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Why is there a connection between enumerative geometry and nonlinear waves?

I'm not 100% sure that this question is appropriate for this site. If it's not, please tell me and I'll delete it. Recently I encountered in a class the fact that there is a generating function of ...
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Classes of (non-continuous) functions with the fixed point property

Let $K$ be a convex body in $ R^d$. (Say, a ball, say a cube...) For which classes $ \cal C$ of functions, every function $ f \in {\cal C}$ which takes $K$ into itself admits a fixed point in $K$. ...
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heat kernel on n-sphere

I'm interested in diffusion, a.k.a. the heat kernel driven by the Laplace-Beltrami operator, on the $n$-dimensional sphere. There are lots of bounds showing that, for small times, it behaves in a way ...
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Parametrisations for Null Temperature Functions: nonuniqueness of solutions to the Heat Equation

Disclaimer I expect this is a highly open problem, but maybe I'm wrong and someone has come up with some answers besides those given here. In any case, all information appreciated, thanks! Definition ...
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Why is it hard to obtain improved $L^6$ bound of eigenfunction of Laplacian on 2-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold?

Consider the $L^p$ estimate of the Laplacian on a compact boundaryless Riemannian manifold, suppose that $-\Delta_ge_{\lambda}=\lambda^2e_\lambda(x), x\in M$. C.D. Sogge proved that we have the ...
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Regularity of solutions to a linear degenerate parabolic pde

I've encountered the following problem which is causing me some trouble : Let $(M^2,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian surface (with constant curvature for instance) and consider a smooth function ...
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Finding a dimension-free bound for a certain multiplier on Euclidean space

The following question is indirectly motivated by strong type maximal function estimates. Let $f\in L_{p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$. For $\xi=(\xi_{1},\ldots,\xi_{n})\in\mathbb{R}^{n}$ define $m(\xi)$ so ...
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Lax Pairs for Linear PDEs

I'm trying to understand the discussion around equation (2.1) of the paper http://www.jstor.org/stable/53053. It says that the linear PDE $M(\partial_x,\partial_y)q=0$ with constant coefficients has ...
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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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Compactness of solutions to parabolic equations (parabolic regularity)

I am working on a Ricci flow $(\mathcal{M} , g(t))$, for which the conjugate heat operator is $\Box ^* := - \partial _t - \Delta + R$, where $R$ is the scalar curvature. For each $s>0$, I have a ...
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How to estimate isoperimetric constant?

Suppose $(X^m, g)$ is a closed Riemannian manifold of dimension $m$ with the following properties, There is a constant $\kappa$ such that $\kappa r^m \leq Vol(B(x, r)) \leq \kappa^{-1} r^m$ for ...
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Dirichlet-to-Neumann map on $C^{k,1}$ domains

I am interested in the mapping properties of the Dirichlet-to-Neumann map (also called the Poincare-Steklov operator) for $C^{k,1}$ domains, between Sobolev spaces on the boundary. What I know is in ...
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Harmonic maps into compact Lie groups

Consider locally minimizing harmonic maps from D-dimensional Euclidean space into a compact Lie group G. When $D=3$ the general regularity theory due to Schoen-Uhlenbeck, Schoen, Richard; Uhlenbeck, ...
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A non-elliptic PDE

I wish to know if this PDE can be solved (for a real smooth function $\rho$) on a compact complex surface X : $\bar{\partial}\partial \rho \wedge \bar{\partial}\partial \rho + \bar{\partial}\partial ...
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$L^p$ regularity for wave equations with coercive boundary conditions

Suppose we have the wave type equation $$\partial^2_tu - L u = 0$$ on a compact manifold with boundary, where $L$ is a second order strongly elliptic operator with coercive boundary conditions (not ...
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Reference Request: Elliptic differential operators in the Fréchet setting

Normally the theory of (elliptic) differential operators between vector bundles (or $\mathbb{R}^n$) is presented in the language of Sobolev spaces. I'm searching for a book (or something similar) ...
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Laplacians associated to symplectic cohomologies

I am reading the paper"cohomology and Hodge theory on symplectic manifolds I" by Tseng and Yau. In this paper they consider several cohomologies on symplectic manifolds $(M,\omega)$based on the ...
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Lagrangean uniqueness versus Eulerian uniqueness

(1) Lagrangean description. Let us consider a $N\times N$ system of autonomous ODE: $$ \dot x=a(x),\quad \mathbb R\ni t\mapsto x(t)\in \mathbb R^N,\quad a:\mathbb R^N\rightarrow \mathbb R^N. $$ ...
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“Euler system” in Christodoulou's The Action Principle and PDEs

In The Action Principle and PDEs Christodoulou spends some time describing what he calls the Euler system associated to a system of variational PDEs (sections 2.5-7, 6.2). Briefly, given a bundle ...
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Any similar inequality in literature?

