# Tagged Questions

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

I am concerned about the Schrödinger equation
$-x''(t)+q(\omega t)x(t)=Ex(t).$
Here, the potential $q$ is real and quasiperiodic with frequency vector $\omega$.
Equivalently, we may formulate this ...

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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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### Solving nonlinear system of ODEs

I have the following system of differential equations:
$$
\begin{cases}
\frac{dx}{dt} = (1 - y) x - 0.4 xu
\\
\frac{dy}{dt} = (x - 1)y - 0.2yu
\\
\psi_1' = - \frac{dH}{dx} = (-1 + 0.4u)\psi_1 + y ...

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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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### 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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### How to solve this partial equation using weighted Laplacian Matrix?

I have to solve the following system of partial differential equations:
\begin{equation*}
\begin{array}{rll}
Z(t,x) & = & \nabla_w T(x,t) \\
Z_t(t,x) & = & \nabla_w L_w . ...

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### Differential equation with many unknowns [closed]

Let $f_1(x), \dots, f_n(x)$ be unknown functions, and $a_0, \dots, a_n$ and $b_1, \dots, b_n$ be some real numbers. Also assume $b_i \neq 0$ for all $i$. The following differential equation holds.
$$ ...

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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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### Optimal time control for the system of two non-linear ODE

I have the following system of two non-linear ODE with one control variable (modified model of Lotka-Volterra):
$$\left\{\begin{matrix}
\frac{dx}{dt}=(\alpha-\beta y)x
\\
\frac{dy}{dt}=(-\gamma + ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...

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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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### Books on the analysis of hyperbolic partial differential equations

Most of the present books on pde analysis deal with the elliptic partial differential equations. Is there some book related to rigorous analysis with hyperbolic pdes, and especially hyperbolic systems ...

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### Mathematical simulation of viscous material behaviour

I have a non linear first order differential equation of the type:
$[y(t)]^n + a \frac{dy(t)}{dt} = b(t)$
where $y(t)$ is a real function, the exponent n is a real number greater than $2$, but not ...

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### “simulteneous eigenvectors” under the full set of weighted Laplacians on a $g$-fold product of the Poincare half plane

This question is closely related to the following MO question Characterizing the real analytic Eisenstein series
Let $\mathfrak{h}=\{z=x+iy\in\mathbf{C}\}$ be the Poincare upper half plane endowed ...

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### System of linear ODEs with hypergeometric coefficients

For quite some time I have been trying to solve the following system of differential equations for the two functions $G$ and $H$ defined on the interval $[0,1]$:
$$
\begin{align}x ...

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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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### 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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### Proving that a space is Hilbert

Let $H=H_0^1(0,\ell)\times H_*^1(0,\ell)\times H_*^1(0,\ell)$ be equipped with the norms
\begin{align*}
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### Question on the partial differential equations in complex space

As is known most of the theory now developed for partial differential equations is in the real space, especially function space like Sobolev space, BMO space, $L^p$ space, etc. However is there some ...

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### About an integral equation

I would like to obtain $g$ by solving the following integral equation
$$ \int_s^T R(u) dg(u) + f(s,T)\int_s^T g(u)du =0$$
where $f,R:\mathbb R _+ ^*\rightarrow \mathbb R _+ $and $g: \mathbb R _+
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### How to switch from the spectral density of the differential equation

I am modeling random process. It is described with the function of the spectral density, where $\alpha_x$ and $\beta_x$ are damping coefficient and the average frequency of the correlation function of ...

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### What theorem of Liouville's is Gian-Carlo Rota referring to here?

I am very curious about this remark in Lesson Four of Rota's talk, Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before I Started Teaching Differential Equations:
"For second order linear differential ...

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### delay differential equation

I'm looking for exact solutions, if such exist, for the following non-linear delay differential equation (DDE):
$ y_x(x) = A y(x-1)^a $
where $ 0 < a < 1 $ and $ A > 0 $ are given ...

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### Lifting a quadratic system to a non vanishing vector field on $S^{3}$ or $T^{1} S^{2}$

Let $P:S^{3}\to S^{2}$ be the Hopf fibration. For a vector field $X$ on $S^{2}$ there is a non vanishing vector field $\tilde{X}$ on $S^{3}$ such that $DP(\tilde{X})=X$. It is constructed in ...

