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Inverse of partial differential operator as a smooth tame map

Tameness for maps is one of the main ingredients for the Nash-Moser inverse function theorem. A linear map $f: X \to Y$ between Fŕechet spaces with fixed seminorms is called tame if we have an ...
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“Integrating” solenoidal vector fields

Let $U$ be a bounded open subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ with Lipschitz boundary, and $g \in L^2(U,\mathbb{R}^d)$ be a solenoidal vector field (i.e. $\nabla \cdot g = 0$). Then $g$ can be written in the ...
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Local solvability of nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems

Malgrange proves the following statement regarding local solvability of (determined or underdetermined) nonlinear elliptic systems: Let $F_i(x,D^\alpha u)=0$ be a nonlinear elliptic system of order ...
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numerical method (implicit) for nonlinear pde

If $\newcommand{\lbar}{\underline{\lambda}}$ $$ \lambda(t)= \lbar+(\lambda_0-\lbar)\exp \left( (\mu-\frac{1}{2}\sigma^2)t+\sigma W^\lambda_t\right) $$ and $\mu$ , $\sigma$ , $\lbar$ , $\lambda_0$ , ...
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Relationship between ODE and PDE(Laplacian on $S^2$)

Assuming that I solved the Sturm-Liouville problem with some periodic/antiperiodic BC.'s: $$-y''(x)+f(x)y(x) = \lambda y(x),$$ where $\lambda $ is a free parameter on $[0,2\pi]$ and with $f \in ...
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A linear operator equation (PDE) with non-monotone term

I'm interested in the existence and/or uniqueness to the following problem. Let $V$ and $H$ be Hilbert spaces and $V \subset H \subset V^*$ form a Gelfand triple. There is a linear operator $L:{D}(L) ...
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Solve a PDE related to free boundary problem

I would like to solve the following system for my problem: $$\max\Big(\frac{1}{2}u_{ss}+u_l\delta(s-s_0), F(l)-\lambda(s)-u(s,l)\Big)=0.$$ where $u=u(s,l): R\times R_+\to R$ is the unknown function ...
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presence of turbulent phenomena in systems of linear pde?

Are there linear systems of PDE that are known to have solutions which exhibit turbulence, or can turbulence be firmly classified as a fundamentally non-linear phenomenon, similar to solitons or shock ...
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Does the following measurable Halmilton-Jacobian equation admit a Lipschitz solution?

I have the following question: Let $F:\Omega\times \mathbb{R}^n\to [0,\infty)$ be a convex Finsler norm, which means that $F(x,\cdot)$ is convex with respect to the second variable. $F(\cdot,v)$ ...
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Half Laplacian; (definitions of) and regularity

I have a question regarding the half Laplacian $ (-\Delta )^\frac{1}{2}$ on some smooth bounded domain $ \Omega$ in $R^N$. I am attempting to clarify some confusion with the various definitions. ...
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Poincare lemma for non-smooth differentiable forms

The Poincare lemma is almost always formulated for differential forms with smooth coefficients (or sometimes for currents that have distributional coefficients). I would like to have it for ...
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Boundary regularity of Dirichlet Eigenfunction on bounded domains

Consider a bounded, connected and open subset $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ and the Dirichlet Laplacian $-\Delta$ acting in $L^2(\Omega)$. Then we know that the eigenvalues of $-\Delta$ form an ...
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Uniqueness of weak solutions of a heat equation

Let $M$ be a smooth compact closed manifold. Let $u \in H^1(0,T;H^{-1}(M)) \cap L^2(0,T;H^1(M))$ be a solution of $$u_t - \Delta u - u = 0$$ $$u(0)=u(T)$$ satisfying $\int_M u(t) = 0$ for all $t$. Is ...
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comparing Inverse scattering to Hirota's method

Is Hirota's method for solving non-linear partial differential equations more effective(easier to compute) than Inverse scattering? Which method is more general in terms of its ability to solve wider ...
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2D semilinear elliptic PDE

This is the simplest equation arising from a fascinating (to me) and obscure vector field theory of mathematical physics first developed in 1962, and for which no solutions have ever been found. ...
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Is Besove spaces $B^{s}_{p,q}$ invariant under Fourier transform?

