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Linearization of vector fields

Simply, we discuss things on $C^{2n}$ ($or R^{2n}$) but not on manifolds. Given an anayltic (or real analytic) vector field $V$ on $C^{2n}$ ($or R^{2n}$), with a zero at the origin . And $V_{0}$ is ...
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Infinitely many planets on a line, with Newtonian gravity

(I previously asked essentially this on physics.stackexchange, but was actually hoping for answers with something closer to a proof than what I got there.) Suppose we have a unit mass planet at each ...
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Exact or Numerical solutions of a system of differential equatios

I need to solve the following system of differential equations: \begin{align*} x' + 3a \sqrt{ x+ y}x &= -b \sqrt{xy} \\\\ y' + 3c \sqrt{x+y}y &= b \sqrt{xy} \end{align*} where $a$, $b$, ...
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Calculate the inverse of a matrix

Hi I have a equation $$Ax=b,$$ where matrix $A$ is invertible, $b$ is a constant vector, and $x$ is the unknown vector. To obtain $x$, it is obvious $x=A^{-1}b$. Alternatively, if $A$ is Hurwitz, one ...
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Prescribing the Lie derivative of the metric?

This is a question that arises from my research problem. Suppose $(M,g)$ is a compact Riemannian manifold with boundary and $g$ is smooth up to the boundary (if you like, take $M$ to be diffeomorphic ...
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Green's function of coupled ODEs

For functions $a(x)$ and $b(x)$ and "sources" $S_1(f,g)$, $S_2(f,g)$ and $S_3(f,g)$ lets say one has the differential equations for functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$, $f' + af + bg = S_1(f,g) + S_2(f,g)$ ...
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How is Kolmogorov forward equation derived from the theory of semigroup of operators?

In Lamperti's Stochastic Processes, given a time-homogeneous Markov process $X(t), t\geq 0$ with Markov transition kernel $p_t(x,E)$ and state space being a measurable space $(S, \mathcal{F})$, a ...
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Strongly parabolic PDE vs weakly parabolic PDE

In my studies on the Ricci flow, I was faced with a problem. To prove the existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Ricci flow, it is proved that the Ricci flow is a Parabolic PDE type. Then one ...
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conservation law and generalized Symplectic Monge-Ampere equation arising from 3-variables

If we have a Jacobi PDE system with conservation law $\theta \in \Omega^1(M)$ such that $d \theta$ is non-degenerate 2-form , then we know this fact that it can be written as symplectic 2D ...
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The Chow & Robbins game ≈ 0.79295350640: improvements could come from simple statistics, or from a continuous version of the game

This question seeks help with improving a numerical estimate of the value of the Chow and Robbins game. Much about this game is unknown, such as whether its value is rational, but there are two routes ...
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Constructing a linear ODE for a product of two holonomic functions without introducing additional singularities

A function $f$ is called holonomic if it satisfies some linear differential equation with polynomial coefficients $$p_n(x) f^{(n)}(x)+\dots+p_1(x)f'(x)+p_0(x)f(x)=0.$$ Now if $f,g$ are holonomic then ...
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differential equation with delay

Suppose, i have an differential equation with a fixed $\tau$ delay $\frac{dx}{dt}=f(x(t)+\alpha x(t-\tau))$. Here $\alpha$ is a small parameter. When $\alpha=0$ its a simple Self-oscillatory ...
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Time-delay differential equation

Is it possible that the system \begin{equation} \begin{cases} 2\dot{q}(t) + \dot{q}(t-1) + \dot{q}(t+1) = c & \text{if} \hspace{5mm} 0 \le t \le 2 , \dot{q}(t) + \dot{q}(t-1) = k & ...
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When does a modular form satisfy a differential equation with rational coefficients?

Given a modular form $f$ of weight $k$ for a congruence subgroup $\Gamma$, and a modular function $t$ with $t(i\infty)=0$, we can form a function $F$ such that $F(t(z))=f(z)$ (at least locally), and ...
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Whether does the following equation have only one finite zero?

