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How prove this integral inequality$ \int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{1}{x^x}{\rm d}x<2 $

Show that$$ \int_{0}^{+\infty}\frac{1}{x^x}{\rm d}x<2 $$
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Inequality of numerical integration $\int _0^\infty x^{-x}\,dx$.

There was a friend asking me how to prove $$\int_0^\infty x^{-x}\,dx<2$$ Mathematica showed that its approximate value is 1.99546, so I think it isn't easy to solve it, can you provide me some ...
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Integral inequality: $\def\intd{\,\mathrm d}\int_a^b(f'(x))^2\intd x-2\big(f(a)+f(b)\big)^2\geq\frac8{(b-a)^2}\int_a^b(f(x))^2\intd x$

I have a problem which I think is wrong. Let $f: [a,b] \to \mathbb{R}$ be a differentiable function with $f'$ continuous such that $$\int_a^b f(x) \intd x = f\left(\frac{a+b}{2}\right) = 0$$ ...
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Lower bound on $F$ under the assumption $\theta F(s)\le sF'(s)$

Let $F(s)=\displaystyle \int_0^{s}f(t)\,\mathrm dt$. We suppose that there exists $\theta>2$ such that $\theta F(s)\le f(s)s$ for all $s\in \mathbb{R}$ and that $F(s)>0$ for all ...
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Inequality of integrals $\int_0^1(f(x))^2 dx \geq 4$ if $\int_0^1xf(x) dx=\int_0^1f(x) dx = 1$

If $$\int_0^1xf(x) dx=\int_0^1f(x) dx = 1$$ prove that $$\int_0^1(f(x))^2 dx \geq 4$$ EDIT My attempt is as follows - I can use only the $\int xf(x)$dx part to get a bound $\int f^2(x) dx \geq ...
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Show that $ \frac{2+\ln a }{2}\lt\frac{a-1}{\ln a} \lt \frac{1+a}{2}$ becomes $ \frac{2(a-1)}{a+1}\lt\ln a \lt -1 + \sqrt{2a-1}$

Show that $\displaystyle \frac{2+\ln a }{2}\lt\frac{a-1}{\ln a} \lt \frac{1+a}{2}$ becomes $\displaystyle \frac{2(a-1)}{a+1}\lt\ln a \lt -1 + \sqrt{2a-1}$ The closest I can get is $$ ...
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Functional inequality with a strong RHS

Consider a continuous function $f:[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}^{+}$. Show that $$\int_0^1 f(x)dx-\exp\left(\int_0^1 \log(f(x)) dx\right)\le \max_{0\le x,y\le 1}\left(\sqrt{f(x)}-\sqrt{f(y)}\right)^2$$ I ...
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Arc Length of a Curve

Let $f:[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function, how can you prove (not in the geometric way): $$ \sqrt{\left(f(b)-f(a)\right)^2+\left(b-a\right)^2}\le\int_a^b \sqrt{1+f'(x)^2}dx $$
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Integral inequality with gamma function

I have some trouble with paper I'm reading. The goal is this: let $s=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{\log n}+it$. $M$ is a function such that $M(s)=O(\log^{3}(N(|t|+2)))$. Define $$U(s)=\frac{1}{2\pi ...
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Reverse Cauchy Schwarz for integrals

Let $f,g$ be two continuous positive functions over $[a,b]$ Let $m_1$ and $M_1$ be the minimum and maximum of $f$ Let $m_2$ and $M_2$ be the minimum and maximum of $g$ Prove that ...
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Convergence of this priori error in FEM?

Problem My attempt I think h is the size of the mesh. C is a constant which probably depends on the size of the mesh, I think. I think the error converges linearly and dependent on the size of ...
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Gagliardo-Nirenberg-Sobolev inequality

There is one step of the textbook's proof that I wish could be clarified. Pages 277-278 of PDE Evans, 2nd edition, says: Integrate this inequality with respect to $x_1$: \begin{align} ...
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Galerkin Orthogonality in this FEM?

