# Tagged Questions

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### Some help with differential operators

Hello
I am trying to follow the derivation of the Generalized Cornish Fisher Expansion from this paper.
I dont see how the author goes from equation (21) to (22).
For one to be able to do this ...

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### What is the “correct” generalization of operator norms for nonlinear operators?

I have been recently wondering what is a (or even the) "correct" generalization of the notion of an operator norm to nonlinear operators?
Please excuse the naivete of my question; if you think that ...

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### What are some geometric reasons why a Dirac operator would have a gap in its spectrum?

My question is motivated by the following well-known computation. Let $M$ be an even dimensional Riemannian spin manifold and let $D$ be the spinor Dirac operator on $M$. Lichnerowicz showed that ...

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### is $\nabla \cdot ( c^2 \nabla)$ a Laplace-Beltrami operator?

Someone mentioned, in passing, to me that $u \mapsto \nabla \cdot ( c^2 \nabla u)$ is a Laplace-Beltrami operator. Does anyone have some insight into this? From my understanding, the Laplace-operator ...

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### Essential self-adjointness of differential operators on compact manifolds

Let $L$ be a linear differential operator (with smooth coefficients) on a compact differentiable manifold $M$ (without boundary). Suppose $M$ is endowed with a smooth volume form (actually, a smooth ...

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### When are the eigenspaces of the Laplacian on a compact homogeneous space irreducible representations?

I was writing up some notes on harmonic analysis and I thought of a question that
I felt I should know the answer to but didn't, and I hope someone here can help me.
Suppose I have a compact ...

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### Relation between different spatial derivatives of a random field (related to complex integral and/or bessel function)

2 random fields $b$ and $c$ are derived from random field $a$ by
$b=\nabla^2a\equiv(\partial_{xx}+\partial_{yy})a $
and
$c \equiv c_1+i c_2 = (\partial_{xx}-\partial_{yy}+2i \partial_{xy}) a$.
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### Elliptic complexes for bundles with infinite dimensional fibers

I am looking for differential geometric treatment of bundles over finite dimensional manifolds which have infinite dimensional fibers. It would be nice to have theory for general locally convex ...

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### index of a family of Dirac operators in $K^1$

Suppose I have a family of Dirac operators over a compact base space B. From the paper of Atiyah and Singer about skew adjoint Fredholm operators we know that it has an index in $K^1(B)$.
Suppose ...

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### Can the adjoint of the exterior derivative in semi-Riemannian geometry be defined without the Hodge * operator?

The adjoint of the exterior derivarive is defined by
$\delta:=(-1)^k\ast^{-1}d\ast$,
but I need a way which avoids the Hodge $\ast$ operator.
Is there another definition?
For example, for ...

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### Is there a generalization of Floquet theory to elliptic functions?

Hi,
Consider a system of linear differential equations
$$
{d f \over dz} = A(z) f,
$$
where $A(z)$ is a matrix-function. If $z \in \mathbb{R}$ and the function is periodic $A(z) = A(z + T)$, ...

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### How “generalized eigenvalues” combine into producing the spectral measure?

Hi... I am wondering how 'eigenvalues' that don't lie in my Hilbert space combine into producing the spectral measure. I study probability and I am quite ignorant in the field of spectral analysis of ...

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### Analytic hypoellipticity of linear ordinary differential operators

Let $P = a_n(x) D_x^n + a_{n-1}(x) D_x^{n-1} + \ldots + a_0(x)$ be a linear ordinary differential operator with polynomial (or real analytic) coefficients $a_j(x)$. Suppose that $a_n(x)$ doesn't ...

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### Idempotents in Rings of Differential Operators

Differential Operators on General Commutative Rings
Let k be an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero, and let R be a commutative k-algebra. Then a (Grothendieck) differential operator ...

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### Are these operators defined on 2D surfaces self-adjoint?

My research group finds/proposes a fundamental operator in quantum mechanics, the Cartesian momentum as I called (I think for mathematician the ref. 2007 is sufficient). However, I do not know whether ...

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### What is the smallest $C^*$-algebra containing the “standard” pseudodifferential operators?

Is $\Psi^0(\mathbb{R})$ (pseudodifferential operators with symbols obeying
$
|\partial^\alpha_x \partial^\beta_\xi a(x,\xi)| \leq C_{\alpha,\beta} (1+|\xi|)^{-|\beta|}
$
) a $C^*$-algebra?
In other ...

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### Differential operator with image of its Frechet derivative in the nullspace of operator adjoint?

Is there an example of a differential operator $A(z)$ with parameter $z \in \mathbb{R}^d$ and Frechet derivative $A_z(z)$ such that $\mathrm{im}(A_z(z)) \subseteq \mathrm{ker}(A^T(z))$. Can this still ...

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### How to “fill in” 3-dimensional Laplacian kernels

The other day, I asked this question 3x3x3 Laplace Kernel?, regarding what the 3x3x3 kernel was for applying a Laplacian convolution.
On that page, it mentions the kernels were "deduced by using ...

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### 3x3x3 Laplace Kernel?

Does anyone know what a 3x3x3 Laplacian kernel looks like? I realize that might be an open-ended question, but I need to apply a Laplacian convolution using a 3x3x3 Laplacian kernel, and frankly I ...

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### Does the image of a differential operator always contain an ideal?

Let $\delta$ denote a non-zero complex algebraic differential operator in a single variable x. That is, it can be written as a sum
$$ \delta = \sum_i f_i\partial_x^i$$
where there $f_i$ are complex ...

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### Is there a good account of D-affinity and localization theorem for partial flag varieties?

Recall that a topological space is called $A$-affine for a sheaf of algebras $A$ if taking global sections of coherent sheaves of $A$-modules is an equivalence of categories to finitely generated ...

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### Why should we consider D-module on flag variety of Lie algebra?

Why don't we stay at D-module on base affine space but go to study flag variety of Lie algebra?
I remembered there are nice papers of Bernstein-Gelfand-Gelfand and Gelfand-Kirillov discussing the ...

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### The space of spectral sections and connections to K-theory

We look at a familiy $D_\alpha$ of Dirac operators over a (compact) base space B. The projection $\Pi^+_\alpha$ onto the positive eigenspaces of $D_\alpha$ is usually not continuous in α. ...

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### Self-adjoint extension of locally defined differential operators

The following is well known. Given a symmetric differential operator, like $\partial_x^2$, defined on smooth functions of compact support on $\mathbb{R}$, $C_0^\infty(\mathbb{R})$, one can count the ...

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### Have people successfully worked with the full ring of diferential operators in characteristic p?

This question is inspired by an earlier one about the possibility of using the full ring of differential operators on a flag variety to develop a theory of localization in characteristic $p$. (Here ...

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### How hard is it to make a differential operator Hermitian?

Let $M$ be a closed finite-dimensional smooth manifold (over $\mathbb R$). Let $C^\infty(M) = C^\infty(M,\mathbb C)$ be the algebra of smooth complex-valued functions on $M$, with the natural complex ...