# Questions tagged [ap.analysis-of-pdes]

Partial differential equations (PDEs): Existence and uniqueness, regularity, boundary conditions, linear and non-linear operators, stability, soliton theory, integrable PDEs, conservation laws, qualitative dynamics.

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### Quasilinear elliptic problem: Ellipticity-type conditions

Consider the following quasilinear elliptic equation
$$\nabla_x (A(x,u(x),\nabla_x u(x))) + f(u,x) = 0 $$
on a bounded domain $\Omega$, augmented with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary data: $$u|_{\...

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### 2d incompressible Euler equations under periodic boundary conditions

It is well known that the 2d incompressible Navier-Stokes equations under periodic boundary conditions always have global smooth solutions, given smooth initial conditions.
I tried searching for a ...

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### Reference request for fractional Poincare inequality

Suppose we consider in $\mathbb R^n$, then how to show $\Vert f \Vert_{L^{p}} \leq C\Vert \nabla^{s}f \Vert_{L^{q}}^{\alpha}$, where $s>0$ is noninteger and $\alpha \in (0,1)$?

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### Local Sobolev embedding on complete Riemannian manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a complete Riemannian $m$-manifold, with bounded geometry and $m\geq2$. Suppose $Ric\geq(n-1)\kappa$. Let $B_p(r)$ be a geodesic open ball.
Q Can we find a constant $C=C(\kappa,r,m)$(...

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### Stone–von Neumann theorem?

The Stone–von Neumann theorem says that given two unitary groups on a Hilbert space $H$ satisfying the canonical commutation relations (CCR)
$$
U(t)V(s) = e^{-i st} V(s) U(t) \qquad \forall s, t
$$
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### A geometrical problem in terms of a convex function

I wish to know whether the following problem has ever been investigated.
Let $D$ be a convex domain in ${\mathbb R}^d$, with smooth boundary $\partial D$. Let $\vec V:\partial D\rightarrow{\mathbb R}^...

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### Reference request: Numerical methods for Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equations with state constraints

I have two questions on numerical methods for solving Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB) equations with state constraints.
Consider an optimal control problem given by
$$
v(x) = \max_{\{u(t)\}_t} \int_o^\...

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### Do non-continuous Sobolev maps pull back closed forms to weakly closed forms?

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### Can the rank of harmonic maps decrease far from the boundary?

This is a cross-post.
Let $\mathbb D^n$ be the closed unit disk in $\mathbb R^n$. Let $f:\mathbb D^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a smooth immersion, and let $\omega:\mathbb D^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be the ...

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### Poisson equation on noncompact manifold

Let $(M,g)$ be a complete non-compact manifold with bounded geometry, such that the Sobolev embeddings hold and $C^\infty_c$-functions are dense in $L^p_k$ space.
For the equation
$$\Delta u=f,$$
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### Analytic approach to geodesic connectedness in Semi-Riemannian manifolds

Can you point out a reference (or references) that deal with analytical methods (rather than methods from differential geometry) for the study of geodesic connectedness on Semi-Riemannian manifolds?

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### Quasilinear elliptic problem on fractal domain

Consider the following quasilinear elliptic equation
$$\nabla_x (A(x,u(x),\nabla_x u(x))) + f(u,x) = 0 $$
on a bounded domain $\Omega$, augmented with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary data: $$u|_{\...

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### Is a Sobolev map with smooth minors smooth on the whole domain?

Let $d\ge 3$ and $2 \le k \le d-1$ be integers, where at least one of $k,d$ is odd. Let $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$ be open, and let $f \in W^{1,p}(\Omega,\mathbb{R}^d)$, for some $p \ge 1$.
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### The difference between the nonlocal and local conditions problems

In some problems involving ordinary differential equations, subsidiary conditions are imposed locally. In some other cases, nonlocal conditions are imposed.
In this paper: Existence and uniqueness ...

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### Almost orthonormal projection and orthonormal projection in Hilbert space

Let $(e_i)_i$ be a family of vectors in a Hilbert space being almost orthonormal but not quite, i.e.
$$\langle e_i, e_j \rangle \approx \delta_{i,j} + \alpha e^{-\vert i-j \vert} $$
and $\alpha$ is ...

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### A question of the Schrodinger Semigroup --By B. Simon

The question comes from the paper: B. Simon, Schrodinger Semigroups, Bull. A.M.S., (1982) Vol. 7 (3).
On the Theorem C.1.2(subsolution estimate) of the paper, it says that: If $Hu=0$, where $H=-\...

