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Existence of positive solutions of a linear PDE on closed manifolds

I was wondering is there a sufficient condition (or sufficient and necessary condition) for the existence of positive solutions of the following linear PDE on a closed manifold $(M, g)$, ...
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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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Changing the test function space in a weak formulation of parabolic PDE

Suppose we are interested in the existence of a $u \in L^2(0,T;V)$ with $u' \in L^2(0,T;V^*)$ such that $$(u(T),\varphi(t))_H -\int_0^T \langle \varphi'(t), u(t) \rangle_{V^*,V} + \int_0^T ...
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Probabilistic Interpretation of First Dirichlet Eigenvalue?

The first Dirichlet eigenvalue of a compact domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ with smooth boundary is the smallest positive number for which there exists a non-trivial solution to $$ -\Delta\psi = ...
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A question about the first eigenvalue for two Kahler metrics

While reading the paper of Gang Tian, "Kähler-Einstein metrics with positive scalar curvature". In the proof of Theorem 1.6, he pointed that if two Kahler metrics $\omega $ and $\omega'$ satisfies ...
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Elliptic theory on compact manifolds

Maybe this is silly. On a bounded set $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ consider the equation $$ \Delta u=f \quad\text{ in $\Omega$}$$ $$ u=0\quad\text{ on $\partial\Omega$}.$$ One has the following ...
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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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$f,g , |f|f, |g|g \in A(\mathbb R) \ \text{(Banach algebra)} \implies \left\|f|f|- g|g|\right\|\leq C \left \|f-g\right \|$?

Let $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)$ and it Fourier transform, $\hat{f} (y) : = \int _ {\mathbb R} f(x) e^{-2\pi i x\cdot y} dx ; y \in \mathbb R ;$ and consider Fourier algebra $$A(\mathbb R):= \{f\in ...
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Checking initial data in parabolic PDE with no control on time derivative

It is possible to define a weak solution of a parabolic PDE $$u_t - Au = f$$ $$u(0) = u_0$$ as $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ such that $$-\int_0^T\int_\Omega u(t)\varphi'(t) + \int_0^T\int_\Omega ...
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Scattering for rapidly decaying solutions of NLS

Cazenave and Weissler proved in their paper "Rapidly Decaying Solutions of the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation" the following property. Given the problem \begin{equation} \left\{ \begin{array}{rl} ...
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Solvability and uniqueness of Fokker-Planck BVP

I have been searching for solvability for the following BVP, I believe that this is a Fokker Planck's equation but I can't find any comprehensible text on existence and uniqueness of the solutions of ...
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Extending a harmonic function in a ball to subharmonic in a larger ball

Consider the Laplace equation in a ball $B(r) \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ of radius $r$: $$ \begin{cases} -\Delta u &= 0, \quad \text {in} \quad B(r), \\ \ \ \ \ \ \, u&= g, \quad \text {in}\quad ...
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Closure of partial differential operators on $L^2(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ open set. Consider an $\textit{uniformly elliptic}$ second order differential operator on $L^2(\Omega,\mathbb{C})$ $$ H=\sum_{|\alpha|\le 2}C_\alpha\partial^\alpha $$ ...
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Showing coercivity condition for an energy functional

Consider the energy functional $e(\cdot)$ \begin{align*} e(f,Q)&=\int_a^b \bigg\{f^4\bigg[1+\|\frac{d}{dr}Q\|^2+f^2\dot f^2\bigg]\bigg\} \,dr, \end{align*} over the space of \begin{equation*} ...
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Need a regularity result for parabolic PDE, want $u' \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$

Let us assume $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is as nice as required. Let $f \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$ and let $g \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$ satisfy $$0 < a \leq g(x,t) \leq b < ...
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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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When is Dirichlet solution from disk to Riemannian manifold Holder continuous near the boundary?

$D$ is the two-dimensional unit disk. $X$ is a compact Riemannian manifold. Let$\phi \in W^{1,2}(D,X)$ and define $$ W^{1,2}_{\phi}=\{v \in W^{1,2}(D,X):Trace(v)=Trace(\phi)\} $$ Let $$ ...
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Can we expect $\left\||f|^{2}f-|g|^{2}g\right\|\leq C ||f-g||$ in the Banach algebra $A(\mathbb T)$ ?

