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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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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Decomposition and harmonic analysis of $L^2(S^n)$

Deitmar and Echterhoff write in their book Principles of Harmonic Analysis that `It follows from the Peter-Weyl theorem that the $SU(2)$ representation on $L^2(S^3)$ is isomorphic to the orthogonal ...
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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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Is “being harmonic conjugate” a symmetric relation?

The question is: Prove or disprove the following: If $u,v:\mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ are functions and $v$ is a harmonic conjugate of $u$, then $u$ is a harmonic conjugate of $v$ (in other words, ...
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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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Showing the range of Fourier transform on $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ is in $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ for a particular scenario

This is a problem from Katznelson's Harmonic Analysis book(Page 143, Problem 8): Suppose $f\in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ and is continuous at $0$. Also suppose $\hat{f}\geq 0$, then show that $\hat{f}$ is in ...
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Sublinearity of Hardy-Littlewood Maximal Function on Sobolev Spaces

Define the (centered) Hardy-Littlewood maximal function by $$\mathcal{M}f(x)=\sup_{r>0}\dfrac{1}{m(B(x,r))}\int_{B(x,r)}\left|f(y)\right|dy,\ f\in L_{\mathrm{loc}}^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{d})$$ We say ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Decaying Fourier transform and smoothness

Suppose that $f\in L^1 (\mathbb{R})$ and that for any $n\in \mathbb{N}$ there is $C_n > 0$ such that its Fourier transform satisfies $$ |\hat{f}(\xi )| \le C_n(1+|\xi |^2)^{-n}. $$ I want to show ...
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Young's inequality for discrete convolution

Young's inequality for convolution of functions states that for $f\in L^p(\mathbb{R}^d)$ and $g\in L^q(\mathbb{R}^d)$ we have $$\|f\star g\|_r\le\|f\|_p\|g\|_q$$ for $p$, $q$, $r$ satisfying ...
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Hilbert transform of white noise

What is the Hilbert transform of a white noise $\xi(t)$? By the Hilbert transform I mean: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HilbertTransform.html Thank you.
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Asymptotic error of Fourier series partial sum of sawtooth function

In Iwaniec's book, Topics in Classical Automorphic Forms, pg. 4, he gives the statement: $$\{x\}=\frac{1}{2}-\sum_{n=1}^N\frac{\sin 2\pi nx}{\pi n}+O((1+||x||N)^{-1})$$ where $\{x\}$ denotes the ...
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Why is boundedness of the ball multiplier equivalent to the convergence of Fourier transform in Lp?

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be the fourier transform operator and let $T_R$ = $\mathcal{F}^* \chi_R\mathcal{F}$ where $\chi_R$ is the indicator function on the ball of radius $R$. Hence $T_R$ is the fourier ...
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Maximal Function Estimate

Suppose $\psi$ is a rapidly decreasing function; i.e. for all $N>0$ there exists a constant $C_{N}$ such that $\left|\psi(x)\right|\leq C_{N}(1+\left|x\right|)^{-N}$. Define a family of functions ...
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Bounded approximate identities in one-sided ideals of $L_1(G)$

Let $G$ be a locally compact group and consider its $L_1$-group algebra, that is, $L_1(G)$. It is easily seen that $L_1(G)$ has a two-sided bounded approximate identity: just use a basis of compact ...
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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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If the Fourier transform of a probability measure goes to zero at infinity, can the measure have a point mass?

Let $\mu$ be a probability measure on $\mathbb{R}$. Is the following implication true? $$ \widehat{\mu}(y) \rightarrow 0 \text{ as } |y| \rightarrow \infty \quad \Rightarrow \quad \mu(\{x\})=0 \quad ...
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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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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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A characterization of $L^1$ functions with $L^1$ Fourier transforms

If $f \in L^1$ then its Fourier transform is easy to define: $\widehat{f}(\xi) = \int f(x)e^{-2 \pi i \xi x}dx$. If $\widehat{f} \in L^1$ then we recover $f(x) = \int \widehat{f}(\xi)e^{2 \pi i \xi x} ...
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Can one visualise the dual groups to Cantor groups?

My question is very simple, and, probably an answer can be found in any harmonic analysis textbook, but it seems I have failed that task. It occurred to me that I don't understand the structure of the ...
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Book searching in Pluripotential theory

Can anyone recommend me a book on pluripotential theory with an intuitive approach? I have some course notes on that subject, but it's really abstract and theoretical. I want to understand why ...
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Fourier-restriction on Hyperplane

In Muscalu, Schlag "Classical and multilinear harmonic analysis, Volume 1" (2013), Excercise 11.1 is to prove, basically, that there exists a function $f\in L^p \quad \forall\ p>1$ such, that the ...
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How to use the modular function of a locally compact group?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group with left Haar measure $\mu$. Let $\delta:G\to(0,\infty)$ the unique modular function such that $\delta(x)\mu(E) = \mu(Ex)$ for all Borel sets $E$ and $x\in G$. ...
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Given $\widehat{\varphi} = \chi_{[-1/2,1/2]}$, show the system $\{\varphi(2^v x)\}_{v \in \mathbb{Z}}$ is not orthogonal

If $$\widehat{\varphi} = \chi_{[-\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{2}]}$$ then it is not hard to compute via the inverse Fourier transform that $$\varphi(x) = \frac{\sin(\pi x)}{\pi x}$$ so we need to show ...
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Are nilpotent Lie groups unimodular?

