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### Representation of an operator on a generalized eigenfunction

This is a cross-post from: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4651664/representation-of-an-operator-on-a-generalized-eigenfunction Suppose we have an (essentially) self adjoint operator $L$ ...
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### Description of $\mathcal{S}^{2}_0(\mathbb{R})$ and certain class of functions inside it

I am currently reading volume 2 of "Generalized Functions" by Gelfand and $\mathcal{S}^{2}_0(\mathbb{R})$ is defined to be the collection of $C^\infty$ functions $f$ on $\mathbb{R}$ such ...
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### Generalized functions in infinite dimensions

What theories are there for generalized functions (distributions) in infinite dimensions? In particular, suppose your "infinite dimensional manifold" is $\mathfrak{M}:=C^\infty(S^1)$. Is ...
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### Schwartz distributions, Colombeau algebra and applications

I have studied "enough" the theory of distributions , I would like to deepen some topic with applications. With some research I arrived at this book: "Geometric Theory of Generalized Functions with ...
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### Research topics in distribution theory

The theory of distributions is very interesting, and I have noticed that it has many applications especially with regard to PDEs. But what are the research topics in this theory? also in terms of ...
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### Well-posedness of heat equation with distributional right hand side

The question is about well-posedness of heat equation $$\frac{\partial\Theta}{\partial t}=\alpha^2\Delta\Theta+p(t)\delta(x-u(t))\delta(y-v(t)),~~ (x,y,t)\in\Omega\times[0,T],$$ subjected to ...
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### What are all the stationary and pointwise independent random processes?

In the 60's, I. Gel'fand introduced the concept of generalized stochastic processes (Ch. III, Vol. 4 of his work on Generalized functions). For a generalized stochastic process $\Phi$, he defines the ...
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### Initial paper of Gel'fand on Generalized Random Processes

The theory of generalized stochastic processes was introduced independently in the 50's by Ito* and Gel'fand in a short paper. The latter then developed his theory more extensively in the fourth tome ...
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### What are the Reasons for the Ambiguous Meaning of "Distribution" in Mathematics

The term "distribution" is commonly associated with statistics and, less commonly known, to generalized functions. Questions: what is known about the origin of the term in the two fields? are the ...
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### Wiener measure and Bochner Minlos

I am reading probability theory and I have a question. The Bochner-Minlos theorem roughly says that if we have $E \subset H \subset E^*$ where $H$ is a Hilbert space, then there is a unique measure ...
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### How to define a generalized differential form through its values on submanifolds

Suppose we're in $\mathbb R^n$, and we have a function on line segments ,$\omega(I)$, with values in $\mathbb R$. Give sufficient conditions for $\omega$ to be given by a generalized 1-form (that is, ...
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### Sequential continuity of linear operators

Let $u\colon L\to M$ be a linear map of locally convex linear topological vector spaces. Assume that $u$ is sequentually continuous, i.e. maps convergent sequences to convergent ones. (This notion is ...
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### base change for distributions

For distributions on smooth manifolds one can consider the push-forward which is defined for proper maps, and the pull-back which is defined under certain condition on the wave front set see ...
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