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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Convergence in mean of differentiated Fourier series

Let a function $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be integrable on $[-\pi,\pi]$ and $2\pi$-periodic. Let $$ \frac{a_0}{2}+\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty (a_n \cos nx+b_n \sin nx) $$ be the Fourier ...
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Fourier analysis on groups and paths in a Cayley graph

If one takes a cyclic group and a function on this group, and performs harmonic analysis on it (classical Fourier analysis), the result is a set of coefficients, each one of them corresponding to ...
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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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Explain the geometrical interpretation a pair of harmonic function conjugated each other.

Explain the geometrical interpretation a pair of harmonic function conjugated each other. Could you help me? I am wondering how to draw it but unfortunately my abstract imagination can't cope with ...
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A linear functional of $H^k$

Define $H^k$ as usual: $$H^k=\left\{f; \int (1+|\xi|^2)^k|\widehat{f}(\xi)|^2d\xi<\infty\right\}$$ Define $l(u)=\int (1+|\xi|^2)^k\widehat{u}(\xi)d\xi$, how to show that $l\in (H^k)^*$. I tried ...
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What classical conditions give unique Laplace equation solutions on a half-plane?

Solutions of the Laplace equation on the upper half plane of $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ are not unique: $$ \frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial x^{2}}u+\frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial y^{2}}u = ...
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Is $\Delta^{-1}$ a bounded operator?

Is the inverse Laplacian $\Delta^{-1}: H^{m+2}(M)\mapsto H^m(M)|1$ a bounded operator? Where $M$ is a compact manifold and $H^m(M)|1$ means its elements $f \in H^m(M)$ and ...
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Trigonometric polynomials on non-compact and non-abelian groups

Hewitt and Ross define trigonometric polynomial on a locally compact group $G$ as a linear combination of matrix elements of continuous unitary irreducible representations of $G$: $$ f(t)=\sum_{i=1}^n ...
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An $f\in H^{1/2}$ with self-convolution, showing it is an $C^1$ function.

If $f\in H^{\frac{1}{2}}(\mathbb{R})$ is a Sobelev 1/2 function that $f=f*f$, then how do you show that $f\in C^1$ with a bounded derivative.
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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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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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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 coefficients of a (finite, regular, positive) measure are absolutely summable => the measure has a density

Let $\mu$ be a finite, regular, positive measure on $[0,1)$ such that $\sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} |\hat{\mu}(n)| < \infty$. How can I prove that there exists $f(x)$ such that $\mu(dx) = f(x)dx$? ...
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Question about Hilbert transform(applying plancherel theorem)

Let $f\in S(\mathbb{R})$(Schwartz function on real line). Then Hilbert transform $H$ of $f$ is defined by $\displaystyle Hf(x)=\lim\limits_{t\rightarrow0}\int_{|y|>t}\frac{1}{y}f(x-y)\,dy$ One ...
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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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convolution of $f$ and $g$ is in $L^p$ where $f$ has compact support.

Suppose 1≤p≤∞ and $f∈L^1(G)$ and $g∈L^p(G)$. I know this is true $‖f*g‖_p ≤‖f‖_1 ‖g‖_q$ , Where ∗ is convolution of f and g. I want to prove that If G is not unimodular, we still have g∗f is in LP ...
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Density of a set of functions in Schwartz space

I have a difficulty doing the following problem: Let $S(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be the Schwartz space. I need to determine whether the following set of functions $A$: $$A= \{f\in S(\mathbb{R}^n): ...
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Jucys-Murphy elements confusion

I am taking a class called "Harmonic Analysis on Finite Groups" and am studying for an exam. We have recently been talking about the representation theory of the symmetric group (over $\mathbb C$). ...
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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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Matrix-valued functions with lacunary Fourier series

This question is motivated by investigation of the operator space structure of Hankel matrices (which is surely well-known to the experts). Consider a lacunary Hankel matrix, i.e. a matrix ...
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Is harmonicity preserved when taking limits (normal convergence) on the unit disk.

I'm reading Koosis's book on $H^p$ spaces and have a question. He is proving a $L^p$ version of the Dirichlet problem which states that if $F(t)$ is in $L^p$ on the unit circle then $$ ...
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Fourier coefficient of $f(x)=\frac{d}{dx}(x^{\nu} \cos(\frac{1}{x})$ for $\nu \in (0,\frac{1}{2})$.

In Zygmund's Trigonometric Series, vol I, on page 19 section 2.22 they write that Riemann showed that the Fourier coeff of $f(x)=\frac{d}{dx}(x^{\nu} \cos(\frac{1}{x}))$ for $\nu \in (0,\frac{1}{2})$ ...
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The second derivative of simple layer potential

A simple-layer potential is defined as $$\Psi(M)=\iint_{S}\dfrac{\sigma(N)}{R(M,N)}dS(N)$$ where $S$ denotes a flat region in the plane $z=0$; the coordinates of $M$ and $N$ are $(\rho,\phi,z)$ and ...
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Estimating time in harmonic signal

I hope someone can help me with the following problem: Assume a periodic signal of the form $$\begin{align} s(t) &= \sum\limits_{p=1}^P \sin(p\Omega_0t)\\ &= \sum\limits_{p=1}^P ...
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Are Haar measures complete?

If $G$ is a locally compact group and $\mu$ is a left Haar measure for $G$, then is the measure space $(G,B(G),\mu)$ complete (where $B(G)$ is the set of Borel subsets of $G$)? Or do we have to take ...
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Mapping $G$ into its group algebra as left multiplication. Continuous?

