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Proof about a measure zero set [on hold]

Let $A$ be a Lebesgue measurable subset of $\Bbb R$. Show that there exists a Borel measurable subset $B$ of $\Bbb R$ such that $A\subseteq B$ and such that $l^*(B\setminus A)=0$. Also, show that ...
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Can there be a numerical system in which logarithms can be expressed in terms of exponentials in closed form?

The invention of complex numbers allowed to express trigonometric functions through hyperbolic ones in closed form. Is there possible an extension of real/complex numbers in which logarithms and ...
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Integrability of derivatives

Is there a (preferably simple) example of a function $f:(a,b)\to \mathbb{R}$ which is everywhere differentiable, such that $f'$ is not Riemann integrable? I ask for pedagogical reasons. Results in ...
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Does $a_n=\prod^n_{k=1}(1-e^{k\alpha \pi i})$ converge to zero when $\alpha$ is irrational?

I came across a problem concerning about the convergence of products. I wonder if the complex series $a_n=\prod^n_{k=1}(1-e^{k\alpha \pi i})$ converges to zero when $\alpha$ is irrational. Of course, ...
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Complex Stone-Weierstrass Type problem

I have come across this problem which resembles complex Stone-Weierstrass theorem except for a problem that the conjugate of the functions are not necessarily in the sub algebra. Suppose $\Omega$ is ...
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Inverting two paraboloid relations

Let's suppose we have two variables $(\alpha, \beta)$ on two functions $k_1, k_2$ that can be defined in terms of matrix relations: $$ k_1 = \left| \xi^T \mathcal{F}^T \mathcal{F} \xi \right| $$ $$ ...
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Nonzero solutions of an infinite product

Let $-\frac{1}{2}\le a \le\frac{1}{2}$ and $b\in[0,\infty)$. Definitions: $$f_k(a;b):=\frac{(2k+\frac{1}{2}+a)^2+b}{(2k+\frac{1}{2}-a)^2+b}(\frac{k}{k+1})^{2a},$$ $$f(a;b):=\prod\limits_{k=1}^\infty ...
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On the embedding of a function space $X$ into $L^2\cap L^4$

It is well-known that if $\Omega\in \mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded domain, then we have the embedding $$ L^4({\Omega})\subset L^2({\Omega}) $$ since $||f||_{L^2(\Omega)}\leq C(\Omega) ||f||_{L^4(\Omega)}$ ...
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Are compactly supported continuous functions dense in the Continuous functions of Sobolev space? [on hold]

I have a question about Sobolev space. Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^{d}$, we consider the Sobolev space $H^{1}(\Omega):=\left\{ u \in L^{2}(\Omega) : D_{j}u \in L^{2}(\Omega), ...
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Good estimates on the truncation of the exponential series. [on hold]

What are the good (analytic) upper bounds we have on the series $\sum_{k=D}^\infty \frac{a^k}{k!}$ in terms of $a$ and $D$?
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The decay rate of the spectrum of the Gaussian kernel on compact manifolds

It seems that the $k^{th}$ largest eigenvalue of the intergral operator induced on $S^n$ by the Gaussian kernel, $e^{-\frac{\vert \vec{x} - \vec{y} \vert _2^2}{2\sigma^2}}$ decays as $k^{-k}$. This is ...
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Proving the non-degeneracy of the critical points of the potential function for a certain vector field with $ n $ point-singularities

This question is an expansion of another question that I asked over at Math Stack Exchange. In what follows, $ \alpha \in \mathbb{R}_{> 1} $ is a constant, $ n $ a fixed integer $ \geq 2 $, and $ ...
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A continuity/bootstrap argument

I am trying to understand how one can prove the following assertion using a continuity argument: Let $0<\epsilon<\epsilon_0$. Let $I=[t_0,R]$ be a compact interval. Suppose that $S:I\to ...
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Multimodal property of polynomial logistic distribution

Let $P(x)$ be a polynomial (of an odd degree $n$) strictly increasing on $(-\infty, +\infty).$ Then $F(x)=\displaystyle \frac{1}{1+\exp\{-P(x)\}}$ is a distribution function of a polynomial logistic ...
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Fréchet L-Spaces

According to the paper The emergence of open sets, closed sets, and limit points in analysis and topology famous mathematician Maurice Fréchet who introduced the concept of metric spaces has also ...
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Bounds on the the spherical harmonics on $S^{p-1}$

The only reference I could find in this regard is for upper bounding the n-homogeneous spherical harmonics on $S^{p-1}$ as in equation 4.29 here, ...
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linear recurrence inequality of positive terms

This is a follow up on my previous linear recurrence inequality question. I have some matrices which satisfy a linear recurrence formula of the form $$ A_{n+1} = \alpha A_{n} + \beta A_{n-1},\qquad ...
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linear recurrence inequality

Given two real analytic functions, $g(x)$ and $f(x)$, on an open interval $I\subset \mathbb{R}$, it is obvious that $g(x) \leq f(x)$ does not imply $g_n \leq f_n$ (here $g_n = [x^n] g(x)$ denotes the ...
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What's the use of Malgrange preparation theorem?

