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Exact reference for Liouville theorem

It seems hard for me to find that the solution of the following equation $$ \Delta u+e^u=0 $$ defined on a simply-connected domain $D\subset R^2$ must be of form $$ ...
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$H^1$ convergence of eigenfunctions of Schrödinger operators [migrated]

Consider the Schrödinger-Operator with Potential $V\in L^\infty(\Omega)$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions $$ H^D=-\Delta + V $$ and let $u_{i,n}\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ be the first, nonnegative ...
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Nodal sets under the heat flow

Let $u(t,X)$ be a smooth solution of the heat equation on $R^2$ $u_t=\Delta u,$ where $(t,X)\in R \times R^2$. Suppose $\lim_{t \rightarrow 0} u(t,x,y)=x^2-y^2$. Can we prove that the nodal set of ...
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Function and its Gradient with Prescribed Norms

I'm not sure if the following question is too elementary for Mathoverflow. I'm sorry if it is the case. Question: Let $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and let $1\leqslant p<\infty$. Let $\alpha,\beta>0$. ...
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Strichartz estimates for the wave equation

Strichartz estimates for the wave equation $\Box u=F $ with $u(0)=g_0$ and $\partial_t g(0)=g_1$ can be stated as $$\Vert u\Vert_{L^q_tL^r_x}+\Vert u\Vert_{C^0_t\dot{H}_x^s}+\Vert\partial_t ...
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Isolated singularities of harmonic mappings

Can a homeomorphic harmonic mapping $f=(u,v,w):\Omega\to \Omega'$ have isolated singular points. Here $\Delta f =0$, and singular point is a point with zero Jacobian. This will extend Lewy theorem for ...
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Uniqueness of solution of elliptic equation with exponential nonlinearity

Consider the following equation $$\Delta v + p(r)e^v = 0$$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ where $p(r)$ is a polynomial in $r = |(x_1,..., x_n)|$. I want to understand when equations like these have unique ...
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$u_n$ bounded in $L^\infty(0,T;H) \cap L^2(0,T;V)$ implies $u_n \to u$ strongly in $L^2(0,T;H)$?

Let $V \subset H$ be a dense and compact embedding. Let $$\lVert u_n\rVert_{L^\infty(0,T;H)} + \lVert u_n \rVert_{L^2(0,T;V)} < C$$ where $C$ is independent of $n$. It follows that eg. $u_n ...
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Analytic perturbation of eigenfunctions

Consider a domain $\Omega_0 \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, and deformations of $\Omega_0$, called $\Omega_t$, obtained by a one-to-one mapping $x \mapsto x + t\varphi (x)$, where $\varphi$ is smooth. It is ...
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Strong solution to parabolic equation without differentiability assumption on coefficient?

Consider on $(0,T)\times \Omega$, $\Omega$ a bounded domain $$u_t(t,x) - a(u(t,x))\Delta u(t,x) = f(t,x)$$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega} = 0$$ where $a$ is real-valued and satisfies $C_1 \leq a(r) \leq C_2$ ...
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Existence and uniqueness of a quasi-linear pde system on a surface

I have the following system of first order quasi-linear pde: $$ -(\Delta+1) a^{\alpha\beta} [b_{\beta\rho} I_{\alpha;\sigma}+b_{\beta\sigma} I_{\alpha;\rho}] + a^{\alpha\beta} [(\Delta+1) ...
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“Schwarz symmetrization” on annulus

If $\Omega=\{x\in \mathbb R^n| 0<r_0<|x|<r_1\}$ is an annulus on $\mathbb R^n$, I am looking for a symmetrization result on $\Omega$. To be precise, for any $u \in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$, can we ...
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Strong maximum principle for the heat equation in non-cylindrical domains

let $u(t,x)$ be a bounded smooth solution of the heat equation $u_t=\Delta u$, $(t,x) \in R \times R^2$, and let $V \subset (R \times R^2)$ be an open connected component of $\{(t,x) \in R \times R^2: ...
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Compact radial Sobolev embedding $H^1_{rad}\hookrightarrow L^p$

I want to show: Let $N\geq 2$ and $2< q <2^\ast$. Then the embedding \begin{align} H^1_{\text{rad}}(\mathbb{R}^N)\hookrightarrow L^q(\mathbb{R}^N) \end{align} is compact. I was able to show ...
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Alternative proof of Varadhan's formula on Riemann manifolds

Consider Varadhan's famous formula for the kernel of the heat equation on a manifold: $$ \lim_{t \rightarrow 0} t \log h(t,x,y) = - \frac{d(x,y)^2}{4} .$$ I do not have access to his 1967 two ...
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Extension of Sobolev Functions

