# Questions tagged [ca.classical-analysis-and-odes]

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### A differential inequality involving gradient and laplacian

Let $V:\mathbb{R}^{n}\to\mathbb{R}$ smooth, such that $\lim_{|x|\to\infty}V(x)=+\infty$. What are conditions on $V$ that guarantee the existence of a function $U:\mathbb{R}^{n}\to\mathbb{R}$ such that ...
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### Tightness of matrix hypergeometric bound

In Ratnarajah–Vaillancourt–Alvo (link), the authors write (on pg 3) that the following inequality for the Hypergeometric function of matrix argument holds: $${}_0F_1(b; X) < {}_0F_0(X/b)$$ where $b$...
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### Brachistochrone for a rolling sphere with slippage

I was recently looking into generalisations of the brachistochrone problem: for example, in this article the authors study the brachistochrone with Amontons-Coulomb friction where a bead slides along ...
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### Bounds for associated Legendre polynomials

I am trying to analyze the behaviour of the Associated Legendre polynomials $P_{n}^{m}$ on $[0,1]$. More specifically, I am trying to get upper bounds for $P_{n}^{m}$ on $[0,1]$. Bernstein's ...
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### Opers and global differential operators

This is a follow up question to a previous question of mine and my thought of answer to it. Given a (compact) Riemann surface $\Sigma$, a $SL(n,\mathbb{C})$-oper is a rank $n$ holomorphic vector ...
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### Are there extensions of Hilb's and Laplace's formulas to Jacobi polynomials with $\alpha,\beta\le-1$?

In Szegő's Orthogonal Polynomials book, he gives two interesting asymptotic formulas for Jacobi polynomials with $\alpha,\beta>-1$. The first (Theorem 8.21.12, page 197 is a generalization of Hilb'...
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### Do infinitely nested radicals have any applications?

There is a simple necessary and sufficient condition for a continued radical of the form $\sqrt{a_1 + \sqrt{a_2 + \dotsc}}$ to converge (where all terms $a_1, a_2$ etc. are nonnegative). Namely, that ...
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### A second order nonlinear ODE

In my research (in differential geometry) I recently came across the following nonlinear second order ode: $$\frac{f''(x)}{f'(x)}-\frac{2}{x}+\frac{f'(x)+1}{2f(x)-x-1}+\frac{f'(x)-1}{2f(x)+x}=0$$ It ...
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### Analysis of solutions to a nonlinear ODE

Consider the following ODEs: $\phi^2=\phi''\sqrt{1-\phi'^2}$, or $\phi^2=-\phi''\sqrt{1-\phi'^2}$. Is there any theory (e.g. comparison theorems) which analyzes solutions of the above ODEs? I am only ...
Let $A\in M(n,\mathbb{R})$ be an invertible matrix. Consider the (real) eigenvalues $\lambda_1,\cdots,\lambda_n$, in increasing order, of the positive-definite symmetric matrix $A^t A$. We shall ...