The tag has no usage guidance.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-2
votes
0answers
94 views

Techniques to solve logarithmic functional equations [on hold]

I would like to solve this logarithmic functional equation, but cannot find a standard technique: $$f(f(x)) = log(x)$$
-5
votes
0answers
31 views

How to calculate how much more wins to get a certain winrate? [closed]

I have two values, wins and total games played. To calculate the win rate I use the normal «formula»: wins/totalGamesPlayed*100; But let's say I have 21 wins ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

Inequality on the trace of the resolvent of a matrix

For a (random) hermitian matrix $M$ and a complex $z$, it is well known that $$ \left| \int_{\mathbb{R}} \frac{1}{z-x} \text{d}\mu_M(x) \right| = \left| \frac{1}{n} \text{Tr} (z-M)^{-1} \right| \leq ...
7
votes
2answers
148 views

Characterizing when matrices are 'dissipative'

An $n$ by $n$ matrix A is said to be dissipative with respect to a norm $\|\cdot \|$ if for all $x$ and $t\geq 0$, we have $\|e^{At}x\|\leq\|x\|$. Two matrices $A$ and $B$ are said to be jointly ...
-1
votes
0answers
13 views

Characterization of Rate Distortion Function (minimization of functional over probability mass function)

I am reading the book from T. Cover, Elements of Information Theory and found the equation 10.117 - Functional of the Rate Distortion Function. The functional is: $J(q) = \sum_{x} \sum_{\hat x} ...
4
votes
1answer
166 views

Cauchy-like functional equation $f(h(y)x+y)=g(y)f(x)+f(y)$

I am looking for the solution to the following two variable functional equation: (*) $f(h(y)\cdot x+y)= g(y)f(x)+f(y)$ where: $h$ is some given continuous function, $f, g,$ unknown functions on ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

Homomorphic Commutator? Equation

So I was considering the following functional equation: Given $H :\Bbb{C}^2 \rightarrow \Bbb{C} $ find $\theta: \Bbb{C}^2 \rightarrow \Bbb{C}$ such that $$ \theta(H(a,b), H(c,d)) = H(\theta(a,c), ...
5
votes
0answers
90 views

Functions on [0,1] with positive fractional series coefficients and symmetric under x->1-x

Suppose a function $g(x)$ has a convergent power series expansion with real (not necessarily integer or rational) exponents on $[0,1]$ of the form $$ g(x)=\frac{1}{x^\delta}(1+\sum_{i=1}^\infty c_i ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

Existence of a solution to $xf(x) = \int_0^1 k(x,y) yf(y) dy$

Crosspost - I asked very similar question on math.sx. Let $X = (0,1)\times (0,1)$ and $k\colon X \to \mathbb{R}$ be a Lebesgue measurable non-negative function such that $$ \int_0^1 k(x,y) dy = ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

Energy Oscillations in a One Dimensional Crystal

Good day! Can anyone help me find articles on similar topics "Energy Oscillations in a One Dimensional Crystal" (I have links to one article on this subject)? article, that I have Especially ...
2
votes
1answer
190 views

Survey on functional equations and inequalities

Where can I find a comprehensive survey monograph on functional equations and inequalities from sketch to current research trends with some focus on applications (both inside and outside mathematics)? ...
1
vote
0answers
118 views

Distributive law between Kleisli triples

A distributive law of a monad $S$ over a monad $T$ is a natural transformation $l : T S \to S T$ such that: $l \circ T \eta^S = \eta^S T$ $l \circ \eta^T S = S \eta^T$ $\mu^S T \circ S l \circ l S = ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

Functions with special separability

Suppose we have differentiable functions $F$, $f_1, \dots, f_n$, and $g_1, \dots, g_n$ satisfy the following relation $$ F(x+y) = \sum_{i=1}^n f_i(x) g_i(y).$$ What are the possible forms of $F$?
0
votes
1answer
84 views

Uniqueness of solutions of functional equations [closed]

A solution to $f(2x)=\alpha f(x)$ with a boundary condition $f(\beta) = \beta$ is $$ f(x) = \left( \frac{\beta}{\alpha^{\log_2 \beta}} \right) \alpha^{\log_2 x}. $$ Do we know whether or not the ...
3
votes
1answer
155 views

Existence of solution for this set of polynomial equations

We are given a number $n$ and a vector $p=(p_1,p_2,\ldots,p_r)$, where $$p_1\geq p_2 \geq \ldots \geq p_r > 0 ; \ \ \ \ \sum_{i\in [r]} p_i \leq 1$$ I'm interested in proving that a solution for ...
5
votes
2answers
326 views

Does this equation has a closed-form solution for $t$? ($(1-p)\sum_{i=0}^{n}t^i = p\sum_{i=0}^{n}(1-t)^i)$)

We are given $n\in \mathbb N^+$ and $p\in[\frac{1}{2},\frac{n+1}{n+2}]$. Our goal is to find $t\in[0,1]$ such that $$(1-p)\sum_{i=0}^{n}t^i = p\sum_{i=0}^{n}(1-t)^i$$ Is there a closed-form ...
3
votes
2answers
332 views

