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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Is it possible to find a solution to this integral equation?

I have an integral equation of the following form: $y(t)=\lambda x(t) + x(t)\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}K(t,s)x(s)ds$ I haven't been able to find any discussion online of integral equations with the ...
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Holder regularity for the heat potentials

First I apologize for my bad English and for any error: this is my first question. I need some regularity results for the simple and double layer heat potentials. If $\Gamma(t,x)$ is the fundamental ...
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Solution to non-linear OIDE

How do I go about solving this equation? $\frac{\partial F(r,y)}{\partial r} = Q(r,y) - P(r,y) F(r,y) - R(r,y)F(r,y)\int_0^\infty dy'S(r,y') F(r,y')$ with the initial condition that $F(r=0,y) = 0 \ ...
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How to find the solution of integer equation group

I have the following problem: to find the general item of the following equation: let $a_1=b_1=1$, $$a_{n+1}=6a_n+2b_n, b_{n+1}=3a_n+2b_n$$ for any $n\geq 1$, find $a_n=?, b_n=?$
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finding solution to a partial integro differential equation

I want to find a function (or a set of functions) such that $u(x,t)$ satisfies the following partial integro-differential equation with singular kernel \begin{eqnarray} &&u_x(0,t) = \int_0^t ...
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How to solve $xy=2\int_1^xy(t)dt+5$?

Could you please give me some hint how to solve this equation: $xy=2\int_1^xy(t)dt+5$. It is not known whether $y(x)$ is continuous or not, so I could not use Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for ...
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FM signals and non-trivial solutions to a homogeneous Fredholm integral equation of the first kind

I am looking for any non-trivial solution to the following integral equation. That is, find any function $q(\theta)\neq 0$ which satisfies the following equation: $$\int_0^a ...
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Volterra equation for a Bessel type IVP that appears in inverse scattering

I have the following i.v.p. (Colton Kress-Inverse acoustic and electromagnetic scattering theory, Springer) $$y''(r)+(k^2n(r)-\frac{l(l+1)}{r^2})y(r)=0$$ $$y(0)=0, y'(0)=1$$ using the Liouville ...
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Integral equation involving magnitude/modulus squared

I wish to solve the following integral equation that has popped up in my studies of focused light. If you notice, it looks almost like a homogenous Fredholm integral equation of the first kind. ...
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Define all functions using the main statement

Define all functions that are continious and fullfill the equation $$ f(x) = -1 + \int_0^{x^2} \frac{(f(\sqrt{t})^2 \sin t}{\cos^2t} dt$$ I'm completely lost on this one. I think that you should ...
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Power series solution to integral equation

Hi guys i'm reading a paper in which the authors have two coupled integral equation for the function $f(x)$ and $g(x)$, in order to solve this problem they employ a power series expansion of these ...
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Power series function expansion as solution for integral equation

I'm facing an integral equation whose unknown is a function $f(x)$: The equation is of the kind: $$ K = \int_{-l}^{l} G(x,s)f(s)ds $$ So it's a Fredholm integral equation that is rewritten in this ...
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Setting up Kernel to Numerically Solve Fredholm Equation of Second Kind

I am looking to confirm if what I am doing is the proper procedure. I writing a program to discretely solve a Homogeneous Fredholm Equation of Second Kind that is set up as follows: $ \int ...
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Reciprocal Non-linear Hammerstein integral equation

I came across a problem that looks like a non-linear Hammerstein equation: $$ \displaystyle y(t)= v(t)+\int_{0}^{\infty} \frac{e^{\iota ts}}{y(s)}\mathrm{d}s $$ I tried solving it by collocation ...
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Existence of integral equation solution

I am trying to prove a differentiable solution in some open interval about the origin for the equation: $$u(x) + u(x)^2 + \int_0^x (1+\cos(x+u(y))) dy = 0$$ I have been trying to prove it as a ...
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A Matrix Integral Equation

We have an integral equation on matrix. ${\Im(t)}=\Im(0)+\int_{0}^{t} \Im(s)[K(s)]_{ \times }ds \tag 1$ $[\hspace{.2cm} ]_{\times}$ is skew symmetric matrix with diagonals zero and is non ...
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Solution sets/ existence and uniqueness of solutions to $Ku-\lambda u=\int^1_0 \frac{x^2}{1+y^3}u(y)dy-\lambda u(x)=f(x)$

Given $$ Ku-\lambda u=\int^1_0 \frac{x^2}{1+y^3}u(y)dy-\lambda u(x)=f(x) $$ A) For what values of $\lambda$ does there exist a unique solution for all $f\in L^2(0,1)$? B) Find the solution set ...
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Condition of existence and uniqueness of solution for abel integral equation

