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$L^p$ and $L^q$ space inclusion

Let $(X, \mathcal B, m)$ be a measure space. For $1 \leq p < q \leq \infty$, under what condition is it true that $L^q(X, \mathcal B, m) \subset L^p(X, \mathcal B, m)$ and what is a counterexample ...
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If $f_k \to f$ a.e. and the $L^p$ norms converge, then $f_k \to f$ in $L^p$

Let $1\leq p < \infty$. Suppose that $\{f_k\} \subset L^p$ (the domain here does not necessarily have to be finite), $f_k \to f$ almost everywhere, and $\|f_k\|_{L^p} \to \|f\|_{L^p}$. Why ...
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Limit of $L^p$ norm

Could someone help me prove that given a finite measure space $(X, \mathcal{M}, \sigma)$ and a measurable function $f:X\to\mathbb{R}$ in $L^\infty$ and some $L^q$, ...
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In $\ell^p$, if an operator commutes with left shift, it is continuous?

Our professor put this one in our exam, taking it out along the way though because it seemed too tricky. Still we wasted nearly an hour on it and can't stop thinking about a solution. What we have: ...
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How many points of intersection between an ellipse and an $L_p$-circle?

Consider an ellipse $E$ in the plane, centered at the origin. (In my case, the minor axis points into the nonnegative quadrant.) Let S be an "$L_p$-circle": $S = \{(x,y) : |x|^p + |y|^p = 1\}$, ...
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Why are $L^p$-spaces so ubiquitous?

It always baffled me why $L^p$-spaces are the spaces of choice in almost any area (sometimes with some added regularity (Sobolev/Besov/...)). I understand that the exponent allows for convenient ...
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Strong and weak convergence in $\ell^1$

Let $\ell^1$ be the space of absolutely summable real or complex sequences. Let us say that a sequence $(x_1, x_2, \ldots)$ of vectors in $\ell^1$ converges weakly to $x \in \ell^1$ if for every ...
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How do you show that $l_p \subset l_q$ for $p \leq q$?

I can't seem to work out the inequality $(\sum |x_n|^q)^{1/q} \leq (\sum |x_n|^p)^{1/p}$ for $p \leq q$ (which I'm assuming is the way to go about it).
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“Scaled $L^p$ norm” and geometric mean

The $L^p$ norm in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is \begin{align} \|x\|_p = \left(\sum_{j=1}^{n} |x_j|^p\right)^{1/p}. \end{align} Playing around with WolframAlpha, I noticed that, if we define the "scaled" $L^p$ ...
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When exactly is the dual of $L^1$ isomorphic to $L^\infty$ via the natural map?

The dual space to the Banach space $L^1(\mu)$ for a sigma-finite measure $\mu$ is $L^\infty(\mu)$, given by the correspondence $\phi \in L^\infty(\mu) \mapsto I_\phi$, where $I_\phi(f) = \int f ...
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Distance minimizers in $L^1$ and $L^{\infty}$

If $H$ is a Hilbert space, we have the Hilbert Projection Theorem, which tells us that given a nonempty, closed, convex subset $K \subset H$, and a point $x \in H$, there is a unique point $y \in K$ ...
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Does there exist $f \in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ where $\lim_{r \to 0} {1\over{r}} \int_{x-r}^{x+r} f(y)\,dy = \infty$?

If $E \subset \mathbb{R}$ has measure $0$, does there exist $f \in L^1(\mathbb{R})$ such that, for every $x \in E$, $$\lim_{r \to 0} {1\over{r}} \int_{x-r}^{x+r} f(y)\,dy = \infty?$$ What if $E$ has ...
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Convergence of integrals in $L^p$

Stuck with this problem from Zgymund's book. Suppose that $f_{n} \rightarrow f$ almost everywhere and that $f_{n}, f \in L^{p}$ where $1<p<\infty$. Assume that $\|f_{n}\|_{p} \leq M < ...
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If $1\leq p < \infty$ then show that $L^p([0,1])$ and $\ell_p$ are not topologically isomorphic

If $1\leq p < \infty$ then show that $L^p([0,1])$ and $\ell_p$ are not topologically isomorphic unless $p=2$. Maybe I would have to use the Rademacher's functions.
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$L^2(\mathbb{R})$ sequence such that $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\int_{\mathbb{R}}f_n(x)g(x)d\mu(x)=0$

I am currently studying for an analysis qualifying exam, and this problem has been bothering me: Suppose we have a sequence $\{f_n\}$ in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ such that ...
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Ideals of the algebra of all bounded linear operators on $\ell_p \oplus \ell_q$

Let $\mathcal{L}(X)$ be the algebra of all bounded linear operators from $X$ to $X$ for Banach space $X$. I need to show that $\mathcal{L}(\ell_p \oplus \ell_q)$ for $p \neq q$ contains at least two ...
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Why do we need the absolute value signs when integrating the square of a function?

