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Properties of sup and lim inf.

Let $(a_{n})_{n \geq1}$ be a sequence of numbers such that $a_n\leq M$ for all $n \geq 1$ . Prove that $$ \lim_{n\to\infty} \inf \{a_n,a_{n+1},...\} = \sup_{n \geq1} \inf\{a_n,a_{n+1},...\} $$ ...
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Solving the Sequence of this question on Putnam Exam

Problem: Solution: Solution for 2003 A1 Putnam $ka_1 = a_1 + a_1 ... a_1 \le n \le a_1 + (a_1 + 1) + (a_1 + 1) ... (a_1 + 1)$ $= ka_1 + k - 1$ I know these then: What should I do next? Without ...
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an Integral of the gaussian

$$\int_0^{\infty } \frac{e^{-t^2} \left(-1+e^{\sqrt{t}}\right)}{2 t} \, dt$$ Please help me calculate this integral. in terms of series or other unclean solutions are fine.
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Prove that the Conjuguate gradient method converges in at most $n$ iterations

I am trying to probe this corollary in a numerical PDE book: If $A\in \mathbb{R^{n\times n}}$ is symmetric and positive definite, then for some index $m\leq n$ , the residual $r_m$ generated by the ...
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Prove that if $E(X\log X)<\infty$ then $E(\sup_n |S_n|/n)<\infty$.

This is part 2 of a two part question. In the first part, we were asked to show that if you had a non-negative sub martingale $M_n$ then $$\sup_n E(\sup_{k\leq n} M_k)\leq \sup_n 2E(M_n \log M_n)+2$$ ...
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Explanation of the formula $df^{-1} = df\circ f^{-1}.$

Can someone explain the formula (for sufficiently nice $f$), $$df^{-1} = df\circ f^{-1}$$ So far, I have tried working with the relation $df^{-1} = (df)^{-1}$ and the chain rule but I am not able to ...
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if $f(x)$ is even and can be infinitely differentiable, how about $f(\sqrt{x})$

I have a question $f(x)$ is even and can be infinitely differentiable, how about $f(\sqrt{x})$ in [0,$\infty$)? can we say that the $f(\sqrt{x})$ also can be infinitely differentiable in ...
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How (the graphic of) a $\mathcal C^1$ but not $\mathcal C^2$ function looks like

We know examples of functions (obviously we are in the context of real valued functions) which are continous but not derivable; the simplest is $x\mapsto|x|$. In particular we have a precise graphic ...
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Freely homotopic but not homotopic

I want to find a example of closed paths freely homotopic but not homotopic (I do not have many tools, like fundamental group, then has to be the simplest way possible). I thought at the following: ...
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How to build the Cauchy product of $\left(\sum_{k=0}^\infty z^k\right)\cdot\left(\sum_{k=0}^\infty k z^{k-1} \right)$?

I have to build the Cauchy-product of: $$\left(\sum_{k=0}^\infty z^k\right)\cdot\left(\sum_{k=0}^\infty k z^{k-1} \right).$$ Does anyone know how this works? Thanks.
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Convergence of a complex series

I have a question about this series: $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty \left( \frac{\sqrt{3} - i}{2} \right)^n $$ How can I show whether the series converges or not? The problem is that the root test and the ...
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$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_{n} $ diverges but $ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{a_{n}}{1+a_{n}^{2}} $ sometimes converges and sometime diverges.

Let $ \lbrace a_{n}\rbrace $ be a sequence of positive terms such that $ \sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty}a_{n} $ diverges. I am going to show that the series $$ \sum ...
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Boundary on a manifold

I was wondering how I can see if a manifold has a boundary just by looking at the surface? The thing is that I want to understand how to apply the Gauß Bonnet theorem to surfaces and there I need to ...
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Proof of the Poincare inequality for $W_0^{1,2}((a,b))$.

I have a question about an exercise for which I already have the solution, which I do not unterstand completely. Let $a, b \in \mathbb R$ with $0 < a < b$. Then we have \begin{align*} ...
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An intuitive affirmation about convex sets - normal at the boundary of a convex set

Let $\Omega_1 \subset \Omega_2$ two open bounded sets in $R^n $with $\Omega_i$, $i=1,2$ convex and with $\overline{\Omega_1} \subset \Omega_2 $. Suppose that $\partial \Omega_2$ is $C^1$. Now fix $y ...
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Parametrisation of surface

Let $K= \{ (x,y,z) \in \mathbb{R}^3 : \sqrt{x^2+y^2} \leq z,\,\, x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 1 \}$. I need a parametrisation of $K$ in order to calculate the flux of some function through $K$. I'm not sure ...
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Linear homotopy

