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Prove the inequality$\int_0^{+\infty} {\sin x \over x}dx<\int_0^\pi {\sin x \over x}dx$

Prove: $$\int_0^{+\infty} {\sin x \over x}dx<\int_0^\pi {\sin x \over x}dx$$ Here is my answer,but I want a different way to prove it. \begin{aligned} \int_0^{+\infty} {\sin x \over ...
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Inequalities with expected value on one side and probability on the other

In a part of a proof I am following, the author states that $$\displaystyle \mathbb{E}\left[\frac{|X_n - X|}{1 + |X_n - X|}\right] \leq \epsilon + \mathbb{P}(|X_n - X| > \epsilon)$$ and ...
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Prove $1.43 < \displaystyle \int_0^1 e^{x^2} \mathrm{d}x < \frac{e+1}{2}$

Prove $$1.43<\int_0^1 e^{x^2} \mathrm{d}x<\frac{e+1}{2}$$ What I did; As I have no idea how to approach the left inequality I work with $$\int_0^1 e^{x^2} \mathrm{d}x<\frac{e+1}{2} \iff ...
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Prove that $2 \le \int_0^1 \ \frac{{(1+x)^{1+x}}}{x^x} \ dx \le 3$

I need some starting ideas, hints for proving that $$2 \le \int_0^1 \ \frac{{(1+x)^{1+x}}}{x^x} \ dx \le 3$$ I already checked that with Mathematica that numerically says that $$\int_0^1 \ ...
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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 that$$\int_a^{\bar{x}} ...
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How can Use Gronwall for this PDE?

I'm trying to prove this. First I tried to multiply the equation by $\phi(x,t)$ and use the Gronwall Lemma, but it didn't work. Can anyone help? Here's the problem: Given a smooth field $u:\; ...
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Integral Inequality involving the Euclidian Norm

I have spent several hours trying to establish the inequality shown in the attached photo. Here we assume that $\vec{r}(t)$ is a vector function in $R^n$, and is integrable on $[a,b]$. I am in need of ...
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Inequality in $H^2$

I have tried to prove this result, but it seems too hard. Need Help. Let $U\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ a bounded set with smooth boundary, and the differential operator: ...
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L^2 space convolution inequality

How do you use Young's Inequality, and all these convolution formulae to prove the following inequality $$||f*g||^2_{L^2(\mathbb{T})}\leq ||f*f||_{L^2(\mathbb{T})}||g*g||_{L^2(\mathbb{T})}$$ where ...
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Integral mean inequalities

If $f \in C[0,1]$, then should be true that $$\left( \int |f|^p\right)^{1/p} \leq \left( \int |f|^q\right)^{1/q}$$ for $1<p \leq q$. However, I have found no sources on this fact. Is it true?
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Inequality with definite integrals

This problem has been bugging me for days. A function $f:[0,\,1]\to[0,\,1]$ with $f(0)=0$ and $f(1)=1$ is strictly increasing and differentiable, with $f'$ also strictly increasing. (So $f$ is a ...
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$L_2$ error between a non-negative monotone function and its mean?

I have been recently trying to prove a lemma which seems true in every single example I have tried, yet that I didn't manage to prove so far unless making extra (not desirable) assumptions. A ...
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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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A false integral inequality

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 $$\int_a^b f(x) d x = f\left(\frac{a+b}{2}\right) = 0$$ ...
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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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An Integral Inequality

Let $f$ and $g$ be real functions such that $\int_0^\infty(f(x))^2dx<\infty$ and $\int_0^\infty(g(x)^2dx<\infty$. Prove that: $$\left(\int_0^\infty\int_0^\infty\frac{f(x)g(y)}{x+y}dxdy ...
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How to prove equality from poincare inequality?

Let $$D = \{y \in C^1(0,1) : y(0) = y(1) = 0\}$$ Suppose there exists a $C_0$ such that $$\int_{0}^{1} y^2 \ dx \leq C_0 \int_{0}^{1} (y')^2 \ dx$$ for all $y \in D$, and for all $C < C_0$ ...
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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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Simplification of integral with division between summations

Considering that $$\sum_{j = 0}^{\infty} \int f_j(x) < \infty$$ and $$\sum_{j = 0}^{\infty} \int g_j(x) < \infty$$, $\forall x \in \mathrm{R} : f(x) \gt 0, g(x) \gt 0$. How can I simplify the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Median-median inequality

An elementary result from Chebyshev's theorem is that the median and mean of a random variable do not differ by more than one standard deviation. I'm curious if there is a similar result for ...
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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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How prove this integral inequality $\int_{0}^{1}f^2(x)dx\ge 24\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2$?

let $f:[0,1]\longrightarrow R $ be a continuous function, if $$\int_{0}^{1}x^2f(x)dx=-2\int_{\frac{1}{2}}^{1}F(x)dx$$ where $F(x)=\displaystyle\int_{0}^{x}f(t)dt,x\in [0,1]$,then prove that ...
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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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$|f(x)|\leq \sqrt{\frac{\pi}{3}\int_0^\pi f'^2}$

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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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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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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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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Cauchy–Schwarz inequality on vector-valued L2 space

Let $f$ and $g$ be square-integrable, $\mathbb{R}^n$-valued functions, i.e., $$ \| f \|_2^2 = \int \|f(t)\|^2 dt < \infty $$ where $\|\cdot\|$ is the Euclidean norm on $\mathbb{R}^n$. I am looking ...
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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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Integral inequality with a function twice differentiable

Let $f:[0,1]\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be a function twice differentiable with continous second derivative and $f(1)=f(0)$. The inequality: $$\int_{0}^{1}(f''(x))^2dx\geq ...
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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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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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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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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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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 $$ ...