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Approximating $C^2$ functions with compactly supported $C^2$ functions

Let $C^2$ be the space of twice-continuously differentiable functions from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}$ and $C^2_K$ be the subset of functions in $C^2$ with compact support (that are zero outside ...
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Why is this number so close to $1$?

The only positive solution of the equation $\sin (\tan x) = x$ is at a number $a = 0.999906...$. Is it a coincidence that the number $a$ is so close to $1$, or is there a conceptual explanation? It ...
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Find an upper bound on the absolute error of 3.141 as an approximation to π

Q: Find an upper bound on the absolute error of 3.141 as an approximation to π I have no idea what to do... :( What I know: absolute error = real value - approximate value Help :)
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Approximating a piecewise algebraic polynomial

Let $f \in L_{\infty}[-\pi, \pi] $ with $|f|_\infty \leq 1$ be a piecewise algebraic polynomial $$f(t)=\sum_{k=1}^{M}P_k(t) \chi_{(t_k,t_{k+1}]}(t) , -\pi<t_1<...<t_{M+1}<\pi $$ So that ...
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On finding polynomials that approximate a function and its derivative (extensions of Stone-Weierstrass?)

The Stone-Weierstrass Theorem tells us that we can approximate any continuous $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ arbitrary well on a compact subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ by some polynomial. Suppose that $f$ is ...
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Can we get an analytical solution to this equation involving the Lambert W function?

Can we get an analytical solution to the variable $t$: $$H\left(1+W\left(A\exp\left(Bt\right)\right)\right)=1+W\left(X\exp\left(Yt+Z\right)\right)$$ $W(x)$ is the Lambert W function.$A$ $B$ $X$ $Y$ ...
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a question on decreasing sequence of subspaces II

This is related to this question see here Let $V= \mathbb{Q}^{\mathbb{Z}}$, considered as an infinite dimensional linear space over $\mathbb{Q}$. And assume $W=\mathbb{Q}^F$ is a finite dimensional ...
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a question on decreasing sequence of subspaces

Let $V$ to be an infinite dimensional linear space over some field $k$. (you can take $k=\mathbb{C}$, or further assume $V$ is a complex Hilbert space). And assume $W$ is a finite dimensional ...
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Prove approximation given by the physicist Max Born

In an old book about optics, I have found a nice approximation, that for large l one has: $$P_l(\cos(\theta)) \sim \sqrt{\frac{2}{l \pi \sin(\theta)}} \sin \left((l+\frac{1}{2}) \theta + ...
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I know what I need to do but dont know how to apply: the question related to The first order approximation theorem

$\mathbf{Question:}$ Prove that $\displaystyle \lim_{(x,y)\to (0,0)} \dfrac{\sin(2x+2y)-2x-2y}{\sqrt{x^{2}+y^{2}}}=0$ $\mathbf{My\ ideas:}$ I will use the First Order Approximation Theorem. But ...
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Verifing the solution

$\mathbf{Question:}$ Let $f(x,y)=e^{\sin(x-y)}$ for $(x,y)\in \Bbb R^2$ Find the affine function that is a first order approximation to the function $f$ at the point $(0,0)$ $\mathbf{Answer:}$ ...
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Does this ODE have an exact or well-established approximate analytical solution?

The equation looks like this: $$\frac{\mathrm{d}y}{\mathrm{d}t} = A + B\sin\omega t - C y^n,$$ where $A$, $B$, $C$ are positive constants, and $n\ge1$ is an integer. Actually I am mainly concerned ...
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Newton-Raphson in $\mathbb{R}^n$

Let $U\in\mathbb{R}^n$ be open and $f:U\to\mathbb{R}^n$ be a $\mathcal{C}^1$ map. $\exists p\in U$ such that $\;f(p) = 0$ and $Df_{|p}$ is invertible. Define $\phi(x)= x-(Df_{|x})^{-1}f(x)$, show ...
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Complete normed vector space

I came across this question and was not sure how to proceed. Is the normed vector space of all polynomial functions on [0,1] complete with respect to the infinity norm? Thank you
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Continuation of smooth functions on the bounded domain

