Questions about partial differential equations of elliptic type. Often used in combination with the top-level tag ap.analysis-of-pdes.

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Schauder estimate on a bounded domain

We know if $u:\mathbb{R}^{n}\to \mathbb{R}$ is a smooth function with compact support, then we can show, via integration by part, that $$ ||\Delta u||=||{\nabla}^2u|| $$ where $||\cdot||$ is the ...
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Uniqueness affine curvature

Let $\gamma_1,\gamma_2: \mathbb{S}^1 \to \mathbb{R}^2$ be two smooth, closed, convex curves that their (special)affine curvature, $\mu_1,\mu_2$ are equal, that is $\mu_1(\theta)=\mu_2(\theta)$, for ...
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How do solutions of a PDE depend on parameters?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded smooth domain and $\sigma_1,\sigma_2:\Omega\to(c^{-1},c)$ measurable (for some constant $1<c<\infty$). Let $f\in ...
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Schauder-type estimates for polyharmonic operators in a smooth domain of $R^N$

Let $L$ be an elliptic operator of the form $$ Lu := (-1)^m \sum_{|\alpha|=2m} a_\alpha(x) D^\alpha u + \sum_{|\alpha|\leq 2m-1} b_\alpha (x) D^\alpha u $$ with smooth coefficients and $u$ defined ...
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Structure of sign changes under the heat flow

Let $f$ be a smooth function on $R^2$, and define $N_f$ to be the set of points $p$ such that the nodal set of $f$ ($\{x\in R^2: f(x)=0\}$) divided every neighborhood of $p$ into four regions. Indeed, ...
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probabilistic interpretation of elliptic equation with mixed boundary condition

I would like to understand the probabilistic interpretation of the following elliptic problem with mixed Dirichlet-Neumann boundary conditions: Let $B := \{ x \in \mathbb{R}^n, \quad \| x \|_2 \leq 1 ...
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the most natural approach to solve an elliptic PDE in R^n [closed]

Let $n \geq 1, \lambda >0, f \in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and $b: \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ a vector field satisfying $\mbox{div}(b) \in L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^n)$. What would be the most natural ...
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Oblique derivative smoothness of harmonic functions

Let $Q$ be a domain in the half-space $\mathbb R^n\cap\{x_n>0\}$ and part of its boundary is a domain $S$ on the hyperplane $x_n=0$. Let $u\in C(\bar Q)\cap C^2( Q)$ satisfy $\Delta u=0$ in $Q$ and ...
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Method of proving the regularity of the minimizer of geometric variational problems

Recall the proof of the $(\Lambda,r_0)$-perimeter minimizer. We say that $E$ is a $(\Lambda,r_0)$-perimeter minimizer in an open set A provided $sptD\chi_E=\partial E$ and there exist two constants ...
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Mountain Pass theorem for minimization problems with constraints

Let $I[u]$ be a functional on a (possibly infinite dimensional) Hilbert space. Then, under some conditions, the Mountain Pass theorem guarantees the existence of a saddle point (see ...
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Kernel of Bianchi operator: Is a (smooth tame) Frechet manifold?

Let $M$ be a smooth compact manifold, $\mathcal{S}=\Gamma(\odot^2T^*M)$ the smooth tame Frechet space of smooth symmetric $2$-covariant tensors, and $\mathcal{M}=\Gamma(\odot^2_+T^*M)$ the smooth tame ...
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Space of p-harmonic functions

Let $\Omega \subset\mathbb{R}^d$, $d \geq 2$, be a sufficiently nice set to make the following question meaningful. I am interested in the space of p-harmonic functions on $\Omega$; that is, the ...
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The level set of convolution

Suppose $u\in C^2(\bar \Omega)\cap C^\infty(\Omega)$ is a function which is compact supported on $\Omega$ with $u\equiv 0$ at $\partial\Omega$, and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^3$. We also assume that ...
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Density of restrictions of $p$-harmonic functions on a hypersurface

Let $\omega,\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$, $n\geq2$, be bounded smooth domains so that $\bar\omega\subset\Omega$. Let $1<p<\infty$. Define the boundary space $B=W^{1,p}(\omega)/W^{1,p}_0(\omega)$; ...
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Showing existence of positive weak solution of a PDE by CoV

Given the following PDE $$ \begin{cases} -\Delta u+\alpha=u^q &x\in\Omega\\ u=0 &x\in\partial\Omega \end{cases} $$ where $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^3$ is open bounded with smooth boundary, ...
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Linking theorem, elliptic pde

I am trying to solve some linear system of the form $$ \Delta \phi +p v(r)^{p-1} \psi = -f, \qquad \Delta \psi + qu(r)^{q-1} \phi =g $$ in $ \mathbb{R}^N$ where $ f,g$ are given and $ \phi,\psi$ are ...
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Does the Legendre-Hadamard condition imply a generalized Gårding inequality?

