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

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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 ...
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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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Classification of PDE

Recently I have been attending a course on PDE's. I was totally ignorant of the subject and wasn't that motivated to be honest. But I was intrigued and felt I had to take the course seriously both for ...
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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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Structure of solutions of a PDE from a game theory problem

I found the following the following differential equation in the context of a Game Theory problem. I was wondering if this is related to any known family of equations or whether there is any hint ...
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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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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 ...