Let $\lambda, \mu:[a,b]\longrightarrow X\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ paths such that the straight line $[\lambda(s),\mu(s)]$ lies in X for all $s\in[a,b]$. Set: $$\begin{array}{lccc} ...
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Martingal Ideas -stochastic [on hold]

. Consider the martingale $Z_{n}$ in which one doubels the bet each time until a win. Thus $Z_{n}=1-2^{n}$ for $n<T_{1}$ and $Z_{n}=1$ for $n\geq T_{1}$. Show that the inequality is an equality in ...
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Finding the value of the supremum of a set

Consider the set $S = \{x \in \mathbb R: x < \frac2x\}$. Determine the value of $sup$ $S$ (if it exists). Here is my attempt: Firstly, $S = \{x \in \mathbb R: 0 < x < \sqrt 2$ $\lor$ $x ...
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Limit of a sequence of a supremum.

Problem: Suppose that $f$ is continuous on $[a,b]$ and that $f(a)<f(b)$. Prove that there are numbers $c$ and $d$ with $a\leq c < d \leq b$ such that $f(c)=f(a)$ and $f(d)=f(b)$ and ...
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Proof of Gelfand formula for spectral radius

STATEMENT: Let $A$ be a Banach algebra, then for every $x\in A$ we have $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}||x^n||^{1/n}=r(x)$$ Proof: We know that $r(x)\leq \lim \inf_n||x^n||^{1/n}$, so it suffices to ...
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Issues proving a basis via wedge product

On a quiz I was given the problem" a series that is a basis for $[-1,1]$ is $ \sum_0^{\infty} c_n P_n $, where $ P_n $ is a polynomial and each polynomial $P_n$ is orthonormal to the others. Using the ...
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Intro. analysis - proof that $x \in N_{\epsilon}a$

Define: $$N_{\epsilon}a=\{x: |x-a|< \epsilon\}$$ Show that if $\epsilon$>0 and $|x-a|<\epsilon$ then $x \in N_{\epsilon}a$ I first note that $N_{\epsilon}a =(a-\epsilon,a+\epsilon)$ then I ...
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Bachmann's construction of the real numbers

On page 44 of this book an approach to constructing the real numbers as equivalence classes of nested rational intervals is outlined and attributed to Bachmann. The outline in the book is very ...
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Arzela-Ascoli Theorem in $L^p[0,1]$

I understand the Arzela-Ascoli for $X$, compact metric space. So when $X=L^p[0,1]$, the theorem becomes the following? If $f_n\in C(L^p[0,1],L^p[0,1])$ that is uniformly bounded and equicontinuous, ...
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An ODE inequality

Suppose $Q$ is a positive smooth function of $t$ on time interval $[0,a]$, such that $$\frac{d}{dt}Q\leq 1+Q-Q^{1+b},$$ where $b$ is a positive constant. Is it true that $Q\leq ...
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Question about computing a Complicated integral

where $\beta$ is defined like this: I'm trying to prove (2.18) but i don't know how to do, i calculated the integral but i don't find anything %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% EDIT1: ...
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is the sequence $[ne]$ convergence?

Is the sequence $a_n=[ne]$ convergence or partially convergence? ($e$ is the Euler's number and the bracket mean the integer part function.)
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How to find the norm of $ \Lambda x = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{x_n}{n\sqrt{6}}$ in $\ell^2$

Suppose that $(x_n)$ is a sequence in $\ell^2$, i.e. $\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^{\infty} x_n^2 < \infty$. Define: $$\Lambda x = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{x_n}{n\sqrt{6}}$$ Find $\| \Lambda \|_2$ ...
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Approximating solutions for the ODE $y'=\exp(y/x)$

I am currently trying to solve excercise 1-38 from Mathews and Walker. In this excercise I am asked to consider the differential equation: $$\frac{\mathrm{d}y}{\mathrm{d}x}=\exp(y/x)$$ for two ...
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Is $\|x\|^6 \sin^6 \|x\|^6$ harmonic?

Suppose the function $$ u(x)=\|x\|^6 \sin^6 \|x\|^6$$ for $x \in \mathbb{R}^d$, where $$\|x\| = \sqrt{x_1^2 + \ldots +x_d^2}.$$ How can I decide if the function $u$ is harmonic in the unit ball ...
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Simple inequality proof in analysis

Just need verification on whether my proof is valid. I couldn't find a straightforward way to prove this inequality directly, so I tried a proof by contradiction instead. The question: Let $a, b \in ...
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Continuity of a Lebesgue indefinite integral over unbounded interval

We know that if $f : [a,b] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is Lebesgue-integrable, then $$ F(x) = \int_{a}^{x} f(t) dt $$ is continuous. But if $f : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is ...
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About Lusternik-Schnirelmann category

I' studying this paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022039608003744 In page 1303-1304 they defined two functions $\phi_{\varepsilon}$ and $\beta$ But i don't understand ...
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Proof of floor function identity.

