Theoretical foundations of calculus: limits, convergence of sequences, construction of the real numbers, least upper bound property, and related analysis topics such as continuity, differentiation, and integration through the fundamental theorem of calculus.

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$M$ is compact, non-empty, perfect, and $M \cong M \times M$. Must $M$ be homeomorphic to the Cantor set, the Hilbert cube, or some combination?

Assume that $M$ is compact, non-empty, perfect, and homeomorphic to its Cartesian square, $M \cong M \times M$. Must $M$ be homeomorphic to the Cantor set, the Hilbert cube, or some combination of ...
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Inverse of a differentiable function equal to its derivative then f is analytic

I've found a nice problem concerning analytic functions. Here it is: Let $f: (0, \infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a function differentiable on $(0, \infty)$ and such that $f^{-1} = f'$. Prove that ...
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Understanding the roots of homomorphism and homeomorphism

I understand the formal (i.e. mathematical) definitions of the terms "homomorphism" and "homeomorphism" as they relate to functions, but I am curious as to the origin of these terms. I don't know ...
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Behaviour at infinity of a function in terms of first and second derivatives

In a paper (dealing with spectra of certain Schrodinger operators) I found the following assumption for a function $f\in C^\infty(\mathbb R^n;\mathbb R)$: there exists a constant $C>0$ and a ...
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Does $\displaystyle \lim_{m \to +\infty}f_{2,m}(x)$ converge?

This is related to a previous question where, as stated there, $f_{2}(n)$ gives the greatest power of $2$ that divides $n$. Specifically the sequence $\lbrace ...
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Is there a continuous nowhere Lanczos generalized differentiable function?

The Lanczos generalized derivative comes from local regression, and is described in this pdf. (You do not need to read that to understand my questions.) If you do read it, observe that I'm pulling ...
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Characterize the continuous functions with finite right-hand derivative for at least one point of $[0, 1]$

Let $(E,d_\infty)$ the metric space of continuous functions defined on $ [0,1] $, with $$ d_\infty(f,g)=\sup\{ |f(x) - g(x)| : x\in [0,1] \}. $$ For all $ n\in \mathbb{N} $ let $$ F_n = \{ f: \exists ...
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Necessary to assume $f\in C^\infty$ in this Fourier transform problem?

Consider the following problem. Is the hypothesis that $f\in C^\infty$ necessary, or could we weaken it and assume just that $f$ is continuous? Let $\hat f$ denote the Fourier transform of the ...
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Can $\int_{0}^{1}\frac{x^{p}\ln^{q}(x+a)}{(x+a)^{b}}dx$ be expressed in a simple form?

I was browsing the book Irresistible Integrals and found this gem, at page 97, $$ \int_{0}^{1}x^{n}\ln^{k}(x)dx=\frac{(-1)^{k}k!}{(n+1)^{k+1}} $$ that resembles a previous question of mine here. So, ...
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Question on Radon measure's Lebesgue decomposition

Hi all seeing as how people were so nice to me and my experience was a success I though perhaps it was safe to try and ask this as well on Radon measures (also same class) I am given a $ ...
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find the condition that minimum of metrics is a metric

suppose $X$ is a set and $e$, $f$ are two metric on the set $X$. Then I knew that $$(x,y)\rightarrow \min\{e(x,y),f(x,y)\}$$ is not a metric on $X$. There are counterexamples in which triangle ...
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Sobolev type embedding

Consider a compact manifold $M$ and a point $q \in M$. Let us say that that the following inequality holds: $$ \Vert \varphi u\Vert_{L^p} \leq C\Vert \varphi u\Vert_{H^1},$$ where $\varphi \in ...
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Disprove, fix, prove: If {$a_n$} and {$b_n$} are increasing, then {$a_n b_n$} is increasing

Prove the statement wrong, fix it, then prove the new statement: If {$a_n$} and {$b_n$} are increasing, then {$a_n b_n$} is increasing I think I'm headed in the right direction with this but I'm ...
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$L^2$ convergence of this sequence

I am given the following sequence of functions $(f_m)_{m \in \mathbb{N}}$. They are defined by $$ f_m(x):=\left( \frac{e^{-ix}-1}{-ix} \right)^m \left( \sum_{l \in \mathbb{Z}} \frac{\left|e^{-ix}-1 ...
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Importance of compactness in Rudin problem.

