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### Weak form of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on closed manifolds

Suppose we are dealing with diffusion over a boundaryless manifold $M$ (for simplicity let's say it's a surface). In that case, we have
\begin{align}
\int_M W \Delta U \mathrm{d} x & = -\int_M ...

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### An example for affine function [closed]

I'm looking for an example of a non-Euclidean non-compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ such that we could define a non-constant affine function $f:M\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, namely its gradient vector ...

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### Backgrounds of the p-Laplacian Operator

Motivation
I encountered the following partial differential equation (PDE) in a mathematical paper
$$\begin{array}{}
u_{tt}+\Delta^2u-\nabla\cdot\left(|\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u\right)-\Delta ...

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### Existance of Integrating Factors, a Constructive Proof

Being a novice with differential equations, I recently learned that if $\mu$ is an integrating factor for $\frac{dy}{dx}f(x,y)+ g(x,y)=0$, then the corresponding 1-form, $\mu fdy+\mu g dx$, is exact.
...

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### Are singular critical points isolated for control systems on compact semisimple Lie groups

Given a control system on $\mathrm{SU}(n)$ (or any other compact, semi-simple Lie group I suspect) of the form:
$\frac{d U_t}{dt} = (A + w(t)B)U_t$
where $A,B \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$ generate the ...

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vote

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### Exact solution to nonlinear differential equation sought

I am looking for an exact solution to equation:
$w''=aw^{-1/3}+b[f(y)]w^{-5/3}$, where $w=w(y), f(y)$ - arbitrary function (in this case $y^n$ with arbitrary $n$); $a,b$ - constants.
Of course I can ...

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### How to eliminate secular terms for perturbed non-oscillatory equations?

Even in a linear second order equation like $x''+x'+\epsilon x=0$ the standard asymptotic expansion has a secular term already in the first order of $\epsilon$, namely
...

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### solution of a mixed difference and differential equation

Is it possible to solve the following difference and differential equation:
$a\frac{d f(x)}{d x} = \frac{d f(2x)}{d x}$,
where $a<1$ and $\int_0^\infty f(x)=1$.

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### Finite blowup time for a simple ODE

Consider the ODE
$$ y'(x) = C y(x)^{2-x},$$
where $C$ is a positive constant. I suspect there is no closed-form solution. I want to understand the constant $C$ such that for a given $y(0) > ...

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### Is the Wave Function a “Smooth” Function of the Potential?

Consider the Schroedinger equation in a spherically symmetric system. In the unit system under which energy is measured in Hartree and length in Bohr radius $a_0$, the schroedinger equation can be ...

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### Stabilize the vector field of $y' = f (y) - \gamma H^T(HH^T)^{-1}h( y ) $ of ODE $y' = f(y)$

This question has been asked here but there is no answer:
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1585400/stabilize-the-vector-field-of-y-f-y-hthht-1h-y-of-ode-y
Consider autonomous ODE $y' = ...

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### Ordinary homogeneous differential equation [closed]

How to solve this one
$y''=(2xy - \frac{5}{x})y' + 4y^2 - \frac{4y}{x^2}$
I know it's homogeneous. I've made replacement $x = e^t$ and $y = ze^{-2t}$ but I had no result.

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### Index Reduction of Differential Algebraic Equations by Hand

I dont really understand how to reduce the index of DAEs ?
Does Reducing the index of DAE result in an ODE ?
How would I reduce the index of the DAE by Hand ?
Say I have :
$$
\begin{matrix}
...

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### Are all bidimensional second-order PDE at most quadratic in the top derivatives of Monge-Ampère type?

The general Monge-Ampère equation in $n$ independent variables is a quasi-linear combination of all the possible minors of the $n\times n$ Hessian matrix
$$
\left\|\frac{\partial^2u}{\partial ...

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votes

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### gradient descent in space of functions

Differential equations of the form
$$\frac{d}{dt}\vec{x} = - \nabla E(\vec{x})$$
can be analyzed using phase portrait method. In particular, if the function $E$ (we call it energy) has local minimums, ...

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### A Global Estimates for Linear Elliptic PDE

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth region in $R^n$ and $u$ satisfy
$-\Delta u+a(x)u=f, \ \ u|_{\partial \Omega}=0$,
where $a(x)\geq 0$ and $f(x)$ are smooth functions. I wonder if the following ...

