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### What justification can you give for the fact that “most ODEs do not have an explicit solution”?

What justification can you give for the fact that "most ODEs do not have an explicit solution"?

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### curvature flow for loops in S^2

Consider the unit 2-sphere and a smooth simple closed curve c embedded in it. I would guess that under the well studied parabolic equation which evolves the curve according to its curvature vector, ...

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vote

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### Asymptotic decay for the inhomogeneous Schrödinger equation

Let $H$ be an Schrödinger operator $(-\Delta+V(x))$ with a radially symmetric and smooth potential and $H$ is e.s.a. on $C^\infty_0(\mathbb{R}^n)$, furthermore let $\lambda$ be an element of the ...

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### How to find a Lax Pair for the modified KdV equation

Question
I am having trouble trying to find a matrix $T$ so that with $X$, they form a Lax pair for the modified KdV equation $u_t - 6 u^2 u_x + u_{xxx} = 0$. Where $X$ is defined as:
$
X = ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Existence of bounded $n-$th derivative of the solution of differential equation

This question is the copy from mat.stackexchange.com here. I requestioned here due to the very limited responses there.
Let $\phi:\mathbb{R}\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ be the standard normal density, ...

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votes

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### Boundary regularity of Dirichlet Eigenfunction on bounded domains

Consider a bounded, connected and open subset $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ and the Dirichlet Laplacian $-\Delta$ acting in $L^2(\Omega)$.
Then we know that the eigenvalues of $-\Delta$ form an ...

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### How much can one say about this differential equation?

Consider the ODE $y^{\prime \prime}(x) = \cos(x) y(x)$ with boundary value conditions $y(0)=1$, $y(1)=2$. Solving it results in a linear combination of Mathieu functions, but what I find more ...

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### What are reasons to believe that e is not a period?

I hope this rather soft question is suitable for MO, otherwise please migrate it to MSE.
In their paper defining periods [1], Kontsevich and Zagier without further comment state that $e$ is ...

**0**

votes

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### Appropriately choosing the parameter so that one function maximizes while other minimizes

Suppose we have two functions $f$ and $g$ of some variables $x,y,z\in R$. Our goal is to appropriately choose the values of $x,y,z$ such that $f$ is maximized while $g$ is minimized.
Here, I am not ...

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### reducing an n-order differential equation to a first order system of equations using either sagemath or sympy [closed]

I want to reduce a n-order ordinary differential equation into a first order system of equations. This is in preparation for numerical analysis. I use both Sympy and Sagemath for Computer Algebra, but ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Examples of continuous differential equations with no solution

Several theorems regarding differential equations are true not only in finite dimension but also in infinite dimension Banach spaces. This is in particular the case for the Cauchy–Lipschitz theorem.
...

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### Making a system of second-order ODEs chaotic

Consider a system of N linear 2nd-order OEDs, describing a system of coupled one-dimensional harmonic oscillators, with couplings given by matrix A and positions $X = (x_1, x_2, ..., x_N)$, we have
...

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votes

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### What are the upper bound and stability conditions for the following simple linear system?

Consider the following linear system
$$\dot{x}=\sum\limits_{i=1}^{m}{{{\alpha }_{i}}}\left( t \right)\cdot {{A}_{i}}\cdot x \quad (1)
$$
where, $x\in {{\mathbb{R}}^{n}}$ represents the state vector, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Helmholtz equation Poynting vector integral

The Maxwell's equation for harmonic time dependent field in vacuum is
\begin{align}
\nabla \times B + i\omega E &= 0\\
\nabla \times E - i\omega B &= 0 \\
\nabla \cdot B &= 0 \\
\nabla ...

**0**

votes

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### Blow up solution for a Riccati's equation

I apologize for the problem too simple, but I'm not able at solving it.
Consider the Cauchy problem
$$
\left\{
\begin{array}{l}
\dot x=x(t)^2+t\\
x(0)=0
\end{array}
\right.
$$
Show that its solution ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### Brouwer fixed points via flow

Let $B$ be a closed ball in $n$-dimensional space, let $f$ be a "sufficiently smooth" map from $B$ to $B$, and let $p$ be a point on the boundary of $B$.
It seems to me that something like the ...