Why do we need the absolute value signs in the definition of square-integrable function? As seen below: $$ \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \lvert f(x) \rvert^2 dx < \infty $$
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$L^1$ and $L^{\infty}$ are not reflexive

I want some proof for the following statement : $L^1$ and $L^{\infty}$ are not reflexive. Can anyone help me, please? or reference me?
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A Hamel basis for $l^{\,p}$?

I am looking for an explicit example for a Hamel basis for $l^{\,p}$?. As we know that for a Banach space a Hamel basis has either finite or uncountably infinite cardinality and for such a basis one ...
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Why is $L^1(\mathbb{R}^n) \cap L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ dense in $ L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$?

In Lieb and Loss's Analysis, I saw that they mentioned $L^1(\mathbb{R}^n) \cap L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ dense in $ L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (dense wrt the $L^2$ norm, I think). But I didn't find its proof in the ...
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There is no continuous mapping from $L^1([0,1])$ onto $L^\infty([0,1])$

There is no continuous mapping from $L^1([0,1])$ onto $L^\infty([0,1])$. Proof: suppose $T:L^1 \rightarrow L^\infty$ continuous and onto. $L^1$ is separable, let $\{f_n\}$ be a countable dense ...
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$l^\infty(I)$ and $l^\infty(J)$ isometrically isomorphic with $|I| \not= |J|.$

Is it possible for $l^\infty (I)$ and $l^{\infty} (J)$ to be isometrically isomorphic with the cardinality of $I$ not equal to the cardinality of $J$? I'm able to show that if $1\le p < \infty,$ ...
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How to show convolution of an $L^p$ function and a Schwartz function is a Schwartz function

We have the Schwartz space $\mathcal{S}$ of $C^\infty(\mathbb{R^n})$ functions $h$ such that $(1+|x|^m)|\partial^\alpha h(x)|$ is bounded for all $m \in \mathbb{N_0}$ and all multi-indices $\alpha$. ...
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Does $L^p$ have a basis for which the Pythagorean identity with exponent $p$ holds?

In the $\ell^p$ spaces with $1\leq p<\infty$, let $\{e_n\}$ be the standard basis. If $x=\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_ne_n$ is in $\ell^p$, then for any $k$ we can write $$||x||^p=\sum_{n=1}^k ...
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Question regarding the Kolmogorov-Riesz theorem on relatively compact subsets of $L^p(\Omega)$.

Usually, the Kolmogorov-Riesz theorem is quoted for $L^p(\mathbb R^n)$, but I am looking for versions considering spaces over subsets in $\mathbb R^n$. The following is from the book "Sobolev spaces" ...
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The $ l^{\infty} $-norm is equal to the limit of the $ l^{p} $-norms. [duplicate]

If we are in a sequence space, then the $ l^{p} $-norm of the sequence $ \mathbf{x} = (x_{i})_{i \in \mathbb{N}} $ is $ \displaystyle \left( \sum_{i=1}^{\infty} |x_{i}|^{p} \right)^{1/p} $. The $ ...
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Properties of $\bigcap_{p > 1} \ell_p$

Consider the following space of sequences $$\left\{a=(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}:a\in\bigcap_{p>1}\ell_p, a_n\in\mathbb{R}\right\}$$ What are some of its properties? What is its relation to $\ell_1$ and ...
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What's so special about $p=2$ for the $L^p$ spaces?

The Banach space dual of $L^p$ is $L^q$, where $q=\frac{p}{p-1}$, but I don't really understand the motivation behind this. In particular, I find it kind of surprising that the only $L^p$ space whose ...
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Various kinds of derivatives

Let $f\colon \mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ be a measurable function. Let us introduce the following notions of "derivative" of $f$. Classical derivative. The unique function $f'_c$ defined pointwise by ...
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Convergence in $L^1$ space

Suppose that $f_{n}$ is a sequence of measurable functions, in a finite measure space, $f_{n}\to f $ in $m$-measure and that there exists $g$ in $L^1$ such that $\vert f_n\vert \le g$. Prove that ...
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$\int\limits_{\Omega}{uvdx}<\infty,\forall v\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ implies $u\in L^{6/5}(\Omega)$

Let $d=3$ and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^d$ is a bounded Lipschitz domain and $u$ is a measurable function. A sufficient condition for the integral $\int\limits_{\Omega}{uvdx}<\infty,\forall v\in ...
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Subspaces of $L^p$

So studying Qualifying Exam problems in Analysis I cam across this one: For $1\lt r \lt p \lt s \lt \infty$ where $\mu$ denotes Lebesgue measure, a) Construct a subspace of $L^p([0,1],\mu)$ such ...
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Smooth functions with compact support are dense in $L^1$

Here is another homework question that I did and I'd be glad if you could tell me if it's right. We now strengthen the result of Question Two for $R$ where we have the notion of differentiability. ...
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Problems with the proof that $\ell^p$ is complete

By struggling with the proof that $\ell^p$ is complete, I looked up different proofs by different authors, and I ended up focusing on the one given by Kreyszig in his classic book on functional ...
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Fourier transform in $L^p$

Let the $f$ be a function in $L^s$ where $s \in [1,\infty) $. For which $r$ Fourier transform $\hat{f}$ belongs to $L^r$? I'd be grateful for any kind of help including providing a literature or ...
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$(f_n)$ in $L^p(\Omega)$ satisfying $f_n(x) \to f(x)$ a.e. and $\|f_n\|_p \to \|f\|_p$, then $\|f_n - f\|_p \to 0$?