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**1**answer

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### Schauder estimate for the heat equation on compact manifolds

I asked this question on math.stackexchange.com, however I didn't get any answers so I'll try it here.
Let $M$ be a compact manifold without boundary. Consider $Lu:=\partial_tu-\Delta u$. Let $f\in ...

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**1**answer

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### General solution to system of stochastic linear differential equations

Assume we are given the system of linear stochastic differential equations
$$dx_i = \sum_{j=1}^n a_{ij}(t) \cdot x_j \cdot dt + \sum_{j=1}^n \sigma_{ij}(t) \cdot x_j \cdot dB_{ij,t} + b_j(t)\cdot ...

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547 views

### What does it mean for a differential equation “to be integrable”? [duplicate]

What does it mean for a differential equation "to be integrable"?
Are "integrable" and "solvable" synonyms?
The first thing that comes to my mind is to say: it's integrable if we can find the ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Algebraic invariants of linear ODE's with constant coefficients

Let consider linear ODE with constant coefficients:
$$y^{(n)}(x) + A_{n-1} y^{(n-1)}(x) + ... + A_1 y'(x) + A_0 y(x)= 0.$$
It admits some equivalence point transformations, that preserves its ...

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vote

**1**answer

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### On Harmonic Unit Vector Fields

When we restrict the Dirichlet energy functional to the set of all unit vector fields on a compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, then the critical points of this functional are satisfied in $\Delta_g ...

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### A special function solution of a fourth-order ODE

I want to consider the solutions of the following fourth-order ODE:
$$
f^{(4)}(t)+a tf^{(1)}(t)+b f(t)=0,
\tag{$\ast$}$$
where $a,b$ are complex parameters. It turns out that with a Fourier ...

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**1**answer

482 views

### A tricky tractrix question about vertical tangents

This is raised by a recent question occurring in combinatorial geometry.
It is about a sort of tractrix, but instead of a line, the pulling end moves along a circle of radius $r>\frac12$ ...

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### Holomorphic vector field with infinite separatrix

Let $V=\sum_{i=1}^{n}a_i(z_1,\ldots z_n)\frac{\partial}{\partial z_i}$ be a holomorphic vector field defined on a neighborhood $U\subset \mathbb{C}^n$ of the origin, such that the common zero point of ...

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### Determining geodesics between two points in curved space [closed]

In order to determine the geodesics between two points, one must solve the geodesic differential equations, which are as following
\begin{align}
p &= u'(s)\\
q &= v'(s)\\
p' + \Gamma^0_{00}p^2 ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Frobenius method for multiple singular points

As we know, if the equation
$$a(x)y''+b(x)y'+c(x)=0 \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (1)$$
has a regular singular point at $x=x_0$ then we seek solution of the equation as
$$y(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\beta_n ...

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### stability of the Monge-Ampère equation

Is there any hope to prove this conjecture (or a similar one)?
Conjecture Let $\Omega_k$ be a family of convex (smooth) domains, and let $u_k$ be convex Alexandrov solution of $$ \begin{cases}
...

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### Modifying monkey saddles

We get negative Gauss curvature K surfaces of quasi polar symmetry surface form generated from:
$$ Re (x+ i y)^n = a^n $$ (n integer) with n humps above plane $ z =0$.
($ n =2,3,4 $ hyperbolic ...

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### Noninvariance for a specific nonlinear oscillator

Consider the nonlinear system
\begin{align*}
\frac{d}{dt} \begin{pmatrix} x_1(t) \\ x_2(t) \end{pmatrix} = \begin{pmatrix} x_2(t) \\ -4x_1(t) + x_1^2(t) \end{pmatrix},
\end{align*}
which admits ...

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**0**answers

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### Equations of the form $((\Delta)^{2}+\lambda\Delta+\gamma)(f)=0$

Here is the problem: I am trying to figure out if there is a non-zero solution for the system of equations:
$(\Delta^{k-1}+a)(d^{\ast}\eta)=2d^{\ast}d\xi$
$(\Delta^{k}+b)(d\xi)=2dd^{\ast}\eta$
for ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Attainability of Global Optima In Optimal Control

Given a manifold $M$ and a set of smooth functions of one real variable $\mathcal{A}$ and a 'control system' type first order differential equation:
$\frac{d x(t)}{dt} = F(x,u)$
one can consider the ...

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### Characteristic Variety of the Principal Symbol solves PDE system?

