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

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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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When does the cumulative distribution function solve the Kolmogorov backward equation?

For a diffusion $X$ define the cumulative distribution function for $X_T$ started with $X_t=x$: $$u(t,x):=E^{t,x}(1_{X_T\ge y})$$ Under what conditions does $u$ solve $X$'s Kolmogorov backward ...
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Cauchy Problem and stochastic representation for discontinuous initial data

Where can I read more about the Cauchy problem, i.e. solutions to $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}+Lu=0 \text{ and } u(0,x)=f(x)$$ for some elliptic differential operator $L$ where $f$ is not ...
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Does $E^{x,t}(f(X_T))$ solve a PDE if $f$ is not continuous?

Many books [see below for references] explore the connections between partial differential equations and expectation values. Assume $X$ is a diffusion with generator $A$, then they conclude, that ...
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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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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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Alternative proof of Varadhan's formula on Riemann manifolds

Consider Varadhan's famous formula for the kernel of the heat equation on a manifold: $$ \lim_{t \rightarrow 0} t \log h(t,x,y) = - \frac{d(x,y)^2}{4} .$$ I do not have access to his 1967 two ...
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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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Least square problems with binary variables

I want to solve the heat equation $T_t(x,t) = - L_x . T(x,t) + F(x,t)$ in an edge-weighted graph where $L_x = \sum_i x_i e_{ij}$ is weighted Laplacian matrix of the graph. Then I conclude to the ...
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solution to a parabolic PDE

I'm reading a paper where the following parabolic PDE is considered: $u_t(x,t)=u_{xx}(x,t)+b(x)u_x(x,t)+\lambda(x)u(x,t)$, with boundary conditions $u_x(0,t)=qu(0,t) \text{ and } u(1,t)=\int_0^1 ...
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Question on the local existence theory for the classical solution for the incompressible fluid dynamics equation

For the incompressible fluid dynamics system \begin{equation} \begin{split} &\nabla\cdot v=0,\\ &\dfrac{\partial v}{\partial t}+v\cdot \nabla v+\nabla p=A(S,D)v, \end{split} \end{equation} ...
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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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long time existence of a nonlinear parabolic equation

I am thinking about a geometric problem which boils down to the following parabolic equation: Suppose $u=u(r,t)$, $r$ is defined on $[0,1]$ and $t>0$ $$\begin{cases}\displaystyle \frac{\partial ...
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Heat kernel upper bound on compact Riemannian manifold

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold without a boundary. Let $p_t(x,y)$ be the heat kernel. I am looking for a reference for the result: there exists a constant $C$ such that $$|p_t(x,y)| \leq C$$ ...
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Local Biot-Savart law in $B(x_o,r) \subset \mathbb R^2$

Let $u: \mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R^2$ and let $\omega = \text{curl } u$ be the 2D vorticity of $u$, where $u, \omega \in L^2(\mathbb R^2)$ and $\nabla \cdot u = 0$. The classical Biot-Savart law states ...
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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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Existence of solution to weak form of linear equation with boundary integral (parabolic PDE)

Let $W(0,T) := \{ u \in L^2(0,T;H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)) \mid u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-\frac{1}{2}}(\partial\Omega))\}$. Let $\gamma$ and $\xi$ denote the trace map and its right inverse. Does there ...
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Estimates on a heat process with fixed boundary data and zero initial conditions

Consider the following heat process: For a given (say, smooth) domain $\Omega$ on a closed manifold $M$ we construct $p(t,x):\mathbb R_+ \times \bar\Omega \rightarrow [0,1]$, so that $$ \partial_t ...
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Regularity of solutions to $u' + Au = f$ for nonlinear monotone operator $A$

Consider the equation $$u' + Au = f$$ $$u|_{\partial \Omega} = 0$$ $$u(0) = u_0$$ where $A:L^p(0,T;W^{1,p}_0) \to L^q(0,T;W^{-1,q})$ is some monotone nonlinear operator (with additional assumptions). ...
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Extensions in parabolic Hölder spaces

