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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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Lifting a differential operator

Let $D$ be a differential operator acting between the spaces of smooth sections of two vector bundles $E,F$ over compact manifold $M$. If $M$ is not simply connected one can construct the universal ...
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Codimension of the range of certain linear operators

Assume that $P(x,y), Q(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}[x,y]$ are two polynomials. We define a linear map $D$ on $\mathbb{R}[x,y]$ with $D(U)=PU_{x}+QU_{y}$. In fact $D$ is the derivational operator correspond ...
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How to calculate the derivative of logarithm of a matrix? [migrated]

Given a square matrix $M$, we know the exponential of $M$ is $$\exp(M)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty{\frac{M^n}{n!}}$$ and the logarithm is $$\log(M)=-\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{(1-M)^k}{k}$$ The derivative of ...
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How to prove that the Laplace oparator of the Heisenberg group is sub-elliptic?

The Heisenberg group $H^3$ is the set $\mathbb C\times \mathbb R$ endowed with the group law $$ (z,t)\cdot(w,s) =\left (z+w, \,t+s+\tfrac{1}{2}\Im m(z \bar{w})\right). $$ For $z=x+ i y \in \mathbb C$ ...
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Differentially closed fields

Let F be a field. Recall that an additive map $d: F\rightarrow F$ is said to be a derivation if $d(ab)=ad(b)+d(a)b$. Now let $F$ be a ring and let $d$ be a derivation of $F$. Examples I have in mind ...
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Chain rule for weakly differentiable functions

Given are $f\in L^1(\mathbb R^n)$, $f>0$, such that $\log f\in L^1_{\mathrm{loc}}(\mathbb R^n)$ and $\nabla \log f = g$ in the sense of distributions, with $g\in L^1_{\mathrm{loc}}(\mathbb R^n)\cap ...
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Spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on a domain of finite volume in the hyperbolic space $H^n$

What is known about the ($L^2$) spectrum of the minus Laplace-Beltrami operator ($- \Delta$) with zero boundary conditions on $B =H^n/\Gamma$, where $H^n$ is $n$-dimensional hyperbolic space ...
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Harmonic spinors on closed hyperbolic manifolds

Does anyone know an example of a closed spin hyperbolic manifold of dimension 3 or greater such that the kernel of the Dirac operator is non-trivial? I'm mainly interested in the 3-dimensional case ...
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Existance of Integrating Factors, a Constructive Proof

Being a novice with differential equations, I recently learned that if $\mu$ is an integrating factor for $\frac{dy}{dx}f(x,y)+ g(x,y)=0$, then the corresponding 1-form, $\mu fdy+\mu g dx$, is exact. ...
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Does the normal ordered product on differential operators lift to $U\left(\mathfrak{gl}_n\right)$?

Let $n\in\mathbb N$. Let $k$ be a commutative ring in which $1,2,3,\ldots$ are invertible. Let $\Omega$ denote the $k$-algebra of polynomial differential operators on $n$ variables $x_1$, $x_2$, ..., ...
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Spectrum of the Grassmannian Laplacian

The spectrum of the Laplacian (with respect to the Fubini--Study metric) was addressed in this old question. Does anyone know if these results have been extended to the Grassmannians?
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Positivity of semiclassical pseudodifferential operators

Let me first give some background. (My reference is Martinez's book An introduction to semiclassical and microlocal analysis) Let $m\in\mathbb{R}$, and ...
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Pochhammer symbol of a differential, and hypergeometric polynomials

I have a minor result which I'm sure has come up somewhere before but I can't seem to find it. Consider a confluent hypergeometric function of the form $$\newcommand{\ff}{{}_1F_1} ...
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Diffusion on a semi-Riemannian manifold?

A great deal of literature exists on the heat equation and heat kernel for a Riemannian manifold. The Laplace-Beltrami operator in the given metric replaces the flat Laplacian in the heat equation, ...
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How to compute the index of such operator?

