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Best constant of Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequality in exterier domain

In $\mathbb{R}^N$, we know that the best constant of Gagliardo-Nirenberg is characterized by the solution $Q$ of $-\Delta u+u=|u|^2u$ with minimal mass. One have $||u||_4^4\leq C||u||_2||\nabla ...
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Exponential decay for the gradient of a solution

Dear all, I would like to prove the exponential decay of the derivatives of a solution to the following equation in $\mathbb{R}^N$: $$ \sqrt{-\Delta+m^2} u +u= f(u), $$ where I can assume that $m \neq ...
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How to apply Lagrange Multipliers to BCs of Time Dependent problems using finite elements?

I am trying to implement a finite element scheme using the method of lines (finite difference in time and finite element in space) and enforcing boundary conditions using Lagrange Multipliers. This ...
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Recovering full regularity by energy method in the heat equation

Consider the heat equation $$ u_t = u_{xx} + f, $$ on the circle, and for a finite time interval. From Duhamel's principle one can deduce that $u\in L^\infty H^2$ if for instance $f\in L^\infty H^s$ ...
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A limit involving a regularizing kernel

I am studying the following article by Benoit Perthame: http://www.mendeley.com/research/uniqueness-error-estimates-first-order-quasilinear-conservation-laws-via-kinetic-entropy-defect-measure/# ...
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Asymptotics of quasilinear elliptic equations with Dirac right hand side

On a small open neighborhood $U$ of $0 \in \mathbb{R}^n$, consider the quasilinear (possibly monotone) elliptic, scalar PDE in divergence form $$\nabla \cdot(a(x,u,\nabla u)\nabla u) = \alpha ...
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Integrability of ground state solution for elliptic equation

For the solution of semi-linear elliptic equation, for example I'm considering the 2D cubic nonlinear Schroedinger equation, the correspongding elliptic equation is $\Delta u+u^3=u$, with $u>0$. By ...
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Variational Formulation of Boundary Value Problems With Unknown on the boundary

Suppose that we have a linear operator equation on $\Omega$ with Lipschitz boundary $\partial \Omega$, \begin{eqnarray} Lu &=& \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}, u(x,0) &=& u_0 \; \; ...
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Core of divergence form operator with unbounded coefficient

Consider the unbounded operator $L$ on $L^2(\mathbb{R^d})$ to be the self-adjoint extension of $$Lf := \nabla \cdot \left(a(x) \nabla f(x) \right)$$ on $C^2_c(\mathbb{R^d})$. I also assume that ...
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Open sets and Poincaré's inequality

In many references, Poincaré inequality is presented in the following way : Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^d$ an open bounded set. We can find a constant $C$ which depend of $\Omega$ such that for ...
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Equation of motion of a charged string in a twisted torus.

The flat torus background: Say we want to study the sigma model of strings (closed strings $S^1= \mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z}$) on a flat torus (for example $T^3=\mathbb{R}^3/\mathbb{Z}^3$ with a flat ...
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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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Regularity properties of the derivatives of a particular function on $D \times D\to \bar{D} $ ?

This question might sound a little less rigorously formulated, but I hope the question still makes sense. Let $h: S^1 \to S^1$ be an oriention-preserving homeomorphism and let $p(z,t) = ...
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A free boundary problem by finite difference method

I wanna discretize the following free boundary problem Find $u$ and $\Omega$ such that $\Delta u=1-\delta_0$ in $\Omega$ with the conditions $u=|\nabla u|=0$ on $\partial \Omega$. I apply finite ...
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General solutions for HJB equations in a special case.

I am reading the book of Wendell Flemming in control theorem to learn the HJB equation Here is the setting that interests me: Let $g_i: i=1,2$ be $C^2 =C^{2}(-\infty,\infty)$ functions such that ...
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Vanishing solution of the Poisson equation at infinity

Hi, I am interested in finding some vanish bahavior at infinity of the solutions of this kind of equations: $-\Delta\phi+a(x)\phi=b(x)$ where $a(x), b(x)\in L^{p}$ with $1\leq p\leq 3$. Besides ...
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Poisson problem with a “scaled” Laplacian.

Let $d_1$ and $d_2$ be positive constants. I'm considering a 2D Poisson-like problem of the form $$ d_1\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x_1^2} + d_2\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x_2^2} = f$$ in the ...
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Finer properties of a sequence of harmonic functions

This was a question that arose for me when I was thinking about how one proves strong unique continuation for elliptic equations. I never could come up with a satisfactory answer. Background: When ...
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Why is a smooth weak solution strong for stationary linear Stokes problem with zero-traction boundary condition?