Let $\alpha\in ]0,1[,k\in\mathbb{N}.$Let $\Omega$ be a open and bounded subset or $\mathbb{R}^n$ of class $C^{k+\alpha}$. As one could find in G.M. Troianello "Elliptic Differential Equations and ...
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Curvatures preserved under the Kahler-Ricci flow

Maybe it is a trivial question. Is there any obvious reason that non-negative holomorphic bisectional curvature is preserved by (normalized) Kahler-Ricci flow, but non-negative Ricci curvature is not ...
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Reference for existence results for 2D forced viscous Burgers equation

I am looking for results concering the following parabolic PDE $$u\cdot\nabla u + \Delta u = F(x),$$ where $$u\colon\Omega\to\mathbb{R}^2,$$ and $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ is a 2D domain (bounded or ...
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Properties of solutions of Parabolic type equations

Assume $u\in C([0,1],L^{2})$ satisfies the following Schrodinger equation $$ \partial_t u=i(\Delta u+Vu), \text{in} ~\mathbb{R}^n\times[0,1],\\ u(0)=u_{0}. $$ with $V=V_1(x)+V_2(x,t)$, where $V_{1}$ ...
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Motivation for weak solution of a PDE (initial condition)

The following question came to me when reading the famous paper of ALT and LUCKHAUS: "Quasilinear elliptic-parabolic differential equations" When looking at a (nonlinear degenerate) PDE like $$ ...
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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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References Request : Existence and Uniqueness for PDE which is “ALMOST (?)” Parabolic

I am doing a research using PDE which is a little different from the standard Parabolic type. The following is my case: \begin{equation} Lu = - \sum_{i, j = 1}^{N}a^{i,j}(x, t)u_{x_{i}x_{j}} + ...
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Reference for holder estimate on parabolic equation with neumann boundary condition

I saw a type of holder estimate in Friedman's book: partial differential equations of parabolic type(page 200 3.24) as following: Suppose we have a uniformly parabolic equation with holder ...
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Reference request: Optimal $L^p$-decay for nonhomogenous heat equation in $\mathbb R^d$

Let $u$ be a classical solution for the nonhomogeneous heat equation in $\mathbb R_+ \times\mathbb R^d$: $$ \begin{cases} \partial_tu(t,x)-\Delta u(t,x) = f(t,x), \\ u(0,x)=u_0(x). \end{cases} $$ ...
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Holder regularity for the heat potentials

First I apologize for my bad English and for any error: this is my first question. I need some regularity results for the single and double layer heat potentials. If $\Gamma(t,x)$ is the fundamental ...
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Regularity of solution to Fokker Planck equation

Suppose that $\rho \in L^1(\mathbb{R}^n \times (0,T))$ for every $T < \infty$ is a weak solution of the PDE \begin{align} \partial_t\rho &= \Delta \rho + \text{div}(\rho\nabla\Psi(x))\\ \rho(t ...
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Solve a PDE related to free boundary problem

I would like to solve the following system for my problem: $$\max\Big(\frac{1}{2}u_{ss}+u_l\delta(s-s_0), F(l)-\lambda(s)-u(s,l)\Big)=0.$$ where $u=u(s,l): R\times R_+\to R$ is the unknown function ...
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Uniqueness of weak solutions of a heat equation

Let $M$ be a smooth compact closed manifold. Let $u \in H^1(0,T;H^{-1}(M)) \cap L^2(0,T;H^1(M))$ be a solution of $$u_t - \Delta u - u = 0$$ $$u(0)=u(T)$$ satisfying $\int_M u(t) = 0$ for all $t$. Is ...
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Lack of parabolicity of PDE due to invariancy under diffeomorphisms? [closed]

Let a nonlinear differential equation is invariant under all diffeomorphisms, then we get lack of parabolicity?
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heat kernel on n-sphere

I'm interested in diffusion, a.k.a. the heat kernel driven by the Laplace-Beltrami operator, on the $n$-dimensional sphere. There are lots of bounds showing that, for small times, it behaves in a way ...
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Decay of Solutions to the Heat equation

Consider the heat equation $$ (\partial_t + \Delta + V)u = 0$$ on a complete (open) Riemannian manifold with bounded geometry, where $V$ is a smooth and bounded potential. Consider the semigroup ...
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When is separation of variables an acceptable assumption to solve a PDE?