Let $\,D\subseteq\mathbb{R}^{n-1}$ be a convex bounded domain. Let$A:D\to(0,\infty)$ be a Lipschitz continuous function. Let $\,\Omega\,$ be bounded domain in $\,\mathbb{R}^{n}\,$ of the form ...
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Boundary energy estimate of wave equations

Let $D$ be the unit disk in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$, we consider the $n$ dimension wave equation defined on $D$, $$\square u=F$$ where $\square=\partial_{t}^{2}-\triangle$ is the standard wave operator in ...
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PDE with distributional coefficient [migrated]

I'm a undergraduate major in physics and when learning mathematical aspects of quantum physics I run into for example this problem: for a 1-dim system with delta potential, $-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}\phi + ...
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Identifying the weak limit of a gradient (Bochner spaces)

Let $X=L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$ for an unbounded domain $\Omega$. Let $f_n, f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be functions with $f_n \to f$, $f_n(0)=f(0)=0$ and $f_n$ Lipschitz with Lipschitz constant ...
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Does the green kernel converge as a series of functions?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact rimannian manifold. It is well known that we can diagonalyse the Green kernel as a $L^2$ operator acting on functions. Moreover we have the convergence of the following ...
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On Properties Of Lusternik-Schnirelmann Category

I have this part of proof from "Analysis and Topology in Nonlinear Differential Equations" book page 292: I don't see how we find that $cat(\Omega)\leq cat( N_{\varepsilon}\cap ...
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Harmonic extension of $L^\infty$ function is in $L^\infty$?

Let $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$ with $\int_\Omega u = 0$ and consider the solution $v \in H^1(C)$ where $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$ of $$-\Delta v(x,y) = 0$$ $$\partial_\nu v = 0$$ $$v(x,0) = ...
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Approximation of subharmonic functions

Let $u$ be an (upper semi-continuous) locally bounded subharmonic function in a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\chi_\epsilon$ be a standard smoothing kernel, namely ...
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Variational formulation of second order equations of the divergence form

Consider the second order operator $Lu=\partial_i(a_{ij}\partial_j)u+b_i\partial_iu+cu$. Can we find a functional $I[u]$ such that $Lu$ is the variation of $I[u]$ with respect to $u$? I have ...
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Mountain Pass theorem for minimization problems with constraints

Let $I[u]$ be a functional on a (possibly infinite dimensional) Hilbert space. Then, under some conditions, the Mountain Pass theorem guarantees the existence of a saddle point (see ...
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Least square problems with binary variables

I want to solve the heat equation $T_t(x,t) = - L_x . T(x,t) + F(x,t)$ in an edge-weighted graph where $L_x = \sum_i x_i e_{ij}$ is weighted Laplacian matrix of the graph. Then I conclude to the ...
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The minimizing problem over a sequence of shrinking balls

Let $B(0,r)\subset \mathbb R^3$ be a ball centered at $0$ with radius $r$. Define $$ \mathcal A_r:=\{u\in H_0^1(B(0,r)),\,\,\|u\|_{L^{q+1}}=1\}$$ where $1<q<5$. Hence we know that each ...
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Solution to a PDE with constant data - what is the fault in my proof? [closed]

Let $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$. We want to find a solution $v \in H^1(C)$ such that given $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$, $$\int_0^\infty\int_\Omega \nabla v \nabla \varphi + v_y\varphi_y = ...
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Finite elements $W^{1,\infty}$ error estimates

Are there finite element method setups that provide error estimates in the $W^{1,\infty}$ norm (i.e., bounds on $\|u'_h - u'\|_\infty$)? Which families of elements can be used for implementing them?
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A Lie algebra associated with a one dimensional foliation

A non vanishing vector field $X$ on a manifold is called "well behaved" if for every non vanishing smooth function $f$ we have $$C(X)\simeq C(fX)$$ This means that the centralizer Lie algebras ...
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Space of p-harmonic functions

Let $\Omega \subset\mathbb{R}^d$, $d \geq 2$, be a sufficiently nice set to make the following question meaningful. I am interested in the space of p-harmonic functions on $\Omega$; that is, the ...
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Uniform $L^p-L^{p'}$ bound of a Fourier multiplier

Let $(\tau,\xi)\in\mathbb{R}\times \mathbb{R}^n$, and consider the function $$ m_{\epsilon}(\tau,\xi)=\frac{1}{\tau+|\xi|^4+\epsilon|\xi|^2+i} $$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. My first question is that does ...
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Linear elliptic estimates

i am interested in solutions of the following $$-\Delta \phi =f \; \; \; A_\lambda, \qquad \phi=0 \; \; \partial A_\lambda,$$ where $ A_\lambda=\{ x \in R^N: \lambda <|x|<1 \}$ with $ ...
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Have heat kernels for generalized Laplacians on non-compact manifolds been constructed?

