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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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When does a modular form satisfy a differential equation with rational coefficients?

Given a modular form $f$ of weight $k$ for a congruence subgroup $\Gamma$, and a modular function $t$ with $t(i\infty)=0$, we can form a function $F$ such that $F(t(z))=f(z)$ (at least locally), and ...
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Infinitely many planets on a line, with Newtonian gravity

(I previously asked essentially this on physics.stackexchange, but was actually hoping for answers with something closer to a proof than what I got there.) Suppose we have a unit mass planet at each ...
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The radius of convergence of the p-adic exponential function.

As every number theorist learns, the radius of convergence of $exp(x)$, defined by the usual power series in a neighborhood of zero, is $$\rho = p^{-1/(p-1)}.$$ This is typically proven by computing ...
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Unifying (& “justifying”) the various definitions for differential operators

Reading about differential operators in different sources I've picked up several definitions which are not obviously equivalent (to me). Here they are: Definition 1 ("naive"): Let $X$ be a (real) ...
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Mass Transportation Through Wonderful Roller

There is a wonderful roller that transports mass from A to B and there is a pile of sand with weight $W$ in point A and we want to transport it to B. Wonderfulness of roller comes from this property ...
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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: ...
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What subspaces of n-tuples of rational functions can be the solution space to a system of differential equations?

Let $K=\mathbb{C}(x)$ denote the field of rational functions (in 1 variable), and let $K^n$ denote an $n$-dimensional $k$-vector space (with basis). For some integer $m$, let $$\delta_{11}, ...
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How to eliminate secular terms for perturbed non-oscillatory equations?

Even in a linear second order equation like $x''+x'+\epsilon x=0$ the standard asymptotic expansion has a secular term already in the first order of $\epsilon$, namely ...
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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 ...
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Rigorous results on the method of multiple scales

The method of multiple scales (Scholarpedia) is a technique used to obtain approximate solutions to differential equations, most commonly when some of the more standard approaches to perturbation ...
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Differential Equations Satisfied by Modular Forms

In Verrill's paper preprint here, she has the following theorem which is from a paper of Stiller. It states that Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete subgroup of $SL_{2}(\mathbb{R})$ commensurable with ...
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When is the monodromy group of a linear differential equation dense in the Galois group?

Given a system $Y'=A(t)Y$ with only regular singular points, then a theorem of Schlesinger says that the Zariski closure of the monodromy group is equal to the Galois group of the corresponding ...
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A finiteness question for integrable polynomial distributions on $\mathbb{R}^3$

This question is motivated by the finitness of limit cycles for polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^2$ Assume that $X,Y$ are two independent polynomial vector fields on $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ such ...
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Grothendieck problem

Could you suggest me a book or a link where I can find some information about the Grothendieck problem about differential equations? The Grothendieck problem that I am reffering to is the following: ...
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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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Is the space of $C^r$ vector fields inducing locally uniformly bounded trajectories Baire?

Let $\mathcal{V}$ be the space $C^r$ vector fields on a non-compact (smooth) manifold $M$. Being a subspace of $C^r(M, T M)$, it inherits the natural $C^r$ topology (i.e. the strong topology) of that ...
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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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Lagrangean uniqueness versus Eulerian uniqueness

(1) Lagrangean description. Let us consider a $N\times N$ system of autonomous ODE: $$ \dot x=a(x),\quad \mathbb R\ni t\mapsto x(t)\in \mathbb R^N,\quad a:\mathbb R^N\rightarrow \mathbb R^N. $$ ...
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Linear ODEs in a locally convex vector space

Let $X$ be a complete, locally convex, Hausdorff topological vector space over $\mathbb{C}$. Let $J \subset \mathbb{R}$ be an open interval. Consider the space $M = C^\infty(J,X)$ of smooth ...
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A generalization of Liouville formula for the determinant of a system of ODE?

Let $\Phi(t)$ be an $n\times n$ complex matrix whose columns are (independent) solutions of the system of ordinary differential equations (ODE): $\frac{d}{dt}y= A(t) y$, where $A(t)$ is a ...
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When is a vector field on a surface a Lie bracket

On a Riemannian 2 manifold, when is a vector field (possibly defined only on the manifold minus a finite number of points) the Lie bracket of two mutually orthogonal vector fields?
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Constructing solutions to matrix equations

Let $k,n$ be integers, $u_1,\dots,u_n \in U(k)$, $d_1,\dots,d_n \in \mathbb Z$ with $\sum_{i=1}^{n} d_i =: d \neq 0$. Consider the map $w:= U(k) \to U(k)$ with $$w(v):= u_1 v^{d_1} \cdots u_n v^{d_n} ...
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Weak form of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on closed manifolds

Suppose we are dealing with diffusion over a boundaryless manifold $M$ (for simplicity let's say it's a surface). In that case, we have \begin{align} \int_M W \Delta U \mathrm{d} x & = -\int_M ...
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Equations of the form $((\Delta)^{2}+\lambda\Delta+\gamma)(f)=0$

