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The origin of Discrete `Liouville's theorem'

It is known that discrete Liouville's theorem for harmonic functions on $\mathbb{Z}^2$ was proved by Heilbronn (On discrete harmonic functions. - Proc. Camb. Philos. Soc. , 1949, 45, 194-206). If ...
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What do we actually know about logarithmic energy ?

In potential theory, the $\textit{logarithmic energy}$ of a Radon measure $\mu$ acting on $\mathbb{C}$ is defined by $$I(\mu)=\iint\log\frac{1}{|x-y|}\mu(dx)\mu(dy).$$ Of course it is not well ...
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Modern version of an inequality of R. M. Gabriel for contour integrals

I am currently reading the 1998 article Dynamics of the Binary Euclidean Algorithm: Functional Analysis and Operators by Brigitte Vallée, which cites a 1928 article by R. M. Gabriel for the following ...
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Which domain maximizes the energy of the Lebesgue measure?

This could be asked in more generality, but let me stick to a concrete case. Usually one considers a fixed domain $E \subset \mathbb{C}$ and attaches to it the equilibrium probability measure ...
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How does electric potential relate to mean curvature?

Consider a compact, convex domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ with $|\Omega|=1$ with smooth boundary $\partial \Omega$. Now consider the electric potential generated by this uniform mass ...
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Functions between Markov chains that preserve local harmonicity

Given two Markov chains with respective state-spaces $S$ and $T$, say that a function $\phi$ from $S$ to $T$ is holomorphic iff for all states $t \in T$, every real-valued function $f$ on $T$ that is ...
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Boundary regularity for the Dirichlet problem

Let us consider the unit ball $B^n$ of $\mathbf{R}^n$ and $K = B^{n-1}(0,1/2) \times \{0\}$ the ball of dimension $n-1$ and radius $1/2$ lying on the equator. We wish to solve the Dirichlet problem ...
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Convergence in energy of bounded (semi)subharmonic functions

Consider a sequence $(f_n)$ of functions in the flat torus $T^d$ converging Lebesgue-a.e. to a limit function $f$. Assume that: 1) $|f_n|(x)\leq 1$ for every $n,x$ 2) $\Delta f_n\geq -1$ in the ...
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Version of the Poincaré Inequality

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ open and bounded. The Poincaré inequality $$\|u\|_p \le C \|\nabla u\|_p$$ ($\|\cdot\|_p$ denotes the usual $L^p(\Omega)$-norm; the Lebesgue measure shall be used ...
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Kähler potentials that depend only on geodesic distance

Hermitian symmetric spaces of constant curvature have the property that the potential for their Kähler metric can be expresed as some function of the geodesic distance. Does anyone know if there are ...
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Books about Capacity theory

While I was studying the book Variation et Optimisation de formes by Antoine Henrot and Michel Pierre, I encountered a section about the capacity associated to the $H^1$ norm, which is defined for ...
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Logarithmic potential

Given a continuous, compactly supported function $f$ on $R^2$, it is known that the logarithmic potential of $f$, that is $$ U_{f}(x):=-\frac{1}{2\pi}\int\log|x-y|f(y)dy $$ has the following decay at ...
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A finely open set, not open up to polar set?

I already asked this on M.SE, but get no answers. Is there a (simple) example of a finely open set (i.e. w.r.t. the fine topology in potential theory) $O$ in $\mathbb R^n$, $n \ge 2$, which is not ...
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Do there exist generalized conformal maps that preserve elliptic measure?

Let $D_1$ and $D_2$ be two bounded simply connected Jordan domains in $\mathbb{R}^2$. By Carathéodory's Theorem there exists a homeomorphism $f:\bar{D}_1 \to \bar{D}_2$ such that the restriction ...
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A “Cauchy integral formula” for the Poisson kernel?

The inspiration for this question is in a certain breakdown of the analogy between holomorphic and harmonic functions. First recall the Cauchy integral formula: Let $U$ be an open subset of ...
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Positivity of the Coulomb energy in two dimensions

In dimensions $d\geq 3$ the Coulomb energy is always non-negative (since the Fourier transform of $\frac{1}{\|\cdot\|^{d-2}}$ is non-negative). What can one say about positivity properties of the ...
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Is this integration by parts legitimate?

