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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Solving $g(x)=\int_{3}^{x} g(t) dt$

The question is what set of continuous functions solves the problem $g(x)=\int_{3}^{x} g(t) dt$. My answer so far: g(3)=0, g'(x)=g(x)-g(3) therefore g(x)=g'(x)=$ce^x$. Obviously $ce^x=ce^x-ce^3$ ...
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Integral equation involving Binomial distribution

I am trying to find the form of a function $u^{(n)}(p)$ which satisfies $\forall k \in [0,n] \int_0^1 dp\, u^{(n)}(p) \binom{n}{k} p^k(1-p)^{n-k} = \frac{1}{n+1}$. This is a private case of a more ...
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numerial solution to fredholm integral equation

Consider the integral equation: $$ y(x) =1+\int_0^cK(x,t)\,y(t)\,dt, $$ where $x\ge0$ and $$ K(x,t) = \frac{\partial}{\partial ...
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Laplace transform of integral equation

Use Laplace transforms to solve the integral equation $$y(t)-\frac{1}{2}\int_0^ty(t-v)~dv=1$$ First find the Laplace transform $Y(s)$ of $y(t)$
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Do stochastic processes form a Banach space?

I'm interested in solving a particular integral equation: $$g(X) = \int_0^1 K(X,p)f(p) \ dp$$ where $f(p)\in L^1([0,1])$ and $X$ is a stochastic process of finite length; i.e. a collection of random ...
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How to solve integral equations like this?

sorry for such a non-specific question and lack of research effort, but I'm new to integral equations and don't know where to start. How does one go about solving equations of the form ...
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Simple integral equation

There is a simple integral equation: $$\int_0^\infty p(s) ds = 1- \frac{1}{\lambda}p(0).$$ Do you know how to solve it for $p(0)$ given we know $p(s)$ for $s>0$? Or maybe some references to methods ...
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Smoothness of solutions to Fredholm integral equation

Let $K(x,y)=k(|x-y|)$ where $k$ is continuous on $(0,1]$, and assume function $f\in L^2[0,1]$ satisfies $f(x)=\int_0^1 f(y)K(x,y)dy$. Is $f$ necessarily $C^\infty $ ? under what condition on kernel ...
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Is this Neumann series solution unique?

I have a Fredholm integral equation of the second kind given as $$f(x)=g(x)+\lambda\int_{-\infty}^\infty K(x,y)f(y)dy, $$ where $\lambda\in(0,1)$, the kernel $K(x,y)=\phi(x-y)$ is a Gaussian ...
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Analyticity of Logarithmic Integrals

Assume $f\in L^2[0,1]$ and let $g(x)=\int_0^1f(y)\ln|x-y|dy$. Is it true that $g\in C^\infty(0,1)$? Is it true that $g$ is analytic in $(0,1)$? Can you refer me to a right reference to look up such ...
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Is it true that $\displaystyle (Tf)(x)=g(x)+\int_{a}^b k(x, y)f(y)\ dy$ is a contraction in $(C^0([a, b]), d_\infty)$?

In $C^0([a, b])=\{f:[a, b]\longrightarrow \mathbb R: f\ \textrm{continuous}\}$ consider the metric $$d_\infty(f, g)=\sup_{x\in [a, b]}|f(x)-g(x)|.$$Let $T:C^0([a, b])\longrightarrow C^0([a, b])$ given ...
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Multidimensional (Fredholm) integral equation (of first kind)

Suppose, \begin{align*} g(t_1,t_2)=\int f(s) \left[K_1(t_1,t_2,s)h(t_1) + K_2(t_1,t_2,s)\right]ds %\\ %g(t_1,t_2)=\int f(s) \left[K_1(t_1,t_2,s) + K_2(t_1,s)h(t_2)\right]ds \end{align*} The problem is ...
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Differentiabilty of certain convolution

Let $\Gamma$ be a smooth closed curve. Suppose $f\in L^2(\Gamma,ds)$ and $g$ is defined everywhere on $\mathbb{C}$ with compact support. Moreover $\frac{dg}{dz}$ exists everywhere but point $z=0$. ...
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solve a non-linear integral equation by python

I need to solve an integral equation by python 3.2 in win7. I want to find an initial guess solution first and then use "fsolve()" to solve it in python. This is the code: ...
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How to solve an integral equation?

