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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Equation about generating functions and subfactorial

Suppose $G_n(w)$ is a formal power series (really a probability generating function, see the following explanation) of variable $w$, try to solve out $G_n(w)$ for all $n\ge0$ from the ...
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Solution(s) to $f(x+f(y))+f(y+f(x))=2f(f(x))f(f(y))$

I would like to know the solutions of the functional equation: $$f(x+f(y))+f(y+f(x))=2f(f(x))f(f(y)), \forall x,y\in\mathbb{R}$$ where $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$. I have already determined ...
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Uniqueness of solution of functional equation

I have a function $f(x_1,x_2) \colon \mathbb{R}^2_{+} \to \mathbb{R}_{+}$ positive homogenous: $$ f(\lambda x_1, \lambda x_2) = \lambda f(x_1,x_2), \; \forall \lambda > 0 $$ and such that ...
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Evaluation of $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\operatorname{e}^{-\mu x^2}f(\nu x)\operatorname{d\!}x$ for $\mu>0$

I'm trying to evaluate the integral $$ \Psi(\mu,\nu)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\operatorname{e}^{-\mu x^2}f(\nu x)\operatorname{d}\!x\qquad(\text{for}\; \mu>0)\tag 1 $$ where $\nu\in\Bbb R$ and $f$ ...
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If $f$ is a continuous function from $R \rightarrow R$ and $f(x)=f(x+f(x))$ then prove that $f$ is constant.

If $f$ is a continuous function from $R \rightarrow R$ and $f(x)=f(x+f(x))$ then prove that $f$ is constant. I could prove that $f(x)=f(x+f(x))=..=f(x+nf(x))$ after $n$ iterations.Then , how will I ...
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Difficulty with Jensen's Equation.

Its easy to find all continuous function $f: \Bbb R \to \Bbb R $ satisfing the Jensen equation $$f \left( \frac{x+y}{2}\right )=\frac{f(x)+f(y)}{2}$$ But I am finding difficulty in finding all ...
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Find all functions $f$ and $g$ for which $f(x+y) = g(xy)$.

Find all functions $f$ and $g$ for which $f(x+y) = g(xy)$. Is there anything wrong with this? We see that $f(1) =g(0)$ and $f(0) = g(0)$ so $f(1) = f(0)$. Also, $f(x) = g(0)$ and therefore ...
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Can this Delay Differential Equation (DDE) be solved in closed form?

$$\frac{\mathrm{d}\psi}{\mathrm{d}x}=\frac{(x+\mu)^2-\lambda^2}{\mu}\psi(x+\mu)$$ where $\mu\geq0$, $\lambda\in\mathbb{C}$ are constants and $\psi(x)\to0$ as $|x|\to\infty$.
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Weird ordinary differential equation

I am searching for the functions $f,g:[0,\infty) \to [0,\infty)$ which are both increasing, $f'$ is strictly increasing, $g$ is the inverse of $f$ and $$ g(x)^2=f(x)^2\cdot g'(x)$$ My approach was ...
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A Functional Differential Equation

I was having a play with some trig. identities and noticed the following: $\cos{x}=\frac{\sin{2x}}{2\sin{x}}$ Now, $\cos{x} = \frac{d}{dx}\sin{x}$ so I made the following analogous differential ...
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Cauchy's functional equation for involutions

It is well known that Cauchy's functional equation for $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ $$ f(x+y)=f(x)+f(y)\space\forall x,y\in\mathbb{R} $$ admits highly pathological solutions if no further conditions ...
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Soultion of a particular functional differential equation

I need to solve the following functional differential equation: $(4\mu-\lambda r - \lambda x+\lambda)f'(x) = \lambda( f(x) - f(1-x-r))$, where $x\in (0, 1-r)$, $r\in (\frac{1}{2}, 1)$ Or, a more ...
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Characterizing functions which satisfy de Moivre's theorem

Let $f$ and $g$ be two non-zero functions $ \mathbb R \to \mathbb R $ which are continuous and differentiable everywhere. Furthermore, say that for all integer $n$: $$ (f(\theta) + i g(\theta))^n = ...
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Can polynomials with degree at least 2 over $\mathbb{R}$ have finite number of solutions in $End(\mathbb{R},+)$

Consider a polynomial of degree at least 2 with all coefficients in $\mathbb{R}$. We are concern with set of solution for the polynomial in $End(\mathbb{R},+)$ - the endomorphism ring of the abelian ...
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A simple PDE related to symmetric functions

