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### Is the trivial solution the unique solution to the following initial value problem?

This question is a duplicate one asked by myself elsewhere. But there are no answers or comments so far. The initial value problem that I am considering is:
$$ y'' (3y+2x)^2=3(3y'-1)(9yy' + 4xy' -y), ...

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### Characterization of the stable manifold [on hold]

Assume we study a (finite dimensional) differential system
$$
x'(t)=f(x(t)), \quad x(t) \in \mathbb R^n,
$$
for a smooth function $f$ and such that $0$ is an equilibrium point. Thus, we have existence ...

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### Second variation of the domain functionals [closed]

The Eigen value $\lambda(t)$ which is characterised by the Rayleigh quotient (where $t$ is a scalar variable):
$$R(u,\Omega_t)= \frac{\int_{\Omega_t} |\nabla u|^2 dy }{\int_{\Omega_t} u^2 dy}$$
...

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### D-modules, deRham spaces and microlocalization

Given a variety (or scheme, or stack, or presheaf on the category of rings), some geometers, myself included, like to study D-modules. The usual definition of a D-module is as sheaves of modules over ...

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### Show that $(\frac{d}{dt}||S(t)||_{\infty})_{t=0}=0$ where $S(t)$ is the Contraction semigroup for Laplacian [closed]

My Try:
I was able to prove one side of inequality using
$$
||S(t)\phi||_p\leq (4 \pi t)^{-N/2(\frac{1}{q}-\frac{1}{p})}||\phi||_q
$$
take $p=q=\infty$(as inequality is valid as long as $1\leq ...

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### Heat kernel for non bounded domains

consider a domain $U\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ which is not bounded and denote its boundary by $\partial U$. (The boundary I'm confronted with is actually not very irregular. Think of a smooth manifold ...

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### Surface and Laplace's equation [closed]

I'm doing a study of surfaces with constante curvature and I'm trying to solve this equation:
$$\Delta\phi = -e^{2\phi}K_0$$
for a 2-dimensional metric with constant Gauss curvature such that rotation ...

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### Solution of non-linear Fredholm (Hammerstein) equation with non-degenerate kernel and reciprocal non-linearity

I have asked this question at MSE but got no response. I have rephrased it so that anyone who knows operator theory and integral equations could help me out... I faced a problem in physics which is a ...

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### Uniqueness of analytic center manifold

In a book, i have read a remark which says that the center manifold of an equilibrium point of a differential equation is not unique in general but is unique in the class of analytic manifold. The ...

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### Existence, uniqueness, and smoothness of a solution to a first order PDE on Riemannian M

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be an $n$-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold, and let $\mathcal{A} \subset \mathcal{M}$ be an $n$-dimensional Riemannian submanifold. I wish to determine the local existence, ...

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### Is the heat kernel more spread out with a smaller metric?

Suppose M is a smooth manifold, and we have two Riemannian metrics on M, say g and h, with g bigger than h (i.e. for every tangent vector at every point, the norm according to g is bigger than the ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Fundamental solution to the heat equation with zero boundary values

let $\Omega\subset M$ be an open and unbounded set in a smooth manifold $M$ with boundary $\partial \Omega$. Now let $p_t(x,y)$ be a non-negative fundamental solution to the heat equation on $\Omega$ ...

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### Hammerstein integral equation with inverse of the solution

In signal processing theory I found this integral equation that I recognized to be of Hammerstein type:
$$u(t)-\int_{0}^{1}d\phi cos(\omega t+\phi)\frac{1}{u(\phi)}=0$$
Unfortunately the solution ...

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### Causal (Volterra type) differential equation with local Lipschitz condition

Consider the equation
$$
u'(t) = (Fu)(t)
$$
where $F \colon L^2(0,T;\mathbb R^n) \to L^2(0,T;\mathbb R^n)$ is a causal (Volterra type)
nonlinear operator. It means that the value of $(Fu)(t_0)$ ...

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### What are some good references on the Galois theory, factorization, or minimality of differential equations?

Let $\lambda$ be a nonzero complex number and let $u(x)$ be some smooth function $\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}$, not identically zero. I want to prove that if $u$ satisfies $$u'' + \lambda u'+ \lambda^2 u ...