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### Dirichlet problem and schauder estimate for manifolds

Let $M$ be an n dimensional Riemannian manifold without boundary. Let $U\subset M$ be a bounded domain with smooth boundary. Let $f \in C^{\alpha}(U)$, $g\in C^{2,\alpha}(\partial U)$. Consider the ...

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### Finding Free surface elevation in semi-infinite channel

A semi-infinite channel of finite depth is occupied by an ideal fluid layer initially at rest . the vertical finite end of the channel is fixed and only a part of the horizontal bottom , with finite ...

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### Is a Sobolev map with invertible smooth minors smooth?

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Let $k,d$ be even integers, such that $d\ge3$ and $2 \le k \le d-1$. Let $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^d$ be open, and let $f \in W^{1,p}(\Omega,\mathbb{R}^d)$, for ...

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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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### Well-posedness of wave equations with time-dependent coefficient

Let us consider the following wave equation
\begin{array}{rrr}
y_{tt}=y_{xx}+a(t,x)y_{t} & \text{in}
& (0,T)\times (0,1), \\
y(0,t)=0\text{ , }y(t,1)=0 & \text{in} & (0,T), \\
y(0,x)...

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### Compact Embedding Between Parabolic Holder Spaces

My question is about the following compact embedding:
\begin{equation}
C^{\sigma+2, \sigma/2+1}_{x, t}(Q_T)\hookrightarrow C^{\sigma, \sigma/2}_{x, t}(Q_T).
\end{equation}
what condition should be put ...

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### Lax Pairs for Linear PDEs

I'm trying to understand the discussion around equation (2.1) of the paper http://www.jstor.org/stable/53053. It says that the linear PDE $M(\partial_x,\partial_y)q=0$ with constant coefficients has ...

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### Anisotropic elliptic problems

Where can I find a reference on the following anisotropic problem?
$$(\bullet) \qquad \begin{align*} \nabla_x (A(x) \nabla_x u(x,y)) + \Delta_y(K(y) \ast u(x,y))\end{align*}=0, $$
where $(x,y) \in \...

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### Green function of a Laplace operator in an annulus

How to find the Green function of Dirichlet laplacian in an annulus?

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### Elliptic interface problem without conditions on the interface

Consider an open domain $U$ split in two non-overlapping subdomains: $U = U_1 \cup U_2$.
For a model case, consider a ball split in a smaller ball and an anulus.
Consider the following elliptic ...

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### Elliptic problem on a domain split in two subdomains

Consider the following elliptic problem in a split domain:
$$ (\ast) \quad\begin{cases} -\Delta u=f_1 \quad &\text{ in } U_1\\
-\Delta u =f_2 & \text{ in }
U_2\\
u=g & \text{ on } \...

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### Improving equi-integrability for a family $\mathcal F$ in $L^1(\Omega)$

Let $\mathcal F$ be a weakly compact subset of $L^1(\Omega)$. Dunford–Pettis theorem says that $\mathcal F$ is uniformly integrable. Also, by de la Vallée-Poussin theorem we can find an increasing ...

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### Local Cancellation in Real Hardy Space

I want to show the following asymtotic estimate in Hardy space over $\mathbb{R}^n$: Let $a\in \mathbb{R}^n$. I want to show the function
$$
f(x)=\mathbb{1}_{B(0,1)}-\mathbb{1}_{B(a,1)}
$$
is asymtotic ...

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### The dependence of constant in a trace theorem on the diameter of domain

The trace theorem says for a nice domain, say bounded Lipschitz domain, $\Omega$, we have
$$\left\Vert Tu \right\Vert_{H^{1/2}(\partial \Omega)} \leq C \left\Vert u \right\Vert_{H^1(\Omega)},$$
where $...

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### Biharmonic equation

Let us consider for $0<\alpha\leq V(x)\leq \beta$ and $0\leq K(x)<\gamma$ the equation
\begin{equation}\label{\star}
\Delta^2u+V(x)u=g(x, u)+K(x)u,
\end{equation}
where $|g(x,s)|\leq \varepsilon|...

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### Boundary value problems with $L^2$ boundary data

Recently, I read the following result from "A Remark on the Regularity of Solutions of Maxwell’s Equations on Lipschitz Domains" by Martin Costabel:
Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain, $u\in ...

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### Inverse Laplacian and convolution in Albeverio's “Solvable Models in quantum mechanics”

I asked this question on math.stackexchange.com two weeks ago but got no answers so far and I got no clues from literature, so maybe someone here knows a reference. I hope it is ok to ask this ...