Problem Galerkin orthogonality is but I am not sure if it is in the right form. How can you use this orthogonality here? I think I should expand the last inequality first somehow.
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Questioning a Proof of Khinchine Inequality

[Khinchine Inequality] Let $a_1,\ldots,a_n\in R$, $\varepsilon_1,\ldots,\varepsilon_n$ be i.i.d. Rademacher random variables: $P(\varepsilon_i=1)=P(\varepsilon_i=-1)=0.5$, and $0<p<\infty$. Then ...
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An integral inequality with inverse

Let $f:[0,1]\to [0,1]$ be a non-decreasing concave function, such that $f(0)=0,f(1)=1$. Prove or disprove that : $$ \int_{0}^{1}(f(x)f^{-1}(x))^2\,\mathrm{d}x\ge \frac{1}{12}$$ A friend posed this to ...
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How to obtain the inequality $\int |f|^2\log(|f|) \leq \frac{n}{4}\log\lVert f \rVert^2_{L^p} $ from Jensen's inequality?

Let $f$ be a positive function with $\lVert f \rVert_{L^2}=1$. Let $p= 2n/(n-2)$. How to obtain $\int |f|^2\log(|f|) \leq \frac{n}{4}\log\lVert f \rVert^2_{L^p}$ from Jensen's inequality? Here all ...
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Determining the best possible constant $k$, for an Integral Inequality

If $f : [0,\infty) \to [0,\infty)$ is an integrable function, then what is the best possible constant $k$, for which the following ineqality holds: $$\int_0^{\infty}f(x)dx \leq ...
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How to prove Godunova's inequality?

Let $\phi$ be a positive and convex function on $(0,\infty)$. Then $$\int_0^\infty \phi\left(\frac{1}{x}\int_0^x g(t)\,dt\right)\frac{dx}{x} \leq \int_0^\infty \phi(g(x))\frac{dx}{x}$$ The ...
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How prove $e^x|f(x)|\le 2$ if $f(x)=\int_{x}^{x+1}\sin{(e^t)}dt$

let $$f(x)=\int_{x}^{x+1}\sin{(e^t)}dt$$ show that: $$e^x|f(x)|\le 2$$ My idea: let $$e^t=u$$ then $$|f(x)|=|\int_{e^x}^{e^{x+1}}\dfrac{1}{u}d\cos{u}|$$
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calculate the sup of the max of 3 functions

Let a function be the variable, how the calculate the following expression? $$\inf_{c(t) \in C[-1,0]} \max \{ \max_{-1 \leq t \leq 0} |c(t)| , \max_{0 \leq t \leq 1} | \int_{0}^{t} c(v-1) +1 dv +c ...
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Help understanding an application of Jensen's inequality

This is from the book Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning by Christopher Bishop. The author states the following form of Jensen's inequality: $f\left(\int{xp(x)dx}\right) \leq \int{f(x)p(x)dx}$ ...
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How to prove this integral inequality?

Here is a problem: Let $B_r=\{ (x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_n)\in \mathbb{R}^n: x_1^2+x_2^2+\cdots+x_n^2<r^2\}.$ Let $f$ be a $C^1$ real function on $B_2$. Prove that $$\inf_{a\in R}\int_{B_2} ...
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$|f(x)|\leq \sqrt{\frac{\pi}{3}\int_0^\pi f'^2}$

Let $f\in C^1([0,\pi],\mathbb R)$ such that $\displaystyle\int_0^\pi f(t) dt=0$ Prove that $\forall x\in [0,\pi],\displaystyle|f(x)|\leq \sqrt{\frac{\pi}{3}\int_0^\pi f'^2(t)dt}$ Failed ...
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Putnam 2013 B4 inequality

For any continuous real-valued function $f$ defined on the interval $[0,1],$ let $$\mu(f)=\int_0^1f(x)\,dx,\text{Var}(f)=\int_0^1(f(x)-\mu(f))^2\,dx, M(f)=\max_{0\le x\le 1}|f(x)|$$ Show that if $f$ ...
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An Integral Inequality Problem

How to establish the Integral Inequalities : $$ \displaystyle \int_0^1 \ln \sqrt{\dfrac{1-\cos x}{1+\sin x}} \,dx < \dfrac{1}{2}\ln 2$$ My attepmt : We have $\displaystyle $$(ii) \displaystyle ...
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Reference for $f \in L^{p,\infty} \cap L^{q}$ then $f \in L^r$ for $p < r \leq q$