**-1**

votes

**1**answer

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### Solution to simple first-order partial differential equations [closed]

Is there a general solution for first-order partial differential equations of the form
$$m(x) \partial_x f(x,y) = n(y) \partial_y f(x,y)$$
for given $m(x),n(y)$ and reasonable boundary conditions ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

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### Estimates on derivatives of Bessel function

In Duke, Friedlander and Iwaniec's Erratum on "Bounds for automorphic L–functions. II"
They have the following estimates for derivatives of Bessel functions: For $k \geq 2$
\begin{align}
& ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### equation for geodesics of a right invairant Finsler metric on $SU(n)$ which are parallel to a linear affine distribution

I am looking for an equation analogous to the Euler-Poincare equations for a right invariant Finlser metric except I want the geodesics which are parallel to a linear affine distribution on $SU(n)$. ...

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votes

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### Toda Flow Embeddings

What are strategies for generating the following types of pictures:
Here's what's going on here. Take a toda flow in 3 variables. The equations of motion are:
...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Converting Dirichlet boundary conditions for E-L equations on a Lie group into an equivilent condition for EP equaiton

I need to find a specific geodesic of a right invariant Finsler geodesic on a Lie group ($SU(n)$) that connects $I$ to some desired $O$. These are Dirichlet boundary conditions for the E-L equations ...

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votes

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### Proof the solution of von Neumann equation will fluctuate forever if Hamiltonian and initial density matrix does not commute

Given von Neumann equation
$$\frac{d}{dt} \rho(t) = -i [H, \rho(t)] = -i e^{-iHt}[H, \rho(0)]e^{iHt}.$$
If we know that $[H, \rho(0)] \neq 0$, how do we prove that the solution will fluctuate ...

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### Uniqueness of Newton (modulo a constant) series on a compact set

Good morning everybody. My question is as follows:
Let $K$ be a compact subset of $\mathbb R$ and let $v\in C^\infty(K)$.
Consider the finite difference operator $\Delta v(x)\doteq v(x+1)-v(x)$. It ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Solution of ODE related to normal density

This question below is from mathse. I reqeustioned here because very limited respond there.
Let $\phi:\mathbb{R}\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ be the standard normal density, ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### A differential equation on toric Kahler manifolds

Let $M$ be a toric Kahler manifold with $\text{dim}_{\mathbb{R}} = 4$. Let $V$ be a Killing vector field associated to the action of the two-torus $\mathbb{T}^2$ on $M$. We also assume the existence ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

595 views

### How to fit the parameters of differential equations with known data?

I have the following data from chemical kinetics research to fit the parameters of ordinary differential equations:
$$
\left[
\begin{array}{ccccccc}
\text{No.}& t & y_1(t)&y_2(t) & ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

176 views

### The type of a Riemann surface arising from a polynomial vector field

Consider the planar polynomial vector field $$\begin{cases} \dot x=P(x,y)\\ \dot y=Q(x,y)\end{cases}$$
It defines a singular foliation on $\mathbb{C}P^{2}$. Assume that a complex leaf contains ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Smooth normal forms of vector fields (the path method)

I start by considering a polynomial vector field $$F=\varepsilon\frac{\partial}{\partial x}-(z^2+x)\frac{\partial}{\partial z}+0\frac{\partial}{\partial \varepsilon}.$$ Next I define a perturbation of ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

142 views

### Existence of the Dirichlet heat kernel for arbitrary open subsets?

consider first of all an open and bounded subset $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, s.t. the boundary $\partial \Omega$ is a manifold of class $C^2$. Then I know that there exists a Dirichlet heat kernel, ...

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votes

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### Diagonalization via the Toda flow

inAccording to some almost indecipherable notes of a graduate Linear Algebra class, a symmetric matrix $A\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$ can be diagonalized via the Toda flow. More specifically, if ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

240 views

### Interior gradient estimate for uniformly elliptic equations

I am struggling with a problem like this: In dimension $n\geq 3$,
For the following uniformly elliptic equation, do we have interior gradient estimates?
$$a^{ij}(x)u_{ij}(x)+u_{nn}=0.$$, where ...

**-2**

votes

**2**answers

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### Lack of parabolicity of PDE due to invariancy under diffeomorphisms? [closed]

Let a nonlinear differential equation is invariant under all diffeomorphisms, then we get lack of parabolicity?

**1**

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### Calogero-Moser eigenfunction

The folllowing function
\begin{equation}
J(t_1,t_2,t_3,m,h)=[(1-e^{t_1-t_2})(1-e^{t_2-t_3})(1-e^{t_1-t_3})]^{-m/h} ...

