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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Is the Lopatinski-Shapiro condition invariant under diffeomorphism?

If a PDE (eg. the heat equation with Robin BCs, or the elliptic version) on a bounded smooth domain $U$ satisfies the Lopatinski-Shapiro condition (for a definition see eg. Wloka), and if $T:U \to W$ ...
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how can we extend this result [duplicate]

Let $T_{a},a\in C$ be a closed operator defined on $D$ subspace of $L^{2}(R)$ onto $L^{2}(R)$ $(T_{a}: D\rightarrow L^{2}(R) )$ with $D$ contains a Schawrz space $S$ ...
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Applications of the Weak and Weak$^*$ topologies to PDEs?

Chapter $3$ of Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations by Haim Brezis constructs and explains the Weak and Weak$^*$ topologies over a Banach Space $E$. The most ...
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Diagonal of Green's Function

I am looking to numerically calulate the diagonal of Green's function. I am interested in Green's functions of elliptic PDEs and in those that arise from stochastic processes (discrete and ...
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Properties of connection Laplacian on vector fields

Let $(M,g)$ be a simply-connected compact surface with boundary $\partial M$ and metric $g$. Let $N$ denote the outward unit normal on $\partial M$, $\nabla$ the Levi-Civita connection and $\Delta_g$ ...
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Order of vanishing of Laplace's equation with potential

Consider the equation $-\Delta u + V u = 0$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions on the bounded domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$, where $V$ is a smooth potential. Let $V \leq 0$, and bounded on ...
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Dual of $BV_0(\Omega)$

It is previously pointed out in Dual or pre-dual of BV that the dual of $BV_c(\Omega)$ (BV functions with essentially compact support in $\Omega$) are so called strong charges, i.e. distributions for ...
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On the principal eigenvector of an elliptic operator

Suppose I have an open domain $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ and an elliptic operator $L$ acting on all square-integrable $C^2$ functions $\rho:U\to \mathbb{R}$ which converge to zero at $\partial U$: ...
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Holder regularity of a singular elliptic problem

In the view of the paper https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/063b/59c1f070c9b58ab88ed7ef76209187ce7e5c.pdf, I have a problem about Theorem 1.1 (iv) , I do not understand how $I \leq ...
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What is the function space $H^1_{m, \sigma}$?

I am reading Hildebrandt's and Widman's 1975 paper on "Some regularity results of quasilinear elliptic systems of second order". Theorem 3.1 is the first time in their paper that the function space ...
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Bounded solutions for Schrödinger equation at the edge of the essential spectrum

Let $V:R^d\to R_+$ be with a compact support. The Schrödinger operator $H_a=-\Delta - a V$ acting in $L^2(R^d)$ has then (at most) finitely many negative eigenvalues. Denote the number of negative ...
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Solution to inhomogenous PDE

Given the equation $(1-\Delta)u=f$ for $f \in S(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (rapidly decreasing functions) we get by taking the Fourier transform that $u = ...
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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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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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Weyl's law for minimal surfaces

I wanted to know if there was some equivalent of Weyl law for the spectrum of the Jacobi operator of a minimal surface in the non-compact case. If the minimal surface is not closed, for example in ...
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Maximum Principle for Elliptic Equation with Mixed Boundary Conditions

Given the equation $$ -\nabla\cdot(a_{ij}\nabla u)=0$$ with mixed boundary conditions $$ u|_{\partial\Omega_D}=u_D,\quad \frac{\partial u}{\partial \nu}|_{\partial\Omega_N}=0$$ and appropriate ...
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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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Regularity of Hodge Laplacian on bounded domains

I need a reference for the $W^{s,p}$ regularity of the Hodge boundary value problem on bounded domains. I need estimates $\lVert \omega \rVert_{W^{s+2,p}} \leq c \lVert f \rVert _{W^{s,p}}$, for ...
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Continuity of solutions of nonlinear elliptic PDEs