In the study of partial differential equations, it is often considered enough to analyze the principal symbols and their characteristic variety (see for example, ...

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vote

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### The Biharmonic Eigenvalue Problem with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions on a Rectangle

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

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votes

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### The Solution to the system of linear PDEs

I am looking for the solution to the following system:
$$ f_t(t,x) = -tx g(t,x), g_t(t,x) = (1-t)x f(t,x). $$
The equation comes from the integral equation
$$ f(t,x)=1+ x \int_{0}^{1-t} ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### A finiteness question for integrable polynomial distributions on $\mathbb{R}^3$

This question is motivated by the finitness of limit cycles for polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^2$
Assume that $X,Y$ are two independent polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ such ...

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votes

**1**answer

71 views

### Getting out a system of linear ODEs by knowing the Magnus expansion

Assume we are given for a transition between two time points $t_0 = 0$ and $t_1$ a matrix relationship, eventually describing the solution of a system of linear with non-constant coefficients,
...

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votes

**0**answers

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### What is known about topological equivalence of polynomial dynamical systems on two different domains in R^n?

The question is mainly about $\it flows$, not maps (i.e., continuous time, not discrete time).
Is it known if the study of polynomial dynamical systems on $\mathbb R^n$ can be reduced to the study ...

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votes

**1**answer

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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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### Grothendieck problem

Could you suggest me a book or a link where I can find some information about the Grothendieck problem about differential equations?
The Grothendieck problem that I am reffering to is the following: ...

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**0**answers

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### Green's functions on linear subspaces and relations to boundary conditions

Consider the Laplacian $-\Delta$ on (in a suitable sense) twice differentiable functions subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions $\mathscr{H}=\{f : f(0)=f(1)=0\}$. We can identify the ...

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vote

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### Criterion for existence of solution to nonlinear second order ODE

Good day. I am asking this question as an issue of concern for determining whether an ordinary differential equation can be solved. Existence, and not uniqueness of solution, is what is required. ...

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**1**answer

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### Problem on differential inclusion

For a differential inclusion $x'(t)\in h(x(t))$, is there any condition (of course, I don't want the map to be single-valued) under which we can say that for any trajectory $x(.)$ satisfying the ...

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### The motivation of Weyl-Titchmarsh function

Given a second linear differential operator,
$(Hf)(x)=-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}(x)+V(x)f(x)$,
where $V$ is a bounded and
real valued function, $f$ lies in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$.
For an $z$ with $Im(z)\neq ...

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### Green's function on sphere

Consider radial (normal) coordinates on a sphere $S^n, n \geq 2$. Let the "origin" be the north pole $(0, 0,..., 1)$ and the coordinates be denoted by $(r, \theta)$. We know that the Laplacian ...

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### Question about a specific differential equation [closed]

I have the following differential equation
(1+e^x+xe^xy)dx + (xe^x+2)dy=0
I need to check whether it is full and to find its general solution.
Can you help me ?

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vote

**1**answer

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### Solving Schroedinger Equation for the electronic energies of the Molecular Ion Hydrogen H2+ in the Elliptic coordinate system [closed]

Electronic Energies of Molecular Ion Hydrogen $H_2^{+}$
$r_1$ is the distance between the proton $1$ and the electron.
$r_2$ is the distance between the proton $2$ and the electron.
$R$ is the ...

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### Homogeneous regular manifolds

In order to solve the well-known Plateau-Problem on a general (non-compact) Riemannian 3-manifold, Morrey first introduced the condition of homogeneous regularity and defined it in the following way:
...

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### Simultaneous integral equation on $SU(n)$

Consider a smooth curve $U_s:[0,T] \rightarrow SU(4)$ which solves:
$\frac{d U_s}{ds} = (a + w(s)b)U_s$
for some given $a,b \in \mathfrak{su}(4)$ (which generate $\mathfrak{su}(n)$) and a smooth ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Second order estimates of Monge-Ampere equations

In order to prove existence of solutions of real and complex Monge-Ampere equations in various modifications (e.g. as in the Calabi problem) one often uses the method of a priori estimates. One of the ...

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**0**answers

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### Closed form answer to a naive integral [closed]

Let a and b be positive real numbers. How to find a closed form answer to the integral
$$\int_0^t \left(-a t + \big(1+ \dfrac{2bt}{3}\big)^{-3/2}\right)^{5/3} dt$$
If it is not possible to find a ...