# Tagged Questions

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### Green function and translational symmetry

I have met this problem in solving the classical field theory of a scalar field with a cubic term. I am able to solve exactly each equation, given in a form of odes, but this question escapes my ...

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### Fourier expansion of Takagi-function (everywhere non differentiable function).

Let us consider Takagi-function defined by
$T(x) \colon\!= \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}s(2^nx)/2^n$,
where $s(x) \colon\!\!= \underset{n \in {\Bbb Z}}{\mathrm{min}} \,|x-n|$.
$T(x)$ has its period $1$, so ...

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### Solution of an Ordinary Differential Equation

I'd like to know if there is an analytical solution of the following Ordinary Differential Equation :
$\displaystyle{\dfrac{d}{dt}x_i(t) = D_i + \sum_{j=1}^{n}L_{ij}x_j(t) + ...

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### Method to compute fundamental solutions which are distributions

The Malgrange-Ehrenpreis theorem tells us that there is a fundamental solution for any linear differential operator of constants coefficients. The original proof was not constructive (it was based on ...

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### Mathieu equation

I have come across different versions of Mathieu equation. I am trying to solve for the stability of an inverted pendulum with oscillating base. If there any correspondence between different version ...

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### General systems of linear differential equations with variable coefficients

I am wondering what can be said in general about the fundamental matrix of a system of linear differential equations. For simplicity, let $A(t)\in\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ be a time dependent matrix, ...

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### Simple example of why Differential Equations can be NP Hard [closed]

Just looking for a simple example of why Differential Equations can be NP hard
Edit:
It appears that the answer below may be what I was looking for, but I am clarifying just in case:
Slides ...

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### A question on “The weakened Hilbert 16th problem”

In this question we are interested in the number of limit cycles which appear in the following perturbational system:
\begin{equation}\cases{
x'=y -x^{2}+\epsilon P(x,y) \\
y'=-x+\epsilon Q(x,y) }
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### Exponential mapping versus flow

In Hamilton's article on the Nash-Moser Theorem, he gives the map that maps a vector field $X$ to its flow $e^{tX}$ in $\mathrm{Diff}(M)$ as an example where the implicit function theorem in Frechet ...

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### existence and uniqueness of solutions for ODEs in formal power series?

I came across this question and it looked like something that is likely to have been looked into, but I couldn't find a reference.
Let $k$ be some (algebraically closed, if needed) field. There is a ...

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### Linear dynamical systems: interpretation of Frobenius eigenvector

Consider a positive linear dynamical system. $\frac{dx}{dt}=Ax$, where $A$ is a quasipositive/Metzler/essentially nonnegative matrix. By its properties, the vector $x$ will remain positive for all ...

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### Delay Differential Equations Numerical methods

I have a general question about delay differential equations. I know that even simple ones hardly have analytic solutions and mine clearly doesn't have any as it is a system of non-linear delay ...

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### Id monodromy in hamiltonian dynamics

In my problem I have non autonomous Hamiltonian which depends on 2 parameters (pretty close to oscillator Hamiltonian, $(a+b\cos t +1) p^2+(a+b\cos t-1)q^2$, $a,b$ - parameters). From numerical ...

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### Solve $f(x)=\int_{x-1}^{x+1} f(t) \mathrm{d}t$

Solve $f(x)=\int_{x-1}^{x+1} f(t) \mathrm{d}t$.
When $f$ is a function, it looks like the only solution is $f(x)=0$. But what if we allow distributions, such as the Dirac delta?

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### Existence of BVP solutions for non-linear Bessel-like equation

The basic problem: we have the differential equation
$$
g''(r) + \frac{2}{r} g'(r) - \frac{2}{r^2} g(r) = F(g(r))
$$
in which $F(g)$ satisfies $F(0)=F(1)= 0$ and $F(x) > 0$ for $0<x<1$. ...

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### How to apply initial conditions to the Mathieu differential equation?

The Mathieu equation was a result of the separation of variables method used on a wave equation for a string with sinusoidally changing cross-section with the coordinate, $S(x)=S_1-S_2 \cos{x}$. The ...

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### An algebraic Hamiltonian vector field with a finite number of periodic orbits

Edit: There is an interesting complete answer for the second part(see the answer by Thomas Kragh). I search for an answer for the first part.
1.Is there a polynomial Hamiltonian ...

