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### When does this interesting sum diverge?

For $x \gt 0,$ what is the greatest $y$ such that $$\sum_ {1\le h^x \le k^y} \frac{1}{h^x k^y}= \infty ?$$
I don't know of any references or methods for this -- not even for $x=1$, for which the ...

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### Infinitely many $k$ such that $[a_k,a_{k+1}]>ck^2$

Let $a_n\in \mathbf{N}$ be an infinite sequence such that $\forall i\neq j, a_i\neq a_j$.
I have the following theorem:
For $0<c<\frac{3}{2}$, there are infinitely many $k$ for which $[a_k,...

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### Injectivity of vector functions: Numerical Verification

Problem Setup
Let $f:A\rightarrow B$, be a continuous function, $A\subset\Re^{n}$,$B\subset\Re^{m}$, $m\geq n$ and $A, B$ compact.
The function $f(\cdot)$ can only be evaluated numerically.
...

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### Dense subspaces of $L^p(0,T;X)$

Given a Banach space $X$ and $1\leq p<\infty$, let's define the space $L^p(0,T;X)$ as the set of all strongly measurable functions $f:(0,T)\mapsto X$ such that
$$\int_0^T\Vert f\Vert_{X}^pdt<\...

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### Scaling of distributions

Suppose we have a sequence of $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ functions $p_\epsilon$ with $\|p_\epsilon\|_{L^1} \leq 1$ for all $n$. Suppose we know that $p_\epsilon \to 0$ in distributions. Is it obvious that $\...

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### Does the Abel transform preserve analyticity?

Let $I=(0,1]$ and $T=\{(x,y)\in I^2;x\geq y\}$.
If functions $f:I\to\mathbb R$ and $w:T\to\mathbb R$ are analytic, is the function $A_wf:I\to\mathbb R$,
$$
A_wf(y)=\int_y^1\frac{f(x)w(x,y)}{\sqrt{x^2-...

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### Question abouth Skorokhod representation of random variables (II)

This is a continuation of
Question abouth Skorokhod representation of random variables
Let $\mu$ and $\nu$ be two probability measures on $\mathbb R$ such that
$$\int_{\mathbb R}|x|^pd\mu(x),~ \...

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### Hellinger integral for the Student/Cauchy family

Let $p$ and $q$ be probability densities on $\mathbb R$, with respect to the Lebesgue measure $dx$. The corresponding Hellinger integral is
$H(p,q):=\int_{\mathbb R}\sqrt{pq}\,dx$.
Let now $p$ be ...

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### Compact, not local uniform convergence of sequences of functions on the rationals

I stumbled upon the following elementary problem while trying to come up with a certain counterexample in category theory. (Basically, I am interested in the constant sheaf of $\mathbb F_2$-vector ...

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### Are the closed and unbounded subsets of $\mathbb{R}$ known up to homeomorphism?

I am currently working on a problem for which this knowledge could greatly reduce the number of cases, but I have yet to find anything after searching online. Are the closed unbounded subsets of $\...

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### A $W^{1,2}_{loc}$ function with uniformly bounded integrals on compact subsets $W^{1,2}$?

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold, $\Omega\subset M$ is an open subset, let $f\in W^{1,2}_{loc}(\Omega)$ with uniformly bounded integrals on compact subset, i.e. there exists a $C>0$, such that for ...

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### Completion of $C_{0,rad}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ with respect to the norm $\|u\|= \Bigg(\int_{\Omega} |\Delta u |^2 \, \mathrm{d}x \Bigg)^{\frac{1}{2}}. $

I have a question that it seems simple but I can not solve it.
Let $\Omega$ be the unit ball centered at zero in $\mathbb{R}^N$, $N>4$. Assume that $C_{0,rad}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ is the space of all ...

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### monotonicity of a function

I want to know if the function below is monotonically decreasing for all $a,b >0, a\neq b $
\begin{equation}
x\rightarrow \frac{\sinh^2((a-b)x)}{\sinh(2ax)\sinh(2bx)} \text{, $x >0. $}
\end{...

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### Interchange of integral and infimum

Can anyone please suggest how to justify widely used formula for interchange of integral and infimum:
$
\inf_{u(t)\in U}\int_{t_0}^{t_1}g(t,u(t))dt=\int_{t_0}^{t_1}\inf_{u\in U}g(t,u)dt,
$
where $ U\...

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### Idempotent solutions to the implict function theorem other than the identity?

I am interested in the following problem. Assume that an (anti)symmetric function $g:\mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfies the implicit function theorem. That is, $g(x,y) = \pm g(y,x)$ and $g(x,y)=0$ ...

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### Question abouth Skorokhod representation of random variables

It is known that for any two probability measures $\mu$ and $\nu$ on $\mathbb R$ that are close in the Prokhorov metric $\rho$, i.e.
$$\rho(\mu,\nu)<\varepsilon,$$
then there exist two random ...