Let's consider in dimension $d\geq 3$ the Newton/riesz potential $f=I_2[g]$ $$ f(x)=\int_{R^d}\frac{1}{|x-y|^{d-2}}g(y)dy, $$ which solves $-\Delta f=g$ (up to positive normalizing constants, which I ...
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reference request: Riesz/Newton potential and HLS inequality in L1.logL1

Let's consider in dimension $d\geq 3$ the Newton/riesz potential $f=I_2[g]$ $$ f(x)=\int_{R^d}\frac{1}{|x-y|^{d-2}}g(y)dy, $$ which solves $-\Delta f=g$ (up to positive normalizing constants, which I ...
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Boundary Value Problem in the space of Distributions

I will not be rigirous cause my question does not require this. It is well known how to treat the solution (for example) of the problem $\Delta u=f$ in $\Omega$ and $u=g$ on $\partial \Omega$ by the ...
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Question on a proof by Solonnikov,Ladyzhenskaya,Ural'tseva

I have already asked this question on Mathematics SE, because I suppose that it is not research level. But I haven't got an answer, possibly here someone can answer. Let $G(t,x)$ be the fundamental ...
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Green's formula for a Markov process

For a Markov process $X$ on the Polish space $\mathscr X$ its transition probability is given by $$ P(x,A) :=\mathsf P_x (X_1\in A) $$ and $X$ is time-reversible if there is a probability measure ...
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Best Poincare constants on the surface of a ball

I'm considering specifically functions $\xi:\partial B(0,1) \to \partial B(0,1)$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and $\mathbb{R}^3$ satisfying $\int_{\partial B(0,1)} \xi(y) dS(y) = 0$. I would like to know first ...
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Compact sets of the complex plane having the K-property ?

I would like to have a better understanding of a notion I've met in the beautiful book of Nikishin and Sorokin "Rational approximation and Orthogonality", since they do not provide examples. As it is ...
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Approximation of subharmonic functions

Let $u$ be an (upper semi-continuous) locally bounded subharmonic function in a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\chi_\epsilon$ be a standard smoothing kernel, namely ...
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Is Poisson's kernel integrable?

Let $E$ be a smooth domain. Green's function is defined as $G(x,y)=F(x,y)-\Phi(x,y)$ where $F$ is the fundamental solution to the Laplace equation. For a fixed $x\in E$, $\Phi(x,\cdot)$ is a harmonic ...
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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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Probability of hitting a Borel set by transient Brownian motion ($d\geq 3$)

I am looking for references/progress made in estimating the hitting probability for Borel sets. For spheres we have $P_{x}(T_{B_{r}(0)}<\infty)=(\frac{|r|}{|x|})^{d-2}$, where $x=B_{0}$ for ...
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Reference request: optimal $L^p$ regularity for solutions to $-\Delta u=f$ with $f\in L^1(R^d)$

The tilte says it all. Given $f\in L^1(R^d)$ (let me restrict to dimension $d\geq 3$ for convenience), what is the optimal $L^p$ regularity for solutions to $$ -\Delta u=f\hspace{3cm}(1)? $$ I'm of ...
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Analytical continuation of electrostatic potentials

I'm having some trouble figuring out the properties with respect to analytical continuation of functions defined using an integral kernel. More particularly, I am working with the electrostatic ...
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Oscillation of subharmonic functions of slow growth

Given a sequence of real numbers $c_k\to-\infty$, is there always a $C^\infty$ subharmonic function $f$ on $\mathbb R^2$ and a sequence $z_k\to\infty$ with $|z_k|<k$ such that ...
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Is zero a regular point for a drifted $\alpha$-stable process?

We consider 1-d process of the form $Y_{t} = bt + M_{t}^{\alpha}$, where $M_{t}^{\alpha}$ is $\alpha$-stable process for some $\alpha \in (0,2)$ with its levy symbol $\eta(u) = - |u|^{\alpha}.$, and ...
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Minimum of two plurisubharmonic functions

I know that in general for $u,v\in PSH$ (plurisubharmonic) $\min\{u,v\}$ is not a $PSH$ function. Are there any known results under which conditions on $u$,$v$ a function $\min\{u,v\}$ is $PSH$? I ...
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Riesz potential inequality

Assume that $\Omega$ is a domain in $\mathbf{R}^n$ with the same area as a ball $B(x,r)$ and let $\alpha\in[1,0)$. I need the reference for the following inequality $$\int_{\Omega} |x-y|^{\alpha-n} ...
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Is $\int_{t\in S^1} |t-\zeta|^{\alpha}p(z,t) |dt| \leq K|z-\zeta|^{\alpha}, 0< \alpha < 1$ for uniform $K$?

