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Continuously dependent on parameters [closed]

How do we check whether the solution is continuouly dependent on parameters? Let $\Omega$ be a domain with smooth boundary. Say $f$ and $h$ are smooth. Assume that for each $\theta\in (0, 1]$, the ...
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Complex transport equation

Consider an n dimensional Riemannian manifold with boundary. Let $\Phi$ be a complex valued smooth function defined in M. Does there exist a NONE VANISHING complex valued function $u$ that solves the ...
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applications of C$^*$-algebras in the field of PDEs

I know only a little bit about C$^*$-algebras and I want a to know if you know a nice apllication or the influence of them in the field of partial differential equations (it is better that it is ...
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Is there a maximum principle for stress in continuum mechanics?

I'm working with the equilibrium equations in linear elasticity, which I have not worked with in the past. My engineering colleagues seem to "know" that the maximum Von Mises stress occurs on the ...
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Dichotomy for global existence or blow up for solutions of evolution problems

Consider the problem (Nonlinear Schrödinger equation) \begin{equation} \left\{ \begin{array}{rl} iu_t + \Delta u\mp u|u|^{\alpha}=0\\ u(0) =\varphi\in H^{1}(\mathbb{R}^N), \\ ...
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ABP estimates for semiconvex functions [closed]

Referring to the classical ABP Estimate (Gilbarg-Trudinger Lemma 9.2) I am looking for if such an estimate can be generalized to semiconvex functions. In an article of Trudinger (Comparison Principles ...
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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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Surfaces with specific types of second fundamental form

Given a three dimensional Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ and a surface $\Sigma \subset M$ can one categorize surfaces where the second fundamental form of $\Sigma$ is a scalar multiple of the induced ...
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Compactly supported functions and Sobolev spaces on manifolds

It is well-known that if a complete Riemannian manifold has bounded curvature and injectivity radius bounded away from zero, then the space $C^\infty_c(M)$ is dense in the Sobolev spaces $W^{k, p}(M)$ ...
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PDEs on torus $\mathbb T$

(Hope this question is o.k. for MO) I have been learning PDE(non linear dispersive equations) techniques, mainly using harmonic analysis(kind of Strichartz estimates, estimates for unimodular ...
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Poincare-like inequality on compact Riemannian manifolds

I am looking for a Poincare Inequality on balls but instead of euclidean space, I have a compact Riemannian manifold without boundary. The inequality I am looking for is the equivalent of $$ ...
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Equivalence of two definitions of Sobolev spaces

Good morning, I am looking for a reference about the following fact that seems to be folklore. Define the Sobolev (Beppo Levi?) space $$ D^{1,p}(\mathbb{R}^N) = \left\{ u \in L^{p^*}(\mathbb{R}^N) ...
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Minimal surfaces + Semi-Geodesic Coordinates

Let $(M,g)$ be a three dimensional smooth Riemannian manifold and suppose that $\Gamma$ is an embedded minimal surface in $M$. Define the Fermi or semigeodesic coordinates around this surface through ...
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Isothermal-related functions in higher dimensions

I am interested in getting some geometrical or analytical perspective in studing the following complex pde. I would appreciate any help. Consider $ (M,g)$ to be a 3 dimensional Riemannian manifold ...
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Frobenius Condition for a specific first order pde

I would appreciate it if Someone would be kind enough to share some insights about the following question: Suppose $(M,g)$ is a 3 dimensional Riemannian manifold. Consider the following system of ...
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Notion of solution of pde

Let's consider the following Schrodinger equation $$iu_t+\Delta u+F(u)=0$$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$. In Cazenave's book, "Semilinear Schrodinger equation", he defines $H^1$-weak solution as $u\in ...
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Strong solution to $u_t - \Delta_p u = f$

For $p > 1$, consider the equation $$\langle u_t, v \rangle + \int_\Omega |\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u \nabla v = \langle f, v \rangle$$ $$u(0) = u_0$$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega} =0$$ for all $v \in ...
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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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Matrix equation

Let $A$ be $k\times n$ matrix i.e., $A=(a_{1},\ldots, a_{n})$ where $a_{j} \in \mathbb{R}^{k}$, $rank(A)=k$ and $1\leq k \leq n$. Let $q=(q_{1},\ldots, q_{n})\in\mathbb{R}^{n}$ be such that ...
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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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$L^p$ stability of the Beltrami equation

Let's assume that $f$ is a quasiconformal homeomorphism of $\mathbb{C}$ with Beltrami coefficient $\mu = \frac{\bar{\partial} f}{\partial f}$. Notice that by definition $\Vert \mu \Vert _{L^{\infty}} ...
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What's the idea behind various equivalent norms on Besov spaces $B^{s}_{p,q}$?

I am trying to understand Besov spaces; and I am eager to see why the various norms are equivalent on it. Let $\phi$ be a $C^{\infty}$ function on $\mathbb R^{n}$ with $ \operatorname{supp} \phi ...
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Sobolev Space, “characteristic function” for the weak derivative

Let $\Omega$ be an open bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^N$, working in the space $H_0^1(\Omega)$ with the inner product $$(u,v)_{H_0^1} = \int_\Omega \nabla u \cdot \nabla v$$ for $u\in H_0^1$ and ...
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Condition Number and CFL Condition in Finite difference Methods

when applying a Finite Difference scheme for an IVP, two factors come to mind when considering stability: One factor would be the condition number of the approximation operator. The other factor ...
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Green's function and eigenvalues with multiplicity