Can anyone provide me with a reference giving details on how smooth generalized solutions of the stationary linear Stokes problem can be shown to be classical solutions when a zero-traction boundary ...
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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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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 $H^1_0(\Omega) \rightarrow ...
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$L^p$ norm of solution to porous medium equation decreases in time: how to make formal calculation rigorous?

Let $u \in C^0([0,\infty);L^1(M)) \cap W^{1,1}_{\text{loc}}((0,\infty);L^1(M))$ with $u(t) \in H^1(M)$ for a.e. $t$ be the solution of the porous medium equation $\dot u = \Delta (u^m)$ on a compact ...
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Comparison principle using truncation for porous medium equation

For a porous medium equation (eg. $u_t - \Delta \Phi(u) = f$), is it possible to obtain a comparison principle for very weak solutions (eg. if $u_0 \geq 0$ and $f \geq 0$ then $u \geq 0$ a.e.) using ...
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Is this function space a “classical” Sobolev space?

I apologise if this is indeed classical but my functional analysis is quite rusty... My work recently led me to the norm: $(\|u\|_p)^p=\int_D (|u|^p+|\Delta u|^p)d\lambda$ where $D$ is the unit disk ...
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Well-posedness of a certain linear Cauchy-problem

I am interested in solutions to the linear Cauchy problem $$\Bigl(\frac{\partial^2}{\partial t^2} + a(t, x)\frac{\partial}{\partial t} + \sum_{j=1}^n b_j(t, x) \frac{\partial}{\partial x_j}\Bigr)u(t, ...
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A question on the maximum principle for Schrodinger operators

Let $(M^n,g)$ be a closed Riemannian manifold, and $L=-\Delta+V$ be a Schrodinger operator, $V\in C^{\infty}(M)$. In answers to the two questions (First eigenvalue of Schrödinger operator is simple 1 ...
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Estimate the smallest eigenvalue of a Schrodinger operator

There are several results on the estimate of the number of negative eigenvalues of a Schrodinger operator, see a recent paper of Grigor'yan-Nadirashvili-Sire and references therein. I wonder how to ...
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On the proof of a $W^{2,p}$ estimate - regularity on eliptic PDE

I see this proof on http://www.math.uiowa.edu/~lwang/cccalderon.pdf and I couldn't understand what he did. If $||f||_{L^p(B_{4})} = \delta$ is small and the measure $|\{ x \in B_1; ...
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Limit Toward Discontinuous Point of Dirichlet Boundary Value

The question arises from a paper on Schwarz's domain decomposition method (click here). We consider a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and a curve splits it into two, see the figure below. Now we ...
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Lyapunov Schmidt; basic example

I am attempting to understand the Lyapunov-Schmidt method with a simple example but I am running into trouble. Here is the example I am considering. Suppose $ v>0$ satisfies $ -\Delta v - v=0 $ ...
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Showing a normal-derivative operator is a (sort of) contraction (related to Crandall-Liggett and PDEs)

Denote by $\mathbb{E}(g)$ the solution of the PDE $$\Delta v(x,y) = 0 \quad\text{in $\Omega$}$$ $$v(x,0) = g(x) \quad\text{on $\partial\Omega$}.$$ Let $X=L^1(\partial\Omega)$. Let $h(t)$ be a ...
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Does there exist a base $\{e_j\}_{j\geq 1}$ of $H(\Omega)$ such that $\{e_j\}_{j\geq 1}$ is linearly independent in $L^2(\omega)^d$?

Does there exist a base $\{e_j\}_{j\geq 1}$ of $H(\Omega)$ such that $\{e_j\}_{j\geq 1}$ is linearly independent in $L^2(\omega)^d$? Where $\omega\subset\subset \Omega$ with $\Omega$ is a $C^2$ ...
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on high order Laplacian

Roughly speaking, we have good understanding of the solution to heat equation $u_t-\Delta u=0$, on bounded or unbounded domain. For example, we know the decay rate, we know it generates analytic ...
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Boundary gradient estimate

Assume $U$ is the unit disk and $\bar U$ its closure and let $u\in C^2(U)\cap C(\bar U)$ be a real function, with $u(z)=0$ for $z\in \partial U$. If $$|\Delta u|\le A|\nabla u|^2+g(z),$$ for some ...
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Passing to the limit in a PDE (subsequence problems)