Let $f(x) = \lfloor x \rfloor$ and let $l$ be the greatest integer $\le x$ How do I prove $l + 1 > x$ I see that: $x \ge \lfloor x \rfloor = l$ No complete answers, just hints
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Covering Lemma (Folland Lemma 3.15)

Lemma 3.15 from Folland's Real Analysis: Let $\mathcal{C}$ be a collection of open balls in $\mathbb{R}^n$, and let $U = \cup_{B \in \mathcal{C}}B$. If $c < m(U)$, there exist disjoint ...
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The measurability of $f(x) = \sum_{r_n \leq x} \frac{1}{2^n}$

Let $\mathbb{Q} \cap [0,1] = \{ r_1, r_2, \ldots \}$ be an enumeration of the rationals and let $f : [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ defined by $$ f(x) = \sum_{r_n \leq x} \dfrac{1}{2^n} $$ I need to ...
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Poisson complete statistic

I have the same question as this thread, but I cannot understand the proof. The problem is, given $f(\lambda)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty g(k)\frac{(n\lambda)^k}{k!}=0,\forall\lambda>0$. How to show ...
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Prove that $\left| f'(x)\right| \leq \sqrt{2AC}$ using integration

Suppose that $f(x)$ is a $C^2$ function on $\mathbb{R}$ such that $\left| f(x) \right| \leq A$ and $\left| f''(x) \right| \leq C $ for $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Prove that $\left| f'(x)\right| \leq ...
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find angular velocity for so that: $\exp(jt) = \exp( j(3t+\pi/3) )$ [on hold]

I have a fourier series in which there are two different arguments on the exponential function: $jt$ and $j(3t+\pi/3)$ and I have to "choose" a fitting angular velocity. It it probably easy yet it ...
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Cavalieri's principle and integrals

Let $f$ be a continuous function an $[a,b]$. Let $P\subset R^2$ be the figure under the graph of $f$ and $D \subset R^3$ a solid figure obtained by rotating a plane curve around $x$-axis. Using ...
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solve this equation $1 = \left( \frac{\mu}{f} \right)^{\frac{3}{2}} \left( 1+ \frac{ \pi^2}{8} \left( \frac{kT}{\mu} \right)^2 \right)$

I am supposed to solve $1 = \left( \frac{\mu}{f} \right)^{\frac{3}{2}} \left( 1+ \frac{ \pi^2}{8} \left( \frac{kT}{\mu} \right)^2 \right)$ iteratively for $\mu$ and am supposed to get $$\mu = f ...
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Modify the Cantor pairing function

I have an infinite set of pairs $I:=\{(k,m) \mid k,m \in \mathbb{N},\quad m\geq 1, \quad 1\leq k\leq m\}$. I want to establish a bijective correspondence $\phi$ between $I$ and $\mathbb{N}$. I've ...
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Fourier transform all steps walkthrough for wave vector $k$ and $x$

Below is my walkthrough of a fourier transform. My problem is that I want to do all the similar steps for a fourier transform between position x and the wave vector k. That is working on a solution of ...
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Find $F'(t)$, where F is an integral

I need to find $F'(t)$, where $F(t)=\int_{[0,t]^2}e^{\frac{tx}{y^2}}dxdy$. My first approach: Let's observe that $\int e^{\frac{tx}{y^2}}dx=\frac{y^2}{t}e^{\frac{tx}{y^2}}+C$. So I get: ...
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is this correct that if $\frac{\partial f}{\partial y}=0$ then $f$ is independent from $y$?

Suppose that $A=\{(x,y) \in \Bbb R^2 : x> 0 $ or $ y=0 \}$ and $f:A\to \Bbb R$ is an arbitary function. Prove that If $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}=0$ then $f$ is independent from $x$ If ...
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What is the point of big Oh notation when it is used for estimation?

I'm reading a book on number theory at the moment that assumes familiarity with big Oh notation...and while I think I do understand the notation I cannot understand the point of it. For instance let ...
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Refreshing solving second order ODE

I have a boundary value problem for the following differential equation $$\frac{d^2 v}{d \chi^2} = q^2 \left( v - C \right), \; 0<\chi<S \; and \;\; v(0)=v(S)=0 $$ where $q$ and $C$ are certain ...
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Clarification from old post: Union of sigma-algebras is non sigma-algebra

I have been working on slightly different problem from one posted back in 2013 here. I followed closely the hints given by @martini there, but nevertheless I still got stuck. I am retyping the ...
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Conditions for a supremum of a set.

Suppose a function $f(x)$ is continuous on $[a, b]$ and there exists, $x_0 \in (a, b)$ such that $f(x_0) > 0$. And then define a set, $$A = \{ a \le x < x_0 \space | \space f(x) = 0 \}$$ We ...