Dear MOs, Here is a calculus problem which bored me for sometime. Let $a>0$ and $b<0$ be fixed.Define the following function (EDIT: Following the comment by Barry Cipra, you may only consider ...
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Solution to the fractional differential equation

What is the solution of the fractional differential equation $$ f^{(\alpha-1)}(t) = tf(t) $$ where $(\alpha)$ denotes the fractional derivative of order $\alpha$ EDIT: Background behind this ...
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symmetry of generationg function of PDE

We know that for finding the solutions of PDE equations, one of methods is "reduction of PDE", . For nonlinear equation $v_t=(v^{-4/3}v_x)_x+\lambda v$ how can we compute the generators of Lie ...
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Reference for a nice proof of “undetermined coefficients”

I'm teaching an honors differential equations class and have been using linear algebra heavily. I thought it would be interesting to include a proof of the method of undetermined coefficients along ...
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a question about contact manifolds

Let $\mathfrak{g}=< X_{f_1},X_{f_2},...,X_{f_n}> $ be a lie algebra of contact symmetries , $\mathfrak{g}\subset Sym(E_\omega )$ , such that the orbit spact $ B_\mathfrak{g}=E_\mathfrak{g}/ ...
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Good books on stochastic partial differential equations?

I have a system of 2 PDEs, one with a probabilistic right side, and kind of stuck on what to read about those things.. Any good books around? Both analytical (if any) and numerical methods are ...
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finding effective 2-form corresponding to an equation

What is the effective 2-form corresponding to the equation $det Hess v=(v-q_1v_{q_1}-q_2v_{q_2})^4$ you can find the definition of effective forms here
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multivalued solution of a equation

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 $\left | \sigma \right |\leqslant ...
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Laurent series expansion for ODE.

OK, then I read Frobenius method in mathworld (I learned when I took ODE 2): http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FrobeniusMethod.html My question is: Are there any ODEs where the solution is given by full ...
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First Order PDE Solution Method Issues

Greetings, I have a rather pedantic problem that's honestly been holding me back for over a month & is something neither stackoverflow nor some of my professors nor some graduate students have ...
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closed form solution of an ODEs

I posted this on mathstack and it is not a homework problem, I am doing a modeling problem and this ODE comes up. I don't know whether it could be considered to be a research problem yet. Please help ...
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What is symmetry group of non-linear equation?

I am not very sure if this is a proper question, but I'm trying to investigate what the area of math can offer in researching the differential equation in polar coordinates: $r'^2+r^2=(kt)^2$, ...
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problem related to Airy functions [closed]

I have solved the Schrödinger equation for a triangular well potential and the solution comes in terms of Airy functions...now i am facing the following problems: What are the normalization ...
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When is a solution to an ODE determined by its average value?

Fix a smooth vector field $\vec v$ on $\mathbb R^n$. It is well-known that any trajectory $\vec x : [0,1]\to \mathbb R^n$ solving the ODE $\dot x(t) = \vec v(\vec x(t))$ is determined by its ...
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Elaborating Mercer's theorem (RKHS) on Cameron-Martin space $k(x,y)=\min(x,y)$

Hi, I'm trying to employ Mercer's theorem on the kernel $k(x,y)=\min(x,y)$. It is known (and easy to verify) that this is a nonnegative-definite kernel over $[0,T]$ for any $T>0$. Fix $T>0$. ...
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A 'conjecture' on critical elliptic pde

I conjecture the following. Let $\Omega=\mathbb{R}^3-\overline{B_1(0)}$. Define $$E_{\Omega}(u)=\frac{1}{2}\int_{\Omega}|\nabla u|^2dx-\frac{1}{6}\int_{\Omega}|u|^6dx.$$ $E_{\mathbb{R}^3}$ is defined ...
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A critical elliptic PDE

I am considering the problem $-\Delta u=|u|^4u$, $x\in \Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^3$, $u|_{\partial \Omega}=0$. Where $\Omega$ is a unbounded domain. Some special case like $\Omega=\mathbb{R}^3-B_1(0)$, ...
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Solution of a PDE and its uniqueness

Hallo, consider $f: U \times I \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, where $U \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ and $0 \in I \subset \mathbb{R}$ be two open sets. I am looking for the solution $f$ of the following PDE ...
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Solution to differential equation

a) How to solve, or at least to prove the existence of a solution to differential equation for given initial condition $y(s)=y_0>0$ and $y'(s)=y_1$, $s<0$, $$y''+(2-n)\coth(t) ...
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A partial differential equation on $\mathbb{CP}^1$

