Legendre's Duplication Theorem JmsNxn Ultimate Fellow Posts: 1,176 Threads: 123 Joined: Dec 2010 12/28/2022, 08:51 AM (This post was last modified: 12/28/2022, 09:26 AM by JmsNxn.) For those of you who don't know Legendre's Duplication Theorem; and for those you who do; I'm going to explain what it means in Fractional calculus (Where it relates fairly accuractely to Ramanujan's work). And it goes to further show the mysteries of the $$\Gamma$$ function, and how it is such a weird mysterious thing. I will then go on to talk about how it relates to our work here, when dealing with the Fractional Calculus approach of iteration theory. I want to go very slow for this post, as what I think I have my hands on is a Gaussian multiplication formula (which is just Legendre's Duplication to different orders). But to begin, let's define the $$\Gamma$$ function. We write: $$\Gamma(s) = \int_0^\infty e^{-x} x^{s-1}\,dx\\$$ This is the Eulerian integral expression for Gamma, but, Euler actually usually wrote it like: $$s! = \int_0^1 (-\log(x))^{s}\,dx\\$$ He later said that he preferred the integral: $$s-1! = \int_0^\infty e^{-x} x^{s-1} \,dx$$ Because of the singularity at $$0$$. Legendre took Euler at his word, and is solely responsible for the notation $$\Gamma$$, and the fact that $$\Gamma(n) = (n-1)!$$--so he takes all the heat. But Euler expressed that $$(s-1)!$$ seemed to have more importance than $$s!$$; hence the small change in variables. A quick proof of Legendre's Duplication Theorem is given at https://mathworld.wolfram.com/LegendreDu...rmula.html But it doesn't say much about what it means to us. Let's write: $$\Gamma(2s) = \frac{2^{2s-1}}{\sqrt{\pi}} \Gamma(s) \Gamma(s+1/2)\\$$ Now let's do mellin transforms; by first of all halving the variable $$s$$. $$\int_0^\infty e^{-x} x^{s-1}\,ds = \frac{2^{s-1}}{\sqrt{\pi}} \Gamma(s/2) \Gamma((s+1)/2)\\$$ But, we don't want to look at it like this, we want to actually take the inverse Mellin transform: $$\frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{1/2 - i\infty}^{1/2+ i \infty} \Gamma(s) x^{-s} \,ds = e^{-x}\\$$ Whereby, if we change $$\Gamma(s)$$ to $$\Gamma(2s)$$, then: $$\frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{1/2 - i\infty}^{1/2+ i \infty} \Gamma(2s) x^{-s} \,ds = \frac{1}{\pi i} \int_{1/2 - i\infty}^{1/2+ i \infty} \Gamma(s) x^{-s/2} \,ds = 2e^{-\sqrt{x}}\\$$ If we play around with these things, Legendre's Duplication theorem pops out pretty simply. We'll start with residues. When working with the Mellin transform; and when working with it in such a nice manner; all we care about are the poles to the left of the integral $$\int_{1/2 - i \infty}^{1/2+i\infty}$$. The first thing you should know about the $$\Gamma$$ function, is that it has poles at $$k \le 0$$, where $$k$$ is an integer. Additionally, $$\Gamma(z+k) = \frac{(-1)^k}{|k|! z} + h(z)\\$$ Where $$h$$ is holomorphic near $$z = 0$$. This gives the Mittag Leffler series (Again, proven by fucking EulerÂ  ): $$\Gamma(z) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^k}{k!(z+k)} + \int_1^\infty e^{-x}x^{s-1}\,dx\\$$ The essential deepness of Legendre's result is a little subtle, but it looks something like this.... The function $$\Gamma(2s)$$ has poles at $$k$$, where $$k \in \mathbb{Z}/2$$ and $$k \le 0$$. But, so does $$\Gamma(s) \Gamma(s+1/2)$$. They have poles at the exact same points. Now let's say, their Mittag Leffler expansion has the same residue; well to get that, all we need is $$2^{2s-1}\Gamma(s)\Gamma(s+1/2)/\sqrt{\pi} = \Gamma(2s)$$--where all we need is that this is the same at the poles. Their singular part is the same. We return to the integral now. If we brute force is; near every singularity: $$\Gamma(2s) \sim \frac{2^{2s-1}}{\sqrt{\pi}}\Gamma(s) \Gamma(s+1/2)\\$$ Now, let's prove Legendre's Duplication Theorem the long way. $$\int_{1/2-i\infty}^{1/2+i\infty} \frac{2^{2s-1}}{\sqrt{\pi}}\Gamma(s) \Gamma(s+1/2) x^{-s} \,ds = 2 \pi i\sum_{k \in \mathbb{Z}/2,\,k\le 0} \text{Res}_{s= k} \frac{2^{2s-1}}{\sqrt{\pi}}\Gamma(s) \Gamma(s+1/2) x^{-s}\\$$ We can make this statement, because both $$\Gamma(2s)$$ and $$\Gamma(s)\Gamma(s+1/2)$$ have the exact same decay at infinity in the complex plane... And more importantly, both integrals converge; and the Mellin transform is invertible (because it's just a fancy Fourier transform). Now let's, evaluate this integral with $$x \mapsto x^2$$, so I don't have to write a series with square