Consider the following integral equation: $$\log f(x)+\frac{\displaystyle 1}{\displaystyle 2\,\pi}\displaystyle\int_{\mathbb{R}^2} f(y)\log|x-y| dy+f(x)=0\tag{*}$$ How to prove the existence of ...
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Existence and uniqueness of an integral equation

Does this equation $$f(u)=1+\frac{1}{\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(u-v)^2+1}f(v)dv$$ has a bounded continuous solution? Is this solution unique? Here $f$ is defined over $\mathbb{R}$ and ...
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Regulairty of eigenfunctions of singular integral equations

Can you provide a proof or a reference, to study from, for the following problem: Let $\Gamma$ be a real analytic rectifiable closed curve in the plane, $ds$ is the arc-length , and kernel $K(z,w)$ ...
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Computation Method to solving Homogeneous Fredholm Integral Equation of Second Kind with Symmetric Kernel

I am attempting to write a program that will be able to numerically solve a homogeneous Fredholm Integral Equation of Second Kind, with a Symmetric Kernel. I have been looking through textbooks and ...
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Resolution of numerical solution of first-kind Volterra integral equation

This is a Volterra integral equation of the first-kind with a convolution-type kernel $k(t-t')$: $f(t) = \int_a^t k(t-t')\,x(t')\,dt' \qquad t\in [0,\infty]$ It is well known and expected that when ...
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To solve non-linear Integro-differential equation

I am just begin to study integral equations, in which i come with following problem regarding second kind Volterra non-linear integro-differential equation, $$u'(x)=-1+\int_{0}^{x}u^{2}(t)dt$$ with ...
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if $f(x)-a\int_x^{x+1}f(t)~dt$ is constant, then $f(x)$ is constant or $f(x)=Ae^{bx}+B$

Question: let $a\in(0,1)$, and such $f(x)\geq0$, $x\in R$ is continuous on $R$, if $$f(x)-a\int_x^{x+1}f(t)dt,\forall x\in R $$ is constant, show that $f(x)$ is constant; or ...
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Why are mathematician so interested to find theory for solving partial differential equations but not for integral equation?

Why are mathematician so interested to find theory for solving partial differential equations (for example Navier-Stokes equation) but not for integral equations?
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Solution of Volterra convolution-type integral equation

The convolution-type Volterra integral equation of the first kind $f(t) = \int_a^t k(t-t')\,x(t')\,dt' \qquad t\in [0,\infty]$ can be solved (at least formally) by applying the Laplace ...
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An integral equation of the first kind with variable limits

How should one solve the following integral equation to find $F(\tau)$: $$ \int_{\tau -T}^{\tau}F(t)X(\tau -t)dt=e^{-(\frac{\tau}{T})^2} $$
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Integral equation problem

I has worked on this problem for a while and still stucked on it. Hopefully someone give me a hint. Consider the following integral equation, find the function $g(r)$: $$\int_0^\infty {K(s,r)g(r)dr} ...
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Reading Speed for Constant Time to Finish

You open a very long new book on your e-reader and read a few pages. It helpfully informs you that based on your reading speed you have 16 hours of reading left until you are done. You read the rest ...
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Solve: $\int_{0}^{2\pi}g \psi e^{i n \theta}\,\text{d}\theta = n/(n-i\alpha) \int_{0}^{2\pi}\psi e^{i n \theta}\,\text{d}\theta$

For $\alpha>0$, I want to find a $g(\alpha, \theta)$ such that $$ \int_{0}^{2\pi}g(\alpha, \theta)\psi(\theta)e^{i n \theta}\,\text{d}\theta = \frac{n}{n-i\alpha} \int_{0}^{2\pi}\psi(\theta)e^{i n ...
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integral equation with beta kernel

Is there any way to solve the integral equation $$ z(a,b;x) = 1+\dfrac{(1+x)^{b}}{B(a,b)}\int_0^c\dfrac{y^{a-1}}{(1+x+y)^{a+b}}z(a,b;y)\,dy,\;\;x\ge0, $$ where $a,b,c>0$ are parameters, and ...
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Prove existence and uniqueness of differential/integral equation

This is a homework question, so I'm essentially asking for hints and not answers due to academic honesty concerns. The course is in real analysis (baby rudin) and it is essentially chapter 9 which ...
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Are there methods to solve coupled integral and integro-differential equations?

I have one fredholm integral equation $$ y(x)=f(x)+\int_0^1 K_1(x,g(x),t)y(x(t))dt$$ and an integro-differential equation $$ \frac{dg(x)}{dx}=h(x)+\int_0^1 K_2(x,y(x),t)g(x(t))dt$$. Are there any ...
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Integral equation question

If f(x) and f(t) both have the same domain and range, is there a general way to find $\int_{0}^{x^2} f(t) dt = f(x)$ given t? The actual problem tells that t = 9 and f(x) = $5 e \exp{x cos ...
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Does this condition on the sum of a function and its integral imply that the function goes to 0?

Consider a bounded real-valued function $S:\mathbf{R}\to\mathbf{R}$ so that $$\lim_{x\to\infty} \left( S(x) + \int_1^x \frac{S(t)}{t}dt\right)$$ exists and is finite. Can one say that ...
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Are there methods to solve a system of coupled integral equations?

