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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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### Evolution operator for a linear parabolic equation

Let $A(t)$ be a smooth family of positive definite operators on a Hilbert space $H$. Consider the operator
$$D:= \frac{d}{dt}+A(t)$$
and let $U(t):H\to H$ be the evolution operator, i.e., $U(0)=I$ and ...

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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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### Scaling properties of the Hölder estimate for heat equation

Lately, I have been interested in scaling properties of parabolic equations, and this question is related to an earlier one I asked about Harnack constants.
Let $Q(R) := Q(R^2,R) = B(0, R) \times ...

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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

Define the wave equation as $u_{tt}-\Delta u=0$ with initial position some given $f$ and initially zero velocity. I was wondering if anyone can provide any references for the Focussing example in ...

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### Survey papers on the role played by PDE in mathematics

There are already several questions on MathOverflow that inquire about the many diverse relationships between PDE and several other 'areas' of mathematics (e.g., algebraic and differential geometry ...

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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 ...

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### Construct a PDE solution from a net of approximations

Consider $P$ a linear partial differential operator in $\Bbb R ^n$. Consider some boundary condition given in the generic form $C(u) = 0$, that guarantees a unique solution (if any) of $Pu = 0$.
Let ...

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### References for non-zero boundary value problem

I studied linear elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic PDEs (boundary/initial value problem) in terms of existence, uniqueness and regularity.
I studied always, following Evans book "PDE", the case with ...

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### Vector Fields in a Riemannian Manifold

Suppose $(M,g)$ is a Riemannian manifold.
Is there a way to classify manifolds where there exists a vector field that commutes with the laplace beltrami operator?
Thanks

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### Heat equation: impact of the diffusion coefficient on the Harnack constant

Consider the heat equation
$$
u_t - div[a(x,t) \nabla u] =0,\quad (x,t) \in B(r) \times [-r^2, 0] \subset \mathbb R^{d+1}
$$
for a Hölder continuous coefficient $a(x,t)$ satisfying
$$
0<C_o \le ...

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### Completion of $C_0^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ with norm $\|u\|= \Bigg(\int_{{\mathbb{R}}^N} |\Delta u |^2 \, \mathrm{d}x \Bigg)^{\frac{1}{2}}. $

I have a question that I could not find it any where.
Is the completion of $C_0^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ with the respect to norm
$$\|u\|= \Bigg(\int_{{\mathbb{R}}^N} |\Delta u |^2 \, ...

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### Under what hypothesis on the domain is the X-ray transform/John transform operator bounded?

I asked this question on math stackexchange, without any reply yet.
Link:http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1401580/under-what-hypothesis-is-the-x-ray-transform-john-transform-operator-bounded
...

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### The Spectrum of certain differential operators

We fix a Hilbert space isomorphism $\phi:H^{1}\to H^{2}$. Here by $H^{s},\;s=1,2,\;$ we mean the sobolev space on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ or $S^{2}$.
We consider the following polynomial vector field on ...

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### Reference/proof for parabolic Holder spaces property

Suppose that a function $u:[0,1]\times[0,T]\to\mathbb{R}$ belongs to the parabolic Holder space $C^{2+\alpha,1+\alpha/2}$, for $\alpha\in(0,1)$.
What can be said about $u_x=\partial_x u$?
I am not ...

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### Real analysis on vector-valued spaces, $L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^N,E)$ ,$H^{s}(\mathbb{R}^N,E)$

I am dealing with some vector-valued Sobolev spaces $H^{s}(\mathbb{R}^N,E)$ where $E$ is a Banach space.
I am looking for references about results for the scalar case ...

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### Elliptic operators corresponds to non vanishing vector fields

Let $X$ be a non vanishing vector field on a compact manifold $M$. The only differential operator associated with $X$ which I am aware of, is the derivational operator $D(g)=X.g$. Unfortunately ...

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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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### Level Set Advection with Extension Velocity

We're studying the following system of PDEs for a scalar function $F(x, t)$ with $x \in \mathbb{R}^3$ and $t \in \mathbb{R}$. The function $F(\cdot, t)$ is a level set function for a time-dependent ...

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### The Best Korn's constant for bounded deformation

I am studying the following version of Korn's inequality. For $u\in BD(\Omega)$, $BD$ denotes the bounded deformation space, we have, there exists a $r(u)\in \operatorname{ker}\mathcal E$ such that
...

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### Solution of Helmholtz-Equation where Phase is restricted by additional PDE

Hello!
Let's say I have
$(\partial_x^2 + \partial_y^2 + a)f(x,y)=0$
with $f(x,y) \in \mathbb{C}$, ($\lim_{x,y \to \infty} f(x,y)=0$).
Now separate the Amplitude and Phase of the solution:
...

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### Is there any theory of Hamilton-Jacobi system?

I am curious that is there any theory for (time-dependent) HJ system? I know for HJ equation, we have viscosity solution, which depends heavily on Maximal principle. However, for systems, this seems ...

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### Does this time-dependent trace space have a name?

This question is a follow up to this question.
Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be an open connected set. For each $t\in \mathbb{R}^+$ let $u_d:\partial\Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ be in ...

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### Second order differentiability of subharmonic function almost everywhere?

The following general definition of subharmonic function comes from the classical text book [elliptic partial differential equations of second order] by Gilbarg and Trudinger.
We call a function $u$ ...

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### Solving a nonlinear PDE numerically

I want to solve numerically the following PDE:
$$ u_x + u_t - (u_{xt})^2 = u(x,t) $$
The boundary conditions are no concern of mine, pick the ones that work.
So which numerical method will work for ...

