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Nice way to express $H^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^1)$

I am looking for a good way to write down what $H^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^1)$ is. What do I mean by this: Well, certainly one can define this space via charts that map from the sphere into $\mathbb{R}^2$ and ...
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Weak formulation of a nonlinear problem with test functions in a dense subspace of $H_0^1$

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^{d=3}$ is a bounded and Lipschitz domain. Let $u\in H_g^1(\Omega)$ satisfy the weak formulation $$a(u,v)+\int\limits_{\Omega}{f(u)vdx}=0,\,\forall v\in H_0^1(\Omega)\cap ...
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The decay rate of the spectrum of the Gaussian kernel on compact manifolds

It seems that the $k^{th}$ largest eigenvalue of the intergral operator induced on $S^n$ by the Gaussian kernel, $e^{-\frac{\vert \vec{x} - \vec{y} \vert _2^2}{2\sigma^2}}$ decays as $k^{-k}$. This is ...
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How to learn concepts of Functional Analysis which are common in PDE

I am a master student and working in PDE area. I am trying to gain deep understanding of some of the concepts in functional analysis which are common tools in PDE research, such as weak*-topology, ...
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leray schauder fixed point and schauder fixed point

I have seen these 2 fixed point theorem and I think the condition of Leray Schauder fixed point theorem is very strong and we require to consider the fixed point of $u=\sigma Tu$ $\forall \sigma ...
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A continuity/bootstrap argument

I am trying to understand how one can prove the following assertion using a continuity argument: Let $0<\epsilon<\epsilon_0$. Let $I=[t_0,R]$ be a compact interval. Suppose that $S:I\to ...
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Converse to Lichnerowicz Vanishing Theorem?

The Lichnerowicz vanishing theorem says that if on a compact 4-dimensional spin manifold there exists a metric whose scalar curvature $R>0$, then there are no harmonic spinors; $$D\psi=0 \implies ...
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Deformation of the covariant Laplacian

Let $M$ be a Riemann surface and $P \to M$ a principal $G$-bundle (with compact structure group $G$). Fix a connection $A$ in $P$ and consider a nearby connection $B$, which is in Coulomb gauge ...
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$C^{1,2}$ regularity of (weak) solutions to the heat equation

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain (smoother if needed), and consider the heat equation $$u_t - \Delta u = 0$$ $$\frac{\partial u(t,x)}{\partial \nu(x)} = a(t,x) - b(t,x)u(t,x)$$ $$u(0) = ...
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Definitions of Hilbert Bundles

I have some doubts regarding definitions and conventions on Hilbert Bundles. Some authors like Peter Kuchment (Floquet Theory for Partial Differential Equations) and Serge Lang (Differential and ...
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Strong maximum principle for heat equation. Positivity of solution

I have a non-negative solution $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1) \cap H^1(0,T;(H^1)')$ of the heat equation $$u_t-\Delta u =0$$ on bounded $C^1$ domain $\Omega$, with the boundary condition $$\frac{\partial ...
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Find a estimate for quasilinear parabolic equation

I am studying quasilinear parabolic operator: $Pu=-u_t+u_{xx}+a(x;t;u,u_x)$ where $(x,t)\in \Omega=(0,\pi)\times(0,T)$ and $za(x,t,z,0)\le kz^2+b$ Suppose that $u$ satisfies: $P(u)=0$ in $\Omega.$ ...
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Reference for holder estimate on parabolic equation with neumann boundary condition

I saw a type of holder estimate in Friedman's book: partial differential equations of parabolic type(page 200 3.24) as following: Suppose we have a uniformly parabolic equation with holder ...
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Solution of Heat equation with Neumann BC in an arbitrary domain

Consider the heat equation $u_t=\Delta u$ with Neumann boundary condition and initial condition $u(x,0)=u^0(x)$ in a bounded domain $\Omega$ with smooth boundary. Is this true: Any solution ...
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Eigenfunction basis of Laplacian on a manifold

It is a well known result that for $\Omega$ bounded open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$, there exists a basis of $C^\infty$ eigenfunctions of the Laplacian for $L^2(\Omega)$. It is also known that there exists ...
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On the set of times such that $e^{-it\Delta}f\not\in L^6(\mathbb{R}^3)$

Let $e^{-it\Delta}$ the flow of the free Schrodinger equation on $L^2(\mathbb{R^3})$. The (endpoint) Strichartz estimates implies that, given $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R^3})$, $e^{-it\Delta}f\in ...
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Interior regularity for elliptic operators with non smooth coefficients