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votes

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### Non Linear PDE's [closed]

I want to solve two systems of questions being
$$\frac{C(r,y)''}{C(r,y)} + \frac{C(r,y)'^2}{C(r,y)^2}=0$$
and
$$A(r,y)'' + 2A(r,y)' \frac{C(r,y)'}{C(r,y)}=0$$
where ' is differentiating with respect ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Global version of the Picard-Lindelöf theorem [closed]

Let $I\subseteq \mathbb{R}^{n}$ be an arbitrary (not necessarily closed) intervall and $f:I\times \mathbb{R}^{n}\to \mathbb{R}^{n}$ a continuous function such that in $I\times \mathbb{R}^{n}$ ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### Backlund transformation related to two NL differential equations

I'm looking for a Backlund transformation linking the following two nonlinear differential equations for real $t$:
$$\dfrac{d^2}{dt^2}f(t)=\cos\left[f(t)\right]$$
...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

161 views

### The geometric shape of domains of flows

Consider a smooth (non-compact) manifold $M$ with a vector field $X$. Then we know that there is a open neighbourhood $U \subseteq M \times \mathbb{R}$ of $M \times \{0\}$ such that on $U$ the flow ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

299 views

### Quadratic PDE Systems

(First time asking question on this forum so please kindly let me know if this is out of scope/inappropriate etc.)
I have a problem that leads me to the following quadratic system of PDEs:-
$
c_1 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

78 views

### Is there any weighted sobolev embedding with non-decaying weight

Is there any weighted sobolev embedding like
$$(\int_{R^d}(1+|x|)^s |u|^pdx)^{1/p}\leq C||\nabla^a u||_{L^q}$$?
Here $s>0$, and for some appropriate $p, q$.

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Variant form of the gronwall inequality

I know the following statement for gronwall inequality:
Given $f$ non negative and absolutely continuous on $[0;T]$ and $\phi \in L^1(0;T)$if we have,
$f' \leq \phi f$ and $f(0)=0$ then $f=0$
Now is ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Branching Brownian Motion and the KPP equation

I have troubles understanding the proof of the connection between BBM and KPP equation. I mean the proof of the next lemma from the lecture notes of Anton Bovier about BBM, link. This is almost whole ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

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### Find a maximizing solution to an ODE which depends on a paramater function

(For the physical meaning of this problem see http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/122818/how-should-i-throttle-my-rocket-to-reach-highest-altitude).
Given $g \in (0,\infty), k \in C^1( [0, ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### What transformations preserve the von Mises distribution?

The von Mises distribution is entirely defined on the circle with a density given by
$$f(x) = (2\,\pi\, I_0(\kappa))^{-1} \exp(\kappa \cos(x-\mu))\ ,$$
where $x$ is in an arbitrary real interval of ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### The integral of torsion

I found the following * exercise (exercise *9) in page 407 of the book of Do Carmo "Differential geometry of curves and surfaces". This problem is a classical theorem which is referenced in the book ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### How to find the general solution of Mathieu differential equation?

Two solutions of the equation are the Mathieu sine and cosine and they form an orthogonal basis. The equation has arisen from the wave equation for an infinite string with a sinusoidal cross-section. ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### A Non-homogeneous, Linear (Matrix) System of ODEs: What's Known About it? [closed]

Consider the following system of ODEs
$$
Y^{'}(t) = - \left[ A Y(t) + Y(t) A \right] + B(t)
,
$$
where $Y(t)$,$A$,$B(t)$ are all matrices, with the properties $A=A^T$, $Y=Y^T$. $Y(t)$ is the matrix ...

**1**

vote

**3**answers

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### Harmonic Function with special property

I would appreciate any help with the following problem:
Let $(M,g)$ be a 3 dimensional Riemann manifold with boundary. Let $ \Gamma $ be a surface of sufficient regularity dividing M into two ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Are there any explicit probability conserving solvers for Pauli equation?

I know that there exist probability conserving explicit solvers for time-dependent Schrödinger's equation, for example, Visscher's one.
But when I tried to add spin into account in this scheme, it ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

135 views

### First order ODE and possible periodic solutions

I am wondering if the following ODE belongs to a well-studied class and if anything is known about its solutions:
$\partial_t\theta = \sin(\theta)\cos(2\pi t) + \kappa$.
This equation roughly ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Legendre differential equation with additional term

In an application I encountered the ODE
$$ \left( {x}^{2}-1 \right) {\frac {{\rm d}^{2}}{{\rm d}{x}^{2}}}f
\left( x \right) +x \left( {\frac {\rm d}{{\rm d}x}}f \left( x
\right) \right) \left( ...