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### Is Green's function of an elliptic operator always symmetric?

Let $D$ be an elliptic operator of a compact Riemannian manifold and $G(x_0,x_1)$ the Green's function of $D$. Is $G$ always symmetric in variables $x_0$ and $x_1$, i.e. $G(x_0,x_1)=G(x_1,x_0)$? If ...

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### Let $\mathrm{div}\,(A\,\mathrm{grad}\,u) + b u = f$. Is $(A\,\mathrm{grad}\,u)$ weakly differentiable?

Let us consider the basic linear elliptic PDE
$$
\mathrm{div} (A\,\mathrm{grad}\,u) + bu = f,
$$
with $f\in L^p,$ $A,b$ uniformly bounded. Do we have, for a weak solution $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega')$,
$$
...

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### When does $\{u\in H^1_0: \Delta_{\mu}u\in L^2\}=H_0^1\cap H^2$.

Let $(M,\mu)$ be a weighted Riemannian manifold. In Grigor’yan's book, he proves that the Dirichlet Laplacian $\Delta_{\mu}$ is self-adjoint on the set $u\in\{u\in H^1_0(M): \Delta_{\mu}u\in L^2\}$. ...

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### Gradient elliptic estimate

Consider the half space $\Omega=\{x=(x_1,...,x_N)\in\mathbb{R}^N:x_N>0\}$. Let $u\in C^2(\Omega)\cap C(\overline{\Omega})$ a positive bounded solution of
$$
\begin{eqnarray*}
\Delta u+f(x_N,u)=0, ...

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### positive eigenfunction on complete Riemannian manifold

Let $(M^n,g)$ be a complete(non-compact) Riemannian manifold. Consider the positive solution to the equation
$$
\Delta u = u
$$
where $\Delta=\nabla_i \nabla_i$ is negative semi-definite. Is there ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Harmonic extension in a ball $B(x, r) \subset \mathbb R^n$

I have recently been trying to understand the theory regarding harmonic extensions in $\mathbb R^n$. I have, however, had some difficulties to find the kind of results I am looking for. For that ...

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### introduction books for Dynamic systems of discrete Schrodinger operator for beginner

In this semester, I study in a class of dynamic system. recently the French professor turn to the dynamic system of discrete operator. I find it is difficult to find a book in English. (I have found ...

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### Hopf Lemma for strong solutions

The Hopf lemma still holds for strong solutions? Let $u\in W^{2,p}(\Omega)\cap W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$ with $p>n$ such that $\Delta u + c(x) u\le 0$. If $u(x)>0$ for all $x\in\Omega$ and ...

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### How to define the square root of $1-\Delta $?

If $M$ is a Riemannian manifold with $\Delta $ its Laplacian, how can we define $(1-\Delta)^{1/2}$?
The book I am reading says that $(1-\Delta)^{1/2}$ is an invertible first-order pseudo-differential ...

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### Reference Request: Elliptic differential operators in the Fréchet setting

Normally the theory of (elliptic) differential operators between vector bundles (or $\mathbb{R}^n$) is presented in the language of Sobolev spaces. I'm searching for a book (or something similar) ...

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### Integrability of $D^2u$ for $\infty$-harmonic function $u$?

Consider infinity harmonic functions; that is, functions satisfying $\Delta_\infty u = 0$ with
$$\Delta_\infty u = \langle Du, D^2 u \, Du \rangle = \sum_{i,j} \frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x_i \, ...

**0**

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### Heat equation with heterogeneous heat conduction

I'm trying to discretize and a heat conduction/diffusion problem using finite differences and I was wondering how to use a discrete heat conduction coefficient defined per cell (instead of per ...

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### Constructing a family of domains for application of method of continuity in optimal transportation

Anyway can help me about this paper?
http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0601086v4.pdf
I want to ask page 20, The author want to construct a family of subdomain for using method of continuity. But I can't ...

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### Elliptic theory on compact manifolds

Maybe this is silly.
On a bounded set $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ consider the equation
$$ \Delta u=f \quad\text{ in $\Omega$}$$
$$ u=0\quad\text{ on $\partial\Omega$}.$$
One has the following ...

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### reference on existence result for nonlinear elliptic PDE

During my work, I came to the question of existence of weak solutions to the following elliptic equation
$$\triangle u + \partial_{1} u + \partial_2(f(x_1,x_2,u)) = 0 \hbox{ in } \Omega$$
with ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

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### Extending a harmonic function in a ball to subharmonic in a larger ball

Consider the Laplace equation in a ball $B(r) \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ of radius $r$:
$$
\begin{cases}
-\Delta u &= 0, \quad \text {in} \quad B(r), \\
\ \ \ \ \ \, u&= g, \quad \text {in}\quad ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Integrability of the Poisson integral

Maybe this is rather obvious, but I'm stuck. Let's consider the Laplace equation in the upper half plane with boundary condition $g$, $i.e.$
$$
\Delta u(x,y)=0, u(x,0)=g(x).
$$
Then the solution is ...

**3**

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**1**answer

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### Extendability of $L^{p}$ harmonic functions

Let $u$ be a harmonic function on some open set $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^{n}$ and $u\in L^{p}\left(\Omega\right)$. Is there any reference on extending $u$ to harmonic function on a larger open set ...

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### Green's function for *GJMS* operator

Consider a Riemannian manifold $(M^n, g)$ of dimension $n$ with a metric $g$. We assume $M$ to be closed (compact without boundary). Let's not assume any hypothesis on the Yamabe invariant of the ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### A question about solutions to Floer's equation which are asymptotic to a stationary point

Let $M$ be a compact symplectic manifold and $H$ a time independent Hamiltonian on $M$. Let $\alpha$ be a solution to Floer's equation
$$ u(t,s): S^1 \times \mathbb{R} \to M$$
$$(du+X_H\otimes ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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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 Laplacian

I am studying the following article : http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/12/87/60/PDF/fbpLaplacian.pdf
In this article the authors considers $K \subset \{ x \in R^n ; x_1 = 0 \}$ 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 ...

**4**

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**0**answers

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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 ...

**2**

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**0**answers

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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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

500 views

### 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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**2**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**3**

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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 ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

149 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

271 views

### 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 ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

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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 ...

**1**

vote

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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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vote

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**1**

vote

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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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**1**answer

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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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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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votes

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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 ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

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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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votes

**0**answers

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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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**1**answer

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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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votes

**1**answer

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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 ...