# Tagged Questions

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### Double-layer potentials on Riemannian manifolds

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold, and let $S \subset M$ be a smooth hypersurface which divides $M$ into two domains $D_1$, $D_2$. Let also $g \colon S \to \mathbb R$ be a smooth function ...

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### Continuity + $H^1$ + Laplacian control $ \implies$ local Lipschitz property

Consider a continuous $H^1$ function $u$ on a bounded open set $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$. We additionally have that $|\Delta u|^2 \leq c |\nabla u|^2$ pointwise on $\Omega \setminus \Sigma$, where ...

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### Elliptic regularity and inhomogeneous Neumann boundary condition

Consider a harmonic function $u$ defined on $D : = \{ (x, y) \in \mathbb{R}^2 | (x, y) \in \overline{B(0, 2)}, y \geq 0\}$, that is, the closed upper half ball centered at $0$ and radius $2$. Let $u$ ...

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### Is there any solution for this PDE system?

Let $(\mathbb{R}^2,\langle .,.\rangle)$ be the Euclidean space and define the almost complex structure $J_{\delta,\beta}:TT\mathbb{R}^2\longrightarrow TT\mathbb{R}^2$ with
\begin{align}
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### Reconstructing a vector field on the circle

Consider a ODE on the circle of the form
\begin{align*}
\frac{d}{dt} \begin{pmatrix} x_1 \\ x_2 \end{pmatrix} = \omega(x) \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 1 \\ -1 & 0\end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} x_1 \\ ...

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### PDE characterisation of elementary symmetric functions?

For $k\leq{}n$ the elementary symmetric polynomials are defined by:
$$e_k(x_1,\ldots,x_n)=\sum_{1\leq{}i_1<...<i_k\leq{}n}x_{i_1}\cdots x_{i_k}$$
I believe I can prove (by a complex brute force ...

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### Scaling of distributions

Suppose we have a sequence of $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ functions $p_\epsilon$ with $\|p_\epsilon\|_{L^1} \leq 1$ for all $n$. Suppose we know that $p_\epsilon \to 0$ in distributions. Is it obvious that ...

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### Matrix representation of linearized PDE

My motivation for this question is to investigate the linear stability of steady solutions of a nonlinear PDE by computing eigenvalues of the linearized equations. Specifically, I have a function ...

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### A $W^{1,2}_{loc}$ function with uniformly bounded integrals on compact subsets $W^{1,2}$?

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold, $\Omega\subset M$ is an open subset, let $f\in W^{1,2}_{loc}(\Omega)$ with uniformly bounded integrals on compact subset, i.e. there exists a $C>0$, such that for ...

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### Smoluchowski-Poisson dynamics with atomic measures

"Smoluchowski-Poisson dynamics" is just a tentative provisional name I give to the following transport equation:$$\partial_t m+\nabla_x\cdot(um)=0$$where $u(x,t)\in\mathbb R^n$ ($x\in\mathbb R^n$, ...

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### Completion of $C_{0,rad}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ with respect to the norm $\|u\|= \Bigg(\int_{\Omega} |\Delta u |^2 \, \mathrm{d}x \Bigg)^{\frac{1}{2}}. $

I have a question that it seems simple but I can not solve it.
Let $\Omega$ be the unit ball centered at zero in $\mathbb{R}^N$, $N>4$. Assume that $C_{0,rad}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ is the space of all ...

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### Concentration compactness on a compact setting

Consider a compact Riemannian manifold $M$ of dimension $n$ and a sequence of positive functions $\varphi_k \in C^\infty(M)$ such that $\varphi_k$ satisfy the basic concentration compactness ...

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### For a solution of an elliptic equation, if it is 0 on an open subset, then is it 0 identically?

Let $X$ be a compact smooth manifold, $E, F$ be smooth complex vector bundles over $X$, $L$ an elliptic operator between smooth sections of $E$ and of $F$. Suppose $s$ is a section of $E$ such that ...

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### Backgrounds of the p-Laplacian Operator

Motivation
I encountered the following partial differential equation (PDE) in a mathematical paper
$$\begin{array}{}
u_{tt}+\Delta^2u-\nabla\cdot\left(|\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u\right)-\Delta ...

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### $L^\infty-L^1$ smoothing effect for the heat equation

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$.
Let $u \in L^2(0,T;V)$ be the weak solution of the heat equation
$$u_t - \Delta u = 0$$
$$u(0) = u_0$$
where $u_0$ is bounded initial data. Here ...

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### $\int\limits_{\Omega}{uvdx}<\infty,\forall v\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ implies $u\in L^{6/5}(\Omega)$

I posted this question first in Math.StackExchange one week ago here, but I didn't get an answer or a helpful comment so I repost it here:
Let $d=3$ and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^d$ is a bounded ...