Consistent price index

This question came out of a discussion with a colleague from economics about price indices. Here is MattF's formulation of the question which differs somehow from the original problem. Let ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

Counterexample for the Generalized Associativity Equation

The Generalized Associativity Equation is given by $$ F(G(x,y),z)=K(x,H(y,z)),$$ where the functions $F,G,H$ and $K$ are all from $\mathbb{R}^2$ to $\mathbb{R}$. In his book "Lectures on Functional ...
4
votes
0answers
68 views

Archimedean $\varepsilon$-factors

Let $K$ be either $\bf R$ or $\bf C$. Let $p$ and $q$ be integers with $p \leq -1$, $q \geq 0$, and $p+q=-1$. Consider the Hodge structure $M = M(p,q)$ over $K$ with coefficients in $\bf R$, defined ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Family of (Cumulative Distribution) Functions

I'm looking for a 2 (or more)-parameter family of functions $F$ with the following properties: For each $f \in F$, $f(0)=0$, $f(1)=1$, and $f$ is (weakly) increasing. $F$ is closed under products. ...
2
votes
0answers
168 views

Solve this functional equation with respect to $f$

Let $v\not= 1$ be a real number. Let $f(s)$ be real analytic on an open interval containing $v$ and $1$, with a zero of order $m\ge 1$ at $s=1$. My question is: Can we solve this functional equation ...
2
votes
1answer
337 views

A functional inequality

$g:[0,1]\to[0,1]$ continuously differentiable and increasing such that for all integers $t>0$ and for all $r\in(0,1)$, $g(r^{t+1})>g(r)\cdot g(r^t)$. Does this imply that for all ...
0
votes
2answers
155 views

Solving a functional equation

I would like to consider the following simple problem. I want to find two functions $f,g : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ such that, being given a collection $(h_v)_{v\in V}$ of real functions indexed by ...
4
votes
1answer
404 views

solution of functional equation $f^{\circ k}(x) = x$

The equation $f^{\circ k}(x) = \mathrm{Id}$ for $x\in E$ is called the Babbage equation and the general solution is given in the following way [M. Kuczma, Functional equations in a single variable]: ...
5
votes
2answers
221 views

General additive function of probability

Let $H$ be a function of finite sequences of probabilities (non-negative numbers summing up to 1) into real numbers, such that: $H$ is continuous, $H$ is symmetric w.r.t. the order of its arguments, ...
2
votes
0answers
125 views

A $GL_1$ Voronoi formula

I want a functional equation for the function defined by the Dirichlet series, $$ D(s,a/q)= \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{e^{2\pi i n a/q}}{n^s}. $$ which sends $s$ to $1-s$ and preferably sends $a$ to ...
0
votes
1answer
267 views

Is there any mathematical study about |a-b|=f(|g(a)-g(b)|)? or does there exist f() and g() satisfy this equation? [closed]

The problem is just as the title. It is clear that the linear function $f(x)=kx$ and $g(x)=(1/k)x$ can meet it. Is there any other function pairs f(x) and g(x) can meet this equation? or the equation ...
11
votes
4answers
636 views

Relating the roots of polynomials to the solution sets of certain functional equations

Consider a functional equation of the following form: $$\sum_{k=0}^n a_k\,\underbrace{f(f(\cdots f}_{k}(x)\cdots )=0\quad \big(f:\,\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R},\;a_i\in ...
1
vote
2answers
184 views

Unusual Differential Equation for CDF

Consider the following differential equation $$F(cx) = F(x) + x F'(x)$$ for $c>1$. Does this differential equation belong to a some well known class? Is there a way to find all the solutions ...
1
vote
1answer
184 views

How to solve for the nonlinear functional equation? [closed]

I got a nonlinear functional equation like: $f(x) = g(x) + h(f(Ax))$, where $A$ is a constant, $x$ is a scalar, $g()$ and $h()$ are given. The objective is to solve for the expression of $f(x)$. ...
2
votes
1answer
119 views

A Recursive Maximization Problem

Let $A\ge B>0$ be real constants. I say that a function $f:[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$ satisfies the $(A,B)$-condition if for all $p\in [0,1]$, the expression $$q(A-Bp-Bf(q))$$ is maximized (not ...
0
votes
1answer
246 views

An Integral Functional Equation

Let $f$ be a non-negative function supported and integrable on the positive real axis, such that $$\int_0^\infty f(x+y)p(y) dy = c[p] f(x), $$ where $c[p]$ a number (functional) dependent on function ...
4
votes
1answer
469 views

A Differential Equation with Nested Functions

This was posted to Math Stackexchange, but got no useful answers, and the more I think about it, the harder it seems. I would like to know whether there exists a differentiable function from the ...
2
votes
0answers
112 views

