Solving invariance equations involving homogeneous means with the help of computer

Szabolcs Baják, Zsolt Páles

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Given three strict means M,N,K:ℝ+2→ ℝ+, we say that the triple (M,N,K) satisfies the invariance equation ifKM(x,y),N(x,y)=K(x,y)(x,y∈ℝ+)holds. It is well known that K is uniquely determined by M and N, and it is called the Gauss composition M⊗N of M and N. Our aim is to solve the invariance equation when each of the means M,N,K is either a Gini or a Stolarsky mean with possibly different parameters. This implies that we have to consider six different invariance equations. With the help of the computer algebra system Maple V Release 9, which enables us to perform the tedious computations, we completely describe the general solutions of these six equations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6297-6315
Number of pages19
JournalApplied Mathematics and Computation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2013


  • Computer algebra
  • Gauss composition
  • Gini mean
  • Invariance equation
  • Stolarsky mean

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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