Okay the problem goes like this: Suppose X, Y, Z are metric spaces, and Y is compact. Let $f$ map X into Y, let g be a continuous one-to-one mapping of Y into Z, and put $h(x)=g(f(x))$ for $x\in ...
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Proof that a number uniquely determines its multiplicative inverse

I'm currently working through Pugh's Analysis (for fun.) Currently, I'm working on the following problem: A multiplicative inverse of a nonzero cut $x=A|B$ is a cut $y=C|D$ such that $x*y=1^*$. If ...
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Find $f:C\to\mathbb{R}^2$ continuous and bijective but not open, $C\subset\mathbb{R}$ is closed and connected

Are there a closed connected subspace $C$ of $\mathbb{R}^2$ and a continuous, bijective function $f:C\to\mathbb{R}^2$ that is not open? If we remove the condition for $C$ to be connected, we have ...
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Finding the inverse of a function.

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}_+$ with $f\geq\epsilon>0$ be smooth and define $G:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ thus $$G(x):=\int_0^x\frac{1}{f(u)}\mathrm{d}u$$ Then it is clear that $G$ is ...
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Prove $(\overline{A \cap B}) \subseteq \overline{A} \cap \overline{B}$.

Let $\overline{A}$ be the closure of $A$. My attempt: Since $A \subseteq \overline{A}$ and $B \subseteq \overline{B}$, we have $$A \cap B \subseteq \overline{A} \cap \overline{B}.$$ Since ...
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Proving the function $ f $ is continuous on $ [0,1] $

I'm trying to prove that the following function $ f $ is continuous on $ [0,1] $. The function $ f:[0,1]\rightarrow [0,1] $ is defined as follows. Let $ x\in [0,1] $. Then $ x= \sum\limits_{n = ...
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Modified Doob's $L^1$ inequality

Let $X_n$ be a non-negative submartingale. Show that for all $\lambda >0$ $$ P(\sup_{k\leq n} X_n \geq 2\lambda) \leq \frac{1}{\lambda} \int_{X_n \geq \lambda} X_n dP$$ In Doob's weak $L^1$ ...
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Convergence of the solution of Volterra integral equation with convergent kernel.

Consider the following Volterra integral equation $$ g(t) = \int_0^t K_n(t,s)w_n(s) ds $$ where $g(t)$ and $K_n(t,s)$ are known(continuous) and $K_n(t,s)\geq K_{n+1}(t,s)$ for all $t,s$. Moreover, ...
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Conditions for Taylor formula

I know that, if $F:X\to Y$, where $X,Y$ are Banach spaces, is a map whose $n$-th Fréchet derivative $x\mapsto F^{(n)}(x)$ is continuous as a function of $x$ in a neighbourhood of $x_0\in X$, then the ...
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Estimating the (double) Riesz transform.

I'm trying to verify the following estimate, which appears in a paper I'm reading. It seems I'm missing something easy, I just can't figure this out. $\textbf{Background}:$ For a function $f \in ...
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Generating Function for Associated Stirling Numbers $b(n,k)$

I am trying to identify or find the ordinary generating function (not the exponential generating function) for the Associated Stirling numbers of the Second kind, denoted $$b(1;n,k)=b(n,k)$$ These ...
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Explain this step in lecture notes

The bounty offered is for the person that explains me how the author gets from equation 3.19 to equation 3.20 in these lecture see here. Normally I would agree that copying the relevant equation would ...
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Show that it is an algebra.

This excercise is a little struggling for me. The part I need help with is showing that $D$ is closed under complements. Let $C$ denote the collection of all intervals on $\mathbb{R}$, including ...
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Taylor Formula: Lagrange's remainder vs Cauchy's remainder (and other less known forms)

While solving problems and exercises, so far I've only used Lagrange's form of the remainder. Indeed, it must be said that many textbooks don't even mention other forms of the remainder for Taylor's ...
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Functions with compact support

I have a question about a convergence of functions with compact support. SETTING Let $d\geq 3$ and $U \subset \mathbb{R^{d}}$ be open and $dx$= Lebesgue measure on $U$. Let $b_{i},c,d_{i} \in ...
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A formula similar to $\int_a^bf(x)dx=\mu\left[a,b \right]$ for $f^p$.

Let $\mu$ be an absolutely continuous measure with respect to the Lebesgue measure on $\mathbb{R}$ , and $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R^+}$ its Radon-Nikodym derivative . We can write $\int_a^bf(x)dx$ in ...
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An inequality between integrals of series of characteristic functions of cubes

Let $1\leq p<\infty$. Prove that there exists $C>0$ such that $$ \left(\int\left|\sum_{i=1}^\infty a_i\chi_{2Q_i}\right|^p \, dx\right)^{1/p} \leq C\left(\int\left|\sum_{i=1}^\infty ...
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Analysis or (abstract) algebra first?

