An integral equation is an equation in which the unknown function appears under the integral sign. There is no universal method for solving integral equations. Solution methods and even the existence of a solution depend on the particular form of the integral equation. (Handbook of Mathematics - ...

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How to solve for the prior probability distribution in this integral equation?

I've obtained the Bayesian posterior probability for a problem and found it to be equal to $$ z = \frac{\int_{0}^{1} p^{h'} p^{h} (1 - p)^t\Pr(p)\,dp}{\int_{0}^{1}\hspace{1.35em}p^h (1 - p)^t ...
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Solve integral (convolution) equation

Given a function: $u(t) = \exp\left( -\frac{At^2}{1+t}\right),$ $A>0, t>0,$ and an equation: $\frac{d u(t)}{dt} = \int^{t}_0 \phi(t-\tau) u(\tau) d \tau .$ How to find a closed expression for ...
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Solution of Abel type integral equation

I would like to know when (for what functions $f$) and how I can find integrable solution of equation \begin{align} f(x)=\int_x^{\infty}\frac{u(y)}{\sqrt{y-x}} \ dy, \end{align} where $u$ is unknown ...
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How to numerically solve an integral equation with a Cauchy principle kernel?

Consider such a Fredholm equation of $f(x)$: $$ f(x) = g(x) + \lim_{\epsilon \rightarrow 0^+ }\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} \frac{d y V(x-y)}{a^2+ i \epsilon - y^2} f(y) .$$ Here $V(y)$ is a nice ...
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numerical analysis of partial integro-differential equation

I have to numerically solve a nonlinear partial integro-differential equation. This is my equation, $$\frac{\partial y(x,t)}{\partial t}=\int_{-\infty}^\infty K_0(|x-u|) \frac{\partial^2 ...
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Homogeneous Fredholm Integral Equation

I'm having problem obtaining the solution of the homogeneous Fredholm Integral Equation of the 2nd kind, with separable kernel. I always get a zero if I use the normal method i was taught for the ...
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Fredholm integral equations

I'm having problem obtaining the solution of the homogeneous Fredholm integral equation of the 2nd kind with a separable kernel. I always get a zero if I use the normal method I was taught for the non ...
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Association of PDE's with Integral Equations?

We know the following associations : Volterra Integral Equations $\leftrightarrow$ Initial Value Problems Fredholm Integral Equations $\leftrightarrow$ Boundary Value Problems My questions are : ...
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Solution of a partial integro-differential equation

I want to find a solution for the following equation $$ \partial_y u(x,y) + \partial_x u(x,y) + \int_{0}^{x} r(x-x') u(x',y) dx' $$ $$ u(x,0)=0 \quad u(0,y)=\delta(y) $$ in $(x,y) \in ...
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How can I solve the following exercise

How can I solve the following exercise $$φ_1(x)=e^x-\int_{0}^{x}φ_1(t)dt+4\int_{0}^{x}e^{x-t}φ_2(t)dt$$ $$φ_2(x)=1-\int_{0}^{x}e^{-x+t}φ_1(t)dt+\int_{0}^{x}φ_2(t)dt$$
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How did Poisson discover his integral formula?

I am quite curious about the history behind it. His derivation should be different from those on today's textbooks.
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Numerical solution of the Volterra equation with an exponential factor

Given : $$u(x)=x+2 \int_0^x e^{x-t}u(t)dt$$ Solve the Volterra Equation numerically using Trapezoidal Rule in $(0,5)$ choosing $n=8$ and compare with the exact values. The Exact Solution I ...
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Solution of non-linear Fredholm(Hammerstein) equation with non-degenerate kernel and reciprocal non-linearity

I have asked this question but got no response. I rephrase it so that anyone who knows operator theory and integral equations would help me out.....I faced a problem in physics which is a non-linear ...
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Can my wrong derivation of the Gamma function be fixed?

I found the following simple but wrong derivation of the Gamma function: We start from the definition of the exponential function $$ e^x = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\frac{x^k}{k!} \\ \Rightarrow 1 = ...
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Show that $\int_0^1 \phi^2(x)dx$ does not exist where $\phi(x)=x^{x-1}$

iI am currently studying integral equations from the book "Integral Equations" by Harry Hochstadt. In its second exercise (page $42$) it is asked to (Q.No $2$) show that $\displaystyle \int_0^1 ...
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Differential equation involving composition

I've been studying Euler's method to approximate a solution to a differential equation in an algorithm class. I faced a weird differential equation in a mathematics exercise, and I wanted to know if ...
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Solving the following Volterra Integral Equation?

How do I solve the following Volterra, non-homogeneous, $1st$ kind Integral Equation : $$ \dfrac{x^2}{2}=\int_0^x (1-x^2+t^2)u(t) dt$$ I know I cannot apply Laplace Transform because the kernel is ...
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Why is this restriction necessary?

