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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The Hölder continuity condition of the Schauder estimates

The classical Schauder estimates (see the link) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schauder_estimates Requires $f\in C^\alpha$ in order to get a solution $u\in C^{2+\alpha}$ of the equation $$\Delta u=f$$ ...
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Estimates on the Green function of an elliptic second order differential operator.

Let $D$ be a linear differential elliptic operator of second order with infinitely smooth coefficients acting on real valued functions on a compact manifold $M$. Let us assume that $D$ has no free ...
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Integration by parts for a general negative-definite self-adjoint operator.

I suspect I am asking a very stupid question. Suppose you have self-adjoint negative-definite operator $L$ densely defined on a space $L^2(\pi)$, with $Lf = \nabla \cdot ( A(x)\nabla f)$, for some ...
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Can the solution of an elliptic operator with smooth coefficients have zeros of infinite order?

I've been told that the answer is no, but I'm having a hard time finding a reference. More precisely, I'm interested in the following. Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bonded open connected set, ...
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Do there exist generalized conformal maps that preserve elliptic measure?

Let $D_1$ and $D_2$ be two bounded simply connected Jordan domains in $\mathbb{R}^2$. By Carathéodory's Theorem there exists a homeomorphism $f:\bar{D}_1 \to \bar{D}_2$ such that the restriction ...
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References? Stability of the Cauchy problem for elliptic and backward-parabolic operators.

Dear community. I'm looking for survey articles about recent and old results about stability for the elliptic and backward-parabolic Cauchy problem. For example: Take $\partial_t u + ...
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Is the complex harmonic extension of a $\mathcal{C^r}$ map from $S^1$ to $\mathbb{C}$ is smooth upto the boundary ?

Suppose we have a map $ h : S^1\to \mathbb{C} $ that we know is a $\mathcal{C^r} $ map ( in the sense of a map between 1-manifold ( or in the sense of a $2\pi$ periodic map from $\mathbb{R}\to ...
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orthonormal basis of eigenvectors for laplacian on a concave polygon

I am interested in the Laplace operator $\Delta$ on a concave polygon. When the polygon is convex, it is known that $\Delta: H^2(\Omega) \rightarrow L^2(\Omega)$ is boundedly invertible. In addition, ...
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problem with non linear pde

I have the following pde which i cannot solve. any suggestions, tips on how to approach a solution? $$\left(1-x^3 \frac{\partial y}{\partial x} \partial_{y}\right) f(y(x))-1/4 \left(1-\frac{1}{x^3 ...
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another solution to PDE possible?

hi there, i have the following pde: $$(\partial_x x^4 \partial_x - \partial_t^2)y(x,t)=0$$ and found the solution $$y=a+t^2-1/x^2$$, with a a constant. Is this solution unique? Does anyone know of any ...
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Vanishing solution of the Poisson equation at infinity

Hi, I am interested in finding some vanish bahavior at infinity of the solutions of this kind of equations: $-\Delta\phi+a(x)\phi=b(x)$ where $a(x), b(x)\in L^{p}$ with $1\leq p\leq 3$. Besides ...
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smoothness of solution for second order elliptic problem

Hello all, could someone point me to a reference that ties the smoothness of the solution $u$ to the classical elliptic problem $\nabla \cdot ( q \nabla u ) = f \;,\; x \in \Omega$ $u = g \;,\; x ...
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Does Hölder continuity imply smoothness for the CMC equation: $u:D^2\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^n$, $\Delta u = 2H\partial_xu\times\partial_yu$, $H$ constant?

Context: I am currently reading through the freely available lecture notes from Tristan Riviere (here) on the applicability of integration by compensation in the analysis of various geometrically ...
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Poisson problem with a “scaled” Laplacian.

Let $d_1$ and $d_2$ be positive constants. I'm considering a 2D Poisson-like problem of the form $$ d_1\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x_1^2} + d_2\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x_2^2} = f$$ in the ...
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Laplace equation over concentric spheres

Is there a closed formula for the solution of Dirichlet problem ($\Delta u=0$) for annulus $r <|x| < R$, $x \in R^n$ (n>2), with two given boundary value functions, $f$ over $|x|=r$ and $g$ over ...
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Betti number and harmonic forms

Dear Experts, On a compact, boundless, Riemannian manifold, the dimension of the space of harmonic k-forms is equal to the k-th Betti number. Is this correct (by Hodge theory)? For example, on the ...
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Poisson equation with special Neumann BC

Hi Consider Poisson equation with Neumann boundary condition but the right hand side of boundary condition is in term of the unknown function $u$. How we can solve it? $\Delta u(x) = f(x)\quad in~ ...
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Trace space and Neumann boundary condition

In which sense is it possible to solve $\Delta u=0$, $\partial_\nu u=\phi$, for $\int\phi=0$ on a closed domain, say a ball $B^3\subset\mathbb R^3$? For example would a $\phi\in L^p(\partial B^3)$, ...
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Finer properties of a sequence of harmonic functions

This was a question that arose for me when I was thinking about how one proves strong unique continuation for elliptic equations. I never could come up with a satisfactory answer. Background: When ...
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Maximum Principle fails when u∉C²(Ω)? Can't find example.

I would like an example where the maximum principle fails in a bounded smooth domain $\Omega$ where one has a solution which is not $C^2(\Omega)$ to $Lu=0$ where $L$ is elliptic and linear. This ...
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Weakened conditions on the smoothness of the domain in the regularity and a priori estimate of Agmon, Douglis, and Nirenberg for elliptic systems

I have read in a couple of places (e.g. An Introduction to PDEs by Renardy and Rogers, p.309) that the smoothness hypotheses on the domain in the a priori estimate of Agmon, Douglis, and Nirenberg for ...
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Moser iteration for elliptic systems

I heard that De Giorgi-Nash-Moser type regularity arguments fail for elliptic systems, but do not know where to start looking for more substantial information. Why does the regularity fail? Is there ...