# Tagged Questions

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### Feynman-Kac theorem: probabilistic proof of existence of solution to parabolic PDE

Friedman (in his book: PDEs of Parabolic Type) shows how to construct a solution to the Cauchy problem
$$
\partial_t u(t,x) = b(x) \partial_x u(t,x) + \frac{1}{2} \sigma(x)^2 \partial_{x,x} u(t,x)
$$
...

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### Why is it impossible to reduce a linear PDE of the second order in more than two independent variables to canonical form globally

It is known that in the case of more than two independent variables, it is usually not possible (especially in the case of PDE with the variable coefficients) to reduce a linear partial differential ...

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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 ...

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### Solvable PDEs and their Green's functions

I have a class of PDEs of the form
$$
-\Box\phi(x)+\lambda\phi_0^2(x)\phi(x)=0
$$
with $\phi_0^2(x)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty b_ne^{ip_n\cdot x}$. I know some exact solutions for them (see here and ...

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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 ...

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### The centralizer of Lienard equation

Consider the lienard vector field $\cases{
x'=y -F(x) \\
y'=-x }
$ in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$, where $F$ is a polynomial fuction with $F(0)=0$. Assume that $Y$ is a smooth vector field globally defined ...

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### Linear heat equation with initial condition of generalized function

I am consider a very simple heat equation over the interval $[0, 1]$ with a Neumann BC and a very bad initial condition, written as:
$\partial_tu(t, x) = \partial^2_xu(t, x) + a(t, x)u(t, x)$, for ...

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### Comparison principle for partial differential equation with singular coefficients

How (or if) a comparison principle works in the case of equations
singular at some point? For example, I am analyzing a partial
differential equation
$$
...

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### Analyticity of one-dimensional PDE solutions with respect to the space variable

Let $n>1$ and $u$ be a solution of a linear PDE with constant coefficients
$$
u_t-\sum_{k=0}^n a_k \partial_x^k u=0,\quad a_k\in \mathbb C,\quad a_n\ne0,
$$
in some neighborhood of a point ...

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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 ...

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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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### 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 ...

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### Best approach to solve this PDE

I need to solve this Partial Differential Equation for $\lambda(x,y)$,
$$\frac{\partial \lambda}{\partial x} + h(x,y)\frac{\partial \lambda}{\partial y} - \lambda \frac{\partial h}{\partial y} = 0$$ ...

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### Fredholm alternative result for general elliptic system?

Now I have known that Fredholm alternative result is valid for the strong elliptic system. But I'm not sure that is it still valid for the general elliptic system, in which the second-order heading ...

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### Please recommend some literature on the systematical theory of the elliptic systems!

Now I'm interested in the theory of elliptic systems, for example, both the linear and nonlinear case, the exsitence and regularity results, and is there a Fredholm alternative result for the linear ...

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### Uniqueness of classical solution with degenerate boundary

Consider heat equation on the domain $\Omega = (0,1)\times (0,1)$
in the form of
$$ \partial_{t} u = \frac 1 2 x^{3} (1-x) \partial_{xx} u, \quad
(x,t) \in \Omega$$
with initial data
$u(x,0) = x$ for ...

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### Concerning Fritz John's article, The Ultrahyperbolic Differential Equation With Four Independent Variables

I am trying to read Fritz John's article, here:
http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS/Repository/1.0/Disseminate?view=body&id=pdf_1&handle=euclid.dmj/1077490637
And for the proof of Thm 1.1 in page ...

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### The maximum in the Poisson problem on the cube with constant source

Question:
Let us consider the Poisson problem on the square with constant source $1$
$$
\begin{cases}
- \Delta u &= 1, \qquad \text{ in } (0,1)^n \\\\
u &= 0, \qquad \text{ on } \partial ...

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### well-posedness of the transport equation

I asked this question before on math exchange but did not have any luck with an answer. I would like to consider a simple example but get a thorough understanding of the theory behind it. I am ...

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### Uniform bound on the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian

Is it possibly to have $L_\infty$ bounds on the eigenfunctions of the Laplacian operator on bounded regular domains with Dirichlet condition? I found several papers by Sogge but these are pretty ...

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### Lax Pairs for Linear PDEs

I'm trying to understand the discussion around equation (2.1) of the paper http://www.jstor.org/stable/53053. It says that the linear PDE $M(\partial_x,\partial_y)q=0$ with constant coefficients has ...

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### Regularity of the Maxwell equations

As is well-known, the Maxwell equations can be phrased vectorially as,
\begin{align}
\nabla \cdot \mathbf E &= \frac{\rho_f}{\varepsilon}, &\text{Gauss's law,}\\\
\nabla \cdot \mathbf ...

