Harmonic analysis is the generalisation of Fourier analysis. Use this tag for analysis on locally compact groups (e.g. Pontryagin duality), eigenvalues of the Laplacian on compact manifolds or graphs, and the abstract study of Fourier transform on Euclidean spaces (singular integrals, ...

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Big theta notation of harmonic series

I want to prove that big theta notation of the harmonic series is $\Theta(\log n)$. I want to work with integral to show that. I attempted this: $$\ln(n)=\int^n_1 \frac{dx}x \le \sum _{k=1} ^n ...
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Orthonormal system

Let $\varphi\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$, prove that $\{e^{2\pi i m x}\varphi(x)\}$ is an orthonormal system iff $$\sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}}|\varphi(x-n)|^2=1 \ \ a.e \ x$$ How do you prove this. The hint is ...
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Can a “tangent vector of a discrete group” be extended to a tangent vector of its $C^*$-algebra?

This is related to my recent question in MO. I am sure this is trivial, but I have no intuition here, so my apologies from the very beginning. Let $G$ be a discrete group, $A$ a $C^*$-algebra, and ...
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How to find the Total Harmonic Distortion of a Periodic Signal through MATLAB?

How to find the Total Harmonic Distortion of a Periodic Signal through MATLAB? I just need help in confirming if my way of approach to finding the THD seems valid, I'm new to MATLAB so I'm not quite ...
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Connections of results in Harmonic analysis in the theory of Transcendental Numbers

Note :This question is proposed 2 years ago in MO , I see it appropriate for stackexhange math, i posted it here as it's unsolved problem and has a connection with Transcendental Numbers , mayeb we ...
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How to construct $\operatorname{End}(V_{\pi})$ using a representation $\pi$

Let $(\pi, V)$ be a representation of the group $G$. To make the setting as general as possible, I will not put any restrictions on $\pi, V$, and $G$ from the beginning. By the very definition, for ...
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example of maximal operator that is integrable

We know that there are no nonzero functions $f \in L^1(\mathbb R^n)$ such that $Mf \in L^1(\mathbb R^n)$, where $Mf$ is the Hardy Littlewood maximal function. Can we find a maximal operator that is ...
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Estimation of trignometric polynomial and Lipschitz estimation

Let $\mathcal{T}_n$ denote the linear space of trigonometric polynomials of degree up to $n$ and $$E_n(f)=\inf_{P\in\mathcal{T}_n} ...
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Improvement of weak type inequality for Hardy-Littlewood Maximal inequality

Let $B(x,R)$ denotes the ball in centered at $x\in \mathbb{R}^n$ with radius $R$. The centered Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator $M$ is defined by \begin{equation} Mf(x)=\sup_{B(x,R)} ...
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Harmonic analysis on discrete groups

I am currently confused about the notion of generalized Fourier transforms on discrete groups (I'm only concerned about discrete groups here, not necessarily abelian). On finite discrete groups, I ...
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Why can real variable methods take place of complex variable methods in harmonic analysis' research?

We know that one complex variable methods have been largely used in the early research of (real variable) harmonic analysis. But, as is known to me, there is much difficulty when mathematicians ...
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Hilber transform on [0,1)

Let $\mathbb{T}=[0,1)$ and $H$ be a Hilbert transform on $L^p(\mathbb{T})$ when $2\leq p< \infty$. If $f$ is $L^p$ and $f_n$ is trignometric polynomial such that $f_n\rightarrow f$ in $L^p$ sense. ...
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What are the “right” spaces for the Laplace transform

There are for example several canonical spaces to define the Fourier transform (i.e. Schwartz's space). Is there also a particularly suitable space to define the Laplace transform, so that the Laplace ...
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Hilbert transform on $L^p(\mathbb{T})$

Let $\infty >p\geq 2$, then for $f\in L^p(\mathbb{T})$ (here $\mathbb{T}=[0,1)$), show that for any real-valued trigonometric polynomial $f$, we have $H(f^2-(Hf)^2)=2fHf$. The hint is to use the ...
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Looking for a proof involving the Harmonic number [duplicate]

Prove that: $\displaystyle \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{H_k}{k^q} = (1 + \frac{q}{2})\zeta(q + 1) - \frac{1}{2}\cdot \sum_{n=1}^{q-2}\zeta(k+1)\zeta(q-k)$ It looks tough just to start off with. Any ...
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question about property of $L^p$ Lipschitz space

$f\in L^p$ is said to satisfy $L^p$ Lipschitz condition of order $\alpha$ if there exists $C>0$ such that $\displaystyle|h|^{-\alpha}\Big(\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}|f(x-h)-f(x)|^p ...
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An interesting proof using Green's representation formula?

