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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Why unitary characters for the dual group in Pontryagin duality if $G$ is not compact?

In harmonic analysis, for any locally compact abelian group, one constructs the dual group as the group of homomorphisms into the unit circle with the compact open topology. In other words, unitary ...
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A function in BMO space

Let $\psi:[0;1]\to\mathbb R$ is a nonnegative measurable function. Let $b_d(x)=1_{B(0,1)}\cdot{\rm sgn}(\sin (\pi d|x|))$, where $d\in\mathbb N$. Here $1_{B(0,1)}$ is the charateristic function of the ...
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Showing this particular function is harmonic

Just a quick question that I hope nobody would mind answering. I'm reading through a page on this book http://books.google.com/books?id=dslVpWam-4QC&pg=PA252#v=onepage&q&f=false, and I'm a ...
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Homogeneous function in bounded mean oscillation BMO($\mathbb R^n$) space

Let me recall some notations: The mean oscillation of a locally integrable function $u$ (i.e. a function belonging to $ L^1_{\textrm{loc}}(\mathbb{R}^n))$ over a cube Q in $\mathbb R^n$ (which has ...
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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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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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The integral of a function over $S^1$

Let $S^1=\mathbb R/\mathbb Z,$ I was wondering how to calculate the integral of a function over $S^1$ and why. Like, $\int_{S^1}1 dx=?$ Given an "appropriate" function $f$, what is $\int_{S^1}f(x)dx?$ ...
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Harmonic measure or harmonic kernel

In the theory of discrete-time stochastic processes on a measurable space $(\mathscr X,\mathscr B(\mathscr X))$ one usually starts with a Markov kernel $$ P:\mathscr X\times \mathscr B(\mathscr ...
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Curvatures of contours of solutions of 3d Poisson's equation

Let $f(x,y,z)$ be a complex function in a 3d euclidian space that fulfill the Poisson's equation $$\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2} f + \frac{\partial^2}{\partial y^2} f + \frac{\partial^2}{\partial ...
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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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Motivation for abstract harmonic analysis

I am reading Folland's A Course in Abstract Harmonic Analysis and find this book extremely exciting. However it seems Folland does not give many examples to illustrate the motivation behind much of ...
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On covering lemma and Calderón–Zygmund decomposition

I am working on something which needs to understand covering lemmas and Calderón–Zygmund decomposition. These type of lemmas are as in the following link ...
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Applications of Young's convolution inequality

Recall that the convolution of two functions is given by $$f*g(y)=\int f(x)g(y-x)dx.$$ The well known inequality known as Young's inequality, say that $$\|f*g\|_r\leq\|f\|_p\cdot\|g\|_q $$ provided ...
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On a duality Fefferman-Stein's inequality

Let $M$ be the Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator. In the book "Weighted norm inequalities and Related Topics" by Rubio de Francia and J. Cuerva, page 150, theorem 2.1.2 states as the following: *For ...
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Nonexistence of a cyclic vector for a representation on $\ell^2(\mathbb{Z})$

Let $S$ be the bilateral shift on $\ell^2(\mathbb{Z})$ and let $T = S + S^*$. I want to show that there is no cyclic vector for the representation of $T$ on $\ell^2(\mathbb{Z})$ i.e. $\forall x\in ...
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Spherical harmonics give all the irreducible representations of $SO(3)$?

It is mentioned in Wiki that the spaces $\mathcal{H}_{k}$ of spherical harmonics of degree $k$ give ALL the irreducible representations of $SO(3)$. Could anyone tell me where can I find the proof? ...
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Product of Sidon sets

Let $G$ be a compact abelian group with dual $\Gamma$. Let $\Lambda \subset \Gamma$ a Sidon set (see the book of Rudin: Fourier Analysis on Groups for the definition). Consider the set ...
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Properties of Haar measure

Let $G$ be a locally compact group (but not discrete) and let $m$ be its left Haar measure. Is it true that $\forall \epsilon$ $\exists$ $C$ such that $C$ is a compact neighborhood of the identity and ...
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Preduals of Banach spaces and in particular of $\text{BMO}(\mathbf R^d)$

In general the predual of a Banach space is not unique. If there are multiple ones must they be isomorphic? More specifically is $H^1(\mathbf R^d)$ the only predual of $\text{BMO}(\mathbf R^d)$ or ...
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Left regular representation of $L^1(G)$ for a locally compact group $G$

Let $G$ be a locally compact group (not discrete) and let $L$ be the left regular representation of $A = L^1(G)$ on itself i.e. $L: A \to \mathcal{B}(A)$ where $L(f): A \to A$, $L(f)(g) = f*g$. I want ...
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Proving the maximum principle for harmonic real valued functions in $\mathbb{R}^n$

Assuming the principle is stated as such: Let $U\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain and $u$ harmonic in $U$ such that $\sup_{x\in U}u(x)\leq A$ for some $A\in\mathbb{R}$. Then either $\forall ...
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Rate of divergence for the series $\sum |\sin(n\theta) / n|$

In the following we consider the series $$ S(N;\theta)= \sum_{n = 1}^{N} \left| \frac{\sin n\theta}{n} \right| $$ parametrized by $\theta$. It is well known that this series (taking the limit ...
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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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Restriction and completion of Haar measure on $\mathbf{R} \times \mathbf{R_d}$ to Borel $\sigma$-algebra

