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Strichartz estimates for the wave equation

Strichartz estimates for the wave equation $\Box u=F $ with $u(0)=g_0$ and $\partial_t g(0)=g_1$ can be stated as $$\Vert u\Vert_{L^q_tL^r_x}+\Vert u\Vert_{C^0_t\dot{H}_x^s}+\Vert\partial_t ...
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Polynomial functions of degree 3

Can a homeomorphic harmonic mapping $f=(u,v,w):\Omega\to \Omega'$ have isolated singular points. Here $\Delta f =0$, and singular point is a point with zero Jacobian.
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$u_n$ bounded in $L^\infty(0,T;H) \cap L^2(0,T;V)$ implies $u_n \to u$ strongly in $L^2(0,T;H)$?

Let $V \subset H$ be a dense and compact embedding. Let $$\lVert u_n\rVert_{L^\infty(0,T;H)} + \lVert u_n \rVert_{L^2(0,T;V)} < C$$ where $C$ is independent of $n$. It follows that eg. $u_n ...
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Uniqueness of solution of elliptic equation with exponential nonlinearity

Consider the following equation $$\Delta v + p(r)e^v = 0$$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$ where $p(r)$ is a polynomial in $r = |(x_1,..., x_n)|$. I want to understand when equations like these have unique ...
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How to prove this Poincare Inequality

I want to ask a question about a statement that I found on the paper: Principal Eigenvalues for Problems With indefinite Weight Function in $R^N$. The statement is the following: Suppose that ...
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What are some good sanity checks for simulating BNLS?

After doing some googling, I failed to find any explicit solution for the Biharmonic Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation, which states: $$ i\psi (x,t) _t - \Delta ^2 \psi (x,t) + |\psi (x,t) | ^{2 \sigma} ...
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Reconstructing density from integrals along specific manifolds

Let $\Phi_t : \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R^n$ be the time-$t$-map associated to an ODE $\dot{x}=F(x)$ and let $H: \mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R$. Let $F$ and $H$ be sufficiently smooth (e.g. $C^k$ or ...
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Existence and uniqueness of a quasi-linear pde system on a surface

I have the following system of first order quasi-linear pde: $$ -(\Delta+1) a^{\alpha\beta} [b_{\beta\rho} I_{\alpha;\sigma}+b_{\beta\sigma} I_{\alpha;\rho}] + a^{\alpha\beta} [(\Delta+1) ...
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Analytic perturbation of eigenfunctions

Consider a domain $\Omega_0 \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, and deformations of $\Omega_0$, called $\Omega_t$, obtained by a one-to-one mapping $x \mapsto x + t\varphi (x)$, where $\varphi$ is smooth. It is ...
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2D semilinear elliptic PDE

This is the simplest equation arising from a fascinating (to me) and obscure vector field theory of mathematical physics first developed in 1962, and for which no solutions have ever been found. ...
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Density of restrictions of $p$-harmonic functions on a hypersurface

Let $\omega,\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$, be bounded smooth domains so that $\bar\omega\subset\Omega$. Let $1<p<\infty$. Define the boundary space $B=W^{1,p}(\omega)/W^{1,p}_0(\omega)$; ...
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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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Strong solution to parabolic equation without differentiability assumption on coefficient?

Consider on $(0,T)\times \Omega$, $\Omega$ a bounded domain $$u_t(t,x) - a(u(t,x))\Delta u(t,x) = f(t,x)$$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega} = 0$$ where $a$ is real-valued and satisfies $C_1 \leq a(r) \leq C_2$ ...
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“Schwarz symmetrization” on annulus

If $\Omega=\{x\in \mathbb R^n| 0<r_0<|x|<r_1\}$ is an annulus on $\mathbb R^n$, I am looking for a symmetrization result on $\Omega$. To be precise, for any $u \in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$, can we ...
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Strong maximum principle for the heat equation in non-cylindrical domains

let $u(t,x)$ be a bounded smooth solution of the heat equation $u_t=\Delta u$, $(t,x) \in R \times R^2$, and let $V \subset (R \times R^2)$ be an open connected component of $\{(t,x) \in R \times R^2: ...
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Compact radial Sobolev embedding $H^1_{rad}\hookrightarrow L^p$