I was wondering if there were methods to solve a system of coupled integral equations. The example case I am thinking about is $$f(x)=g(x)+\int_a^xf(x^\prime)h(x^\prime) dx^\prime$$ ...
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Find all continuous functions such that $f(x)^2 = \int_0^x f(\xi)\frac{\xi}{1+\xi^2}d\xi.$

From Spivak Find all continuous functions such that $$f(x)^2 = \int_0^x f(\xi)\frac{\xi}{1+\xi^2}d\xi.$$ $f(x)^2$ is clearly differentiable. I'd like to write $\dfrac{d}{dx}f(x)^2=2f(x)f'(x).$ ...
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Find all functions such that $f'(t) = f(t) + \int_0^1 f(\tau)\,d\tau.$

From Spivak Find all functions such that $f'(t) = f(t) + \int_0^1 f(\tau)\,d\tau.$ My approach: differentiate both sides to get $f''(t) = f'(t)$, giving $f'(t) = Ce^t$, implying $f(t) = Ce^t + ...
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Uniform convergence of matrix integral sequence

I was given recursively defined: $M_k=I+\int_{t_0}^tA(s)M_{k-1}(s)~ds$ and $M_0=I$ and that $A(t)$ is a matrix with entries that are continuous functions on $t_0\leq t\leq t_1$. By induction we can ...
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how to find the equation of one curve in XY plan which satisfies such functions?

I want to find the equation of one curve in $X-Y$ plan which satisfies the functions as follows: 1) $A(x_1,y_1)$, $B(x_2,y_2)$ are two known points and $f(x,y)$ (or $y(x)$) is the equation of the ...
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Integral equation and constant rules

I have an integral equation of the form: $$f(x)=3+4\int_a^bf(t)~dt$$ How can I put the constants inside the integral to get something where I can apply the fundamental theorem of calculus?
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Series solution for coupled PDEs

So I have this system for $f(z, v, t)$ and $\Psi(z, t)$, $$ \frac{\partial f}{\partial t} + v \frac{\partial f}{\partial z} - g(v) \frac{\partial \Psi}{\partial z} = 0 \tag{1} $$ $$ \frac{\partial^2 ...
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How to prove $\int_a^b f(x)\varphi(x)dx=0\Rightarrow f(x)=0$

I am doing some reading on the calculus of variations and one of the first examples uses the following theorem: Let $f\in C[a,b]$. If $\int_a^b f(x)\varphi(x)dx=0$ for all $\varphi\in C[a,b]$, then ...
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Definite Integral of Periodic Function Multiplied by another Function

For one part of a problem I am working on, I am trying to show that $y'(t) \geq 1$ for all $t \geq 0$ when $y'= 1- \int^t_0 g(s)y(s) ds$ When $g(t)$ is periodic, $g(t) <0$ for all $t$, and ...
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Question about integral is equal to zero

Suppose we have the following equation $$ \int_0^\infty {f(x,r)g(x)dx} = 0 \quad {\rm for \, all}\, r\in \mathbb{R} $$ where the function $g(x)$ does not depend on $r$, while $f(x,r)$ is function of ...
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Can we get a general solution to the following system of equations?

A system of equations $$\frac{df}{dt}(t)=-txg(t)-x, \frac{dg}{dt}(t)=(1-t)xf(t)+x$$ which was constructured from the integral equation $$ F_t (t,x)= x \int_0^{1-t} (1-s)F(s,x) ds + (1-t)x, $$ This ...
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Characterization of a particular integrable function

Let $f$ be a strictly positive function such that $\int_{0}^{\infty}f(x)dx=\int_{0}^{\infty}xf(x)=1$ (i.e., a probability density function with expectation one). Let also $g$ be a nonnegative ...
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Differentiating a convolution integral

I'm trying to turn the integro-differential equation $\phi'(t) + \phi(t) = \int_0^t \sin{(t - \xi)} \, \phi(\xi) \, \mathrm{d} {\xi}$ into the differential equation $\phi'''(t) + \phi''(t) + ...
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How to differentiate this equation involving an integral expression?

I want to differentiate the Volterra integral equation $\phi(t) + \int_0^t (t - \xi) \, \phi(\xi) \, \mathrm{d}{\xi} = \sin{2t}$. Am I right in thinking that the integral can just be removed like so? ...
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Solving a Fourier sine transform equation

Suppose we have the following Fourier sine transform equation $$\int_0^\infty f(x;p)\sin(\lambda x)dx \equiv 0,$$ where $f(x;p)$ has some parameters $p\in\mathbb{R}$ we can choose freely. Does this ...
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Differential equations, integral equations

Is there an analytical way of proving that if $\phi$ is a solution to \begin{equation} y(t)=e^{it}+a\int_{t}^{\infty}\sin (t-s)y(s)s^{-2}ds, \end{equation} then $\phi$ would be a solution to the ...
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Convert an integral equation in an initial value problem of an ODE of degree 2

The following exercise is a part of a bigger exercise. Therefore I first give you the setting of the whole exercise and then (in the grey box below) the part of the exercise which I mean here. ...
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System of integral equations for a unimodal symmetric probability distribution

Let $f(x)$ be a symmetric unimodal probability distribution on $\mathbb R$, with mean $\mu=0$. By unimodal, I mean that $f(x)$ is strictly increasing for $x<\mu$ and strictly decreasing for ...