The difference-equations tag has no usage guidance.

**2**

votes

**0**answers

38 views

### Geometric unfolding of a difference equation

Does anyone know a link to the (superb) slides of a talk given by Zeeman in 1996, I think (with same title as this question)? It used to be at www.math.utsa.edu/ecz/gu.html .

**5**

votes

**1**answer

244 views

### Derivative in terms of finite differences

Consider expanding the differentiation operator in terms of the forward difference operator as $f' = \log(1 + \Delta)f = \displaystyle \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^{n + 1}\Delta^n f}{n}$. For some ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

70 views

### Solving the difference equation $h(\vec x)\cdot A(\vec x)=\sum_{i=1}^m A(\vec x - \vec e_i)$

I am trying to solve the following difference equation:
$$h(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4) \cdot A(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4)=A(x_1-1,x_2,x_3,x_4)+A(x_1,x_2-1,x_3,x_4)+A(x_1,x_2,x_3-1,x_4)+A(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4-1)$$
with ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

21 views

### Bifurcations in flows on 2-dimensional torus

I am doing research on bifurcations which appear in flows on the
2-dimensional torus, in particular on such which do not appear in flows
on $\mathbb{R}^2$.
Can anyone provide some references on ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

301 views

### for which values of $\theta$ does this equation $x_{n+1}=\cos(\theta)x^2_{n}-\sin(\theta)x^2_{n-1}$ have bounded solutions?

I would like to investigate the global behavior of the following equation :
$$x_{n+1}=Ax^2_{n}-Bx^2_{n-1}$$
where $A(\theta)= \cos(\theta)$ and $B(\theta) =\sin(\theta)$ are nonnegative parameters ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

45 views

### Multivariate recurrence relation

Consider the recurrence relation
\begin{equation}
\mathbb{I}(m<M)[- k_{\rm on} c_{m,n} + (m+1) k_{\rm off} c_{m+1,n}] + \mathbb{I}(m>0)[-k_{\rm off} m \, c_{m,n} + k_{\rm on} c_{m-1,n} ] + ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

56 views

### Discrete “difference” equations that involve changes in both shift and scale

A standard use of the Z-transform ($F(z) = \sum_n (f[n] \cdot z^{-n} )$) is to understand the effect of a difference equation on a signal. For instance:
$y[n] = x[n] + y[n-1]$
$Y(z) = X(z) + Y(z) ...

**7**

votes

**2**answers

880 views

### Boundedness of solutions of a difference equation

Is there someone who can show me how I can prove this conjecture? Or at least show me how to do the first implication ?
Conjecture: Assume $\alpha,\beta, \lambda \in [0,\infty)$. Then every ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

109 views

### Help solving a recurrence relation

For solving a related probability problem, I need to solve the following recurrence relation:-
$q(r,b,L)=\frac{b}{r+b}q(r,b-1,L)+\sum_{k=1}^{L}\frac{r}{r+b}\times\cdots \times ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

77 views

### Rational dynamical system with nonnegative paramaters

let $A$ be a rational system of the form :$\begin{cases} x_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha_{1}}{y_{n}} \\ y_{n+1}=\frac{\alpha_{2}}{z_{n}} \\ ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

140 views

### a second order difference equation related to a real polynomials which seems to have only real roots

I am seeking solutions to the following difference equation:
$$2c_k-c_{k-1}-c_{k+1}=\ln(k+A)-\ln(k+B)$$
where $A>B>0$.
This equation is related to a real polynomial (see here) which I want to ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

170 views

### Generic way to solve f(x+1) - f(x) = g(x) when g(x) is given [closed]

All
I have been looking around for a general way to solve the problem of $f(x+1) - f(x) = g(x)$, where $g(x)$ is given. Has this problem been studied before?
If there does not exist such a general ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

250 views

### Non-linear 1st order difference equation

I have been trying to solve the following difference equation for some time now : $$u^3(n+1) = a - b\cdot u^2(n) + u^3(n), \qquad a \ne 0 \ne b$$
I have tried various substitutions, simplifications ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

214 views

### Resource on Infinite Systems of Difference Equations

I have asked this question previously at Math.stackexchange, but it seems to receive little attention there.
In my efforts (somewhere on the boundary of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

250 views

### Differential Equations vs Difference Equations

My question is:
Is there a duality between a solution of an ODE,PDE,SDE or integral equations with their analog counterpart in the discrete domain?
I mean if I know a solution to the difference ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

174 views

### Vortex equations on cylinder

Solutions to the vortex equations for a closed Riemann surface are well known (moduli space is a symmetric power). What do we know about solutions on surfaces with boundary or non compact surfaces? In ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

204 views

### nonlinear delay differential equation

Consider the delay differential equation:
$ y_x(x) = \sqrt{y(x-\bar{x})} $
where $y$ is the unknown function of $x$, and where $\bar{x}$ is a fixed parameter.
This equation does not seem to have a ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

328 views

### delay differential equation

I'm looking for exact solutions, if such exist, for the following non-linear delay differential equation (DDE):
$ y_x(x) = A y(x-1)^a $
where $ 0 < a < 1 $ and $ A > 0 $ are given ...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

489 views

### Is exponent of discrete-analytic function also discrete-analytic?

Lets define a discrete analytic function such a function that is equal to its Newton series:
$$f(x) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k f\left (0\right)$$
Is function $g(x)=e^{f(x)}$ also ...

**0**

votes

**4**answers

793 views

### What are other applications of difference equations in other branches of mathematics ?

What are some of interesting results that arise from using difference equations in number theory , Combinatorics or any other field ?