I asked the question before, but didn't get any reply, so I took the liberty to ask again. Let $\zeta\in S^1$(unit circle in the complex plane) and $z\in \mathbb{D}$. Fix $0< \alpha < 1$. Then, ...
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Deriving Newtonian capacity of sphere from Brownian motion

We have the following result by Spitzer (see (1) or Port) $lim_{t\to \infty}\frac{1}{t}\int_{\mathbb{R}^{n}/B_{r_{0}}}P_{x}(T_{B_{r_{0}}}<t)dx=Cap(B_{r_{0}})=\frac{r_{0}}{4\pi}$ By Chuancun and ...
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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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A formula for the potential part in Riesz decomposition of simple subharmonic functions?

Consider a compact subset $E\subset\mathbb{C}$, holomorphic functions $f_j:V\to \mathbb{C}$, $1\leq j\leq k$, defined in a neighbourhood $V$ of $E$, and set $u:V\to\mathbb{R}\cup\{-\infty\}$, ...
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A variational problem involving a negative fractional Soboblev norm.

I've run into the problem of trying to evaluate the following: $\max_{ \xi} \iint_{\partial B \times \partial B} \xi(x) \Phi(|x-y|) \xi(y) dS(x)dS(y)$ subject to $\int_{\partial B} \xi(y)dS(y) = 0$ ...
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Uniquenss of domain with given interior newtonian potential

The newtonian potential of a domain $\Omega$ is defined by $\Gamma*(\chi_{\Omega})$ ($\Gamma$ is the fundamental solution of laplacian operator $\Delta$), i.e. the convolution of indicator function ...
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connectedness of coincidence set

Consider the following obstacle problem in the whole domain $\mathbb{R}^n$ min{$\Delta u$, $u$-$\phi$}=0 with prescribed boundary value $\lim_{|x|\rightarrow\infty}u(x)=0$ and $\phi$ (can be assumed ...
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Does Newtonian capacity increase strictly when mass is spread?

We start with two disjoint compact sets A and B with positive capacities. Then, we translate B s.t. $B+rv$ is disjoint from A and B and ,more importantly, $dist(x,y)<dist(x,y+rv)$ for all $x\in A$ ...
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Taking the potential of a super additive measure

In recent research of my coauthors and me, it has become necessary to consider the Riesz potential of a superadditive measure. Recall that the $s$-dimensional Riesz potential of a finite Borel ...
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Capacity approximations by sets with regular boundary

Suppose I have a continuous, compactly supported function $f : \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{R}_{+}$ and I define the set $S := f^{-1}([a,\infty)) \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ for some $a > 0$. It is a ...
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Harmonic Bergman spaces on graphs

Harmonic Bergman spaces on Euclidean domains are a set of harmonic functions on a domain that are from $L^{p}$ of that domain. I tried to find something on harmonic Bergman spaces on graphs because we ...
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A Fourier analysis-type identity arising in potential theory

I have recently been learning about potential theory in the complex plane, and I would like to understand why the following proposition is true: Suppose $f: \mathbb C \to \mathbb R$ is smooth, ...
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Strong minimum principle for maximal plurisubharmonic functions

Suppose $u$ is a bounded maximal plurisubharmonic function in a bounded domain $D \in \Bbb C^n$. If $u$ is $C^2$ one can see that $u$ cannot have a local strict minimum inside $D$. Is there an analog ...
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On a limit at the boundary of $\mathbb{D}$ related to complex and harmonic analysis

Let $p(z,t)=\frac{1}{2\pi}.\frac{1-|z|^2}{|z-t|^2}$ be the Poisson kernel on the open unit disk $\mathbb{D}$, fix $0<\alpha<1$ . Let $a\in \partial\mathbb{D}=S^1$ be fixed. Then my question is : ...
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Positivity of logarithmic energy of certain measures

Let $\Gamma$ be a smooth closed curve in the complex plane (for all practical purposes). Assume $f$ is a real-valued continuous function defined on $\Gamma$ and let $d\mu=fdm$, where $dm$ is the ...
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Newtonian capacity of sphere equals its hitting probability by Brownian motion?

Do we have $Cap_{N}(S(0,r))=P_{x}(T_{S(0,r)}<\infty)$ for $x\in [B(0,r)]^{c}$, where $B(0,r)$ is a ball centered at the origin ? I know for $x=0$, they are both equal to 1. How can I go about ...
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Properties of the quadruple layer potential

What is known about the quadruple layer potential in 3D (on closed smooth surfaces)? In terms of jump relations, continuity on Hölder Spaces (and/or Sobolev spaces), and Calderon-type identities ...