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question 9 - chap 5 evans PDE

The question is : Integrate by parts to prove : $$\int_{U} |Du|^p \ dx \leq C \left(\int_{U} |u|^p \ dx\right)^{1/2} \left(\int_{U} |D^2 u|^p \ dx\right)^{1/2}$$ for $ 2 \leq p < \infty$ ...
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Prove the following integral inequality: $\int_{0}^{1}f(g(x))dx\le\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx+\int_{0}^{1}g(x)dx$

Suppose $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ are continuous function from $[0,1]\rightarrow [0,1]$, and $f$ is monotone increasing, then how to prove the following inequality: ...
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Proof about boundedness of $\rm Si$

$\def\Si{{\rm Si}}$ I want to prove the boundedness of $$\Si(x) := \int_0^x \frac {\sin \xi} \xi d\xi$$ as part of a homework (about the non-surjectivity of $\mathcal F : L^1(\mathbb R) \to ...
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Hilbert's Inequality

Could you help me to show the following: The operator $$ T(f)(x) = \int _0^\infty \frac{f(y)}{x+y}dy $$ satisfies $$\Vert T(f)\Vert_p \leq C_p \Vert f\Vert_p $$ for $1 <p< \infty$ where ...
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How prove this $\int_{a}^{b}[f''(x)]^2dx\ge\dfrac{4}{b-a}$

let $f$ on $[a,b]$ two continuously differentiable functions,such $$f(a)=f(b)=0, f'(a)=1,f'(b)=0,b>a>0$$ show that $$\int_{a}^{b}[f''(x)]^2dx\ge\dfrac{4}{b-a}$$ My idea: use ...
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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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How prove this $\int_{a}^{b}f^2(x)dx\le (b-a)^2\int_{a}^{b}[f'(x)]^2dx$

let $f\in C^{(1)}[a,b]$,and such that $f(a)=f(b)=0$, show that $$\int_{a}^{b}f^2(x)dx\le (b-a)^2\int_{a}^{b}[f'(x)]^2dx\cdots\cdots (1)$$ My try: use Cauchy-Schwarz inequality we have ...
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Asymptotic behaviour of a multiple integral on the unit hypercube

A few days ago I found an interesting limit on the "problems blackboard" of my University: $$\lim_{n\to +\infty}\int_{(0,1)^n}\frac{\sum_{j=1}^n x_j^2}{\sum_{j=1}^n x_j}d\mu = 1.$$ The correct claim, ...
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How prove this inequality $\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2\le\frac{1}{12}\int_{0}^{1}|f'(x)|^2dx$

Let $f\in C^{1}[0,1]$ such that $f(0)=f(1)=0$. Show that $$\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2\le\dfrac{1}{12}\int_{0}^{1}|f'(x)|^2dx.$$ I think we must use Cauchy-Schwarz inequality ...
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Show inequality of integrals (cauchy-schwarz??)

$f:[0,1]\to\mathbb{C}$ continuous and differentiable and $f(0)=f(1)=0$. Show that $$ \left |\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx \right |^2\leq\frac{1}{12}\int_{0}^{1} \left |f'(x)\right|^2dx $$ Well I know that $$ ...
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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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continuity of norms with respect to $p$

Let $f\in L^{\infty}(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)\cap L^{1}(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$. Then $w(p)=||f||_p$ is continuous function of $p$ for any $p\in [1,\infty)$. How to prove this? I have obtained the proof that ...
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Prove Friedrichs' inequality

I'm trying to show that the theorem (Friedrichs' inequality) in my book: Assume that $\Omega$ be a bounded domain of Euclidean space $\Bbb R^n$. Suppose that $u: \Omega \to \Bbb R$ lies in the ...
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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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Integral inequality for continuous function

Let $ f $ be a continuous, real-valued function on $[0, 1] $. Show that $$\int_0^1 \int_0^1 |f (x)+f (y)| dx dy \ge \int_0^1 |f (x)| dx $$ I tried to dissect the square in triangles and use ...
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Proof of Clarkson's Inequality

Trying to find a proof for Clarkson's inequality, which states that if $2 \leq p < \infty$, then for any $f, g \in L^p$, we have that $$\left|\left|f+g\right|\right|_p^p + ...
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On the inequality $ \int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\frac{(p'(x))^2}{(p'(x))^2+(p(x))^2}\,dx \le n^{3/2}\pi.$

$ p(x)\in\mathbb{R[X]} $ is a polynomial of degree $n$ with no real roots. Show that: $$\int\limits_{-\infty}^{+\infty}\dfrac{(p'(x))^2}{(p'(x))^2+(p(x))^2}\,dx \leq n^{3/2}\pi.$$ It's easy to ...
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Jensen's inequality for integrals

