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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 $\alpha,\beta>0$. ...
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Boundedness of a singular integral operator on $L^p(\mathbb{R})$, $1<p<\infty$

My singular integral operator is defined by \begin{align} Sf(x)=-\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(t-x) \frac{dt}{2\sinh\frac{\pi}{2}t}, \end{align} that is, a convolution $-\frac{1 }{2\sinh\frac{\pi}2x}\ast ...
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Graph of bounded continous functions with distance 1

Let $V = \{f:[0,1]\to \mathbb{R}: f \text{ is continuous}\}$ and consider the metric that is defined for $f,g\in V$ by $$d(f,g) = \max\{|f(t)-g(t)|: t\in [0,1]\}.$$ We set $E = \{\{f,g\}: f,g \in ...
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On an example of an eventually oscillating function

For $x\in(0,1)$, put $$f(x):=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}x^{2^{n}}.$$ This function possesses interesting properties. It grows monotonically from $0$ up to certain point. Then it starts to oscillate ...
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Deriving inequalities from a polynomially-bounded derivative

In this paper (p. 2, definition/remark) the following notion of ‘polynomial growth’ is defined for a non-negative real function $g(x)$ and a real constant $b\in(0;1)$: There exist positive ...
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Hadwiger-Nelson problem in higher dimensions

Given a positive integer $n\in \mathbb{N}$ we define the Hadwiger-Nelson graph $\text{HN}_n$ by $V(\text{HN}_n) = \mathbb{R}^n$; $E(\text{HN}_n) = \{\{v_1, v_2\}: v_1, v_2 \in \mathbb{R}^n \text{ ...
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About preserving real-rootedness of multivariable polynomials

Say $f_i(z_1,z_2,..,z_m)$ are polynomials real rooted in the $z$s for a bunch of polynomials indexed by $i$. When can one say that $\sum_{i} p_i f_i(z_1,z_2,..,z_m)$ is also real rooted? If ...
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Inequality of the norm of the convolution in $L^p(\mathbb{R}^n)$ with symmetric decreasing rearrangement?

Is it true that $$ ||f*g||_p \le ||\,|f|^* * |g|^*||_p\quad ? $$ where $|f|^*$ and $|g|^*$ are the symmetric decreasing rearrangements of the functions $|f|$ and $|g|$. Under what conditions on $f$ ...
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“Schwarz symmetrization” on annulus

If $\Omega=\{x\in \mathbb R^n| 0<r_0<|x|<r_1\}$ is an annulus on $\mathbb R^n$, I am looking for a symmetrization result on $\Omega$. To be precise, for any $u \in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$, can we ...
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Asymptotic behaviour of eigenvalues

If you look at $-\Delta + q$ on the sphere in $\mathbb{R}^3$ for example and $||q|| < \infty,$ is there a way to asymptotically describe the behaviour of the eigenvalues? Probably they behave ...
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Proving a complicated inequality with powers of logarithms

I am currently formalising some results from complexity theory with a theorem prover. For that, I have to prove the following statement: Let $p, b, \varepsilon \in \mathbb R$ with $\varepsilon>0$ ...
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Summing a function at integer points

For a real function $f$ defined on the reals, and real $y$, define the 2-way infinite sum $$ F_f(y) = \sum_{i\in\mathbb Z} f(y+i). $$ If $F_f(y)$ is defined for all $y$, it is periodic of period 1. ...
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Extension of Sobolev Functions

Let $\,D\subseteq\mathbb{R}^{n-1}$ be a convex bounded domain. Let$A:D\to(0,\infty)$ be a Lipschitz continuous function. Let $\,\Omega\,$ be bounded domain in $\,\mathbb{R}^{n}\,$ of the form ...
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Does $\int \Phi \left( \frac{u}{\xi} \right) f_t(\xi) \mathrm{d} \xi \to \Phi(u)$ imply that $f_t \to \delta_1$?

I'm looking at a family $(f_t)$ of densities of some continuous random variables and know that $$\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \Phi \left( \frac{u}{\xi} \right) f_t(\xi) \mathrm{d} \xi \xrightarrow{t \to ...
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Number of critical points

Let $f:[0,2\pi]\rightarrow R^2$ be a smooth function such that $f([0,2\pi])$ is a smooth closed simple curve $C$. Suppose $(0,0)$ lies inside the the bounded open region enclosed by $C$ and ...
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Set nor its compliment contain an uncountable closed set [closed]

Does there exist a set $X$ subset of the real numbers such that no uncountable closed set is contained in $X$ or $X^c$?
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What is the fractional derivative smoothness of functions from the Zygmund class?