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### Is there a unique solution? [closed]

Let $\mathbf{v}:(a,b)\to\mathbb{R}^2$ be a given continuous function and $t_0\in (a,b)$ a fixed point. Is it true that the following problem has a unique continuous solution ...

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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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### A (different) foliation arising from Hopf fibration

In this question, first we fix an isomorphism between $TS^{3}$ and $S^{3}\times \mathbb{R}^{3}$.(To be more precise we consider the global trivialization of $TS^{3}$ with help of $3$ global ...

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### Killing vector fields on sphere

Let $u$ be a smooth function on $\mathbb S^2$, and assume that for every killing vector field $V$ on $\mathbb S^2$.
$$\int_{\mathbb S^2} V(u) x_j dS=0\text{,}\forall j=1,2,3$$
Is $u$ necessarily ...

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### Nonlinear system of equations whereas most of the equations are linear. How to minimise operation?

Let us say we have a n * n system of equations like KU=F where K is a n*n matrix and U and F are n*1 vectors. K and F are defined and the final goal is to find U values.
K is a sparse banded matrix ...

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### closed integral formula for a non-zero solution of a homogeneous linear ODE of order 2

Let
$$
(\star) \;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\; y''+p(x)y'+q(x)y=0,
$$ be a homogeneous linear ODE of order $2$ with $p(x)$ and $q(x)$ complex valued analytic functions in a small neighbourhood of $0$.
Q: ...

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### How to solve a couple of ODEs

Let $\phi_+ (\phi_-)$ be a strictly increasing (decreasing) function defined on $R_+$ such that $\phi_+(\phi_-)\in\mathcal{C}^0(R_+)\cap\mathcal{C}^1(R_+^{\ast})$ and $\phi_+(0)=0(\phi_-(0)=0)$. ...

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### Difference Quotients Evans

There is a theorem in Evans partial differential equation book as follows:
if $u \in W^{1,p}(U)$ then for each compact $V$ in $U$ we have that:
$ |D^hu|_{L^p(V)} \leq C |Du|_{L^p(U)} $
for all $ ...

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### Differential equation related to the Schwarzschild metric

How can one find solutions of the following second-order diﬀerential equation
$$\frac{d^2W}{dr^2}-\frac{1}{r}\frac{dW}{dr}=\frac{C}{W^2}\frac{dW}{dr}$$
with the boundary condition $W(r)\to r^2$ at ...

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### Two questions related to $TS^{2}$ as a holomorphic manifold

We consider $TS^{2}$ as a 2 dimensional holomorphic manifold and fix an explicit holomorphic structure on $TS^{2}$ as it is indicated in the answer of Mike Usher to the following question. ...

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### A derivational approach to the Poincare Bendixson Theorem

Let $X=P\frac{\partial}{\partial x}+Q\frac{\partial}{\partial y}$ be a smooth vector field on the plane. Assume that $K\subset \mathbb{R}^{2}$ is a compact subset (not necessarily invariant under ...

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### Reference request: Invariant sets of dynamical systems

(I should preface this with the disclaimer that this is a slightly elaborated version of a question that I posted onto math se recently to which I received no responses, and have since deleted the ...

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### hypergeometric at nearest singularity

Reference request. A prototype case:
In
$$
{}_2F_1\left(\frac{1}{12},\frac{5}{12};\frac{1}{2};x\right) =
A\log\left(\frac{1}{1-x}\right) + B + o(1),
\qquad x \to 1^-
$$
what can we say about the ...

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### A hyperbolic partial differential equation (wave-like) with variable-dependent coefficient and possibly singular in one variable

First, I beg your pardon since the title of the question is a bit confusing I guess. I'm working on a physical equation of the wave-like form. Explicitly, it reads
...

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### Geodesics on a perturbed submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^m$ [closed]

Let us consider $M$, a Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$, isometrically embedded in $R^m$. Let us consider a geodesic $\gamma$ on $M$. Now, let us "perturb" (in other words, change slightly the ...