# Tagged Questions

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### Log of heat kernel for positive time

A well-known theorem by Varadhan relates the logarithm of the heat kernel on a manifold and the geodesic distance function. In particular, if $d(x,y)$ is geodesic distance from $x$ to $y$ and ...

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### Spectrum of Dirichlet Laplacian on a Parallelogram

Let $ M \subset \mathbb{R}^2 $ be parallelogram constructed by putting together two equilateral triangles (so that all sides of the parallelogram have length 1, and the internal angles are 60 and ...

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### Reference request: Spectral analysis of advection diffusion PDE

As the title says, I am looking for a authoritative reference/monograph on this topic. My interest is in spectral properties of this PDE, and
NOT on existence/uniqueness etc. which is usually the ...

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### null controllability of linear wave equation

Consider the linear wave equation :
$$z_{tt}=\Delta z + k(x) z + h(t) , \; in \; \Omega\times (0,T)$$
Are there sufficient conditions on the functions $k(x)$ and $h(t)$ for which $(z,z_t)$ vanish ...

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### strong stability for the wave equation

Consider the $n-$dimensional wave equation
$$z_{tt}=\Delta z + k(x) z - \epsilon {1}_\omega z_t, \; in \; \Omega\times (0,T)$$
where $\omega\subset \Omega.$ Can I have $z(t) \to 0,$ as $t\to+\infty$ ...

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### Weyl quantization and convexity

Let $C$ be a convex subset of $\mathbb R^{2n}$ and $\mathbf 1_C$ be the characteristic function of $C$. Is it true that
$$\forall u\in\mathscr S(\mathbb R^n),\quad
\langle\mathbf ...

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### Relationship between Green's function and geodesic distance?

I am interested in showing that a certain Green's function can be used to approximate the distance function on a Riemannian manifold in the following sense. Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold and ...

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### Exotic spectrum of Laplace operator

Given a closed Riemannian manifold and a generalized Laplace $\Delta$ operator,
it is well known that $\Delta$ has discrete spectrum $(\lambda_n)_n$ (arranged in a increasing way, not counting ...

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### Showing a solution of elliptic PDe is non-degenerate

Dear Mathoverflowers:
I am interested in radial positive solutions of
$-\Delta u(r) = r^\alpha u(r)^p$ in the unit ball in $ R^N$ with $ u=0$ on the boundary.
Here $p>1$ and $ \alpha >0$. ...

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### Is there a spectral theory approach to non-explicit Plancherel-type theorems?

Teaching graduate analysis has inspired me to think about the completeness theorem for Fourier series and the more difficult Plancherel theorem for the Fourier transform on $\mathbb{R}$. There are ...

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### Definition of spectral gradient

Consider this differential operator
$$
\mathcal{H}(\phi(\mathbf{x})) = -\triangle + V(\mathbf{x})H_\epsilon (\phi(\mathbf{x}))
$$
where $\mathbf{x} \in \mathbb{R}^2$, $\phi : \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow ...

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### Comparision of cubic hermite finite element and cubic B-spline finite element (in condition nunmbers of stiffness matrix, or sth else)

Background
Consider the one dimensional second order elliptic PDE,
$$
\left\{\!\!
\begin{aligned}
& -(a(x)u'(x))'+b(x)u(x)=f(x)\qquad x\in[0,1]\\
& u(0)=u(1)=0
\end{aligned}
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### Localization of Laplacian eigenfunction on the unit square?

Let A be the unit square, $\{u_k\}$ is the set of all L2-normalized Laplacian eigenfunctions with Dirichlet boundary condition. Is it true that for any open subset V, $C_V = \inf\limits_k ...

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### Controlling the Second Eigenvalue of a Schrödinger Operator

Consider a bounded domain $\Omega$ (with smooth boundary) in some Riemannian $n$-manifold $M^n$.
Let $L$ be the operator
$$
L=\Delta+V
$$
where $\Delta$ is the Laplace-beltrami operator on $M$ (so is ...

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### Generalizations of group algebras for arbitrary manifolds?

In the analysis of partial differential equations on Euclidean spaces, one of the most useful properties of the Fourier transform (and the related integral transforms) is that they take ...

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### Sobolev norms of eigenfunctions

Let D be a domain in R^n, and let f be an eigenfunction of the Laplacian with Dirichlet boundary condition with eigenvalue $\lambda$. Assume that f has L^2 norm 1. I want to know if I can say anything ...

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### Eigenvalues of Laplacian

What's the most natural way to establish the asymptotics of $\Delta$ on a compact Riemannian manifold $M$ of dimension $N$? The asymptotics should be
$$ \#\{v < A^2\} = ...