We know that one of the classical methods for solving some PDEs is the method of separation of variables. It works for known types of PDEs and many examples of physical phenomena are successfully ...
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Reference for a regularity result for linear parabolic equations under mixed Neumann-Dirichlent boundary condition

Could someone please help me to find a precise reference for $L^{p}% -$regularity results for linear parabolic equations under mixed Neumann-Dirichlet conditions? More precisely, I would like to have ...
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Quadratic PDE Systems

(First time asking question on this forum so please kindly let me know if this is out of scope/inappropriate etc.) I have a problem that leads me to the following quadratic system of PDEs:- $ c_1 ...
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Well-posedness of a certain linear Cauchy-problem

I am interested in solutions to the linear Cauchy problem $$\Bigl(\frac{\partial^2}{\partial t^2} + a(t, x)\frac{\partial}{\partial t} + \sum_{j=1}^n b_j(t, x) \frac{\partial}{\partial x_j}\Bigr)u(t, ...
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Reference for short time existence of paraobolic PDE on bundles

I am looking for a reference treating parabolic equations on vector bundles. In particular, I look for precise conditions which guarantee short time existence. I found it quoted at different places in ...
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What's Known About the Green's Function to the 1D Diffusion Equation with Position-dependent Diffusion Coefficient?

Consider a one-dimensional diffusion equation $$ C(x) \partial_t \Phi(t,x) = \partial_x^2 \Phi(t,x), $$ on the interval $[0,1]$. The function $C(x)$ has a pole of order 1 at $x=0$ and a pole of finite ...
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Heat transfer: boundary conditions with fluid velocity

The following equation is considered: $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} - a\Delta u + \mathbf v \cdot \nabla u = f. $$ I have difficulties in formulating boundary conditions for this equation. If ...
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Interpolation and embeddings for parabolic function spaces

I have a somewhat easy looking question on parabolic function spaces: Let $B$ be a ball in $\mathbb R^n$ and let $T>0$. Denote $Q:=B \times [0,T]$. Assume $f \in L^2(Q) \cap L^\infty(0,T; L^q(B))$ ...
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How to model a time-discrete heat equation on a graph?

I would like to know how one can set up a time-discrete model for the heat equation on a graph? Is this problem using the heat kernel equation on a graph?
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Heat equation with graph laplacian

I would like to start with considering the time-dependent heat equation on a connected graph and consider its Laplacian matrix. Suppose we have a connected graph with unknown temperature on vertices. ...
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Solving a parabolic PDE with boundary conditions given over ranges

How can one solve a Parabolic PDE (like the wave or diffusion equations) if the boundary conditions were given over ranges? Here is an example: How to solve the equation ...
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A question on the proof of the Serrin condition for the regularity of Navier-Stokes equations

Edit: This question has been substantially modified on January 12th, 2015. I have been studying Michael Struwe's paper "On Partial Results for the Navier-Stokes Equations", Comm. Pure Appl. Math 41 ...
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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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About the convergence rate for an approximation to the heat kernel

Let $G(t,x)$ be the heat kernel $$ G(t,x)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi t}}e^{-\frac{x^2}{2t}}, \quad t>0, \:x\in\mathbb{R}. $$ Here is one approximation to $G(t,x)$: $$ G_\epsilon(t,x)=e^{-t/\epsilon} ...