Let $1 < p < \infty$. If $(f_n)$ is a sequence in $L^p(\Omega)$ satisfying $f_n(x) \to f(x)$ a.e., $\|f_n\|_p \to \|f\|_p$, then does it follow that $\|f_n - f\|_p \to 0$? Edit. Here is my ...
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$L^{p}$ functions from Rudin Exercises 3.5

I am attempting a question from Rudin's "Real and Complex Analysis" Chapter 3 question 5. I shall summarise the question as below: Suppose that $f$ is a complex measurable function on $X$, $\mu$ a ...
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Prove that the $p$-mean is an increasing function of $p$

Let $p\neq0$ and $j=1,2,\cdots,n$ and $x_j>0$ and $$\chi(p)=\left(\frac{1}{n}\sum_{j=1}^nx_j^p\right)^\frac{1}{p}.$$ Prove that $\chi$ is strictly increasing and the following statements hold ...
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Why are $L^p$ spaces for $p\not=1,2,\infty$ important?

$L^p$ spaces for arbitrary $1\le p\le\infty$ are a mainstay of basic functional analysis courses, but I've only seen them "in action" when $p$ is 1, 2, or $\infty$. Can anyone give an "elementary" ...
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What does the $L^p$ norm tend to as $p\to 0$?

This is something I was thinking about, so I'm going to post it as a question and post my own answer. I hope that anyone who wants will comment, correct me if I'm wrong, and add their own knowledge ...
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pythagoras theorem for $L_p$ spaces

Let's consider $L_2(\mathbb{R}^n)$. Let $Y$ be a non empty closed subspace of $L_2(\mathbb{R}^n)$. Let $x\notin Y$. Let $y^*$ be the best approximation of $x$ on $Y$, i.e., $\|x-y^*\|_2=\inf_{y\in ...
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Is the injection $\ell^p \subset \ell^q$ continuous for $p<q$?

It is easy to show that $\ell^p \subset \ell^q$ when $1 \leq p<q \leq + \infty$, but is the injection continuous? If so is $\ell^{\infty}$ the direct limit $\lim\limits_{\rightarrow} \ \ell^p$ as ...
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Isometry between $L_\infty$ and $\ell_\infty$

It is known that there exist some isomorphism between $L_\infty$ and $\ell_\infty$, which is not explicit at all. Could someone tell me whether there exist an isometric isomorphism between ...
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Inequalities in $l_p$ norm

I'm having difficulty with the following problem. Any help would be appreciated. Problem: Consider the sequence spaces $l_p$ with the usual norm. If $1\le p\le q\le \infty$, I want to show the ...
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What information is contained in the function $p\mapsto ||f||_p$?

Given a measurable function $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, we obtain a function $\nu_f:(0,\infty)\rightarrow [0,\infty]$ defined by $\nu_f(p):=||f||_p$ This function $\nu_f$ will not ...
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$\ell^p$ is not isometric to $\ell^q$

The problem is this: if $1\le p<q<\infty$ then $\ell^p$ and $\ell^q$ are not isometric (as Banach spaces). This is an exercise but I'd like to see an elegant proof.
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Prove a function is in $L^2[0,1]$

If $f\in L^2[0,1]$, and $$g(x)=\int_0^1\frac{f(t)\mathrm dt}{|x-t|^{1/2}},\quad x\in[0,1],$$ show that $\|g\|_2\le2\sqrt2\|f\|_2$. I tried Minkowski's integral inequality (with $p=1/2$, so ...
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On $L^p$ and $\ell^p$

If a continuous and infinitely differentiable function $f(x): \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$ is in $L^p$, is it also true that $f(n),\ n\in \mathbb{Z}$ is in $\ell^p$?
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Convergence of functions in $L^p$

Let $\{f_k\} \subset L^2(\Omega)$, where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded domain and suppose that $f_k \to f$ in $L^2(\Omega)$. Now if $a \geq 1$ is some constant, is it possible to say ...
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Extend a function by convolution

Let $f \in \mathcal{C}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ be a compactly supported function ($supp(f)\Subset\mathbb{R})$. I am wondering about the existence of a $g \in L^p(\mathbb{R})$, for some $p$, such that ...