# Tagged Questions

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### Regularity up to the boundary for the Poisson problem

It seems that the following assertion is widely accepted:
For $k\in\mathbb N$, $p\geq 2$, $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$ bounded with $\partial\Omega\in C^{k+2}$ and $f\in W^{k,p}(\Omega)$, the weak ...

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### comparing Laplacian and gradient of function on boundary

Consider $ E(x)$ some smooth function on $ \Omega$ (some smooth bounded domain in $ R^N$) and suppose $E=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$.
Suppose one knows that there is some $C_1,C_2 \in R$ such that
$ x ...

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### harmonic extension of a curve by different parametrization

Let us consider a curve $\gamma :S^1 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (or even a planar convex one if it simplifies). Then I look to the harmonic extension to the disc $h:\mathbb{D}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ ...

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### degree theory for elliptic equations; special solutions

I am interested in using degree theory to examine some semilinear problems.
But instead of just looking for solutions lets assume i am looking for a certain class of solutions; for instance lets ...

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### A heat equation approach to the perturbation of vector field with center

Edit: According to the comment of Willie Wong I realize that the previous version was trivial. I thank him for his comment. Now I revise it.
We consider the heat equation $$U_{t}=\Delta ...

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### Asking for Advices for Choosing a Ph.D thesis problem (in PDE area)

I'm a first year phd student in Germany. I've started my phd study one year ago and I'm currently confused about the topic I've chosen. The program is in the area of PDEs, and actually I didn't learn ...

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### Regularity of $u$ in $u_t - \Delta \beta(t,u) = f$, can we get $u_t$ is a function?

I'm looking for reference discussing the regularity of the weak solution $u$ to the equation
$$u_t - \Delta \beta(t, u) = f$$
$$u(0) = u_0$$
where $\beta(t,\cdot)$ is a nonlinear function depending ...

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### Reference request: Weak harnack inequality for biharmonic equation

I have seen a lemma which I do not have any reference and hint for it.
Assume $ \Omega \subset \mathbb{R^N} $ is smooth bounded domain and
let $u$ be a positive distributional supersolution to ...

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### Proving compatibility of two Partial differential equations

Given two PDE(s): $F(x,y,z,p,q)=0$
and $G(x,y,z,p,q)=0$
In I.A.N Sneddon's "Elements of Partial Differential Equations",If every solution of $F=0$ is a solution of ...

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### Steklov averages in PDE: what to do when we have time-dependent elliptic operator

One may have an equation (with boundary conditions omitted below)
$$u_t - Au = f$$
$$u(0)=u_0$$
which has a weak solution $u \in L^2(0,T;V) \cap C([0,T];H)$ in the sense that
$$-\int_0^T \int_\Omega ...

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### Conformal changes of metric and geodesics

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold. Let us assume that $X$ denotes a vector field in this manifold and consider the integral curves of this vector field.
Does there exist a conformal factor $c$ ...

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### A Question about compactness of an embedding into $L^p$ spaces

Assume $ \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^N$ is a smooth bounded domain. There is well known Hardy inequality that says
For any $ u \in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega) $, $N\geq3$ we have
$$ \Lambda \int_{\Omega} ...

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### The Biharmonic Eigenvalue Problem with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions on a Rectangle

I am interested in solving the following biharmonic eigenvalue problem.
$$\begin{array}{cccc}
& \Delta ^2 \Psi (x,y) = \lambda \Psi (x,y), & - a \le x \le a & - b \le y \le b \\
...

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### Historical developement of analysis and partial differential equations (especially in the 20th century)

Q: Is there a set of some comprehensive surveys or monographs describing (in
technical detail) the historical development of the various
subareas of analysis and partial differential equations?
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### ricci flow on surfaces

In Hamiltons paper "Ricci flow on surfaces" there is an estimate on $|\nabla R|^2$ which shows that $|\nabla R|^2 \leq C_1 \exp{\frac{rt}{2}}$ for some constant $C_1$.
Actually for any solution of the ...

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### Semi-continuity of the dimension of the null space

Suppose $T_n : X \rightarrow X$ is a sequence of Fredholm operators on a Banach space such that $T_k \rightarrow T$ strongly (in the induced operator norm). If $N_k$ and $N$ denote the dimensions of ...

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### A question on the integrability of eigenfunctions of the Laplacian

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed Riemannian manifold. Let $\lambda$ and $u$ be (the $k$-th) eigenvalue and eigenfunction,
$$\Delta u=-\lambda u.$$
I was wondering under what condition (for example, spaces ...

