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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Mean value formula for high order elliptic operators

Weyl's lemma says any distributionally harmonic function $u\in L^1_{\text{loc}}$ is harmonic. One way to prove it is as follows. Take radially symmetric compactly supported and smooth approximation ...
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basic doubt in a free boundary problem for the p-Laplacian

I am studying the following article : http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/12/87/60/PDF/fbpLaplacian.pdf In this article the author consider $K \subset \{ x \in R^n ; x_1 = 0 \}$ a smooth, ...
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Reference request: Boundary behavior and quantitative lower bound for the principal eigenfunction of an elliptic PDE in a ball $B(r)$

Consider the elliptic eigenvalue problem $$ \begin{cases} \int_{B(r)} A(x) \nabla u \cdot \nabla \phi \, dx &= \ \ \frac{\lambda_1}{r^2}\int_{B(r)} u \phi \, dx \\ \qquad \qquad \qquad \quad ...
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Linearizing and solving a nonlinear PDE numerically

Im trying to solve the following (transport & diffusion) nonlinear PDE numerically (via finite volume on a cuboid region. Some Material gets cooled down, s.t. in some areas the material becomes ...
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Vanishing of non commutative ( Wodzicki) residue on pseudo differential projections

Its a known fact that the non-commutative (Wodzicki) residue of a pseudo-differential projection is always zero. My question is: Is it possible to get this result by looking at structure of the ...
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slightly subcritical elliptic pde; the linearized equations

Let $ p_m \nearrow \frac{N+2}{N-2}$ and consider the family of elliptic problems $$-\Delta u_m(x)=u_m(x)^{p_m} \quad B \qquad \quad u_m =0 \quad \partial B,$$ where $B$ is the unit ball ...
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A density result for biharmonic functions

Let $U_1, U_2\subset\mathbb R^3$ open and homeomorphic to the open unit ball, with sufficiently smooth boundary, such that $\overline{U}_1\subset U_2$. Is is true that every biharmonic function $u$ ...
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Laplacians associated to symplectic cohomologies

I am reading the paper"cohomology and Hodge theory on symplectic manifolds I" by Tseng and Yau. In this paper they consider several cohomologies on symplectic manifolds $(M,\omega)$based on the ...
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What's wrong with the Courant nodal domain theorem

The Courant nodal domain theorem (for Neumann boundary conditions) says that the $n$-th eigenfunction has at most $n$ nodal domains (connected components where the eigenfunction has the same sign. ...
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First order Elliptic operator

Assume that there exists a first order elliptic operator $D$ acting on functions from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to some vector space $V$. What can we conclude about $V$? For example, is the dimension of $V$ ...
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Regularity of solutions for a non linear elliptic equation

Let $v_k$ be a radial sequence of function that satisfies in $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^4$ $(-\Delta)^2 v_k=e^{v_k}$ $v_k(x)\leq v_k(0)=0$ $\left\Vert (-\Delta)v_k\right\Vert_{L^1(B_R(0))}=O(1)\qquad ...
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Extra regularity of Poisson problem having nonzero Neumann boundary condition in convex domain

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ be a convex simply connected domain having piecewise smooth boundary, $f\in L^2(\Omega)$ and $g\in H^{\frac 1 2}(\partial\Omega)$. Grisvard in [1] among others prove ...
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Proof of regularity for bounded elliptic problem

We consider the boundary value problem for potential in the form: $$-\Delta u(\boldsymbol{x})=0,\quad \boldsymbol{x}\in \mathbb R^3\smallsetminus S,$$ with boundary conditions $$\nabla ...
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solving elliptic system of first-order linear PDE's

I am a physicist and while solving linearized Einstein's equations, have come across a system of linear PDE's with $7$ dependent variables and $2$ independent variables. There is a subsystem which ...
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find a weak solution in an intersection of Sobolev spaces

In using-lax-milgram-to-find-a-weak-solution-in-an-intersection-of-sobolev-spaces the weak solution for $$ -\Delta^2 u = f \in L^2(U)\\ \\ u|_{\partial U}=\Delta u|_{\partial U} = 0 $$ was ...
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A question about fractional integrals

I am starting from Theorem 3.4 in Struwe's book Variational methods. The authors proves an existence result for a problem with critical growth. I would like to replace the laplacian with the ...
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Analytic solution of Poisson's equation

