Questions about linear partial differential equations. Often used in combination with the top-level tag ap.analysis-of-pdes.

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Equivalence of first order quasilinear PDE to linear PDE [migrated]

Given a system of nonlinear PDE of the special form: $\sum_{i=1}^n A_i(x, \phi) - \frac{\partial \phi_j}{\partial x_i} = B_j(x,\phi) $ $(1)$ with $(j=1,...,m)$ and $x \in R^n,\phi \in R^m$. If we ...
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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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Boundary Conditions for Linear PDEs using “Lagrange Multipliers”

Is there a way to take a linear PDE with homogeneous boundary conditions and somehow change the differential operator to include a sort of "Lagrange Multiplier" and then have a more complex (not ...
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Airy's equation on $\mathbb R_-$

I am interested in Airy's equation $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}(t,x)=-\frac{\partial^3 u}{\partial x^3}(t,x)$$ on a bounded or semi-bounded domain, e.g. on $(-\infty,0)$. In order to obtain a group ...
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For a solution of an elliptic equation, if it is 0 on an open subset, then is it 0 identically?

Let $X$ be a compact smooth manifold, $E, F$ be smooth complex vector bundles over $X$, $L$ an elliptic operator between smooth sections of $E$ and of $F$. Suppose $s$ is a section of $E$ such that ...
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A Global Estimates for Linear Elliptic PDE

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth region in $R^n$ and $u$ satisfy $-\Delta u+a(x)u=f, \ \ u|_{\partial \Omega}=0$, where $a(x)\geq 0$ and $f(x)$ are smooth functions. I wonder if the following ...
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Fundamental gap for Neumann BVP with potential

I am sure this is extremely well known but I have been digging a bit and I can't find what I need. Consider $B$ to be the unit ball in $ \mathbb R^N$ and consider the eigenvalue problem ...
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Regularity on Neumann problem on polygonal domain

I asked a similar question before but didn't get any responses. So I will attempt again (the prior question was regarding Holder continuity). Let $ \Omega$ denote a cube in $ R^n$ and consider ...
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Laplace Equation with Tangential Derivative Prescribed on the Boundary [closed]

I asked this question on MSE. However, I didn't get good answers there so I am seeking for it here. :) Consider the following Laplace boundary value problem (BVP) $$\matrix{ {{\nabla ^2}\Phi ...
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Regularity of a flux induced by a potential

Take $\Omega\subset R^n$ with smooth boundary (take a ball for example) a function $f\in L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ with support strictly contained in $\Omega$ and with $\int _{\Omega} f \; dx=0$ a ...
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Elliptic regularity for two dimensional domains

Suppose $ \Omega$ is a smooth bounded domain in $ R^2$. I am interested in the regularity of solutions to $$-\Delta u(x) = f(x) \mbox{ in } \Omega$$ with $ u=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$. If $ f \in ...
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Regularity up to the boundary for the Poisson problem

It seems that the following assertion is widely accepted: For $k\in\mathbb N$, $p\geq 2$, $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$ bounded with $\partial\Omega\in C^{k+2}$ and $f\in W^{k,p}(\Omega)$, the weak ...
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The Biharmonic Eigenvalue Problem with Dirichlet Boundary Conditions on a Rectangle

I am interested in solving the following biharmonic eigenvalue problem. $$\begin{array}{cccc} & \Delta ^2 \Psi (x,y) = \lambda \Psi (x,y), & - a \le x \le a & - b \le y \le b \\ ...
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Does this PDE only have the trivial solution?

Let $(M,g)$ be a closed Einstein manifold of dimension $m>2$ and $$ \mathrm{Ricc}(g)=\lambda g, $$ $h$ a symmetric $2$-covariant tensor, $\Delta=\nabla^*\nabla$ the Laplacian on functions as well ...
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Does “solutions of an $n$-th order ODE form an $n$-dimensional vector space” somehow generalise to PDEs?