I got the following inequality: $B_{4}$ is the unit ball in $R^{4}$, $\partial B_{4}$ is its boundary. $(\int_{B_{4}}e^{4u}dx)^{\frac{1}{4}} \leq S(\int_{\partial B_{4}}e^{3u}d\xi)^{\frac{1}{3}}$, ...
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Is the universal constant in Caccioppoli's inequality one?

If you go through the classical proof of the fact that if $\Delta u= 0$ on $B_R$, then for every $R^\prime<R$ there holds $$ \int_{B_{R^\prime}}|\nabla u|^2 \leq ...
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Reference for short time existence of paraobolic PDE on bundles

I am looking for a reference treating parabolic equations on vector bundles. In particular, I look for precise conditions which guarantee short time existence. I found it quoted at different places in ...
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Carleman estimates on monotonicity formulas

I am trying to derive a monotonicity formula for a certain Dirichlet critical point (or even maybe a minimizer) of an energy of the type, say for simplicity, an energy of the from $$\int_{B_r} ...
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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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$f,g , |f|f, |g|g \in A(\mathbb R) \ \text{(Banach algebra)} \implies \left\|f|f|- g|g|\right\|\leq C \left \|f-g\right \|$?

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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Linearizing and solving a nonlinear PDE numerically

Im trying to solve the following (transport & diffusion) nonlinear PDE numerically (via finite volume on a cuboid region. Some Material gets cooled down, s.t. in some areas the material becomes ...
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Is there an appropriate weighted Sobolev space to include exponential map and projection map?

Observe that given a non negative function $\omega: \mathbb{R^2} \rightarrow [0, \infty)$, we can define the weighted $L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^2, \omega) $ spaces. They are measurable functions $f: ...
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Asymptotic higher order derivative estimates for solutions of semi-linear parabolic PDEs

Question: Consider a semi-linear parabolic equation on a bounded domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^m$: $$ \frac{\partial f_t}{\partial t} = -\Delta f_t + Q(f_t, df_t), $$ with smooth initial data ...
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Do there exist generalized conformal maps that preserve elliptic measure?

Let $D_1$ and $D_2$ be two bounded simply connected Jordan domains in $\mathbb{R}^2$. By Carathéodory's Theorem there exists a homeomorphism $f:\bar{D}_1 \to \bar{D}_2$ such that the restriction ...
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A “Cauchy integral formula” for the Poisson kernel?

The inspiration for this question is in a certain breakdown of the analogy between holomorphic and harmonic functions. First recall the Cauchy integral formula: Let $U$ be an open subset of ...
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Uniqueness for solution of a d-dbar system related to Davey-Stewartson Solitons

This question concerns a system of equations that arise in the study of one-soliton solutions to the Davey-Stewartson equation. In what follows, $f(z)$ denotes a function which depends smoothly (but ...
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Regularity of reflection coefficients (or more generally the scattering transform)

Consider the Schrodinger operator $L(q) = -\partial_x^2 + q(x)$ where the potential $q$ is a real-valued function of a real variable which decays sufficiently rapidly at $\pm \infty$. We define the ...
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Variational Principle for a System of Differential Equations

I am studying a differential operator of the form $$ L\left(\begin{array}{c} u \\ v \end{array}\right) = -\Delta \left(\begin{array}{c} u \\ v \end{array}\right) + V(x)\left(\begin{array}{c} u \\ v ...
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$\mathbb{CP}^1$-structures and hyperbolic Gauss maps

Let $\Sigma$ be a closed surface of genus at least $2$. Put a quasi-Fuchsian $\mathbb{CP}^1$-structure (i.e. complex projective structure) on $\Sigma$. Thus the universal cover $\tilde{\Sigma}$ is ...
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Feynman-Kac theorem: probabilistic proof of existence of solution to parabolic PDE

