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### Simple proof for a simple second-order approximation of a convex function [on hold]

I am wondering if someone can prove (or outline the proof) for the following statement from p. 459 of Boyd and Vandenberge's Convex Optimization textbook.
Consider a strongly convex function ...

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### When is a convex program continuous in its constraint vectors?

Consider $$F(z)=\min ae^{-x}+b e^{-y} s.t. x\ge 0, y\ge 0\text{ and } x+y=z$$
I checked if this function is continuous, but it is not at $z=0$. $F(z)=2\sqrt{ab}e^{-z/2}$ when $z\ne 0$, and ...

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### Difficult examples of invertible differentiable functions [on hold]

Give an example of:
1)$f:\mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^2$ such that $f$ is invertible in some neighbourhood of $x_0$ (that is $f$ is locally invertible) but $|Jf(x)|=0$ (jacobian determinant) $\forall x$ ...

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### Does this infinite sum arising from separation of variables converge?

This problem came up in a PDE where I used separation of variables to formally get a solution. Now I need to know whether that formal solution is sensible.
Let $a_k >0$ be an increasing sequence ...

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### Real and imaginary part of an holomorphic function

I guess this could be a very elementary question. Anyway I can not find an answer in literature.
Let $f:U\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ be an holomorphic function on an upen subset $U\subseteq\mathbb{C}$. ...

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### The mutual information rate spectrum [migrated]

Definition:
$\mathbf{X}$ denotes the random vector $({X_1},{X_2},...,{X_n})$. The mutual information between $X$ and $Y$, $I(X;Y)$, is determined by the joint law of $p(X,Y)$, Given two random ...

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### A moment problem

Suppose $X, Y$ are two positive random variables such that $\mathbb{E}[X^\alpha] = \mathbb{E}[Y^\alpha]$ for all $\alpha \in (0, 1/2)$.
It is also known that the first moment exists for each of them, ...

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### Riemann-Stieltjes integrable? [closed]

Let f and alpha be functions defined by
$$
f(x) =
\begin{cases}
x & 0 \leq x < 1\\
2x & 1 \leq x \leq 2
\end{cases}
$$
$$
\alpha(x) =
\begin{cases}
1 & 0 \leq x \leq 1\\
2 ...

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### Fourier coefficients of real analytic functions on an n-dimension torus

Let $(\mathbf{R}^n,\langle\;,\; \rangle)$ be the n-dimensional euclidean space endowed with the standard inner product. For a lattice $L\subseteq \mathbf{R}^n$ we let $cov(L)$ denote the covolume of ...

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### When has the Borel-Cantelli heuristic been wrong?

The Borel-Cantelli lemma is very frequently used to give a heuristic for whether or not certain statements in number theory are true.
For example, it gives some evidence that there are finitely many ...

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### Characterization of the maximizer of a function based on a parameter's value

Consider a smooth, continuously differentiable, and jointly concave function $f(x,y,z;a)$, where $x,y$ and $z$ are decision variables and $a$ is a problem parameter.
I have two optimization problems. ...

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### What does the Riemann–Stieltjes integral measure? [closed]

The Riemann–Stieltjes integral is a generalization of the Riemann integral, and has a definition based on a sum analogous to the Riemann sum:
$$ S(P,f,g) =\sum_{k=1}^{n} f(x_k)\Delta g(x_k) $$
where ...

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### Asymptotic behavior of a sequence of functions

For $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $q\in(0,1)$, define
$$f_{n}(q):=\sum_{i_{1},i_{2},\dots,i_{n}=1}^{\infty}\frac{q^{i_1+i_2+\dots+i_n}}{(1-q^{i_1+i_2})(1-q^{i_2+i_3})\dots(1-q^{i_{n-1}+i_n})(1-q^{i_n+i_1})}.$$
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### Gradient estimate of convex functions

Consider a special type of convex function $g(\cdot):\mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}_+\cup\{+\infty\}$ such that $g(x)=+\infty$ as $|x|\to \infty$. Then $g$ is differentiable almost everywhere within its ...

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### Follow up question to: Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$

This is a follow up question of the question Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$
Let $\Omega
\subset
\mathbb{R}^{N}$
...

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### Orthogonality relation for associated Legendre functions

The associated Legendre Polynomials $P_l^m(x)$ obey orthogonality relations for fixed $m$ and fixed $l$:
$$
\begin{align}
\int_0^\pi P_k^m(\cos\theta)P_l^m(\cos\theta)\sin\theta d\theta ...

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### Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$

Let $\Omega
\subset
\mathbb{R}^{N}$
be a smooth bounded domain , $g:\Omega\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$
is a Caratheodory function such that $g(x,t)=0$
for $t\leq0$
. Suppose that ...

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### Upper bound for a ratio of modified Bessel functions

I am looking for an upper bound for the ratio of Bessel I functions $\dfrac{|I_\nu'(z)|}{|I_\nu(z)|}$ where $\nu$ is complex, and $z$ is a positive real number. Do you know any results about it? Thank ...

