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, Littlewood-...

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Foundation Semigroups Examples

I recently started looking into the subject of foundation semi-groups and I'm trying to find simple (none-trivial) examples of foundations semi-groups. I know that every locally compact group is ...
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Laplacian on the sphere (proof of a proposition)

$$ Let \;f:U \to \mathbb{R}\;be\;a\;function\;on\;an\;open\;subset\;of\;S^{m-1}\;which\;is\;the\;restriction\;of\;a\;smooth\;function\;F:U{'} \to \mathbb{R}\;defined\;on\;an\;open\;subset\;of\;{{\...
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Scale resolution and frequency resolution in continuous wavelet transform

I'm reading the well known wavelets tutorial by Robi Polikar here. In part 3, about figure 3.7 and 3.8, it says "lower scales (higher frequencies) have better scale resolution (narrower in scale, ...
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How come $ce^{-\frac{\phi_i-\phi_j}{\rho}}$ has the form of $e^{-in\phi_i}$ and how to calculate it's eigenvalues

How to prove Euler's Formula $e^{i\theta} = (cos\theta + isin\theta)$? I know this is kind of basic and I am familiar with this equality for a long time. But, how do I prove it? And another question:...
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A question about general Marcinkiewicz interpolation theorem

The general Marcinkiewicz interpolation theorem states as following: If $T$ is a linear operator of weak type $(p_0,q_0)$ and of weak type $(p_1,q_1)$ where $q_0\neq q_1$, then for each $\theta\...
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Questions about delta function.

Let $z \neq 1$ be a complex number. Then \begin{align} \frac{1}{1-z} = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} z^n. \end{align} We have \begin{align} \frac{z^{-1}}{1-z^{-1}} = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} z^{-n}. \end{align} ...
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Proving Div-Curl Lemma through Paraproducts

I want to to prove the classical div-curl lemma of Coifman-Lions-Meyer-Semmes in the following form: Div-Curl Lemma. Let $f:\mathbb{R}^{n}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^{n}$ be a Schwartz function such ...
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Eigenvalues for correlation matrix which have the form of an harmonic function

As a continuation to this question, I took the matrix $C_{2 \times 2}$ which is: $$C=\left[ \begin{array}{} a& ace^{-\frac{|\phi_1-\phi_2|}{2}}\\ ace^{-\frac{|\phi_1-\phi_2|}{2}} &...
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Convolution on group with measure

I was wondering about the generalization of the concept of convolution from the familiar one on real spaces and how many properties still remain. For convolution on Lebesgue-integrable real-valued ...
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Fourier series calculation

I had an exam question today that stated something along the lines of the following: "Let $f$ be an even function given by $f(x)=x$ on $[0,\pi]$ and extend $f$ to $\mathbb{R}$ by $2\pi$-periodicity. ...
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Prove the uniqueness of poisson equation with robin boundary condition

We have $\Delta u=f$ in $D$, and $\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial n}+au=h$ on boundary of D, where $D$ is a domain in three dimension and $a$ is a positive constant. $\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial n}=\...
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Laplacian of a radial function on a riemannienne symmetric space

I would like to know : Is that the Laplacian $L$ of any radial function $f$ on a riemannienne symmetric space $X$ is a radial function? Thank you in advance.
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The decay rate of Hormander lemma is optimal or not?

The Hormander lemma about oscillatory integral operators states that $T_\lambda f(x)=\int e^{i\lambda S(x,y)}a(x,y)f(y)dy$, while the Hessian of $S(x,y)$ is nondegenerate, then $||T_\lambda||_2 \leq C\...
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What do modern-day analysts actually do?

In an abstract algebra class, one learns about groups, rings, and fields, and (perhaps naively) conceives of a modern-day algebraist as someone who studies these sorts of structures. One learns about ...
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Proof of the classical div-curl-lemma

let $1 = \frac{1}{p} + \frac{1}{q}$ as usual. Let $f \in L^p, g \in L^q$ be vector fields from $\mathbb R^n$ to itself. Assume $div f = 0$ and there exists a function $G$ s.t. $\nabla G = g$. Then $f ...
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Parition of unity argument in a Fourier analysis paper

I am currently reading a paper "The proof of the $\ell^2$ decoupling conjecture" by Bourgain and Demeter. I was wondering if someone could explain me one of the arguments in their paper. First I will ...
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How does the weighted superposition of irreps make the Fourier transform of a finite group unitary?

This is supplementary to this question. In the lecture note of Andrew Childs on Nonabelian Fourier analysis, it is said that the Fourier transform of a finite group is the weighted superposition of ...
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Why is the Fourier transform of a non-Abelian finite group the weighted superposition over all irreps?