Let $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb T)$ and define the Fourier coefficient of $f$ : $\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi} \int _{-\pi}^{\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt; (n\in \mathbb Z)$.Consider the space, $$A(\mathbb T):= \{f\in ...
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uniqueness for Poisson equation in R^d with mildly regular data

I'm interested in Poisson's equation $-\Delta u=f$ set in the whole space $R^d$ (let's say $d\geq 3$ for simplicity) when $f$ has very little integrability, specifically $f\in L^{1+\varepsilon}$ for ...
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Simultaneous Orthogonal basis for $L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and $H^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$

Given a smooth bounded set $U\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, there is a simultaneous orthogonal basis for $L^2(U)$ and $H^1_0(U)$ by the existence of eigenvectors to the Laplacian in a bounded domain, which ...
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Sobolev spaces and geometry

This is a very naive question, is there a way to geometrically understand Sobolev spaces without going through analysis and PDE's? To my knowledge, Sobolev spaces where created precisely to study ...
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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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Integrability of the Poisson integral

Maybe this is rather obvious, but I'm stuck. Let's consider the Laplace equation in the upper half plane with boundary condition $g$, $i.e.$ $$ \Delta u(x,y)=0, u(x,0)=g(x). $$ Then the solution is ...
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Are smooth functions dense in the space $\{u \in H^1(Q) \text{ with } \Delta_\Gamma u \in L^2(Q)\}$?

Define $$Q = \bigcup_{t \in (0,T)}\Gamma \times \{t\}$$ where $\Gamma$ is a compact (without boundary) hypersurface. Assume whatever smoothness is required. Define $L^2(Q) := L^2(0,T;L^2(\Gamma))$ ...
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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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Green's function for *GJMS* operator

Consider a Riemannian manifold $(M^n, g)$ of dimension $n$ with a metric $g$. We assume $M$ to be closed (compact without boundary). Let's not assume any hypothesis on the Yamabe invariant of the ...
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A question about solutions to Floer's equation which are asymptotic to a stationary point

Let $M$ be a compact symplectic manifold and $H$ a time independent Hamiltonian on $M$. Let $\alpha$ be a solution to Floer's equation $$ u(t,s): S^1 \times \mathbb{R} \to M$$ $$(du+X_H\otimes ...
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Localized convolution operators

Take our favorite differential operator $\Delta$ on $\mathbb{R}^3$. Module a constant, we can represent its inverse (in some sense) by a convolution operator, namely $$\Delta^{-1}f=f*\frac{1}{|x|}.$$ ...
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Mean value formula for high order elliptic operators

Weyl's lemma says any distributionally harmonic function $u\in L^1_{\text{loc}}$ is harmonic. One way to prove it is as follows. Take radially symmetric compactly supported and smooth approximation ...
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Invertibility of Paneitz operator on a compact manifold without boundary

Let $(M,g)$ be a Riemannian manifold of any even dimension that we assume compact and without boundary and $P_g$ the Paneitz operator in the metric $g$. The question is the following: how to define a ...
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Bounding $\lVert{u}\rVert_{C^0([0,T];V)} \leq C\left(\lVert{u}\rVert_{L^2(0,T;V)} + \lVert{u'}\rVert_{L^2(0,T;H)}\right)$?

Define $W(X,Y) = \{ u \in L^2(0,T;X) \mid u' \in L^2(0,T;Y)\}$ where $u'$ is the usual weak derivative. Let $V \subset H \subset V^*$ be a Hilbert triple. If $u \in W(V,V)$ (so $$u \in L^2(0,T;V) ...
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parabolic PDE with almost-monotone elliptic operator, existence results?

Are there any existence results for parabolic PDE of the type $$u_t - Au = f$$ in some Gelfand triple setting ($V \subset H \subset V^*$) with $A$ an operator that it is not quite monotone but close: ...
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$L^{1}(\mathbb R) \cap L^{2}(\mathbb R) \cap C_{0}(\mathbb R)\subset H_{1}(\mathbb R)$?

Put, $C_{0} (\mathbb R)=\{f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb C: f \text { is continuous on} \ \mathbb R \ \text {and } \lim_{|x|\to \pm \infty}f(x)=0 \}$(= Continuous functions on $\mathbb R$ vanishing at ...
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harmonic maps from cone to $S^2$ locally lipschitz?

