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The Gaussian Integral

Hi I am trying to calculate the expected value of $$ \mathbb{E}\big[x_i x_j...x_N\big]=\int_{-\infty}^\infty x_ix_jx_k...x_N \exp\bigg({-\sum_{i,j=1}^N\frac{1}{2}x^\top_i A_{ij}x_j}-\sum_{i=1}^Nh_i ...
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Cauchy's problem. Equation of mathematical physics

$$U_{tt} = \Delta U + x^3 - 3xy^2$$ $$U|_{t=0} = e^x \cos y$$ $$U_t|_{t=0} = e^y \sin x$$ Help me, please, with solution of this equation. Can you prompt me algorithm to find the ...
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Relationship between adjoint operators, trace-class operators, compact operators and density operators in Quantum-Mechanics

I don't know much about Functional Analysis, but I was wondering about the following: In Banach spaces it is possible to define for every continuous opertor $T:X \rightarrow Y$ an adjoint Operator ...
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Closure of numerical range contains spectrum

Let $A: D(A) \subset \mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ be a densely defined operator on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ with adjoint operator $A^{*}$. Given that $D(A) = D(A^{*})$ I'm trying to show that the ...
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Positivity of the Coulomb energy in 2d

Let $$D(f,g):=\int_{\mathbb{R}^3\times\mathbb{R}^3}\frac{1}{|x-y|}\overline{f(x)}g(y)~dxdy$$ with $f,g$ real valued and sufficiently integrable be the usual Coulomb energy. Under the assumption ...
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Bounded Self-adjoint Operator on Hilbert Space

I am trying to show that if $A$ is a bounded, self-adjoint and positive operator on a Hilbert space $H$, $0 \in \rho(A)$, the following inequality holds for all $x \in H$ with $\|x\| = 1$: ...
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What do physicists mean with this bra-ket notation?

In Quantum mechanics we said that $\langle x'|\psi \rangle = \psi(x)$, where $\langle \phi|\psi \rangle $ is the dot product in $L^2(\mathbb{C})$. I found out, that this is true, if you set x' to ...
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Solving $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{x^2e^x}{(1+e^x)^2}dx$

I am attempting to use residues to solve $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}\frac{x^2e^x}{(1+e^x)^2}dx$; the answer is $\frac{\pi^2}{3}$. I have tried to split $\frac{x^2e^x}{(1+e^x)^2}$ into two parts ...
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Suppose that $\int _0^1 f(x)v(x)=0$ for every $v \in C^{\infty}([0,1])$ for which $v'(0)=v(1/2)=0$. Show that $f(x)=0$ for all $x\in [0,1]$.

Suppose that $\int _0^1 f(x)v(x)=0$ for every $v \in C^{\infty}([0,1])$ for which $v'(0)=v(1/2)=0$. Show that $f(x)=0$ for all $x\in [0,1]$.Suggestion: take u to be the suitable cut off version of ...
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Commutator of $x$ and $p^2$

I have a question: If I have to find the commutator $[x, p^2]$ (with $p= {h\over i}{d \over dx} $) the right answer is: $[x,p^2]=x p^2 - p^2x = x p^2 -pxp + pxp - p^2x = [x,p]p + p[x,p] = 2hip$ But ...
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The equvalence of the virtual work and the Hamiltonian equations

I am reading Whittaker's Analytical Dynamics. This is chapter 10 *Hamiltonian Systems&. Paragraph 109 is Hamiltonian Systems & Their integral invariants. Whittaker starts with the Lagrangian ...
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Meaning of quasiperiodicity in classical KAM

I'm learning about the classical KAM theorem, and I can't quite infer precisely what the term "quasi-periodic solution" means in the theorem's statement. I'm reading the following introductory note: ...
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What are the structure constants for the algebra of quaternions? Show this algebra is associative.

What are the structure constants for the algebra of quaternions? Show this algebra is associative. How can I find the structure constants? I know that for an algebra $\mathscr{A}$ and basis ...
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surjectivity of a linear transformation and spanning

Okay, we have that $\{|a_i\rangle\}_{i=1}^n$ is a set of vectors spanning a vector space $V$. Also, $T\in L(V,W)$ is surjective, where $L(V,W)$ is the set of linear transformations (functionals) from ...
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Different functional brachystochrone

Until today I thought that $$ \int_0^b \sqrt{\frac{1+y'(x)^2}{2gy(x)}} dx$$ would be the only functional to derive the brachystochrone, but in the textbook Variational Methods in Mathematical Physics ...
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How to expand a fraction in powers of $z$ or $\dfrac{1}{z}$, and which to do, in determining Laurent series

I have a function $f(z)=\dfrac{12}{z(2-z)(1+z)}$, I'm trying to find the Laurent series for each of the three annuli. The singularities are at $z = 0$, $z = 2$, and $z = -1$, so I'm looking for three ...
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damped wave equation

For $t>0$, $x$ in a compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, and $a\in C^\infty(M)$, $a\geq0$, $(\partial_t^2+a\partial_t-\Delta_g)u=0$ is called the damped wave equation. My question is...why is the ...
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Expressing the wave equation solution by separation of variables as a superposition of forward and backward waves.

(From an exercise in Pinchover's Introduction to Partial Differential Equations). $$u(x,t)=\frac{A_0 + B_0 t}{2}+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \left(A_n\cos{\frac{c\pi nt}{L}}+ B_n\sin{\frac{c\pi ...