An optimization problem concerning multiplicative functions

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Hilberdink, Titus (2015)

In this paper we study the problem of maximizing a quadratic form 〈Ax,x〉 subject to ‖x‖q=1, where A has matrix entries View the MathML source with i,j|k and q≥1. We investigate when the optimum is achieved at a ‘multiplicative’ point; i.e. where x1xmn=xmxn. This turns out to depend on both f and q, with a marked difference appearing as q varies between 1 and 2. We prove some partial results and conjecture that for f multiplicative such that 0<f(p)<1, the solution is at a multiplicative point for all q≥1.
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