I am reading an appendix on Group algebras which contains the following Proposition which I am trying to prove: Proposition: Let $G$ be a locally compact group, with $\zeta\in L^{p}(G)$ fixed. ...
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Continuous, integrable fourier transform of an $L^{2}(\mathbb{R})$ function, integrable.

I've come across a number of sources claiming a smoothness-decay duality between a function and its Fourier transform. But most seem to give results about how the smoothness of a function leads to ...
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How is study of fractals related to fourier/spectral/harmonic analysis?

In chap. 3 of "Fractal Geometry of Nature" Mandelbrot mentions that "part of the study of fractals is the geometric face of harmonic analysis" (spectral or Fourier, he specifies). But to my dismay ...
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Fourier dimension of a measure restricted to an open set

Suppose that the measure $\mu$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ has Fourier dimension $\beta$, which is to say that $\beta= \sup\left\{\gamma \leq n : |\hat{\mu}(x)| \leq C(1+|x|)^{-\gamma/2}\right\}$. The Fourier ...
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Series of Maximal Operator

Let $p\in(1,\infty)$. Assume that we have a sequence of functions $\{f_i:i\in\mathbb{N}\}\subset L^p(\mathbb{R}^n)$ such that $$ \left(\sum\limits_{i=1}^\infty|f_i|^2\right)^{\frac{1}{2}}\in ...
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$\Lambda_p$-set for compact abelian group

We denote by $|A|$ the cardinal of a set $A$. Let $S$ be a subset of $\mathbb{Z}$. Denote $S_N=S\cap [0,N]$ where $N$ is an integer. Suppose $2<p<\infty$. There is well-known that if $S$ is a ...
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Steinhaus theorem in topological groups

Let $(G,\cdot)$ be a locally compact Abelian topological group with Haar measure. It is known that if $B$ is a measurable subset of $G$ of finite and positive Haar measure then $int(B \cdot B)\neq ...
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Extending a convolution operator from $L^p(\mathbb{R}^d)$ to $L^p(\mathbb{R}^d;L^q(\Omega))$

Let $1<p,q<\infty$ and $\Omega$ some $\sigma$-finite measure space. Let $T$ denote a bounded convolution operator on $L^p(\mathbb{R}^d)$ with scalar valued kernel $K$ which is locally integrable ...
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Proof that $dx/|x|$ is a Haar measure on non-zero reals?

Most importantly, what is the meaning of this notation $\lambda = dx/|x|$? How do I compute say $\lambda(0,1)$ for example?
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Bounded linear operators that commute with translation

I'm trying to read Elias Stein's "Singular Integrals" book, and in the beginning of the second chapter, he states two results classifying bounded linear operators that commute (on $L^1$ and $L^2$ ...
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regularity of $d\mu=u dx$

Let $G$ be a abelian, locally compact group with a Haar measure $dx$ on $G$. We know that every Haar measure is inner regular, ie... for any open subset $U$ of $G$, then ...
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Limit of bounded harmonic functions is harmonic

I am trying to solve this old qual problem: Suppose $\{u_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ is a sequence of functions harmonic on an open set $U \subset \mathbb{C}$ and uniformly bounded by 1. Suppose there is a ...
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Why are function spaces typically defined on open sets?

I never really bothered to ask this question and now it seems silly...but why do we always seem to define function spaces $X(U)$ (e.g. $L^2(U), BV(U)$ for open sets $U\subset\Bbb{R}^n$? What breaks if ...
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What is difference between Fourier Transform and Fast Fourier Transform?

If you think about Fourier Transform, in the classical cases, say on the real line, what it is? Just a waded sum. Right? You take a function $f$, and you take it's Fourier Transform at particular ...
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When does a left Haar measure on a locally compact group restrict to a left Haar measure on a locally compact subgroup?

Given a locally compact group which is not $\sigma$-compact, there exists a $\sigma$-compact subgroup $H$ of $G$ which is open and closed. A Remark in Folland's, A Course in Abstract Harmonic ...
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What do $a_0$ ,$a_m$ and $b_m$ terms mean in the Fourier series formula?

We know that a Fourier series for signal $x(t)$ is given as $$\frac {a_0} 2 + \sum \limits _{m=1} ^\infty (a_m \cos \frac {2 \pi m t} T + b_m \sin \frac {2 \pi m t} T)$$ So my question is what ...
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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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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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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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A question on Harmonic functions.

$f$ and $g$ are two given continuous functions on $\overline {D(0,1)}$) and both $f$, $g:\overline {D(0,1)}\to\Bbb R$ are harmonic on unit disc $D(0,1)$. Now, If $f\equiv g$ on some $C=\{e^{i\theta} ...
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Closedness of set in product topology

Let $A$ be an abelian group and let $\mathbb{T} \subset \mathbb{C}$ be the unit circle. For $a,b \in A$, let $M(a,b) \subset \mathbb{T}^A$ be the set of all functions $f: A \to \mathbb{T}$ such that ...
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If $f \in L^2(\mathbb T)$ then $S_n(f) \to f$ in $L^2$ sense.

Theorem: If $f \in L^2(\mathbb T)$, then $S_n(f) \to f$ in $L^2(\mathbb T)$ sense. Proof: Let $f \in L^2(\mathbb T)$, then by definition $\|f\|_2^2 = \frac{1}{2\pi} \int_0^{2\pi} \vert f(x) \vert^2 ...
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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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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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An integral$\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_0^{2\pi}\log|\exp(i\theta)-a|\text{d}\theta=0$ which I can calculate but can't understand it.

I have encountered this integral:$$\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_0^{2\pi}\log|\exp(i\theta)-a|\text{d}\theta=0$$ where $|a|<1$ in proving Jensen's formula. because I am stupid, I don't know why it is equal ...