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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If a PDE have a unique classical solution, must it have a unique viscosity solution?

If a PDE have a unique classical solution, must it have a unique viscosity solution? The particular problem I am interested in is parabolic, but I would be interested in the general case. A short ...
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Differences between parabolic operators of second order and higher order

Properties of parabolic operators of second order have been extensively studied, such as the existence or uniqueness theorem. In higher order case ($u_t-P(D)u$, where $P$ is a $2m$ order uniformly ...
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Solution of a partial differential equation containing a Fourier series

Given the following PDE: $$\partial_t\Psi(x,t)=\partial_{xx}\Psi(x,t)+k\partial_x\Psi(x,t)+g(x,t)-\beta\Psi(x,t)=0$$ where: ...
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Maximum of the solution of a parabolic PDE

Let $u:\mathbb{R}\times [0, \infty) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be defined by $u_{xx} + u_x - u_t = u(u - 2)(u - 1)$ with $u \rightarrow 0$ as $|x| \rightarrow \infty$ and $u(x,0) = 3e^{-x^2}$. Now, let ...
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Reference request: harnack inequality for distributional solutions of the heat equation

Dear Math Overflowers, I'm looking for references on the parabolic Harnack inequality for distributional solutions of the heat equation on the whole space $$ \partial_t u=\Delta u\quad\text{and}\quad ...
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weak solution of viscous Burgers equation with non-homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions

I was wondering if anybody knows (and can give me a reference, please) if the PDE below has a unique weak solution. I can only find the result if we consider homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions, ...
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Fully non-linear PDE

A nice method of obtaining existence of solutions of many geometrically defined (and hence highly degenerate) parabolic systems (such as mean curvature flow) involves the reduction of the system to a ...
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Is there a Feynman-Kac formula applicable to Dirichlet problems for Schrödinger operators?

On pg. 133 of Heat Kernels and Spectral Theory, Davies is studying the heat kernel $K(x,y,t)$ of the operator $H = -\Delta + |x|^{\alpha}$ for $\alpha > 0$. He wishes to prove a lower bound, and ...
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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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Local boundedness of weak solutions of heat equations…?

(Please, what is going on?) The following claim is from a paper which was apparently reviewed by László Erdös, Zhongwei Shen, and Bernard Heffler. Someone tell me it's true. Surely it's true. The ...
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Reference Request: Spatially inhomogeneous solutions to parabolic PDE with homogeneous initial data

I am interested in spatially inhomogeneous classical bounded solutions $u:\mathbb{R}^n \times [0,T] \to \mathbb{R}$ to the Cauchy problem for semi-linear parabolic PDE, which have homogeneous initial ...
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local existence for a singular quasilinear parabolic equation

I'm considering the following type of PDE: $u_{t}=u_{xx}+u_{x}+u_{x}^2+u_{x}^3+\frac{u_{x}}{x(1-x)}+\left(\frac{u_{x}}{x(1-x)}\right)^3$ with periodic boundary conditions $u_{x}(0,t)=u_{x}(1,t)=0$, ...
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Asymptotic higher order derivative estimates for solutions of semi-linear parabolic PDEs

Question: Consider a semi-linear parabolic equation on a bounded domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^m$: $$ \frac{\partial f_t}{\partial t} = -\Delta f_t + Q(f_t, df_t), $$ with smooth initial data ...
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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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On-diagonal to off-diagonal heat kernel lower bounds, Davies' argument

Theorem 3.3.4 in Davies' Heat Kernels and Spectral Theory begins with ``on-diagonal'' lower bounds for the heat kernel $K$ of $H$, (i.e. $K = e^{-Ht}$), where $H$ is a uniformly elliptic operator ...
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Stabilization of solution to one-dimensional system of PDE

I am trying to solve numerically next PDE system: $$\frac{\partial c}{\partial t}=\epsilon\frac{\partial}{\partial x}(\frac{\partial c}{\partial x}+\rho\frac{\partial \varphi}{\partial ...
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Examples of non-uniqueness in reaction-diffusion equations

Consider the problem of finding a bounded classical solution $u:\mathbb{R}\times [0,T]\to\mathbb{R}$ (such that $u$ is continuous and $u_t$, $u_x$ and $u_{xx}$ exist and are continuous on ...
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Existence of solutions to a reaction-diffusion problem.