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### Parametrices for the wave equation on manifolds with boundary

I am trying to understand parametrices for the solution operator $G_t = \sin(t\Delta)/\Delta$ to the wave equation
$$(\partial_{tt} + \Delta)u_t=0, ~~~~~~~ u_0 =0, ~~~~~~\partial_tu_0 = f$$
on a ...

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### Is this function $u\in SBV(\Omega)$ also belongs to $L^\infty(\Omega)$?

Some early discussion can be found here.
My question:
Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded with smooth boundary. Also $\mathcal H^{N-1}(\partial\Omega))<\infty$.
Let $u\in ...

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### Is this set of function belongs to $L^\infty$?

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded with smooth boundary. Let $u\in SBV\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$ be given. We write
$$
Du = \nabla u\lfloor \mathcal L^N + (u^+-u^-)\otimes \nu_u\mathcal ...

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### Can the Laplace operator on $n-$ manifolds be represented as a sum of $n$ second order derivational operators

EDIT: According to some comments on this post I revise the title to remove the misunderestanding.
Assume that $M$ is a Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$. The natural Laplace operator associated ...

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### methods for situations where well-posedness criteria hold but global solutions do not exist

I have been learning PDEs (more specifically, nonlinear dispersive equations (Schrödinger/wave/ Klein-Gordan equations etc...)) through the harmonic analysis methods. And I have read a couple of ...

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### What is the symbol of a differential operator?

I find Wikipedia's discussion of symbols of differential operators a bit impenetrable, and Google doesn't seem to turn up useful links, so I'm hoping someone can point me to a more pedantic ...

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### Harmonic map heat flow in positive curvature

Suppose I wish to relax/smooth a map $\phi:M\rightarrow N$ between two surfaces $M,N$ embedded in $\mathbb{R}^3$. I could try flowing the map using harmonic heat flow, which (as I understand it) is ...

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### Bounded input Bounded output stability for heat equation

This is a cross-post from Computational Science.
I am interested in proving or obtaining a counterexample to the following conjecture.
Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^d$ be a bounded open domain. Let ...

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### One parameter family of elliptic equations

Consider the following 2nd order nonlinear elliptic equation on $\mathbb{R}^n$: $$-\Delta \varphi + \sum_i a_i(x, \varepsilon)\partial_i \varphi + \varphi = N(\varphi),$$
where $N$ is a smooth ...

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### Schrodinger equation with magnetic vector potential

In many papers dealing with the Schrodinger equation with magnetic potential
$$u_t=i(\nabla+iA(t,x))^2u$$
the authors say that this equation can be studied with Kato's methods for abstract evolution ...

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### Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a nonlinear elliptic PDE

The following nonlinear elliptic PDE arose in my research:
$$\Delta f - e^f \partial_s f = E(s,t)\,,$$
where $f : \mathbb R(s) \times \mathbb R/\mathbb Z(t) \to \mathbb R$, $f = f(s,t)$, is the ...

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### A question on theorem 1.1 of Fritz John ultrahyperbolic pde

I have the following paper:
Fritz John, The ultrahyperbolic differential equation with four independent variables, Duke Math. J. 4 (1938), no. 2, pages 300-322
doi:10.1215/S0012-7094-38-00423-5
Now ...

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### derivation of a expression in the ricci flow on surfaces

Recently I am studying benett chow and dan knopf's book titled Ricci flow:an introduction.In chapter 5 (Ricci flow on surfaces) I am stuck in a straightforward deduction.May be it is very simple,but ...

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### Reference request: The compactness and compact embedding in Besov Space?

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded with smooth boundary. Let $0<s<1$, $1\leq p<\infty$, and $1\leq \theta\leq\infty$. We denote by $B^{s,p,\theta}(\Omega)$ the Besov space. For ...

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### soft: Reference/ Suggested Read: Homological Algebraic techniques in PDEs

I was reading this article on wikipiedia and was interested by the apparent link between Homological Algebra and PDEs. What is an accessible reference which showcases the link between these topics? ...

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### What do heat kernels have to do with the Riemann-Roch theorem and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem?

I know the following facts. (Don't assume I know much more than the following facts.)
The Atiyah-Singer index theorem generalizes both the Riemann-Roch theorem and the Gauss-Bonnet theorem.
The ...

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### Rellich's theorem from compact resolvent

On a compact Riemannian manifold, we know that the Laplacian $\Delta$ has compact resolvent. In proving this, one typical way is to use Rellich's theorem about the compact embedding of $H^1(M)$ into ...

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### What can we say about the boundary of the level set of a Sobolev function?

I'm a beginner of the area of free boundary problem. Let me first give some background:
$\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is an open connected set, and locally $\partial \Omega$ is a Lipschitz graph.
...

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### Why a cone/parabolic set for the nontangential maximal function?

Suppose $f\in L^p(\mathbb{R}^d)$. Then the Dirichlet BVP for the Laplace equation $\Delta u = 0$ in the upper-half plane $\mathbb{R}^d\times\mathbb{R}_{>0}$ with boundary value $f$ can be solved by ...

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### Examples for differential operators first order

Currently I am dealing with the problems which involve the general first order differential operator, i.e., for some open domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ with certain regular bondary and a function ...

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### Are smooth solutions to a PDE dense in the space of $L^2$ solutions to the PDE?

Let's say I have a linear differential operator $P$ with smooth coefficients between bundles $E$ and $F$ over a smooth compact manifold $X$ with smooth boundary. Let's consider $P$ as an operator ...

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### Reference request - Compact embedding of intermediate space

Given two Banach spaces $X_0$ and $X_1$ with norms $\|\cdot\|_0$ and $\|\cdot\|_1$, respectively, such that $X_0\subset X_1$ and $X_0\hookrightarrow X_1$, i.e., $X_0$ is continuous embedded in $X_1$.
...