Let $B_R(0)$ be a ball in $\mathbb R^3 $ and define $$u(x)=\int_{B_R(0)}\frac{1}{|y-x|}dy$$ Prove that $$ u(x) = \begin{cases} \frac{2}{3}\pi(3R^2-|x|^2) & \quad \text{for $0 \le|x|\le R$ ...
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Integrals of compactly supported functions of positive type

Consider a continuous function $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, supported on $[-1,1]$, of positive type. Assume $f(0) = 1$; what is the "largest" area $\int f\,dx$ that can be achieved? To be ...
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Fourier transform of power function

Assume that $$\hat f(x)= (2\pi)^{-n/2} \int_{\mathbb{R}^n} f(y) e^{-i\left<x,y\right>} dy$$ is the Fourier transform of a function $f$. What is $\hat f$ if $f(x)=|x|^{2-n}$?
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Could characters in harmonic analysis be generalized into $S^2$?

Consider a locally compact abelian (LCA) group $G$. The start of commutative harmonic analysis is the fact that the collection of characters $\chi : G \to S^1$ (thought of as $S^1 = \mathbb{T} ...
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Questions about Fourier Series

I have recently started looking at the topoic of Fourier series. Consider the space of square integrable functions $L_{2}[0,2\pi]$. Where we define the inner product as $(f,g):= \int_{0}^{2\pi}fg dx$ ...
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Equivalence of Schwartz Space Definition

I've come across two definitions for what it means for a function to be in $\mathfrak S$, the Schwartz space. A function $f \in \mathfrak S$ if $f \in C^\infty$ and for all $j, k \geq 0$ integers, ...
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Pattern emerging from expansion of sphere in spherical harmonics

Seeing as one can express any function on the sphere in terms of the spherical harmonics, I am interested in what the sphere itself looks like when expanded. To get a function for the sphere, I use ...
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Definition of Zygmund class

I need help with showing that a function f belongs to the Zygmund class. Only helpful suggestions please, no full solution. I am here to learn for myself. This is work for school (we are allowed to ...
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Poisson integral with discontinuous $U$

Let $U$ be a piecewise continuous function and bounded for all real numbers. Then define the Poisson Integral for the UHP to be (It can be deduce from the one for the unit circle). ...
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Covolution (space) over compact Lie groups

Let $G$ be a compact Lie group. Is there any way one can characterize the functions $\phi$ of the form $\phi=\psi\ast \psi^\ast$ in $C^\infty(G)$ where $\psi\in C^\infty(G)$? Here as usual ...
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About the Fourier transform of the surface measure of the unit sphere

Let $d\sigma$ denote the surface measure on $\mathbb{S}^{n-1}$. To compute its Fourier transform $$ \hat{d\sigma}(\xi)=\int e^{-i x\cdot \xi}\, d\sigma(x), $$ a standard technique (cfr. Folland's ...
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proof that Linear transformation is isometry

let ∑=set of all continous unitary representation and $ Ψ \in{ ∑}$ $π_Ψ: \frac{L^1(G)}{N_Ψ}→ B ( \oplus H_π) $ is definde by $$π_Ψ(f^0)=\oplus π(f) , π \in{ Ψ},f^0\in{\frac{L^1(G)}{N_Ψ} }$$ ...
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Questions on Heath-Brown's paper “Kummer’s Conjecture for Cubic Gauss Sums”

On page 21 in Heath-Brown's paper "Kummer’s Conjecture for Cubic Gauss Sums" (http://eprints.maths.ox.ac.uk/158/1/kummer.pdf), a formula says $$\sum_{j\in \mathbb{Z}[\omega]}f(j)=\sum_{k\in ...
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If a function is radial, then its Hardy-Littlewood maximal function is radial as well

I'm looking for a proof of the following statement: $$f\in L(\mathbb R^n)\ \text{ radial } \implies f^* \ \text{ radial}$$ where $f^*$ is the Hardy-Littlewood maximal function defined by: $$f^*(x)= ...
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Proving that any continuous homomorphism of $\mathbb{R}/(2\pi\mathbb{Z})$ int0 $T$* is neccesarily an exponential function

This is an exercise form Katznelson's book on Harmonic Analysis, so I want to solve it using his hint. T* here denotes the multiplicative group of units of complex numbers of unit norm. That is to ...
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Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator

Consider the centered Hardy_littlewood maximal operator $$ \mathcal{M}f(x):= \sup_{r>0} \frac{1}{|B(x,r)|} \int_{B(x,r)} |f(y)| \text{d}y $$ and the uncentered $$ Mf(x):= \sup_{r>0, ...
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Assumptions on the Borel measure in Stein's Harmonic Analysis

I am currently reading the proof of Theorem 1 on Page 13 of Stein's Harmonic Analysis which proves that if $f \in L^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$, then for every $\alpha > 0$, $$\mu(\{x: (Mf)(x) > ...
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Strange thing about Weak Maximum\Minimum Principle?