Okay, so I think I've shown that if $f \in L^{p,\infty} \cap L^{q}$ with $p < q$ then $f \in L^r$ for $p < r \leq q$ where $L^{p, \infty}$ denotes the weak $L^p$ space. what I did was I wrote $$ ...
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How to prove this ${\pi\over4}\leq\int_0^{\pi\over2}e^{-\sin^2{x}}dx\leq{11\over32}\pi$

Can someone help to prove this? $${\pi\over4}\leq\int_0^{\pi\over2}e^{-\sin^2{x}}dx\leq{11\over32}\pi$$ I totally have no idea how to approach. Thanks.
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estimating $L^p$ norm of $\frac{x}{|x|^3} \ast (-\text{div}_x \ldots)$

I've been having problems with following an argument in a paper I'm reading, I hope someone can help me understand the point. Suppose $f(t,\cdot,\cdot)$ is a $C_0^1 (\mathbb{R}^6)$ function for all ...
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Integrals on a closed ball

Prove $$ \int_{\overline{B}(0,r)}c'D^{-1}c\ \exp(-1/2 y'D^{-1}y)\ dy >\int_{\overline{B}(0,r)}(y'D^{-1}c)^2\ \exp(-1/2 y'D^{-1}y)\ dy $$ where $ D\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n} $ is a diagonal matrix, ...
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How prove this inequality $I=\int_{0}^{\sqrt{2\pi}}\sin{x^2}dx>0$

show that $$I=\int_{0}^{\sqrt{2\pi}}\sin{x^2}dx>0$$ follow is my methods: let $$x^2=t$$ then ...
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How can we prove this integral inequality ? $\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\left|\frac{\sin{(2n+1)t}}{\sin{t}}\right|dt<\pi\left(1+\frac{\ln{n}}{2}\right)$

Use this $$\dfrac{1}{2}+\sum_{k=1}^{n}\cos{(kx)}=\dfrac{\sin{\left(n+\dfrac{1}{2}\right)x}}{2\sin{\dfrac{x}{2}}},x\neq 2m\pi,m\in\mathbb{Z}$$ to show that ...
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Upper bound of difference of squares of quantile standard normal

Let $\Phi$ denotes the cummulative standard normal distribution and $\Phi^{-1}$ denotes its inverse. Given $u,v\in[0,1)$. I'am going to find an upper bound of $$ ...
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If $f$ is $2 \pi$ periodic and $\int_{0}^{2 \pi} f(t) dt=0$ then $\int_{0}^{2 \pi} (f(t))^2 dt \le \int_{0}^{2 \pi} (f'(t))^2 dt$ [duplicate]

Given $f$ a real differentiable function, $2 \pi$ periodic such that $\int_{0}^{2 \pi} f(t) dt=0$ show that: $\int_{0}^{2 \pi} (f(t))^2 dt \le \int_{0}^{2 \pi} (f'(t))^2 dt$. When does equality hold? ...
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Finding conditions for joint probability density larger than the product of marginals

I was wondering if you could help me out. I have a joint probability distribution with density $f(x,y)$ and marginals $g(x)$ and $h(y)$ defined over the real line. Now, I would like to find a class of ...
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Inequalities giving incorrect solution

Question: Find the solution set for:$$\frac{|x|-1}{|x|-2} \geq 0$$ $x\not=\pm2$ My attempt: Let $|x| = y$, then inequality becomes $(y-1)(y-2)>=0$ Implies that: #1. $y-1\geq0$ and ...
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Integral inequality for nonnegative functions

I suppose that for $f(x) \geq 0$, $$ \left(\int_\Omega f\,dx\right)^2 \geq C\int_\Omega f^2\,dx $$ because $(a+b)^2 \geq a^2 + b^2$ for $a,b \geq 0$. Is this inequality true? How can I prove it?
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Reference for theorem? Inequality of integrals of increasing function over two distributions

I have a monotone increasing function $H(x)$ and two distributions with CDFs $F_1$ and $F_2$, where $F_1(x) \leq F_2(x)$ everywhere. The domain is $[0,\infty)$. This seems like it must be true: $$ ...
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How find the minimum of the value $k$ such this intergral $\int_{0}^{1}f^2(x)dx\le k\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2$