Consider the nonlinear 2nd order elliptic PDE $$\sum_{i, j} a_{ij}(x, t) \partial_i\partial_j u + \sum_k b_k(x, t) \partial_k u + c u = F(u), \quad x \in \mathbb{R}^n, t \in [0, \infty).$$ Here ...
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Elliptic regularity and inhomogeneous Neumann boundary condition

Consider a harmonic function $u$ defined on $D : = \{ (x, y) \in \mathbb{R}^2 | (x, y) \in \overline{B(0, 2)}, y \geq 0\}$, that is, the closed upper half ball centered at $0$ and radius $2$. Let $u$ ...
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Maximum principle of the gradient of harmonic extension under weak regularity assumption

I have a question which is very likely to be trivial, but I'm stuck on it! Suppose $f \in W^{1, 2}(B_2(0))$ and $\|{\nabla f\|}_{L^{\infty}(B_2(0)\setminus B_1(0))} < \infty$. Consider then the ...
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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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Inverse trace theorem for partial trace

A general result is that for a lipschitz bounded domain $\Omega$ in $R^n$, for $u^*\in W^{1-\frac{1}{p},p}(\partial\Omega)$, $1<p<\infty$, there exists $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ such that ...
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leray schauder fixed point and schauder fixed point

I have seen these 2 fixed point theorem and I think the condition of Leray Schauder fixed point theorem is very strong and we require to consider the fixed point of $u=\sigma Tu$ $\forall \sigma ...
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Converse to Lichnerowicz Vanishing Theorem?

The Lichnerowicz vanishing theorem says that if on a compact 4-dimensional spin manifold there exists a metric whose scalar curvature $R>0$, then there are no harmonic spinors; $$D\psi=0 \implies ...
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Deformation of the covariant Laplacian

Let $M$ be a Riemann surface and $P \to M$ a principal $G$-bundle (with compact structure group $G$). Fix a connection $A$ in $P$ and consider a nearby connection $B$, which is in Coulomb gauge ...
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Interior regularity for elliptic operators with non smooth coefficients

I need a pretty standard interior regularity result for a second order elliptic operator of the form $$ -\nabla^b \cdot (A(x) \nabla^b v)+c v=f, \qquad \nabla^b=\nabla+ib(x) $$ where $A(x)$ is a ...
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Harmonic functions in tempered distribution sense

Suppose $g$ is a metric on $\mathbb{R}^3$ and $\Omega \subset\subset \mathbb{R}^3$. We assume that $g$ is euclidean outside $\Omega$. My question concerns solutions to $\triangle_g u =0$ that are say ...
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Why should the map $-\Delta^{-1}$ be continuous?

I'm reading an article by Wei-Ming Ni about the existence of solutions for the elliptic problem $$\Delta u +|x|^\lambda |u|^\tau =0,$$ in the unit ball $\Omega$ in dimension $>2$. I'm looking for ...
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An H2 estimate for Helmholtz equation

How to show the following statement? Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz convex domain. If $u$ satisfies the following equation, $$ -\Delta u - k^2 u = f \quad\mbox{ in }\Omega \\ \nabla u ...
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About the “method of lines”: when are such solutions good approximations for **all** future time?

This question is about approximate solutions to some classes of PDEs obtained using the "method of lines". For example, for an initial-value problem given by a PDE on a circle, one can choose $n$ ...
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Existence of non-constant solutions for this equations

This question is related to this question: "Solutions of equations characterizing a complex structure." Where, here we suppose the Euclidean space instead of Sphere and the following equations happen ...
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Harmonic/Subharmonic lifting of functions on an annulus

Suppose $\Omega_1, \Omega_2 \subset R^2$ are bounded open regions with $\Omega_1 \Subset \Omega_2$. Let $f_1\in C(\partial \Omega_1)$ and $f_2\in C(\partial \Omega_2)$. Is there a function $h\in ...
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Why are the tangential derivatives in this diffraction problem zero? [closed]

I'm considering the diffraction problem described in section 3.16 of "Linear and quasilinear elliptic equations" of Ladyzhenskaya and Uraltseva (1968). Let $\Omega$ be an open bounded subset in ...
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Manifolds with a lower degree of regularity

