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Why does it seem that $rca=rba$? [closed]

The following paradox has got me stumped. I'm hoping someone can point out the error. Take a locally compact metric space $X$ and define the $C_b(X)$ and $C_0(X)$ as the spaces of continuous ...
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Almost everywhere in a rectangle [duplicate]

I would like to ask a question about the product (Lebesgue) measure on rectangle. I tried to solve the problem but I couldn't. Let $S$ be a subset of a region, say $R$ which is enclosed by a ...
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Structure of the zero set of analytic maps (Lojasiewicz’s Structure Theorem for Varieties)

The Lojasiewicz’s Structure Theorem for Varieties states that for $\Phi:\mathbb{R}^n\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ real analytic with $\Phi(0)=0$ the set $\Phi^{-1}(0)$ is locally a union of subvarieties of ...
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What is the value of $\sum _{n=1}^{\infty \:}\frac{n!}{n^n}$? [closed]

I have a question: What is the value of $\sum _{n=1}^{\infty \:}\frac{n!}{n^n}$? Only I've calculated the following identity: $$\sum _{n=1}^{\infty \:}\frac{n!}{n^n}=\int _0^{1}\left(1+x\cdot \ln ...
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Asymptotic analysis involving a circular multiple integral

Let $t_1,\ldots,t_m>0$, and $m\ge 4$ be an even integer. Consider the function: $$ f(a,b;\mathbf{t})=\int_0^{t_1}\ldots\int_0^{t_m} |x_1-x_m|^a |x_2-x_1|^b |x_3-x_2|^a |x_4-x_3|^b \ldots ...
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Functions that Calculate their $L_p$ Norm

are there any examples of functions $f:x\in\mathbb{R}_0^+\rightarrow\mathbb{R}_0^+$ and intervals $(a,b), 0\le a \lt b \le \infty$ , for which $$\Big(\int_a^b{|f(x)|^p dx}\Big)^\frac{1}{p} = f(p)$$ ...
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derivatives and uniformly convergence [closed]

Let $f$ be a function of a real variable expandable in power series on $\mathbb R$: there exists a sequence $(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ of reals such that for all $x\in\mathbb R$, one has ...
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Cantor set intersecting a geometric sequence

I was working on a problem involving finding all points in the intersection of the Cantor set $C$ and the geometric sequence $\{ (2/3)^i \}_{i=1}^\infty$. The only points I have in this intersection ...
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A question on existence of solutions of a linear ODE system

I am working on a problem of harmonic functions on surfaces, and in one step I got the following system of ODEs with prescribed asymptotes. I was wondering what methods could give us the existence or ...
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Uniform bound for an alternating series of functions

I have mainly two questions, the first one being motivated by the second one. 1) Is there a way to prove that $F(x) = \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{k+1} x^{2k}}{(2k)!}$ is bounded on $\mathbb{R}_+$ ...
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Reference: Hardy space regularity of the Jacobian determinant

I'm looking for a reference, expository in nature, for the proof of the following theorem of Coifman, Lions, Meyer and Semmes. Theorem: For all $u\in W^{1,n}(\mathbb{R}^n;\mathbb{R}^n)$, ...
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A multiple integral

Let us consider the multiple integral $$I_{n}=\int_{-\infty }^{\infty }ds_{1}\int_{-\infty}^{s_{1}}ds_{2}\cdots \int_{-\infty }^{s_{2n-1}}ds_{2n}\;\cos {(s_{1}^{2}-s_{2}^{2})}\;\cdots \cos ...
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For Every Measure Zero Set $E$ There Exists a Positive Measure with Lower Lebesgue Density 0 and Upper Lebesgue Density 1

This is related to a question asked on mathstackexchange http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/831184/for-every-null-set-e-there-is-a-measurable-set-f-with-different-upper-and-lo. This question is ...
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Approximate of binary function by indicator functions of one variable

Let $(X,F,u)$ and $(Y,G,v)$ be two probability spaces. I know a result that the indicator functions of product measurable sets can be approximated by indicator functions of one variable. That is, for ...
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Markov-Bernstein like inequalities for monotone polynomials

Let $P$ be a polynomial with real coefficients, and $\deg P=d$. There is Markov-Berenstein inequality: $P′(x)\leq\frac{d\|P\|}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}$,where $\|P\|=\max_{|x|\le1} |P(x)|$ and $|x|\leq1$. Are ...
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About approximate eigenvalue

I am in trouble when read the book "D.Henry, Geometric Theory of Semiliner Parabolic Equations". The question is relate to Page 104,proof Lemma 5.1.4. Suppose $X$ is a real Banach Space, $M$ is a ...
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Continuity of minimizers to distance function from point to convex set

Suppose I am minimizing the Euclidean distance in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ between a point $y$ and compact convex set $U$ (where $y\notin U$): $\min_{x\in U}\|x-y\|$. I believe the minimizer $x_{U}^{*}$ is ...
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Differentiability: Partially Defined Functions

