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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Which $f \in L^\infty$ are the Fourier transform of a bounded complex measure?

A measure on $\mathbb R$ is a set function $\mu,$ defined for all Borel sets of $\mathbb R,$ which is countably additive(that is, $\mu(E)=\sum \mu(E_{i})$ if $E$ is the union of the countable family ...
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Family of equivalent unitary representations is not a set.

I have recently come across a statement in the book: Kazhdan's property (T) by B. Bekka, P. de la Harpe, A. Valette at the beginning Appendix F.2. Fell topology on sets of unitary representations. ...
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How to choose, $\phi \in C^{\infty}_{c}(\mathbb R)$ such that its Fourier transform $\hat{\phi}$ is 1 in some neighbourhood of the given point?

Put $C_{c}^{\infty}(\mathbb R)=$ The space of $C^{\infty}$ functions on $\mathbb R$ whose support is compact. Fix $x_{0}\in \mathbb R.$ My Question is : Can we expect to choose, $\phi \in ...
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Is Steinhaus theorem ever used in topological groups?

Steinhaus theorem in $\mathbb{R}^d$ says that for $E\subset\mathbb{R}^d$ with positive measure, $E-E:=\{x-y:x,y\in E\}$ contains an open neighborhood of the origin. And for locally compact Hausdorff ...
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Dual Lorentz characterization of $L^q$

I am trying to do Exercise A.4 of Terence Tao's book Nonlinear dispersive equations: local and global analysis. The exercise is on p.342 in Appendix A. The problem statement is: Let $f\in ...
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The trace of an operator

My question is derived from A. Deitmar's book: A First Course in Harmonic Analysis (second edition), p22, Exercise 1.17. Let me rewrite it again: Let $k:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be smooth ...
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Non uniform continuity of a function and almost periodicity

We say that a continuous function $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ is almost periodic in the sense of Bohr if: For every sequence $(t'_n)_{n\geq0}$, there's a sub-sequence $(t_n)_{n\geq0}$ such that ...
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If A has positive Haar measure then $AA^{-1}$ is a neighborhood of $e$

I read the following exercise: Prove that if $G$ is a locally compact topological group with Haar measure $\mu$ and $A \subset G, \mu (A) >0$, then $AA^{-1}$ contains an open neighborhood of the ...
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$\widehat{f\ast g}= \hat{f} \cdot \hat{g}$ for $f, \hat{f} \in L^{p}(\mathbb R)\cap C(\mathbb R) (1<p<\infty, p\neq 2), g\in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb R)$?

It is well-known that, for $f,g \in L^{1}(\mathbb R).$ Then, by Fubini's theorem, one can derive, $\widehat{f\ast g} = \hat{f} \cdot \hat{g},$ (that is, Fourier transform takes, convolution to point ...
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Noncommutative Fourier Transform

The theory of Fourier transform for Euclidean spaces has analogues for locally compact abelian groups. In the noncommutative setting, representations can be used to define analogous transforms. My ...
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The variational formulation of entropy

For $f:\mathbb Z_2^n \to [0, \infty)$, the entropy of $f$ is defined as $$ {\rm Ent}(f) = \mathbb E[f(X) \log f(X)] - \mathbb E f(X) \log(\mathbb E f(X)), $$ where $X$ is a random element of $\mathbb ...
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Why is the derivative of the translates of a measure measurable?

Let G be a topological group and X a measure space. Let $G \times X \rightarrow X$ be a measurable group action, $\mu$ a $\sigma$-finite measure on $X$, and $g\mu$ (for any $g \in G$) the measure ...
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Locally compact groups

Let $S= G_1\bigcup G_2 $, where $G_1$ and $G_2$ are two groups. If $S$ is locally compact, is it true that either $G_1$ or $G_2$ is locally compact? Thank you.
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Amenability of finite dimensional norm algebras

Let $(\cal A,\|\cdot\|)$ be a finite dimensional norm algebra (Banach Algebra). Can we say any thing about the amenability of $\cal A$. What if we impose some extra conditions on $\cal A$, say ...
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Describing function of a non linearity with memory

Can anyone help me on finding the correct methodology to compute the describing function of the following NL function? ...
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Hardy Space Cancellation Condition

I have been reading the chapter on Hardy spaces in Stein's Harmonic Analysis book, and I am having a lot of trouble figuring something out. The setting here is $\mathbb{R}^n.$ Let $f \in L^q$ be ...
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If $w$ is in weak $A_{\infty}(d\mu)$ where $d\mu$ is a doubling measure, then is $w\,d\mu$ doubling?