The Malgrange preparation theorem,which is the $C^{\infty}$ version of the classical Weierstrass preparation theorem,says that if $f(t,x)$ is a $C^{\infty}$ function of $(t,x)\in\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ near ...
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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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Is there a $C_c^{\infty}( \mathbb{R}^d)$ function whose Fourier transform we can explicitly write down?

I noticed that although $C_c^{\infty}$-functions are dense in some quite large spaces and well understood (especially their Fourier transform) I have never encountered an explicit example of a ...
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On cluster points of a particular sequence

This is the sequel of a previous question. Let us consider the sequence $$ \xi_n = 2n \{n\xi\}-n, $$ where $\xi>0$ is a given real irrational number and $\{\cdot\}$ is the fractional part. Do ...
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Masters of Pure Mathematics [closed]

Let f:[0, infinity)-->R be a function such that for any a€R, the seq f(an) converges to 0. Does lim f(x) exist as x--> infinity.?
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Functions $f \in S(\mathbb{R})$ with slow decay rate?

I came across this question by thinking about whether there are functions $f \in S(\mathbb{R})$ that satisfy for all(!) $a>0$ that $f e^{a|.|^a} \notin L^{\infty},$ as somebody on ...
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Two similar integrals

Let $n$ be a given even positive integer. We have the following integral \begin{align} ...
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Does there exist a bijection of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with itself such that the forward map is connected but the inverse is not?

Let $(X,\tau), (Y,\sigma)$ be two topological spaces. We say that a map $f: \mathcal{P}(X)\to \mathcal{P}(Y)$ between their power sets is connected if for every $S\subset X$ connected, $f(S)\subset Y$ ...
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Concavity of maxima [closed]

Suppose we have the following optimization problem : $\min\limits_x kf(x) + g(x)$ where $f$ is a decreasing convex function in $x$ and $g$ is an increasing convex function. Can we say that $x^*$ is ...
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For a given $n$, under what condition(s) there exists (at least) two different $c$ and $c′$ such that $X_n^c=X_n^{c'}$

Let $X_n^c=\{\cos\left((4k-c)\frac{\pi}{2n}+\frac{\pi}{4}\right): k=0, 1, \dots, n-1\}$ where $c\in\{0, 1, \ldots, \lfloor\frac{n}{2}\rfloor\}$ and $n$ is any positive integer greater than 3. I want ...
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Conditions for continuity of non-simple eigenvectors

Here, http://math.stackexchange.com/a/1146455, it is noted that eigenprojections are continuous, but eigenvectors are not. Are there any conditions where the eigenvalues are not simple, but the ...
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Extremal problem for sequences

Let $a_n$ be a sequence of positive numbers and define $$A_n=\sum_{k=1}^{n-1} a_k a_{n-k}.$$ I am interested in the supremum of the following quantity $X/Y$ where $$X=\sum _{i=1}^{\infty } \left(\sum ...
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A problem on Markov chains and Dirichlet forms

Let $X$ be a countable set. Let $c:X\times X\to[0,+\infty)$ satisfy $$c(x,y)=c(y,x)\text{ for all }x,y\in X,$$ $$m(x)=\sum_{y\in X}c(x,y)\in (0,+\infty)\text{ for all }x\in X,$$ $$c(x,x)=0\text{ for ...
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Long term behavior of a certain discrete time dynamical system on graphs

Consider the graph $(V,E)$ with vertex set $V=\{v_1,...,v_n\}$ and edge set $E\subset V\times V$. Further, assume that $\forall v_i\in V, (v_i,v_i)\in E$. Assume that each vertex has an ...
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Harmonic functions in tempered distribution sense

Suppose $g$ is a metric on $\mathbb{R}^3$ and $\Omega \subset\subset \mathbb{R}^3$. We assume that $g$ is euclidean outside $\Omega$. My question concerns solutions to $\triangle_g u =0$ that are say ...
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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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Simplify proof for rapidly decaying functions

I want to show the following theorem in a lecture: Let $F \in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{C}^{k}, \mathbb{C})$ such that $F(0)=0.$ Let $G: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{C}^{k}$, $x \mapsto ...
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About the generating structure of Borel field

This is a graduate-level measure theory problem. I have thought throught it and asked on math.SE but received no satisfying answer. On P.32 of [P.Billingsley] Probability and Measure, 3ed, 1993, the ...
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Does this set of (structured) equations always have a solution?

