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

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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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Existence of the solution of a linear parabolic pde

Good day! Let $V = H^1(\Omega)$, $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^3$. Consider the linear parabolic equation $y' + Ay = f$ where $f \in L^q(0,T;V')$, $y \in W = \{y \in L^p(0,T;V) \colon dy/dt \in ...
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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 ...
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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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Tempered distribution solution to a simple PDE

Let's consider the following PDE in $\mathbb R^d$ : $$\frac{\partial^d u}{\partial x_1...\partial x_d}=f$$ where $f$ is a tempered distribution with support in $\mathbb R^d_+$. There is a result by ...
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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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Algebraic methods in pde [duplicate]

I'm finding myself with a linear, very symetric system of first orders pde with polynomial coefficients. Wandering on the web, i learnt there is some nice alebraic way to deal with it involving ...
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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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Parabolic partial differential equation, initial conditions

Let $U\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be open bounded, $T>0$. Given the parabolic PDE $$\partial_tf+a\partial_xf+b\partial_{xx}f = g \qquad (1)$$ I'm interested in the initial and boundary conditions that ...
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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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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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Number of linear independent equations

Is there any general rule to find the number of linearly independent equations such that $$L_i(T_{\mu\nu},\partial_\eta T_{\mu\nu},\partial_\omega\partial_\eta T_{\mu\nu},...)=0$$ where $L_i$ is a ...
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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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Does Frobenius theorem apply to vector-valued function?

We know Frobenius theorem handle pde systems like $\{Xf=0, Yf=0\}$ requiring Lie bracket $[X,Y]\equiv 0 \mod X, Y$ for completely integrability of the system. However, how to handle systems like ...
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Numerical solution to diffusion-like equation with negative diffusion coefficient region?

I am trying to numerically solve the initial value problem (see later discussion for ICs) $$ x \frac{\partial f}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial}{\partial x} (1-x^2) \frac{\partial f}{\partial x} - f$$ ...
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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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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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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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Solutions of a stochastic reduced wave equation

Given a spherical reference frame $\left(\rho,\phi,\theta\right)$, the reduced wave equation can be written as: $$\nabla^2U=k^2n^2U$$ in which: $U=U(\rho,\phi,\theta)$ The solutions of this equation ...
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To give an estimate for the maximal function associated to the Schrödinger group by using a measurable selector function

I am consulting some papers (references below) about the Carleson's problem for the pointwise convergence of the Schrödinger group \begin{equation} S_t=e^{i t \Delta}. \end{equation} In this context ...
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Monotonicity preserving parabolic operators

Let $$ \mathcal{L}\equiv\sum_{i,j}^{n}a_{i,j}\frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial x_{i}\,\partial x_{j}}+\sum_{i}^{n}b_{i}\frac{\partial}{\partial x_{i}}+c $$ be uniformly elliptic on ...
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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 [closed]

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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Solving Stokes Equations using 3D Fourier transforms

How do you calculate the inverse Fourier transform of $\frac{k_ik_j}{k^4}$. I know it has to be a matrix of the form $=δ_{ij}A(r)+r_ir_jB(r)$, but how do you calculate the functions A(r) and B(r)? I ...
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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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if $\Pi_1$ and $\Pi_2$ be elliptic planes then $\Pi_1 \oplus \Pi_2 $ is still elliptic?

Let $\Omega \in\Lambda^{4}\big(V^{ \star }\big)$ be volume form. Define symplectic bilinear form $q: \Pi \oplus \Pi \rightarrow R $ $\big( \alpha ,\beta \big) \longrightarrow \alpha ...
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Under which conditions Jacobi PDE system can be represented to symplectic monge Ampere equation?

We know we can reduce Symplectic monge ampere equations to Jacobi PDE system with some compatibility condition. I want to see when the vise versa is correct? and is there any theorem for it. Here ...
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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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Quadratic forms over symmetric $3\times3$ matrices

This question is motivated by a technique called compensated compactness (CC), which was elaborated by L. Tartar and F. Murat for the analysis of PDEs. The foreword of CC is a problem about quadratic ...
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Differential finiteness of power series with hypergeometric coefficients

Let $f$ be a formal (or convergent near the origin, as you wish) power series with variables $x_1$, ... , $x_n$ and complex coefficients. $$ f = \sum_I f_I \mathbf x^I $$ This power series is said to ...
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Linear inhomogeneous PDE

I am trying to understand the behavior of the following linear PDE: $$\partial_t u(x,t) = \partial_{xx} u(x,t) + f(x) u(x,t)$$ where I set $f(x)=\lambda e^{-x^2} -1$ and with: IC : $u(x,0)= 1$ on ...
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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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Stochastic Heat Equation

Given the heat equation: $$\partial_{t}{\varPhi(x,t)}=k^2\partial_{xx}{\varPhi(x,t)}$$ with the boundary conditions: $$\Phi(x,0)=\Phi_0$$ and a Neumann boundary condition of the kind: ...
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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 ...