It is well known that Abel integral equation has a unique continuous solution. For example, $$ f(t)=\int_0^t\frac{g(s)}{(s-t)^{\alpha}}ds , 0<\alpha<1 $$ where $f(t)$ is known. Specifically, ...
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Verification of Fourier transformation of Io-sinh function

I try to match, but it could not match $I_o-\sinh$ Practical Fourier Transform pair developed by Ben Logan, transform pair also published in The Practical Application of the Fourier Integral ...
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Spectrum of $Tu=\int^1_0 (x+y)u(y)dy$

Given the operator $$Tu(x)=\int^1_0 (x+y)u(y)dy$$ on $L^2(0,1)$, find the spectrum of $T$. For all eigenvalues, find their multiplicities and the eigenfunctions. The kernel is Hilbert Schmidt ...
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An integral equation of second type.

Let $A,B$ be real numbers smaller in absolute value than $1000$. Consider the integral equation $$ f ( x ) = A + B\int_1 ^{\sqrt x} f \left( \frac{x-1}{t} \right) \,\mathrm{d} t $$ where the ...
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Taking Fourier transform of integral-differential equation

If $u$ is a solution of the equation $$\frac{\partial}{\partial t} u(x,t) + \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \text{sinc}(x-y) \cdot \frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial y^{2}} u(y,t) \ dy = 0,$$ with initial condition ...
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existence and uniqueness of volterra integral equation of the first kind [duplicate]

$$ \int_0^t k(s,t)f(s)ds=g(t) $$ To know the existence and uniquness of solution of volterra integral equation(VIE) of the first kind, we differentiate it and convert to the VIE of the second kind. ...
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Contraction mapping principle application

I'm to prove that the following equation has a unique solution: $$f(x) = \int_0^1 e^{-sx} \cos(\alpha f(s)) ds.$$ (Here, $\alpha \in (0,1)$.) The form of the exercise screams to apply the ...
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Show this integral operator is compact for various values of $\alpha$

I am having some problems evaluating a multivariable integral. This question is features in Stakgold's book Green's functions and boundary value problems. page 359. Consider the kernel for $a\leq ...
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numerical solution of integral equation

Consider the basic type of integral equation. In particular, a volterra integral equation of the first kind. That is, we have the following integral equation $$\int_a^xf(s)g(s,x)~ds=h(x)$$ where $h$ ...
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Prove that some function is the solution of some equation

Show that $$x(t)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n(t/2)^{2n}}{(n!)^2}$$ is the solution of $$x*x=\int_{0}^t x(u)x(t-u)du=\sin t$$ My approach: I suppose that I have to use the Laplace transform. I ...
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What functions satisfy $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x,y)dx=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} g(x,y)dx$?

What functions satisfy $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f(x,y)dx=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} g(x,y)dx$ for all $y\in \mathbb{R}$? Under what conditions would this imply that $f(x,y)=g(x,y)$?
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Integral equation/ODE

I have to find all the functions $f(x)$ such that $$f(x)=xe^{(1-x^{2})/2}-xe^{-x^{2}/2}\int_{1}^{x}t^{-2}e^{t^{2}/2}dt$$ which satisfies $$f(x)=1-x\int_{1}^{x}f(t)dt$$ I tried to equal both, but when ...
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Fredholm Integral in Bayesian Appliation

Let $X = x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n$ be a sequence of Bernoulli random variables with $k$ successes. Suppose that, given $X$, the posterior predictive probability of $x_{n+1} = x$ is known to be $g(x)$ ...
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Solving a nonlinear volterra integral equation with two integrals each with a non separable kernel

I am trying to solve the nonlinear volterra integral equation ...
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Solve $y = 2 + \int^x_2 [t - ty(t) \,\, dt]$

While working on some differential equation problems, I got one of the following problems: $$y = 2 + \int^x_2 [t - ty(t) \,\, dt]$$ I have no idea what an integral equation is however, the hint ...
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Solving integral equation using Laplace transform

$x(t)+\int_0^t(t-\tau)x(\tau)=t^2$ Is $x(\tau)$ the equivalent of $d\tau$? How do I solve this particular equation?
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Finding the integral of $\cos\theta \cdot dt$ in terms of the integral of $\sin\theta \cdot dt$

I have an integral as follows: $$\int_0^T \cos\theta\cdot dt = xT$$ where $\theta$ is a function of $t$ I also have, $$\int_0^T \sin\theta\cdot dt = y$$ I want to solve for $T$. If the ...
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A solid rocket model: a differential equations set with ending time unknown

I am modelling a rocket model. Consider a solid rocket motor, (let us for sake of simplicity assume that the propellant is distributed in the case with a cylindrical shape: see shape in fig.1 of the ...
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asymptotics of the solution of an integral equation