This question was posed on mathoverflow but was put on hold. So far nobody has been able to give any hint either to the solution or to why it is trivial. Disclaimer: as far as I can tell this is not ...
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Functional Equation of Probability Distributions

Suppose you have a real random variable $X$ that has probability distribution $f_X$ meaning $$ P(\alpha \le X \le \beta) = \int_{\alpha}^{\beta} f_X(x) \ dx $$ Now assume $\Phi(f_X)$ is also a ...
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Class Scatter Fitness Function Calculation

I get a fitness function for class scatter, the equation: Click here to see the Fitness Function Where : T = Transpose of Matrics Mi = class mean Mo = grand mean The equation is based from ...
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Easy computations using the functional equations for Riemann and Gamma functions

Let $\zeta(z)$ the Riemann Zeta function and $\Gamma(z)$, the Gamma function. I've deduced easily an equation involving these functions. I don't known if it is useful, if there are mistakes in my ...
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Functional equation $f(f(x)+3y)=12x + f(f(y)-x)$

I found this problem on a French exchange forum : Find all the $f : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfying $f(f(x)+3y)=12x + f(f(y)-x)$ In fact I solved the problem when $f$ is supposed to be ...
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two integral equations

I'm trying to solve the two following integral equations : 1) $y(x)=2+\int_1^x\frac{1}{ty(t)}\,dt$, $x>0$ 2) $y(x)=4+\int_0^x2t\sqrt{y(t)}\,dt$ It really looks like an ODE but I'm a bit clueless ...
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The functional equation $ f(x-f(y))=f(f(y))+xf(y)+f(x)-1$

I came across the functional equation: $f(x-f(y))=f(f(y))+xf(y)+f(x)-1$ So far I tried plugging $x=f(y)$ and got $f(x)=\frac{f(0)-x^2+1}{2}$ which holds for every $x = f(y)$. I suppose that $f(0)=1$ ...
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Time delay equation

If $x(t)=\displaystyle\frac{1+(x(t-T))^m}{(x(t-T)))^m}$ for all $t$ where $T$ is constant and $x(t)=x_s$ is the solution to the above equation, why can I write that: ...
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How to convert $\ max \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x) dx =\ min \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} g(x) dx $

Let $f$ or $g$ have a given condition. ( example $\int_{- \infty}^{\infty} f(x) exp(-x^2) dx = 1$ Or $g(g(x)) = x^3$ Or a differential equation for one of $f,g$. ) I want to find a general way - if ...
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Existence of an inverse function in this functional equation

Let $V,W$ each be connected and separable sets. Suppose we have continuous functions $F:\mathbb{R}\times V\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, $G:\mathbb{R}\times V\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, $f:V\times W\rightarrow ...
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Uniqueness question from functional equation

Let $f(x)$ and $f_2(x)$ be real and continuous on the interval $[0,\infty[$. Let $f(1) = f_2(1) = 1 , f(2) = f_2(2) = e$. Let $g(x)-g(x-1) = f(x-1)$. Let $ f ' (x) = exp(g(x) - g(1)).$ and $f '' ...
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Formulation of a rule

Im new to this forum(hence, formatting issues). I come from CS background. I am trying to figure out a formula to code set of rules. The requirement is as below. Imagine two parameters X and Y ...
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Finding the “hidden values”.

I have this problem but my knowledge of the methods of linear algebra is totally useless if it exists at all (I know what is a matrix at least... maybe). I have a three collections of objects ${\bf ...
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Cauchy-like functional equation $f(h(y)\cdot x+y)= g(y)f(x)+f(y)$

I am looking for the solution to the following two variable functional equation: (*) $f(h(y)\cdot x+y)= g(y)f(x)+f(y)$ where: $h$ is some given continuous function, $f, g,$ unknown functions on ...
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$\int_0^t f(x) - x dx = f^{[t]}(0) - t - 1$

Let $t,x$ be nonnegative reals. Let $* ^{[k]}$ denote k th iteration. Find real-analytic $f(x)$ such that $\int_0^t f(x) - x dx = f^{[t]}(0) - t - 1$ Holds. We require analytic iterations. ( $ ...
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How to do this estimate

If $a,b$ are two vectors in $\mathbb R^n$ satisfy the following relation \begin{equation} \frac{|a|^2}{1+(1-|a|^2)^{\frac{1}{2}}}\geq \frac{|a|^2-2\langle ...
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Transcendental Functional Equations

Given $f^k(x) = f \circ f \circ f\circ ...(x)$ composed $k$ times, Do the functional equations $f^k(x) = g(x)$, where $g(x)$ is a basic transcendental elementary function, for example, the inverse ...
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Find a derivative of equation that contains Fourier series