Let $\Lambda([0,1])$ be the Zygmund class of continuous on $[0,1]$ functions for which $$\sup h^{-1}|f(x+2h)-2f(x+h)+f(x)|<\infty.$$ What would be the exact smoothness class for the fractional ...
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On Rényi entropy/divergence

The Rényi entropy for a probability density function $f$ with dominating measure $\mu$ of order $\alpha>0$ is defined as $$H_\alpha(f)={1 \over {\alpha-1}}\log\int f^\alpha d\mu.$$ If $f$ is ...
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minimal entropy approximation of a truncated discrete measure

Consider a measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb{N}$ given by the sequence $(\mu(n))_{n \geq 0}$ with $\mu(0)>0$. For example $\mu(n)=n^2+1$ on the figure below. For each $n$, let $X_n \sim \mu(\cdot \mid ...
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Must the Lebesgue measure of a $\rho$ - neighbourhood of an $(n-2)$ - dimensional set be at least $c\rho^2$?

The Lebesgue measure of a $\rho$-neighbourhood of a point in $\mathbb{R}^2$ is of course equal to $c\rho^2$. Similar such considerations in higher dimensions lead me to the following question: Given ...
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Infinite sum of asymptotic expansions

I have a question about an infinite sum of asymptotic expansions: Assume that $f_k(x)\sim a_{0k}+\dfrac{a_{1k}}{x}+\dfrac{a_{2k}}{x^2}+\cdots$ with $a_{0k}\leq \dfrac{1}{k^2}$, $a_{1k}\leq ...
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Orlicz Norm and A result on expectation

I am reading paper which is mainly about Dobrushin's contraction coefficient and its generalization. In page 27, the following is defined: Consider arbitrary, non-negative, convex function ...
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Inserting an open and simply-connected set between a compact set and an open set

In a paper I am reading, the following is considered obvious: Let $K$ be a compact and connected subset of $\,\mathbb R^2$, with $\mathbb R^2\smallsetminus K$ also connected, and $U\subset \mathbb ...
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Integrals of pullbacks and the Inverse function theorem(s?)

The usual story goes like this: Smooth picture (?): For a smooth bijection $\phi: M \to N$ between $n$-manifolds the following is true: $\phi^{-1}$ is a local diffeomorphism a.e. ...
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A result attributed to Whitney

One of the basic results of real analysis says that any closed subset of a smooth ($C^\infty$) manifold $M$ is the set of zeros of some map $\lambda\in C^\infty(M;[0,1])$. This result (or some ...
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Uniform estimate of a function given by an integral

consider the function $f_{n}(x,a,t):=e^{-(ax+n+1/2)^2t}$ with $t,x,a > 0$. The claim is now that there exists a constant $C>0$ such that for all even natural numbers $n=2k$, $k\in\mathbb{N}$ one ...
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An inequality for copulas

Suppose that $f$ from $[0,\infty]$ onto $[0,1]$ is completely monotonic on $(0,\infty)$, and let $g$ be the inverse of $f$. For $(u,v)$ in $[0,1]^{2}$, define $C(u,v) = f(g(u)+g(v))$, and let $a = ...
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Approximation of subharmonic functions

Let $u$ be an (upper semi-continuous) locally bounded subharmonic function in a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\chi_\epsilon$ be a standard smoothing kernel, namely ...
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Equation between the two branches of the lambert w function

My question: Is there an equation connecting the two branches $W_0(y)$ and $W_{-1}(y)$ of the Lambert W function for $y \in (-\tfrac 1e,0)$? For example the two square roots $r_1(y)$ and $r_2(y)$ of ...
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A difficult integral which the Risch algorithm shows is not elementary

For reasons which aren't conceptually related to the problem a few of my colleagues and I are in need of finding an expression for the following integral in terms of $a$ and $\delta$: ...
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Perturbation of Laplacian via Kato-Rellich theorem

Let's consider a potential $V(x)\in L^3(\mathbb{R}^3)$. I want to know if the following Hamiltonian $$-\Delta+V(x)$$ is self-adjoint on $H^2(\mathbb{R}^3)$. My idea is to use Kato-Rellich theorem; ...
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Extension of a smooth function to a small neighborhood of a cone

Let $C\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be an open polysimplicial cone. Let $f$ be a smooth function on $C$ such that all its derivatives extend by continuity to $\overline{C}$ (the closure of $C$). Does this ...
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Does this symmetrization operator have a name? Any theory?

Consider a function $f(x_1,\ldots,x_n)$ of $n$ complex variables. Define $$f_{\mathrm{symm}}(x_1,\ldots,x_n) = 2^{-n}\sum_{\varepsilon_1,\ldots,\varepsilon_n=\pm 1} ...
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Generating the sigma algebras on the set of probability measures

I was wondering if somebody could help me see/provide a reference to the following fact: Let $X$ be a metrizable set, $\mathcal{F}$ the corresponding Borel sigma-algebra on $X$, and ...
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Find an integrable, positive, unbounded, analytic function

Is there a standard example of a function $f \in L^1( \mathbb R)$ which is analytic, positive, integrable but not bounded? An example which comes immediately to mind is to take the series of narrower ...
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Legendre transform and Lipschitz approximation

Let $(X,d)$ be a compact metric space and $f:X \to \mathbb{R}$ a real valued continuous function. Let us agree that a modulus of continuity means concave, nondecreasing, uniformly continuous function ...
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Recent trends in effective analysis

The references listed at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computable_analysis have all been published 30-15 years ago. Are the approaches which these references expose still up-to-date and relevant to the ...