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Convergence of the Double Integral of a Polynomial Reciprocal

Let $f \in \mathbb{R}[x,y]$ be a polynomial satisfying the following conditions: (i) $f(\mathbb{R}^2) \subset [a,\infty)$ where $a>0$; (ii) $f$ is non-degenerate, in the sense that there isn't a ...
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The intersection of $n$ cylinders in $3$-dimensional space

A standard question in vector calculus is to calculate the volume of the shape carved out by the intersection of $2$ or $3$ perpendicular cylinders of radius $1$ in three dimensional space. Such ...
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Asymptotic value of a multivariate integral

The following question is a simple case of a type of problem that occurs in combinatorial enumeration problems. Define $$F(x_1,\ldots,x_n) = \frac{1}{(2\pi)^{n/2}}\exp\biggl( -\frac12\sum_{j=1}^n ...
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What's the asymptotic behavior of this function at large distance? [closed]

This question is based on some Physics motivation. Define a distance function $f(\mathbf{r})=\int_{\Omega }d^2k\int_{\Omega }d^2q \cos[(\mathbf{k}-\mathbf{q})\cdot\mathbf{r}]$, where ...
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Terminology for sequences/functions that approach each other

What do I call two sequences $a, b$ such that $\lim_{n\to\infty} |a_n - b_n| = 0$? Or what do I call two functions $f, g$ such that $\lim_{x\to c} |f(x) - g(x)| = 0$? (For my purposes, these are ...
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Boundedness of an Oscillating Integral

Let $g(x):\mathbb{R}_{\geq0}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be real analytic s.t. $g(0)\neq 0$ and $g(x)=O(x^{-2})$ as $x\rightarrow\infty$. I think the following integral should be bounded as ...
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Limit of functions and asymptotic behaviour

Let us consider a sequence $(p_l)_l$ of polynomials on $[0,1]$ that converge uniformely, as $l\to \infty$, to a function $f$ defined on $[0,1]$. I denote the polynomials $p_l(t) = \sum_{k=0}^{m(l)} ...
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Asymptotics of a Selberg-type integral

Let $\Delta(s_1,s_2,\ldots,s_n) = \prod_{i<j}(s_i-s_j)^2$. Is there a standard way to estimate the decay of the Selberg-type integral $$ \frac{1}{n!^2}\int_0^1 \int_0^1\cdots\int_0^1 ...
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2answers
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Asymptotic difference between a function and its “binomial average”

(I posted this question on Math.SE a few weeks ago. I got a few comments, but nothing definite, and so I thought I would try MO.) The origin of this question is the identity $$\sum_{k=0}^n ...
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“Closed-form” functions with half-exponential growth

Let's call a function f:N→N half-exponential if there exist constants 1<c<d such that for all sufficiently large n, cn < f(f(n)) < dn. Then my question is this: can we prove that no ...
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The non-convergence of f(f(x))=exp(x)-1 and labeled rooted trees

This question is closely related to MO f(f(x))=exp(x)-1 and other functions “just in the middle” between linear and exponential. Consider $e^{e^x-1}$, this is the generating function of the Bell ...
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Sharp upper bounds for sums of the form $\sum_{p \mid k} \frac{1}{p+1}$

Are there known sharp upper bounds (in terms of $k$ or $\omega(k)$, the number of distinct prime divisors of $k$) for sums of the form $\sum_{p \mid k} \frac{1}{p+1}$ for $k > 1$ subject to the ...
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f(f(x))=exp(x)-1 and other functions “just in the middle” between linear and exponential.

The question is about the function f(x) so that f(f(x))=exp (x)-1. The question is open ended and it was discussed quite recently in the comment thread in Aaronson's blog here ...