The continuous homomorphism $\Delta:G \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{\times}_+$ is defined by \begin{equation*} \int_G f(xy)dx = \Delta(y)\int_Gf(x)dx \end{equation*} where $dx$ is a left Haar measure on ...
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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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Maximum principle of harmonic function without mean value formula

Are there any way to prove maximum principle of harmonic functions without the mean value formula? In other words I would like to show $$ \max_{\overline{\Omega}}(f)=\max_{\partial \Omega}(f) $$ for a ...
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Truncation in Lorentz spaces

I am reading a paper, whose author state the following: if $f \in L^{(q,\infty)}(\mathbb{R}^N)$, then $f_\delta \in L^p(\mathbb{R}^N)$ for every $p \in [1,q)$, where $\delta > 0$ and $$ f_\delta = ...
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Problems on Schwartz Functions

(1) What are all positive Schwartz Functions on $\mathbb R$ whose Fourier Transform is positive ? (2) What are all Schwartz Functions on $\mathbb R$ whose Fourier Transform is positive ? (3) What ...
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properties of a real analytic function

If there are a radius $r>0$ and constants $M,C\in\mathbb R$ for all $y\in U$ with $$|\partial^if(x)|\leq M\cdot i!\cdot C^{|i|}\space\space\space\space \forall x\in\mathbb B_r(y),i\in\mathbb ...
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Question about support of distributions

I'm reading "Pseudo-differential Operators and the Nash-Moser Theorem" and at the top of on page 8 they write: "Finally, we note that if $u \in C^0(\Omega)$, then the support of $u$ defined above ...
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Left and Right Discrete Maximal Functions

Define the uncentered maximal function $$\widetilde{M}f(n)=\sup_{s,r\in\mathbb{Z}^{+}}\dfrac{1}{s+r+1}\sum_{k=-r}^{k=s}\left|f(n+k)\right|,$$ where $\mathbb{Z}^{+}=\left\{0,1,2,\ldots\right\}$. Define ...
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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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Sequence of trigonometric polynomials which converges to an integrable function

A function $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{C}$ is said to be a trigonometric polynomial if it has the form $$f(x)=\sum_{k=-N}^Na_ke^{ib_kx},$$ where $a_k\in \mathbb{C}$ and $b_k\in \mathbb{R}$. Can we find ...
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Continuity under the integral sign?

I've been reading Folland's Harmonic analysis book, in which he claims the following on page 56: Suppose $G$ is a locally compact (and of course Hausdorff) topological group G, $H$ a (closed) ...
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Approximating a mean on $L^{\infty}(G)$ by a norm $1$ non-negative $f\in L^{1}(G)$

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. A mean $M$ on $L^{\infty}(G)$ is a continuous linear functional on $L^{\infty}(G)$ such that $1 = \langle 1 , M\rangle = \|M\|$. My Exercise: Show that the set ...
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how to prove translation identity: $(\mathcal{F}^{-1}m\mathcal{F}f)(x)= e^{ikx}[\mathcal{F}^{-1}m(\cdot+k)\mathcal{F}(e^{-iky}f(y))](x)$?

Let $m, f\in S(\mathbb R^{n})$=The Schwartz space. My question: How to prove: $$(\mathcal{F}^{-1}m\mathcal{F}f)(x)= e^{ikx}[\mathcal{F}^{-1}m(\cdot+k)\mathcal{F}(e^{-iky}f(y))](x);$$ where ...
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$g, f, \hat {f} \in L^{1}(\mathbb R)\cap L^{2}(\mathbb R) \cap C_{0}(\mathbb R) \implies \widehat{(fg)}= \hat{f} \ast \hat{g} ? $

Let $f, g\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)$ and it Fourier transform of $f$, $\hat{f} (y) = \int _ {\mathbb R} f(x) e^{-2\pi i x \cdot y} dx, \ (y\in \mathbb R)$ and the convolution of $f $ and $g$; $f\ast g ...
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Is Fourier transform of a $L^{1}$ integrable function is $L^{1}$ integrable?

Let $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ such that $$f(x)= \frac{\sin \pi x}{x (x^{2}-1)}$$ for $x\in \mathbb R - \{ 0, -1, 1 \}$ and $f(x):= \pi $ for $x=0$ and $f(x)=-\frac{\pi}{2}$ for $x= -1, 1$. Let ...
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Integrating $\sin(n\theta(x))/\sin(\theta(x))$ for some function $\theta(x)$

I have an indefinite integral of the form: $$ \int \frac{\sin(n\theta(x)))}{\sin(\theta(x))} dx. $$ $\theta$ is a function of $x$ (and actually a complicated one). Is it possible to integrate it ...
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strong maximum principle - harmonic function

Consider the following the theorem in the classical PDE book of Evans( chapter 2 ) : (part of the strong maximum principle) Let $U$ a open set in $R^n$ and $u \in C^2 (U) \cap C(\overline{U})$, with ...