The name "functional equation" is used for problems where the goal is to find all functions satisfying the given equation (and maybe some other conditions). So in this case, solving the equation means finding all functions fulfilling the equation. (This is different from the more common use of the ...

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How find function $f: \Bbb Q_{+} \to \Bbb Z$ such that $f(\frac{1}{x}) = f(x)$ and $(x+1)f(x-1)= xf(x)$

How to find all function $f: \Bbb Q_{+} \to \Bbb Z$ such that $f(\frac{1}{x}) = f(x)$ and $(x+1)f(x-1)= xf(x)$ for $x> 1$?
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Solving the functional equation $f(x^2+f(y))=(f(x))^2+y$

Find all $ f : R\rightarrow R $ such that $f(x^2+f(y))=(f(x))^2+y, \forall\text{ x,y}\in R$ Thanks in advance!
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Unique solution of a simple functional equation

Let $x,y:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R},\ a<b, a,b\in\mathbb{R}$ be two smooth functions ($x,y\in C^{\infty}([a,b])$). How can I prove that there is a unique function $\theta:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R},\ \theta\in ...
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Can we solve recurrence relations indexed by R?

Recurrence relations are equations with functions from $\mathbb N\rightarrow \mathbb N$. For example given $a:\mathbb N\rightarrow \mathbb N$ (write $a(n)$ as $a_n$) solving the recurrence relation ...
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The most general solution to the functional equation

Suppose we have the following functional equation $$X(x_1,x_2)Y(x_1,x_3)=Z(x_2,x_3).$$ Is the most general solution given by $$X(x_1,x_2)=A(x_1)B(x_2), Y(x_1,x_3)=\frac{C(x_3)}{A(x_1)}, ...
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How can one solve this equation in $Z^2$?!

Ho can one solve the egality $2x+3y=xy$ ? I have to find a value of $x$ in fonction of $y$ so ? I have to add somthing and substrate it I added -2xy then $2x(1+y)-3y(1+x)=0$ Here im suck Can ...
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shown that f is even

lets one function $f:\mathbb{R}-\{0\}\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ where $\mathbb{R}$ is the set of reals, lets $f$ such that $f\left(\frac{a}{b}\right)=f(a)-f(b)$ for every $a$ and $b$ in belonging to the ...
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Deterministic condition for the nature of one real root of a cubic equation

A cubic equation $ax^3+bx^2+cx+d=0 \space$ where, $a\neq 0$ always has one real root. Is there any direct condition for determining the nature i.e. sign of one real root for sure? Is it possible ...
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How to solve a equation with special conditions?

I have this equation: $z = 11n + 13m$ Conditions: $z < 2015$ $z$, $n$ and $m$ must be natural numbers ($>0$). How many options are possible for $z$?
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Find the function satisfying the given condition

If $f(xy)=e^{xy-x-y}[e^y f(x) +e^x f(y)]$ and $f'(1)=e$. $f'$ denotes the derivative of function $f(x)$. Find $f(x)$. I could find that $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=0$ and then found the derivative the got ...
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Find all differentiable functions $f$ such that $f(f(x))=f'(x)$ [duplicate]

Here is a problem I made up: Find all differentiable functions $f$ from the reals to the reals such that $f(f(x))=f'(x)$ for all real $x$.
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Approach on solving limit equation systems and finding some f given assymptotes?

This is a "reverse" question of finding the asymptote of a function Recently, I am interested in doing some sort of modelling which involve equations of the form $$@(t)=1-f(t)$$ where $f(t)$ is ...
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Solve differential equation $f'(z) = e^{-2} (f(z/e))^2$

I'm curious if there's a simple closed solution to the following DE and, if so, what it is. $$\begin{align} f'(z) &= e^{-2} (f(z/e))^2 \\ f(0) &= 1. \end{align}$$
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We all know about compositions of functions, but what about decomposition. Is there a way with math, not just heuristics?

The composition operator is a well know and quite often used method in integration and differentiation, think u-substitution. However, given a composition like $$f(f(f(...f(x)...)))$$ Where there are ...
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What are 'Regular Products'?

When looking at the functional equation for the Riemann zeta function, I came across the statement: For $s$ an even positive integer, the product $\sin{(\frac{\pi s}{2})}\Gamma({1-s})$ is regular. ...
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Iterative Functional Equation? (discrete, increment, logarithm)

Say $f(n)$ is defined as discrete iterative process, $n \in [0,1,2,\ldots,N]$, and $g(x)$, $x \in [-\infty,+\infty]$ is "small": $|g(x)|<1, \forall x$: $$f(n+1)=f(n) + \log(1 + g(f(n)))$$ ...
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Polar to cartesian equation conversion

I have a polar equation defined as: $r = ae^{θ tan (m)}$ where, $a$ and $m$ are constants, θ is the angle between the horizontal axis from the origin (xc,yc) to the coordinate. $e$ refers to ...
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Find $f(x) $ given that: $f'(x)=\frac{f(x)-x}{f(x)+x}$ [closed]