(This may be very easy question for MO; as I am just trying to understand Besov spaces) Let $\phi \in C^{\infty}(\mathbb R^{n})$ with $ \operatorname{supp} \phi \subset \{\xi \in \mathbb R^{n}: ...
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Vanishing eigenvalues of Jacobian

Let $f: \mathbb{R^2}\to \mathbb{R^2}$ be a Schwartz function. If the eigenvalues of $Df$ vanish everywhere, must $f$ be constant? Does an analogous result hold when we replace $2$ by $n$? Any ...
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A question on certain elliptic PDE

Consider the elliptic PDE "CR" $$\begin{cases} U_{xx}=V_{yy}\\U_{yy}=-V_{xx} \end{cases}$$ And its consequence "LAP" $$U_{xxxx}+U_{yyyy}=0$$. Somehow, these equations are similar to the Cauchi ...
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Strong maximum principle for weak solutions

Suppose I have a linear parabolic equation with solutions in the Bochner-Sobolev spaces (eg. $L^2(0,T;H^1) \cap H^1(0,T;H^{-1})$). Is it possible to obtain a strong maximum principle with a proof that ...
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Properties of rearrangement maps

I have the following question to ask, concerning some properties of Schwarz radially decreasing rearrangements. It is well known that the map $u\rightarrow u^{\ast}$, being $u^{\ast}$ the Schwarz ...
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Function Related to Jordan Curves

I am looking for a solution to the following problem: given a Jordan curve $c(s) = (x(s),y(s))$ with $\dot x(s)^2+\dot y(s)^2 = 1$ and $c(s+L)=c(s)\,$ an integrable function $g(s): c(s)\mapsto ...
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Interpolation between L^1 and Sobolev Space

Suppose $D^\alpha$ is fractional differentiation of order $\alpha$ on the real line. Is it true that $||D^\alpha f||_{L^\frac{2 \beta}{2 \beta - \alpha}({\mathbb R})} \leq C_{\alpha,\beta} ...
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Invariant definition of the space of symbols on a vector bundle (pseudo-differential operators)

Normally, in the context of pseudo-differential operators, a symbol on a vector bundle $E$ is defined as a smooth function on $E$ which in each trivializing chart fulfills the usual symbol estimates ...
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Inverse Function Theorem on Zygmund Spaces, is the inverse in the same Zygmund Space?

Preliminary Definition We define the Zygmund spaces $C^r_{*}$ with $r>0$, $r \in \mathbb{R}$ in the following way: (all the functions are allowed to have values in $\mathbb{R}^m$, via working with ...
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Laplacian mapping on various function spaces

I have a question related to a certain elliptic operator on $R^N$ but I think i can clarify my confusion if I just consider the Laplacian $\Delta$ on the unit ball in $R^N$. If $ 1 <p< ...
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Besov Characterization of Strichartz Estimate.

On page 4 of this paper of Ibrahim, Majdoub, and Masmoudi, the authors claim in Proposition 2 that solutions to $\left\{\begin{array}{ll}\square u=F(t,x)\\ u(0,x)=f(x), ...
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Weak solution of a heat equation is zero?

I work on a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $u \in H^1(0,T;H^{-1})\cap L^2(0,T;H^1)$ be a solution of the heat equation: $$\langle u', v \rangle + \int \nabla u \nabla v = 0$$ for each test ...
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inequality involving gradient of two harmonic functions

My question is about the last inequality in the case i) of the proof of lemma 2.3 of this paper: Existence of classical solutions to a free boundary problem for the p-Laplace operator, (I) by A. ...
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Reference request: density of $C_c^{\infty}(\mathbb R^d)$ in $L^2(\mathbb R^d,d\rho)$

My question is motivated by an optimal transportation approach to PDE's and gradient flows in metric spaces (see e.g Otto's geometry of dissipative evolution equations: the porous media equation and ...
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Newtonian potential for continuous $f$

Suppose $f(x)$ is a continuous compactly supported function in $ R^N$ where $N \ge 3$. Consider the Newtonian potential of $f$ (at least I think this is what it is called) $$ v(x)=\int_{R^N} ...
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convection/transport with different velocities

What is the prototypical model for convective transport of a quantity whose constituents move with constant but varying velocities? In order to illustrate what a mean: Suppose that a large number of ...
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Stokes operator without dirichlet boundary condition

Let $\Omega$ be a domain, then the following stokes operator is quite well known : $\mathcal{H} \rightarrow \mathcal{V}_{\sigma} $ $f \rightarrow u$ such that $ - \Delta u = f $ where $ ...
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Compact embedding

Let $\Omega$ be a domain in $\mathbb{R}^d$ (not necessarily bounded, no regularity assumption) and $K \subset \Omega$ a compact. Is it true that the embedding $H^1_0(\Omega) \rightarrow ...
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Weak convergence of a sequence