I need to find a derivative of follow equation $$ \left(r_{0} + \sum [a_{i}\cos(i\phi) + b_{i}\sin(i\phi)] \right)({\sin\phi-k\cos\phi}) - b = 0 $$ I know the derivative of $\left(r_{0} + \sum ...
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A Somewhat Complicated Functional Equation

Given a function on $\mathbb R^2$ $$C(x,y)=e^x\big(e^y N(d_1)-N(d_2)\big) \tag1$$ where $N$ is the cumulative standard normal distribution function (an increasing function) and ...
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Stability of Cauchy exponential functional equation

If f : R → R is a function satisfying |f(x + y)- a^xy f(x) f(y)| ≤ δ for all x,y ∈ R and for some positive δ, where a is a positive real constant, then show that either the function $f(x) ...
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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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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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Differential equation involving composition

I've been studying Euler's method to approximate a solution to a differential equation in an algorithm class. I faced a weird differential equation in a mathematics exercise, and I wanted to know if ...
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A functional equation involving convolution

Let's say I have a smooth function $\varphi:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ which is a convolution kernel. I am interested in the following equation: $0=A+B~(\varphi*v)+C~v+D~v~(\varphi*v)$, where ...
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Existance of solution to integral Fredholm equation

I am a bit confused with the existence/non existence of a solution to the following equation: $$\int_{-T}^{T} R(t,\tau) x(\tau) d\tau = y(t), \forall t\in [-T,T]$$ where $y(t)=C$ (a constant ...
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Conjecture about $A f(x) = f(g(x)) + f(h(x))$

Let a given real $A$ satisfy $0 < A < 2$. Conjecture : For any real entire nonconstant $f(x)$ there exist real entire $g(x)$ and $h(x)$ such that $A f(x) = f(g(x)) + f(h(x))$ or $ A f(x) ...
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Existence of a function satisfying all the given infima

Given a function $f : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$, we can compute its infimum over $A$ for all the Borel measurable $A \subset \mathbb{R}$. I am wondering when we can deduce in the other direction, ...
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An equation with a nested function

I'm trying to find the function $\eta(x)$ such that $\eta(x) F(\eta(x))-G(\eta(x)) = \eta(x)H(x) - G(x)$ but I have no idea how to go about it, or where to look. Thanks for the inputs. All ...
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What functions satisfy $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x,y)dx=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} g(x,y)dx$?

What functions satisfy $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x,y)dx=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} g(x,y)dx$ for all $y\in \mathbb{R}$? Under what conditions would this imply that $f(x,y)=g(x,y)$?
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A functional equation for a Dirichlet series

I'm looking for a functional equation for the following Dirichlet series $$\varphi(s)=\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}{\frac{2 \cos(2n \pi q)}{n^s}}$$ where $q$ is a rational number. Any help ?
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Does there exist a nontrivial cumulative distribution function $F$ on $\mathbb{R}_+$ for which $(F^2)'= (F')^{\ast k}$ for some $k > 0$?

This question arises from the context of computing the distribution of total execution time with an underlying graph of tree. For instance, we can model the execution times of all the nodes on the ...
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Non-constant solution of $f(x+y+z)=f(x)g(y)+f(y)g(z)+f(z)g(x)$ in rings

The answers to this question prove that over an integral domain the functional equation $$f(x+y+z)=f(x)g(y)+f(y)g(z)+f(z)g(x)$$ has only solutions where one of $f$ or $g$ is constant. The proofs make ...
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An example of the Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP)

Given an objective function $f(x,y)=(x+6)^2+(y-10)^2$, we want to minimize the function $f$ under a constrained condition $xy-5\leq0$. Obviously it is a constrained optimization, a good algorithm to ...
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Seeking a function which satisfies a given functional equation.

I wish to find a function $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which satisfies: $f(u) \geq 0$ when $0 \leq u < 1$, $f(u)=0$ when $u<0$ or $u \geq 1$, $\int_0^1 f(u) du=1$, and ...
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Interpretation of functional equation of dedekind eta function

It's well known that the Dedekind eta function defined by $\eta(z) = \displaystyle e^{\frac{\pi i z}{12}} \prod_{n=1}^{\infty} (1 - e^{2 \pi i n z}) $ converges for $z$ in the upper half plane to a ...
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Need help figuring out a formula for a point system!

Thank you in advanced! So I've been trying to find something that works for about a week now to no luck. I'm working on creating a market with a point system where if you sell at the average price ...