# Questions tagged [real-analysis]

Real-valued functions of real variable, analytic properties of functions and sequences, limits, continuity, smoothness of these.

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### Evaluating Shintani cone zeta functions

Hi everyone I am trying the evaluate sums of the form $$\sum_{n_1>0,n_2>0,\ldots,n_m>0} \frac{1}{\big((a_{1,1}n_1 +\ldots +a_{1,m}n_m)^k \ldots (a_{m,1}n_1+ \ldots +a_{m,m}n_m)^k\big)}$$ ...
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### Dependence of error on mesh for Riemann sums

Suppose $f$ is continuous on $[a,b]$ with $I = \int_a^b f(x)\: dx$, and for every $\epsilon > 0$ let $\delta(\epsilon)$ be the largest $\delta > 0$ such that every Riemann sum arising from a ...
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### Approximation of a Sobolev function that has vanishing trace on the reduced boundary of a Caccioppoli (i.e. finite perimeter) set

For $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ open and bounded, let $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ denote the usual Sobolev space of $L^p(\Omega)$ functions with weak partial derivatives in $L^p(\Omega)$ and $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$ ...
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### Explicit bounds for the asymptotics of oscillatory integrals

Recall the following theorem (c.f. LC Evans, M Zworski, "Lectures on semiclassical analysis", Theorem 3.15, depending on the version): Theorem: Let $\varphi: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R$ be smooth and ...
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### Why is this generality in Vitali's Lemma useful?

In Vitali's Lemma it uses outer measure rather than measure. What are some results that depend on it this theorem applying to sets with only outer measure rather than measurable sets? Vitali's Lemma: ...
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### Rolle's theorem in n dimensions

This looks like a statement from a calculus textbook, which perhaps it should be. "Rolle's theorem". Let $F\colon [a,b]\to\mathbb R^n$ be a continuous function such that $F(a)=F(b)$ and $F'(t)$ ...
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### How can we use the bounded convergence theorem in this proof of the Riesz Representation Theorem?

I'm studying the proof of the Riesz Representation Theorem as it appears in Ch. 6 of Royden's Real Analysis. When I looked on the web I noted there are a few different theorems that go by the name "...
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### Bibliography for topologies defined by a family of seminorms

Hello I am trying to learn more about Fréchet spaces (in order to study the theory of distributions) and was wondering what people thought was the best resource. Thank you very much.
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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 http://scottaaronson....
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### Text for an introductory Real Analysis course.

Any suggestions on a good text to use for teaching an introductory Real Analysis course? Specifically what have you found to be useful about the approach taken in specific texts?
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### Why do functions in complex analysis behave so well? (as opposed to functions in real analysis)

Complex analytic functions show rigid behavior while real-valued smooth functions are flexible. Why is this the case?
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### Minkowski inequality

In the Wikipedia proof of the Minkowski inequality (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minkowski_inequality), the following inequality is used: |f+g|p ≤ 2p-1(|f|p+|g|p). I was just wondering if this ...