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### Help with an inequality in Cazenave's book “Semilinear Schrodinger equations” [migrated]

I'm reading Cazenave's book "Semilinear Schrodinger equations" and I found this inequality at page 84
$$\vert\vert u_1\vert^\alpha u_1-\vert u_2\vert^\alpha u_2\vert\vert\leq C (\vert ...

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### Is there a compact connected Hausdorff space in which every non-empty $G_\delta$ set has non-empty interior?

Q1.
Is there a compact connected Hausdorff space (with at least two points) in which every non-empty $G_\delta$ set has non-empty interior? (Without the requirement for connectedness, every finite ...

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### Dominated convergence theorem and fundamental lemma [migrated]

this is a proof of the fundamental lemma of calculus of variation.
Some preparations:
Let $g(x):=e^{\frac{-1}{1-||x||}} \chi_{||x||<1},$ with characteristic function $\chi,$ then $$c:= ...

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### Smoothing operator raising the smoothness exactly by one

Is there a continuous map $S: C^k(M)\to C^{k+1}(M)$ with the following properties?
(1) if $S(f)$ is $C^{k+2}$, then $f$ is $C^{k+1}$,
(2) if $f$ is $C^\infty$, then so is $S(f)$,
(3) $f$ and $S(f)$ ...

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### Fractional Laplacian on the torus [migrated]

Consider the Laplacian on the $n$ dimensional torus $T$, given by $-\Delta : L^2 \rightarrow L^2$. Let the domain of $-\Delta$ be all $C^\infty$ functions initially. Now consider the Friedrichs ...

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### Existence of doubling non-Polish metric measure spaces

Let $(X,d,\mu)$ be a metric measure space (i.e. $(X,d)$ is a metric space and $\mu$ is a Borel measure on $X$). Let's say that $X$ is doubling if there exists a constant $C \geq 1$ such that $0 < ...

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### Local Uniform Convergence

Suppose $f(x)$ is a positive continuous function on $[0,\infty)$ and that $f(x+u)-f(x)\to 0$ as $x\to\infty$ for every given $u\in[0,\infty)$. Prove that, given any $a>0$, $f(x+u)-f(x)\to 0$, as ...

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### Proof that no differentiable space-filling curve exists

Could someone provide a reference or a sketch of a proof that no differentiable space-filling curve exists?
Or piecewise differentiable?
Must every continuous space-filling curve be nowhere ...

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### Hausdorff measure of the graph

Is there any example of a real valued function on the real line whose domain has Lebesgue measure zero but the graph (in the plane) has positive one dimensional Hausdorff measure?
Of course if such ...

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### freedom in choosing a smooth function of compact support [migrated]

Suppose $\Omega$ represents a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. For ease, let $\Omega$ be a ball around the origin. Let $\varphi$ be a smooth radial function defined on $\Omega$. I am trying to ...

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### Is $\sum_{k=1}^{n} \sin(k^2)$ bounded by a constant $M$?

I know $\sum_{k=1}^{n} \sin(k)$ is bounded by a constant. How about $\sum_{k=1}^{n} \sin(k^2)$?

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### What can we say about variational energies here?

Let $V_{ij}^{lk}$ be any $nm \times nm$ real symmetric matrix, $\forall i,j,k,l$
\begin{equation}
V_{ij}^{kl}=V_{ji}^{lk}
\end{equation}
(So for the indices we have $1 \leq k,l \leq m$ and $1 \leq i,j ...

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### What is the value of the infinite product: $(1+ \frac{1}{1^1}) (1+ \frac{1}{2^2}) (1+ \frac{1}{3^3}) \cdots $? [closed]

What is the value of the following infinite product?
$$\left(1+ \frac{1}{1^1}\right) \left(1+ \frac{1}{2^2}\right) \left(1+ \frac{1}{3^3}\right) \cdots $$
Is the value known?

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### Analysis of Sobolev spaces [closed]

I just wanted to know wthether the following is OK or not.
Let $X$ be $H_0^1(\Omega)\bigcap L^{\infty}(\Omega)$, thought of as a subspace of $H^1_0(\Omega)$ and endowed solely with the usual $H^1$ ...

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### Generalisation of Lebesgue differentiation theorem to Orlicz spaces

If $f\in L_{p}^{\rm loc}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ and $1\leq p<\infty$, then a stronger version of Lebesgue differentiation theorem holds: $$\lim\limits_{r\rightarrow ...

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### Polynomial degree comparison of Nullstellensatz and Positivstellensatz over real algebraic sets

Suppose we have a (finite) system of polynomials $P = \{ p_i \} \subseteq \mathbb{R}[x_1, \ldots, x_n]$. Then it is well known by the Nullstellensatz that either $P$ has a simultaneous zero over ...