Here is the problem: I am trying to figure out if there is a non-zero solution for the system of equations: $(\Delta^{k-1}+a)(d^{\ast}\eta)=2d^{\ast}d\xi$ $(\Delta^{k}+b)(d\xi)=2dd^{\ast}\eta$ for ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 $p, q$.
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Nonexistence of Limit Cycle

Consider a planar dynamical system described in polar coordinates as $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} \dot{\theta}=\Delta - r \sin \theta,\\ \dot{r} = - r + 1 + \cos \theta, \end{array} \right. $$ where ...
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Approximating solutions of non-linear differential equations

I have met a system of non-linear equations as follows, $$\frac{\mathbb{d}y_k}{\mathbb{d}t}=-(1-\alpha)y_k\sum_s{s^az_s}-\alpha y_kz_k,$$ ...
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May a globally bounded G-function have a logarithmic branching? (On a conjecture of Ruzsa)

By a "globally bounded $G$-function," following G. Christol, I will mean a solution to a (minimal) linear differential equation on $\mathbb{P}^1$ (then necessarily of the Fuchsian type and with ...
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Differential Equations vs Difference Equations

My question is: Is there a duality between a solution of an ODE,PDE,SDE or integral equations with their analog counterpart in the discrete domain? I mean if I know a solution to the difference ...
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Classical parabolic theory (PDEs)

I am reading an articule(http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs00028-010-0085-8.pdf) so I almost done but I dont understand the next argument is in the page 8 "It is known from the ...
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Periodic orbits of Hamiltonian systems

Consider a second order Hamiltonian system of the type $$ \ddot{x}+V'(x)=0, \quad x \in \mathbb{R}^N. $$ Under very `natural assumptions' it is possible to prove the existence of a non constant ...
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PDES - from Vector fields whose inner product with their vector Laplacian equals norm of the vector field

Let $g(x_{1},........,x_{n}) = \sum_{i=1}^{n}g_{i}(x_{1},\cdots,x_{n})e_{i}$ be a function in $\mathbb{C}^n$ ($e_{i}$ are the standard bases). Let $\nabla^{2}$ be the vector Laplacian. Let ...
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closure properties of q-differential equations

I am interested in q-differential equations of the form $p(f(z), f(qz),\dots,f(q^kz))=0$ where $p$ is a polynomial and $k$ an nonnegative integer. I wonder about the closure properties of the class ...
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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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Infinite System of Stochastic Ordinary Differential Equations Coupled by Infinite Graphs

$\ \ \ $ In Time Evolution of Infinite Anharmonic Systems, Lanford,Lebowitz and Lieb, roughly speaking, proved that for some families of functions $F_v$ $(v\in\mathbb Z^d)$ and a large set of initial ...
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Are singular critical points isolated for control systems on comapct semi-simple Lie groups

Given a control system on $SU(n)$ (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 algebra (to ...
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Is the Wave Function a “Smooth” Function of the Potential?

Consider the Schroedinger equation in a spherically symmetric system. In the unit system under which energy is measured in Hartree and length in Bohr radius $a_0$, the schroedinger equation can be ...
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Modifying monkey saddles

We get negative Gauss curvature K surfaces of quasi polar symmetry surface form generated from: $$ Re (x+ i y)^n = a^n $$ (n integer) with n humps above plane $ z =0$. ($ n =2,3,4 $ hyperbolic ...
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Attainability of Global Optima In Optimal Control

Given a manifold $M$ and a set of smooth functions of one real variable $\mathcal{A}$ and a 'control system' type first order differential equation: $\frac{d x(t)}{dt} = F(x,u)$ one can consider the ...
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What is known about topological equivalence of polynomial dynamical systems on two different domains in R^n?

The question is mainly about $\it flows$, not maps (i.e., continuous time, not discrete time). Is it known if the study of polynomial dynamical systems on $\mathbb R^n$ can be reduced to the study ...
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Green's functions on linear subspaces and relations to boundary conditions

Consider the Laplacian $-\Delta$ on (in a suitable sense) twice differentiable functions subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions $\mathscr{H}=\{f : f(0)=f(1)=0\}$. We can identify the ...
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The motivation of Weyl-Titchmarsh function

Given a second linear differential operator, $(Hf)(x)=-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}(x)+V(x)f(x)$, where $V$ is a bounded and real valued function, $f$ lies in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$. For an $z$ with $Im(z)\neq ...
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Point Spectrum of a Second Order System of Differential Equations

Consider the following operator acting on $H^1(\mathbb{R})$ $$ \mathcal{L} \left(\begin{array}{c} \phi \\ \psi \end{array}\right) = -\left(\begin{array}{c} \phi \\ \psi \end{array}\right)'' + V(x) ...
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About the space of function used in the harmonic extensions for elliptic problems involving the fractional laplacian

recently i am studying the following paper: A concave–convex elliptic problem involving the fractional Laplacian - C. Brandle, E. Colorado, A. de Pablo and U. Sánchez. At the Pgs 41, 42, the ...