# Tagged Questions

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### Classical theory for the incompressible Euler equation (reference request)

I have recently been interested in the incompressible Euler equation, but since I am new to the topic, I would like to inquire what are the standard sources/references (for self-study) regarding the ...

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### Fractional Laplacian on compact hypersurface/manifold via harmonic extension?

Let $M$ be a sufficiently smooth compact hypersurface of dimension $n-1$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$.
In pages 10-11 of this paper, the authors define $\mathcal{M} = M \times (0,\infty)$ and consider the ...

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### Local energy decay for variable-speed, divergence-form wave equation in non-trapping medium without obstacles

I'm looking for a reference in the literature describing local energy decay for solutions of a smooth-coefficient, variable-speed wave equation, in divergence form, with compactly-supported initial ...

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### Nonlocal (parabolic) PDEs in the Sobolev space setting

Can someone recommend me some literature on nonlocal parabolic problems (eg. of the form
$$u_t + (-\Delta)^s u = f$$
where the nonlocal operator is the fractional Laplacian)
in the setting of Sobolev ...

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### Probabilistic Interpretation of First Dirichlet Eigenvalue?

The first Dirichlet eigenvalue of a compact domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ with smooth boundary is the smallest positive number for which there exists a non-trivial solution to
$$
-\Delta\psi = ...

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### A parabolic PDE with Lipschitz nonlinearity, how to obtain well-posedness?

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ (or more generally a compact manifold). I'm interested in well-posedness (existence most importantly) of equations of the form
$$u_t(t) - ...

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### A basic question about JL Lions' transformation of a Stefan problem

In J.L Lions' book "Quelques méthodes de résolution des problèmes aux limites non linéaires" (page 196), the author considers a two-phase problem with moving boundary separating the interface. The ...

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### Reference request: Boundary behavior and quantitative lower bound for the principal eigenfunction of an elliptic PDE in a ball $B(r)$

Consider the elliptic eigenvalue problem
$$
\begin{cases}
\int_{B(r)} A(x) \nabla u \cdot \nabla \phi \, dx &= \ \ \frac{\lambda_1}{r^2}\int_{B(r)} u \phi \, dx \\
\qquad \qquad \qquad \quad ...

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### Showing $H^1(\partial\Omega) \subset H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ is continuous?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain.
How does one prove that the inclusion $H^1(\partial\Omega) \subset H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ is continuous?
I define $H^{\frac 1 ...

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### References for well-posedness of weak solutions to Stefan problem

Can anyone recommend me any papers/texts that deal with the existence off weak solutions of the one-phase (or other) Stefan problem, or in general any sort of free boundary problem (for a beginner)?
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### Defining surface integral on boundary of $C^1$-domain

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded $C^1$ domain with bounded boundary $\partial\Omega$. Can someone point me to a reference where the surface integral of a measurable function $f\colon \partial\Omega \to ...

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### If $u \in W^1(0,T;L^2,H^1)$ and $\varphi \in C^1([0,T]\times \Omega)$ then $\varphi u \in W^1(0,T;L^2,H^1)$?

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an open bounded domain.
Define $$W^1 := W^1(0,T;L^2,H^1) := \{w \in L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega)) \mid w' \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))\}$$
where $w'$ means the weak ...

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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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### 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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### Reference on a Monge-Ampère-like equation

We recently realized that a geometric questions of interest to us is strongly related to the regularity of solutions of the following simple equation on the unit disk in $R^2$:
$$ \det(Hess(w))=1~, $$
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### What's a good resource for Hormander symbols of type (1/2, 1/2)?

I'm currently working with some pseudodifferential operators of Hormander class $L^{m}_{\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{2}}$ and unfortunately many of the usual tools break down, due to difficulties with their ...

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### Spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on $L^p$: where is it?

On a noncompact Riemannian manifold $M$, the $L^2$-spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta$ sits inside $\mathbb{R}$ (by self-adjointness), either to the left or to the right of $0$ ...

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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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### Cheeger-Gromov-Taylor theory on manifolds with boundary

I was reading the paper "Finite propagation speed, kernel estimates for functions of the Laplace operator, and the geometry of complete Riemannian manifolds" by Cheeger, Gromov and Taylor and I am ...

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### Who is Petrov of the Petrov-Galerkin method?

I was not able to find the origin of the name Petrov in the Petrov-Galerkin method for the numerical approximation of PDEs.
Wikipedia refers to a certain Alexander G. Petrov, but it is still not ...

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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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### vector valued pde's good reference

I recently came across a Dirichlet problem for a vector valued functions. In broad terms the problem is as follows.
Suppose $\Omega \subset \Bbb R^n$ is a smooth bounded domain, $P:C^\infty(X)^n ...

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### parabolic PDE with pseudomonotone operators

I am looking for a reference where well-posedness of problems
$$u_t + A(t)u = f$$
is addressed via the Galerkin method where $A$ is a pseudomonotone operator. I am aware that Roubicek's book ...

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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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### Boundary flux maximizing drift (velocity) vector fields for 2D heat equation

Looking for literature / known results on the following class of problems:
Consider the domain bounded, open $\Omega\in \mathbb R^2$ with smooth boundary, divergence free drift $u=u(x,t)$, scalar ...

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### Nonlinear parabolic PDEs existence with Galerkin method?

Can someone give me some references to read where existence/uniqueness of nonlinear parabolic PDE are treated via the Galerkin method or fixed point methods or something like that (anything but ...