I need a pretty standard interior regularity result for a second order elliptic operator of the form $$ -\nabla^b \cdot (A(x) \nabla^b v)+c v=f, \qquad \nabla^b=\nabla+ib(x) $$ where $A(x)$ is a ...
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About eigen-functions of the Gaussian kernel

If I look at the Guassian kernel function $e^{- \frac {\vert x - y\vert_2^2 }{2 w^2 } }$ for $x, y \in \mathbb{R}$. Then w.r.t the Gaussian measure $N(\mu,\sigma)$ I believe it is true that this has a ...
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Connection between solution for Schrödinger equation and solution for heat equation

It's known, that if you write imaginary unit into a heat equation you'll get time-dependent Schrödinger equation. Recently one guy discovered a connection between solutions for these two equations ...
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$L^\infty$ estimate on heat equation with a lower order term

Let $u$ be the weak solution on a smooth bounded domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ (for $n \leq 3$) of $$u_t - \Delta u = f$$ $$u(0) = u_0$$ $$\partial_\nu u = 0 \quad\text{on $\partial\Omega$}$$ ...
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Different Besov-Norm Definitions

first some notation: $\langle x\rangle=\sqrt{1+x^2}$, $P_{j}$ is the Littlewood Paley Projector and $P_{\leq0}$ corresponds to the small frequencies. I have a the following definition of the Besov ...
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Condition Number and CFL Condition in Finite difference Methods [closed]

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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The dependence of constant in a trace theorem on the diameter of domain

The trace theorem says for a nice domain, say bounded Lipchitz domain, $\Omega$, we have $$\left\Vert Tu \right\Vert_{H^{1/2}(\partial \Omega)} \leq C \left\Vert u \right\Vert_{H^1(\Omega)},$$ where ...
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(Ref req) Schrödinger heat kernel is a weak solution of parabolic Schrödinger equation

If we have nonnegative $V \in L^1_{\textrm{loc}}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$, then the operator $H = -\Delta + V$ can be defined on $L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ via quadratic form methods. This is done by, for ...
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Simplify proof for rapidly decaying functions

I want to show the following theorem in a lecture: Let $F \in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{C}^{k}, \mathbb{C})$ such that $F(0)=0.$ Let $G: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{C}^{k}$, $x \mapsto ...
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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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What is known for harmonic map flow in dimension > 2?

I have been reading about harmonic map flow for maps from a Riemann surface. I presume a lot of the results are specific to 2D as the conformal invariance of the energy is crucial to the arguments. ...
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Can we say translation/dilation of the $L^p-$multiplier is again a $L^{p}-$multiplier?

Suppose that $m:\mathbb R \to \mathbb C$ such that $\| (m \hat{f})^{\vee} \|_{L^{p}} \leq C \|f\|_{L^{p}}$ (where $C$ is some constant, $f\in L^{p}$). (That is, $m$ is an $L^{p}-$ multiplier) ...
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1D inhomogeneous linear Schrodinger equation

I have the following problem: $iu_t - u_{xx} = f$ on the interval $[0,L]$ with $u(0,t)=u(L,t)=0$ and $u(x,0)=0$. I can show that $\|u\|_{L^2(x,t)}$ (space-time) is controlled by the norm ...
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Conserved quantities for the Cauchy momentum equation

I apologize if this question is too elementary for mathoverflow; I asked it (unsuccessfully) on MATH.SE first. As a bit of background: one way to study the mechanics of deformation of a continuous ...
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Getting an a priori energy estimate from PDE weak formulation

On a bounded domain $\Omega$, I have two functions $u$ and $v$ in $L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))\cap H^1(0,T;(H^1(\Omega))^*)$ satisfying $$\frac{d}{dt}\int u^2 + c_1\int |\nabla u|^2 + n\int u^2 \leq n\int ...
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How is the duality pairing of $H^{1/2}$ and $H^{-1/2}$ defined on a subset of the boundary?

