# 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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### Hanner's inequalities: the intuition behind them

Hanner's inequalities in the theory of $L^p$ spaces (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanner's_inequalities) look hard to come-up with at the first glance. Their proof (say, the one in Lieb & Loss ...
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### Inverse function theorem for DC-functions

I would like to have an inverse (or/and) implicite function theorem for DC-functions. It seems that I have right definitions, but I fail to prove it... Definitions: Let $h:\mathbb R^n\to\mathbb R$ ...
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### A problem regarding definition of p-norm [closed]

Let ${\bf x}=(x_1,...,x_n)$, the p-norm of x is $(|x_1|^p+...+|x_n|^p)^{1/p}$. If one of the components of x is 0, there will be exponential of the form $0^p$. If p is an irrational, $x^p$ is only ...
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### Real analysis has no applications?

I'm teaching an undergrad course in real analysis this Fall and we are using the text "Real Mathematical Analysis" by Charles Pugh. On the back it states that real analysis involves no "applications ...
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### Looking for an interesting problem/riddle involving triple integrals.

Does anyone know some good problem in real analysis, the solution of which involves triple integrals, and which is suitable for second semester Analysis students? Thanks!
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### “exchange” of real analyticity and integration

Sorry for the impreciseness of the title. It is merely meant for an analogy. Exchange of limiting operations and integrations are basically derived from Lebesgue's dominated convergence theorem. For ...
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### Cardinality of Equivalence Classes of Cauchy Sequences

What's the cardinality of a single equivalence class of Cauchy sequences in ℚ? To clarify, I'm not asking for the cardinality of the real numbers, but for the cardinality of the set of Cauchy ...
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### How can I measure the Morse index in infinite dimensions?

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\mathbb R$, and $a: V\otimes V\to \mathbb R$ a symmetric bilinear pairing. Recall that the Morse index of $a$ is the maximal dimension of any subspace $V_- \subseteq V$...
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### Splitting a space into positive and negative parts

Let $V$ be a vector space over $\mathbb R$. A symmetric bilinear pairing on $V$ is a linear map $a: V\otimes V \to \mathbb R$. Because $\mathbb R$ is characteristic not-two, I will freely confuse ...
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### Decomposition of Hölder continuous functions

Let $\alpha\in(0,1)$ and $\eta\in\Lambda_0^\alpha(\mathbb{R})$ be a compactly supported Hölder continuous function of order $\alpha$. I would like to show that, for any $n\in\mathbb{N}$, it is ...
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### Which is the correct ring of functions for a topological space?

There is a fact that I should have learned a long time ago, but never did; I was reminded that I did not know the answer by Qiaochu's excellent series of posts, the most recent of which is this one. ...
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### Integrability of derivatives

Is there a (preferably simple) example of a function $f:(a,b)\to \mathbb{R}$ which is everywhere differentiable, such that $f'$ is not Riemann integrable? I ask for pedagogical reasons. Results in ...
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### Asymptotically multiplicative functions and matrices

Hi, Let $\mathbb{N}_{cop}^2$ denote the set of all pairs of coprime natural numbers. A function $f:\mathbb{C}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}$ is called asymptotically multiplicative, iff \$\epsilon_{m,n}:=f(mn)...
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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....