I feel confused about this problem. I think it is obvious using Weak Maximum\Minimum principles. Since for harmonic functions. If $\Omega$ is bounded and $u\in C^2(\Omega) \cap C^0(\overline ...
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A Direct Proof of Representation Theorem for Positive Harmonic Functions in the Half Plane?

Does anyone know a direct proof of this representation theorem for non-negative harmonic functions in the half-plane that doesn't appeal to a similar result in the unit disk? Also, does anyone who ...
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Prove that the Pontryagin dual of a locally compact abelian group is also a locally compact abelian group.

Let $ G $ be a locally compact abelian (LCA) group and $ \widehat{G} $ the Pontryagin dual of $ G $, i.e., the set of all continuous homomorphisms $ G \to \mathbb{R} / \mathbb{Z} $. Clearly, $ ...
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When does the Fourier algebra coincide with the Fourier-Stieltjes algebra?

For a given locally compact group $G$ the Fourier-Stieltjes algebra $B(G)$ is defined as the algebra of matrix coefficients of unitary representations $\pi:G\to B(H)$. Similarly, the Fourier algebra ...
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$\dfrac{1}{||x||}$ not Lebesgue integrable in $\mathbb {R^d}$ on set $E=\{x\in \mathbb {R^d}: ||x||≥1\}$

I am trying to show the following: $\dfrac{1}{||x||}$ not Lebesgue integrable in $\mathbb {R^d}$ on set $E=\{x\in \mathbb {R^d}: ||x||≥1\}$ I tried to use Fubini's theorem and the fact that ...
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Convergence of Fourier series in Sobolev space

So the problem is if $f\in H^{\frac{1}{2}}([0,1])\cap C([0,1])$, then $S_Nf$, the partial sum of fourier series converges uniformly to $f$. How would you show this by considering the quantity ...
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Help with biharmonic functions

I tried to use using Green's formula to prove $\triangle u=0$. But it turned out to be wrong because $u=0$ doesn't imply $\triangle u=0$ on the boundary. I am a novice in graduate pde, so I didn't ...
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Characterization of the Haar measure in terms of the integrals of characters

I was reading a paper and I think that they used the following theorem: Let $G$ compact group and $\mu$ a probability measure on $G$. If $$\hat{\mu}(\xi)= \int_G \overline{\xi(x)} d\mu(x) = ...
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Local barrier implies barrier?

there. This is part of the textbook of Gibarg's PDE: My question is that how to verify the part in red? How to know $\overline w$ is continous in $\overline \Omega$? Thanks so much! Your help ...
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Prove a function is subharmonic?__Gilbarg Exercise

My attempt: By a long time google search I found in a book about how to prove it in the case of harmonic function. Just construct another function $v$ which is harmonic in the $\Omega$, then prove ...
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Find a harmonic function on two concentric balls?

My attempt: I thought about using Poisson Integral formula since the area is two concentric balls. Then I get something like the following: $u(x)=\frac{1}{nw_nR}\int_{\partial ...
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Harmonic functions that uniformly convergent?

Let $u_k$ be continuous on $\overline\Omega$, $u_k$ harmonic in $\Omega$. Suppose $u_k|\partial\Omega$ converge uniformly. Then $u_k$ converge uniformly in $\Omega$. The hint is using Maximum ...
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Norm of Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator

We define Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator $M$ by \begin{equation} Mf(x)=\sup_{r>0} \frac{1}{|B(x,r)|} \int_{B(x,r)} |f(y)| dy \end{equation} where $B(x,r)$ denotes the ball centered at $x \in ...
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Fourier transform of $f(z)=z^n$ on the unit disk in the complex plane

What is the Fourier transform of the function $f(z)=z^n$, $|z|<1$, and $f(z)=0$ if $z$ is outside of the unit disk.
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Involution on inverse semigroups

I'm trying to prove the following for inverse semigroups $\bf Def:$ an inverse semigroup $S$is a semigruop such that for each $x\in S$ the exists a unique $y\in S$ such that $xyx=x$ and $yxy=y$. An ...
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integration concerning Fourier transform of homogeneous kernel(of degree 0)

Let $m\in C^\infty(\mathbb{R}^d-\{0\})$ be homogeneous of degree zero and has mean zero on the sphere$(S^{d-1})$. Then $m$ defines a tempered distribution and $\partial_j^dm\in S'(\mathbb{R}^d)$ is ...