These ideas came to my mind while reading Lee's Introduction to Smooth Manifolds. (Cf. discussion on p. 45.) Definition Let $E$ and $F$ be two Banach spaces together with a plain subset ...
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Legendre differential equation with additional term

In an application I encountered the ODE $$ \left( {x}^{2}-1 \right) {\frac {{\rm d}^{2}}{{\rm d}{x}^{2}}}f \left( x \right) +x \left( {\frac {\rm d}{{\rm d}x}}f \left( x \right) \right) \left( ...
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Cofinality of a $\sigma$-ideal of $\mathbb{R}$

The cofinality of a partially ordered set $\left( P,\leq \right)$, written $cof(P)$, is the smallest cardinality of a subset $T$ of $P$ that is [EDIT: cofinal] in $P$, i.e. for every element $p\in P$ ...
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Determining the exact form of a projection in a Hilbert space

Let $$\Omega = \left\{f(x) \in \mathcal{L}^2[0,T]: \frac{1}{T}\int_0^Tf(x)dx = \mu,~ a \le f(x) \le b,~\forall x \in [0,T]\right\},$$ where $\mathcal{L}^2[0,T]$ is the set of Lebesgue ...
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Estimates of Hausdorff dimension (and its derivatives)

For example, the cookie cutter maps, say $T:I_1 \cup I_2 \subset [0,1] \to [0,1] $ is a $C^2$ map such that $|T'|>1$ and provided $I_1$ and $I_2$ are disjoint closed intervals and $T(I_i)=[0,1]$. ...
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A strong form of implicit function theorem (what happens when the derivative is degenerate?)

(this can be considered as some ad) Consider the system of equations $F(x,y)=0$. (Here $x$, $y$ are multi-variables. The equations are over a local ring. e.g. polynomial/analytic/formal/$C^\infty$ ...
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Boundary of an open, bounded and convex set in $\mathbb{R} ^n$

Let $U$ be an open, bounded and convex set in $\mathbb{R} ^n$. Since $\partial U$ is a rectifiable set it follows that up to a set of $H^{n-1}$-measure zero $\partial U$ is contained in a countable ...
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Is a Bessel function larger than all other Bessel functions when evaluated at its first maximum?

Let $\mathcal{J}_{n+1/2}$ be the Bessel function of order $n+1/2$. Let $x_n$ denote the first zero of its derivative, which is also the location of the first maximum of $\mathcal{J}_{n+1/2}$. My ...
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Interpolation and embeddings for parabolic function spaces

I have a somewhat easy looking question on parabolic function spaces: Let $B$ be a ball in $\mathbb R^n$ and let $T>0$. Denote $Q:=B \times [0,T]$. Assume $f \in L^2(Q) \cap L^\infty(0,T; L^q(B))$ ...
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A question on null sequences

Is it true that a sequence of real numbers $\{a_n\}$ converges to zero if and only if the sequences $\{\sin^2(nh)a_n\}$ $(h \in \mathbb{R})$ all converge to zero? In case the answer is ...
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Is the exponential Mathieu operator trace-class?

Let $H \psi(x) = -\frac{d^2}{dx^2} \psi(x) - \alpha \cos(x) \psi(x)$ on $[0,2\pi]$ be the Mathieu operator ( according to Mathieu's ODE). My question is: Do we know whether $U(t):=e^{-tH}$ for some ...
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Natural integration constant for normal and discrete integration: is there a connection?

It is often assumed that integration, unlike differentiation is defined only to an arbitrary constant. So the antiderivative function is often left undefined or postulated to be zero in zero. But I ...
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What does this ODE have to do with the associated Legendre polynomials?

I am currently struggeling with the following differential equation: $$(t^2-1)f''(t)+tf'(t)(1-8a+8at^2)-4(a+a^2-2at^2+\phi (-a+2at^2))f(t)= 4\lambda f(t),$$ where $a \in \mathbb{R}$ constant, $\phi ...
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Uniform boundedness in $L^1[0,1]$ implies finite $\limsup$ almost everywhere for a subsequence? [closed]

Given a sequence of functions $f_k \in L^1([0,1])$ such that $||f_k||_{L^1(0,1)}\leq C$. Is there a subsequence $\{k_l\,|\,l\in \mathbb N\}\subseteq \mathbb{N}$ such that for $\mathcal{L}^1$-almost ...
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formula for repeated finite differences

I am looking for a proof of a well-known fact, whose proof must be very easy, though I've been struggling to find it. Let $\Delta$ be the map from real-valued functions of a real variable, given by ...
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Metric density theorem in most general setting?