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### Are there any nonlinear solutions to $f(x+1) - f(x) = f'(x)$?

Are there any nonlinear solutions to $f(x+1) - f(x) = f'(x)$?
(Asked by bcross at math.iuiui.edu on the Q&A board at JMM.)

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### Can someone give me an example of how to work out an exact linear second order differential equation? [migrated]

I have a theorem that states:
if an equation P(x)y''+Q(x)y'+R(x)y=0
can be written in the form:
[P(x)y']'+[f(x)y]'=0
then the equation is said to be exact.
Now I need to expand and equate the ...

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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, ...

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### SIRS Stability Analysis

I have set up the following ODE's for a SIRS model:
$$\frac{dS}{dt} =-\alpha SI + \zeta R$$
$$\frac{dI}{dt} = \alpha SI - \beta I - \rho I$$
$$\frac{dR}{dt} = \beta I - \zeta R$$
...

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### Does there exist duality/symmetry between Fuchsian differential equations, like in the case of confluent hypergeometric?

My question is about whether certain dualities or symmetries hold between pairs of Fuchsian differential equations, but I need to give a bit of background to explain what I want to ask. Thank you for ...

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### Uniqueness of a Integro-parabolic differential equation?

Let $r, q,\lambda,\sigma,\kappa,\mu$ are positive real numbers and let $c(t)$ is a differential function of $t$. $\Gamma(\eta)$ is a probability density function.
When I consider price of American ...

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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 ...

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### why study Lie algebras?

I don't mean to be rude asking this question, I know that the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras is a very deep one, very aesthetic and that has broad applications in various areas of mathematics ...

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**1**answer

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### BDF2 and TR-BDF2: what is better? [closed]

What method of numerical solving ODEs is better? BDF2 or TR-BDF2?
Namely, what advantages has TR-BDF2 over BDF2? Is TR-BDF2 more accurate? Does it damp "ringing" better?
The BDF2 method requires the ...

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### ODE properties true in finite dimension but not in Banach spaces of infinite dimension

Some properties of Ordinary Differential Equations - ODE are true in finite dimension spaces but not in Banach spaces of infinite dimension.
The first one I know is the Peano existence theorem. I ...

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### Dropping three bodies

Consider the usual three-body problem with Newtonian
$1/r^2$ force between masses. Let the three masses start off at rest,
and not collinear. Then they will become collinear a finite time ...

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**1**answer

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### Implicit function theorem for elliptic partial differential equations

Consider the elliptic equation $-\Delta u=\alpha f(u)$ in $R^n$ and assume that for some $\alpha^* \in R$ it has a bounded smooth solution $u^*$ in $R^n$ ($f$ is a nice smooth function). Under what ...

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### Examples of potentials for which Schrödinger equation lacks discrete points in continuous spectrum

In Landau, Lifshitz, "Quantum Mechanics, non-relativistic theory" in $\S18$ "The fundamental properties of Schrödinger's equation" the following is said about potential $U(x,y,z)$ in a footnote:
...

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### Do upper-semicontinuous polyhedral multifunctions have Lipschitz continuous selections?

We are interested in the following question (definitions and references are given below):
Main Question: Given an upper-semicontinuous polyhedral multifunction $F:R^n \rightarrow R^m$, is there ...

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### Differential inclusions for distributions

Given a set valued function $F$ such that for every $x\in M$ (a manifold) we have that $F(x)\subset T_xM$, a differential inclusion is the "equation", $\dot{x} \in F(x)$.
I was wondering if someone ...

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**1**answer

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### General description of surface with zero gaussian curvature

Let suppose function $g(s,t)$ satisfies partial differential equations:
$g_{ss} g_{tt} - g_{st}^2=0$. It may be treated as the surface has zero gaussian curvature. I am searching for general solution ...

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### Non-autonomous O.D.E with discontinuous and not integrable R.H.S

Consider the non-autonomous O.D.E
$\dot{x}(t) = \int h(x(t),y)\mu(t,dy)=F(x(t),t)$
where $\mu(t,dy) = \delta_{y_n}(dy)$ when $t \in [t_n,t_{n+1})$
and $h:\Bbb R^d \times S \to \Bbb R^d$
where ...

