# Tagged Questions

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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### Existence of the solution of a Dirichlet type differential equation

I'm reading the first chapter of the book A geometric approach to free boundary problems by Caffarelli and Salsa, see the PDF here. The question came from Page 14—15. Let me state my question: ...
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### Monotonic convergence of Newton's method for boundary value problems

I’m interested in solving nonlinear elliptic boundary value problems of the type $$-a\Delta u + f(u) = 0,$$ $$u|_\Gamma = u_0$$ by Newton’s method when its convergence is global and monotonic. ...
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### Square Integrable Harmonic Functions in an Infinite Strip

Suppose $S= \left\{x \in \mathbb{R}^3 : a <x_1< b \right\}$ is an infinite strip the three dimensional Euclidean Space. Is it true that the only $L^2$ harmonic function in this strip is the ...
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### Operator on a Sobolev space [closed]

I'm studying Sobolev spaces using Evans' PDE book. I can't figure out this simple fact. Let $L$ be an operator in this form: $$Lu= \sum{D_i(a_{ij}D_j(u))+\sum{b_iD_i(u)+cu}}.$$ I can't understand why ...
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### Gilbarg-Trudinger's book Theorem 4.13

I am reading Gilbarg-Trudinger's book "Elliptic Partial Differential Equations of Second Order". I do not understand the proof of Theorem 4.13. Theorem 4.13 is a special case of Kellogg's theorem in ...
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### Regularity in PDE theory

I stumbled over this question in the context of PDE theory and thought that maybe somebody here knows whether the following is true or not? Let $U$ be connected,open and bounded in $\mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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### Asymptotics of “heat” semigroup

Consider a bounded domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ with smooth boundary. Consider a second order elliptic operator $L$ on $L^2(\Omega)$, defined by either the Dirichlet or Neumann boundary ...
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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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### 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 ...
### 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 ...
Suppose we are in the following loosely described setting: we have a non-negative supersolution $h$ of the following elliptic equation: \Delta h + \|\nabla h\|^2 + f(x) \geq 0 \end{...