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold, with $R$ nowhere-vanishing vector field on $M$(whose orbit may be closed/ not closed). $E$ and $F$ are two vector bundle (Edit: which are sub-bundles of ...
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Elliptic operators corresponds to non vanishing vector fields

Let $X$ be a non vanishing vector field on a compact manifold $M$. The only differential operator associated with $X$ which I am aware of, is the derivational operator $D(g)=X.g$. Unfortunately ...
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Holomorphic natural bundles and operators

I am wondering up to what extent the classical theory of (smooth) natural bundles and natural operations extends to the holomorphic setting. After a quick thought, I've gone through the standard ...
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Differential Operators On A Curve And On Osculating Circle

Given a 1D Riemannian manifold $\Gamma$ embedded in 2D Euclidean space (e.g. a parametric curve on a plane $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ ), and point $x_{0}\in \Gamma$, we denote $S^{1}(x_{0})$ the circle ...
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Atiyah Singer index theorem and Hodge de Rham operator

When I read about Atiyah Singer index theorem I met the following example: let $M$ is (orientable closed smooth) Riemannian manifold and consider Hodge-de Rham Dirac operator defined by $d+d^*$ ...
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Differential operators acting on the Schwartz space

I asked a similar question on math stack exchange but didn't get an answer so I will try to ask it here. Any help/suggestion is most than welcome! Let $D$ be a linear differential operator with ...
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Mean value operator on Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ a Riemannian manifold. Further $M$ should be a harmonic space, that is $M$ is a symmetric and simply connected space of rank 1. (Example: Spheres $S^n$) Consider the mean value operator, ...
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Deciding whether linear equations are solvable over specific subrings of $K(x_1,..,x_n)$

The definition of 'linear equations are solvable' which is meant here is Let $R$ be a commutative ring (associative and with unity). For given $m \in \mathbb{N}$ and $b \in R$, it is decideable ...
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Rellich Embedding Theorem for the $2$-Sphere

I'm trying to understand the Rellich-Embedding Theorem in the non-flat case by looking at the $2$-sphere. To be precise, for $S$ the spinor bundle of $S^2$; $L^2(S^2)$ the space of square integrable ...
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Getting out a system of linear ODEs by knowing the Magnus expansion

Assume we are given for a transition between two time points $t_0 = 0$ and $t_1$ a matrix relationship, eventually describing the solution of a system of linear with non-constant coefficients, ...
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derivative of the adiabatic limit of the eta invariant

To ask my question I have to write down the setup. Basically the setup is the adiabatic limit of the reduced eta invariant of Dirac operator associated to the submersion metric and connection. So if ...
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Estimate for differential of inverse map

Let $f: M \to N$ be a diffeomorphism between two riemannian Manifolds. Suppose there exist constants $0 < c \leq C$ such that for all $p \in M$, we have $c \leq |df_p| \leq C$. Here, $df$ denotes ...
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The Spectrum of certain differential operators

We fix a Hilbert space isomorphism $\phi:H^{1}\to H^{2}$. Here by $H^{s},\;s=1,2,\;$ we mean the sobolev space on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ or $S^{2}$. We consider the following polynomial vector field on ...
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How we do actually compute the topological index in Atiyah-Singer?

This is migrated by math.stackexchange as I did not receive an answer. I do not know if it is too naive for this site. I am taking a lectured class in Atiyah-Singer this semester. While the class is ...
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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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Ring of SO(n)-invariant differential operators on M_n,m

I'm reading through Stephen Gelbart's paper "A Theory of Stiefel Harmonics." (http://www.ams.org/journals/tran/1974-192-00/S0002-9947-1974-0425519-8/). There comes a point in the paper (Lemma 2.8) ...
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$\eta$-invariants of Riemann Surface

I am curious about a concrete computation of $\eta$-invariants for Riemann surface, e.g. Torus. Is there any nice review or notes talking about the computation? Or is it possible to express it as ...
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$\eta$ invariants of Pin+ manifolds $\mathbb{RP}^{8k}$

In general, I am curious about the 'quantization' of $\eta$-invariants on Pin+ manifold, i.e., what is the 'minimal unit' of $\eta$-invariants on a manifold with certain choice of Pin+ structure. ...
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Operator theory of the Hessian

