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### Is there a true many-body green's function for interacting systems?

I've recently been trying to compute the Green's function for a non-interacting system of fermions. Since this is a site for mathematicians, for context, let me provide the following definition:
...

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### Epsilon regularity for minimal surfaces in arbitrary Riemannian manifolds

For experts in the analysis of minimal surfaces I will state the question first; then I will follow up with details.
Question: Does the $\varepsilon$-regularity theorem of Choi and Schoen (http://...

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### Biharmonic Equation in a Rectangle with Some Uncommon Boundary Conditions

I asked this question on Mathematics network but it didn't receive any answers. So I assume it is just beyond the classic things in PDEs and I decided to ask it here too.
Consider the following ...

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### Exists $C = C(\epsilon, q)$ such that $\|u\|_{L^p(0, 1)} \le \epsilon \|u'\|_{L^1(0, 1)} + C\|u\|_{L^1(0, 1)}$ for all $W^{1, 1}(0, 1)$? [closed]

Let $1 \le p < \infty$. For all $\epsilon > 0$, does there exist $C = C(\epsilon, q)$ such that$$\|u\|_{L^p(0, 1)} \le \epsilon \|u'\|_{L^1(0, 1)} + C\|u\|_{L^1(0, 1)} \text{ for all }u \in W^{1,...

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### Does there exist any subsequence $(u_{n_k})$ converging strongly in $L^q(\mathbb{R})$, for any $1 \le q \le \infty$? [closed]

Fix a function $\varphi \in C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R})$, $\varphi \not\equiv 0$, and set $u_n(x) = \varphi(x + n)$. Let $1 \le p \le \infty$. Does there exist any subsequence $(u_{n_k})$ converging ...

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### Boundedness of a function that satisfies a PDE-type inequality

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain, and let $u\colon[-T,0]\times \Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ be a function with $u(-T)=0$.
Suppose that
$$\sup_{-T \leq t \leq 0} \int_\Omega |(u(t)-k)^+|^2 + \int_{...

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### Exactly solvable examples of diffusion equation with variable diffusivity?

There are many examples of potentials $V(x)$ for which Schrodinger's equation for a single particle in one dimension is exactly solvable, in the sense that we can give "nice" expressions for the ...

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### existence of a special conformal mapping

Sorry I don't know how to give an appropriate title.
In the complex plane, suppose there is a graph $x+if(x)$ separating the plane into two unbounded components, where $f(x)$ is smooth and bounded, ...

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### Recent observation of gravitational waves

It was exciting to hear that LIGO detected the merging of two black
holes one billion light-years away. One of the black holes had 36
times the mass of the sun, and the other 29. After the merging the
...

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### Suggestion for books in Pertubation theory with an emphasis on the theory

As the title suggest I am looking for another good coverage of the theory of Pertubation theory.
Currently I am working through Murodock's book: Pertubations: Theory and Methods.
But I am rest assure ...

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### Poincaré lemma for distributions

Let us consider a current on $\mathbb R^n$, that is a differential form whose coefficients are distributions. For simplicity, let us check the case of a $1$-form
$$
u=\sum_{1\le j\le n} u_j dx_j,\quad ...

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### How does the $L^\infty$ norm of the solution of $-\Delta u + \lambda u =0$, $\partial_\nu u=\alpha$ depend upon $\alpha$ and $\lambda$?

Let $\lambda > 0$ be a constant and let $u$ be the weak solution on a bounded domain $\Omega$ of
$$-\Delta u + \lambda u = 0 \quad\text{in $\Omega$}$$
$$\partial_\nu u = \alpha \quad \text{on $\...

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### Wave-like equation with 1st order time derivative and non-constant coefficients

We start with the following recurrence relation for complex coefficients $c_{n,m}$:
$$i\dot{c}_{n,m}(t) = \sqrt{(n+1)(n+2)(m-1)m}c_{n-2,m+2} + \sqrt{n(n-1)(m+1)(m+2)}c_{n+2,m-2}$$
where $\dot{c}_{n,m}$...

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### If $u \in L^2(0,T;X_0)$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;X_2)$, then is $u \in L^\infty(0,T;X_1)$?

Let $X_0 \subset X_1 \subset X_2$ be continuous embeddings, with $X_0 \subset X_1$ compact.
Suppose $u \in L^2(0,T;X_0)$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;X_2)$.
Is then $u \in L^\infty(0,T;X_1)$?
To apply ...

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### $L^1$ convergence to equilibrium of solutions of heat equation

Let $u$ and $v$ be the weak solutions of
$$u_t - \Delta u = f$$
$$u(0)=u_0$$
and
$$-\Delta v = f$$
$$|\Omega|^{-1}\int_\Omega v =0$$
on a bounded domain $\Omega$, where $u$ and $v$ satisfy homogeneous ...

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### $L^\infty$ bound on solutions of linear parabolic equations

We work on a closed Riemannian manifold $M$. Let $u$ and $v$ be the non-negative weak solutions of
$$au_t - 2d\,\Delta au = cv - f$$
$$bv_t - d\,\Delta bv = f$$
$$u(0)=u_0, \quad v(0)=v_0$$
where $f$ ...

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### In the proof of the existence of weak solutions to the NSE

In the proof of the existence of weak solutions to the NSE (Navier-Stokes Equations by Constantin and Foias, Chapter 8), the following argument is made:
Let $u_m$ converges weakly to $u$ in $L^2(0,...

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### Potential theory solution for Variable coefficient Poisson with Dirichlet Boundary conditions

I am looking for a potential theory representation for the following equation in $2$D:
$$\vec{\nabla} \cdot \left(a(x) \vec{\nabla}u\right) = 0 \,\, \forall x \in \Omega \,\, (\spadesuit)$$
$$u = g \,...

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### Boundary regularity of solution to partial differential equation

I am conducting research on partial differential equations and I need a short-time existence result from the literature which I can not find at the moment. More precisely I would like to know the ...

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### The inverse of Laplacian operator for different orders

I post this question in MSE couple of days before and get no response. So I repost it here for better luck. Thank you!
Let $u,v\in C_c^\infty(\Omega)$ and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ is open ...

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### Linearized stream function

I am trying to work through a paper Instability in Parallel Flows Revisited by Friedlander and Howard, and there are a couple steps in the beginning that I do not understand. I apologize in advance ...

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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}
J_{\...

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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 $f=f(...

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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 $u(x,t)\in\mathbb R^n$ ($x\in\mathbb R^n$, $t\...

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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 u_{t}+\...

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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
$$|S_{n}(x_{0},y,...

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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 B_{R}(...

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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 u=0\}...

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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} \...