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Elliptic pseudodifferential operator estimate [closed]

If $P$ is an elliptic pseudodifferential operator of order 1 in the sense that its principal symbol is invertible, then we have the a priori estimate $\|u\|_{H^1(U)} \le C (\|Pu\|_{L^2(W)} + ...
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Between Being a Connection and Being an Elliptic Operator

Let $E$ be a smooth complex vector bundle over a smooth compact manifold $M$ and let $H$ be the $Z_{2}$-graded (with the $Z_{2}$-grading given by even/odd forms) Hilbert space of $L_{2}$ (with respect ...
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Understanding the analytic index map of the Atiyah-Singer index theorem

Hi, I'm currently trying to understand the Atiyah-Singer index theorem and its proof as presented in the book "Spin Geometry" by Lawson and Michelsohn. I do not understand why the analytic index map ...
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Motivation for and history of pseudo-differential operators

Suppose you start from partial differential equations and functional analysis (on $\mathbb R^n$ and on real manifolds). Which prominent example problems lead you to work with pseudo-differential ...