Let $\mu$ be a positive Borel measure on $\mathbb{R}^n$ and let it be doubling i.e. there exists a a constant $C>1$ such that $\mu(B(x_0, 2r)) \leq C \mu(B(x_0,r))$ for all balls $B(x_0,r)$. Let ...
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About p-adic numbers

I'm studying the dual group of the diadic rationals, $\widehat{\mathbb{Z}[1/2]}$, where the dual is the dual of Pontryagin of $\mathbb{Z}[1/2]$. In some papers says that $\widehat{\mathbb{Z}[1/2]}$, ...
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Very simple question regarding sum/difference identity

If I have $\sin(0.7x-47t+C)$ where do I carry my constant $C$? The same with my sum-to-product identities. This problem is showing up for me because I'm studying mechanical waves at the moment. I ...
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Using normal families to bound a complex integral

I am trying to prove that $$\int_{\partial T(Q)} |F'(z)| \,ds(z) \lesssim \int\int_{T(Q)} |F'(z)| |\varphi'(z)|^2 \log \frac{1}{|z|} \,dx\, dy$$ This is an estimate on page $6$ of this paper by ...
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Why the $L^1(R)$ space does not have a unconditional basis

Why the $L^1(R)$ space does not have a unconditional basis. It is a known fact that $L^p(R)$ ($1<p<+\infty$) has unconditional basis. A simple example is the dyadic wavelet or Haar system. I ...
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Building up the Fourier inversion theorem on locally compact abelian groups

I'm reading through Folland's Abstract Harmonic Analysis and I've come to a bit of a road block with some machinery developed for the Fourier inversion theorem. We know that the Fourier transform of a ...
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Fourier coefficients of a measure and absolute continuity

A relative of a theorem of Peyriere (found in a 1997 paper of Klemes and Reinhold, "Rank One Transformations with Singular Spectral Type") says that if $\mu$ is a Borel probability measure on $S^1$ ...
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An inequality between integrals of series of characteristic functions of cubes

Let $1\leq p<\infty$. Prove that there exists $C>0$ such that $$ \left(\int\left|\sum_{i=1}^\infty a_i\chi_{2Q_i}\right|^p \, dx\right)^{1/p} \leq C\left(\int\left|\sum_{i=1}^\infty ...
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Is there a formula for the Haar measure on a product of groups?

Let $ (G_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}} $ be a sequence of locally compact topological groups with a corresponding sequence $ (\mu_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}} $ of Haar measures. Is there a way to construct a ...
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proof that$ L^1 (G)$ is a subspace of $M(G)$

Let G be a locally compact group, and let $M(G)$ be the space of complex Radon measures on G. I identify the function f with the measure $f(x) \rm dx$ . but How do I prove this inclusion?؟ . .
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Haar measure on $ \mathbb{R} × \mathbb{T}$ and on dual $\mathbb{R} × \mathbb{T}$

I've solved this exercise somewhat.To complete it please help me Haar measure on G $=$ translation invariant on G $$ μ(A)=μ(A+t)$$ if $ G=\mathbb{R}$ then Haar measure on G is lebesgue measure. and ...
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Uniqueness in Bochner's theorem

Bochner's theorem : Let $G$ be a locally compact Abelian group. Then for any $ \phi \in \ P(G) $ there is a unique positive Radon measure $ \ μ \in \ $ M ($ \widehat{G} $) such that ...
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Approximation of the identity and Hardy-Littlewood maximal function

The inequality seems to be simple but I could not find the right limits of integration. $$\sup_{\delta>0} |f*K_{\delta}|(x)\leq c f^*(x)$$ Where is some positive constant, $f$ is integrable, ...
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$\widehat{\mathbb{T}}$ can be identified with $\mathbb{Z}$

$ \mathbb{T} \stackrel{\text{def}}{=} \{ z \in \mathbb{C} : |z| = 1 \}$ $\widehat{\mathbb{T}} \stackrel{\text{def}}{=} \text{Hom}(\mathbb{T},\mathbb{T})$ To show that $\widehat{\mathbb{T}}$ can be ...
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Local Module Homomorphism

Let $A$ be Banach algebra and $X,Y$ be two left Banach $A$-modules. It is said that the linear bounded map $\phi:X\to Y$ is left $A$-module homomorphism if for any $a\in A$ and any $x\in X$ we have ...
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The function $f(t)=2+\sin(t)+\sin(t\sqrt2)$

The function $f$ defined on $\mathbb{R}$ by $$f(t)=2+\sin(t)+\sin(t\sqrt2)$$ can never reach $0$. Can we find some sequence $(t_n)_{n\geq0}$ such that $$\lim_{n \to \infty}f(t_n)=0 \ \ \ ?$$ Or in ...
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Identifying the dual group of a locally compact abelian group with the spectrum of $ {L^{1}}(G) $.