Let $r_1,\ldots,r_K$ be arbitrary positive numbers. Does $$|\mathcal{A}|\log\left(1+\frac{1}{|\mathcal{A}|}\left(\sum_{n\in \mathcal{A}} \sqrt{x_n(\exp(r_n)-1)}\right)^2\right)\leq \sum_{n\in ...
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Why should the map $-\Delta^{-1}$ be continuous?

I'm reading an article by Wei-Ming Ni about the existence of solutions for the elliptic problem $$\Delta u +|x|^\lambda |u|^\tau =0,$$ in the unit ball $\Omega$ in dimension $>2$. I'm looking for ...
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Is the number of intervals you get by slicing the closed region under a nice graph continuous from below?

Let $I$ be a closed interval in $\mathbb{R}$, and let $f:I \to \mathbb{R}$ be a bounded function, smooth except at finitely many points (piece-wise smooth). There are also only finitely many critical ...
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Classifying countable sets of weighted dots on a real line

Each dot is located on the real line and assigned a weight that can be positive or negative. A dot is equivalent to two(or more) dots located at the same place whose weights sum is equal to that of ...
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Is the following integral nonzero?

Recently I met an integral as follow: $$\int_0^{2\pi}\cdots\int_0^{2\pi}\left(\prod\limits_{1\leq ...
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Partition of Real Number [closed]

Can the set of Real numbers be partioned into two parts such that both are uncountable,dense and have empty interior and any closed interval intersects both at uncountably many points?
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For what nonnegative measures $\mu$ does $\mu*e^{-|\cdot|}\in L^{\infty}$?

I am trying to characterize all measures on $\mathbb{R}$ such that $$ \sup_{x\in\mathbb{R}} \: (\mu*f)(x)<+\infty, $$ where $f(x)$ is some specific integrable functions, such as $f(x)=e^{-|x|}$, ...
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Square root of dirac delta function

Is there a measurable function $ f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}^+ $ so that $ f*f(x)=1 $ for all $ x\in \mathbb{R} $, i.e $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(t)f(x-t) dt=1 $$ for all $ x\in \mathbb{R} $.
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Brownian motion, quadratic variation, existence of partitions?

Let $B_t$ be a standard Brownian motion. Does there with probability one exist a sequence of partitions $\{t_{k, n} : k = 0, 1, \dots, k_n\}$ $$0 = t_{0, n} < t_{1, n} < \dots < t_{k_n, n} = ...
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Convolution Integral involving an unknown function

I've got the following problem I'm working on which is related to some of my research. I am trying to solve the following equation for the function $f$. $$t^{-\alpha} \exp{ \left(- \beta x^2 t^{-2 ...
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Well-definedness on $C_{0}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$

Let $T$ be a Calderon-Zygmund operator associated to a Calderon-Zygmund kernel $K\in CZK_{\alpha}$ of order $\alpha>0$ and $b\in BMO(\mathbb{R}^{n})$. Then for $f\in C_{0}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ ...
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Uniqueness from orthogonality relation?

This question was posted yesterday on MathOverflow by Michael Smith and received a number of upvotes. I too think the question was interesting. However, for some unknown to me reasons, it has been ...
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Is the regularization of a Fourier transform unique?

The Fourier transform of the Coulomb potential $1/\vert \mathbf r \vert$ of an electric charge doesn't converge because one obtains $$F(k)=\frac {4\pi}{k} \int_0^\infty \sin(kr) dr.$$ The standard ...
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On the continuity of Riemann-Liouville integral

For a function $f:(0,1)\to\mathbb{R}$, the Riemann-Liouville integral of $f$ is defined by $$ (I^{1-\nu}f)(t):=\frac{1}{\Gamma(1-\nu)}\int_{0}^{t}\frac{f(s)}{(t-s)^{\nu}}ds, $$ where $\nu\in(0,1)$ is ...