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### Blow-Up for Semi-Linear Wave Equations

I am reading C. D. Sogge's book "Lectures on Non-Linear Wave Equations". As an exercise, I attempted to fill out the details of the proof of Theorem 5.1 (Local Existence of Solutions for Semilinear ...

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### if $u_\epsilon \rightarrow u$ weakly in $L^2$ then also $\partial_t u_\epsilon \rightarrow \partial_t u $ weakly in $L^2$

I am looking for a citation of the above claim, I am not sure under what conditions on the sequence $u_\epsilon$ exactly this applies. $u_\epsilon$ is a sequence of functions that depend on $x,t$ ...

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### Continuous maps which send intervals of $\mathbb{R}$ to convex subsets of $\mathbb{R}^2$

Let $f : \mathbb{R} \longmapsto \mathbb{R}^2$ be a continuous map which sends any interval $I \subseteq \mathbb{R}$ to a convex subset $f(I)$ of $\mathbb{R}^2$. Is it true that there must be a line in ...

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### Are there dense sets of positive but not full measure? [closed]

This topic came out today during a discussion with a colleague. I realized that a counter-example to his claim could be constructed if there exits a subset $A \subset [0,1]$ such that $0 < \mu(A) ...

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### Reference for higher order Campanato Lemmas, e.g. `Sufficiently fast L^2 decay on balls to affine functions implies C^{1,\alpha}'

Whence can I reference the following fact (I have seen it quoted as `standard' in respectable places, so I hope it is so)?:
Let $f : B_2(0) \to \mathbb{R}$, say $f \in L^2(B_2(0))$ . Suppose that ...

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### Stokes theorem with corners

I've found the following version of Stokes' theorem in G. Stolzenberg's lecture notes 19:
Notation:
for $1 \le n \le m$
$\Lambda(m, n) = \{ \lambda: \{1,...,n\} \rightarrow \{1,...,m\} \ | \ ...

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### Is it true that for each bounded continuous function we can find a set of analytic functions to uniformly converge it?

Is it true that for each bounded continuous function $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$, we can find a set of analytic functions $g_i:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R, i=1,2,...$ such that $g_i$ uniformly converges ...

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### What are good bounds on ratios of subdeterminants?

Let $A$ be a symmetric matrix and $A_i$ be the matrix obtained from $A$ by dropping the $i^{th}$ row and column. Then what are some good bounds on the value of $\frac{det(A_i)}{det(A)}$ ?
Using the ...

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### Equality cannot hold unless $x \in \{-1,1\}$ and/or Wronskian is not zero [closed]

By playing around with assoc. Legendre polynomials, I arrived at
$$((l+1)+m) (P_l^m(x))^2+((l+1)-m)(P_{l+1}^m(x))^2 = 2(l+1)x P_l^m(x)P_{l+1}^m(x).$$
Now, I want to show that we don't have equality ...

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### What does integrability of a strictly monotonic function imply about the tails of that function?

In particular, if $f:\mathbb{R}_{+}\rightarrow[0,1]$ is a strictly monotonic decreasing function and $f$ is integrable then does it necessarily hold that $f^{-1}(1/t)=o(t)$?

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### Gross's log Sobolev inequality proof with variational calculus?

For $f\in C^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$, Gross's logarithmic Sobolev inequality says that
$$\int f^{2} \log f^{2}\,d\mu -\int f^{2}\,d\mu \log\left(\int f^{2}\,d\mu\right)\leq \frac{2}{c}\int |\nabla ...

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### When is this sum of perfect powers bounded

For any positive integers $n,d$, let
$$
A_d(n)=\frac{\sum_{k=1}^n k^{2d}}{n(n+1)(2n+1)}
$$
It is easy to see (and well-known) that for fixed $d$, $A_d(.)$ is
a polynomial of degree $2d-2$. Then we ...

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### Bi-Lipschitz constant of arc-length parametrisation of convex curve

Assume that $f:[0,2\pi]\to [0,2\pi]$ is a an increasing diffeomorphism, and let $\underline f = \min f'$ and $\overline f = \max f'$ and define $$g(s) = \int_0^s e^{if(t)} dt.$$ Assume that ...

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### About the small set expansion conjecture

Given a graph $G=(V,E)$ and a $\delta > 0$ one wants to calculate $h(G,\delta)=min_{\vert S\vert \leq \delta \vert V \vert } \phi(S)$. ($\phi(S) = \frac{ E(S,\bar{S}) }{d min \{\vert S \vert , n - ...

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### A special approximation of BV functions

Suppose $\Omega:=B(0,1)\subset \mathbb R^2$. Let $u\in BV(\Omega)$ be a radially symmetric, i.e., $u(x)=u(Rx)$ for all $R\in SO(2)$. In addition, suppose $w$ to be an affine function,. i.e., ...

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### Function and its Gradient with Prescribed Norms

I'm not sure if the following question is too elementary for Mathoverflow. I'm sorry if it is the case.
Question:
Let $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and let $1\leqslant p<\infty$. Let $\alpha,\beta>0$. ...