I want to show: Let $N\geq 2$ and $2< q <2^\ast$. Then the embedding \begin{align} H^1_{\text{rad}}(\mathbb{R}^N)\hookrightarrow L^q(\mathbb{R}^N) \end{align} is compact. I was able to show ...
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Extension of Sobolev Functions

Let $\,D\subseteq\mathbb{R}^{n-1}$ be a convex bounded domain. Let$A:D\to(0,\infty)$ be a Lipschitz continuous function. Let $\,\Omega\,$ be bounded domain in $\,\mathbb{R}^{n}\,$ of the form ...
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Alternative proof of Varadhan's formula on Riemann manifolds

Consider Varadhan's famous formula for the kernel of the heat equation on a manifold: $$ \lim_{t \rightarrow 0} t \log h(t,x,y) = - \frac{d(x,y)^2}{4} .$$ I do not have access to his 1967 two ...
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Mountain Pass theorem for minimization problems with constraints

Let $I[u]$ be a functional on a (possibly infinite dimensional) Hilbert space. Then, under some conditions, the Mountain Pass theorem guarantees the existence of a saddle point (see ...
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Square roots of the Laplace operator

In several places in the literature (e.g. this paper of Caffarelli and Silvestre), I've seen an integral formula for fractional Laplacians. I'd like to understand it. In this question, I'll stick to ...
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Boundary energy estimate of wave equations

Let $D$ be the unit disk in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$, we consider the $n$ dimension wave equation defined on $D$, $$\square u=F$$ where $\square=\partial_{t}^{2}-\triangle$ is the standard wave operator in ...
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Existence, uniqueness, and smoothness of a solution to a first order PDE on Riemannian M

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be an $n$-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold, and let $\mathcal{A} \subset \mathcal{M}$ be an $n$-dimensional Riemannian submanifold. I wish to determine the local existence, ...
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PDE with distributional coefficient [migrated]

I'm a undergraduate major in physics and when learning mathematical aspects of quantum physics I run into for example this problem: for a 1-dim system with delta potential, $-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}\phi + ...
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Showing existence of positive weak solution of a PDE by CoV

Given the following PDE $$ \begin{cases} -\Delta u+\alpha=u^q &x\in\Omega\\ u=0 &x\in\partial\Omega \end{cases} $$ where $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^3$ is open bounded with smooth boundary, ...
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Identifying the weak limit of a gradient (Bochner spaces)

Let $X=L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$ for an unbounded domain $\Omega$. Let $f_n, f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be functions with $f_n \to f$, $f_n(0)=f(0)=0$ and $f_n$ Lipschitz with Lipschitz constant ...
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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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A integral equation with Discrete to result by inverse problem

Problem I asked a question at Math.SE last year and later offered a bounty for it, but it remains unsolved even in the simplest case. So I finally decided to repost this case here, (I know the ...
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First integrals of a 3D incompressible flow

Let $\Omega$ be an unbounded periodic smooth domain of $\mathbb{R}^3$. We are Given an incompressible vector field $q:\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^3\rightarrow \mathbb{R}^3$ (i.e. $\nabla\cdot q\equiv 0$ ...
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Is there a generalization of Sobolev spaces for certain locally compact groups?

I'm interested in knowing how far and how general the theory of Sobolev spaces has been developed. Classically, $H^k(U)$ for $U$ a subset of $R^n$ is given by derivatives up to order $k$ being square ...
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Does the green kernel converge as a series of functions?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact rimannian manifold. It is well known that we can diagonalyse the Green kernel as a $L^2$ operator acting on functions. Moreover we have the convergence of the following ...
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A question on the proof of the Serrin condition for the regularity of Navier-Stokes equations

Edit: This question has been substantially modified on January 12th, 2015. I have been studying Michael Struwe's paper "On Partial Results for the Navier-Stokes Equations", Comm. Pure Appl. Math 41 ...
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The class of bounded uniformly continuous functions in viscosity solution theory for Hamilton-Jacobi equations

Dumb question: Usually in viscosity solution theory for Hamilton Jacobi equations (with convex, coercive Hamiltonians), solutions are said to be in the class $BUC(\mathbb{R}^n)$ or ...
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On Properties Of Lusternik-Schnirelmann Category

I have this part of proof from "Analysis and Topology in Nonlinear Differential Equations" book page 292: I don't see how we find that $cat(\Omega)\leq cat( N_{\varepsilon}\cap ...
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Harmonic extension of $L^\infty$ function is in $L^\infty$?

