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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Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions for the Fredholm integral operator $K(g) = \int_0^1 e^{x t} g(t) dt$.

I would like to compute the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions for the Fredholm integral operator $$K(g) = \int_0^1 e^{xt} g(t) dt.$$ The sources I've checked* seem to say that the process is fairly ...
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Is there a closed form solution of $f(x)^2+(g*f)(x)+h(x)=0$ for $f(x)$?

When $g(x)$ and $h(x)$ are given functions, can $f(x)^2+(g*f)(x)+h(x)=0$ be solved for $f(x)$ in closed form (at least with some restrictions to $g,h$)? (The $*$ is not a typo, it really means ...
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How to solve this integral equation?

Solve this integral equation: $$ {{\rm e}^{{\rm i}k\,\sqrt{\vphantom{\Large A}\,r^{2} + z^{2}\,}\,} \over \sqrt{\vphantom{\large A}r^{2} + z^{2}\,}} = \int_0^{\infty}{\rm K}_{0}\left(\lambda r\right) ...
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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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Differential equation with shifited term

I have a differential equation (Or integral equation) of the form: $$ f(x) = a e^{-x} + b \int_0^x f(cz+dx) e^{-z} dz$$ $a,b,c,d$ are constants. I am considering whether the above equation has a ...
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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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Looking for a function that satisfies some kind of mean value property

Given $a<b\in (0,1)$ and $\delta<1/2$, I need to find an integrable function $\gamma :(a-\delta,b+\delta)\to [0,1]$ such that $$\frac{1}{2\delta}\int_{x-\delta}^{x+\delta}\gamma(y)\; ...
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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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Finding a series of functions orthogonal to all $x^{2n}$ but one

We need to find a series of functions $f_m$ verifying the property $$\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\! x^{2n} f_m\!(x) \;{\text d}x=\delta_{nm}.$$ We already have found $$f_0(x) = ...
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Same values for Gamma Function

I was thinking about the Gamma function, which for an integer positive argument is nothing but the factorial function. Using the integral representation, namely $$\Gamma[x] = \int_0^{+\infty}\ ...
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Solvability of an integral equation

Is the following integral equation solvable ? $$ F(x)-\int^{1}_{-1} K(x,y)F(y)dy=f(x) $$ Where $$K(x,y)=\frac{\sin \gamma(x-y)}{\pi(x-y)}$$ and $$f(x)=e^{i\gamma x}$$ and $\gamma$ is a parameter.
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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 equation $f(x) - \int_0^x f(t)dt = 0$

I'd like to know the solution (if solvable) to the following integral equation $$f(x) - \int_0^x f(t)dt = 0$$ Also I'd like to know what is the required mathematical background to be able to find a ...
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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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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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Uniqueness of solution to integral equation for operator valued functions

Let $X$ be a Banach space. Suppose I have a 2 parameter family of bounded operators on $X$: $V(t,s)$, $0\leq s\leq t \leq T$, such that $V(t,s)x=U(t,s)x+\int_s^t V(t,r)H(r)U(r,s)x\,dr$ and ...
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Solving an integral equation.

Let $K(x,y)=(x+y)e^{-y^2/2-xy}$. I need a constructive way (not simply verifying it is a solution) to show that $f(x)=e^{-x^2/2}$ is the solution to the integral equation: ...
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does f(x) have unique fixed point?

Let $g$ be a probability density function. We can assume about $g$, whatever we like (Only important thing, we know about random variable Y,which has $g$ as p.d.f is $P(Y<0)>0$.) Next, let ...
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Using the integral equation, find the eigenvalues and eigenfucntions

The integral equation: $$ \int_{-\frac{T}{2}}^{\frac{T}{2}}dt' \phi (t')e^{\Gamma\left | t-t' \right |} =\lambda \phi(t) $$ for $(-\frac{1}{2}T< t < \frac{1}{2}T)$ is useful in photon ...
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show that the function satisfies condition of the lemma

Let $(f_n)_{n\geq 0}$ be an eigenfunctions of the compact integral operator $F$, defined on $L^2([-1,1])$ by $$ F(f)(x)=\int_{-1}^1\frac{\sin a(x-y)}{x-y}\,\psi(y)\,\mathrm{d}y, \quad \mbox{here ...
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integral equation solution for two functions $ f(x) $ and $ g(x) $ and see if they are related

given two functios $ f(x) $ and $ g(x) $ related by $$\frac{ \Gamma(s-1/2)}{\Gamma(s) \sqrt{ \pi}}\int_{0}^{\infty}dx \frac{g(x)dx}{(x+y)^{s-1/2}}=\int_{0}^{\infty}dx \frac{f(x)dx}{(x+y)^{s}}$$ what ...
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Separable Kernel in Volterra integral equation

I can't get my head around why the kernel in the Volterra integral equation can't be separable. $$u(x) = f(x) + \int_a^x K(x,s)u(s)ds, x \in [a,b]$$ A separable kernel $K(x,s)$ is the one that can be ...
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Integral equation: averaging

Let $X, Y, Z$ be Borel spaces, for simplicity we can assume that they are $\Bbb R$. Consider an equation $$ \int_{X\times Y}f(x,y,z) \kappa(x,\mathrm dy)\mu(\mathrm dx) = \int_{X\times Y}f(x,y,z) ...
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Optimization Problem Involving an Integral Equation

I have an integral equation for a probability current $j(t)$ given by: $$ \large\frac{1}{\sqrt{t}} e^{-\frac{\bar{x}(t)^2}{4 t}} = \int_0^t \frac{j(t')}{\sqrt{t-t'}} ...
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Cosine Fourier series solution of semi-major axis nonlinear integral equaton