Consider Poisson's equation $\nabla^2 u = 1$ on a square of side-length 1 centered at the origin. Cut out a circle of radius 1/3 at the center of this square. Impose a von Neumann boundary condition ...
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Bunimovich stadium bouncing ball

http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2008/07/07/hassells-proof-of-scarring-for-the-bunimovich-stadium/ I cannot relate how the eigenfunctions normalizaed correspond to the probabality distribution of the ...
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vector valued pde's good reference

I recently came across a Dirichlet problem for a vector valued functions. In broad terms the problem is as follows. Suppose $\Omega \subset \Bbb R^n$ is a smooth bounded domain, $P:C^\infty(X)^n ...
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A proof of energy functional appearing in the regularity of elliptic and parabolic equations

I have got trapped in this problem for nearly two years when I dealt with regularity of solutions of elliptic and parabolic equations. I have not found a nice proof to support this assertion. Now I am ...
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Pseudoinverse of Neumann-Laplacian

Suppose you have the following PDE: find $u \in H^1(\Omega)$ such that $$-\Delta u = f, \\ \frac{\partial u}{\partial n} = 0. $$ Further assume a solvability condition $$\int_\Omega f ...
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Bound deg 3 partial differential operator on Laplace eigenfunction?

I am no expert on PDE and analysis but I am looking for certain technique from PDE. Let $D_2$ be the Laplace operator and $f$ is an eigenfunction, i.e., $D_2 f=\lambda f$ for some $\lambda>1$. (or ...
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Yau's conjecture for positive Chern class

I heard in a conference that Yau's conjecture is open for positive Chern class. I read in an article that talked about some stability conditions necessary in this case. So I want to know if this ...
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analytic solution to elliptic PDE in R^n

I am looking for (minimal) conditions, which guarantee that the problem Lu = 0 in R^n, where L is a second-order (uniformly) elliptic operator with analytic coefficients, has a unique global ...
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Failure of Fredholm property of elliptic PDE systems

Roughly speaking, a PDE operator satisfies the Fredholm property if its principal symbol is elliptic and the information provided on the boundary satisfies the Shapiro-Lopatinskii condition. What can ...
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A question about the $C^{2,\alpha}$ regularity of concave fully nonlinear uniformly elliptic equation

While reading Theorem 6.6 of Chapter Six of "Fully nonlinear elliptic equation" by Luis A. Caffarelli and Xavier Cabre in the American mathematical society colloquium publications vol. 43, I get two ...
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Is the left regularizer for elliptic BVP a left inverse for the principal part?

Take a differential operator with elliptic symbol, consider just the principal part of the operator. Can one invert this principal part with some parametrix type construction (at least construct a ...
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Non symmetric coefficient matrix for elliptic PDE

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a domain and consider the PDE in divergence form $$ D_i(a_{i,j}D_ju)=0 \tag{1}$$ where $a_{i,j}(x)$ are measurable and satisfly the uniform ellipticity ...
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A parametrix for the $\bar\partial$ operator adapted to a holomorphic foliation

Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold with (regular) holomorphic foliation given by a holomorphic subbundle $\mathcal F$ of the tangent bundle. The foliation induces a filtration on differential ...
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Possible mistake in De Giorgi's paper on Holder's regularity

$\mu_{n-1}$ is the $n-1$ dimensional measure and $\operatorname{meas}$ is the $n$-dimensional one. $I(\varrho)$ is the ball of radius $\varrho$ around a fixed point $y$ in the domain $\Omega\subset ...
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Caccioppoli-Leray Inequality for De Giorgi's theorem proof

I am studying De Giorgi's proof of Holder continuity of solutions of elliptic equations with bounded measurable coefficients. This is the translation of the original paper De Giorgi paper At page ...
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Regularity of solution of nonlinear equation

Hi! Let $L$ be a linear elliptic operator of order $4$ with smooth and bounded coefficients on the ball $B_1$ of $R^{2n}$ and let $N\in C_{loc}^{0,\alpha}(R^{3})$. Let $f\in C^{0,\alpha}(B_1)$ ...
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Fredholm alternative result for general elliptic system?

Now I have known that Fredholm alternative result is valid for the strong elliptic system. But I'm not sure that is it still valid for the general elliptic system, in which the second-order heading ...
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Please recommend some literature on the systematical theory of the elliptic systems!