Let $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$ with $\int_\Omega u = 0$ and consider the solution $v \in H^1(C)$ where $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$ of $$-\Delta v(x,y) = 0$$ $$\partial_\nu v = 0$$ $$v(x,0) = ...
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Uniform bounds for a coupled parabolic system of PDE (linear)

Let $V=H^1(\Omega)$ and $H=L^2(\Omega)$ where $\Omega$ is a compact Riemannian manifold. Define $W = \{ w \in L^2(0,T;V) : w_t \in L^2(0,T;V^*)\}$. Consider the system, with $u^\epsilon, v^\epsilon ...
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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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Approximation of subharmonic functions

Let $u$ be an (upper semi-continuous) locally bounded subharmonic function in a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\chi_\epsilon$ be a standard smoothing kernel, namely ...
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A question on density of Lipschitz functions in weighted Sobolev spaces

Recall that for a domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, the weighted Sobolev space $W^{1,n}(\Omega,\mu)$ is defined as $f\in L^n(\Omega,\mu)$ and the weak derivative $Df\in L^n(\Omega,\mu)$. Let now ...
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Variational formulation of second order equations of the divergence form

Consider the second order operator $Lu=\partial_i(a_{ij}\partial_j)u+b_i\partial_iu+cu$. Can we find a functional $I[u]$ such that $Lu$ is the variation of $I[u]$ with respect to $u$? I have ...
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Least square problems with binary variables

I want to solve the heat equation $T_t(x,t) = - L_x . T(x,t) + F(x,t)$ in an edge-weighted graph where $L_x = \sum_i x_i e_{ij}$ is weighted Laplacian matrix of the graph. Then I conclude to the ...
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A Lie algebra associated with a one dimensional foliation

A non vanishing vector field $X$ on a manifold is called "well behaved" if for every non vanishing smooth function $f$ we have $$C(X)\simeq C(fX)$$ This means that the centralizer Lie algebras ...
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The minimizing problem over a sequence of shrinking balls

Let $B(0,r)\subset \mathbb R^3$ be a ball centered at $0$ with radius $r$. Define $$ \mathcal A_r:=\{u\in H_0^1(B(0,r)),\,\,\|u\|_{L^{q+1}}=1\}$$ where $1<q<5$. Hence we know that each ...
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Nonlocal Stefan problems

Has there been much work in the setting of Stefan (or general free boundary) problems with some type of nonlocality? A search on Google and MathSciNet give me only a handful of results which greatly ...
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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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Strong solution to $u_t - \Delta_p u = f$

For $p > 1$, consider the equation $$\langle u_t, v \rangle + \int_\Omega |\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u \nabla v = \langle f, v \rangle$$ $$u(0) = u_0$$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega} =0$$ for all $v \in ...
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Does the Legendre-Hadamard condition imply a generalized Gårding inequality?

For simplicity, we restrict to constant coefficients. Let $A^{ij}_{ab} \in \mathbb{R}$, $1 \le i, j \le n$ and $1 \le a, b\le m$, satisfy the Legendre-Hadamard condition: $$ ...
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Solution to a PDE with constant data - what is the fault in my proof? [closed]

Let $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$. We want to find a solution $v \in H^1(C)$ such that given $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$, $$\int_0^\infty\int_\Omega \nabla v \nabla \varphi + v_y\varphi_y = ...
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Finite elements $W^{1,\infty}$ error estimates

Are there finite element method setups that provide error estimates in the $W^{1,\infty}$ norm (i.e., bounds on $\|u'_h - u'\|_\infty$)? Which families of elements can be used for implementing them?
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Surjectivity of curl

Let: $\mathbb R^3\ni x\mapsto v(x)\in\mathbb R^3$ be a vector field with null divergence belonging to the Schwartz class such that $$ \int_{\mathbb R^3} v(x) dx=0. $$ Is it true that there exists a ...
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Uniform $L^p-L^{p'}$ bound of a Fourier multiplier

Let $(\tau,\xi)\in\mathbb{R}\times \mathbb{R}^n$, and consider the function $$ m_{\epsilon}(\tau,\xi)=\frac{1}{\tau+|\xi|^4+\epsilon|\xi|^2+i} $$ in $\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$. My first question is that does ...