Which one would you recommend? I only know calculus and linear algebra when it comes to university-level mathematics. Is one required to understand the other?
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Generating function of the squared Riemann zeta function

It's a well known fact that $$\sum_{k=2}^{\infty} \zeta(k) x^k=-x \psi(1-x)-x\gamma \space (|x|<1) $$ but I didn't meet yet a version for squared Riemann zeta function $$\sum_{k=2}^{\infty} ...
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Exponential integral equation

I want to find the function $q(x)$ such that the following integral equation is satisfied for all $s\ge 0$: $$ \frac{p}{as + 1}\int_0^\infty \exp \left( -\frac{xs}{as + 1} \right)q(x)dx = ...
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$f$ continuous nowhere implies $f$ not Riemann integrable

I am trying to prove the statement in the title, without using the theorem which says that the set of discontinuities of a Riemann integrable function must have measure $0$. I am aware that similar ...
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Showing some complicated integral expression is bounded

In my research, I come across some expression I need to bound. I wish to show that the following integral is bounded in $t$ and $x$, i.e. the following supremum is finite: $$\sup_{t,x\in ...
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A Curious Identity

I met the following equations when I was trying to solve a complex line integral (W.Rudin, RCA, p.228 ex.13). My question is how to prove them: We have to show that for $n>2$ even $$ ...
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How can I show it?

Let $f$ be an absolute continuous function in $(0, 1)$ and satisfies $$ |f(x+h)+f(x-h)-2f(x)|\leq \text{const}\frac{|h|}{(\log\frac{1}{|h|})^{\gamma}} , $$ where $\gamma \in (0, 1)$ and $|h|$- is ...
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Decrease of $L_1$ norm of piecewise constant functions after some “averaging”

In the course of a project, I ended up looking at what happens to the $L_1$ of real-valued piecewise-constant functions after some particular king of smoothing — but am currently stuck at a particular ...
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My (simpler) proof of the divergence of a harmonic series.

Let $H=1+\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\cdots$ . Proving that it diverges this is what I did. I supposed that the series converges to $H$, : ...
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How much larger is the $\sigma$-algebra than the algebra in Caratheodory extension?

Given a 'measure' $\lambda$ on an algebra $\mathcal{A}$ of sets, Caratheodory gives a way to extend this $\lambda$ to a $\sigma$-algebra. The idea is we define an outer measure (on all subsets) ...
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Can one use $e^n$ instead of $2^n$ in Cauchy condensation test?

Cauchy condensation test is useful for testing the convergence of infinite series. The test is stated here as follows: for a positive non-increasing sequence $f(n)$, the sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty f(n)$ ...
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What kinds of structures support integration?

I am doing topology which neatly generalizes analysis, which led me to wonder naturally about generalizations of calculus. Specifically I'm interested in knowing what is required of a mathematical ...
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Dyadic approach to Marcinkiewicz interpolation for Lorentz Spaces

In Exercise 21 , in a note for professor Terrence Tao on his own blog http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/245c-notes-1-interpolation-of-lp-spaces/ Exercise 21 Suppose we are in the ...
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Is there an orthonormal basis for $L_2[0,1]$ consisting of convex functions?

Is there an orthonormal basis $\{\phi_{\alpha}\}$ for the space $L_2[0,1]$ of square-integrable functions from $[0,1]$ to $\mathbb{R}$ such that every $\phi_{\alpha}$ is convex? Edit: A helpful ...
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Existence of smooth extension of a function defined on a closed interval

Suppose $ f: [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a function such that derivatives of all orders exist ( at the end points of the interval the appropriate one-sided derivatives exist) and are continuous $ ...
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How to find a homeomorphism $\mathbb{R}^{n}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^{n}$ having certain properties

Let $n\ge 2$ and let $C$ be a cantor space in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. That is, $C$ is homeomorphic to the cantor ternary set. Let $x$ and $y$ be two points in $\mathbb{R}^{n}-C$, and let $L_{xy}$ be the ...
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Properties of the projection onto a nonconvex set

Consider a set $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ being "sufficiently regular", for example being the image of a $C^1$ mapping from $\mathbb{R}^p$ for some $p\ge1$. We may then consider the mapping $$ ...
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Why can I integrate something like “infinitesimal part” to calculate the length, area, volume, etc.?

Let me try to elaborate the question by an example: I want to calculate the length of a straight line like $y=x$ between $[0, 1]$. By conventional way I would do a definite integration of integrand ...
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Does every smooth surjective function have a smooth right inverse?

If you feel this question might be too broad, let me know and I’ll try to get more specific. If $r \colon I → J$ is a smooth surjective function between perfect subspaces $I$ and $J$ of $ℝ$, can ...