By J. Aczél
Recently I taught brief classes on practical equations at numerous universities (Barcelona, Bern, Graz, Hamburg, Milan, Waterloo). My objective was once to introduce an important equations and techniques of answer via real (not artifi cial) functions which have been fresh and with which I had whatever to do. so much of them occurred to be with regards to the social or behavioral sciences. All have been initially solutions to questions posed by way of experts within the respective utilized fields. right here I supply a slightly prolonged model of those lectures, with newer effects and purposes integrated. As earlier wisdom simply the elemental proof of calculus and algebra are meant. components the place a little extra (measure idea) is required and sketches of lengthier calcula tions are set in high-quality print. i'm thankful to Drs. J. Baker (Waterloo, Ont.), W. Forg-Rob (Innsbruck, Austria) and C. Wagner (Knoxville, Tenn.) for serious comments and to Mrs. Brenda legislations for care ful computer-typing of the manuscript (in numerous versions). A word on numbering of statements and references: The numbering of Lemmata, Propositions, Theorems, Corollaries and (separately) formulae begins anew in each one part. If quoted in one other part, the part quantity is extra, e.g. (2.10) or Theorem 1.2. References are quoted by means of the final names of the authors and the final digits of the 12 months, e.g. Daroczy-Losonczi [671. 1 1. An aggregation theorem for allocation difficulties. Cauchy equation for single-and multiplace capabilities. extension theorems.
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LJL1 u(x') =} ~ u(rx) = 29 u(ry') u(rx') (x,y,x',y',r E 1R++) (15) or ~=G[~ u(rx) u(x) , r] (x,y,r E 1R++) . (16) If (again not unreasonably) we suppose that u(x) for all x > 0 and define U(x) = >0 logu(x), F(t,r)=-logG(t-l,r) , then (15) and (16) are transformed into U(x) - U(y) = U(x') - U(y') = :=} U(rx) - U(ry) U(rx') - U(ry') (x,y,x',y',r E 1R++) or U(rx) - U(ry) = F[U(x)-U(y),r] (x,y,r E 1R++), that is, up to a slight change of notation, into (1) or (2), respectively. So we have the following.
32) Here addition and subtraction of scalars to and from vectors is done componentwise, just as is the multiplication by scalars. For example r(x+s )-s = r [(xl""'xn)+s I-s = (r(xl+s)-s, ... ,r(xn+s)-s) For the function u defined by (33) for y>s (that is, Yi >s, i=l, ... ,n), equation (32) is transformed (with y = x+s) into Section 3 48 (y u(ry) = u(y) > s) (34) . The additional restriction r > 1 can be lifted (as long as r E 1R++) since (34) can be written as 1 u(z)=u(-z) (r>l,z>s), r so (34) holds also for r u(ry) < 1.
Then it has an inverse u -1 and the taxation function f can be expressed Taxation. Linear-affine equation. Multiplicative, logarithmic functions. 31 in terms of u: f(x) = x - U-l[U(X )-d] . (19) Take those u which are strictly increasing. For (10) we get f(x) = (a x - e-d/ax > 0, d = (1-e- d/ a )x > 0) (20) while for (14) (21) In this latter case we had either a c < o. > 0, c >0 or a < 0, If we want the taxation to be progressive, then the function g defined by g(x) = f(x ' ~ x should be increasing in the broader sense, which permits also constant g's.
A Short Course on Functional Equations: Based Upon Recent Applications to the Social and Behavioral Sciences by J. Aczél