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### Can the potential of a complete Kahler metric be bounded?

Let $X$ be a complex manifold and $\omega$ a Kahler form on $X$. A smooth function $\rho$ is called a potential of $\omega$ if $i\partial\bar\partial\rho=\omega$. By intuition, it seems that $\rho$ ...

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### Monotonicity of the Hellinger integral/distance

Let $p$ and $q$ be probability densities on $\mathbb R$, with respect to the Lebesgue measure $dx$. The corresponding Hellinger integral and distance are
$H(p,q):=\int_{\mathbb R}\sqrt{pq}\,dx$ and $\...

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### Majorization of cyclic products

Let $k,m,n\in\mathbb N$ such that $n>k$. For a partition $\alpha=(\alpha_1,\dots,\alpha_k)\vdash m$ with $\alpha_1\ge\dots\ge \alpha_k>0$ and nonnegative $ x_1,\dots,x_n$ define $x^\alpha :=\...

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### Constant periodic Sobolev embedding

Dear mathoverflowers,
I would like to have a reference regarding the optimal constant in the Sobolev embedding
$$
\|u\|_{L^q}\leq C_{s,q}\|u\|_{\dot{H}^s},
$$
($H^s$ denotes the standard L^2 ...

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### Mean value of a function associated with continued fractions

Suppose that an irrational $x$ in $(0,1)$ has convergents $c(k,x)$, and let
$$d(x) = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \mid x - c(k,x)\mid.$$
What is the mean value of $d$?

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### Superadditivity of the lower density

Let $\mu^\star$ be a real-valued function defined on the power set of the positive integers $\mathbf{N}^+$ such that for all $X,Y\subseteq \mathbf{N}^+$ the following axioms hold:
(F1) $\mu^\star(\...

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**1**answer

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### Is the limsup or liminf of n-wise independent events independent?

Let $(\Omega, \mathscr F, \mathbb P)$ be a probability space.
Consider events indexed by $m, n \in \mathbb N$:
$ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ A_{1,n}, A_{2,n}, A_{3,n} ...$ are n-wise independent.
$A_{m,1}...

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### Sort-of Converse of Kolmogorov Zero-One Theorem

Let $(\Omega, \mathscr F, \mathbb P)$ be a probability space. The Kolmogorov Zero-One Theorem states that
Suppose we have independent random variables $X_1, X_2, ...$. Then $\forall \ A \in \...

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### Can we find an upper bound?

Let $f\in C^1(\mathbb R)$ with $f(0)=0$ and $|f'(x)|\le m$, where $m\in (1,2]$.
Let $x(0)\in\mathbb R$ be arbitrary, and define $x(n),y(n)$ recursively by
$$
x(n+1)=f(x(n)) , \quad\quad
y(n)=\frac{x(n+...

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### Convergence of Sobolev functions near the boundary

Let $B_0(1)$ be the unit ball in $\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$. Let $f\in W_0^{1,2}(B_0(1))$, and $W^{1,2}(B_0(1))\ni f_i\to f$ in the sense of $L^2(B_0(1))$-norm, as $i\to \infty$.
Question 1: Can we ...

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### A logarithmic cotangent inequality

I must be a terrible googling searcher but I cannot find a reference to the following inequality:
$$ \forall_{\phi\in(0;\frac \pi 4)}\ \ln(\cot(\phi)))\, <\, \cot(2\!\cdot\!\phi) $$
I have just ...

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### Convergence of energy of Sobolev functions near the boundary

Let $B_0(1)$ be the unit ball in $\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$. $h\in W_0^{1,2}(B_0(1))$. For $r\in (0,1)$, define a function $f_r(x):[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb R$ by
\begin{equation}
f_r(x):=
\begin{cases}
...

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### Evaluating an integral using real methods

This is a bit of recreational integration. The following, rather attractive integral is quite straightforward via residues:
$$\int_0^1 x^{-x}(1-x)^{x-1}\sin \pi x\,\mathrm{d}x=\frac{\pi}{e}$$
...

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### Proofs of inequalities used by Erdos-Renyi in their Random Graphs Paper 1

Please refer to this, it is Erdos-Renyi 1959 paper 1 on Random Graphs. I am currently working on this, but I am stuck on the fifth page, where they use two estimates. More specifically, here's the ...

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### Error term for Euler-MacLaurin summation formula when applied to infinitely smooth functions?

A function $f(z,x)$ is tempered if all of the following are true:
$f(z, x)$ is infinitely differentiable in $z$
$f(z,x)$ is defined for all $z,x \in \mathbb{R}$
Every derivative of $f(z,x)$ is ...

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### An interesting integration

For any positive integer $n$, let
$$A_n=\idotsint\limits_{\substack{x_1+\cdots+x_n+y_1+\cdots+y_n\leq1\\x_1,\cdots,x_n,y_1,\cdots,y_n\geq0}}\prod_{i,j=1}^n(x_i-y_j)dx_1\cdots dx_ndy_1\cdots dy_n.$$
It ...