For simplicity, we restrict to constant coefficients. Let $A^{ij}_{ab} \in \mathbb{R}$, $1 \le i, j \le n$ and $1 \le a, b\le m$, satisfy the Legendre-Hadamard condition: $$ ...
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Regularity of solutions of strongly elliptic system: how smooth must the boundary be?

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a bounded domain with the boundary of class $C^{1,1}$. Let $A$ be a selfadjoint operator acting in $L^2(\Omega;\mathbb{C}^n)$. The operator $A$ is given by the ...
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Local Biot-Savart law in $B(x_o,r) \subset \mathbb R^2$

Let $u: \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^2$ and let $\omega = \text{curl } u$ be the 2D vorticity of $u$, where $u, \omega \in L^2(\mathbb R^2)$ and $\nabla \cdot u = 0$. The classical Biot-Savart law states ...
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A “gradient” weak Harnack inequality for quasilinear elliptic equations

Suppose we are in the following loosely described setting: we have a non-negative supersolution $h$ of the following elliptic equation: \begin{equation} \Delta h + \|\nabla h\|^2 + f(x) \geq 0 ...
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Implicit function theorem for elliptic partial differential equations

Consider the elliptic equation $-\Delta u=\alpha f(u)$ in $R^n$ and assume that for some $\alpha^* \in R$ it has a bounded smooth solution $u^*$ in $R^n$ ($f$ is a nice smooth function). Under what ...
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Elliptic operator on non compact manifolds with ends of the type $\Omega\times (r,\infty)\times\mathbb{R}$

A smooth manifold $M$ is a manifold with a cylindrical end if there exists a compact subset $K\subset M$ such that $M\backslash K$ is diffeomorphic to $\Omega\times (r,\infty)$ where $\Omega$ is a ...
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A integral equation with Discrete to result by inverse problem

Problem I asked a question at Math.SE last year and later offered a bounty for it, but it remains unsolved even in the simplest case. So I finally decided to repost this case here, (I know the ...
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Moser's iteration for non homogeneous quasilinear elliptic PDE

I want to know some reference of Moser's iteration for non homogeneous quasilinear uniformly elliptic PDE, in particular, $u_{ij}(\delta_{ij}+u_iu_j|\nabla u|^2)=0$. I want to know how to deal with ...
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Implicit function theorem on boundary points

I have the following examples: (1) $xy-1=0$ with $x\ge 0$. By the implicit function theorem, we can solve when $x\in(0, \infty)$. Here on the boundary we have $y=\frac{1}{x}\rightarrow \infty$ as ...
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Regularity of Schrödinger Resolvent

The following problem keeps bothering me: Let $H:=-\Delta+V$ be a Schrödinger-Operator in $\mathbb{R}^n$, where $V$ is a Kato-Potential of type $K_n$, which especially yields that $H$ is e.s.a. on ...
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$\lVert u\rVert_{W^{2,p}}$ is bounded above by $\lVert \Delta_p u\rVert_{L^2}$ for $u \in W^{1,p}_0 \cap W^{2,p}$?

I work on a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and let $p \geq 2$ and the operator $\Delta_p u = \nabla \cdot (|\nabla u |^{p-2}\nabla u)$. Does the following inequality (or something similar hold) for ...
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How to prove it is uniformly bounded?

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain with smooth boundary. Say $\theta\in(0, 1]$. Let $u(x, \theta)$ be a solution to the problem $\Delta u-\theta u=g(x)$ subject to Neumann boundary condition. Suppose ...
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Continuously dependent on parameters [closed]

How do we check whether the solution is continuouly dependent on parameters? Let $\Omega$ be a domain with smooth boundary. Say $f$ and $h$ are smooth. Assume that for each $\theta\in (0, 1]$, the ...
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Is there a maximum principle for stress in continuum mechanics?