It's a consequence of Lebesgue's theorem that every measurable $E\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ has a metric density that's $1$ a.e. on $E$ and $0$ a.e. on $\mathbb{R}^n\setminus E$. What are the most general ...
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Spectrum of Mathieu equation

I have the differential equation $-f''(x)-q \cos(x) f(x) = \lambda f(x)$ and I want to find all the eigenvalues of this equation analytically on $[0,2\pi]$ that satisfy the boundary condition $f(0) = ...
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Is $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}\sum_{k=0}^{n} \frac{|(1-\frac{n p_n}{n})|^{n-k}- e^{- \lambda}|}{k!}=0$?

I am currently the convergence of different processes. Doing this, I ended up with this expression and was wondering whether it is true that$$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}\sum_{k=0}^{n} ...
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Question about the derivative of a fuctional

I have this lemma+proof and i dont understand why it follows from $J'(u_n)\rightarrow 0$ that $-\Delta_p u_n- f(x,u_n)\rightarrow 0$ such that $J(u)=\frac1p\int_{\Omega} |\bigtriangledown u|^p ...
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Differentiable Path of Operators and their Inverses

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a separable Hilbert space. Consider a differentiable map $\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}), t \mapsto A(t)$, where $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ is the space of ...
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Mathematical equivalent to ladder operators?

A powerful method in theoretical physics are ladder operators. They are used in QM to solve problems like the harmonic oscillator and the hydrogen atom. The idea is to solve with their help the ...
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Equicontinuity and $L^2$ convergence imply uniform convergence

I'm currently working through an old Paper of Garsia, Rodemich and Rumsey (A Real Variable Lemma) and theres one thing i don't get. Suppose $(f_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ is a sequence of continuous real ...
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Trying to solve for total derivatives at a stationary point (maybe using the implicit function theorem)

Suppose we have a function $F(q) \in \mathbb{R}$, where $q=(q_1, \dots, q_n) \in [0,1]^n$, at least thrice differentiable in $(0,1)^n$. We fix the value of one variable $q_i \in (0,1)$, then maximize ...
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Riemannian distance functions on the real line

A distance function $d: \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R} \rightarrow [0,\infty)$ that is defined by a smooth Riemannian metric on the real line satisfies the following properties: $d$ is a length metric ...
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Everywhere differentiable function that is nowhere monotonic

It is well known that there are functions $f \colon \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ that are everywhere continuous but nowhere monotonic (i.e. the restriction of $f$ to any non-trivial interval $[a,b]$ is ...
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An apparently simple question (behaviour at infinity of a power series)

Let $(a_n)$ be a sequence of real numbers, and suppose that the real power series (function) $S(x):=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n x^n$ converges for every $x\in\mathbb{R}$. $\mathbf{Question}$: Suppose ...
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Approximation of smooth compactly supported functions on $\mathbb{R}^2$ using sums of products of one variable functions

Let $f \in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^2)$ be smooth and compactly supported. Can we approximate $f(x,y)$ by sums of the form $\sum_{i=1}^m g_i(x) h_i (y)$ where $g_i, h_i \in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ are ...
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convergence of supergradient

Let $\{g_n\}$ be a sequence of concave functions defined on $\mathbb{R}$ and set $$\lambda_n(x)=\lim_{\Delta x\to 0+}\frac{g_n(x+\Delta x)-g_n(x)}{\Delta x}$$ Assume there exists a concave function ...
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convergence of concave envelope

Let $\{f_n\}$ be a sequence of uniformly upper bounded functions defined on $\mathbb{R}$ s.t. for every $x\in\mathbb{R}$ $$f_n(x)\to f(x),~ n\to\infty$$ Define $g_n$ and $g$ as the concave envelope ...
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To understand integral :$\lambda (x) = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\sin^{2} \alpha x}{\alpha^{2}} d\mu(\alpha), (\mu(0)=0)$

I wants to understand the integrals of the form $$\lambda (x) = \int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{\sin^{2} \alpha x}{\alpha^{2}} d\mu(\alpha), (\mu(0)=0)$$ where $\mu(\alpha)$ is a non decreasing function ...
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Non-continuous higher differentiability, II

In a comment on this question, Tom Goodwillie proposed a notion of higher differentiability that I elaborate to something like the following: Let $f:\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$. Let's say that $f$ ...
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When is this multiple integral finite?

Consider the following integral: $$ I_k(\alpha)=\int_{[0,1]^k}|x_1-x_2|^{\alpha}|x_2-x_3|^{\alpha}\ldots|x_{k-1}-x_k|^{\alpha}|x_k-x_1|^{\alpha}d\mathbf{x}. $$ where $k=2,3,4,\ldots$ The question is ...
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Generalized family of Holder inequalities

Is the "only if" direction of the following fact known? For fixed sequences $(a)_i = a_1, \dots, a_r$, $(b)_i = b_1, \dots, b_r$ and $(c)_i = c_1, \dots, c_r$, the inequality $\prod_{i = 1}^r ...