Let's consider the measure space $(G, \mathfrak{M}, \mu)$, where $\mu$ is the Haar measure on topological group $G:=\mathbf{R} \times \mathbf{R_d}$, ($\mathbf{R}$ is the group of reals with the ...
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Stone-Weierstrass implies Fourier expansion

To prove the existence of Fourier expansion, I have to solve the following exercise, which supposedly follows from the Stone-Weierstrass theorem: Let $G$ be a compact abelian topological group ...
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A Van der Corput style inequality for highly oscillatory integrals

Suppose $f$ has at least two continuous derivatives, $f'$ is monotonically increasing, and $f' \geq \lambda$ for some $\lambda > 0$. How might one find the upper bound $|\int_a^b ...
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Surjective endomorphism preserves Haar measure

How to prove the following statement: Let $G$ be a compact topological group and let $m$ be the Haar measure on it. Let $\varphi$ be a continuous endomorphism of $G$ onto $G$, i.e., the map $\varphi$ ...
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Example of a locally compact connected Abelian group with non-$\sigma$-finite measure

I look for an example of an Abelian locally compact topological group $G$ such that: $G$ is connected and Haar measure on $G$ is not $\sigma$-finite and $\{0\} \times G \subset \mathbf{R} \times G$ ...
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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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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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Do discontinuous harmonic functions exist?

A function, $u$, on $\mathbb R^n$ is normally said to be harmonic if $\Delta u=0$, where $\Delta$ is the Laplacian operator $\Delta=\sum_{i=1}^n\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x_i^2}$. So obviously, ...
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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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Theorem of Steinhaus

The Steinhaus theorem says that if a set $A \subset \mathbb R^n$ is of positive inner Lebesgue measure then $\operatorname{int}{(A+A)} \neq \emptyset$. Is it true that also ...
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Positive definite function zoo

A positive definite function $\varphi: G \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ on a group $G$ is a function that arises as a coefficient of a unitary representation of $G$. For a definition and discussion of ...
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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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Transitive group actions and homogeneous spaces

Given a topological group $G$ and a space $X$ with a transitive $G$ action, let $G_x$ be the isotropy group of a point. In Folland "A course in harmonic analysis", there is a statement that $X$ is ...
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Reference request: Fourier and Fourier-Stieltjes algebras

I would like to learn the basic theory of Fourier algebras and Fourier-Stieltjes algebras. In particular, I want to know how these two objects are defined in the case of not necessarily abelian ...
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Lyapunov's Inequality for Weak-Lp Spaces

Let $(X,\mu)$ be a measure space. Suppose that $0 < p_{0} < p < p_{1} < \infty$ and $\frac{1}{p} = \frac{1-\theta}{p_{0}} + \frac{\theta}{p_{1}}$ for some $\theta \in (0,1)$. If $f \in ...
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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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In what locally compact abelian groups does $\mathbb{Q}$ embed densely?

I know that there is classification of local fields, but here is a closely related question: Can the additive group of $\mathbb{Q}$ be a proper dense subgroup of a locally compact abelian group, whose ...
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Criteria for swapping integration and summation order

I have a function (a potential from an electrostatic potential via a Fourier series) in the form of $$V(x, y, z)=\sum_n\sum_m \ a(x, n, m) b(y, n) c(z, m) \int\int f(u, v) d(u,n) e(v,m) du\, dv$$ ...
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Fourier transform of function in $L^{4/3}$

Suppose $f \in L^{4/3}(\mathbb{R}^2)$ and denote its Fourier transform by $\mathscr{F}(f)$. Is it true that the function $g:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ defined by ...
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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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Hardy-Littlewood maximal function of a Lipschitz function

In a book, it is said that Hardy-Littlewood maximal function of a Lipschitz function is also Lipschitz. How do we prove this? +) For Hardy-Littlewood maximal function, see: ...
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Harmonic measure

could anybody will help me to do this problems: Let $\mathcal D$ be the unit disk a Set $E\subseteq\partial\mathcal D$ has harmonic measure identically $0$ with respect to $\mathcal D$. What can you ...
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Is this a square wave signal?

i have a decomposition of a square wave signal: $$ y = \frac{4h}{\pi}(\sin(x) + \frac{1}{3}\sin(3x) + \frac{1}{5}\sin(5x) + ...) $$ I computed the fundamental wave and 2 harmonic waves: $$ U_{r0} = ...
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What is a “domain” in the maximum-minimum principle?

The maximum-minimum principle says that A harmonic function on a domain cannot attain its maximum or its minimum unless it is constant. Here is my question: If we restrict our attention in ...
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Restricted Direct Products in Koch's Number Theory

On p.353 of Number Theory: Algebraic Numbers and Functions by Helmut Koch, he considers a group $G$ which is the restricted direct product of the locally compact abelian groups $G_i$ with respect to ...
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Convolution on noncommutative group algebras

If $G$ is a non-Abelian locally compact group, and $f$ is in $L^1{(G)}$ and $u$ is in $L^{\infty}(G)$, and $f\ast u=0$ can it be concluded that $u\ast f=0$?
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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 ...