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### Techniques to solve a non linear differential equation related to curvature

Many years ago, I considered the following non linear differential equation:
$y=y''.(1+y'^{2})^{-3/2}$
This equation expresses the equality between the value of a given function $y\in C^{2}(R)$ and ...

**-5**

votes

**0**answers

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### Difficult derivative of the log of a function [on hold]

Can someone help me figure out how the derivative of log p(x) wrt. theta becomes to solution below ?
$ -\frac{\delta logp(x)}{\delta \theta} = \frac{\delta F(x)}{\delta \theta } - \sum p(x) ...

**-1**

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### Floquet solution to Mathieu equation in terms of Mathieu sin and cos [closed]

In wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathieu_function#Floquet_solution
I want to know how the Floquet solution is plotted.
One way I am thinking is to write Floquet solution in terms of the ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

77 views

### Smooth dependence on the initial condition of the integral of an ODE

I am considering an ODE $\dot{x}=f(x)$, with $x\in\mathbb{R}^d$ and $d<\infty$. $f$ is a $C^k$ function and I denote by $\Phi_t x$ be the value of the solution at time $t$.
I assume that my ODE ...

**1**

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### Differential inequalities for a strictly diagonal dominant system of linear ODEs

Let $A$ be a real $d\times d$ matrix. The diagonal elements are strictly negative ($a_{ii}<0$) and the off-diagonal elements are non-negative ($a_{ij}\geq 0$ for $i\neq j$). $A$ is strictly column ...

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### Partial differential equations outside of academia [closed]

I've seen a number of career/jobs questions on mathoverflow before, so I thought I would ask. Please excuse me if this isn't the best place for this specific question. Lately I've been really ...

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**1**answer

233 views

### Algebro-geometric version of {vector fields} $\longleftrightarrow$ {flows} correspondence?

Main Question: What Is the correpondence between flows and vector
fields in algebraic geometry?
Here is a more precise statement could be an answer If it was true (I have no idea it is):
...

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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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### unable to solve this differential equation [migrated]

$\frac{dy}{dt}=(1-y)(1+6y)$
How can I solve this, please help.
I tried using Classical Runge-Kutta , but the results are not satisfying.
Can anyone suggest some other method?

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votes

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### Models used for the Zika virus?

I am currently teaching an ordinary differential equations course, and am thinking about doing a module on infectious disease models, e.g. SIR/SIRS. I thought, if possible, it would be nice to ...

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### Green's Function for a Kernel with Symmetric Fourier Transform $\nabla^2-x^2$

I am trying to find the inverse of the following kernel in 3 dimensions
$$
\nabla^2-x^2,
$$
where,
$$
x^2=\vec{x}.\vec{x}
$$
It seems quit simple and one would think there should already be solutions ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

147 views

### Isothermal coordinates

Is there an application or interest in studying the isothermal surfaces where the metric is $ds^2=E∗(du^2+dv^2)$ and where $E>0$ is an harmonic function?
I know that this metric is a special kind ...

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votes

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### Periodicity of KdV equation in relation to zero-curvature equation

In most of the resources that I have read, integrable systems described by a PDE posses a zero-curvature equation
$$
\partial_t U - \partial_x V + [U,V] = 0
$$
which gives rise to the monodromy matrix
...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

31 views

### Reparametrisation of a PDE with arclength

Suppose I have the following PDE:
$\frac{\partial y}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial}{\partial x}\left[(1-y)^3y^3\left(\sin \theta + \frac{\partial y}{\partial x}\cos \theta\right) \right]$
I notice ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

53 views

### 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 ...

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vote

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### Are affine maps (wrt to a connection), which preserve a tensor field, given by a PDE?

Let $(M, \nabla)$ be a manifold together with a connection on $TM$ and let $T$ be a tensor field on $M$. Suppose the pseudogroup $\Gamma$ of locally defined smooth maps, that simultanously preserve ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

45 views

### Is this non-linear system of differential equations tractable by other means than numeric approximation and dynamic analysis?