It is well known that the set of solutions $u:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ of an $n$-th order, linear, homogeneous ordinary differential equation $$a_n(x)\frac{d^n u}{dx^n}+\dots + ...
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elliptic regularity of Neumann problem on Square

I asked a similar question the other day, but I will be more precise now. Consider $ \Omega:=(0,1 ) \times (0,1)$ and consider $$ - u_{xx}(x,y) - u_{yy}(x,y) + a(x) u_x + b(y) u_y + u = f(x,y) ...
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elliptic regularity for Neumann BVP on square

I am interested in the regularity of ellitpic equations like $$ -\Delta u(x) +a(x) \cdot \nabla u(x) + C(x) u(x) =f(x) \quad \Omega$$ with $ \partial_\nu u =0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ where $ ...
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Construct a PDE solution from a net of approximations

Consider $P$ a linear partial differential operator in $\Bbb R ^n$. Consider some boundary condition given in the generic form $C(u) = 0$, that guarantees a unique solution (if any) of $Pu = 0$. Let ...
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Existence and uniqueness for two-dimensional time-dependent Schrödinger equation

I currently have to deal with time-dependent Schrödinger equations in two variables on bounded domains and wanted to find out about uniqueness and existence of solutions. Unfortunately, I am a ...
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Bounded input Bounded output stability for heat equation

This is a cross-post from Computational Science. I am interested in proving or obtaining a counterexample to the following conjecture. Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^d$ be a bounded open domain. Let ...
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Are smooth solutions to a PDE dense in the space of $L^2$ solutions to the PDE?

Let's say I have a linear differential operator $P$ with smooth coefficients between bundles $E$ and $F$ over a smooth compact manifold $X$ with smooth boundary. Let's consider $P$ as an operator ...
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biharmonic equation with L^1 data and Navier Condition

I am reading an article that, a section of it is mentioned below . I have some question about this section. I will ask my question after the section below. I am thanksed if some one could help me , ...
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The hypoellipticity of a heat-like operator

I am aware that the heat operator (on a smooth manifold) is hypoelliptic. I am also aware that there are manifolds on which the Schrödinger's operator (with a $\Bbb i = \sqrt {-1}$ multiplying $\frac ...
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Does hypoellipticity imply the existence of a parametrix?

Let $M$ be a smooth manifold, like $\mathbb{R}^n$ for instance. The existence of a parametrix for an operator $P$ on $C^\infty(M)$ in any reasonable pseudodifferential calculus implies that $P$ is ...
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solutions of elliptic linear pde depending analytically on a parameter

Fix $ \Omega$ a bounded smooth domain in $ R^N$ and suppose $0<w(x)$ is a smooth solution of $ -\Delta w(x)=w(x)^2$ in $ \Omega$ with $ w=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ (were are assuming $2< ...
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Elliptic pde with bilaplacian; boundary conditions.

I am interested in the solvability of $$ \Delta^2 u + u = f(x) \mbox{ in } \Omega $$ with $ \partial_\nu u = \Delta u=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ where $ f(x)$ is some smooth bounded function on $ ...
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Separation of variables for a particular PDE

Given the partial differential equation \begin{equation} (1-x)\left[- f(x,y) + \frac{\partial f(x,y)}{\partial x} \right] + (1-y)\left[- f(x,y) + \frac{\partial f(x,y)}{\partial y} \right] = 0 ...
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Evolution operator for a linear parabolic equation

Let $A(t)$ be a smooth family of positive definite operators on a Hilbert space $H$. Consider the operator $$D:= \frac{d}{dt}+A(t)$$ and let $U(t):H\to H$ be the evolution operator, i.e., $U(0)=I$ and ...
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Gradient estimate for elliptic equation

Given: 1)a bounded domain $\Omega$ in $\mathbb R^n$ of class $\mathcal{C}^{\infty}$ 2) the function $f\in L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ with $\int_{\Omega} f=0$ 3)$g=(g_i,\ldots,g_n)\in ...
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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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elliptic boundary regularity, tangential regularity