I have to prove that if $\omega$, $\phi$ are 2 solutions to the equation $$\alpha(t)=\int_{0}^{t}f[s,\alpha(s)]ds$$ That then for $t\geq 0$ $$\phi(t) - \omega(t) = ...
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How to solve $\int_{x}^{x+a} f_X(u) du=e^{-2\lambda_1 x} \int_{x-a}^{x} f_X(u) du$

How to solve equation of the type \begin{align*} \int_{x}^{x+a} f(u) du=e^{-\lambda x} \int_{x-a}^{x} f(u) du \end{align*} we want to solve for $f(x)$ where $\lambda,a$ are some constants. Things I ...
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Check whether the extremal has weak minima or weak maxima

The functional $$\int_0^1(y'^2 + x^3)dx,$$ given $y(1)=1,$ achieves its weak maximum on all its extremals weak minimum on all its extremals weak maximum on some, but not on all of its extremals weak ...
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Fredholm Integral Equations - Sturm-Lioville & Green Function Theory?

In an ODE's book one is given a 2nd order ode boundary value problem like $$y'' + A(x)y' + B(x)y = f(x), y(a) = y_a, y(b) = y_b$$ and might be told to analyze it with a Green function or via ...
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integral equation into differential equation

I have the equation $$ E = \alpha \int \int_S E dS $$ and I need to find a solution for E. My first instinct is to re-arrange it into a second order differential equation, but because dS is an area, ...
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Solving an equation by Laplace transform

Consider the following equation: $$ y^{\prime\prime}(x) +x = \int _0 ^x (x-u)y(u)du \qquad y(0)=0 \quad y^{\prime}(0)=1$$ I solved it by Laplace transform and got $-\sinh x$ as a solution. It is ...
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Fredholm integral equation [closed]

How can I solve the following fredholm integral equation $$ψ(x)=x+λ\int_{0}^{2π}|x-t|ψ(t)dt$$ The kernel contains absolute value
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Solve integral(convolution) equation

I have been trying to find a solution to the following convolution equation: \begin{align*} e^{-ax^2/2}*\ln \left(f(x)*e^{-ax^2/2}\right)+e^{-bx^2/2}*\ln \left(f(x)*e^{-bx^2/2}\right)=cx^2 ...
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Voltera equation

Consider the Voltera integral equation: $$ψ(x)=e^{-x}\cos(x)-\int_{0}^{x}e^{-(x-t)}\cos(x)ψ(t)dt$$ How can I solve this equation by converting it to a differential equation? The solution is ...
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Integral $\int_\tau^\infty e^{\frac{-g_m}{\bar\gamma_m}}\frac{dg_m}{1+Pg_m}$ [closed]

$$I=\int_\tau^\infty e^{\frac{-g_m}{\bar\gamma_m}}\frac{dg_m}{1+Pg_m}$$ As you know exponential integral define in [0 inf], but I want to calculate it in [thu inf]. I'm really appreciating everyone ...
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Solution to Fredholm equation of the second type with symmetric Gaussian kernal

Is something known about the solution to Fredholm equations of the 2nd type of the following form: $\displaystyle f(x) = g(x) + \int_{-k}^k f(y) h(x-y) dy$ where $f: [-k, k] \to \mathbb{R}$, $g(x)$ ...
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solution of a volterra equation

I have to find solution of followong volterra equation $y(x)= x - \int_{0}^{x}(x-t) y(t) dt$ with $y(0) = 0$. My attempt: I differentiated the above and got $y^\prime = 1 - \int_{0}^{x} y(t) dt ...
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Eigenvalue problem in functional analysis?

How can I find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of \begin{align} Ay(p):=\int_{0}^{\infty} k^2 \cos(pk)y(k)dk \end{align} $A$ is a Hilbert-Schmidt operator. Well actually, i came across this in ...
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How we can show integral equation has a unique solution and how we can solve it?

My question is on the title, e.g. how we can show that this integral equation has a unique solution and how we can estimate what the approximate answer near $0.1$ can be? $$ x(t) + 0.1 \int_0^1 ...
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Existance of solution to integral Fredholm equation

I am a bit confused with the existence/non existence of a solution to the following equation: $$\int_{-T}^{T} R(t,\tau) x(\tau) d\tau = y(t), \forall t\in [-T,T]$$ where $y(t)=C$ (a constant ...
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Integral Equation and Fourier Analysis

I am trying to solve the following equation \begin{align*} F(\omega) G(\omega)= 2 \pi \delta(\omega)-2\pi \delta^{(2)}(\omega) \end{align*} where $F(\omega)$ and $G(\omega)$ are Fourier transforms ...
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Solution of an integral equation