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### Heat kernel on manifold with boundary

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold with boundary, let $\mathcal{V}$ be a metric vector bundle over $M$ and let $L$ be a formally self-adjoint Laplace type operator, acting on sections of $\mathcal{V}$. ...

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### The space $L^p(\partial\Omega)$ in cited references

The space $L^p(\partial\Omega)$ where $\Omega$ is an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ appears in a lot of PDE textbooks without being given any definitions, not even in those with a detailed appendix ...

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### Heat semigroup ultracontractive?

Let $g(x,t)= \frac{1}{(4 \pi t)^{\frac{n}{2}}}e^{\frac{-|x|^2}{4t}}$ be the heat kernel on $\mathbb{R}^{n}.$ Is the standard definition now to say that this heat-semigroup $T(t)(f):=g *f(.,t)$ is ...

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### Has anyone studied a transport equation of this form?

Let $L\colon \mathbb{R}^2 \times \mathbb{R}^+\to \mathbb R$ satisfy
$$
\frac{\partial L}{\partial t} (x,t) = \max\left\{ \frac{\partial L}{\partial x_1}, \frac{\partial L}{\partial x_2} \right\}
$$
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### Can you hear the shape of a drum by choosing where to drum it?

I find the problem of hearing the shape of a drum fascinating. Specifically, given two connected subsets of $\mathbb R^2$ with piecewise-smooth boundaries (or a suitable generalization to a riemannian ...

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### Travelling waves for nonlinear Schrödinger equation

Consider the following nonlinear Schrödinger equation:
$$
-\Delta \Phi - i\frac{\partial \Phi}{\partial t} = f(|\Phi|^2)\Phi,
$$
where $\Delta$ is the Laplacian on $\mathbb{R}^n$, $f$ gives the ...

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### difference between the dual space of $H^1(\Omega)$ and the dual of $H^1_0(\Omega)$

This is cross-posted on MSE: http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1596565/9464
In the Partial Differential Equations by Evans (2nd edition p299), $H^{-1}(\Omega)$ denotes the dual space to $H^1_0(\Omega)$ ...

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### An Estimation on the Heat Kernel

I am reading Jost's Partial Differential Equations and meet an estimation( only stated in the book ) which I cannot verify by myself. In p.111, the book says that iteratively, we get
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### A $\mathcal{C}^1$ domain and Hausdorff dimension estimate

Let us consider an open connected domain $E\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ and fix a point $x_0\in\partial E$ on its boundary.
Suppose now, that there exists $R>0$ such that the set $\partial E \cap ...

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### A $\mathcal{C}^1$ differentiable domain is $F_\sigma$?

Let us consider a domain $E\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ and fix a point $x_0\in\partial E$ on its boundary.
Suppose now, that for every $R>0$ the set $\partial E \cap B_{R}(x_0)$ is $\mathcal{C}^1$, i.e. ...

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### Is Lax-Milgram true without the separability assumption?

I read the Lax-Milgram Theorem in the Navier-Stokes Equations by Temam:
Let $X$ be a separable Hilbert space (norm $\|\cdot\|_X$) and let
$$
a:X\times X\to\Bbb{R}
$$
be a bilinear continuous ...

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### $H_0^1(\Omega)$ in the study of the Navier-Stokes Equations

This is cross-posted on MSE: http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1584519/9464
Let $\mathcal{V}$ be the space (without topology)
$$\displaystyle \mathcal{V}=\{u\in C_0^\infty(\Omega)\mid \nabla\cdot ...

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### Trying to solve a linear PDE… I thought it was simple

I have a PDE of the following form, from a physics problem:
$$
y \left(\alpha \frac{\partial }{\partial y}+x \frac{\partial^2 }{\partial x \partial y} \right)f(x,y) = \left( z_1 + z_2 x^\alpha y^{-2} ...

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### A priori estimate for diffraction problem for linear elliptic PDEs

I am looking for a reference to show how to obtain a priori estimate of the solution $u\in H^1$ and $u\in C^{2,\alpha}$ to the diffraction problem of linear elliptic equation.
I looked at ...

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### Commutator representation of certain smoothing operators

I have a question regarding the classical trace $\text{Tr} \colon \Psi^{-\infty}(S^1)\to \mathbb C$ on pseudodifferential operators of infinite negative order (i.e. smoothing operators), defined over ...

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### Compact Eucledean hypersurfaces with “almost” constant H_k curvature

Let $M$ be an Eucledean $n$-dimensional compact hypersurface with constant $H_k$ curvature, where $k=1,...n$. A theorem by A.Ros tell us that so $M$ is an Eucledean sphere. Does anybody know if there ...

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### Reference for a Heat Process in a Wedge

I would like to ask about an explicit suggestion/reference for the following type of heat processes:
Roughly, assume we have a "wedge" $W$ of the following form - a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with a ...