**3**

votes

**0**answers

122 views

### Are there existing resources on modular-esque recurrence relations?

Does anyone know where I would be able to get information on analyzing a class of polynomial recurrence relations of a form like this?
$\begin{align*}
f_{n,k}(x) & ...

**12**

votes

**1**answer

705 views

### Why is there no formula for partial sums of some simple series?

I'm pretty sure that the sequences like $F_n=\sum_{k=1}^n \frac 1k$ are not traces of elementary functions on positive integers (take any reasonable definition of "elementary" you want, just make sure ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

282 views

### Difference equation $A(n,x)=p(x)A(n-1,x-1)+q(x)A(n-1,x)$

I asked this question on MSE, but didn't get enough information. If it is a violation of some norms, let me know, I'll delete it.
I'm having problem solving this difference equation. Initially I ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

254 views

### Extension of polynomial functions

Let $P$ be an interval in $\mathbf{R}$, $n \in \mathbf{N}$. Assume that a function $f: P \rightarrow \mathbf{R}$ satisfies $\Delta^{n+1}_h f(x)=0$ for every $x \in P$ and every $h>0$ such that ...

**8**

votes

**0**answers

997 views

### Are these two functions equal?

The question here is sparked by the discussion inside this question about indefinite sum(antidifference) of tan(x).
A proposed solution was a function
$$f_1(x)=ix-\psi _{e^{2 ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

581 views

### Discrete-analytic functions

I do not know if such concept already exists but lets consider functions which are equal to its Newton series.
We know that functions which are equal to their Taylor series are called analytic, so ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

174 views

### Is there a solution/approximation for the non-linear difference equation $c_n = c_{n-1}+c_{\lceil \alpha n \rceil}$, where $0 < \alpha < 1$?

Is there a solution/approximation for the non-linear difference equation $c_n = c_{n-1}+c_{\lceil \alpha n \rceil}$, where $0 < \alpha < 1$?

**13**

votes

**4**answers

1k views

### Shannon's communication paper and finite differences

In Shannon's 1948 paper "A Mathematical Theory of Communication", early on he derives the equation $$N(t)=N(t-t_1)+N(t-t_2)+\ldots+N(t-t_n).$$
He then says "according to a well-known result in finite ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

363 views

### Smooth and analytic structures on low dimensional euclidian spaces

So it is relatively easy to show that there exists only one smooth structure on
the real line $\mathbb{R}$. So here are 2 natural questions:
Q1: Up to equivalence, is there only one real analytic ...

**5**

votes

**0**answers

267 views

### When does a triangle of numbers have a zero row sum?

Suppose we have a triangle of numbers defined by the recurrence relation
$$\left| n \atop k \right| = f(n,k) \left| n-1 \atop k \right| +g(n,k) \left| n-1 \atop k-1 \right| + [n=k=0],$$
for some ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

239 views

### A second order non-linear difference equations

I am trying to explicitly solve [ if possible and if the solution exists ] a second order non-linear difference equation of the form :
$ a _ {n+2} ^2 + a_{n} ^2 + K = \lambda a_{n+1} $, where K ...

**6**

votes

**4**answers

1k views

### Laplace's summation formula

I recently came across the following formula, which is apparently known as Laplace's summation formula:
$$\int_a^b f(x) dx = \sum_{k=a}^{b-1} f(k) + \frac{1}{2} \left(f(b) - f(a)\right) - ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

365 views

### Can any antidifference (indefinite sum) of a function be expressed in elementary functions and generalized polygamma function if its integral can be expressed in elementary functions?

If the integral or multiplicative integral of a function can be expressed with elementary functions, does it mean its indefinite sum (antidifference) or indefinite product respectively can be ...

**9**

votes

**3**answers

1k views

### Solving a general two-term combinatorial recurrence relation

What is known about explicit (not necessarily closed-form) solutions to the recurrence
$$R^n_k= (\alpha n) R^{n-1}_k + (\alpha' n + \beta' k) R^{n-1} _{k-1},$$
with initial condition $R_0^0 = 1$ and ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

189 views

### Elementary proof of bounds on discrete derivative applied to $(1+n)^s$

I would like to show that for $s \in \mathbb{R}$ and a nonnegative integer $k$
$$
\triangle^k ((1+n)^s) \lesssim (1+|n|)^{s-k}
$$
where $\triangle$ is the discrete derivative, i.e. $\triangle^1 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

2k views

### Solving partial difference equation

I am trying to solve the following partial difference equation:
$$A_k^{n+1}=(k+1)A_{k+1}^n+(n+2-k)A_{k-1}^n $$
with initial condition:
$$\begin{cases} A_0^0&=1\\ A_1^0&=1 \end{cases}$$
I ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

314 views

### [Numerical Mathemtics] How to solve hexagonal central differences

I want to simulate a 2d linear wave equation on a circle ($\displaystyle\frac{\partial^2 z(x,y,t)}{\partial t^2}=v^2\cdot\left(\displaystyle\frac{\partial^2 z(x,y,t)}{\partial ...

**8**

votes

**5**answers

3k views

### Discrete version of Ito's lemma

Could anyone give me some references where I could find
(a) discrete version(s) of Ito's lemma
(b) a proof how it converges to the continuous form in the limit
(c) its usage within stochastic ...

**12**

votes

**3**answers

854 views

### Are there any nonlinear solutions to $f(x+1) - f(x) = f'(x)$?

Are there any nonlinear solutions to $f(x+1) - f(x) = f'(x)$?
(Asked by bcross at math.iuiui.edu on the Q&A board at JMM.)