Folland stated the following theorem in his book A Course in Abstract Harmonic Analysis on Page 88. The dual group of a locally compact abelian group can be identified with the spectrum of $ ...
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When is a function a Fourier transform of an integrable function?

Specifically, in the case $f(\xi)=\frac{1}{(1+\xi ^2)^\epsilon}$ where $0<\epsilon<1$. I wish to prove this is a Fourier transform of a $L_1$ function. Any insight into the manner would be ...
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Inequality between Fourier coefficients implies inequality for $L^p$ norms on the circle

Given two functions from $L_p [-\pi,\pi]$, where $p\geq 2$, $p$ is an even integer, and $f_n>|g_n|$ for every $n$ (where $f_n$ is the $n$th Fourier coefficient), I need to prove that ...
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Biprojective $C^*$-algebra

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra. Define $\Delta:A\hat{\otimes}A\to A$ with $\Delta(\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\otimes b_n)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_nb_n$. Now $A$ is called biprojective if there exists a bounded ...
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Module algebras

Spectrum: For Banach algebra $A$ spectrum is denoted by $\sigma(A)$ and defined as the set of all non-zero bounded linear multiplicative function from $A$ to $\Bbb C$.(Function $\psi:A\to\Bbb C$ is ...
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Fourier transform of function similar to a Riesz kernel

I am trying to prove that the Fourier transform of $$\frac{x_1 x_2} {|x|^4}$$ in $\mathcal{R}^2$ (in the sense of distributions) is a bounded multiplier given by $\frac{\xi_1 \xi_2}{|\xi|^2}$ but am ...
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Locally compact group and continuous function with compact support

Suppose that $G$ is a locally comact group, let $H$ be a open subgroup of $G$ and let $\phi:G\to\Bbb C$ be a continuous function such that $Supp\phi=:\overline{\{x\in G: \phi(x)\neq 0\}}$ is compact. ...
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Open subgroup and group algebra

Let $G$ be a locally compact group and $H$ be an open subgroup of $G$. Consider the group algebras $L^1(G)$ and $L^1(H)$ with convolution product and consider $L^1(H)$ as a subalgebra of $L^1(G)$ ...
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Laplace equation Dirichlet problem on punctured unit ball.

Let $\Omega = \{ x \in \mathbb{R}^n: 0<|x|<1 \}$ and consider the Dirichlet problem \begin{align} \Delta u &= 0 \\ u(0) &= 1 \\ u &= 0 ~~~\text{if} ~~|x|=1 \end{align} By considering ...
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Weak* convergence in $(L^q)^*$ and convergence in $L^p$

Let $\{\phi_n\}$ be a sequence in $L^p(X)$. Assume that $\phi_n\to \phi$ weak* under the natural identification $L^p\cong (L^q)^*$. Of course, it is not true in general that $\phi_n\to \phi$ in $L^p$ ...
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Discontinuous characters on locally compact abelian groups

I'm doing some reading out of Rudin's Fourier Analysis on Groups and Folland's Abstract Harmonic Analysis for research. Particularly I am on characters and dual groups and I've noticed that neither ...
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Using Plancherel's Theorem to Prove the Gauss Sum

I'm interested in proving the following: Where $p$ is an odd prime and $z$ is a primitive $p$th root of unity, we let $Q(p)=\sum^{p−1}_{k=0}z^{k^2}$. Prove: $|Q(p)|=\sqrt{p}$. Specifically, I want ...
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I am having a hard time understanding just how quotients such as $\mathbb{T}$ are constructed.

I encountered the quotient $\mathbb{T} = \mathbb{R}/2\pi\mathbb{Z}$ while beginning to study harmonic analysis. Despite having taken elementary abstract algebra and number theory, I am still having ...
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Fourier transform of a potential

I need help computing the distributional inverse Fourier transform of the function $1/|x|^2$ in dimension two. The integral makes sense written as \begin{align} 1/2\pi \int_{\mathbb{R}^2} e^{ix\xi} ...
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Show that $\log(x)$ is a Bounded Mean Oscillation (BMO)

As an extension of our class notes, we were asked to show that the function $w =\log(x)$ is a Bounded Mean Oscillation (BMO). First off, I believe our professor made a mistake, and really wanted us ...
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A questions about the schur's lemma

Schur's lemma is this: If (ρ1,V1) and (ρ2,V2) are irreducible representations of a group G, then any nonzero homomorphism ϕ:V1↦V2 is an isomorphism. or Schur's Lemma. a. A unitary ...
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non degenerate representation

Let π:G →L(H) be a unitary representation Then the map π1: $\mathbb L^1(G)$→L(H) is nondegenerate. where ’nondegenerate’ is meant in the sense that For every non-zero $\xi \in \mathcal{H}$ ...