Suppose we are given the integral equation $$ u(x;a) =v(x)+\int_0^a K(x,y)\,u(y;a)\,dy, $$ where $K(x,y)$ and $v(x)$ are known functions, and $a>0$ is a constant. What I am interested in is the ...
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solution of an integral equation in measurable functions

Let $\phi(t)$ be a positive continuous function on $[0,\infty)$ and $f(t,x)$ be a continuous function of two variables such that $$ |f(t,x)|\leq \phi(t)|x|. $$ Suppose ...
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How can i solve the integral equation

How can i solve the integral equation $$z(t) =\int_0^t z(q)(1-(t-q))\,dq+C?$$ Solving for the function $z$. I have access to Mathematica.
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Integral equation $f(x) = e^{-cx} + \lambda\int_0^xce^{-cy}f(x-y)dy$

I'm trying to solve the following equation $$f(x) = e^{-cx} + \lambda\int_0^xce^{-cy}f(x-y)dy,\quad x>0 $$ where $c$ and $\lambda$ are constants and $f$ is a continuous bounded function on ...
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A little doubt with integral equation

I have the next equation: $$\int_{0}^{t}h(\tau)e^{-(t-\tau)}\mathrm{d}\tau=10e^{-t}\cos(4t) \tag{1}$$ Derivating both sides, I get: $$h(t)e^{-(t-t)}=h(t)=10[(-1)e^{-t}\cos(4t)+e^{-t}(-4)\sin(4t)] ...
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Integral equation solution in power series

Given the integral equation $$ g(x)= \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}K(x-y)f(y) \, dy$$ for a known function $ g(x) $ and kernel $ K(x)$. Of course I know this is a Wieener-Hopf integral equation but I ...
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Does this integral equation have a name, and is there a reference that deals with it?

The equation is $$S(z,t)=\int_a^b \int_c^d f(z,u) g(t,s) S(u,s) \, du \, ds$$ where $S$ is the unknown function and $f,\ g$ are fixed from the outset. I can approximate solutions in some special ...
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Showing that a sequence of Picard iterates converges

I have a sequence of functions: $$y_{n}(x) = 1 + \int \limits_0^x 1 + t^2 + y_{n-1}^2(t)\,\mathrm dt$$ With $y_0 = 1$. I'm trying to show that this converges in a box $-1 \le x \le 1$ and $-10 \le ...
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Solving Volterra integral equation of first kind with a Gaussian diffusive evolution kernel

I am trying to solve following Voltera integral equation for $P(t|t')$ numerically: $$ \rho(1,t|0,t') = \int_{t'}^{t} dt'' \rho(1,t|1,t'') P(t''|t') $$ where $$ \rho(x,t|x',t') = ...
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Solving an integral using Laplace transform and inverse Laplace transform

I want to solve this integral equation using Laplace: $$ Y(t) + 3{\int\limits_0^t Y(t)}\operatorname d\!t = 2cos(2t)$$ if $$ \mathcal{L}\{Y(t)\} = f(s)$$ then, $$ f(s) + 3 \frac{f(s)}{s} = ...
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An integral equation $x(t)=a-\left(1-x(0)\right)e^{-\int_{t_1=0}^tx(t_1)dt_1}$

Consider ${\rm x}\left(0\right)$ is a fix positive real number, and we have following equation: $$ {\rm x}\left(t\right) =a - \left[1 - {\rm x}\left(0\right)\right]\exp\left(-\int_{0}^{t}{\rm ...
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Tricky Integral equation - where to start?

How would you go about solving this? $$p(x,t)=C\exp\left[-x+\int_0^t\int_0^\infty y\,p(y,\tau)\,\mathrm{d}y\,\mathrm{d}\tau\right]$$ Here $p(x,t)$ is the time-dependent probability distribution of a ...
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Solution for a Fredholm integral equation

I have an integral equation: $\int_0^T( t^\alpha + s^\alpha -|t-s|^\alpha) \phi(s)ds=\lambda\phi(t)$ for $\alpha\in(0,2)$. I think this is a Fredholm equation but I am not sure how to solve it. ...
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Homogeneous Integral Equations

In Arfken (3rd ed) ex. 16.5.1 he derives the integral equation for a one dimensional linear oscillator that includes the Green function (eq. 16.148). This equation is a homogeneous integral equation. ...
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eigenvalues of homogeneous integral equation of second kind, with singular kernel

There is a homogeneous integral equation of second kind with a singular kernel(non-symmetric). The equation has the form: $\int_{a}^{b} k(x,t)Γ(t)dt =λΓ(x).$ It's 2-norm is infinity, $||k(x,t)||_2 ...