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### Real analyticity of solution of heat equation

Consider the heat equation $\partial_t u - \Delta u = 0, u(0, x) = u_0$ on a complete (non-compact) Riemannian manifold $M$, may be even $\mathbb{R}^n$. I was wondering, what are some known sufficient ...

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### Harmonic function with Dirichlet boundary condition

Consider the domain $D = \{(x_1, x_2,.., x_n) \in \mathbb{R}^n : 0 \leq x_i \leq 1\}$. Let $D$ be divided into two parts $D_1$ and $D_2$ by the hyperplane $H = \{x_1 = \frac{1}{2}\}$. My question is: ...

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### Trick in a inequality of a paper of free boundary problem that involves the p-laplacian with 1<p<2

I tried to ask this in mathstack, but no one answered me.
Let $B = B(x_0,R) \subset \subset \Omega$ a ball in $R^n$ with $\Omega $ a domain in $R^n$ with smooth boundary and consider two functions ...

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### Does this PDE only have the trivial solution?

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed Einstein manifold of dimension $m>2$ and
$$
\mathrm{Ricc}(g)=\lambda g,
$$
$h$ a symmetric $2$-covariant tensor, $\Delta=\nabla^*\nabla$ the Laplacian on functions as well ...

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### A question about viscosity solutions

Let $A:=[a,b]$ be a closed interval in $\mathbb{R}$. Let $F(x,p,q,r)$ be a function from $[a,b]\times \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R} \times\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ describing a second order ...

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### Hypoelliptic pseudodifferential operators and Fredholm equations?

I read here
the following:
The parametrix is a useful concept in the study of elliptic
differential operators and, more generally, of hypoelliptic
pseudodifferential operators with variable ...

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### Literature on Lateral cauchy problem

Can you please provide me with books that deal with lateral cauchy problem?
Also introductory articles are fine by me.
Is this topic covered in books like Evans', Taylor's, Hilbert-Courant's or ...

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### Are solutions of the Beltrami Equations necessarily smooth?

Let $ a $, $ b $ and $ c $ be real constants such that $ \Delta \stackrel{\text{df}}{=} a c - b^{2} > 0 $. The Beltrami Equations are defined as the following system of PDE’s on the domain $ ...

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### elliptic regularity of Neumann problem on Square

I asked a similar question the other day, but I will be more precise now.
Consider $ \Omega:=(0,1 ) \times (0,1)$ and consider
$$ - u_{xx}(x,y) - u_{yy}(x,y) + a(x) u_x + b(y) u_y + u = f(x,y) ...

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### elliptic regularity for Neumann BVP on square

I am interested in the regularity of ellitpic equations like
$$ -\Delta u(x) +a(x) \cdot \nabla u(x) + C(x) u(x) =f(x) \quad \Omega$$ with $ \partial_\nu u =0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ where $ ...

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### Minimisers and critical points of variational integrals

In the following we consider $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n\ (n\geq2)$ to be open, bounded and with Lipschitz boundary. Consider the following regular variational integral:
\begin{equation*}
...

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### Explicit Eigenvalues of the Laplacian

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact manifold without boundary.
Question: For which $(M,g)$ are the eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on functions explicitly known?
An important example is the $n$-sphere ...

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### regularity for an elasticity problem

Consider $B$ a bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^3$ with a smooth boundary $\partial B$.
Is there any reference for the optimal regularity with respect of the boundary data of the solution of the ...

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### A space of distributions vanishing on the boundary

The revised question
After more reflection on the problem, I might have found the answer by myself. Let $U$ be an open subset of $M$, irrespective of whether it has a boundary or not. Let
$$\mathcal ...

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### Mixed norm estimate for the heat equation

Consider the inhomogeneous linear heat equation
$$\partial_tu-\Delta u=F$$
on $\mathbb R^n\times [0,1]$ (say) with zero initial data. Assume $F$ is very nice (say Schwarz), so that we have a nice ...

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### Zeta-Determinant Theorem

Recently, someone asked on MO about lecture notes from Graeme Segal's "Stanford lectures" on TQFT, and the answer was to check here.
When scrolling over the notes, I stumpled of Prop. 2.8.2 in ...

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### General solution to null-divergence equation

I am interested in whether each component of a divergenceless vector can itself be written as a divergence. My motivation for this question is the characterization of so-called trivial conservation ...