Find the minimum of the value $k$, such have $$\int_{0}^{1}f^2(x)dx\le k\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2$$ for any integrable function $f(x)$,and $1\le f(x)\le 2,x\in(0,1)$ My idea: ...
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How prove this inequality $\int_{0}^{1}\sin{(x^n)}dx\ge\int_{0}^{1}\sin^n{x}dx\ge 0$

show that: $$\int_{0}^{1}\sin{(x^n)}dx\ge\int_{0}^{1}\sin^n{x}dx\ge 0$$ My idea:maybe $\sin{(x^n)}\ge (\sin{x})^n?$ Thank you
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Integral inequality $\int_0^{+\infty}|\frac{\sin x}x|^p dx\leq\frac\pi{\sqrt{2p}}$

$p\geq2$, then we have $$\int_0^{+\infty}\Bigg|\frac{\sin x}x\Bigg|^p\,\mathrm dx\leq\frac\pi{\sqrt{2p}}$$ I try to use $\Bigg|\frac{\sin x}x\Bigg|\leq1$, and $\frac{\sin ...
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How does one prove or disprove this integral inequality for a $C^1([0,1])$ function with zero average?

By zero average, I mean $\int_0^1 f(x) dx = 0$. The inequality is $$ 2 \int_0^1 [f(x)]^2 dx \le \left(\int_0^1 |f(x)|dx\right)\left(\int_0^1 |f'(x)|dx\right). $$ Cauchy-Schwarz hasn't led me ...
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How to prove $\int_{-\pi}^\pi (f(x))^2dx\le \int_{-\pi}^\pi (f'(x))^2dx$ [duplicate]

Let $f$ be $C^1$ in $[-\pi, \pi]$ and satisfies $\int_{-\pi}^\pi f(x)dx=0$, periodic boundary condition. Then, prove that $\int_{-\pi}^\pi (f(x))^2dx\le \int_{-\pi}^\pi (f'(x))^2dx$. I try to prove ...
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Show $\displaystyle\int_0^af(x)g(x)dx\ge\int_0^af(a-x)g(x)dx$

Assume $f$ and $g$ are monotonically increasing on $[0,a]$, Show that $$\displaystyle\int_0^af(x)g(x)dx\ge\int_0^af(a-x)g(x)dx$$ If I differentiate both sides w.r. to $a$ then; ...
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L1 convergence and Lp bounded implies Lq convergence

I have tried to solve this problem for almost a week and did not manage to, so I figured to ask it here: Let $(u_n)\to u$ in $L^1(0,1)$ strongly and let $\{u_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be bounded in ...
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How prove this integral inequality $6\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2\le 1+ 8\int_{0}^{1}f^3(x)dx$

Let $f$ be a positive-valued,concave function on $[0,1]$,Prove that $$6\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2\le 1+ 8\int_{0}^{1}f^3(x)dx$$ Let ...
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A problem about center of mass

Suppose $f(x)$ is positive, increasing and Riemann-integrable on the interval $[a,b]$. Let$$\bar{x}=\frac{\int_{a}^{b}{xf(x)\text{d}x}}{\int_{a}^{b}{f(x)\text{d}x}}.$$Prove ...
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Integral inequality related to derivation

While trying to understand a proof, i have stumbled upon the following statement: Let $f \in L^p(a,b)$ be a $p$-integrable function. Then the inequality $$\liminf_{s \rightarrow t} \frac{1}{t-s} ...
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How prove this $\int_{0}^{2\pi}e^{\sin{x}}dx<2\pi e^{\frac{1}{4}}$

Show that this intergral inequality $$\int_{0}^{2\pi}e^{\sin{x}}dx<2\pi e^{\frac{1}{4}}$$ I know this use Taylor's formula.But I think is very ugly,maybe this problem have simple methods.Thank you ...
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Hausdorff-Young inequality

Let $1<p\leq2\leq q \leq \infty$ and let: $$ \frac{1}{p} + \frac{1}{q}=1 $$ prove that for all finite Abel groups and all functions $f:\mathbb{A}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ Hausdorff-Young ...
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hyperbolic inequality

Calculating some contour integral, I have to prove that $\int^{R+i}_{R}\frac{cosh(az)}{cosh(\pi z)}dz$ goes to zero if R goes to infinity. And we know that $\left|a\right|<\pi$. I want to use the ...