Tauberian Theorem

A Tauberian theorem is a theorem that deduces the convergence of an series on the basis of the properties of the function it defines and any kind of auxiliary hypothesis which prevents the general term of the series from converging to zero too slowly. Hardy (1999, p. 46) states that "a 'Tauberian' theorem may be defined as a corrected form of the false converse of an 'Abelian theorem.' "

Wiener's Tauberian theorem states that if f in L^1(R), then the translates of f span a dense subspace iff the Fourier transform is nonzero everywhere. This theorem is analogous with the theorem that if f in L^1(Z) (for a Banach algebra with a unit), then f spans the whole space if and only if the Gelfand transform is nonzero everywhere.

See also

Abelian Theorem, Hardy-Littlewood Tauberian Theorem

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