I've been reading a paper about regularity theory for a P.D.E in a non-smooth domain(see the reference below). There, the authors consider domains of $R^n$ with regularity of class $W^2 ...
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The minimum value of a energy integral

Let $D \subset {\mathbb{R}^3}$ a simple connected open domain with volume $\int_{\bar D} {dV = 1} $. $\varphi :{\mathbb{R}^3} \to \mathbb{R}$ is ${C^1}$, $\varphi (\infty ) = 0 $ and $${\nabla ...
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Explicit solution for one-dimensional Gelfand problem

I wonder if the ODE $y''+e^{y}=a$ can be solved explicitly. For $a=0$, it is well-known that there is a two-parameter family of explicit solutions $y=\ln(2)-2\ln(\cosh(cx+d))+2\ln(c)$, $c,d \in ...
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Global Euclidean Carleman Estimate with a linear phase

I am interested in deriving the following global Carleman estimate which I think should hold : $ \| e^{\tau \phi} \triangle u \|_{L_{\delta}^2({\mathbb{R^3})}}> C \tau \| e^{\tau \phi} u ...
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Explicit Eigenvalues of the Laplacian

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact manifold without boundary. Question: For which $(M,g)$ are the eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on functions explicitly known? An important example is the $n$-sphere ...
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Epsilon regularity for minimal surfaces in arbitrary Riemannian manifolds

For experts in the analysis of minimal surfaces I will state the question first; then I will follow up with details. Question: Does the $\varepsilon$-regularity theorem of Choi and Schoen ...
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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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Bound of solution of pde with a distance function

Hello,i am going to solve the PDE, $\Delta u = -K in \Omega $and u=0 on the boundary ,where K is some poistive constant. Then i have read a paper which stated that u>=distance(x,boundary of ...
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Regularity result for Neumann problem

I have two questions. On Elliptic regularity for the Neumann problem, the OP asked whether the test function $v$ must be of mean value zero. However, isn't it true that we only need $f$ is of mean ...
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Potential theory solution for Variable coefficient Poisson with Dirichlet Boundary conditions

I am looking for a potential theory representation for the following equation in $2$D: $$\vec{\nabla} \cdot \left(a(x) \vec{\nabla}u\right) = 0 \,\, \forall x \in \Omega \,\, (\spadesuit)$$ $$u = g ...
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How does the $L^\infty$ norm of the solution of $-\Delta u + \lambda u =0$, $\partial_\nu u=\alpha$ depend upon $\alpha$ and $\lambda$?

Let $\lambda > 0$ be a constant and let $u$ be the weak solution on a bounded domain $\Omega$ of $$-\Delta u + \lambda u = 0 \quad\text{in $\Omega$}$$ $$\partial_\nu u = \alpha \quad \text{on ...
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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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Double-layer potentials on Riemannian manifolds

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold, and let $S \subset M$ be a smooth hypersurface which divides $M$ into two domains $D_1$, $D_2$. Let also $g \colon S \to \mathbb R$ be a smooth function ...
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Continuity + $H^1$ + Laplacian control $ \implies$ local Lipschitz property

Consider a continuous $H^1$ function $u$ on a bounded open set $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$. We additionally have that $|\Delta u|^2 \leq c |\nabla u|^2$ pointwise on $\Omega \setminus \Sigma$, where ...
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Dirichlet-to-Neumann Map is selfadjoint

Let $\Omega$ be a compact, riemannian manifold with non-empty smooth boundary $\partial \Omega = \Gamma$. For a smooth function $u \in C^\infty(\Gamma)$ we define the harmonic extension $\hat{u}$ as ...
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$\int\limits_{\Omega}{uvdx}<\infty,\forall v\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ implies $u\in L^{6/5}(\Omega)$

I posted this question first in Math.StackExchange one week ago here, but I didn't get an answer or a helpful comment so I repost it here: Let $d=3$ and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^d$ is a bounded ...