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### On the differentiability of a certain map from $ (0,\infty) $ to $ \Bbb{R} $

This problem arose from my study of energy-conservation for non-linear Schrödinger equations. Suppose that we have the following data:
$ u \in C^{1} \! \left( (0,\infty),{L^{2}}(\Bbb{R}^{n}) \right) ...

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### Boundary behaviour of a second order pde with characteristics

Good morning everybody. My question is inspired from the following fact:
Consider $\mathbb R^3$ endowed with coordinates $(x,y,z)$. Of course if we were to solve the second order pde $\partial_x^2 ...

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### Regularity result for Neumann problem

I have two questions.
On Elliptic regularity for the Neumann problem, the OP asked whether the test function $v$ must be of mean value zero. However, isn't it true that we only need $f$ is of mean ...

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### Well-posedness of gradient flows

For a convex lower-semicontinuous functional on a Hilbert space $I\colon H\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, it is shown in Evans' PDE that the Hilbert-space-valued ODE
$$\begin{cases}\mathbf{u}'(t)\in-\partial ...

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### How to prove Liouville measure is invariant under geodesic flow?

Let $M$ be a complete n dimensional Riemannian manifold. $vol$ denotes the n dimensional Hausdorff measure. Let
$$
SM=\{(x,v)|x\in M, v\in T_xM, \|v\|=1\}
$$
be the unit tangent bundle of $M$. Then ...

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### A Global Estimates for Linear Elliptic PDE

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth region in $R^n$ and $u$ satisfy
$-\Delta u+a(x)u=f, \ \ u|_{\partial \Omega}=0$,
where $a(x)\geq 0$ and $f(x)$ are smooth functions. I wonder if the following ...

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### Fundamental gap for Neumann BVP with potential

I am sure this is extremely well known but I have been digging a bit and I can't find what I need. Consider $B$ to be the unit ball in $ \mathbb R^N$ and consider the eigenvalue problem
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### A continuous path between two Sobolev functions

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded, smooth boundary. Let $u_1$, $u_2\in H^{1}(\Omega)$ such that $T[u_1]=T[u_2]=T[\omega]$ where $T$ stands for the trace operator and $\omega\in ...

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### Linear Schrödinger equation on $\mathbb{H}^{d}$

Consider the linear Schrödinger equation $i\partial_t u = -\Delta u$, where $\Delta$ is the Laplacian on the hyperbolic space $\mathbb{H}^d$. What are the admissible pairs $(p, q)$ such that we have ...

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### Solvability Helmholtz equation [closed]

Let $D=D_1(0)\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ and $\lambda\in\mathbb{R}$, $\lambda>0$.
Consider the Helmholtz operator $L=(\Delta +\lambda I).$
Let $f\in Ker_0(L)$, that is $f$ solves
$$ Lf=0\quad\text{ in ...

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### method for global existance for the NLS

We consider the nonlinar Schr\"odinger equation(NLS):
$$i\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}+\Delta_{x}u +\lambda |u|^{2k}u =0, \ u(x, 0)= u_{0}(x);$$
where $\lambda \in \mathbb R, \ k \in \mathbb N,$ ...

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### separable BV space for PDE's, Whats stopping us? [closed]

Consider the metric space BV(0,1) with the following metric
$$ d(u,v) = \|u-v\|_{L^1} + |TV(u)-TV(v)| $$. It is separable, compact, uniformly bounded and complete. So What is the really obvious thing ...

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### Positivity of semiclassical pseudodifferential operators

Let me first give some background. (My reference is Martinez's book An introduction to semiclassical and microlocal analysis)
Let $m\in\mathbb{R}$, and ...

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### Derivatives of Mollified functions

I'm reading Controlled Diffusion Process by N.V. Krylov. On page 87-88, in the proof of theorem II.6.1, it says the following:
Let $\sigma(t,x)$ be a matrix of dimension $d\times d$, and let $b(t,x)$ ...

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### Uniqueness of $\partial_t u -u\Delta u=0$ with $u(0,\cdot)=1$

Is there anything known about uniqueness of classical solutions to
$$
\partial_t u -u\Delta u=0\quad u(0,\cdot)=1
$$
on smooth domains $[0,T]\times D$ without boundary conditions? I know that ...

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### How to prove the Hölder continuity of a function $u$ by evaluating $\int_{B_{\rho}(x_0)}\frac{|Du(x)|^{2}}{|x-x_0|^{n-2}} dx$?

I'm looking at a video on thin obstacle problem given by Arshak Petrosyan.
In his lecture, he uses the following results:
Let $0<\alpha<1$, and $B_1$ be the unit ball centered at origin in ...

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### Regularity on Neumann problem on polygonal domain

I asked a similar question before but didn't get any responses. So I will attempt again (the prior question was regarding Holder continuity).
Let $ \Omega$ denote a cube in $ R^n$ and consider ...