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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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Is there an example where the error of Gauss-Laguerre quadrature does not vanish?

The $n$th Gauss-Laguerre quadrature aims to approximate integral $$\int_{\mathbb{R}_+} f(x) \exp(-x)$$ by the sum $$\sum_{i=1}^n f(x_i) w_i$$ where $x_1,...,x_n$ are the roots of the $n$th Laguerre ...
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Bound for a certain integral expression

I am working to establish an estimate in $X^{s,b}$ spaces to prove local well-posedness of a certain equation, and I need to consider some sub-cases. In particular, I wish to show that the following ...
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Does there exist a function such that $\int_{\mathbb{R}_+^{\star} } t^nf(t)dt=0$? [closed]

Let $f\in C([a,b],\mathbb{R})$ such that $\displaystyle\int_{a}^{b} t^nf(t)dt=0$ for all integer n. We know that $f\equiv 0$. It's call Hausdorff theorem. This theorem is wrong on $\mathbb{R^+}$, a ...
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Inverse of matrix-valued function

Given $c>0$. Let $\gamma_c:{\cal M}_{k \times k}^+\mapsto {\cal M}_{k \times k}^+$ is a function defined by \begin{equation} ...
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Estimating a quantity from an estimate in its integral

I am reading a paper in which the following argument is made. We have two positive real valued functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$. We know that $$\int_0^x \int_0^y f(z) \ dz \ dy \leq g(x).$$ It is then ...
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Lebesgue's integrability condition in several variables

The well known Lebesgue's condition of Riemann integrability says that a bounded function in one variable $f\colon [a,b] \to \mathbb{R}$ is Riemann integrable if and only if it is continuous almost ...
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“Values” of divergent integrals

Are there existing theories of integration in which $I_0 = \int_0^{\infty} dx$ and $I_1 = \int_0^{\infty} x \ dx$ are well-defined infinite elements in a non-archimedean extension of the reals? I can ...
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Convergence of the integral of step functions

This is a question about the proof of Lemma A in §16 of the book Functional Analysis by F. Riesz and B. Sz.-Nagy. Lemma A: For every sequence of step functions $\{\varphi_n\}$ which decreases to ...
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Is there a probability density function satisfying the following conditions?

I find myself in need of the solution of this problem in finding a probability density function. I had asked this question in Math Stack Exchange but I did not get an answer so I am posting it here. ...
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How to get an expression for this integral(Numerically/Analytically)

I have the following problem: I need to evaluate the integral $$\int_{\cos(\alpha)}^{1} P_l(t)P_{l'}(t) dt $$ for $\alpha \in [0,\pi]$ and each combination of $l$ and $l'$, where $P_l$ is the l-th ...
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Evaluation of an $n$-dimensional integral

I asked the same question on math.se but got no answer there. Since it pertains to my current research, I decided to ask here: Let $n\in 2\mathbb{N}$ be an even number. I want to evaluate $$I_n := ...
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Defining definite integral using indefinite integral.

Sometimes definite integral is defined using antiderivatives: $$\int_{a}^b{f(t)dt}=F(b)-F(a)$$ where $F$ is any continuous function such that: $$(\forall t\in[a,b]\setminus C)(F'(t) \space exists ...
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Real analytic functions

I am quite confused with some ideas regarding the Real analytic functions. Just to introduce my questions: A function $f$ is real analytic on an open set $D$ of the real line if for any $x_0\in D$ ...
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1answer
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Why can't I interchange integration and differentiation here?

I think my questions relates to this other: "counterexamples to differentiation under integral sign" In fact, it provides a counterexample Consider $f(x,y)=y^3e^{-y^2x}$ and define $F(y) ...
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About the definition of Borel and Radon measures

I am trying to understand the notion of Radon measure, but I am a little bit lost with the different conventions used in the litterature. More precisely, I have a doubt about the very definition of ...
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Is $x \, \tan(x)$ integrable in elementary functions?

I'm teaching Calculus and my students asked me to calculate the integral of $x \, \tan(x)$. I spent quite a lot of effort to do this, but I'm now even not sure if the integral could be presented in ...
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Counterexamples to differentiation under integral sign?

I'm exploring differentiation under the integral sign (I want to be much faster and more assured in doing this common task). So one thing I'm interested in is good counterexamples, where both ...
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Boundedness of Riemann-like sums on unbounded interval

Hi I am trying to find suitable conditions (integrability, growth...) on a function $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ such that: \begin{equation} \sum_{k\in\mathbb{Z}}f(kh)h= \mathcal{O}(1),\qquad h\to ...
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Question about Riemann integral and total variation [closed]

Let $g$ be Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$, $f(x)=\int_a^xg(t)dt$ for $x∈[a,b]$. How to show that the total variation of $f$ is equal to $∫_a^b|g(x)|dx$?
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On explicit eigenfunctions

Given an algebraic surface $S$ defined by an algebraic equation such as $x^{4}+2y^{4}+3z^{4}=1$, how would one find the third smallest eigenvalue $\mu_{3}$ for the differential equation $\Delta ...
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Gauge integral of the derivative of a function except on a set of measure 0.

For the entire question, the interval I am integrating over is $[0,1]$. Background: In order to exhibit an isometry from $L^2[0,1]$ into $l^2$, I need to either assume absolute continuity over some ...
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Why is differentiating mechanics and integration art?

It is often said that "Differentiation is mechanics, integration is art." We have more or less simple rules in one direction but not in the other (e.g. product rule/simple <-> integration by ...
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Why is Lebesgue integration taught using positive and negative parts of functions?

Background: When I first took measure theory/integration, I was bothered by the idea that the integral of a real-valued function w.r.t. a measure was defined first for nonnegative functions and only ...