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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Volterra integral equation with variable boundaries

$$\phi (x)=x+\lambda \int_{a}^{x}(x-y)\phi (y)dy$$ I'm also Trying to solve this integral equation like she does Solving an integral equation with a separable kernel. and I also have some doubts ...
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Solution of an integral equation $\phi(x)+\int^1_0 xt(x+t)\phi(t)\,dt=x $ , $0 \le x \le 1 $

Solve the following integral equation: $\phi(x)+\displaystyle \int^1_0 xt(x+t)\phi(t)\,dt=x $ , $0 \le x \le 1 $ I need to solve the integral equation above. Can anyone help me please?
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Spectrum of Indefinite Integral Operators

I've considered the following spectral problems for a long time, I did not kow how to tackle them. Maybe they needs some skills with inequalities. For the first, suppose $T:L^{2}[0,1]\rightarrow ...
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Fredholm Equations

I have the following problem to solve $$\phi (x)=\lambda \int_{o}^{\pi }\cos(2x+y)\phi (y) dy+ \sin x$$ following the instructions from the following link early to conclude that: $$\phi (x)=\lambda ...
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Volterra integral equation of secong type solve using resolvent kernel

Solve the integral equation $$ y(t)= f(t) + \lambda \int_{0}^{t} (t-s) y(s) ds $$ where $f$ is continuous using the method of finding the resolvent kernel and Newmann series. Here it is what I ...
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Integral eigenvectors and eigenvalues

I need to find the eigenvalues e eigenvectors of this integral. a) $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}(\cos^2(x+y)+1/2)\phi (y)dy$$ b)- Solved thanks $$\int_{0}^{1}(x^2y^2-2/45)\phi (y)dy$$
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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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Finding all functions $f$ satisfying $f'(t)=f(t)+\int_a^bf(t)dt$

I am trying to find all functions f satisfying $f'(t)=f(t)+\int_a^bf(t)dt$. This is a problem from Spivak's Calculus and it is the chapter about Logarithms and Exponential functions. I gave up ...
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Find a continuous function $f$ that satisfies…

Find a continuous function $f$ that satisfies $$ f(x) = 1 + \frac{1}{x}\int_1^x f(t) \ dt $$ Note: I tried differentiating with respect to $x$ to get an ODE but you get one that contains integrals - ...
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Solve $f(x) = \lambda \int\limits_{0}^1(\max(x,t)+xt)f(t)dt$

I need to solve this: $\ f(x) = \lambda \int\limits_{0}^1(\max(x,t)+xt)f(t)dt$. Rewriting it as: $\ f(x) = \lambda(\int\limits_0^x x(t+1)f(t)dt + \int\limits_x^1 t(x+1) f(t)dt)$. 1st derivative: ...
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Solve integral equation of second kind using Fredholm method

I need to solve this integral equation $$\phi (x)=(x^2-x^4)+ \lambda \int_{-1}^{1}(x^4+5x^3y)\phi (y)dy$$ Using the Fredholm theory of the intergalactic equations of second kind. I really don't ...
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Eigenvalues of an operator

I think this question isn't that hard, but I am a bit confused: Define $$(Af)(x):=\int_{0}^{1}\cos(2\pi(x-y))f(y)dy.$$ Then $A$ is an operator on functions. Find the eigenvalues and the ...
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How to find eigenfunctions of a linear operator (follow-up question)

This is a follow up to this question. My original question was answered by @oeanamen but for convenience here I state the follow up question completely. I am interested in calculating characteristic ...
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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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How to find eigenfunctions of a linear operator

I wonder if there is a general way of finding characteristic values and eigenfunctions of a given linear operator described by an integral. As a special case suppose I am interested in this function: ...
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Integral equation solution: $y(x) = 1 + \lambda\int\limits_0^2\cos(x-t) y(t) \mathrm{d}t$

Integral equation $$y(x) = 1 + \lambda\int\limits_0^2\cos(x-t) y(t) \mathrm{d}t$$ has: a unique solution for $\lambda \neq \frac{4}{\pi +2}$; a unique solution for $\lambda \neq ...
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Is there a solution to this integral equation?

The problem is related to this question: How to find eigenfunctions of a linear operator (follow-up question) I posted earlier. Suppose I want to solve the following integral equation: $$\int_0^1 ...
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Can we bound from above sub-solutions of Volterra integral equations?

Let us review Gronwall's lemma. If $v \in C^0([\tau, T])$ is such that $$v(t) \le c + \int_{\tau}^t u(s)v(s)\, ds,\qquad t \in [\tau, T]$$ where $c$ is a real constant and $u \in C^0([\tau, T])$ is ...
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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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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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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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Find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of an integral operator

I need to find the eigenvalues e eigenvectors of this integral. $$\int_{0}^{1} K(x,y)\phi (y)dy,$$ where $K(x,y)=x(1-y),\; 0 \le x\le y \le 1$ and $K(x,y)=y(1-x),$ $0\le y\le x \le 1$ I ...
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Solving integral equation $a+c\min(b,x)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x-t)\left(a+d\delta(t-(x-b))+c\min(b,t)\right)dt$

I've got this nasty-looking integral equation involving taking two minimums: $$a+c\min(b,x)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x-t)\left(a+d\delta(t-(x-b))+c\min(b,t)\right)dt$$ where $\delta(\cdot)$ is the ...