Green's function of a differential operator contains a lot of information of that operator. In particular, if we have a differential operator on a compact manifold with discrete spectrum, then Green's ...
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Smooth curves in a Frechet space

Is the space $C^{\infty}([0,1];C^{\infty}(S^1))$ equal with the space $C^{\infty}([0,1]\times S^1)$ ? I am interested in characterizing the smooth curves in the space $C^{\infty}(S^1)$ where $S^1$ is ...
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A Liouville theorem involving an advection term

I am curious whether there are any Liouville theorems for the following pde: $$ - \Delta \phi(x) + a(x) \cdot \nabla \phi(x)=0 \qquad \mbox{in } R^N $$ where $a(x)$ is a smooth bounded vector field ...
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Reference request: Systems of linear PDES with constant coefficients

I am looking for a reference for the following statement: Assume that $P_1, \dots, P_k \in \mathbb R[x_1, \dots, x_m]$ and consider a system of PDEs \begin{align} P_i(\partial / \partial x_1, \dots, ...
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Dependence of solutions on parameters in partial differential equations

In the standard homogenization problem $$-\nabla.\left(A\left(x,\frac{x}{\epsilon}\right)\nabla u^{\epsilon}(x)\right)=f\ \mbox{in } \Omega,$$ the homogenized matrix $A_0$ is given in terms of ...
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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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Reference request: Wasserstein metric spaces for non linear weights/mobility?

There is a very nice theory of gradient flows in metric spaces by Ambrosio, Gigli and Savaré. One particularly important application is the quadratic Wasserstein setting, where the metric space in ...
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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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Stochastic methods for solving very high-dimensional PDE

I am looking for stochastic methods for solving a very high-dimensional PDE (with one time dimension and very large number of spatial dimensions), which would reduce it to a lower-dimensional problem, ...
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semi-classical Green's function

I am reading Gutzwiller's papers on the relation between Hamiltonian flows and solution to Schrodinger equations. In the two papers, he gave a semi-classical approximation of the Green's function to ...
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Nonlocal Stefan problems

Has there been much work in the setting of Stefan (or general free boundary) problems with some type of nonlocality? A search on Google and MathSciNet give me only a handful of results which greatly ...
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What are the applications of Grillakis Shatah and Strauss paper?

I am studying the following paper. Manoussos Grillakis, Jalal Shatah, and Walter Strauss, Stability theory of solitary waves in the presence of symmetry. I, J. Funct. Anal. 74 (1987), no. 1, 160–197. ...
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Pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds with boundary

I have heard that the square root of the Dirichlet (or the Neumann) Laplacian is not a pseudodifferential operator on compact manifolds with boundary. The context in which this was said was that ...
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Better Sobolev inequality holds in this case when assuming doubling and Poincare inequality?

Let $X$ be a Polish space and let $m$ be a locally finite Borel measure on $X$. Let $\epsilon$ be a strongly local, regular Dirichlet form on $L^2(X,m)$ with Domain $V :=\{f\in ...
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Reference request: functional analysis results used in Taubes paper (1980)

I'm studying Taubes paper 'Arbitrary N-vortex solutions to the first order Ginzburg-Landau equations'. I'm looking for a reference of three following theorems: Let $f(x)$ be a convex funtional ...
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Wave equation with linear coefficients

The following pde came up in a physics problem: $$ (Cy+D)\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}-(Ay+B)\frac{\partial u^2}{\partial y^2}-A\frac{\partial u}{\partial y} =f(x,y), $$ A,B,C,D are fixed ...
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Reference for existence results for 2D forced viscous Burgers equation

I am looking for results concering the following parabolic PDE $$u\cdot\nabla u + \Delta u = F(x),$$ where $$u\colon\Omega\to\mathbb{R}^2,$$ and $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ is a 2D domain (bounded or ...
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Calculation in From Seiberg Witten to pseudo-holomorphic curve

I am reading the Taubes's paper: From From Seiberg Witten to pseudo-holomorphic curve. I don't know how to get the result (2.17) \begin{eqnarray*} ...
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Properties of solutions of Parabolic type equations

Assume $u\in C([0,1],L^{2})$ satisfies the following Schrodinger equation $$ \partial_t u=i(\Delta u+Vu), \text{in} ~\mathbb{R}^n\times[0,1],\\ u(0)=u_{0}. $$ with $V=V_1(x)+V_2(x,t)$, where $V_{1}$ ...
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Motivation for weak solution of a PDE (initial condition)

The following question came to me when reading the famous paper of ALT and LUCKHAUS: "Quasilinear elliptic-parabolic differential equations" When looking at a (nonlinear degenerate) PDE like $$ ...
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The complex heat kernel on a Riemann manifold

There is a vast literature available for the heat kernel. Nevertheless, I haven't been able to find almost anything useful about the kernel of the equation $\frac{1}{\mathbb{i}} \frac{\partial ...
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Sobolev spaces of maps between manifolds and the Palais-Smale Condition

I'm currently reading some papers by Uhlenbeck on harmonic maps. She mentions the following facts: Let $M^m$ and $N^n$ be compact Riemannian manifolds, $N$ embedded isometrically into Euclidean ...
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A hyperbolic partial differential equation (wave-like) with variable-dependent coefficient and possibly singular in one variable

First, I beg your pardon since the title of the question is a bit confusing I guess. I'm working on a physical equation of the wave-like form. Explicitly, it reads ...
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Geodesics on a perturbed submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^m$ [closed]

Let us consider $M$, a Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$, isometrically embedded in $R^m$. Let us consider a geodesic $\gamma$ on $M$. Now, let us "perturb" (in other words, change slightly the ...