# Tagged Questions

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### On fundamental solutions to Poisson equation on 3-dimensional manifolds

I am interesting in solutions to Poisson equation
$$\triangle \varphi = 4 \pi \rho \qquad (1)$$
defined on 3-dimensional oriented Riemannian manifold $(M,g)$,
where $g$ is metric and ...

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### Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a nonlinear elliptic PDE

The following nonlinear elliptic PDE arose in my research:
$$\Delta f - e^f \partial_s f = E(s,t)\,,$$
where $f : \mathbb R(s) \times \mathbb R/\mathbb Z(t) \to \mathbb R$, $f = f(s,t)$, is the ...

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### Eigenvalue overdetermined problem

Consider the following overdetermined eigenvalue problem for $\Omega \subset \Bbb{R}^2$:
$$(1) \ \ \ \ \begin{cases} - \Delta u = \lambda u & \text{ in }\Omega \\
u = 0 ...

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### Elliptic regularity Schauder estimates with Dirichlet/Neumann boundary conditions

Consider the linear elliptic equation $Lu = 0$, where $L$ is a second degree elliptic operator with smooth coefficients on a bounded domain $\overline{\Omega} \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, where $\Omega$ is ...

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### Moser estimates?

Consider $u$, an $L^2$ solution to the uniformly elliptic equation $(\partial_t^2 + L)u = 0$ on a ball $B_1$ of radius 1 centered at $(t_0, x_0)$, say, where $t$ can be treated as a "time" variable. I ...

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### $L^2$ bound on solution of PDE in terms of $L^2$ norm of initial value

Let $u \in H^1((0,T)\times S)$ be the unique solution of
$$u_{tt} + \Delta u =0$$
$$u|_{t=0}= u_0$$
$$u|_{t=T}=0$$
where $u_0 \in H^{\frac 12}(S)$ and $S$ is some Euclidean hypersurface without ...

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### About a classic result from Han and Lin's PDE book

Let $A=a_{ij}$ be an $n \times n $ a symmetric matrix where the coeficients are in $L^{\infty}(B_r(0))$ and satisfies
$$ \lambda |\xi|^2 \leq a_{ij}(x)\xi_i\xi_j \leq \alpha |\xi|^2, \ x \in ...

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### Does this linear elliptic equation have a weak solution?

Let $Q = \Omega \times (0,C)$ where $\Omega$ is a bounded domain, write $(x,y) \in Q$ for $x \in \Omega$ and $y \in (0,C)$. Is the problem
$$\Delta_{(x,y)}v = 0\quad\text{in $Q$}$$
$$\frac{\partial ...

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### Laplacian on non-compact domains

I consider non-compact domains $\Omega$ with cylindrical ends. For example, $\Omega$ has a cover $\Omega_0 \cup (0,\infty) \times M$, where $\Omega_0$ has finite measure and $M$ is a compact manifold.
...

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### Nontrivial solutions of a semilinear elliptic equation

What is known, for $N\geq3$, about the existence of nontrivial real-valued solutions $u=u(x)$ of the following semilinear elliptic equation:
$$
\left\{ \enspace
\begin{aligned}
&\Delta u = f(u) ...

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### “C^0 estimate for solutions to $\Delta(u)+e^{-u} \geq 0$”

Let $u: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}.$ Suppose I have a solution to the equation
$$\Delta(u)+e^{-u} \geq 0$$ on $\mathbb{R}^2$. Let r be the radial coordinate on $\mathbb{R}^2$. Suppose that $$lim_{r ...

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### Localized eigenfunctions of drift Laplacians

I am looking for literature which discusses localization of eigenfunctions of drift Laplacians, i.e. $L\underline u=-\Delta \underline u+\underline{v}.\nabla \underline u$ in 2D/3D domains with ...

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### maximum principle on compact manifolds with boundary

Let us consider the equation $Lu + f(u) = 0$ on a compact manifold $\overline{M} = M \cup \partial M$ with boundary, with Dirichlet boundary conditions. $L$ is a linear elliptic operator, and $f$ ...

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### Analysis of Sobolev spaces [closed]

I just wanted to know wthether the following is OK or not.
Let $X$ be $H_0^1(\Omega)\bigcap L^{\infty}(\Omega)$, thought of as a subspace of $H^1_0(\Omega)$ and endowed solely with the usual $H^1$ ...

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### Sobolev space for manifold with boundary

For an compact manifold $M$ without boundary, we consider the eigenfunctions $(f_1,f_2,\ldots)$ of some elliptic operator (e.g $\Delta$) with eigenvalue $\lambda_{1},\lambda_{2},\ldots$. To define ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...