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### Question on measure zero set of initial conditions in dynamical systems

[Update] Let $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a closed, bounded, convex set with measure $m(S)>0$ and let an autonomous dynamical system (system of ODEs) be given by
$$\frac{dx}{dt} = f(x),$$
where ...

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### Do exist infinitely differentiable, compactly supported non zero solutions of the free Schrodinger equation?

I would like to get an answer for the following problem (and possibly be pointed to the relevant literature): given the one dimensional free Schrodinger equation $ i \, f_t + f_{xx}/2 = 0$ for the ...

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### Product of derivatives of a convex function [closed]

Given a well-behaved function $f(x,t)$ such that $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}<0$ and $\frac{\partial^2f}{\partial x^2}>0$, is there a way to show
\begin{equation}
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### Local positivity of solutions to linear differential inequalities (Chaplygin's theorem)

According to the entry "Differential inequality" of the Encyclopedia of Mathematics
http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php/Differential_inequality
the following result is due to Chaplygin ...

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### Any suggestions on a rigorous stochastic differential equations book?

I have been looking through some books and they are not very rigorous. Any suggestions would be great.

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### For a linear dynamic system, what can we learn from its singluar value and rank?

Given a linear system $\frac{dx}{dt}=Mx$, what's the relationship between the dynamic's property and the singular value decomposition/rank of $M$ ?

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### Convergence of trajectories and asymptotic stability

Say that an autonomous system $\dot{u} = f(u)$ in $\mathbb{R}^{m}$ has the property that for any two solutions $x(t), y(t)$ corresponding to initial conditions $x(0)$ and $y(0)$ the trajectories are ...

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### What is the right initial domain for the Dirichlet-Laplacian on a bounded domain?

Given some bounded domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ with sufficiently regular boundary (e.g. smooth boundary). Then I saw two slightly different definitions for the Dirichlet-Laplacian.
Some books ...

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### Question about a (relatively simple looking) differential operator and its eigenvalues

A colleague and I are interested in a specific differential operator on the reals. The differential operator L is of the form
$L=-(1+x^{2})\frac{d^{2}}{dx^{2}}+c_{1}x\frac{d}{dx}+c_{2}x^{2}$
for ...

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### Is the ideal membership problem solvable for differential ideals? Is there a good notion of a Gröbner basis?

Let $K$ be a field of characteristic zero. Let $\Omega = K[x_1, \dots, x_n, dx_1, \dots, dx_n]$ be the differential ring of algebraic differential forms over $K[X_1, \dots, X_n]$.
Is there an ...

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### Does an implicit Runge Kutta scheme applied on a nonlinear ODE give a nonlinear set of equations to solve in each step?

We want to approximately solve an ODE
$$\frac{dy}{dt} = f(y,t)$$
with the Runge Kutta method
$$y_{n+1} = y_n + h \sum_{i=1}^s b_i k_i$$
$$k_i = f\left(y_n + h \sum_{j=1}^s a_{ij} k_j,\,t_n + c_i ...

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### Differentiable functions with discontinuous derivatives

For years I've taught my honors calculus students about functions like (the continuous extension of) $x^2 \sin 1/x$, and for just as many years I've told them that they won't encounter functions like ...

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### Prove that origin is globally exponentially stable with Lyapunov Indirect Method

I'm wondering, if we have a nonlinear system governed by
$\dot{x} = Ax + g(x)$ where $||g(x)|| \leq \gamma ||x||^2$ and A is Hurwitz
how can we show that the origin is globally exponentially ...

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### Number of solutions of a system of equation!

Let $\Theta =(\theta_1,\ldots, \theta_n)\in {\mathbb T}^n$. I want to show that the system of equations
$$
\sum_j 2\sin(\theta_i -\theta_j)+\sin(2\theta_i -2\theta_j) =0,\ \ i=1,\ldots, n,
$$
has ...

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### On discrete version of curve shortening flow

One can define an analogous version of the curve shortening flow for polygons in $\mathbb R^2$, namely defined by the differential equation $\dot{p_i}(t)=\frac{v_i(t)}{|v_i(t)|^2}$, where $p_i$ is the ...

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### Parameter dependent differential equation in a Lie group

It is well-known that a linear differential equation in a finite-dimensional vector space depends continuously on some external parameters (for details see below). I search for an explicit reference ...

