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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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 $\alpha > 0, \beta \in \Bbb R^*$ and $f : \Bbb R \to \Bbb R_+^*$, let's consider the functional equation $ f(\alpha x) = f(x)^{\beta} $ or (equivalently $g(\alpha x) = \beta g(x)$ for $g = \ln ...
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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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Find the differentiable functions [closed]

Find all diferentiable functions $f : \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the cocycle functional equation $f(x, y) + f(x + y, z) = f(x, y + z) + f(y, z)$ for all $x, y, z$ in the plane .
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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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Exponential equation.

Find all $ y \in \mathbb{Z} $ so that: $$ (1 + a)^y = 1 + a^y \;,\; a \in \mathbb{R}$$ I have tried to use the following formula: $$ a^n - b^n = (a - b)(a^{n - 1} + a^{n - 2}b + a^{n - 3}b^2 + ... + ...
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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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How to set this equation / graph up. [closed]

Okay so Im wondering how I would set this up. Lets say, every 7 days, 1 week. I buy an investment of 50 units. Each unit is 0.22 cents(a=0.22). So every week I pay 50a. I do this every week. So I ...
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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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Solve for unknown in an equation

Please bare with me as I am very confident on how to solve for an unknown in an equation but this is what my teacher posted as an answer which I can not get. The question is to find ...
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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?
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Find continuous $f$ with period $1$ such that $f(x) =\int_0^1 f(x-t)f(t) dt$

The problem is to find all $f : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{C}$ that is continuous and has a period of $1$ (not necessarily smallest period) such that the following equality holds: $$f(x) = \int_0^1 ...
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Solving the functional equation $f(x)=f(f(x-p))+q$

I can see that $f(x) = x + (p-q)$ is a solution. Is this the only possible solution?
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Find all real functions that satisfy the functional equations $f(x+y) = f(x) + f(y)$ and $f(xy)=f(x)\,f(y)$ [closed]

Determine all functions $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the two functional equations $f(x + y) =f(x)+f(y)$ and $f(xy)=f(x)\,f(y)$.
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Closed form of chained Stationary Functions

Consider the following operator $$D_{(a-1)x,x}\left[ f \right] = \frac{f(ax) - f(x)}{(a-1)x} $$ It's pretty easy to see that a nontrival function $g(x)$ such that $$D_{(a-1)x,x}[g] = g$$ Is given ...
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Recurrence relation involving ordinary generating function

Let $f_1,f_2,\ldots$ be a given infinite sequence of functions. Define the sequence of functions $F_1,F_2,\ldots$ by the recurrence relation $$F_n(x)=f_n(x)\sum_{k=0}^\infty F_{n+1}(k)x^k$$ or ...
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N-th roots equation

I am facing the following equation and I do not have any idea about how to solve it. $\frac{(n^c-1)^a}{n^{ac}}$ = $\frac{1}{2}$. I am free to choose c (any constant). a on the other hand can be any ...
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Simplifying $\frac{1/(\frac{1}{z_1}(1-t)+\frac{1}{z_2}t) - z_1}{(z_2 - z_1)}$

This drives me mad! I am not very good in math but thought I could at least do basic things like this one, but can't figure it out and I spent a day on it. I am trying to simplify: ...
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What is the formula and the name of the mathematical-phenomenon seen at the ending of “Around the World in Eighty Days”?

Spoiler in brief for those who don't know the ending yet: At the end, Phileas Fogg alongside with his companions realize that they have arrived back to London a day earlier than expected due fact the ...
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Functional equation $ f(x)+f(x+1)=x$

What functions satisfy $f(x)+f(x+1)=x$? I tried but I do not know if my answer is correct. $f(x)=y$ $y+f(x+1)=x$ $f(x+1)=x-y$ $f(x)=x-1-y$ $2y=x-1$ $f(x)=(x-1)/2$
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Find $f(x)$ satisfy $f(2x)=2f(x)+x$

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 continuous at $x=0$, and ...
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monotonic function. I need to show ots linear