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votes

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### Shooting method for non-oscillatory solutions

I am having some trouble with using the shooting method :
I am given a system of ode's representing initial value problem, and I know I want one of the unknowns (=u) to vanish at infinity (which I ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Uniqueness of backward heat equation on closed manifold with given initial data

Suppose we have a closed (compact without boundry) Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$, do we have uniqueness (assuming solutions exist on $[0,T]$ ) for the backward heat equation
$$\frac{\partial f ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Finding a stochastic differential equation as limit of a discrete stochastic equation

I'm dealing with the following problem:
Choose $Z_0 \in [0,1]$ and define a process governed by the following discrete stochastic equation:
$Z_{k+1}-Z_k=P_k(1-2Z_k)$
where $P_k=0$ with probability ...

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votes

**1**answer

175 views

### 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. ...

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vote

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### Floquet-Bloch solutions of the quasiperiodic Schrödinger equation

I am concerned about the Schrödinger equation
$-x''(t)+q(t)x(t)=Ex(t).$
Here, the potential $q$ is real and quasiperiodic with frequency vector $\omega$. That is, we let $T^d$ be the $d$-dimensional ...

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votes

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### How to solve this differential equation with an infinite sum?

I would like to find solutions of the following differential equation:
$ \sum_{1}^{\infty} a_n f(nx) + f''(x)+ x^2 f(x)=\lambda f(x)$
For example in space of function from $\mathbb R^*$ to $\mathbb ...

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**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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vote

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### Vector fields whose divergence are proper maps

Let $X$ be a polynomial vector field of degree $2$ on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Does there exist a nonvanishing smooth function $g$ such that $Div(gX)$ is a proper map?Or at least the zero locus of ...

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### Integrating factors and integrability of an ODE system

The following argument is from a paper about the Bendixson-Dulac Theorem.
Consider a smooth differential equation on the plane
$$
x'=g(x,y),\quad y'=h(x,y).
$$
Suppose there exists a function ...

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**0**answers

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### Perturbation method of a boundary value problem

Let $u(x, \epsilon, \theta)$ be the solution of $$u''+(\epsilon \cos(x)+\theta-u)u=0$$ with boundary conditions $u'(0)=0$ and $u'(\pi)=0$. Here $\theta\in [0, 1]$.
I tried to put the solution in ...

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### applications of C$^*$-algebras in the field of PDEs

I know only a little bit about C$^*$-algebras and I want a to know if you know a nice apllication or the influence of them in the field of partial differential equations (it is better that it is ...

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### Looking for the solution of first order non-linear differential equation ($y ′+y^{2}=f(x)$) without knowing a particular solution.

I have been working on Riccati Equation. I have tried many different methods to find a closed form for the solution of first order non-linear differential equation ($y'+y^{2}=f(x)$) without knowing a ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Solution of a second order nonlinear ode [closed]

I encountered the following ode in the attempt to solve the cauchy problem of Liouville equation. I have tried for a long time to give it a solution but failed.
$(K e^f h + ...

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vote

**0**answers

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### Regularity of Schrödinger Resolvent

The following problem keeps bothering me:
Let $H:=-\Delta+V$ be a Schrödinger-Operator in $\mathbb{R}^n$, where $V$ is a Kato-Potential of type $K_n$, which especially yields that $H$ is e.s.a. on ...

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vote

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### Finding conditions to guarantee existence of solutions to IVP [closed]

Consider the following IVP:
$x'=f(t,x)$ and $x(0)=x_0$, where $x\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $t\in \mathbb{R}$.
Suppose that for all $(t,x)\in\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$, $|f(t,x)|\leq b(t) |x|^2$.
In order for the ...

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votes

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### Dipole Transition Integrals - Acceleration Form, What's Wrong?

I should have posted this question in a physics forum, but I think by posting in MathOverflow I may get more responses.
The following question may sound stupid, since I'm sure I was wrong somewhere, ...

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### Lorenz attractor power spectrum

If considered Lorenz attractor (with classical parameters $\sigma = 10, b = \frac{8}{3},r>25$), it is often noted, that while the spectral density (Fourier transformation of corresponding ...

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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 ...