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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norm of a singular integral operator

My question is from Harmonic Analysis, about the study of singular kernels (in the Calderon Zygmund sense.) Suppose that a kernel $K$ is a singular kernel, extending to a bounded operator on $L^p$, ...
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Kakeya Needle problem video

I'm intruiged by the Kakeya Needle problem, described here on Wikipedia. Wikipedia has a nice animation of a needle turning through a hypo-cycloid: What I'm searching for is a visualisation of the ...
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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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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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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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the spectrum and determinant of the Laplacian on $S^3$

I came across the following statement in a paper: On $S^3$, the eigenvalues of the vector Laplacian on divergenceless vector fields is $(\ell + 1)^2$ with degeneracy $2\ell(\ell+2)$ with $\ell ...
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Can we do some scaling argument in the presence of inhomogeneous norms?

Notation: $B^n_R$ stands for the ball of radius $R$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$. $\hat{f}$ stands for the Fourier transform of $f$. Question. The following inequality holds true for all $f\in ...
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Estimating the (double) Riesz transform.

I'm trying to verify the following estimate, which appears in a paper I'm reading. It seems I'm missing something easy, I just can't figure this out. $\textbf{Background}:$ For a function $f \in ...
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Is the range of the Fourier transform $L^1(\mathbb{R}) \to C_0(\mathbb{R})$ closed under “quasi-inversion”?

Definitions: A function $f \in C_0(\mathbb{R})$ is quasi-invertible if $1 \notin \operatorname{ran}(f)$. The quasi-inverse of such an $f$ is $\frac{f}{f-1}$. Some discussion: Let $C_1(\mathbb{R})$ ...
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Computing the modularity function of upper triangular matrices

Put $B_p := \left\{ \begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ 0 & c \end{pmatrix} \in GL_2(Q_p) : a, b, c \in Q_p \right\}$ the subgroup of upper triangular matrices in $GL_2(Q_p)$, $Q_p$ denoting the $p$-adic ...
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multipliers on $H^{1}$

I'm begining to study the hardy space $H^{p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$. First recall that a $L^{\infty}$ function is called a $H^{1}$ multiplier if the associated operator ...
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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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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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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 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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Decay of the Fourier transform of the surface measure of the sphere via uncertainty

I'm working through Tao's Recent Progress on the Restriction Conjecture notes (http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0311181). Currently, I'm working on problem 2.4, which will eventually allow us to compute the ...
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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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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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Fourier Transform of spherical harmonics

I am trying seeking for definition (or some source) of the Fourier Transform of Spherical Harmonics (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spherical_harmonics). Any help will be really appreciated. ...
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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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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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Integration over ideles over $\Bbb{Q}$ , Tate`s thesis special case

Let $f\in S(A_\Bbb{Q})$ that is $f$ is adelic Schwartz-Bruhat function over $\Bbb{Q}$, such that all its components in the finite places are characteristic functions of the corresponding ring of ...
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inserting absolute value in Hilbert transform and a discrete version of Hilbert transform

It is well known that the Hilbert transform $H(f)(x)=p.v. \int\frac{f(x-y)}{y}dy$ is bounded on $L^p(\mathbb{R})$ for $p\in(1,\infty)$. I want to consider some variants of $H$. 1) What happens if we ...
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If $-\Delta u=f$ and $f$ is analytic, then $u$ is analytic as well.

I know the theorem that if $-\Delta u=f$ and $f$ is analytic, then $u$ is analytic as well. The book I know that contains the proof of this theorem all use the approach with respect to complex ...
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Harmonic Analysis on the Affine Group

In my previous question, I asked about harmonic analysis on the group $\operatorname{SL}(3, \mathbb{R})$. The representation theory of this group appears to be quite complicated, so I am now looking ...
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the (2,2,1) boundedness of a “product” operator

This question is from MO: http://mathoverflow.net/questions/191551/the-2-2-1-boundedness-of-a-product-operator It seems easy but turns out very difficult. Let $\{E_j\}_{j\in\mathbb{Z}}$ and ...
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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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Can a “tangent vector of a discrete group” be extended to a tangent vector of its $C^*$-algebra?

This is related to my recent question in MO. I am sure this is trivial, but I have no intuition here, so my apologies from the very beginning. Let $G$ be a discrete group, $A$ a $C^*$-algebra, and ...
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How to find the Total Harmonic Distortion of a Periodic Signal through MATLAB?

How to find the Total Harmonic Distortion of a Periodic Signal through MATLAB? I just need help in confirming if my way of approach to finding the THD seems valid, I'm new to MATLAB so I'm not quite ...
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question about property of $L^p$ Lipschitz space

$f\in L^p$ is said to satisfy $L^p$ Lipschitz condition of order $\alpha$ if there exists $C>0$ such that $\displaystyle|h|^{-\alpha}\Big(\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}|f(x-h)-f(x)|^p ...
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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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Estimation of trignometric polynomial and Lipschitz estimation

Let $\mathcal{T}_n$ denote the linear space of trigonometric polynomials of degree up to $n$ and $$E_n(f)=\inf_{P\in\mathcal{T}_n} ...
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Calderón reproducing formula : $\int_{0}^{\infty}\int_{R^d}|\phi_{t}(x-y)||(\phi_t*f)(y)|\frac{dt}{t}dy<\infty$

Suppose that $\int f=0$, $f \in L^2$ and $f$ has a compact support. Let $\phi$ be radial, and such that $\mathrm{supp}(\phi) \in B(0,1)$. Plus, assume that $\int_{R^+} ...
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Sufficient condition for an operator to be compact in Hilbert space of holomorphic function with respect to Gaussion weight (Fock space).

What I read in a book I could not understand, some one please help. Let $\mathcal{F}=\{f:\mathbb{C^n}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}: \text{$f$ is holomorphic and}\int_{\mathbb{C}^n}\lvert ...
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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 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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Is every unitary representation a direct sum of irreducible subprepresentations?

I've read that any unitary representation of a compact group decomposes as a Hilbert space direct sum of irreducible representations. In the book I'm reading this is stated as a prong of the ...
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Relation between fractional integral operator and solution of poisson equation

For $0<\alpha<d$, fractional integral operator $I_{\alpha}$ is defined by $$I_{\alpha}f(x)=\int_{\mathbb{R}^d} \frac{|f(y)|}{|x-y|^{d-\alpha}} dy$$ for any suitable function on $\mathbb{R}^d$. ...
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*-homomorphism and *-representation

I understand the concept of the unitary representation of G . A unitary representation of G is group homomorphism π:G→U(H) where H is a complex Hilbert space and U(H) is the group of unitary operators ...
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Can a continuous function on a compact group $G$ be interpreted as the sum in $C(G)$ of its Fourier series?

For a given function $f\in C(G)$ on a compact group $G$ its Fourier transform is defined as the family of operators $$ \widehat{f}_\sigma=\int_Gf(t)\cdot\sigma(t^{-1}) \ \text{d}\ t,\quad ...