I am going through the lecture note of Andrew Childs on Nonabelian Fourier analysis. I would like to quote from the note: My question: Why does it have to be weighted superposition and not equal ...
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On a property of $(Mf)^{\delta}$

For each positive $C$, define a set $$A_C=\left\{g\ge0: \frac{1}{|I|}\int_Ig\le C\inf_{x\in I}g(x) \text{ for any interval } I\right\}$$ In other words, elements in $A_C$ are non-negative functions ...
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The support of $f(x)= \cos(x)$

The support of a function is the closure of the set of points where the function has non zero values. The function $f(x)=\cos(x)$ is zero only at the points $x=\frac{(2k+1)\pi}{2}$, $k \in \mathbb{Z}...
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Properties of the Fejer kernel

The Fejer kernel $k_m : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{C}$ is defined by $k_m (t) = \frac{1}{2\pi (m+1)} \sum^m_{n=0} \sum^n _{k=-n} e^{ikt}$ One of the properties of the Fejer kernel is For any $\delta \...
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Strong period of self-convolution of a strongly periodic cyclic function

Let $f : \mathbb{Z}_N \to F$ be a function with a $F$ a field. We say that $f$ has maximum period if the smallest positive integer $r$ (with $r \mid N$) such that $f(j) = f(j + r)$ for all $j \in \...
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Inverse short time Fourier transform

The short time Fourier transform $S: L^2(\mathbb{R})^2 \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R}^2)$ can be defined as $$S(g,f)(a,b):=\int_{\mathbb{R}}f(x) \overline{g(x-a)} e^{-i b x} dx.$$ Now a natural question ...
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Interpretation of $L_2 ([-\pi , \pi])$

What is the interpretation of $L_2 ([-\pi , \pi])$ in laymans terms? How is $L_2 ([-\pi , \pi])$ different to $L_1 ([-\pi , \pi])$? Does $L_2 ([-\pi , \pi])$ just mean that the function is twice ...
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Interpolation of a linear operator acting on a sequence of functions

Let $\mathbf{f} = \{f_{n}\}$ be a sequence of Schwarz functions and suppose $T$ is a linear operator which sends a given sequence of Schwarz functions to a given function in $L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ for ...
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Is $\|\widehat{f}\|_{L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^d)}$ comparable to $\|\widehat{f}\|_{L^{p}(B_{1/R})}$?

Suppose $f$ is a smooth function compactly supported in some ball of radius $R$. Is $\|\widehat{f}\|_{L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^d)}$ comparable to $\|\widehat{f}\|_{L^{p}(B_{1/R})}$ where $B_{1/R}$ is any ball ...
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average of maximal function is less than its infimum?

Let M be the dyadic Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator. Prove the following: there is a constant $C$ such that for any $f$, $$ \inf_{x\in I}Mf(x)\le C 2^k\inf_{x\in J} Mf(x) $$ where $I$ and $J$ are ...
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Showing $\hat{\tilde{f}}=\tilde{\hat{f}}$ where $\hat{f}$ is the Fourier transform, and $\tilde{f}(x) = f(-x)$

I'm trying to prove that $\hat{\tilde{f}}=\tilde{\hat{f}}$ for any integrable function $f$, where $\hat{f}$ denotes the Fourier transform of $f$ and $\tilde{f}$ denotes the mapping $f(x)\to f(-x)$, ...
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Question regarding constructing a function via its Fourier transform

Let $\varepsilon>0$. I was interested in understanding the justification of defining the following function $\phi$ via its Fourier transform, satisfying the following properties: (1) $\widehat{\...
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Proof of an inequality with using maximal operator

I want to prove an inequality such that $$ \int_{B}|f(y)|dy\leq |B|^{1-\frac{1}{p}}\|f\|_{L^p(B)}, $$ where $B\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is a ball, $p>1$ and $\|f\|_{L^p(B)}=(\int_{B}|f(y)|^pdy)^{\frac{1}...
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Question related to decay of Fourier transform and smoothness

Suppose $f\in L^1 (\mathbb{R})$ and that for any $n\in \mathbb{N}$ there is $C_n > 0$ such that its Fourier transform satisfies $$ |\hat{f}(\xi )| \le C_n(1+|\xi |^2)^{-n}. $$ Let $$g(x) = \frac 1{...
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$W^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ Is Not Closed Under Multiplication when $s\leq n/p$

For $s\in\mathbb{R}$, $1<p<\infty$, and $n\geq 1$, define the Sobolev space $W^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ by $$W^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n}):=\left\{f\in\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}^{n}) : \|(\langle{\xi}\...
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Additive combinatorics in Hamming weights of addition of numbers modulo $2^n$ with prescribed Hamming weight

I wonder if anyone could point me to a reference about the following type of combinatorics problem: Fix $n $. For an integer $k \in [n] = \{1, \ldots, n\}$, let $A(k)$ be the set of integers in $[0, ...
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Proving Holders inequality for the sequence space $l_p (\mathbb(N)$

We first look at when $p=1$ and $q=\infty$ And we look at the non trivial case when the sequences $x=(x_k)_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$ and $y=(y_k)_{k \in \mathbb{N}}$ are both not equal to zero. We first ...
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How is $\lim_{\rho \to 0} \rho^{1 - n} \int_{\partial B_\rho} u ds = n \omega_n u(y)$?