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### Quantum Mechanics and bilinear optimal control theory

I was wondering whether there are any rigorous results about the optimal controllability of Schrödinger operators.
So my question is something like this:
Let $i \partial_t \psi(x,t) = ...

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### Changing frames of the tangent bundle with Schwartz functions [closed]

Let's consider two global frames $\{v_{1},....v_{N}\}$ and $\{u_{1},....u_{N}\}$ of the tangent bundle $T\mathbb{R}^N$.
Now consider the matrix $\{f_{i,j}\}$that change the frame $\{v_k\}$ to ...

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### Connection between the p and q Laplacians

I'm just looking for some quick and dirty intuition(and/or reading material) about the following:
I read that Hodge duality provides a way to interchange the p-Laplacian $ \Delta_p = \nabla\cdot( ...

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### Modified Sine-Gordon on Torus

Has the modified (sign altered) Sine Gordon Equation:
$$ \alpha_{ss} + \sin \alpha = 0 $$
been found to have interesting geometrical properties?
With symmetric ODE I obtained closed loops on a ...

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### Eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on singular spaces

Consider a compact manifold $M$ with boundary and corner. As an example, we could have the cube $\{(x_1, x_2,..x_n) \in \mathbb{R}^n : x_i \in [0,1]\}$. We could very well define the Laplacian ...

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### Numerical methods for solving a hyperbolic nonlinear PDE

What type of numercial methods are there to solve PDE of the sorts of:
$$f(x,t,u(x,t))u_{xx} - g(x,t,u(x,t))u_{tt} = F(x,t,u(x,t))$$
$$u(x,0)=G_1(x) , \frac{\partial u(x,0)}{\partial t}=H_1(x) ...

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### Does pseudo-holomorphic *submanifolds* satisfy unique continuation?

Let $f,g:(D^2,j_\mathrm{std})\to(B^{2n}(1),J)$ be two pseudo-holomorphic maps. The following unique continuation result is well-known (it may be proved using either Aronszajn's Lemma or the Carleman ...

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### Using compactness method to prove the existence of a pathwise solution to an SPDE

For given initial data $u_0\in H^k$ for some $k$, I want to prove the existence of solution to some PDE with multiplicative white noise. I modify the SPDE by regularizing it and then use the ...

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### Second order estimates of Monge-Ampere equations

In order to prove existence of solutions of real and complex Monge-Ampere equations in various modifications (e.g. as in the Calabi problem) one often uses the method of a priori estimates. One of the ...

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### Are Sobolev trace spaces equal from both sides of the boundary?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded open set and $\Omega'$ the complement of its closure.
Assume $\partial\Omega=\partial\Omega'$.
Are the quotient spaces $W^{1,p}(\Omega)/W^{1,p}_0(\Omega)$ ...

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### Compensated compactness for system of conservation laws?

As far as I knew, the method of compensated compactness can be used only for one-dimensional scalar and $2\times 2$ systems of conservation laws, i.e. $u_t+f(u)_x=0$. But if I understood correctly ...

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### Existence of at least one positive solution for semilinear biharmonic equation with critical exponent

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^N$, $N\geq 5$. Now assume the biharmonic problem with singular term as follow
\begin{cases} \Delta^2u=\lambda \dfrac{u}{|x|^4}+u^{p} & ...

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### Continuous time dynamic programming: Quadratic guess for value function

In a control problem like so:
$$J = min \int_0^{t_f} Qx^2 + Ru^2 dt $$
$$\dot{x} = Ax + Bu$$
$$x(0) = x_0$$
The regular Linear Quadratic Regulator is attained by asssuming that the optimal value ...

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### Theorems that tell if an explicit analytical solution is possible for nonlinear PDEs

Are there any theorems that tell if a particular nonlinear PDE can be solved explicitly by analytical methods?
Where analytical methods I refer to methods such as power series or any methods that use ...

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### Reference request for the focussing example

I was reading "From Rotating Needles to Stability of Waves: Emerging Connections between Combinatorics, Analysis, and PDE" by Terence Tao, which is a Notice of the American Mathematical Society Vol. ...

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### Can Mumford-Shah functional be adapted to lower $L^1$ space?

The well know Mumford-Shah functional functional
$$
F(u)=\int_\Omega|\nabla u|^2+\mathcal H^{N-1}(S_u) \tag 1
$$
where $u\in SBV(\Omega)$ and $\nabla u$ is the absolutely continuous part of ...