I would appreciate if somebody could help me with the following problem: Find $f(x)$ given that: $f \colon \mathbb{R^+} \rightarrow \mathbb{R^+}$, $f$ is differentiable function, and ...
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$f \colon \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, $f$ is continuous , and $f(x+1)+f(x)=x^2$

I would appreciate if somebody could help me with the following problem: Find $f(x)$ ($f(x)$ is not Polynomial function), given that: $f \colon \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, $f$ is ...
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Integer functional equation $f(f(f(n)))=f(n+1)+1$

Can you find all functions $f:\mathbb N\rightarrow\mathbb N$ satisfying the functional equation $$ f(f(f(n)))=f(n+1)+1 $$
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Solving functional equation for all real numbers.

The functional equation to be solved is $ f(x+y) +f(x)f(y)=f(x)+f(y)+f(xy)$. Domain:Reals,Codomain:Reals.I found about 4 possible solutions to the equation but ran into a fundamental problem with all ...
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Iterative (functional) roots of integer functions (functions on $\mathbb{Z}$)

A function $g:A\to A$ is called a $k$-th iterative root of another function $f:A\to A$ ($A$ an arbitrary set and $k\in\mathbb{N}$) iff $f=g^k$, where $g^k(x)=g\circ g\circ\ldots\circ g(x)=g(g(\ldots ...
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Functional equation similar to Babbage's equation

I'm interested in the potential solutions $f: R_{+} \rightarrow R_{+}$ to the functional equation: $ \forall x \in R_{+}, \quad f(s(x) - f(x)) = ax $ where $a>0$ is a constant. $s: R_{+} ...
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Extension of the additive Cauchy functional equation

Let $f\colon (0,\alpha)\to \def\R{\mathbf R}\R$ satisfy $f(x + y)=f(x)+f(y)$ for all $x,y,x + y \in (0,\alpha)$, where $\alpha$ is a positive real number. Show that there exists an additive function ...
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hyperplane in $L^2$

Consider $R^2$ valued functions $f,g \in L^2([0,1],\mu, R^2)$ where $f=(f_1,f_2)$,$g=(g_1,g_2)$ and $\sqrt{\langle f, g\rangle}=\int_{[0,1]} (f_1(x)g_1(x)+f_2(x)g_2(x)) d\mu(x)$ Suppose for a given ...
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What are all pairs of functions f and g so that $f(x)f(y) = g(x+y)$?

It can be shown, and is a problem in Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis (Chapter 8), that when $f$ is continuous, and $f(x)f(y) = f(x+y)$, $f$ is a function of the form $e^{cx}$. Must this ...
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Solving for $f(2004)$ in a given functional equation

Given that $$f(1)=2005$$ and $$f(1)+f(2)+...f(n) = n^{2}f(n)$$ for all $n>1$. Determine the value of $f(2004)$. My progress: I first substituted $n-1$ into the equation to get ...
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Is the functional equation $f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y)$ on $\mathbb{R}_{+}$ solved only by linear functions? [duplicate]

Consider a function $f$ defined on the set of all non-negative real numbers. Suppose $f(x+y) = f(x) + f(y)$ for any non-negative $x,y$. Does it follow that $f(x) = kx$ for some constant $k$?
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A function $\psi(z)$ satisfies the following functional equation…

I was given the following question to solve: "Given a function $\psi_0(z)$ satisfies the following functional equation: $\psi_0(z+1)=\frac{1}{z}+\psi_0(z)$ Prove that ...
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Boolean Simplification of AB + A'+B'

Is there any way to simplify this function? Or is this the simplest equation? : AB + A'+B'
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Extension of the Cauchy functional equations

Let $f:(0,a)\to\mathbb{R}$ satisfying $$f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y)$$ for all $x,y,x+y\in(0,a)$, where $a$ is a positive real number. Show that there exists an additive function $A:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ such ...
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A problem on solving functional equations

If $f(x),\forall x\in\mathbb{R}$ is continous and differentiable, and satisfies: $f(x_1+x_2)+f(x_1-x_2)=2f(x_1)f(x_2),\forall x_1,x_2\in\mathbb{R}$ $f\left(1\right)=\dfrac{3}{2}$ How to prove: ...
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Proving existence and uniqueness of solutions to the functional equation $f(n) = r \cdot f(n-1)$

Suppose I have a functional equation $f(n) = r \cdot f(n-1)$ where $r$ is a constant. This represents a geometric progression and a known solution is $g(n) = ar^n$ where $a = g(0)$. By intuition, ...
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Solving a linear functional equation

Working with Green functions, I have found to solve the following equation $$ -\omega^2G(\omega)-m^2G(\omega)+\kappa\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty b_nG(\omega-n\omega_0)=1 $$ where $m$, $\kappa$ and ...
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$f(\alpha x) = f(x)^{\beta}$ under different constraints