Friedman (in his book: PDEs of Parabolic Type) shows how to construct a solution to the Cauchy problem $$ \partial_t u(t,x) = b(x) \partial_x u(t,x) + \frac{1}{2} \sigma(x)^2 \partial_{x,x} u(t,x) $$ ...
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Local energy decay for variable-speed, divergence-form wave equation in non-trapping medium without obstacles

I'm looking for a reference in the literature describing local energy decay for solutions of a smooth-coefficient, variable-speed wave equation, in divergence form, with compactly-supported initial ...
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Linear heat equation with initial condition of generalized function

I am consider a very simple heat equation over the interval $[0, 1]$ with a Neumann BC and a very bad initial condition, written as: $\partial_tu(t, x) = \partial^2_xu(t, x) + a(t, x)u(t, x)$, for ...
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Reference on a Monge-Ampère-like equation

We recently realized that a geometric questions of interest to us is strongly related to the regularity of solutions of the following simple equation on the unit disk in $R^2$: $$ \det(Hess(w))=1~, $$ ...
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Subordination identity and heat operator

I was reading the so-called subordination identity that allows one to derive estimates on the Poisson operator $e^{-t\sqrt{-\Delta}}$ from estimates on the heat diffusion operator $e^{t\Delta}$. I am ...
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$L^2$ bounds for the gradient of subsolutions to parabolic equation

Suppose we have the differential inequality $$ |\partial_t{u}+\Delta{u}|\leq C(|u|+|\nabla u|) $$ in $\mathbb{R}^n\backslash B_R\times[0,1]$, where $B_R=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n,|x|\leq R\}$. Then do we ...
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is this a known method for solving PDEs

I recently posed a system of PDEs to solve on MSE at http://math.stackexchange.com/q/514147/36530. It was quickly solved by a nice pair of subsitutions. However, in this post, I'd like to show here ...
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Uniqueness theorems related to Hardy Uncertainty Principle

Uncertainty Principles state that a function and its Fourier transform cannot be simultaneously sharply localised. A well known result due to G.H.Hardy says that if $f(x)=O(e^{-\alpha^2|x|^2})$, ...
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Failure of Fredholm property of elliptic PDE systems

Roughly speaking, a PDE operator satisfies the Fredholm property if its principal symbol is elliptic and the information provided on the boundary satisfies the Shapiro-Lopatinskii condition. What can ...
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Critical elliptic equation; kernel of linearized operator

I am interested in the critical equation $- \Delta w(x) = w(x)^p $ in $ R^N$ where $p=\frac{N+2}{N-2}$. After translation the solutions of this equation are all radial with maximum at the origin ...
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How to use Galerkin method to obtain existence with spaces $V \subset H$ not compactly embedded

With $V \subset H \subset V'$ a Hilbert triple (separable spaces as well), let's consider $$u' + Au = f$$ in $L^2(0,T;V')$, where $A:V \to V'$ is bounded and linear. If $V \subset H$ is not compact, ...
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Tangential boundary regularity for optimal transport maps

I'm interested in (and a bit confused by) the following theorem of Caffarelli, proven in section $4$ of his paper Boundary regularity of maps with convex potentials II: Assume $u$ is a convex ...
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Viscosity solution of the PDE

Let $\Omega$ be bounded domain, $u=0$ on $\delta\Omega$ and $$|Du|-f(x,u)=0$$ where $f\ge 0$ and $f$ is strictly monotone for fixed $x.$ I am looking for the reference to show that it has unique ...
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well-posedness of the transport equation

I asked this question before on math exchange but did not have any luck with an answer. I would like to consider a simple example but get a thorough understanding of the theory behind it. I am ...
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Short time existence on Hyperbolic Ricci flow in non-compact case

We know Laplace equation (elliptic equations) $ Δ u = 0$ Heat equation (parabolic equations) $u_t − Δu = 0$ Wave equation (hyperbolic equations) $u_{tt} − Δu = 0$ we have - Hyperbolic geometric ...
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Is this integral operator about Stokes' Flow compact?

Consider the following integral operator $\mathcal{A}$ on [EDITED: continuous vector function $f=(f_i):\partial S\to{\mathbb R}^3$]: $$ ({\mathcal A}f)_j(x_0):=\int_{\partial S}\sum_{i=1}^3 ...