Monthly Archives: April 2013

Solution: 2013-06 Inequality on the unit interval

Let \( f : [0, 1] \to \mathbb{R} \) be a continuously differentiable function with \( f(0) = 0 \) and \( 0 < f'(x) \leq 1 \). Prove that \[ \left( \int_0^1 f(x) dx \right)^2 \geq \int_0^1 [f(x)]^3 dx. \]

The best solution was submitted by 박훈민, 13학번. Congratulations!

Other solutions were submitted by 라준현(08학번, +3), 김호진(09학번, +3), 서기원(09학번, +3), 김범수(10학번, +3), 황성호(13학번, +3), 홍혁표(13학번, +3), 김준(13학번, +3), 전한솔(고려대 13학번, +3), 이시우(POSTECH 13학번, +3), 한대진(신현여중 교사, +3). Thank you for your participation.

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Solution: 2013-05 Zeros of a cosine series

Let \[ F(x) = \sum_{n=1}^{1000} \cos (n^{3/2} x). \]
Prove that \( F \) has at least \( 80 \) zeros in the interval \( (0, 2013) \).

The best solution was submitted by 황성호, 13학번. Congratulations!

Other solutions were submitted by 라준현(08학번, +3), 김호진(09학번, +2). Thank you for your participation. Sincere apology for the error in the first version last Friday.

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Solution: 2013-04 Largest eigenvalue of a symmetric matrix

Let \( H \) be an \( N \times N \) real symmetric matrix. Suppose that \( |H_{kk}| < 1 \) for \( 1 \leq k \leq N \). Prove that, if \( |H_{ij}| > 4 \) for some \( i, j \), then the largest eigenvalue of \( H \) is larger than \( 3 \).

The best solution was submitted by 김범수, 10학번. Congratulations!

Other solutions were submitted by 라준현(08학번, +3), 서기원(09학번, +3), 김호진(09학번, +3), 김범수(10학번, +3), 박훈민(13학번, +3), 노수현(13학번, +2). Thank you for your participation.

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