I'm working with the equilibrium equations in linear elasticity, which I have not worked with in the past. My engineering colleagues seem to "know" that the maximum Von Mises stress occurs on the ...
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ABP estimates for semiconvex functions [closed]

Referring to the classical ABP Estimate (Gilbarg-Trudinger Lemma 9.2) I am looking for if such an estimate can be generalized to semiconvex functions. In an article of Trudinger (Comparison Principles ...
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Green's operator of elliptic differential operator

Let $P:\Gamma(E)\rightarrow\Gamma(F)$ be an elliptic partial differential operator, with index $=0$ and closed image of codimension $=1$, between spaces $\Gamma(E)$ and $\Gamma(F)$ of smooth sections ...
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Question regarding Laplace equation under Evans setting

All the following we use Evans notation. By Green's reconstruction formula, we could represent $u$ by $$ u(x)=\int_\Omega-\triangle u(y)G(x,y)dy-\int_{\partial \Omega}u(y)\partial_\nu ...
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Eigenfunction on surface with boundary

Suppose we have a two-dimensional surface $M$ with smooth boundary $\partial M$. Equip $M$ with a metric $g$ such that the Gauss curvature $K$ of $M$ and geodesic curvature $\kappa$ of $\partial M$ ...
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Analytical solution of diffusion PDE with Robin boundary condition

I need to find the analytical solution of the time-independent diffusion equation with constant coefficients on the unit disk $\Omega$ with subject to Robin boundary conditions. The formulation is as ...
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Green's function and eigenvalues with multiplicity

Green's function of a differential operator contains a lot of information of that operator. In particular, if we have a differential operator on a compact manifold with discrete spectrum, then Green's ...
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significance of the Fučík spectrum

The Fučík spectrum seems to gain momentum among people working on spectral theory, with almost 300 articles published on this topic over the last 5 years, according to Google scholar. There exist ...
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Existence of solution?

I am sorry if this question is not at the MO level. But I have not found a reference so I would like ask it here. Follow this paper :http://www.math.ku.dk/~hugger/articles/CTAC2003.pdf Let ...
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What is the first eigenvalue of $p$-Laplacian on unit sphere $S^n$?

We know that the first eigenvalue of Laplacian on the Riemannian unit sphere $S^n$ is $n$, then what is the explicit expression for the first eigenvalue of $p$-Laplacian on $S^n$? The $p$-Laplacian ...
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Is this inequality true?

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain with smooth boundary. Let $$ S=\{u\in C^2(\overline \Omega): \frac{\partial u}{\partial n}=0 \text{ on } \partial\Omega \}.$$ Fix $\Phi\in S$ with $\Phi(x)>0$ for ...
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Analytic extension of the exterior Newtonian potential into the domain

I just want to know for a domain with smooth boundary whether exterior Newtonian potential has singular analytic extension into the domain or into a part of the domain. Definition of Newtonian ...
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Uniform upper bound for dim of kernel and codimension of range of certain familly of PDE

A polynomial vector field of degree $n$ on $S^{2}$ is the Poincare compactification of a $n$ degree polynomial vector field on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$.It is a real analytic vector field on $S^{2}$ which ...
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Elliptic PDE-Fredholm PDE(Is there a contradictory situation)

Let $E$ be a smooth vector bundle on a closed manifold $M$. Assume that $D:\Gamma^{\infty}(E)\to \Gamma^{\infty}(E)$ is a diff. operator which is a fredhoolm operator, in the algebraic ...
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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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Solvability of quasilinear elliptic equations on closed manifolds

Is there any reference about solvability theory of quasilinear elliptic equations on closed manifolds? In particular, I am looking for solvability condition for function $f$ of following equation ...
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$C^0$ estimate for solutions of elliptic PDE with Neumann BC

I am interested in a reference for (or counterexample to) a particular $C^0$ estimate for solutions of the Laplace equation with Neumann boundary conditions. More precisely, let $(M,g)$ be a ...
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Differentiability of Nemytskii operator on Sobolev space

I am trying to consider hypothesis on $g$ such that the operator $$ H_0^1 (\Omega) \to L^2(\Omega), \qquad v \mapsto g(v) $$ is $\mathcal C^1$. As additional hypothesis $\Omega$ is bounded and $g(0) = ...
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Local solvability of nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems

Malgrange proves the following statement regarding local solvability of (determined or underdetermined) nonlinear elliptic systems: Let $F_i(x,D^\alpha u)=0$ be a nonlinear elliptic system of order ...
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Differential operator with codimension 2 singularity in the domain

The soft version of the question is as follows: suppose I have a linear operator, and I know it is a 'nice' differential operator on its domain minus a singular set of codimension two. Does the ...
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Elliptic operator are unbounded [closed]

I am reading the book Index Theorem and the Heat Equation written by Peter.B.Gilkey. Here is my question: Let E be a hermitian vector bundle on a compact smooth manifold M. Let $D : ...