Moment Problem

In mathematics, a moment problem arises as the result of trying to invert the mapping that takes a measure μ to the sequences of moments

More generally, one may consider

for an arbitrary sequence of functions Mn.

Read more about Moment Problem:  Introduction, Existence, Uniqueness (or Determinacy), Variations

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