Consider the problem of finding a bounded classical solution $u:\mathbb{R}\times [0,T]\to\mathbb{R}$ (such that $u$ is continuous and $u_t$, $u_x$ and $u_{xx}$ exist and are continuous on ...
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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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In the case of the Ricci flow, the symmetries of the flow are scalings and diffeomorphisms

Can anyone help me and prove that in the case of the Ricci flow, the symmetries of the flow are scalings and diffeomorphisms? Thanks for your time.
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Strong convergence in the Bochner space L^p([0,T],X)

Dear mathoverflowers, I have a question concerning the strong convergence in $L^p([0,T],X)$. Let $X_1,X$ be two Banach spaces such that $X_1\subset X$ with compact embedding. Let $x_n(t)\in X_1$ be ...
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maximum principle for a non-uniformly parabolic operator

Hi there. Does there exist a maximum principle for the non-uniformly parabolic operator $$ P = \partial_t - \mathrm{e}^{-\beta t}\frac{\partial ^2}{\partial x^2} + \frac{\partial }{\partial x} \big( ...
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Strongly parabolic PDE vs weakly parabolic PDE

In my studies on the Ricci flow, I was faced with a problem. To prove the existence and uniqueness of solutions to the Ricci flow, it is proved that the Ricci flow is a Parabolic PDE type. Then one ...
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“Wild” solutions of the heat equation: how to graph them?

It has long been known that the Cauchy initial-value problem for the classical heat equation on $\mathbb{R}$ (or $\mathbb{R}^n$) doesn't have unique solutions, without additional assumptions. In ...
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Nash's paper on parabolic equations.

I am currently studying the paper "CONTINUITY OF SOLUTIONS OF PARABOLIC AND ELLIPTIC EQUATIONS" by John Nash (cf. American Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 80, 1958). The author there establishes some a ...
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What is the solution of $u_t=u_{xx}+\frac{1}{x}u_x$?

What does the solution $u(x,t)$ of $u_t=u_{xx}+\frac{1}{x}u_x$ on $[0,1]$ with the following initial condition look like? $u(\frac{1}{2},0)=\delta(\frac{1}{2})$ (i.e. delta function at ...
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analysis of the regularity using Hormander condition

I have attempted to get an answer on the math.stackexchange but have not got any answer for a while. Thus, I am posting the question here. I am analyzing the following problem in order to establish ...
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The logarithmic fast diffusion equation in one space variable with periodic boundary conditions.

I need to know about this non-linear logarithmic fast diffusion equation for a function $u(x,t)$ of one space variable $x$ and time $t$: $$ u_t = (\ln u)_{xx}$$ which is to run on an interval $ a \leq ...
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Semiflows and continuous symmetries

Given a differential equation on a Banach space $\mathcal{X}$ of the form $\frac{d u}{d t} = F(u)$, it is often the case that $F$ is equivariant under translations, i.e. that $T_\alpha F(u) = ...
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Reference request: parabolic PDE

I want to learn about parabolic PDE and it seems to me that there is no established reference as far as where one should look if one wants to learn the subject from basics. I think I have a firm grip ...
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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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regularity for viscosity solutions of second order parabolic equations

I would like to know whether viscosity solutions to $u_{t} - F( D^{2} (u) ) = 0$ are $C^{1, \alpha}$ analogous to the elliptic case as in the book by Caffarelli and Cabre . Here F is ...
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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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Smoothness of a solution for degenerate pde

I am looking at the IBVP: $$ u_t+x^2u_{xx}+u_y+f(x,y)=0, x,y \in D\in [0,\infty)\times[0,\infty),t\in(0,T]\\ $$$$ u(x,y,0)=F(x,y)\in C^{1,1}\\ $$$$ u(x,y,t)=0, x,y\in \partial D $$ and I would like to ...
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Reference for all solutions of homogeneous elliptic and parabolic equations with Hölder continuous coefficients to be classical

Consider a uniformly elliptic equation $$ \sum_{i,j=1}^n a_{ij}(x)\partial_{ij}u+\sum_{i=1}^n b_{i}(x)\partial_{i}u+c(x)u=0 $$ say, in an open ball $B\subset \mathbb R^n$, where coefficients are ...