If a real additive function f is monotonic, then it is linear. I need to show that the monotonic function f that satisfies caushy additives functional equation is linear
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Show that f is linear

Let $f : \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ be a solution of the additive Cauchy functional equation satisfying the condition $$f(x) = x^2 f(1/x)\quad \forall x \in \mathbb R\setminus \{0\}.$$ Then show that ...
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analitycs solutions to the equation $f'(x)=f(x)f(x-1)$

As the title says I'm serching for functions ($C^n$ or analitycs $f$) that satisfies $f'(x)=f(x)f(x-1)$ some details: I've come at this equation after looking for a function $g$ satisfying for ...
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Generalized Riesz theorem of operator value function

I am reading a book Gustafson-Rao's Numerical Range and come across a problem that I really don't understand. In theorem 2.1-2 of the book, it asserts that for an operator valued function ...
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What problems are related with the following type of FDE with delay?

Consider the following class of functional differential equations with delay: $$\begin{align} \frac{du}{dt} &= F(x,t,u(x,t),u_{t,x}), & (x,t) &\in [a,b] \times [0,T] \\ u(x,t) &= ...
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Looking for all sequences such that $a_i^2+a_j^2=a_k^2+a_l^2$ whenever $i^2+j^2=k^2+l^2$.

I'm working in a difficult functional equation, and I have reduced the problem to the following question ($\mathbb{N}$ denote the set of non negative integers $0,1,2,3,4\cdots$) Question: Can we ...
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Show that $f$ is a Cauchy function

Let $f \colon \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be a solution of the functional equation $$|f(x + y)| = |f(x)| + |f(y)| \quad \forall x,y \in\mathbb{R}.$$ Show that $f$ is an additive function.
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Find the functions

Find all the functions $ f : \mathbb{Q} \rightarrow \mathbb{Q} $ with the following property: $$ f(x + 3f(y)) = f(x) + f(y) + 2y, \: \forall x, y \in \mathbb{Q} $$
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functional equations.. I need hints for this problem

Find all functions $f : \mathbb{R} → \mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the functional equation $f(x + y) = f(x) + f(y) + xy$, for all $x,y ∈ \mathbb{R}$.
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I need help for finding all functions that satisfies the following

Determine all functions $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the Lobacevsky functional equation $f(x + y)f(x-y) = f(x)^2$ , $\forall x,y \in \mathbb{R} $
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Do there exist functions $f$ such that $f(f(x))=x^2-x+1$ for every $x$?

My question is on the existence (or not) of a function $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ which satisfy the equation: $$f(f(x))=x^2-x+1 \text{ for every }x\in\mathbb{R}$$ Supposing that such a map do exist ...
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A matrix version of Fredholm integral equation of the second kind

Fredholm integral equation are often encountered in physics. I have to deal with the following Fredholm matrix equation \begin{equation} \big[ L (x,y) \big]_{ij} = \big[ A (x,y) \big]_{ij} + \sum_{k} ...
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Find $f(2)$ if $f$ satisfies $2f(x)-3f(\frac1x)=x^2$

The following expression is given, and we are asked to find $f(2)$. \begin{equation} 2f(x)-3f\left(\frac{1}{x}\right) =x^2 \end{equation} Does a unique and well defined answer exist? Why? and what ...
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Determine all functions (functional equation) [closed]

Determine all functions $f : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ that satisfy the functional equation $$f(x + y) + f(z) = f(x) + f(y + z)$$ for all $x, y, z \in \mathbb{R}$.
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show the following: (functional equations)

If f : R to R is a solution of the additive Cauchy functional equation, then show that f is either everywhere or nowhere zero.
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Find value of a functional equation

Find $f(x)$ such that $$2 f(n) + \frac{1}{3}f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right) = 12.$$ Can anybody suggest me a way to solve this kind of functional equations?
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Periodic Function With A Given Functional Equation

Let $f$ be a real valued function defined for all real numbers $x$ such that for some positive constant '$a$' the equation $f(x+a)=1/2+\sqrt{f(x)-(f(x))^2}$ holds for all $x$. Then prove that $f$ is ...