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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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maximum principle on compact manifolds with boundary

Let us consider the equation $Lu + f(u) = 0$ on a compact manifold $\overline{M} = M \cup \partial M$ with boundary, with Dirichlet boundary conditions. $L$ is a linear elliptic operator, and $f$ ...
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Cauchy Problem and stochastic representation for discontinuous initial data

Where can I read more about the Cauchy problem, i.e. solutions to $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}+Lu=0 \text{ and } u(0,x)=f(x)$$ for some elliptic differential operator $L$ where $f$ is not ...
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$H=W$ for weighted Sobolev spaces

Meyers and Serrin's $H=W$ is well known, but how does it generalize when we add weights? Let's define $H^{m,p}(\mu_0,\dots,\mu_m)$ to be the completion of $C^\infty(\Omega)$ in the norm ...
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Harmonic functions subject to orthogonality condition

Suppose $(\bar{\Omega},g)$ is a Riemannian manifold with the metric being smooth where $\bar\Omega \subset \mathbb{R^3}$ is a compact domain with smooth boundary. Let $\Omega \subset \bar\Omega$. ...
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Strichartz estimates for the wave equation

Strichartz estimates for the wave equation $\Box u=F $ with $u(0)=g_0$ and $\partial_t g(0)=g_1$ can be stated as $$\Vert u\Vert_{L^q_tL^r_x}+\Vert u\Vert_{C^0_t\dot{H}_x^s}+\Vert\partial_t ...
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Isolated singularities of harmonic mappings

Can a homeomorphic harmonic mapping $f=(u,v,w):\Omega\to \Omega'$ have isolated singular points. Here $\Delta f =0$, and singular point is a point with zero Jacobian. This will extend Lewy theorem for ...
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Strong solution to parabolic equation without differentiability assumption on coefficient?

Consider on $(0,T)\times \Omega$, $\Omega$ a bounded domain $$u_t(t,x) - a(u(t,x))\Delta u(t,x) = f(t,x)$$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega} = 0$$ where $a$ is real-valued and satisfies $C_1 \leq a(r) \leq C_2$ ...
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Harmonic extension of $L^\infty$ function is in $L^\infty$?

Let $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$ with $\int_\Omega u = 0$ and consider the solution $v \in H^1(C)$ where $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$ of $$-\Delta v(x,y) = 0$$ $$\partial_\nu v = 0$$ $$v(x,0) = ...
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Finite elements $W^{1,\infty}$ error estimates

Are there finite element method setups that provide error estimates in the $W^{1,\infty}$ norm (i.e., bounds on $\|u'_h - u'\|_\infty$)? Which families of elements can be used for implementing them?
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A Lie algebra associated with a one dimensional foliation

A non vanishing vector field $X$ on a manifold is called "well behaved" if for every non vanishing smooth function $f$ we have $$C(X)\simeq C(fX)$$ This means that the centralizer Lie algebras ...
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Density of restrictions of $p$-harmonic functions on a hypersurface

Let $\omega,\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$, be bounded smooth domains so that $\bar\omega\subset\Omega$. Let $1<p<\infty$. Define the boundary space $B=W^{1,p}(\omega)/W^{1,p}_0(\omega)$; ...
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Help in understanding “Local well-posedness for the Maxwell-Schrodinger system”

Is there someone who knows the following paper "Local well-posedness for the Maxwell-Schrodinger system" by M.Nakamura and T.Wada. I'm trying to study it but I've some doubts. In particular I'm not ...
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Question on the local existence theory for the classical solution for the incompressible fluid dynamics equation

For the incompressible fluid dynamics system \begin{equation} \begin{split} &\nabla\cdot v=0,\\ &\dfrac{\partial v}{\partial t}+v\cdot \nabla v+\nabla p=A(S,D)v, \end{split} \end{equation} ...
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A bilinear estimate in Lp space

Let $\varphi(D)$ be a Fourier multiplier with symbol $\varphi(\xi) = \xi/(1+|\xi|^2)$. It's easy to prove that \begin{equation} \|\varphi(D)u^2\|_{H^s(R)}\lesssim \|u\|^2_{H^s(R)} \quad (*) ...
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Free Endpoint of Minimization Problem

Consider the following minimization problem $$\inf \left\{ \int\limits_{-\infty}^0 \left[ (\psi')^2 + m(y)(\psi - F)^2 \right]\; : \; \psi \in H^1(\left(-\infty,0\right]) \right\}$$ where $m(y) > ...
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Introduction to free boundary problems (that are not Stefan problems)

Could someone recommend some notes/papers that deal with existence/regularity of free boundary problems arising from parabolic equations (excluding Stefan type equations)? I am thinking of eg. ...
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Is it classical that the solution to an hyperbolic equation equation is Lipschitz -continuous $[0,\infty)\to L^1(\mathbb{R})$?

Recently I am reading a paper "Global solution and smoothing effect for a non-local regularization of a hyperbolic equation" published on J.E.E, 2004. In the proof, the authors write "It is classical ...
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decomposition of tempered distributions by entire analytic functions

Let $\phi$ be a $C^{\infty}$ function on $\mathbb R^{n}$ with $$ \operatorname{supp} \phi \subset \{\xi \in \mathbb R^{n}: |\xi|\leq 2, \phi(\xi)=1~~\text{if}~|\xi|\leq 1\}$$ Let $j\in \mathbb N$ ...
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Measurability of solution of diffusion equation in sub sigma algebra

I want to solve the following problem: Get $\omega \in \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}$, $x \in D \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ and $0<a_i\leq a(.,.)\leq a_x<\infty$. Let $a( x;. )$ and $f(x;.)$ be ...
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How does perturbation method guarantee its solution for the perturbed pde $\Delta u + \epsilon u^2 =0$

[This may not be a research-level question; if it violates any term of this website, I will delete it right away] My question is quite simple: Suppose we are given a PDE of with a boundary condition ...
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Bogomol’nyi’s Formula for the Critical Action

I'm studying Aigner's paper 'Existence of the Ginzburg-Landau Vortex Number' (2001) and I have some difficulties to prove the equality (3.1) , which is ...
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Existence of solution?

I am sorry if this question is not at the MO level. But I have not found a reference so I would like ask it here. Follow this paper :http://www.math.ku.dk/~hugger/articles/CTAC2003.pdf Let ...
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Uniform bounds for a coupled parabolic system of PDE (linear)

Let $V=H^1(\Omega)$ and $H=L^2(\Omega)$ where $\Omega$ is a compact Riemannian manifold. Define $W = \{ w \in L^2(0,T;V) : w_t \in L^2(0,T;V^*)\}$. Consider the system, with $u^\epsilon, v^\epsilon ...
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numerical method (implicit , backward difference or forward difference) for nonlinear pde

$\newcommand{\lbar}{\underline{\lambda}}$ In this linear PDE: \begin{cases} B_t+b^Q(r,t)B_r+\frac{1}{2}d^2(r,t)B_{rr}+(\mu(\lambda,t)+\alpha \sigma (t))(\lambda -\lbar)B_{\lambda} \\ ...
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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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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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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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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; ...