I want to know the minimum condition under which the following integral equation has a solution $$x(t) = x(0) + \int_0^tF(x(t),t)$$ has a solution. Is measurablity of $F$ enough ?
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Solution of a Volerra type equation

If $y(t)=1+\int_0^{t} y(v)e^{-(t+v)}dv$ then $y(1)=$ (a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 3 It is a Volterra equation. To solve it we apply successive approximation method or Resolvent kernel method. But we ...
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Solving $ y(x)-2-\int_0^x e^{y(t)-t} \, dt = 0 $

So, I'm trying to solve the following differential equation methodically: $$ y(x)-2-\int_0^x e^{y(t)-t} \, dt = 0 $$ I rearranged the equation a bit and differentiated both sides and got: $$ e^x ...
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Properties of solutions of system of integral equation.

Assume $g:[0,\infty) \to \mathbb R$ to be continuous and $$\int_{0}^{\infty} s|g(s)| \,\mathbb ds< \infty .$$ I want to find $\alpha>0$ such that the system of integral equations ...
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Uniqueness of a positive solution to an integral equation

This is a followup to another question I asked recently. This is a slight modification to that question. In the fluid mechanics of pipe flow, it is sometimes stated that the velocity profile $u(r)$ ...
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Proof of the uniqueness of the solution to an integral equation

In the fluid mechanics of pipe flow, it is sometimes stated that the velocity profile $u(r)$ which corresponds to a kinetic energy coefficient of 1 is always uniform, so $u(r) =$ some constant. ...
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Solving recursive integral equation from Markov transition probability

How do I solve something like: $$f(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2 \pi}} \int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{\frac{-(y - x/2)^2}{2}}f(y)\:\mathrm{d}y$$ for $f(x)$? Is there also a general formula that this falls under? ...
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Convergence of the solution of Volterra integral equation with convergent kernel.

Consider the following Volterra integral equation $$ g(t) = \int_0^t K_n(t,s)w_n(s) ds $$ where $g(t)$ and $K_n(t,s)$ are known(continuous) and $K_n(t,s)\geq K_{n+1}(t,s)$ for all $t,s$. Moreover, ...
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Solve Integral equation with convolution

I have to solve the following integral equation \begin{align*} \int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-y^2} \log \left( \int_{-\infty}^\infty e^{-(y-x-t)^2} f(t) dt\right) dy=-cx^2 \end{align*} where $c$ is some ...
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How would I find this constant?

I have this equation, and I'm not sure how to solve for the constant $\nu$, since everything else is known: $$\begin{equation} a + \sqrt{a_i + 4 b_i \nu} + \sum^N_{j=1} (\sqrt{a_j + 4 b_j \nu}) ...
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Solving the integral equation $y(x) = 3 + 2\int_1^x t y(t) dt $ by reducing it to a differential equation

Solve the integral equation $$y(x) = 3 + 2\int_1^x t \ y(t) \ dt $$ First I solved for the integral equation. Then I'm told to differentiate and I get $${dy \over dx} = 2 x y(x) $$ Then I ...
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Find all functions: $\left ( \int \frac{dx}{f(x)} \right )\left ( \int f(x)dx \right )=c$

Find all functions $f(x)$ so that: $$ \left ( \int \frac{dx}{f(x)} \right )\left ( \int f(x)dx \right )=c $$ where c is a constant. My attempt was to differentiate both sides but that appears to ...
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Multiple integral of iterated kernel

I am trying to implent Volterra equations using resolvent kernel.To do this, the iterative kernel $$K_i(x,y) = \int\limits_x^y K_1(y,t)K_{i-1}(t, x)dt. $$ should be calculated. However, it is not ...
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Relation on $\int_1^x\exp{t^2}dt$

Could you give me some leads to show the following relation : $$\forall x>0, \int_1^x\exp{t^2}dt = \frac{1}{2x}\exp{x^2} + \frac{1}{4x^3}\exp{x^2} - \frac{3}{4}\mathbb{e}+ \frac{3}{4} \int_1^x ...
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Integral form of this IVP

How do I show that the following initial value problem $$ xu''+u'+xu=0,\quad u(0)=1,\quad u'(0)=0 $$ has the following integral form: $$ u(x)=1+\int_{0}^{x} t\ln(t/x)u(t)\,dt $$ I am stuck because if ...
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Some linear integral equation

Please help me with the following problem: Let $\gamma\in (0,1)$ and $a<0<b$, $-a<b$, and $x\geq0$. Solve the following equation $$f(x)=\frac{\gamma}{b-a}\int_{\max(a+x,0)}^{b+x}f(y)dy$$ I ...
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Books for these topics.

I have an lecturership exam in India and in the syllabus there are few topics under the tags "Calculus of variations" and "Linear integral equations", and if please if someone could tell me which ...