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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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Prove the following integral inequality

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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Do inequalities that hold for infinite sums hold for integrals too?

Let $\mathbb{R}_{\geq0}$ denote the set of non-negative reals and $+\infty$, and $\mathbb{Z}^+$ denote the set of positive integers. I will also let $\lambda$ denote the Lebesgue measure on ...
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Prove $\int_0^{\infty } \frac{1}{\sqrt{6 x^3+6 x+9}} \, dx=\int_0^{\infty } \frac{1}{\sqrt{9 x^3+4 x+4}} \, dx$

Prove that: $(1)$$$\int_0^{\infty } \frac{1}{\sqrt{6 x^3+6 x+9}} \ dx=\int_0^{\infty } \frac{1}{\sqrt{9 x^3+4 x+4}} \ dx$$ $(2)$$$\int_0^{\infty } \frac{1}{\sqrt{8 x^3+x+7}} \ dx>1$$ What I do for ...
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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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$|f(x)|\leq \sqrt{\frac{\pi}{3}\int_0^\pi f'^2}$

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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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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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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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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Easier ways to prove $\int_0^1 \frac{\log^2 x-2}{x^x}dx<0$

Prove that $$\int_0^1 \frac{\log^2 x-2}{x^x}dx<0$$ One way to do this is use the idea in the proof of Sophomore's dream. We have $$x^{-x}=\exp(-x\log x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(-1)^nx^n\log^n ...
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How to prove that $\frac{2}{\pi}\int_{x}^{px}\left(\frac{\sin{t}}{t}\right)^2\,\mathrm dt\le 1-\dfrac{1}{p}$ for $p >1, x\ge0$

Show that for $p>1$ and $x \ge 0$: $$\dfrac{2}{\pi}\int_{x}^{px}\left(\dfrac{\sin{t}}{t}\right)^2\,\mathrm dt\le 1-\dfrac{1}{p}$$ My idea is to use ...
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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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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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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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An inequality from the handbook of mathematical functions (by Abramowitz and Stegun)

Prove that $$\frac{1}{x+\sqrt{x^2+2}}<e^{x^2}\int\limits_x^{\infty}e^{-t^2} \, \text dt \le\frac{1}{x+\sqrt{x^2+\displaystyle\tfrac{4}{\pi}}}, \space (x\ge 0)$$
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How prove this integral inequality $\int_{0}^{s}f(x)\,dx\le\int_{s}^{1}f(x)\,dx\le\dfrac{s}{1-s}\int_{0}^{s}f(x)\,dx$

let $f(x)>0$ is continuous and is increasing on $[0,1]$,and $s=\dfrac{\int_{0}^{1}xf(x)dx}{\int_{0}^{1}f(x)\,dx}$ show that ...
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Prove that $f(1)-f(1/e)\le \int_0^1 \sqrt{x} f'(x) dx$

Let $f:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a differentiable function such that $$f(x^2)+f(y^2)\le2 f(\sqrt{x y}), \space x,y\ge0 $$ Prove that $$f(1)-f(1/e)\le \int_0^1 \sqrt{x} f'(x) dx$$ Where should ...
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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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Integral Inequality $|\int_0^x f(t)dt|\le \frac{2}{81}\max_{0\le x\le1}|f^{''}(x)|$

Let $f\in C^2(\mathbb{R})$ such that $f(1)=\int_0^1f(x)dx=0$. Prove that $$\left|\int_0^x f(t)dt\right|\le \frac{2}{81}\max_{0\le x\le1}|f^{''}(x)|\, \forall x\in [0,1].$$ Thanks in advance!
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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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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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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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Inductively prove that this sequence of integrals is bounded.

