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Prove that $\left \|x(t_0) \right \|\exp \left (-\int_{t_0}^{t} \left \|A(t_1) \right \|\mathrm{d}t_1 \right )\le \left \| x(t) \right \|$

I have a problem: For $\dfrac{dx}{dt}=A(t)x$, where $A(t)\in C\left [t_0,+\infty \right )$. Prove that: $$\left \|x(t_0) \right \|\exp \left (-\int_{t_0}^{t} \left \|A(t_1) \right \|\mathrm{d}t_1 ...
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Are there any interpretations for the Gronwall's inequality in view of comparison theorem?

One form of the Gronwall's inequality is that If $\alpha(x),u(x)$ are non-negative continuous functions on $[0,1]$, and $$\forall x\in [0,1], u(x)\leq ...
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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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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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If the weighted Lp norm of a measurable function is finite, is the weighted Lp norm of the antiderivative also finite?

Let $f : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a measurable function such that $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} |f|^p e^{-x^2} dx < \infty. $$ Define $g : \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ to be $$ ...
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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 ...
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Probability bounds

My question is the following: if my random variable $X$ has finite or bounded second moment $\mathbb{E}[X^2]\leq B$ can anyone develop any bounds on pdf of $X$. For example something like this ...
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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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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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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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Weak/Variational Gronwall type inequality

I came across the following weak differential inequality while looking through F.Otto's paper on $L^{1}$ contraction and uniqueness of quasilinear elliptic-parabolic equation: \begin{align*} - ...
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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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What are some good general estimates?

For example, the triangle inequality for complex numbers and summations is a good one. Also, the ML-Estimate (Estimation Lemma), Cauchy Estimates $|zw|=|z||w|$. As you can probably notice, I really ...
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Extending by zero a Sobolev function

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded open set and $u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$. Define $B_R=B(x_0,R)$ for $x_0\in\partial\Omega$ and consider $\tilde{u}=u\chi_{\Omega\cap B_{2R}}$. Do we need some ...
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Does Jensen's inequality become stricter with respect to the right boundary point?

Let $f(x)>0$ for all $t\in %TCIMACRO{\U{211d} }% %BeginExpansion \mathbb{R} %EndExpansion $ be a density. I will truncate the density to the finite interval $[a,b]$ and will eventually be taking ...
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inequality question with integrals

There is a question that, I think, has a definite answer, but I can't figure it out. Given are three real valued functions, $f$,$g$, $w$, of a real variable $x$. The functions are non-negative, i.e., ...
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When $\int_a^b\left(f(x)\right)^kdx=\left[\int_a^bf(x)dx\right]^k$

Under what conditions on $f(x)$ the following equation holds? $$\int_a^b\left(f(x)\right)^kdx=\left[\int_a^bf(x)dx\right]^k$$ with $k\in\mathbb{N}$ and $k\gt1$. I know the following inequality holds: ...
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Estimation of a scalar product

I encountered the following, which shouldn't be that hard, but I can't get my head around it. The problem is the following estimate (part of a bigger equation, but here's just the difficult part): ...
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Inequalities of integrals of periodic functions

I have a function that has a shape similar to $\sin(x)^2$ (could be periodic extensions of $(x/(\pi/2))^2$ defined between $-\pi/2$ to $\pi/2$ for example). Let's call it $g(x)$. I want to show that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Prove Inequality with Weight Function

The following question concerns a proof from Gilbarg and Trudinger's book titled "Elliptic Partial Differential Equations of Second Order", 2001, p.223 Without giving all the details of the proof in ...
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inequality of integrals

Let $f$ be of bounded variation on $[0,1]$ and $g:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be Lebesgue integrable on $[0,1]$. Prove \begin{equation} |\int_0^1fg d\lambda|\leq (|f(0)|+\text{Var}_{[0,1]}f)\cdot ...
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Show that Bellman-Gronwall's inequality

I'm trying to prove the theorem general of the Bellman-Gronwall's inequality: Assume that $u(t)$ be real valued non - negative continuous function, and such that $$u(t)\le u(\tau ...
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Prove that $\int_{{B(0,\epsilon)}\setminus \{z_1=0\}}\det\left(\text{Hessian}_u(z)\right)\mathrm{d}V=\infty$

I have a problem: For $u(z_1,z_2)=\left (-\log\left | z_1 \right | \right )^\alpha\cdot \left ( \left | z_2 \right |^2-1 \right )$, where $\alpha \in \left (0,1 \right )$. Prove that if $\alpha ...