Is there any way to solve the following system of non-linear differential equations exactly?
$x'(t) = x\times(y - \frac{1}{3(t + C)})$
$y'(t) = -\frac{1}{3}x^2 - \frac{y}{t + C}$
Here $x$ and $y$ ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

57 views

### Linearization of specific plane vector field

I have a vector field $v = (f(x,y), \alpha y)$, such that $f(0, 0) = 0$ and $df (0, 0) = (1, 0)$. When is smooth linearization possible and when is it not?
I only see obstacles in the form like ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Are singular critical points isolated for control systems on compact semisimple Lie groups

Given a control system on $\mathrm{SU}(n)$ (or any other compact, semi-simple Lie group I suspect) of the form:
$\frac{d U_t}{dt} = (A + w(t)B)U_t$
where $A,B \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$ generate the ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

266 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

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### Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a system of first order PDEs [closed]

Which results can be applied and which conditions are needed, to ensure the existence and uniqueness of the solutions of the first order of PDEs:
A$\dfrac{\partial}{\partial ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

64 views

### Equivalent ways to study a semilinear parabolic equation as a perturbed abstract Cauchy problem

I am considering the following abstract Cauchy problem on Banach space $X$:
\begin{cases}
u'(t)=Au(t)+\big(f(t)+Bu(t)\big),&t\in[0,T],\\
u(0)=x_0,
\end{cases}
Suppose $A$ generates an analyitc ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

112 views

### Is there an entire solution for the Van der pol equation?

Is there a non constant entire function $\gamma(t)=(x(t),y(t)): \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C}^{2}$ which satisfy the following Vander pol dififferential equation?
$$\begin{cases}\dot{x}=y-x^{3}\\\dot ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

57 views

### Dynamics of pairwise distances in the $n$-body problem

Disclaimer: I have asked this question on Physics SE a week ago, but got no answers. I know that some MO users are interested in the $n$-body problem, so I decided to cross post here as well.
...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

179 views

### Injectivity/Surjectivity of $F_A :=\frac{d}{dt} +A(t) $ for a hyperbolic path of matrices $A(t)$ on $H^1 $

I am looking for a reference to the following problem:
Given a hyperbolic (no purely imaginary eigenvalues), continuous path of matrices $A(t)$ in $\mathbb{R}$ with hyperolic limits at $\pm \infty $.
...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

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### Connection between cardiac equations and untangling knots?

I was surprised to learn that there is (conjecturally) a connection between a cardiac muscle model known as the FitzHugh-Nagumo equations, and untangling knots:
Maucher, Fabian, and Paul ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

195 views

### How to learn concepts of Functional Analysis which are common in PDE

I am a master student and working in PDE area. I am trying to gain deep understanding of some of the concepts in functional analysis which are common tools in PDE research, such as weak*-topology, ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

917 views

### Solution of Heat equation with Neumann BC in an arbitrary domain

Consider the heat equation $u_t=\Delta u$ with Neumann boundary condition and initial condition $u(x,0)=u^0(x)$ in a bounded domain $\Omega$ with smooth boundary.
Is this true:
Any solution ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

55 views

### Analytic conjugacy of vanishing holonomy groups implies analytic conjugacy of foliations

i am reading and trying to do some exercises and problems of the book Lectures on Analytic Differential Equations- Y. Ilyashenko, S. Yakovenko.
I can not solve the problem 11.6 that says
Consider ...

**-1**

votes

**1**answer

79 views

### PDE with harmonic function [closed]

I'm looking for the solution of the following equation
$$2cE^3=E_u^2+ E_v^2$$ where $c$ is a constant and $E$ is an harmonic function w.r. to the variables $u$ and $v$.

**0**

votes

**1**answer

53 views

### What is the relationship between solutions for the parameterised second order differential equations

Let us consider the following parameterised complex-valued second order differential equations, and $u(x,\lambda)$ be the solution for
$$
u''+u'-i\lambda V(x)u=0, \, x\in [0,1],
$$
What is the ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Uniqueness and Properties of Nonlinear 2nd Order ODE with Asymptotically Constant Coefficients

I have the following differential equation:
$$ V(z) = e^z [1-\varphi(\gamma)]+(\gamma-g)V'(z)+\frac{1}{2}\kappa^2 V''(z)$$ with
$$ e^z \varphi'(\gamma) = V'(z)$$ where $\varphi(\cdot)$ is a ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

255 views

### Scattering for rapidly decaying solutions of NLS

Cazenave and Weissler proved in their paper "Rapidly Decaying Solutions
of the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation" the following property.
Given the problem
\begin{equation}
\left\{
\begin{array}{rl}
...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