Let $\Omega\in \mathbb{R}^d$,for $d\in \{2,3\}$ be a bounded polyhedral set with $n$ boundary faces labeled $\{e_i\}_{i=1}^n$. Let $\vec{q}\in H^{\mathrm{div}}(\Omega).$ Given $u\in ...
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Short time existence on nonlinear parabolic PDE

I saw several papers that without proof accept the fact "Short time existence on nonlinear parabolic PDE" is there any affirmative proof of this fact? in which book we have this fact, the number of ...
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Estimating sums with restrictions to different Frequencies

I have problems understanding two (for my research important) details in the Proof of Theorem 4 (page 14) in this paper: http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.1518. Notation is very straightforward and is found ...
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An H2 estimate for Helmholtz equation

How to show the following statement? Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz convex domain. If $u$ satisfies the following equation, $$ -\Delta u - k^2 u = f \quad\mbox{ in }\Omega \\ \nabla u ...
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Nonlinear PDE for a 2D foliation

I am trying to solve a 4th order nonlinear PDE for a real function $u(x,y)$ of two variables. It is too complicated to reproduce here but it exhibits the following two very nice properties: 1) if ...
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Elliptic regularity Schauder estimates with Dirichlet/Neumann boundary conditions

Consider the linear elliptic equation $Lu = 0$, where $L$ is a second degree elliptic operator with smooth coefficients on a bounded domain $\overline{\Omega} \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, where $\Omega$ is ...
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Where was/is Compensated Compactness used?

This last summer, I read up on Tartar's so called Method of Compensated Compactness (or at least how it applied to scalar conservation laws). I used this theory to prove the existence of $L^{\infty}$ ...
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A long-lasting conjecture of Pólya & Szegő

There is a conjecture by Pólya & Szegő (~1950) which is as follows: "Of all $n$-gons of a fixed area, the regular $n$-gon minimizes the first Dirichlet eigenvalue." Surprisingly, this is still ...
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Characteristic field

On page 423 of the paper by Lions and Perthame, the authors write as equation (39) the Vlasov equation as $$\frac{\partial f}{\partial t} + v \cdot \nabla_x f + F \cdot \nabla_v f = -E_1 \cdot ...
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Well-definedness on $C_{0}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$

Let $T$ be a Calderon-Zygmund operator associated to a Calderon-Zygmund kernel $K\in CZK_{\alpha}$ of order $\alpha>0$ and $b\in BMO(\mathbb{R}^{n})$. Then for $f\in C_{0}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ ...
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Existence and uniqueness for two-dimensional time-dependent Schrödinger equation

I currently have to deal with time-dependent Schrödinger equations in two variables on bounded domains and wanted to find out about uniqueness and existence of solutions. Unfortunately, I am a ...
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Reference request: Anisotropic Sobolev spaces

Hello, I am interested in what is known about anisotropic Sobolev spaces, by which I mean spaces of functions satisfying $ \| f \|_p < \infty, \|Df \|_q < \infty, $ where $p \ne q$ (as ...
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Does $u_{t}=g(t)u_{x}^{2}$ blow-up for bounded positive g? What about $u_{t}=u_{xx}+g(t)u_{x}^{2}$?

My original problem is to see if the following pde develops blow-ups in $(-L,L)$ $$u_{t}=u_{xx}+g(t)(u_{x})^{2}$$ for periodic boundary $u_{0}(-L)=u_{0}(L)$, where $0<g(t)<1$; specifically ...
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About the “method of lines”: when are such solutions good approximations for **all** future time?

This question is about approximate solutions to some classes of PDEs obtained using the "method of lines". For example, for an initial-value problem given by a PDE on a circle, one can choose $n$ ...
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Ill-posedness of a generalized heat equation

Suppose we have the following one-dimensional generalized heat equation: $$u_t(x,t)=g(x,t)\Delta u(x,t) \ \ \ x∈ℝ,t∈(0,∞)$$ I need to prove that this equation is ill-posed, for some initial data ...
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Nash's proof of De Giorgi-Nash-Moser theorem

I saw this question, but I think the answer didn't fully address what I want to know about it: Nash's paper on parabolic equations. It says almost everything developed later in elliptic and ...
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Stability of a nonlinear heat PDE

I have the following PDE: $$u_t = u_{xx} , u(x,0)=1 , u_x(0,t)=0 , u_x(1,t)=-hu^4(1,t) , h>0$$ And I want to check is it stable, i.e do we have constants $\alpha , K$ independent of $u(x,0)$ s.t ...
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Sobolev function and capacity

It seems that there is a theorem which claims that If $u\in L_1^2(B_1\setminus T)$ and $T\subset B_1$ is of capacity zero (in some sense, since the author says $(1,2)$-capacity, of which I don't ...
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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 $u$ ...