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### A Cauchy problem for an iterated Euler-Poisson-Darboux eqaution

Good morning,
I'm interested in solving a Cauchy problem for the iterated singular EPD.
Well, Weinstein (On a class of PDEs of even order, 1955) showed how the decomposition formula leads to the ...

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### Upper bounds for the solution of an elliptic PDE depending on a parameter.

Suppose I have the following PDE on $[0,1]^n$
$$\mathcal{L}u = -\nabla \cdot \left(a(x, r)\nabla u\right) = f(x,r), \qquad x\in [0,1]^n,$$
with periodic boundary conditions and $\int f(x) dx =0$ . ...

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### LINEAR Parabolic equations. Smooth dependence from initial data

I am looking for results that show smooth dependence of a solution to a parabolic equation, from the initial data.
More specifically I have the following problem:
CONSIDER spaces $P:=\mathbb{R}^k$ ...

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### Short time existence on nonlinear parabolic PDE

I saw several papers that without proof accept the fact "Short time existence on nonlinear parabolic PDE" is there any affirmative proof of this fact?
in which book we have this fact, the number of ...

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### Physical Interpretation of Robin Boundary Conditions

In a (bounded) domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, if we're studying the Laplace equation or heat equation or such PDE's we can impose the Dirichlet
$u|_{\partial\Omega} \equiv 0$,
Neumann
$D_{\nu} ...

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### hodographic transformation

Let $\phi(x,t)$ be smooth function.
Let $\zeta= x-t$ and $\eta= x+t$. $u=\phi_\zeta$, $v= \phi_\eta$.
Let $u$, $v$ satisfies following equations:
1-
$$u_\eta- v_\zeta= 0$$
...

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### Is this Stefan-type problem an open problem?

I am looking for a weak-formulation that would give me an existence and uniqueness of a solution of a Stefan-type problem. It is basically a 2-phase Stefan problem in 2D except that the free-boundary ...

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### Hopf Boundary Point Lemma

The Hopf Boundary Point Lemma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopf_lemma
is a result for the unit normal vector field and the normal derivative.
Is it true if one considers arbitrary directional ...

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### Regularity of solutions to a linear degenerate parabolic pde

I've encountered the following problem which is causing me some trouble :
Let $(M^2,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian surface (with constant curvature for instance) and consider a smooth function ...

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### Boundary regularity of the solution to the Beltrami equation

Hello, this question might sound a little vague, but I still dare to state , and I am basically requesting for some reference:
Let us consider the orientation-preserving homeomorphic solutions $f: D ...

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### Heat equation with Neumann BC

Consider the heat equation $u_t=\Delta u$ with Neumann boundary condition in a bounded domain $\Omega$.
Is this true to say:
$$\|u(. , t)-v(. , t)\|_p\leq \|u(. , 0)-v(. , 0)\|_p$$ where $u$ and $v$ ...

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### Textbooks for PDE between Strauss and Folland

Walter A. Strauss's Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction is a classic PDE textbook for the undergraduate students. While Folland's Introduction to Partial Differential Equations, is a nice ...

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### characteristic surface

Hello,
I have the following 4 PDEs which I am trying to solve for $G(x,y,z)$ :
(1) $G_{xy}=0$
(2) $G_{xz}=0$
(3) $G_{yz}=0$
(4) $G_{xx}-G_{yy}=0$.
It is not hard to see that the general ...

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### General solutions for HJB equations in a special case.

I am reading the book of Wendell Flemming in control theorem to learn the HJB equation
Here is the setting that interests me: Let $g_i: i=1,2$ be $C^2 =C^{2}(-\infty,\infty)$ functions such that ...

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### Long time behavior of the heat equation on R

Let $\mu\in\mathcal{S}'(R)$ be a Schwartz distribution. The solution of a heat equation with $\mu$ as the initial data is
$$
u(t,x)= \int_R \frac{e^{-\frac{(x-y)^2}{2t}}}{\sqrt{2\pi t}} \mu(d y)
$$
...

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### How to prove/disprove that quasiconformal maps send measure-zero sets to measure-zero sets

$Qn#1 $
: Let $f:U\to V$ be a $K$ quasiconformal homeomorphism ( NOT diffeomorphism ) of plane open subsets of $C$. By my definition of quasiconformality, I mean 1)$f$ is continuous, 2)the weak ...

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### Analytical solution to a Linear advection-reaction PDE

I am looking for an analytical solution for the linear PDE
$(1)\qquad\qquad \qquad f_t+ A f_x + B f = 0, $
Where $A$ and $B$ are constant matrices and $f=f(x,t)$ is a vector.
Clearly each one of ...