Given a bounded domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ and a smooth function $f$ with bounded derivatives on $\Omega$, is it possible to extend $f$ to $\tilde{f} : \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ such that ...
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Smooth Approximation of $L^p$ function

Given a bounded domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, is it possible to approximate every $L^p(\Omega)$ function (where $1\leq p < \infty$) by smooth functions $\mathit{C}^{\infty}$ ?
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Approximation related to resonance

Can someone help me with this problem. We have $$x(t)=N \sin (w_{0} t)+\frac{w_0}{w_1}e^{\frac{-t}{T}}\sin (w_{1}t)$$ and $w_1=(1+\frac{\delta_1}{N^2})w_0$ for some $|\delta_1|\leq 1$. I need to ...
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Why is integer approximation of a function interesting?

I have recently learnt the following result: Let $g \in \mathbb{R}[x]$ be a polynomial with $g(0) = 0$. Then, for any $\varepsilon > 0$, the set of positive integers $n$, such that $g(n)$ is ...
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Discrete approximation - exponential function and integrals

Let $f$ be a complex-valued continuous function on $\mathbb{R}_+$ with compact support and let $g, h$ be two complex-valued continuous functions on $\mathbb{R}_+$ such that $g$ is bounded and ...
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Even integer approximations to multiples of pi

I admit that I'm probably out of my depth with this question, but I can't help but feel curious. I wanted to show that, in the sequence $\{\sin(n)\}$, there is never a largest term (the sequence ...
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Approximate continous function with linear growth condition by Lipschitz function

Suppose a continuous function $f(u)<K(1+|u|)$ for some positive number $K$. How can we find a sequence of Lipschitz functions $f_{n}$ that converge to $f$ uniformly on $\mathbb{R}$. If we require ...
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Summation of divergent series of Euler: $0!-1!+2!-3!+\cdots$

Consider the series $$\sum\limits_{k=0}^\infty (-1)^kk!x^k\in\mathbb{R}[[x]]$$ Let $s_n(x)$ be partial sum. And let $\omega_{k,n}=(k!^2(n-k)!)^{-1}$. My question is: Prove that ...
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Approximating the logarithm of a Laplace transform

Suppose $X$ is a random variable on $\mathbb R_+$ with finite mean, i.e. $\mathbb E X <+\infty$. Let $F_X(t)$ be its c.d.f. and $\mathcal{L}_X(\cdot)$ its Laplace transform, i.e. ...
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Elementary bound of binomial coefficient

I'm working my way through an Erdős paper from the sixties and some of the elementary bounds he claims seem to be just beyond my reach. The expression looks horrendous but maybe there is a clever ...
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Evaluating a limit involving binomial coefficients.

If $N_c=\lfloor \frac{1}{2}n\log n+cn\rfloor$ for some integer $n$ and real constant $c$, then how would one go about showing the following identity where $k$ is a fixed integer: $$\lim_{n\rightarrow ...
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Approximation of a function with certain restrictions at problematic points

I can't compute a Taylor series of a function like $f(x)=\sqrt{x}$ to some order around $x_0=0$, because the derivative at that point doesn't exist. If I consider the taylor series $Tf$ at any ...
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Tensor products of functions generate dense subspace?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two spaces in certain category, $F(\cdot)$ a functor associating each space with a function space (with certain topology). Assume that for any $f\in F(X)$ and $g\in F(Y)$, $f\otimes ...
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calculate the rate of change

I am trying to calculate the change frequency for a set of data. Each bit of data has the date-time it was created. I would like to say for a specific set of data the change frequency is hourly, ...
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How to find a Newton-like approximation for that function?

I want to find the complex fixpoint $t=b^t $ for real bases $b> \eta = \exp(\exp(-1))$. added remark: I'm aware that there is a solution using branches of the Lambert-W-function, but I've no ...
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Application de Stone-Weierstrass

Bonjour, J'ai rencontré le problème suivant dans le livre "Real and Functional Analysis" de Lang, au chapitre 3. J'explique d'abord le contexte, puis j'en viendrai à la question précise. Il faut ...