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### Variety of factorizations of differential operator

Take differential operator as polynomial of letter $d$ with coefficients in some function field, where $d$ act by derivation in this function field. Call it a differential field. For simplicity let ...

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### Hopf bifurcation for systems where the dynamics is homogeneous of degree 1

Consider dynamical system in dimension 3
$$x'(t)=f(x(t),d)$$
where the dynamics f is homogeneous of degree 1 and there is exactly one
line of equilibrium points. This line is independent of the ...

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### First order Elliptic operator

Assume that there exists a first order elliptic operator $D$ acting on functions from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to some vector space $V$. What can we conclude about $V$?
For example, is the dimension of $V$ ...

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### Precise versions of “differential operators are unbounded but closed linear operators”

I am trying to understand to what extent the following result of Hille is an extension of the usual theorems on differentiation under the integral sign.
Theorem (Hille). Let $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ ...

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### How do I solve this nonlinear ODE with a fractional order term

Problem:
Let $p$ and $q$ be two integers, and $q > p>0$. Does the following ODE have a general solution on some finite time interval $[0,T]$? If yes, how can I obtain the solution?
$$
\dot ...

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### Unusual Differential Equation for CDF

Consider the following differential equation
$$F(cx) = F(x) + x F'(x)$$
for $c>1$.
Does this differential equation belong to a some well known class?
Is there a way to find all the solutions ...

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### Non-linear first order ODE

This is a two part question. On one hand, I am trying to find positive solutions of the following equation:
$$1-\frac{d}{dx}f=\frac{f\log(f)}{x}$$
for $x>1$.
If that is not possible, I would at ...

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### On global attraction of a stable node for a four dimensional nonlinear system

Consider the dynamical system on ${\mathbb R}^2\times{\mathbb I}^2$ (or ${\mathbb T}^2\times{\mathbb I}^2$) described by
$$\left\{
\begin{array}{l}
\dot{\theta}_1 = \omega_1 - ...

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### solving elliptic system of first-order linear PDE's

I am a physicist and while solving linearized Einstein's equations, have come across a system of linear PDE's with $7$ dependent variables and $2$ independent variables. There is a subsystem which ...

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### Solutions of the $\overline{\partial}$ equation in the upper half-plane

I am looking for references on solutions of the $\overline{\partial}$ equation in the upper half-plane (with conditions on the boundary). But this subject is completely outside my area of expertise ...

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### Curve on a surface defined by its geodesic curvature

Suppose that $S$ is a smooth complete surface, and $c\colon [0,L]\to S$ is a smooth curve in $S$, parametrized by arc-length. Then $c$ is uniquely determined by its initial tangent vector and its ...

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### Approximating solutions of non-linear differential equations

I have met a system of non-linear equations as follows,
$$\frac{\mathbb{d}y_k}{\mathbb{d}t}=-(1-\alpha)y_k\sum_s{s^az_s}-\alpha y_kz_k,$$
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### How to construct a harmonic functions satisfying the following conditions?

Let $\Omega\subset R^2$ be a bounded domain with a smooth boundary $\partial \Omega$. Let $\Gamma_1\subset\partial$ such that $\partial\Omega\setminus\overline\Gamma_1\neq\emptyset$. Does there exist ...

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### Probability of winding number of 2D Brownian Motion

Let $B_t$ be a 2D Brownian Motion with $B_0 = (1,0)$. Now, express $B_t$ in polars, that is, $B_t = (r(t), \theta(t))$. Let $\tau = \inf\{t > 0 : \theta(t) \geq 2 \pi \}$. What is $\mathbb{P}[\tau ...

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### Regularity of a nonlinear ODE [Traveling wave solutions of parabolic systems]

In the book of Volpert on Traveling wave solutions of Parabolic Systems (AMS), one reads "the following assertion is readily proved and we shall not discuss it in detail". The same result is tacitely ...

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### Exact Differential Equations of Order n via Pfaffian Differential Equations?

I'm wondering if somebody could both shed some light on, & offer references for more details about, this interesting quote:
The derivation of the conditions of exact integrability of an ...

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### Examples of functions in $W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ with exact smoothness

Please give, explicitly, a function $f:\Omega\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ such that $f\in W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ but $f\notin W^{s,p}(\Omega)$ for $s>k$.
Here $\Omega$ can be a subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with ...