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Runge-Kutta convergence [on hold]

I am facing a problem solving a ODE with a Runge-Kutta 4th order method: The expression in order to solve is : \begin{equation} Ay^{''}+By^{'}+Cy= Cu \end{equation} \begin{equation} y =OUTPUT ...
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Distribution of Poles of solutions to the first Painleve equation

In the introduction of this paper the distribution of the poles of solutions to the first Painlevé equation is discussed. In particular it is said that the poles form a deformed lattice that ...
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Motivation for BMO

At the moment, I don't have access to the early 1960's paper of John and Nirenberg that (from what I understand) introduced the space BMO (bounded mean oscillation). Why were John and Nirenberg ...
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Hilbert 16th problem, distribution of Limit cycles

Edit: Can one help for translation of the link in Russian(comment by Dimitry Todorov)(Or at least a summary of it)? It seems that the second part of the Hilbert 16th problem is solved or is going to ...
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Writing the quotient of solutions of linear ODEs as the solution of a nonlinear ODE

Let $A(x)$ and $B(x)$ be solutions to homogeneous linear ODEs with polynomial coefficients, i.e., $A(x)$ satisfies $$p_KA^{(K)} + p_{K-1}A^{(K-1)} + \cdots + p_1A' + p_0A=0$$ and $B(x)$ satisfies ...
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Partial differential equation from Kirchhoff system

I was seeking for the solution of following partial differential equation for two unknowns $\vec{u}(s,t), \vec{w}(s,t)$ $$\partial_t \vec{u} = \partial_s \vec{w} - [\vec{w} \times \vec{u}].$$ Using ...
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Make mathematical sense of the Dirac well Potential Equation

A classical problem in quantum mechanics involving the Dirac Delta function is given by $$ y''+(\delta(x)-\lambda^2)y=0. $$ Then, to find ''bound states'', you solve on the right and find the ...
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A special non vanishing vector field on $S^{3}$

Is there a non vanishing vector field on $S^{3}$ with an infinite family $T_{\lambda}$ of invariant torus such that each $T_{\lambda}$ has an structure of a Kronecker foliation but for ...
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[This might be a easy question]: A possible trace (inequality) defined under negative Sobolev scale

I have a stupid question: Why is that not possible (if it is not) to define the trace of a function in a very weak regularity space $H^{-s}(\partial \Omega)$? We usually encounter trace theorem as ...
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(Approximate) analytic solutions to the Mathieu equation

I'm trying to solve the driven Mathieu equation $x''+\beta x'+(a-2q\cos{\Omega t})\frac{\Omega^2}{4}x=f(t)$ for both zero and non-zero $\beta$. I can write down an analytic solution using the ...
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Class of analytically-integrable divergence-free vector fields?

Is there an "interesting" class of analytically-integrable, divergence-free vector fields over $\mathbb{R}^2$ and/or $\mathbb{R}^3$? That is, I'm looking for a large class of vector fields given by ...
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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 ...
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Method of characteristics [closed]

I have difficulties understanding how to solve a PDE in $\mathbb{R}^{4}$ using the method of characteristics. I have a limited background in solving PDEs. I have seen only 2-dim examples and none for ...
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The complex leaves containing real limit cycles of Lienard equation

According to the answer and comments to this question we realize that a useful approach to such type of questions is to consider algebraic vector field which possess algebraic solutions. On the ...
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Two limit cycles which lie on the same leaf

Edit 1: For a related discussion see this MSE post I apologize in advance, if this question is obvious: 1)What is an example of a polynomial vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ with at least two ...
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Mapping sphere surface to a vector space such that distances are preserved? [migrated]

I have a unit radius sphere (say in 3D) centered in origin. Thus the shortest distance between two points on the sphere is the geo-desic. Is there a transformation (linear or non-linear) on the points ...
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An algebraic Hamiltonian vector field with a finite number of periodic orbits(1)

Edit: The previous version of this question contained 2 part. In this new version, I deleted the first part and move it to a new question. Is There a polynomial Hamiltonian ...
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An algebraics Hamiltonian vector field with a finite number of periodic orbits(2)

Is there a polynomial Hamiltonian $H:\mathbb{R}^{4}\to \mathbb{R}$ such that the number of nontrivial periodic orbits of the corresponding Hamiltonian vector field $X_{H}$ is finite but different ...
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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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Kontsevich's flow on the space of Poisson structures

In §5.3 of Kontsevich's Formality Conjecture he writes: This (...) gives a remarkable vector field on the space of bi-vector fields on $\mathbf{R}^d$. The evolution with respect to the time $t$ is ...
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Given $x$ in a path-connected open set $S$ on the plane, are there non-crossing paths from $x$ to every point in $\partial S$?

A have a (non-simply) bounded path-connected open set $S\subset\mathbb{R}^2$. Given $x\in S$, there are paths in $S$ from $x$ to any point in the boundary $\partial S$. However, can all these paths ...
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Bounds for smallest eigenvalue of Schrödinger equation with a superpotential and periodic boundary conditions

A very specific question, but posted on the off-chance that someone may be able to help. If we have a Schrödinger equation with arbitrary "superpotential" \begin{equation} -\frac{d^2 \psi}{dx^2} ...
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Monge–Ampère with drift

Let $I\subseteq \mathbb{R}$ be an interval. Let smooth $M(x,y):I\times(0,\infty) \to \mathbb{R}$ satisfies PDE: $$ M_{xx}M_{yy}-M_{xy}^{2}+\frac{M_{y}M_{yy}}{y}=0. $$ My question is to ...
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Singularity Confinement For Differential-Difference Systems

This is a follow-up question to an old question on this site (link) which has a solution that describes the singularity confinement property for discrete systems. Are there any papers or books that ...
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Questions about the definition of ``stabilization entropy" for dynamical systems

Let $\phi (t,x,u)$ be the solution to the differential equation, $\dot{x}(t) = f(x(t),u(t))$ where $x(t) \in \mathbb{R}^d$, $u : [0,\infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^m$ and $f: \mathbb{R}^d \times ...
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A differential equation with continuous coefficient and no solution in a reflexive Banach space?