I have a sequence $(u_k) \in L^2_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^+; H^1_0(\Omega) )$ and $u \in L^2_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^+\times \Omega )$ such that for any $T >0$ and any compact $K \subset \Omega$ we have : ...
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Spectral multipliers vis-a-vis Differential geometry

Let us mention two papers for examples: this one by Seeger and Sogge and this by Cheeger, Gromov and Taylor. One can also mention papers by Stein, for example, this one. There are also many others of ...
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Heat kernel asymptotics for the sublaplacian on a contact Riemannian manifold

Let $\Delta$ denote a Laplace-type differential operator on a compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$. The asymptotics of the heat kernel and the heat operator trace of $\Delta$ are well-known (cf. ...
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Probability that d-Brownian Motion ,d>3, avoids a set A

In other words, the probability that Brownian motion stays within $A^{c}$. So far I found that it is 1, for random cylinders and thorns (http://www.math.upenn.edu/~pemantle/papers/burdzy.pdf). What ...
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Interior gradient estimate for uniformly elliptic equations

I am struggling with a problem like this: In dimension $n\geq 3$, For the following uniformly elliptic equation, do we have interior gradient estimates? $$a^{ij}(x)u_{ij}(x)+u_{nn}=0.$$, where ...
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Approximating a superharmonic function, by smooth superharmonic functions

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded smooth domain. Assume that $u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$, $u\ge 0$ and $-\Delta u\ge 0$ in the sense of distributions ($u$ is superharmonic). The standard ...
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BMO spaces on the torus

I was reading BMO spaces (John-Nirenberg) on wikipidia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounded_mean_oscillation. There they define BMO norm as $$sup_{Q}\frac{1}{Q}\int_Q |u(y) - u_Q|dy$$ where $u_Q$ is ...
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$L^\infty$ estimate for a fourth order (hyperbolic) equation

Consider the following fourth order equation $$u_{tt}+u_t= d\Delta u-\Delta^2u+f,$$ with Dirichlet or Navier boundary conditions, that is on $\partial\Omega$, we assume that ...
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heat kernel on n-sphere

I'm interested in diffusion, a.k.a. the heat kernel driven by the Laplace-Beltrami operator, on the $n$-dimensional sphere. There are lots of bounds showing that, for small times, it behaves in a way ...
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Decay of Solutions to the Heat equation

Consider the heat equation $$ (\partial_t + \Delta + V)u = 0$$ on a complete (open) Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry, where $V$ is a smooth and bounded potential. Consider the semigroup ...
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Derivatives of infinite order [closed]

Is there any sense of taking an infinite number of derivatives? Is it discussed in the literature? For example, can one make sense of $$\frac{\partial^{\infty}f(x_1,x_2,\cdots)}{\partial x_1 ...
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$\widehat{f\ast g}= \hat{f} \cdot \hat{g}$ for $f, \hat{f} \in L^{p}(\mathbb R)\cap C(\mathbb R) (1<p<\infty, p\neq 2), g\in \mathcal{S}(\mathbb R)$? [closed]

(This may be very simple question for MO; I had post it to math stack exchange few days back but I could not get any answer(or comment) to it) It is well-known that, for $f,g \in L^{1}(\mathbb R).$ ...
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reading request on linear elliptic systems of pdes, strong solutions

Does anyone have some references where I could find results on strong solutions to linear elliptic systems of pdes ? Regards
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$L^p$ regularity for wave equations with coercive boundary conditions

Suppose we have the wave type equation $$\partial^2_tu - L u = 0$$ on a compact manifold with boundary, where $L$ is a second order strongly elliptic operator with coercive boundary conditions (not ...
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Want to show rigorously $\frac{d}{dt}\int_{\Omega}|u(t)|^r = r\langle u_t(t), |u(t)|^{r-2}u(t)\rangle_{H^{-1}(\Omega), H^1(\Omega)}$

We have a bounded domain $\Omega$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $$u \in L^2((0,T);H^1(\Omega)) \cap H^1((0,T);H^{-1}(\Omega))\cap L^\infty((0,T);L^\infty(\Omega)).$$ I want to show for $r \geq 2$ that ...
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When is separation of variables an acceptable assumption to solve a PDE?

We know that one of the classical methods for solving some PDEs is the method of separation of variables. It works for known types of PDEs and many examples of physical phenomena are successfully ...
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Variational Principle for a System of Differential Equations

I am studying a differential operator of the form $$ L\left(\begin{array}{c} u \\ v \end{array}\right) = -\Delta \left(\begin{array}{c} u \\ v \end{array}\right) + V(x)\left(\begin{array}{c} u \\ v ...