivariate Normal

I use $\phi(t)$ to describe the standard normal distribution density and $\Phi(t)$ as the normal distribution CDF and would like to prove that for all $n\geq3$, the function: ...
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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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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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Applying the amplification trick + probabilistic method on connected graphs

First of all, I apologise if my question is not very specific. I am not really looking for a concrete answer but rather some hints and pointers what could be used/applied in this situation. A concrete ...
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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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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} = ...
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Dynamics of an inequality

The dynamics $D\ni(r_i,r_{i+1})\mapsto(r_{i+1},r_{i+2})\in D$ on the set $D:=\{(x,y)\in\mathbb{R}^2\colon x>0,y>x^2/2\}$ is given by the recurrence $$r_{i+2}=\frac{r_{i+1}^2}2+\frac1{r_{i+1}^3} ...
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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}} ...
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Worst-Case Solution to (Stochastic) Matrix Inequality

EDIT: Some specific conjectures added. This problem comes with an associated stochastic process, but I phrase everything as linear algebra in case somebody from a non-probability community has seen ...
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Will relative entropy increase with majorization?

Suppose that three probability distributions have the relation $P\succ Q\succ R$, then do the following relations between their relative entropy valid? (assume that $p_1\geq p_2\geq\cdots \geq p_n$ ...
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On the comparison of Egyptian fractions of two kinds

I posted the question on MSE here but it did not get any answer. Consider $$S(n)=\left\{(a_1 ,a_2,a_3, \dots, a_n)\mid a_1\le a_2\le\cdots\le a_n, \; \sum_{r=1}^{n}\frac{1}{a_r} = 1\right\} \subset ...
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Maximization of a total variation distance subject to another total variation distance in Markov chain

Suppose two dependent random variables $X$ and $V$ from finite alphabets $\mathcal{V}$ and $\mathcal{X}$ with known joint and marginal distributions are given. Let $P_{XV}$ and $P_X$ and $P_V$ are the ...
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Comparison of Hardy's inequality and Sobolev's inequality

Both, Hardy's inequality and Sobolev's inequality, are estimates that compare the Laplacian of a function and to the function itself, admittedly in a slightly different fashion. Still they seem to be ...
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A challenging non homogenous fractional inequality

I have posted this question on Stackexchange but it has received no answer so far. It is a challenging generalization of several difficult inequalities, where none of the usual methods used in ...
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Inequalities in paper by Jean Bourgain

The question refers to the following paper by Jean Bourgain: http://arxiv.org/abs/math-ph/0011053 Specifically, I can't derive the following inequality in (1.20): \begin{equation} ...
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Minimizing/Maximizing the tail of the convex combinations of Chi Squared i.i.d random variables

Consider $N$ i.i.d random variables, $X_{1}, X_{2}, \ldots, X_{N}$ , that are chi-squared of degree $K \geq 2$. Also consider the following 3 vectors: \begin{eqnarray*} \bar{a} &=& ...
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Upper bound on integrals of Legendre polynomials

Hi, If $P_n(x) $ is unnormalized shifted Legendre polynomial, and $g_{n,m}(x) = \int_0^x P_n(x_1)x_1^m dx_1, n>m $ then what is the upper bound $ |g_{n,m} (x)|_{max} , x\in (0,1) $ as a function ...
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Where can I find interpolation inequalities for derivatives of the following form?

Here they are: $$||f||_{\infty} \leq C ||f||_q^{\frac {qk} {n+kq}} \left( \sum_{|\mu|=k} ||D^\mu f||_{BMO} \right)^{ \frac n {n+kq}}$$ and $$||f||_{Lip_\alpha} \leq C ||f||_q^{\frac {qk} {n+kq} \frac ...
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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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system of complex number equations

Let $a_1,a_2,a_3,a_4\in \mathbb{C}$ be distinct such that $$a_1^3+a_2^3+a_3^3+a_4^3=0$$ $$(1+|a_1|^2)a_1^2+(1+|a_2|^2)a_2^2+(1+|a_3|^2)a_3^2+(1+|a_4|^2)a_4^2=0$$ ...
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Minimal condition $\sum \rho_{ij} \Psi_{ij} s_i s_j < \sum s_i s_j $, $\mid \rho_{ij} \mid \leq 1$, $s_i \in \mathbb R$ and $\Psi_{ij} \in \{0,1\}$

Consider a sequence of real number $\{s_i\}_{i\leq n}$. Now consider the real numbers $F$, $G$ and $\alpha$ defined below $$F= \sqrt{ \left( \sum ~\rho_{ij} ~\Psi_{ij}~ s_i ~s_j \right)^+}, $$ $$G = ...
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Intuitive (?) inequality extremal inequality

Consider $N$ pairs of random variables $(X_i, Y_i)$. $X_i$ are iid, with $EX_i=0$ and $EX_i^2=1$. The same conditions hold for $Y_i$. Moreover all $X_i$ are independent of all $Y_j$. It seems very ...
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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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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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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 ...