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### Heuristics for boundary Harnack inequality

What is the heuristic idea of the proof of the boundary Harnack inequality presented in the appendix of Caffarelli's 1998 lectures on the obstacle problem (page 38 here)?

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### Parabolic variational inequality: regularity of the time derivative in $L^2(0,T;H)$?

Let $V \subset H \subset V^*$ be a Gelfand triple of Hilbert spaces. Take $f,\psi \in L^2(0,T;H)$ and consider the VI: find $u \in L^2(0,T;V)$ with $u' \in L^2(0,T;V^*)$ such that
$$u(t) \leq \psi(t) ...

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### Existence and uniqueness for semilinear parabolic problem using fixed point approach

Where can I find a proof of existence and uniqueness of solutions for a semilinear parabolic problem
$$u_t -\Delta u +f(t,x,u,\nabla u) =0$$
which is based on a fixed point approach?

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### Strong convergence of differential quotient in $L^2(0,T;V^*)$

I have got a problem regarding the weak differentiability of Bochner-integrable functions. Let $(V,H,V^*)$ be a Gelfand-triple and
\begin{align*}
w \in W(0,T) := \{w\in L^2(0,T;V) ~\vert~ \exists w' \...

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### Stationary Navier-Stokes solutions

Are there known nontrivial ($u\neq0$) stationary solutions to Navier-Stokes equations in $\mathbb R^3$ ? Not square integrable of course (that's impossible), but with self-similar amplitudes of ...

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### Obstruction to Navier-Stokes blowup with cylindrical symmetry

Is there a known obstruction to cylindrically symmetric solutions (with swirl) of incompressible 3D Navier-Stokes blowing up in finite time ?
EDIT: in the whole space $\mathbb R^3$, I forgot to say.
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### Gradient estimate for Poisson equation on manifold

In Gilbarg-Trudinger's book 'Elliptic Partial Differential Equations of Second order', the maximum principle is used to derive the following gradient estimates for Poisson equations on Euclidean ...

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### Green's function of time-dependent Stokes equation

It is well known that the Green's function of a standard parabolic equation in a bounded domain, say
\begin{align}
\partial_tG(x,y,t)-\Delta_x G(x,y,t)&=0
&&\mbox{for}\,\,\,(x,t)\in \...

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### Parabolic regularity for the 2D Navier-Stokes equations in a bounded domain

Suppose we consider 2D Navier-Stokes equations in a bounded domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb R^2$, together with suitable boundary conditions so that we can consider the vorticity equation: $$\omega_t ...

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### Boundary condition for elliptic problems and domain decomposition

This question is motivated by one that has been previously asked on this website: Elliptic problem on a domain split in two subdomains
Consider an open domain $U$ split in two non-overlapping ...

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### Elliptic Dirichlet problems with measure boundary data

Can you point out any references on the Dirichlet problem for divergence-type elliptic operators with a Radon measure as boundary data?

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### Conserved Positive Charge for a PDE

Let $(x,t) \in \mathbb{R}^2$ and consider the following partial differential equation for the real-valued function $U(x,t)$:
\begin{equation}
\frac{\partial^2 U}{\partial t^2} = - \frac{\hbar^2}{4m^2} ...

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### Relation between controllability and stability of PDE

In general, when we talk about controllability, we talk about proving the existence of a control input that transfers the state to a desired state at a desired time $T$. However, when we talk about ...

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### First eigenfunction of $p=3$-Laplacian of a square domain in $\Bbb R^2$ : reference for any work on this?

In the last few decades, lots of work on first eigenfunction of $p$-Laplace with Dirichlet and other boundary conditions. But I couldn't find much on periodic boundary conditions. I have computed the ...

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### Infinitesimal generator of a semigroup with parameter

When we talk about evolution equation the first idea that comes to the mind is the semigroups theory. This theory deals with Cauchy problems of the form $$\frac{{\partial u}}{{\partial t}} = Au,$$
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### Bounded solution for parabolic equation

Let $\Omega_T=(0,T) \times \Omega$, where $\Omega$ a bounded smooth domain of $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $T>0$. Let $a\in L^\infty(\Omega)$ and consider the heat equation
$$u_t=\Delta u + a(x)u, \;\; (t,x)\...

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### Optimal control theory of PDEs

This is a somewhat openly phrased question because I am not quite sure what has been done in that direction.
Imagine one has two evolution equations
$$\partial_t u = p(x,\partial_x,f)u$$
$$\...