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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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### 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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### The Biharmonic Eigenvalue Problem with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions

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

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### Any reference in absorbing boundary conditions for non-abelian gauge fields?

Is there any paper on absorbing boundary conditions for non-abelian gauge fields?
Currently I only saw some on elastic wave equations and some on EM fields.

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### Neumann eigenvalues of quotients of manifolds with boundaries

I was wondering what is generally known about Neumann eigenvalues of Laplacian of $M/G$ where, $M$ is a manifold with boundary and $G$ is acting freely discontinuously on $M$? I understand that $M/G$ ...

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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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### 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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### Proof of regularity for bounded elliptic problem

We consider the boundary value problem for potential in the form:
$$-\Delta u(\boldsymbol{x})=0,\quad \boldsymbol{x}\in \mathbb R^3\smallsetminus S,$$
with boundary conditions
$$\nabla ...

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### Space of p-harmonic functions

Let $\Omega \subset\mathbb{R}^d$, $d \geq 2$, be a sufficiently nice set to make the following question meaningful.
I am interested in the space of p-harmonic functions on $\Omega$; that is, the ...

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

What are some comprehensive surveys or monographs that describe (in
enough technical detail) the historical development of the various
subareas of analysis and partial differential equations?
...

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### Who is Petrov of the Petrov-Galerkin method?

I was not able to find the origin of the name Petrov in the Petrov-Galerkin method for the numerical approximation of PDEs.
Wikipedia refers to a certain Alexander G. Petrov, but it is still not ...

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### One parameter family of elliptic equations

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

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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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### 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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### 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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### Does the Riemann-Christoffel curvature determine the connection?

I am looking for the integrability condition of the following system of pde:
...

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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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### 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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### 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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**1**answer

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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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### 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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**1**answer

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### Question on viscosity solution through stochastic differential equations

I have learned that for the equation $\partial_tu+a(u)\partial_xu=0$, the entropy solution could be obtained as the limit of the equation $\partial_tu+a(u)\partial_xu=\epsilon u_{xx}$ with ...

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**0**answers

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Relaxation methods for nonlinear PDE boundary value problem

I have the following type of PDE $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = A - B u + \nabla^2 u^2 $$ For the relaxed system I need to solve therefore $$0 = A - B u + \nabla^2 u^2 $$
Could someone address me ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Multivalued solution of PDE ${v_{xx}v_{yy}-v_{xy}^{2}}={(1+v_{x}^{2}+v_{y}^{2})^2}$

Let's start with a definition:
Definition: A scalar k-th order differential equation on a smooth manifold $M$,
is $F(x,v,\frac{\partial {^\left | \sigma \right |}v}{\partial x^\sigma })=0 $
for ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Uniqueness for a non-local differential equation

Question:Fix $\epsilon>0$. Consider the differential equation, defined for functions $f(t,x)\in C^\infty([0,\epsilon]\times[0,\epsilon])$ defined by
$$\frac{\partial}{\partial t} ...

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**0**answers

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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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### 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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### Estimate the smallest eigenvalue of a Schrodinger operator

There are several results on the estimate of the number of negative eigenvalues of a Schrodinger operator, see a recent paper of Grigor'yan-Nadirashvili-Sire and references therein. I wonder how to ...

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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 ...

**0**

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**1**answer

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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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### 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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### 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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**1**answer

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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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### 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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### 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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### Application of inverse function theorem to get short time existence

I am reading a book on curve shortening flow. Optionally, please see this image for the page that is confusing me (I am not allowed to include it in this post since I'm new): ...