EDIT: I have an attempted solution to this in a post below, it is very long, but still incomplete. EDIT:Alright, I've pretty much almost finished my solution, but my biggest problem is the 2nd ...
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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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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 prove this $\int_{-\pi}^{+\pi}\cos{(2x)}\cos{(3x)}\cos{(4x)}\cdots\cos{(2005x)}dx>0$

show that $$I=\int_{-\pi}^{+\pi}\cos{(2x)}\cos{(3x)}\cos{(4x)}\cdots\cos{(2005x)}dx>0$$ This problem is my frend ask me, My try: ...
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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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A continuous function integral inequality

Let $m$ be a positive integer. $f\colon[0,\infty)\to[0,\infty)$ is a continuous function such that $f(f(x))=x^m,\forall x\in[0,\infty)$. Show that $$\int_0^1f^2(x)\,dx\ge\frac{2m-1}{m^2+6m-3}$$
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Holder's inequality for infinite products

In analysis, Holder's inequality says that if we have a sequence $p_1, p_2, \ldots, p_n$ of real numbers in $[1,\infty]$ such that $\sum_{i=1}^n \frac{1}{p_i} = \frac{1}{r}$, and a sequence of ...
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How prove this inequality $ 1-\cos (xy) \le\int_0^xf(t) \sin {(tf(t))}dt + \int_0^y f^{-1}(t) \sin{(tf^{-1}(t))} dt .$

Question: Let $ f$ be a strictly increasing, continuous function mapping $ I=[0,1]$ onto itself. Prove that the following inequality holds for all pairs $ x,y \in I$: $$ 1-\cos (xy) \le\int_0^xf(t) ...
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Prove an integral inequality $|\int\limits_0^1f(x)dx|\leq\frac{1-a+b}{4}M$

Let $f$ be a differentiable function on $[0,1]$ and $a,b\in(0,1)$ such that $a<b$, $\int\limits_0^af(x)dx=\int\limits_b^1f(x)dx=0$. Show that: $$\left|\int_0^{1} ...
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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 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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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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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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How prove this inequality $\left(\int_{0}^{1}f(x)dx\right)^2\le\frac{1}{12}\int_{0}^{1}|f'(x)|^2dx$

let $f(x)\in C^{1}[0,1]$ ,and such $f(0)=f(1)=0$ 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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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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Prove that if f(x) is integrable, then so is e^(f(x)).

So here is my question: I'm working on a homework problem that deals with Jensen's Inequality. It is a rather simple application, I believe, but I'm a little stuck. Here is the problem, along with ...
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Bound on $f(0)^2$ by integrals of $f^2$ and $(f')^2$ on $[0,1]$.

Let $f$ be a function which is $C^1((0,1))\cap C([0,1])$. I would like to be able to show $$ \frac{1}{2}f(0)^2 \leq \int_0^1 f(x)^2dx + \int_0^1f'(x)^2dx $$ where we are assuming that $f$ is a ...
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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 prove this integral inequality

let $f:[0,1]\longrightarrow R$ be a differentiable function with continuous derivative such that $f(1)=0$,show that: ...
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Seeking a More Elegant Proof to an Expectation Inequality

Let $X$ and $Y$ be i.i.d. random variables, and $\mathbb E[|X|]<\infty$, prove that $$\mathbb E[|X+Y|]\geq\mathbb E[|X-Y|].$$ This question is a re-posting of An expectation inequality. I can ...
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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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Inequality About $f(t)=\int_{0}^t \sqrt{\cos(x)} dx$

During my projet, I encountered the following function defined for all $\displaystyle t\in[0,\frac{\pi}{2}]$ by : $$f(t)=\int_{0}^t \sqrt{\cos(x)} dx$$ and I need to prove the inequality below : ...
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When is Hardy's inequality a strict inequality?

Let $1<p<\infty$, $f\in L^{p}(0,\infty)$ and $$F(x)=\frac{1}{x}\int^{x}_{0}f(t)dt$$ Hardy's inequality states $$|F|_{p}\leq \frac{p}{p-1}|f|_{p}$$ To show the bound is sharp Rudin suggested to ...
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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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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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Integral of composition [duplicate]

Prove that if $f,g:[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$ - continuous functions and f is strictly increasing then $$\int\limits_0^1f(g(x))dx\leq\int\limits_0^1f(x)dx+\int\limits_0^1g(x)dx.$$ I tried to prove that ...
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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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How show that $\dfrac{a^3}{3}\ge\int_{0}^{a}|F(x)-x|^2dx$

Let $F(x)$ be nonnegative and integrable on $[0,a]$ and such that $$\left(\int_{0}^{t}F(x)dx\right)^2\ge\int_{0}^{t}F^3(x)dx$$ for every $t$ in $[0,a]$,prove or disprove the conjecture: ...