I'm looking at some material on harmonic functions and it says $$\lim_{\rho \to 0} \rho^{1 - n} \int_{\partial B_\rho} u ds = n \omega_n u(y)$$ where $n$ is the number of dimensions and $\omega_n$ ...
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Convolution of indicator functions with values in a finite field

This is something I haven't seen online yet, indicator functions with values in a finite field. Probably for a good reason, but I would like to know why, and if there are still things that can be said....
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Can the system of shifts of an $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ function be an ONB?

In Wavelet theory, one constructs wavelet bases via translations a dialations of an $L^2$ function... Is it possible for some set of translations alone to form an Orthonormal Basis? That is: Does ...
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Critical Homogeneous Sobolev Embedding

For $s\in\mathbb{R}$, $1<p<\infty$, define the homogeneous Sobolev space $\dot{W}^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ as follows: For $f\in\mathcal{S}_{0}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ (Schwartz functions with Fourier ...
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Real zeros of a function holomorphic in the upper half plane

Suppose that $f(z)$ is holomorphic in the upper half-plane and $\lim_{\, |z| \to \infty} f(z) = 1$ along any ray in the open upper half-plane. Suppose also that $f(z)$ has a continuous extension to ...
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Finding a continuous $f\in C(\mathbb{T})$ with $\{\hat{f}(n)\}\notin \ell^p$

Denote the circle by $\mathbb{T}=\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$. Find an example for a continuous function $f\in C(\mathbb{T})$ with coefficients of the fourier series, $\{\hat{f}(n)\}\notin\ell^p,\forall p&...
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Are exponential functions a complete system on $L^2\left(\mathbb{T},\mu\right)$

Let $\mathbb{T}$ denote the unit circle in $\mathbb{C}$, and let $\mu$ be a complex Borel measure on $\mathbb{T}$. Consider the space of square integrable functions $L^2\left(\mathbb{T},\mu\right)$. ...
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Convergence of measures on $\mathbb{T}$

Denote by $M(\mathbb T)$ the set of complex-values measures on the circle $\mathbb{T}=\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$.Prove that $D(T)$, the set of discrete measures on $\mathbb{T}$ is: closed in $M(\...
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Convolution algebra $L^1(G)$ for non sigma-finite $G$

Let's assume that $G$ is locally compact and Hausdorff topological group, hence it carries a Haar measure, $\mu$. We can than consider space of integrable functions $L^1(G)$ (class of functions to be ...
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Convergence in $H^1(\Omega)$ and $L^2(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain (maybe that doesn't matter), if $f_n\rightarrow f$ in $H^1(\Omega)$, does it follow $f_n\rightarrow f$ in $L^2(\Omega)$ since $H^1$ is dense in $L^2$? Is it true that $...
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Example of a compactly supported Lipschitz function with non-Lipschitz Hilbert transform

Suppose $f$ is a compactly supported measurable function (say in the interval $[-1,1]$) which is Hölder continuous of order $\alpha\in (0,1)$. I have read that the Hilbert transform $Hf$ of $f$ is ...
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Spectrum of Laplacian on divergenceless vector on $T^3$

I encountered the following calculation: $\int dA A_\mu\Delta A^\mu$, where $A_\mu$ are divergenceless vectors and the theory is on flat $T^3$. What is the determinant we get by integrating over $...
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Why such a net will exist?

G- locally compact group & $\lambda(x)f(y) = f(x^{-1}y)\ \forall \ y \in G$. The following condition is called Reiter's finite condition. $P(G) := \{f \in L^1(G): f \geq 0, \|{f}\|_1 = 1\}.$ ...
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Boundedness of singular integral operators on $L^{p}$ spaces

Let $\Omega \in L^{1}(S^{d-1})$ have mean zero. Prove that, if the operator $T_{\Omega}: L^{p} \rightarrow L^{q}$ given by $T_{\Omega}f(x) $:= p.v. $\int_{\mathbb{R}^{d}} \frac{\Omega \left(\frac{y}{|...
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Why a left-invariant Haar measure is $\mu(A)=\int_A \frac{1}{a^2}da\,db$ and a right-invariant Haar measure is $\mu'(A)=\int_A\frac{1}{a}da\,db$?

Let $G$ be the group of affine transformations of $\mathbb R$, $x\mapsto ax+b$, $a>0$. $G$ is the half-plane $(a,b);a>0$. A left-invariant Haar measure is $\mu(A)=\int_A \frac{1}{a^2}da\,db$, ...
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Is there a stable probability distribution on the rational numbers?

Does there exist a (non-trivial) probability distribution on the rational numbers $$\sum_{r\in\mathbb{Q}}p_r=1$$ with $0\leq p_r$, which is stable, meaning that the sum of two i.i.d. random variables ...