A Convolution Integral Equation

Is there any close-form solution for a function $f(t)$ satisfied the below equation: $f(t)=g(t)+\frac{1}{t^2}(h(t)*f(t))$. Operator $*$ is convolution integral, and $g(t)$ and $h(t)$ are known ...
2
votes
0answers
343 views

The functional equation of Hofstadter's Q sequence

Hofstadter's Q sequence is defined by $Q(1) = Q(2) = 1$ and $Q(n) = Q(n-Q(n-1)) + Q(n-Q(n-2))$ for $n \geq 3$. So far hardly anything on this sequence has been proved -- not even that $Q(n)$ is ...
2
votes
2answers
372 views

Functional equations

What are the general solutions of the functional equations? $$ f(x,y)+f(y,z)=\frac{1}{f(x,z)} $$ $$ f(x,y)f(y,z)f(x,z)=1 $$
0
votes
1answer
246 views

Some functional equations in two variables

I have two questions. i) Does there exist a function $\varphi:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ for which the functional equation $$ |f(x)-f(y)|=\frac{1}{|\varphi(x)-\varphi(y)|} $$ has a solution ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

Is still it weakly continuous ?

If $\{u_n\}$ is bounded in $H$(real Hilbert space)with inner product such that $(\cdot,\cdot)$, then ${\|u_n\|^2u_n}$ is bounded also. Passing a subsequence, one has that $\{\|u_n\|^2u_n\}$ converges ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Solving Multivariate and multi power Equations

There are 84 equations, $r-A_DD^5-5A_DD^4D_i-(a_{d_i}+2b_{d_i}D_i)+(1-\alpha)\lambda_i=0,$ $A_L/L-r-(A_L/L^2)L_i-(a_{l_i}+2b_{l_i}L_i)-\lambda_i=0,$ $(1-\alpha)D_i-L_i=0$ where $i=1,\cdots,28$, ...
11
votes
2answers
499 views

Series defined by a fixed-point functional equation

Description I my work, I met fixed-point functional equations of a very specific form. Since I am not expert in the domain of functional equations, I have not pushed the study of these very far. Here ...
2
votes
0answers
154 views

Critical case linear autonomous functional differential equation

I am looking for asymptotic ($t\to\infty$) behavior of the general solution $g(t)$ to a following linear functional differential equation $$ \text{(1)} \quad\quad\quad g'(t)-g'(t-T)=-g(t) $$ with ...
27
votes
3answers
973 views

Rational functions with a common iterate

Let $f$ and $g$ be two rational functions. To avoid trivialities, we suppose that their degrees are at least $2$. We say that they have a common iterate if $f^m=g^n$ for some positive integers $m,n$, ...
5
votes
1answer
363 views

Hahn-Banach theorem with real extended valued function

Hello to everyone, My problem is the following: I have this version of the Hahn-Banach theorem: Let V be a vector space and let $p:V\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be any convex function. Let $W$ be a vector ...
0
votes
3answers
185 views

References for functional equations in more general settings than the reals

Hi there - I'm Manny, a soon to be MSC thesist. I'm looking for a subject to write my thesis about - and recently I was caught by functional differential equations. Is there any neat reference for ...
2
votes
2answers
991 views

Techniques to solve equations involving a definite integral [closed]

Are there any well known techniques to solve a problem of the following form: $$\int_a^b f(x,\alpha) dx = g(\alpha),$$ where $a,b\in\mathbb{R}$ are fixed, $f$ and $g$ are known functions, ...
9
votes
2answers
903 views

Which trigonometric identities involve trigonometric functions?

Another question that's getting no answers on stackexchange: Once upon a time, when Wikipedia was only three-and-a-half years old and most people didn't know what it was, the article titled ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Finding f such that f(f(x))=g(x) given g

Suppose $g(x)$ is a smooth increasing function defined for $x \ge 0$ such that $g(x) \ge x$ for all $x$. Does there exist a function $f$ with similar properties such that $f(f(x))=g(x)$ for all $x \ge ...
2
votes
2answers
371 views

solvability of an elementary functional equation

Is there some other way to characterize the functions $f:\mathbb Z\times \mathbb Z\to \mathbb Z$ which are expressible as $$f(x,y)=g(x)+g(y)-g(x+y)$$ for some $g:\mathbb Z\to\mathbb Z$? Easy facts: ...
11
votes
1answer
3k views

Are there any non-linear solutions of Cauchy's equation ($f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y)$) without assuming the Axiom of Choice?

Let $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be s.t. $f(x+y) = f(x) + f(y), \ \forall x, y$ It is quite obvious that this implies $f(cx)=cx$ for all $c \in \mathbb{Z}$ and even further: $\forall c \in ...
3
votes
1answer
724 views

Restriction of a linear functional equation to surface of a sphere

Let $f_i : R \rightarrow R$ and $g_j: R \rightarrow R$ be unknown functions, for $i = 1, \cdots, N$ and $j = 1, \cdots, K$. Let $A$ be a $K \times N$ matrix whose columns are unit-length vectors ...