Is there a reflexive Banach space $B$ and a continuous map $f:B\to B$ such that the differential equation $$ \frac{d x (t)}{dt} = f(x(t)) $$ with some initial condition $x(0)=x_0$ has no solution?
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Ricci flow in complex analysis [closed]

Occasionally, I find a paper http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0505163 written by Chen, Lu and Tian. In this paper, the uniformalization theorem was proved by Ricci flow. I think it is a very interesting ...
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Extracting information from a differential equation if the zero eigenvalue eigen-function is known

Given the second order linear homogeneous differential equation $$ -\dfrac{d^2}{dx^2}\psi_m(x) + V(x)\psi_m(x)=E_m\psi_m(x) $$ with eigen-functions $\psi_m(x)$ and eigenvalues $E_m$, what information ...
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Why is differential Galois theory not widely used?

E.R.Kolchin has developed the differential Galois theory in 1950s. And it seems powerful a tool which can decide the solvability and the form of solutions to a given differential equation.(e.g. ...
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Motzkin polynomials and enumeration of chord diagrams

On page 12 of the paper Enumeration of chord diagrams on many intervals and their non-orientable analogs" by Alexeev, Andersen, Penner, and Zograf is a list of polynomials which are a refinement of ...
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First order ODE from Michaelis–Menten kinetics

From Michaelis-Menten kinetics one could easily derive scalar first-order differential equation $$\frac{dx}{dy} = A_0 + A_1 x + A_2 y + B \frac{y}{x},$$ where $A_0, A_1, A_2, B$ are some constants, ...
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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 regularity closed under products?

Let $G \colon [0,1] \to [0,1]$ be a differentiable cumulative distribution function (monotonically non-decreasing function with $G(0) = 0$ and $G(1) = 1$). We say that $G$ is regular if $$ x - ...
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Energy Oscillations in a One Dimensional Crystal

Good day! Can anyone help me find articles on similar topics "Energy Oscillations in a One Dimensional Crystal" (I have links to one article on this subject)? article, that I have Especially ...
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Does Peano's existence theorem admits a constructive proof?

$$y(t)=y_0+\int_0^t b(y(s))ds$$ $b\in C(R^d)\cap L^\infty(R^d)$ The classical proof for Peano's existence theorem in ODE need use the Ascoli's theorem, so it's not constructive. When $d=1$, in the ...
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Can an integral equation always be rewritten as a differential equation?

Given an integral equation is there always a differential equation which has the same (say smooth) solutions? It seems like not but can one prove this in some example? Edit: Naively I'm hoping for ...
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How to find an ODE with prescribed terminal values?

Let us consider an ODE $$\frac{dx_t^y}{dt}=g(x_t^y),$$ where y is the initial condition i.e. $x_0^y=y$. Now, given a function $f$ (increasing and smooth) is it possible to find $g$ (i.e. an ODE) ...
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Is the endpoint map smooth

Given $a,b \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$ and (with $U_0 = I$ taken) the following ODE: $\frac{d U_t}{dt} = (a + w(t)b)U_t$ consider the "fixed time" endpoint map $V_T: L^2([0,T]) \rightarrow SU(n)$ for ...
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Nonlinear matrix differential equation

I want to solve the equilibrium of the following differential equation: $\dot{x_i} = \sum_j A_{ij} x_j + x_i \sum_j B_{ij}x_j$ which is essentiall in matrix notation: $\dot{\mathbf{x}} = ...
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Quadratic stability of linear time varying system

(This question was originally asked at Math.SE, where it didn't receive any answers.) Consider the linear time-varying system $$ \dot{x} = A(t) x, $$ where $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $A: [0,+\infty) ...
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Two surfaces with zero gaussian curvature

There is classical result of Hartman and Nirenberg: Theorem. Every point of a $C^2$ surface of Gauss curvature zero has a neighborhood which admits a parameterization of the form $x=a(u)v+b(u)$ where ...
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Which operators other than self-adjoint operators have no purely imaginary eigenvalues? [closed]

Given an operator mapping between suitable spaces, what is the condition that guarantees all eigenvalues have nonzero real part? Obviously self-adjointness implies all eigenvalues are real, but how ...
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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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Is there a Lie II theorem for monoids?

Lie's second theorem says that if $G$ is a connected simply connected Lie group with Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$, then the functor of "differentiation" from the category $\mathrm{Rep}^f(G)$ of ...
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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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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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How to Separate Charpit Equations

I've been attempting to solve this non-linear PDE $$4\Omega x^2 y^2 \frac{\partial z}{\partial y} -x^2 y (\frac{\partial z}{\partial x})^2 + 2x^2 y^2 E-N^2=0$$ using Charpit's method. The ...
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Partial feedback linearization (Control theory)

I'm trying to understand a theorem about partial feedback linearization from the paper "On the largest feedback linearizable subsystem" by R. Marino (published in: Systems & Control Letters, ...
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Motivation for the existence of periodic solutions [closed]

I have been reading the book Critical Point Theory and Hamiltonian System by Mawhin and Willem, as well as several other papers on the existence of periodic solutions for equations of the form ...
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Rigorous justification that overdetermined systems do not have a solution

There is the following well known and very useful heuristic principle: Assume one has a natural map from the space of $k$-tuples of functions in $n$ variables into the space of $K$-tuples of functions ...