Let $f$ be any complex function on $\mathbb{CP}^1$. Denote the local coordinates of $\mathbb{CP}^1$ as $z,\bar{z}$. Does the following equation $\frac{\partial}{\partial z} f = ...
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Does the following differential equation have a non-trivial solution:(f'')^4+(f)^4=2(f')^4 ? [closed]

Hello! Currently,I meet the following differential equation: ${f''}^4+f^4=2f'^4$ we can easily find the trivial solutions:$a e^{bx}$,where $a$ is an arbitrary constant,$b=\pm i$ or $b=\pm 1$,does ...
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Numerical calculation of Arnold tongue

Hello. I am working on investigation of family of dynamical systems on the torus $$\dot{x}=\cos(x)+b\cos(t)+a$$ $$\dot{t}=1$$ and it's Poincare map $$P:(x,0) \rightarrow (P(x),2\pi=0)$$ I need to find ...
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Critical case linear autonomous functional differential equation

I am looking for asymptotic ($t\to\infty$) behavior of the general solution $g(t)$ to a following linear functional differential equation $$ \text{(1)} \quad\quad\quad g'(t)-g'(t-T)=-g(t) $$ with ...
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Are (Frobenius) integrability conditions covariant?

Starting with a system of partial differential equations for functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$, Frobenius' theorem gives a bunch of integrability conditions (on e.g. functions which are 'data' for the ...
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ODE's without a Lipschitz condition

When teaching ODE's earlier this semester, one of my students asked the following question for which I didn't know the answer (and none of the textbooks I consulted seem to discuss it). It is ...
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Self-inhibitions are diagonal matrix

In all the discontinuous neural networks models, the self-inhibitions are diagonal matrix, what is the reason for this assumption?
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Finding Kuramoto Model coupling strength with limits?

The following is an equation describing the coupled phases of N oscillators according to the Kuramoto model: $$ 1 = K \int_{-\pi/2}^{\pi/2}\cos^{2}\left(\theta\right)\, {\rm ...
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total variation distance between two solutions of SDE

Suppose we have two stochastic differential equations with the same initial conditions: $$d X_t^1= b_1(t,X_t^1)dt + dW_t$$ $$d X_t^2= b_2(t,X_t^2)dt + dW_t,$$ $X_0^1=X_0^2=x_0$; $W_\cdot$ is a ...
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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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Dependence of the blow-up time of existence of an ODE with respect to initial condition.

Let $V$ be a smooth vector field on $\mathbb{R}^n$. Assume that the maximal solution to the Cauchy problem $x'=V(x), x(0)=x_0$ exist only for $t\in [0,T)$, where $T$ is finite, denote this time by ...
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What are first eigenfunctions of Laplacian for $CP^n$ with Fubini-Study metric?

I know the round $n$-sphere has $f_i=\cos(dist(e_i, x))$ as the set of first eigenfunctions for $e_i=(0, \cdots, 1, \cdots, 0)\in \mathbb R^{n+1}$. i.e. $\Delta f_i=\lambda_1 f$, where $\lambda_1$ is ...
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Under which conditions Jacobi PDE system can be represented to symplectic monge Ampere equation?

We know we can reduce Symplectic monge ampere equations to Jacobi PDE system with some compatibility condition. I want to see when the vise versa is correct? and is there any theorem for it. Here ...
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Harmonic Function?

Hi, Let $\varphi : U \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be a holomorphic function, where $U \subset \mathbb{C}^{n}$ containing $0$. Is the function $u(x_{1}, ..., x_{n}, y_{1}, ..., y_{n}) := Im( ...
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two polynomial equations

Let $f:\mathbb R^2\rightarrow\mathbb R$ be a smooth function such that for every point $(x,y)\in\mathbb R^2$ the system $$f_{11}+2tf_{12}+t^2f_{22}=0$$ $$f_{111}+3tf_{112}+3t^2f_{122}+t^3f_{222}=0$$ ...
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Invariant set of Lotka-Volterra equation

I have the Lotka-Volterra equation $\dot{x}=x(1-y),$ $\dot{y}=y(x-1),$ where $x$ and $y$ are non-negative. It is easy to see that the $x$- and $y$-axis are invariant sets. I can see from plots that ...