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### Reference request: Spectral analysis of advection diffusion PDE

As the title says, I am looking for a authoritative reference/monograph on this topic. My interest is in spectral properties of this PDE, and
NOT on existence/uniqueness etc. which is usually 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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### Heat Equation on $[0,T] \times \mathbb{R}^n$

I'm currently looking for a complete proof of a classical result (very useful for viscosity methods) and surprisingly all the references I can get study the heat equation on bounded domain.
Do you ...

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### PDEs involving measures; where to begin?

If I want to learn about existence of weak solutions to PDEs of the form
$$u_t + Au = f$$
or
$$Au = f$$
where $A$ is elliptic and $f$ is a measure, where do I start? I know the Galerkin method for ...

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### Non symmetric coefficient matrix for elliptic PDE

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a domain and consider the PDE in divergence form
$$ D_i(a_{i,j}D_ju)=0 \tag{1}$$
where $a_{i,j}(x)$ are measurable and satisfly the uniform ellipticity ...

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### Caccioppoli-Leray Inequality for De Giorgi's theorem proof

I am studying De Giorgi's proof of Holder continuity of solutions of elliptic equations with bounded measurable coefficients.
This is the translation of the original paper
De Giorgi paper
At page ...

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### If a function is defined in terms of a solution to an initial value problem, is it also solution to an initial value problem?

Say $f:\mathbb R^{n+1}\to \mathbb R^p$ is a solution to an initial value problem, and $g:\mathbb R^{n+1}\to \mathbb R^q$, so that the components of $g$ can be expressed as polynomials in $f$, $f'$, ...

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### Quantitative Global Schauder Estimates/Hölder Regularity

Consider the linear second order elliptic Dirichlet problem
$$-\nabla\cdot (a\nabla u)\quad u=0 \text{ on }\partial\Omega$$
Condtion 1:$\Lambda |\xi|^2\geq\sum a_{i,j}(x) \xi_i \xi_j \geq \lambda ...

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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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### variation of the obstacle in the obstacle problem

Suppose $D \subset \Bbb C$ with smooth boundary. Let $f \in C^{1,1}(D)$. Let $\varphi$ be the supremum of all members in the set
$$\lbrace g \in C^{\infty}(\overline{D})| g \ is \ subharmonic \ and ...

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### The Riemann zeros and the heat equation

The Riemann xi function $\Xi(x)$ is defined, with $s=1/2+ix$, as
$$
\Xi(x)=\frac12 s(s-1)\pi^{-s/2}\Gamma(s/2)\zeta(s)=2\int_0^\infty \Phi(u)\cos(ux) \, du,
$$
where $\Phi(u)$ is defined as
$$
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### Regularity of the Maxwell equations

As is well-known, the Maxwell equations can be phrased vectorially as,
\begin{align}
\nabla \cdot \mathbf E &= \frac{\rho_f}{\varepsilon}, &\text{Gauss's law,}\\\
\nabla \cdot \mathbf ...

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### Subharmonic envelope

I came across a more complicated version of the following problem. It is so elementary, I think that there had to be some research done on this in the past. If someone has any ideas please let me ...

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### Reference request: Stability / instability theory for periodic orbits of partial differential equations

I am looking for references regarding the stability / instability of a periodic solution to a partial differential equation / evolution equation in infinite dimensions. Suppose we have a periodic ...

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### Reference Request: Schauder theory for fourth-order parabolic equations

I am looking for a treatment of fourth order parabolic equations in Holder spaces. More precisely fourth order analogues of Theorems 5.1, 5.2, and 10.1 in Chapter IV of Linear and quasilinear ...

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### Linear coupled parabolic PDE system with Holder continuous coefficients

I am interested in proving existence/uniqueness to: find $u(x,t)$, $v(x,t)$ such that
$$u_t - a_1u_{xx} - a_2u_x - a_3u -a_4v = f$$
$$v_t - a_5u_{xx} - a_6u_x - a_7u - a_8v_{xx} - a_9v_x - a_{10}v = ...

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### Reference: DaPrato and Grisvard parabolic PDEs.

Has anyone read G. DaPrato and P. Grisvard Equations d'evolution abstraites nonlineaires de type parabolique?
It's not available in my library. I am wondering if it's worth me acquiring it: is it ...

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### Tensor analysis/Differential forms outside physics

There are many "geometric systems" like tensor analysis or differential forms calculus, which more or less different perspectives onto the same abstract relations.
Most applications are physical, ...

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### base change for distributions

For distributions on smooth manifolds one can consider the push-forward which is defined for proper maps, and the pull-back which is defined under certain condition on the wave front set see ...

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### Pitfalls when generalizing the heat kernel of a Riemannian metric

Suppose $M$ is a Riemannian manifold with some compact quotient under isometries.
Associated with the Riemannian metric one has the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta$ and the heat kernel $p(t,x,y)$ ...

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### book on PDE on manifolds

let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold and $\alpha$ be any some unknown form on $M$. I am interested in solutions or some references of the equation of type $(d + \delta) \alpha = 0$ where $\delta$ is the ...

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### $L^2$-de-Rham complex on Lipschitz domains has smooth harmonic forms?

I would like to know for which choice of boundary conditions the title statement is true.
Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain in $\mathbb R^n$, for which we regard the $L^2$-de-Rham complex.
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### Monge Ampere equations (concavity)

The Monge-Ampere (whether real or complex, whether in a domain or on a manifold) equations usually studied are of the type $F(u, \nabla u, \mathrm{Hess}(u)) = 0$ where $F$ is a concave function of ...

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### Moser regularity proof avoiding John-Nirenberg lemma

I heard a rumor that there exists a proof by Moser-style iteration of the $C^{0,\alpha}$-regularity for $W^{1,2}$-solutions $u$ to elliptic equations with measurable coefficients which does not rely ...