roots. This entire thing just turns into.... $$e^{-x}\\$$ All we've done, is check that the principal part of Legendre's magic function, is the same as the principal part of $$\Gamma(2s)$$. But, additionally, Legendre's magic function, has enough decay to allow us to take this integral. Since this integral transform is $$1-1$$, and we can reduce the integral to it's residues--the result. This is not so much a novel proof of Legendre's Duplication Theorem--this is the route Gauss took to make the Gaussian Multiplication Theorem for The Gamma Function. So I'm basically quoting Gauss; I'm just focusing on the Fourier Transform language. There is nothing novel here, but it's nice to explain yourself. As to tetration; and iteration theory. I want to mimic this set up, but with iteration theory. For this, I'm going to take the familiar case of $$f(z) = \sqrt{2}^{z+2}-2$$--and I want to look at $$f_- = f(-z)$$ and the iteration of this. Obviously, we all know how to iterate $$f$$; but iterating $$f_-$$ can be tricky. To begin $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{\pi}}\frac{\Gamma(s)\Gamma(1-s)}{\Gamma(\frac{s+1}{2})} (f_-\circ f_-)^{\circ -s} = h(s)$$ is a holomorphic function. It is meromorphic in the left half plane, and has the appropriate decay at $$s=\infty$$ to be Mellin transformable. Where: $$\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{1/2-i\infty}^{1/2 + i \infty} h(s)x^{-s}\,ds = \sum_{n=0}^\infty f_-^{\circ 2n} \frac{(-1)^nx^{2n}}{2n!} = \vartheta(x)\\$$ We have to compare this to a different generating function; which we write as: $$\vartheta_-(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty f_-^{\circ n} \frac{(-x)^n}{n!}\\$$ Where by: $$\frac{\vartheta_-(ix) +\vartheta_-(-ix)}{2} = \vartheta(x)\\$$ In the same manner: $$e^{ix} + e^{-ix} = 2\cos(\pi x/2)$$...both of these functions are mellin transformable.... The function $$\vartheta$$ is transformable; and it looks like: $$\int_0^\infty \vartheta(x)x^{s-1}\,dx = h(s)\\$$ But; therefore: $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\vartheta_-(ix) +\vartheta_-(-ix)}{2}x^{s-1}\,dx = h(s)\\$$ The thing is; once you add distribution analysis, and advanced complex analysis. It doesn't matter how we take $$\int_0^\infty$$. Just that we start at the origin and eventually hit infinity; where then we rely on the decay of the integral. Thereby: $$\int_0^\infty f(ix) x^{s-1}\,dx = i^{-s} \int_0^\infty f(x)x^{s-1}\,dx\\$$ Where these are analytically continuable constructs. So long as we think of $$\int_0^\infty$$ as an integral on the Riemann Sphere; which means we go from $$x=0$$ to $$x=\infty$$ along some path. (It may be negative, it may be imaginary, it may be whatever the fuck). HUGE FUCKING EDIT RIGHT NOW; WE NEED SOME ROOT PI's HERE AND THERE. I AM JUST EXPLAINING THE GENERAL MOTIONS/PHILOSOPHY. I PROBABLY FORGOT SOME $$\sqrt{\pi}$$'s and some $$2^s$$'s or something stupid like that. I am just drawing out the picture. We actually get a Gaussian Multiplication Theorem https://mathworld.wolfram.com/GaussMulti...rmula.html But I'm not sure how to approach this yet.... Either way, we get The Legendre Duplication Theorem for Iteration theory: $$f_-^{\circ -2s} \cos(\pi s) = h(s) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{\pi}}\frac{\Gamma(s)\Gamma(1-s)}{\Gamma(\frac{s+1}{2})} (f_-\circ f_-)^{\circ -s}$$ My next goal is to fully rigorously derive this; and additionally derive Gauss's multiplication theorem. This gives a little tidbit though. We know that $$f_-^{\circ \delta}(z) \to \infty$$ if $$\delta\to 0$$. This is because there is no domain it is sending to. It hits the julia set no matter how you take it. So for that reason, when $$s \to 0$$ we tend to infinity no matter what. But it is balanced by the $$\cos$$ and the $$\Gamma$$ nonsense; such that it sticks to the same petal. But in order to stay in the petal it has to hit infinity. I believe I'm going to have to leave this forum permanently. And it's beccause I'm being reintroduced to deeper ideas. And the people reintroducing the ideas have a smarter purview. But Nonetheless, this effectively iterates $$f(-z) = f_-(z)$$ using the iterate of $$f(z)$$ FOR FUCK SAKES. I'm missing some exponential shit, or what whatever. Fuck this shit. THIS IS ULTIMATELY JUST NEAR THE THE VALUE z=0 AND REQUIRES MORE FINESSE TO BE FULLY RIGOROUS « Next Oldest | Next Newest »

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