With $\alpha > 0,\, \beta \in \Bbb R^*,\, \alpha, \beta \neq 1$ and $f : \Bbb R \to \Bbb R_+^*$, let's consider the functional equation $$ f(\alpha x) = f(x)^{\beta} \tag{$\Xi$}$$ or equivalently ...
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Follow-up to $f(x)^2 = f(\sqrt2 x)$

This is a follow-up to: Solving $(f(x))^2 = f(\sqrt{2}x)$ . So $f : \Bbb R \to \Bbb R$ is $\mathcal C^2$ and verifies $\forall x,\, f(x)^2 = f(\sqrt2 x)$. We already know that $f(0) \in \{0,1\}$ and ...
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Solving $(f(x))^2 = f(\sqrt{2}x)$

I would like to know how to solve this equation : $$f(x)^2 = f(\sqrt{2}x)$$ We assume that $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is $\mathcal C^{2}$. The answer should be $f(x)=e^{-x^{2}/2}$, but I don't ...
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Find all continuous functions $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ satisfying $\frac{f(x+3)}{3+f(x)}=\frac{4+x^2}{x^2}$

Find all continuous $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ satisfying $$\frac{f(x+3)}{3+f(x)}=\frac{4+x^2}{x^2}.$$ I believe the original question was $$\frac{f(x)}{3+f(x)}=\frac{4+x^2}{x^2},$$ which has a ...
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How to solve the delay algebraic equation $xf(x) + \alpha f(x - {x_0}) - \alpha f(x + {x_0}) = 0$?

In the process of solving a problem, I am faced with the problem of finding a non-zero function $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ which satisfies the equation $$xf(x) + \alpha f(x - {x_0}) - \alpha f(x + ...
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Prove that function is continuous without knowing the function explicitly

Let $f\colon \mathbb R^+\to\mathbb R$ be a function that satisfies the following conditions: $$\tag1 \lim_{x\to 1}f(x)=0 $$ $$\tag2f(x_1)+f(x_2)=f(x_1x_2)$$ Show that $f$ is continuous in its domain. ...
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Calculus of Variations for discrete functionals

Question: How does one determine the optimal function f that either maximize or minimizes: $$\int_{x_1}^{x_2} L\left(x, f, D_{h,x}[f ]\right) dx$$ Whereas: $$ D_{h,x}[f] = \frac{f(x + h) - ...
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$\int_0^1 \frac{\ln(1+x^a)}{1+x}\, dx$

I have recently met with this integral: $$\int_0^1 \frac{\ln(1+x^a)}{1+x}\, dx$$ I want to evaluate it in a closed form, if possible. 1st functional equation: $\displaystyle f(a)=\ln^2 2-f\left ( ...
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Does this problem have analytic/approximate analytic solution?

Define $F[i]=F[i-1]-F[i-1]^c$ with $F[0]=r>0,c\in(0,1)$. Define $R(r,c)=\min\{i:F[i]<1\}$. What is solution to $c\in(0,1)$ in $R(r,c)=r^{1/k}$ with some given $k>1$?
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Riccati Finite Difference Equation:

Question: Consider the finite difference equation in Zeilberger notation: $$D_{1,x} [y] = a_0(x) + a_1 (x) y + a_2 (x)y^2 $$ Which in functional form is: $$ y(x+1) - y(x) = a_0(x) + a_1 (x) y + ...
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Defining a rectangular prism using a formula and complex numbers.

I recently read that a line can be defined using the formula $$ A = O + dL $$ where $A$ represents any point on the line, $O$ represents the vector origin of the line, $L$ represents the direction ...
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What special role plays the function $\pi^{\frac x\pi}$ in analysis?

I have tried to redefine some special functions in the most "natural" way, that is the way which allows to simplify the relations the most. I would call these functions "parelementary". The ...
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A functional equation: $4f(x)^3 +f(3x)=3f(x)$

Find all functions $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ such that $$4f(x)^{3}+f(3x)=3f(x)$$ I know of 2 functions that satisfy the equation but I do not know how to prove that they are the only ones. ...
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Does there exist a function such that $f(a)f(b)=f(a^2b^2)?$

Given $S=\{2,3,4,5,6,7,\cdots,n,\cdots,\} = \Bbb N_{>1}$, prove whether there exists a function $f:S\to S$, such that for any positive $a,b$: $$f(a)f(b)=f(a^2b^2),a\neq b?$$ This is 2015 ...
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Continuous, 1-periodic $f$ with $f(x+y) = f(x) f(y)$ for $x, y \in \mathbb{R}$

The problem is to find all $f : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{C}$ that is continuous, has $f(x) = f(x+1) \forall x$, and $$f(x+y) = f(x) f(y) \quad x, y \in \mathbb{R}$$ Plug in $y=0$, we find $f(x) = ...
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What function satisfies the following equation?

$$f(x)e^{-x}\Gamma(x/\pi)=f(\pi/2-x)e^{x-\pi/2}\Gamma(1/2-x/\pi)$$ I think it should be similar to Zeta function, but what is it exactly?