Consider an integral equation $$ \frac{1}{z(t)}=f(t)+\alpha\int_0 ^\infty \cos(ts)z(s)\,ds $$ I am required to solve for $z(t)$. I approached this problem by considering the integral on right hand ...
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A Gronwall type inequality for Fredholm operators

I am interested in finding out the result of Gronwall type inequality for Fredholm operators. What will be the form? How one can show such inequality for fredholm operators.
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Contraction principle for Fredholm integral equation of the first kind

A Fredholm integral equation of the first kind has the following shape: $$ \int a(x,y)f(y)\mathrm dy = b(x)\tag{1} $$ where $f$ is an unknown function. I wonder whether contraction principle can be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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reference request: a graduate level textbook on viscosity solutions of IPDEs

I am particularly interested in IPDE which arises from optimal stopping/control problems so I would like some references on integral-partial differential equations, which are related this area. I have ...
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Analytic continuation of an integral equation

Consider the (possibly singular or hypersingular) integral equation $$Z\int_{-\infty}^\infty B(x,x^\prime) \ A(x^\prime) dx^\prime = A(x)$$ where $Z$ indicates the finite part of the integral should ...
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Unicity of solution to an integral equation

Suppose we have the following integral equation $$f(x)=\int_0^\infty f(y)(x+y)e^{-x^2/2-xy}\text{d}y$$ where $f: [0,\infty)\rightarrow[0,\infty)$. The function $f(x)=Ce^{-x^2/2}$ solves the equation. ...
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applications integrals

I have the following problem to solve: $\int_{0}^{1}K(x,y)\phi(y)dy$ where: $K(x,y)=x(1-y), 0\leq x\leq y\leq 1$ and $K(x,y)=y(1-x), 0\leq y\leq x\leq 1$ already tried using the methods suggested ...
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What is the meaning of the definition below? Taken from a 1909 book on Integral Equations.

Definition: We say that the discontinuities of a function of $(x, y)$ are regularly distributed in $S$ or in $T$ if they all lie on a finite number of curves with continuously turning tangents, no one ...
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What kind of numerical methods are best applicable to this?

I'm wondering: what would be the best numerical method for solving a nonlinear integral equation of the form $$f(x) = a(x) + \int_{-A}^{A} K(x, t, f(t)) dt$$ where $f$ is the unknown function, a ...
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Fredholm integral equation of the first kind

Can we solve the following specific integral equation: $$ \int_0^1v^n(1-v)^{x-1}K(v)dv=f(x) ,x\in[0,1) $$ If it is solvable, I wonder whether its solution can be represented in a closed form.
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Homogeneous Fredholm Equation of Second Kind

I'm trying to show that the eigenvalues of the following integral equation \begin{align*} \lambda \phi(t) = \int_{-T/2}^{T/2} dx \phi(x)e^{-\Gamma|t-x|} \end{align*} are given by \begin{align*} ...
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Derivation of an integral equation

I have the following system $$\frac{d}{dx}\left(a(x)\frac{du}{dx}\right)=f, \text{ for } x \in (0,1)$$ with boundary conditions $u_x(0)=0$ and $u(1)=0$. For $a(x)>0$, and $b(x)=\frac{1}{a(x)}$, I ...
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Integral equation: existence

Let $H$ and $h$ be smooth functions of one and two variables respectively. Consider equation $$ H(x) = \int_\Bbb Rh(x,y)f(y)\mathrm dy \qquad \forall x\in \Bbb R. $$ When does it have a solution, ...
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How to solve a homogeneous Fredholm integral equation of the second kind with a symmetric non-seperable kernel?

I have the equation \begin{eqnarray} \lambda L(p)=\int dq\,K(p,q)L(q) \end{eqnarray} Where $L$ is an unknown function, $\lambda$ is some constant, and $K$ is a known function. This is a homogeneous ...
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Function equation with sth like self-convolution

I would like to get the solution of $\int_{x}^{y}f(t,y)f(x,t)dt=af(x,y)$ for all $\{y>x>0\}$, satisfying $\int _{0}^{x}f(t,x)dt=1$. Or a more simple question may be if we assume ...
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Love's equation $f(x)+\frac{1}{\pi} \int_{-1}^{1} \frac{f(t)}{1+(x-t)^2}dt=1, \ \ (|x|\geq 1)$

Let us consider Love's equation: $$f(x)+\frac{1}{\pi} \int_{-1}^{1} \frac{f(t)}{1+(x-t)^2}dt=1, \ \ (|x|\geq 1)$$ Is $f(x)$ a two times differentiable function?
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How to solve this special case of Fredholm Integral Equation of the First Kind

General form of 'Fredholm Integral Equation of the First Kind' $f(x) = \int_a^b{K(x,t)\phi(t)} dt$ Where $\phi(t)$ is the unkown My special case is $1 = \int_a^b{k(t)\phi(t)} dt$ A trivial ...
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Numerically finding eigenvalues of a Volterra operator of first kind

I'm looking for a solution to the following problem - $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} K(x-y) f(y) = \lambda f(x)$ Consider $K(x-y) = \left\{ \begin{array}{lr} e^{-(x-y)} & : x > y \\ 0 & : x ...
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Solve integral equation that involves hyperbolic cosine

I'm trying to find a weight function w(x) that makes this integral 0 $\int_0^1 w(x) \cosh((\alpha_n+i\omega_n)x) \cosh((\alpha_n-i\omega_n)x)=0$, where where $\omega_n=(2n+1)\frac{\pi}{2}$ and ...