What nice ways do you know in order to prove Jensen's inequality for integrals? I'm looking for some various approaching ways. Supposing that $\varphi$ is a convex function on the real line and $g$ is ...
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Proof of bound on $\int t\,f(t)\ dt$ given well-behaved $f$

I got the following question by mail from someone I don't know from Adam. (Quoted in part.) if $f(t)$ continuously diff. on $[0,1]$ and a) $\int_0^1f(t)\ dt=0$ b) $m\le f\,'\le M$ on ...
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Hölder inequality from Jensen inequality

I'm taking a course in Analysis in which the following exercise was given. Exercise Let $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mu)$ be a probability space. Let $f\ge 0$ be a measurable function. Using Jensen's ...
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How to prove that there exists $g(x)$ such $\int_{0}^{1}g(x)dx\ge\frac{1}{2}\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx$

let $f(x)\ge 0,x\in [0,1]$, and is increasing in $[0,1]$ show that: There exists $g(x)\ge 0,x\in [0,1]$,and $g''(x)>0$, such $g(x)\le f(x)$, and such ...
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Proof of Schur's test via Young's inequality

I am able to prove the following generalization of Schur's test using the Riesz-Thorin interpolation theorem, however I have been stuck for days now trying to prove it using Young's inequality: Let ...
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Are integrable, essentially bounded functions in L^p?

Given an arbitrary measure space (of possibly infinite measure), if $f \in L^1 \cap L^\infty$, then by Hölder's inequality, $f^2 \in L^1$, so $f \in L^2$. Intuition suggests that $f \in L^p$ even for ...
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A mixture with ingredients of two equivalences with Riemann Hypothesis

Let $f(x)=x\cdot(\log x)^x$ for $x\geq 2$, then integrating $\log f(x)=\int_2^x f'(t)/f(t)dt$, it is easy to prove the first statement of following, and directly if we put $x=e^H_n$ and add $H_n$ the ...
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Prove $|\int_a^b$$f(x)dx| \leq \int_a^b$$|f(x)|dx$

Prove $$\left|\int_a^b f(x)dx\right| \leq \int_a^b |f(x)|dx.$$ My thoughts: first I think we must show that if $f \geq 0$ is Riemann integrable on $[a,b]$, then $\int_a^b f(x)dx \geq 0$. Then we ...
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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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A generalisation of Cauchy–Schwarz

Let $u_1,\dots,u_n$ be vectors in an inner-product space and define $a_{ij} = \langle u_i , u_j \rangle$. So $$ A=(a_{ij}) = \begin{pmatrix} u_1^{\dagger} \\ \vdots\\ u_n^{\dagger} \end{pmatrix} ...
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integral inequality with derivative

Let a function $f:[0,1]→\mathbb{R}$ have a continuous derivative and $$\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx=0$$ Show that for every $\alpha \in [0,1]$, $$\left|\int_{0}^{\alpha}f(x)dx\right|\le\frac{1}{8} \mathbb{sup} ...
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Unique weak solution to Helmholtz equation on a square

I've recently started studying the modern theory of PDEs. I studied some basic properties of Sobolev space and then started with linear elliptic PDEs. I consider the following problem: For which ...
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Prove an integral inequality: $ \left(\int|f|^2dx\right)^2\le 4\left(\int|xf(x)|^2dx\right)\left(\int|f'|^2dx\right) $

If $f$ is real-valued and continuously differentiable on $\mathbb{R}$, prove that $$ \left(\int|f|^2dx\right)^2\le 4\left(\int|xf(x)|^2dx\right)\left(\int|f'|^2dx\right) $$ Attempt: I tried the ...
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Upperbound for integral of a function times a cosine

Let $f$ be a function such that $0<c_1\leqslant f(x)\leqslant c_2$ for all $x$, and $g$ be a positive function. Assuming that we know the integral $\int_0^\infty g(x)\cos{x}\,\mathrm{d}x$, is it ...
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Given $Z_n\rightarrow 0$ in probability and $W$ a random variable, proving $WZ_n\rightarrow 0$

Given $Z_n\rightarrow 0$ in probability and $W$ a random variable, I need to prove $WZ_n\rightarrow 0$. I was given a hint: show that for every $\delta,\epsilon<0$ we have ...
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use plancherel theorem to prove an integral inequality

Let f be a function on the real line R such that both f and xf are in L^2(R). Prove that f ∈ L^1(R). I'm sorry I don't know how to use Latex to post the problem. The origional problem is here: ...
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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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Inequalities help! [closed]

Let $a,b,c > 0$ and $a + b + c = 1$. Prove: $$\sqrt{\frac{ab}{c + ab}} + \sqrt{\frac{bc}{a + bc}} + \sqrt{\frac{ac}{b + ac}}\leq \frac32$$