137 views

### Differential equations → predicate logic mapping

I was watching Tom LaGatta's talk on category theory recently, and one of the audience brought up a statement that caught my attention (around the 56:15 mark):
I was gonna say, there was a book I ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### 1D inhomogeneous linear Schrodinger equation

I have the following problem:
$iu_t - u_{xx} = f$ on the interval $[0,L]$ with $u(0,t)=u(L,t)=0$ and $u(x,0)=0$. I can show that $\|u\|_{L^2(x,t)}$ (space-time) is controlled by the norm ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### A question about Carleman linearization

Carleman linearization is a technique used to embed a finite dimensional system of analytic ordinary differential equations into an infinite system of linear differential equations:¹⁻²
Let $f$ be ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

36 views

### Monotonocity of non-trivial solution of ODE [closed]

Consider the differential equation $$y^{''}+q(x)y=0,q(x)<0$$ where $q(x)$ is a continuous function. Let $y$ be a non-trivial solution of ODE. How to prove that $y,y^{'}$ are strictly monotone ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### A particularly hard nonlinear first order ordinary differential equation

I hope this is an appropriate place to post this question, however, I am stuck on solving an apparently simple ODE.
I have checked numerous texts, references, software packages and colleagues before ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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### A specific type of first-order nonlinear ordinary differential equation

I am trying to divide $\mathbb{R}^+\times \mathbb{R}^+$ into some curves so that the integration of the function $ h(x)h(y) $(where $h(x)$ is a $C^1$ function from $\mathbb{R}^+\to \mathbb{R}^+$ that ...

**8**

votes

**2**answers

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### Where was/is Compensated Compactness used?

This last summer, I read up on Tartar's so called Method of Compensated Compactness (or at least how it applied to scalar conservation laws). I used this theory to prove the existence of $L^{\infty}$ ...

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votes

**5**answers

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### Undergraduate ODE textbook following Rota

I imagine many people are familiar with the extremely entertaining article "Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Learned Before I Started Teaching Differential Equations" by Gian-Carlo Rota. (If you're not, do ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### Deriving Milne's predictor of order four from extrapolation polynomial [closed]

I am trying to derive the following Milne's predictor formula of order four for the differential equation $\frac{dy}{dx}=f(x,y)$ from an extrapolation polynomial of degree four. $$y_{n+1} = ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

74 views

### How can I prove that this D-module is free?

I have the following setup, I expect that it is studied in the theory of $D$-modules, and I apologize in advance if I am wrong.
First, I have an algebra $A$ of differential operators on $n$ ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Many-Body Green's Functions for Interacting Systems of Fermions

I've recently been trying to compute the Green's function for a non-interacting system of fermions. Since this is a site for mathematicians, for context, let me provide the following definition:
...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

224 views

### Constructing an example of Hamiltonian flow

I have this Hamiltonian flow generated by
$$
h(x, \xi ) = V(x) + \sqrt{\xi ^2 + 1}, \quad x, \xi \in \mathbb{R}^3,
$$
so the defining equations are
$$\begin{align*}\begin{cases}
\frac{dx}{dt} &= ...

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votes

**0**answers

203 views

### Nonzero solutions to the functional ODE $f'(x)=f(f(x))$

Does $\frac{df}{dx}=f(f(x))$ have nonzero solutions? And if so, what analytic/numerical methods can be used to characterize them?

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votes

**1**answer

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### Existence of non-constant solutions for this equations

This question is related to this question: "Solutions of equations characterizing a complex structure." Where, here we suppose the Euclidean space instead of Sphere and the following equations happen ...

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vote

**1**answer

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### Is it possible to find the final state of the bilinear ODE system?

I need to find the final state (i.e. the state at $t\to+\infty$) of the following ODE system:
$$\begin{eqnarray*}\frac{dA}{dt}&=&-aAX\\
\frac{dB}{dt}&=&-bBX\\
...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

105 views

### Nonlinear elliptic problem involving the p-laplacian, Hölder inequality

I am studying the paper On some nonlinear elliptic problems for $p$-Laplacian in $\mathbb{R}^n$ by Abdelouahed El Khalil and Said El Manouni Mohammed Ouanan.
I have a problem understanding one step ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

78 views

### On Wazewski's theorem on system of differential inequalities

According to Springer's Encyclopedia of Math entry on differential inequalities, T. Wazewski proved in 1950 the following theorem:
Consider the system of differential inequalities given by
$$ ...