Are the harmonic maps from a 2-dimensional cone to $S^2$ locally lipschitz or Holder continuous?
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Solvable PDEs and their Green's functions

I have a class of PDEs of the form $$ -\Box\phi(x)+\lambda\phi_0^2(x)\phi(x)=0 $$ with $\phi_0^2(x)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty b_ne^{ip_n\cdot x}$. I know some exact solutions for them (see here and ...
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Is a certain set of periodic solutions of the 2D Navier-Stokes equations closed generically?

I would be interested to know if a certain set of periodic solutions for the two-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations is closed generically. Many similar (yet not identical) set-ups can be found in the ...
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Does the Laplace-Beltrami/surface gradient commute with orthogonal projection? (related to Galerkin method)

Let $\Gamma$ be a $C^k$ $(n-1)$-dimensional hypersurface embedded in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $H=L^2(\Gamma)$ and $V=H^1(\Gamma)$. Suppose that $\{v_j\}$ is a basis for $H$ and $V$ (not necessarily ...
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How fast does the Heat equation with boundary condition $\frac{\partial u}{\partial \vec{n}}=u^2$ decay?

Consider the heat equation $\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}=\frac{1}{2}\Delta u$ in a bounded domain (say the interval [0,$\pi$]) with boundary condition $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial \vec{n}}=u^2$$ with ...
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Equivalence of distributional and viscosity solution in parabolic case?

In the answer to http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/166286/viscosity-solution-vs-weak-solution H. Ishii, "On the equivalence of two notions of weak solutions, viscosity solutions and ...
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geometric irregularities in pde's

The following question is intended for a person more acquainted with the works of Yves Laurent. see: http://archive.numdam.org/article/ASENS_1987_4_20_3_391_0.pdf (French) ...
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Well-posedness of a Stefan problem with Faedo-Galerkin approach

Given a domain $\Omega$ which is divided by $\Omega_1(t)$ and $\Omega_2(t)$ and the interface $\Gamma(t)$, does anyone have a reference to where a Stefan problem of the type $$\frac{d}{dt}H(u) - ...
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How to show the identity $\int_0^T \int_{\Gamma(t)}f(s,t)\;dsdt = \int_S f(\sigma)(1+(\mathbf w \cdot \mathbf n)^2)^{-\frac{1}{2}}\;d\sigma$?

I am reading this paper. Let $\Gamma(t)$ be a smooth closed connected oriented hypersurface for each $t \in [0,T]$. Define the set $$S = \bigcup_{t \in (0,T)}\Gamma(t) \times \{t\}.$$ On page 5 of ...
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Estimates on gradients of diffusion semigroups

Consider the Dirichlet or Neumann Laplacian on a manifold with boundary. Suppose we have some estimate of the form $$||e^{t\Delta} f||_{L^p} \leq C(t)||f||_{L^q}$$ for some $p, q$. For a specific ...
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semiclassical principal symbol

What is the semiclassical principal symbol $\sigma_h$ of the operator $h^2\Delta-1$ (here $\Delta=-\sum_j\partial^{2}_{x_j}$)? $h^2\Delta-1$ is a second order semiclassical partial differential ...
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Almost a Green formula

Let $\Omega$ be the half-space $\mathbb{R}^{n-1}\times \{ x_n>0 \}$, let $v \in L^2(\Omega)$ and $\phi\in \mathcal{C}^{\infty}(\overline{\Omega})$ with compact support in $\overline{\Omega}$. What ...
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Finite propagation speed of second order operators

I was reading about the finite propagation speed of the wave equation on a Riemannian manifold. I was wondering if instead of the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta$ we consider the equation ...
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A basic question about JL Lions' transformation of a Stefan problem

In J.L Lions' book "Quelques méthodes de résolution des problèmes aux limites non linéaires" (page 196), the author considers a two-phase problem with moving boundary separating the interface. The ...
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Reference request: Boundary behavior and quantitative lower bound for the principal eigenfunction of an elliptic PDE in a ball $B(r)$

Consider the elliptic eigenvalue problem $$ \begin{cases} \int_{B(r)} A(x) \nabla u \cdot \nabla \phi \, dx &= \ \ \frac{\lambda_1}{r^2}\int_{B(r)} u \phi \, dx \\ \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad ...
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well-posedness of heat equation with Neumann BC and periodic data

On a domain $\Omega$ with $f \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$ such that $f(0) = f(T)$, consider $$u_t - \Delta u = f\quad\text{on $\Omega$}$$ $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial \nu} = 0\quad\text{on $\partial\Omega$}$$ ...
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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. ...