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### An interesting inequality

Let $\mathbb{R}$ be the real field. For any homogeneous polynomial $f(X_1,\cdots,X_n)$ in $\mathbb{R}[X_1,\cdots,X_n]$, we use $S_f(X_1,\cdots,X_n)$ to denote the following homogeneous symmetric ...

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### When does $\nabla\times(\nabla\times F)=0$ imply $\nabla \times F=0$

On a (simply connected) domain $\Omega$ for a smooth vector field $F\colon \Omega \to \mathbb{R}^3$, when does $\nabla\times(\nabla\times F)=0$ imply $\nabla \times F=0$. I know that $n\cdot(\nabla\...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Determine a sign of the limitation of a certain integral

I can't determine a sign of an integral written below and it has hit a dead end.
My setting is rather special.
Let $a\in(0,1)$ be a given constant and $(x_{\varepsilon},y_{\varepsilon})\in[0,a)\times[...

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### the double dual of “little l one” sequence space

I remember a professor remarking a while back that the double dual of the sequence space $l_1^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ is a very complicated space. I understand it must contain a copy of the original ...

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### Decay of real continuous algebraic functions at infinity

Let $f$ be a real valued continuous algebraic function on $\mathbb R^n$. Suppose the zero set of $f$ is bounded, i.e., if $|x|$ is large enough, $f(x)\neq 0$. Is there any estimate of the sort $|f(x)|\...

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### An analytic family of in fact non-existent improper Riemann integrals

Question:
Are there any useful interpretations or "applications" of the formula
$$\intop_0^\infty e^{-ax}\frac{\sin x}{x}\,dx=\frac{\pi}{2}-\arctan(a)\qquad \forall\;a\in \mathbb{R},
$$
in which the ...

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vote

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### On the differentiability of a certain map from $ (0,\infty) $ to $ \Bbb{R} $

This problem arose from my study of energy-conservation for non-linear Schrödinger equations. Suppose that we have the following data:
$ u \in C^{1} \! \left( (0,\infty),{L^{2}}(\Bbb{R}^{n}) \right) ...

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### Derivatives of Minkowski function?

Let $A\subset \mathbb R^n$ and $M$ be the convex hull of the set $A$, e.g., $M:=Conv(A)$. The Minkowski function on $M$ is defined as follows
\begin{align*}
&f: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R\\
&f(...

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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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### Bounds on derivative of integrable, monotonically decreasing, differentiable functions on $\mathbb R_+$

The following three conditions have shown up as hypotheses in some recent work, and despite not having been able to find an example, we assume the third is not implied by the former two. We're hoping ...

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### Distributive law

I was wondering whether there is any reference that deals with the distributive law for infinitely many elements, i.e.
$$
\prod_{i\in \mathbb N} \sum_{k\in \mathbb N} \alpha_{i,k} = \sum_{(k_i)_{i\in ...

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### Is a certain subset of the disc a convex set?

Some one asked me this question and I thought about it and I don't have any good idea to solve that. Can some one help me and give me an idea to start solve that?
Draw a Cantor set $C$ on the circle ...

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### A continuous path between two Sobolev functions

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded, smooth boundary. Let $u_1$, $u_2\in H^{1}(\Omega)$ such that $T[u_1]=T[u_2]=T[\omega]$ where $T$ stands for the trace operator and $\omega\in H^1(\...

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### separable BV space for PDE's, Whats stopping us? [closed]

Consider the metric space BV(0,1) with the following metric
$$ d(u,v) = \|u-v\|_{L^1} + |TV(u)-TV(v)| $$. It is separable, compact, uniformly bounded and complete. So What is the really obvious thing ...

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### Fourier transform localisation (still unanswered, but apparently off-topic?) [closed]

In the context of Pólya's theorem I was reading these notes here on p. 19. In the last paragraph the authors claim (it is the sentence starting like "standard Fourier theory shows...") that the ...

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votes

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### Suppose a real differentiable function with its derivative not infinity, it is sure that its second symmetric derivative should exist? [closed]

Suppose a real differentiable function $h(x)$ with its derivative not infinity, it is sure that its second symmetric derivative $\lim_{\epsilon->0}\frac{h(x+\epsilon)-2h(x)+h(x-\epsilon)}{\epsilon^...

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### Derivatives of Mollified functions

I'm reading Controlled Diffusion Process by N.V. Krylov. On page 87-88, in the proof of theorem II.6.1, it says the following:
Let $\sigma(t,x)$ be a matrix of dimension $d\times d$, and let $b(t,x)$ ...

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### Improving Baumgartner's result?

Q1: Is it consistent with the failure of CH to have an $\aleph_1$-dense subset $A \subseteq \mathbb{R}$ such that for every $X \subseteq \mathbb{R}$ of size $\aleph_1$, there is a $C^{\infty}$ map $F: ...