For $w \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$, consider the PDE $$\int u'(t)v(t) + \int g(w(t))\nabla u(t) \nabla v(t) = \int f(t) v(t)\quad \forall v \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$$ where $u \in H^1(0,T;L^2)\cap L^2(0,T;H^1)$, and ...
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Elliptic Fourier integral operators

I know what it means for a pseudodifferential operator $A\in\Psi(\mathbb{R}^n)$ to be elliptic at a point $(x,\xi)\in T^*\mathbb{R}^n$: the principal symbol of $A$ is non-vanishing at the point. But ...
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Bound for a certain integral expression

I am working to establish an estimate in $X^{s,b}$ spaces to prove local well-posedness of a certain equation, and I need to consider some sub-cases. In particular, I wish to show that the following ...
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A parabolic PDE with Lipschitz nonlinearity, how to obtain well-posedness?

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ (or more generally a compact manifold). I'm interested in well-posedness (existence most importantly) of equations of the form $$u_t(t) - ...
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How to use, $(|u|^{2}u - |v|^{2}v)(s)= (u-v)|u|^{2}(s)+ v(|u|^{2}-|v|^{2}) (s)$; to prove contraction in a Banach space $C([0,T]; M^{p,1})$?

(May be this is very basic question for MO) (For details or this question you may see the paper page no. 9, MR2506839, Local well-posedness of nonlinear dispersive equations on modulation spaces; ...
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Regularity of weak solutions for a quasilinear problem

Theorem 6.2.7 in the book Nonlinear Analisis of Gasisnski and Papageorgiou states: If $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega)\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$ and $\Delta_pu \in L^\infty(\Omega)$ then we have $u\in ...
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Weak periodic solution of parabolic PDE

Take $$ u_t(t) + A(t)u(t) = f(t), $$ $$ u(0) = u(T), $$ where $A$ is an linear elliptic operator and the first equation is an equality in $L^2(0,T;V^*)$ for $V \subset H \subset V^*$ Hilbert triple. ...
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Half-wave group $e^{it\sqrt{-\Delta_g}}$ for large $t$

Consider the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta_g$ on compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, then $e^{it\sqrt{-\Delta_g}}f$ is the solution of the following Cauchy problem. $$ ...
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Reverse Holder Inequality and the higher integrability of the gradient of a solution to Euler's equation for a certain functional

In Giaquinta-Giusti's (1978) paper "Nonlinear Elliptic Systems with Elliptic Growth" (thm 1.1) they consider the following system: \begin{equation} \sum_{i, j=1}^{n}\sum_{\alpha, ...
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Comparison principle for partial differential equation with singular coefficients

How (or if) a comparison principle works in the case of equations singular at some point? For example, I am analyzing a partial differential equation $$ ...
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Rational homogenous functions

I'm interested in the set $\mathcal{S}$ of rational functions $F \colon \mathbb{R}^3 \to \mathbb{R}$ verifying: \begin{align} \Delta F=0 \quad \text{et} \quad F(\lambda x)= \lambda^d F(x) \quad d \in ...
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Existence of harmonic maps between loops

Given a Riemannian manifold $M$ and two smooth loops $\gamma_0, \gamma_1: S^1 \longrightarrow M$ in it, I am looking for maps $\phi: [0, T] \times S^1 \longrightarrow M$ which minimize the energy ...
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Analyticity of one-dimensional PDE solutions with respect to the space variable

Let $n>1$ and $u$ be a solution of a linear PDE with constant coefficients $$ u_t-\sum_{k=0}^n a_k \partial_x^k u=0,\quad a_k\in \mathbb C,\quad a_n\ne0, $$ in some neighborhood of a point ...
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Focusing NLS: $L^2$ convergence of a solution as $t\rightarrow +\infty$

Consider the cubic focusing non linear Schrodinger equation in dimension $n\geq 2$: $$(iu_t+\Delta)=-|u|^2u\qquad u(0,x)=u_0(x)\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$$ Can we find an initial data $u_0\neq 0$ such ...
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localization of the $L^p$ variation for heat equation

I'm struggling with yet another question for the classical heat equation in the whole space $R^d$. This question seems basic at first sight, but I think it is nontrivial in the end so here it is. The ...