A have a question related to the boundary regularity of a solution of a Poisson equation on a bounded domain. But to make the question easier to pose I will state it on $ R_+^2:=\{ x \in ...
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Recognizing Schwartz regular distributions

Are there characterizations of Schwartz regular distributions other than being locally integrable (which does not lend itself to easy manipulations)? To be more detailed: if I want to show that some ...
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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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Well-posedness of Fokker-Planck equation

Consider the following equation on $[0,T]\times\mathbb{R}^n$ \begin{eqnarray} &\partial_t\rho=\mathrm{div}(\rho\nabla V)+\Delta\rho\\ &\rho|_{t=0}=\rho^0, \end{eqnarray} where $V\in ...
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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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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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Nodal sets under the heat flow

Let $u(t,X)$ be a smooth solution of the heat equation on $R^2$ $u_t=\Delta u,$ where $(t,X)\in R \times R^2$. Suppose $\lim_{t \rightarrow 0} u(t,x,y)=x^2-y^2$. Can we prove that the nodal set of ...
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Renormalization for Transport Equations with SBD velocity field

In the paper Traces and fine properties of a $BD$ class of vector fields and applications by Ambrosio, Crippa and Maniglia (to be found here)the authors prove a chain rule for vector fields $B\in ...
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Strong maximum principle for the heat equation in non-cylindrical domains

let $u(t,x)$ be a bounded smooth solution of the heat equation $u_t=\Delta u$, $(t,x) \in R \times R^2$, and let $V \subset (R \times R^2)$ be an open connected component of $\{(t,x) \in R \times R^2: ...
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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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Heat equation and evolution of number of critical points

Let $u_0$ be a smooth function on the unit sphere $S^1$ and assume that $u(t,x)$ is a smooth solution of the heat equation with initial data $u(0,x)=u_0(x)$. How one can apply the maximum principle to ...
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Solving gradient of an especial heat equation

In my research I came up with a gradient of heat equation on a edge-weighted graph as: \begin{equation*} \nabla_w T_t(t,w) + T(t,w) . \nabla_w L_w + L_w . \nabla_w T(t,w) = 0 \end{equation*} where ...
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Method of characteristics of a system of first order pdes

I asked the question on math.stackexchange.com, but didn't get any reply. So, I asked it again here. Any suggestion or hint is welcome, and thank you for your attention. Consider the system of first ...
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only solution to wave equation under certain restriction?

Suppose $u_1, u_2: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ are two bounded solutions to the wave equation \begin{equation} \partial_t^2u_i = \partial_x^2u_i \end{equation} obeying the restriction ...
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Existence of Green's functions for PDEs

Here is what I think I know: Given a symmetric linear differential operator $\mathcal{L}$ that is positive definite on a function space(/space of distributions) $\mathcal{H}$, we can find its inverse, ...
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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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Maximal minimum of Bessel functions

This comes from a scattering problem. Consider the usual non singular Bessel functions of the first kind, $J_n(x)$. It is known that their zeros are countable, and all zeros are distinct. My question ...
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Wave equation with linear coefficients

The following pde came up in a physics problem: $$ (Cy+D)\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}-(Ay+B)\frac{\partial u^2}{\partial y^2}-A\frac{\partial u}{\partial y} =f(x,y), $$ A,B,C,D are fixed ...
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Uniform bounds for a coupled parabolic system of PDE (linear)

Let $V=H^1(\Omega)$ and $H=L^2(\Omega)$ where $\Omega$ is a compact Riemannian manifold. Define $W = \{ w \in L^2(0,T;V) : w_t \in L^2(0,T;V^*)\}$. Consider the system, with $u^\epsilon, v^\epsilon ...
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Estimates on evolution operator

Let's consider the following evolution operator in $\mathbb{R}^3$ $$S(t)=e^{(i+\delta)t\Delta }$$ How to get the following estimate $$\Vert S(t)f\Vert_2\leq C_\varepsilon t^{-\frac{1}{4}}\Vert ...