Now I'm interested in the theory of elliptic systems, for example, both the linear and nonlinear case, the exsitence and regularity results, and is there a Fredholm alternative result for the linear ...
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Regularity of the right hand side (the source term) in Evans-Krylov theory

A well-known theorem of Evans and Krylov states that in an equation of the form $F(D^2 u)=g$, provided that the right hand side and $u$ both have Lipschitz gradient, and that $F$ is concave or convex ...
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The maximum in the Poisson problem on the cube with constant source

Question: Let us consider the Poisson problem on the square with constant source $1$ $$ \begin{cases} - \Delta u &= 1, \qquad \text{ in } (0,1)^n \\\\ u &= 0, \qquad \text{ on } \partial ...
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Mean value theorem for harmonic functions on ellipsoid

Is there any result like the mean value theorem for harmonic functions on ellipsoids (instead of sphere)?
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H_0^1 and C_infinity on the interior, does that imply classical limit is 0 on the boundary?

The solutions to the Dirichlet problem of elliptic PDE with smooth enough coefficients below to H_0^1 and also belong to C_infinity on the interior. Does that mean the classical limit of the function ...
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Result like Brezis-Kato Lemma for Biharmonic equation.

Is there any result for the 4th order elliptic pde,like we do have for 2nd order pde: Consider the equation,\ $\Delta^2 u = a(x)u$ and $a(x)\in L^{\frac{n}{4}}(\Omega)$, where $\Omega$ is bounded. If ...
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Does a Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry admit an isometric proper embedding into Euclidean space with uniformly thick tubular neighborhood

Suppose $(M,g)$ is an open Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry, i.e., the injectivity radius is $\ge \epsilon>0$ and each iterated covariant derivative of curvature is bounded with respect to ...
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In which way is this a linearization of the Gross-Pitaevskii-Equation?

In their paper [1] (full text at [2]) Bethuel et al on page 249 (bottom) linearize the moving frame Gross-Pitaevskii-Equation $0=-ic \partial_{x_1} \widetilde{v} - \Delta \widetilde{v} - ...
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Higher dimensional analogue of Kellog's theorem? (Holder continuity of solution to Dirichlet problem with Holder continuous boundary data)

Let $f:S^n\to C$ be a continuous function, $n\geq 1$. When $n=1$, this is a well-known theorem, called Kellog's theorem (or sometimes Kellog-Warschawski's theorem) which states the following Theorem: ...
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Interior regularity for elliptic equations

The monograph "Non-Homogeneous Boundary Value Problems and Applications" by Lions and Magenes is infamous for developing a truly extensive regularity theory for elliptic problems on domains, and for ...
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why is it called the diamagnetic inequality?

How is the Diamagnetic inequality born? Why is it call this name? Diamagnetic inequality: $\big|\nabla|u|(x)\big|\leq \big|(\nabla+iA)u(x)\big|$.
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Nash's paper on parabolic equations.

I am currently studying the paper "CONTINUITY OF SOLUTIONS OF PARABOLIC AND ELLIPTIC EQUATIONS" by John Nash (cf. American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 80, 1958). The author there establishes some a ...
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Boundedness of a given boundary value problem.

I've been given the following BVP: \begin{align*} -\Delta u = u- u^3,\: x\in \Omega \end{align*}\begin{align} u = 0,\: x\in \partial \Omega \end{align} where $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ is bounded. ...
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Quantitative Global Schauder Estimates/Hölder Regularity

Consider the linear second order elliptic Dirichlet problem $$-\nabla\cdot (a\nabla u)\quad u=0 \text{ on }\partial\Omega$$ Condtion 1:$\Lambda |\xi|^2\geq\sum a_{i,j}(x) \xi_i \xi_j \geq \lambda ...
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Schauder estimates for higher order linear elliptic operator on manifold

Hi! Let $(M,g)$ be a smooth compact riemannian manifold without boundary. Let $L$ be a linear elliptic operator on $M$ of order $2k$ with smooth coefficients. Suppose i have $u\in W^{2k,2}(M)$ and ...
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elliptic regularity on manifolds

Hello! I'm reading the book of T. Aubin Some nonlinear problems in Riemannian geometry. In chapter 3 he introduces elliptic operators on manifolds, but then he gives regularity results for elliptic ...
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second derivatives of initial conditions for a non-linear PDE

Hello, I have the following problem: Having a non-linear PDE of second order, there are the initial conditions $F(x,0)=g(x)$, $\partial_yF(x,0)=h(x)$. The question is: Can the second derivatives ...