Let $M$ be a non-compact Riemannian manifold which is "nice enough", and $D$ a generalized Laplacian on it. The construction of the heat kernel for the Laplace-Beltrami operator on $M$ seems to be ...
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Density of restrictions of $p$-harmonic functions on a hypersurface

Let $\omega,\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$, be bounded smooth domains so that $\bar\omega\subset\Omega$. Let $1<p<\infty$. Define the boundary space $B=W^{1,p}(\omega)/W^{1,p}_0(\omega)$; ...
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Help in understanding “Local well-posedness for the Maxwell-Schrodinger system”

Is there someone who knows the following paper "Local well-posedness for the Maxwell-Schrodinger system" by M.Nakamura and T.Wada. I'm trying to study it but I've some doubts. In particular I'm not ...
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Dependence of weak solution of an equation on a parameter

For each $p \in [a,b]$, let $X_p$ be a Hilbert space with $Y_p \subset X_p$ a subspace and we are given a bilinear form $a_p(\cdot,\cdot):X_p \times X_p \to \mathbb{R}$. Given $u_p$ with $p \mapsto ...
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Showing existence of positive weak solution of a PDE by CoV

Given the following PDE $$ \begin{cases} -\Delta u+\alpha=u^q &x\in\Omega\\ u=0 &x\in\partial\Omega \end{cases} $$ where $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^3$ is open bounded with smooth boundary, ...
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Analogous to a PDE but where independent variable is a function

Consider, as an example for my question, a density function $u(\boldsymbol{x},t)$ on a vector field $\boldsymbol{x}$ at some time $t$. The flow velocity vector of the density is given by ...
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Uniqueness of the solution of a nonlinear PDE [closed]

Given the nonlinear PDE $$ \partial^2\phi+\phi^3=0 $$ I consider the characteristics $\xi=\kappa\cdot x$. Then I look for a solution in the form $$ \phi(x)=a\cdot\chi(\xi). $$ Then, provided ...
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Question on the local existence theory for the classical solution for the incompressible fluid dynamics equation

For the incompressible fluid dynamics system \begin{equation} \begin{split} &\nabla\cdot v=0,\\ &\dfrac{\partial v}{\partial t}+v\cdot \nabla v+\nabla p=A(S,D)v, \end{split} \end{equation} ...
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Linking theorem, elliptic pde

I am trying to solve some linear system of the form $$ \Delta \phi +p v(r)^{p-1} \psi = -f, \qquad \Delta \psi + qu(r)^{q-1} \phi =g $$ in $ \mathbb{R}^N$ where $ f,g$ are given and $ \phi,\psi$ are ...
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Does the Legendre-Hadamard condition imply a generalized Gårding inequality?

For simplicity, we restrict to constant coefficients. Let $A^{ij}_{ab} \in \mathbb{R}$, $1 \le i, j \le n$ and $1 \le a, b\le m$, satisfy the Legendre-Hadamard condition: $$ ...
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Do constrained random walks converge weakly to the Wiener measure on the space of constrained paths (that corresponds to the heat equation)?

Let $U$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that $\partial \overline{U}$, the boundary of $\overline{U}$ is ''nice'' (for simplicity you can assume piecewise smooth). I also want to allow the ...
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Regularity of solutions of strongly elliptic system: how smooth must the boundary be?

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a bounded domain with the boundary of class $C^{1,1}$. Let $A$ be a selfadjoint operator acting in $L^2(\Omega;\mathbb{C}^n)$. The operator $A$ is given by the ...
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Heat equation and evolution of number of critical points

Let $u_0$ be a smooth function on the unit sphere $S^1$ and assume that $u(t,x)$ is a smooth solution of the heat equation with initial data $u(0,x)=u_0(x)$. How one can apply the maximum principle to ...
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Surjectivity of curl

Let: $\mathbb R^3\ni x\mapsto v(x)\in\mathbb R^3$ be a vector field with null divergence belonging to the Schwartz class such that $$ \int_{\mathbb R^3} v(x) dx=0. $$ Is it true that there exists a ...
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variation norm of a Fourier transform

Motivated by certain uniform estimate in oscillatory integrals, I am now trying to calculate the Fourier transform of the function ${\large e^{i|t|^{\epsilon}}/t}$ on $\mathbb{R}$, where $\epsilon\in ...
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long time existence of a nonlinear parabolic equation

I am thinking about a geometric problem which boils down to the following parabolic equation: Suppose $u=u(r,t)$, $r$ is defined on $[0,1]$ and $t>0$ $$\begin{cases}\displaystyle \frac{\partial ...
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What is the idea behind interpolation spaces?

I am working through a text on Numerics for SPDEs and there the concept an interpolation (Hilbert-)space associated to an operator is used. To be specific: Definition. Let $H$ be an ...