How can I learn more about the operator theory of the Hessian? The Hessian of a function $u : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb R$ over a domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb R^n$ is the matrix of second ...
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Differential and pre-differential of Jacobi identity

Let M be a manifold. To what extent all Lie algebra structures with tensorial property on $\chi^{\infty}(M)$ are studied? That is a Lie algebra structure for which $[X,fY]=f[X,Y]$. (For ...
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Equivalence of fractional power of second-order positive differential operator as pseudodifferential operator and a fractional definition

Let $A$ be a second-order differential operator on a closed manifold $M$ satisfying $$(Au,u) \geq 0$$ with $A=-\Delta$ the Laplace-Beltrami the model case. One can define for $s \in (0,1)$ the ...
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Ask the validity of Tauberian lemma in Sogge's book

In C.D.Sogge's Fourier Integrals in Classical Analysis pp.128-129, he proved Lemma4.2.3(Tauberian Lemma): Lemma. Let$g(\lambda)$ be a piece-wise continuous tempered function of $\mathbb{R}$. Assume ...
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The Moyal action of a planar vector field

Let $X=P\frac{\partial}{\partial x}+Q\frac{\partial}{\partial y}$ be a polynomial vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$. Consider the following (Moyal) operator on $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$: ...
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Density of Laplace image

Let $D$ define the differential operator $-\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2}$ on $\mathbb R$. Let $\xi\notin\mathbb R$ be a complex number. Is it true that $$ (D-\xi)C_c^\infty({\mathbb R}) $$ is dense ...
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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 ...
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comparison principle for viscosity solution to linear nonlocal equation with drift

I met a problem about comparison principle for nonlocal equation when I study SDEs driven by Levy noise. Since, I have no background about PDEs, it may be a stupid question: $$Iu=\lambda ...
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what and where is Dubrovin's tri-differential operator?

IFF memory serves, Dubrovin made good use of a tridiffereential operator long before H & R fluxes. What did he use it for and where?
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Is there a general way to determine the Laplacian of the eigenvalues of a real symmetric matrix? [closed]

I have a real symmetric $3\times3$ matrix $\mathbf{M}(\mathbf{r}$) which depends on $\mathbf{r} \in \mathbb{R}^3$. Each eigenvalue can be considered a scalar field $e_i(\mathbf{r})$ over ...
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A Poincare-Type Inequality and its generalization

Let $f(\theta)$ be a fixed positive $2\pi-$periodic $C^1$ function on $\mathbb{R}$ with $$\int_0^{2\pi}f(\theta)\cos\theta d\theta=\int_0^{2\pi}f(\theta)\sin\theta d\theta=0,$$ Does for any ...
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Intuition behind Stokes operator?

I know that the definition of the Stokes operator (which appears in the functional form of the Navier-Stokes equations) is  $$A = -P_L Δ$$ where $Δ$ is the Laplacian, and $P_L$ is the Leray ...
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Recursive formula for symbol of resolvent on noncompact manifold

On a compact Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$ without boundary it was shown (by R. Seeley) how to define the complex power of an elliptic classical pseudodifferential operator $A$ of positive order $m$: ...
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Motivating the Bessel translation operator

In a paper I am reading on the Hankel transform (this paper to be exact), I've come across a somewhat peculiar definition for a generalized translation operator. The operator is designed with a ...
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Are there any natural differential operators besides $d$?

Let $\lambda = (\lambda_1, \ldots, \lambda_r)$ and $\mu = (\mu_1, \ldots, \mu_r)$ be partitions such that $\mu_j = \lambda_j +1$ for one index $j$ and $\mu_i = \lambda_i$ for all other $i$. Then there ...
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Functional Calculus and Fredholm index

Let $-\Delta: W^{2,2} \subset L^2(\mathbb{S}^2) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{S}^2)$. Then it is "easy" to show that $-\Delta $ is self-adjoint. Now, I am looking for closed operators $T$ and $T^*$ of order ...
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Estimates of eigenvalues of elliptic operators on compact manifolds

The classical Weyl law says that if $\Delta$ is the Laplace operator on functions on a compact Riemannian manifold $(M^n,g)$, $n>2$, then its $k$th eigenvalue satisfies the asymptotic formula ...