# Questions tagged [green-function]

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### Integrability green function

This is maybe a trivial question but i need some clarification to make it clearer in my mind.
Consider the fundamental solution of the equation $ \partial_{t} u - \partial^{2}_{xx}u=0$ given by the ...

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### fundamental solution of an elliptic PDE in divergence form with non-symmetric matrix

I am looking for the fundamental solution of the following PDE
$$\partial_i (a^{ij}\partial_j u)=f$$
where $a^{ij}(x)$ is a non-symmetric matrix with possibly non-constant coefficients.
I could ...

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### Fundamental solution of parabolic PDE with variable coefficients

Let us consider the parabolic operator
$$
\mathcal{L} = \partial_t - \nabla_x \cdot(a(x)\nabla_x)
$$
over a bounded domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^d$. The coefficient matrix $a(x)$ is elliptic and ...

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### Bessel decay for nonhomogeneous PDE

I'm interested in the following nonhomogeneous PDE
$$ (\Delta-k^{2})u=-g $$
on the upper-half plane with smooth and integrable Dirichlet boundary condition, where $g$ is a smooth positive function ...

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### Green functions for circular sectors

I would like to solve the Dirichlet boundary value problem
$$ (\Delta-k^2)u=0 \ \ \ \text{in $\Omega$} \\ u=f \ \ \ \text{on $\partial \Omega$} $$
where $\Omega$ is an infinite circular sector of ...

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### Reconstructing the Green's function of an initial-value problem of partial differential equation

Consider a partial differential equation that is of the following form:
\begin{equation}
(-\partial_x^2+g(x))f(x, t)=i\partial_tf(x, t)
\end{equation}
where $g(x)$ is a real function. Suppose that $f(...

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### Paving property

In their famed paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/math-ph/0011053), Bourgain and Goldstein conjecture what they call the paving property:
Let $H_{jk}=\delta_{j,k+1}+\delta_{j,k-1}+v(\theta+j\omega)\delta_{...

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### Parabolic (heat) PDE Green's function spatial asymptote at infinity

Consider a general parabolic partial differential equation with its spatial dimensions on $R^n$, such as a heat equation, with the diffusion coefficient dependent on the spacial variables. Does its ...

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### Linear PDE with non constant coefficients and properties of Green's Function

Lots of information is available about Poisson's PDE $\operatorname{div}(\operatorname{grad}(u(\vec{x}))))=f(\vec{x})$. However it is hard to find information about the more generalized case
\begin{...

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### Green's third identity potential massive object

Consider a massive object occupying a volume $U$ with boundary $\partial U$. Let the gravitational potential inside be $V_{in}$ and outside $V_{out}$
Normally the gravitational field of a massive ...

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### Limit of Green's function as metric changes (S^2 -> R^2)

The Laplace-Beltrami operator is invertible on the space of 1-forms on $S^2$ (since $S^2$ has zero first betti number). Therefore it has an inverse, the Green's function. Now let the radius $r$ of $S^...

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### When are Green's functions causal convolution kernels

Let $L$ be a linear differential operarator acting on distributions over $\mathbb{R}$ and $G(t, s)$ be a Green's function, i.e., a solution to $LG(t, s) =\delta(t-s)$.
$G$ is said to be causal if $G(...

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### The study of dynamics of a polynomial vector field via Green's function methods

In the litterature, in particular in the papers on dynamical investigation of polynomial vector fields on the plane, are there some research devoting to study the Green's function for the PDE which is ...

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### Green's function for fourth order equation

I know the D'Alembert operator ${\frac {1}{c^{2}}}\partial _{t}^{2}-\Delta _{\text{3D}}$ has a well-known Green's function $\frac{\delta(t-\frac{r}{c})}{4 \pi r}$. This is very useful for studying 3D ...

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### hyperbolic “Green function” on a product of upper half-planes

Let $\Delta_{hyp}=\Delta_{hyp,1}=-y^2(\partial_x^2+\partial_y^2)$ be the hyperbolic Laplacian acting on functions of $\mathfrak{h}$ (the Poincare upper half-plane) and consider its resolvent
$$
R(s)=(...

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### How to determine the spectrum from the diagonal Green's function

Let $L: L^2(\mathbb{R}) \supseteq Dom(L) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R})$ be a densely defined closed operator. Assume that the resolvent admits an integral kernel (Greens function) $G$, i.e. for $z\in \...

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### singular integral operators

Let $(\Omega,g)$ be a compact domain with smooth boundary and suppose that $g$ is smooth. Let $g_D$ and $g_N$ denote the Dirichlet and Neumann green functions for the Laplace-Beltrami operator.
My ...

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### Variation of the Green function with respect to the metric

Consider a (closed) Riemann surface and let $G(x,y)$ be the Green function of the Laplace-Beltrami operator. We can informally identify $G$ with the two-point correlation function for the Gaussian ...

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### Singularity of the heat kernel

The heat kernel in one dimension for the real line is given by the usual gaussian density function:
$$g(t,x,y)=\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi t}}e^{-\frac{(x-y)^2}{2t}}\, .$$
In particular, by differentiating ...

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### Methods to compute the Green's function for the 1D wave equation with nonsmooth coefficient?

I am seeking advice on the best available numerical methods to compute the Green's function for a 1D wave equation with rough coefficient.
Suppose that the coefficient $c(x)$ in the 1D wave equation ...

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### Convexity of the electrostatic energy on a Riemann surface

Let $M$ be a compact Riemann surface.
Let $\Lambda$ be a differentiable real $2$-form of integral one.
Let $G$ be the Green function associated to $\Lambda$, i.e.
$G: M \times M \to \mathbb R \cup \{...

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### Diagonal of Green's Function

I am looking to numerically calulate the diagonal of Green's function. I am interested in Green's functions of elliptic PDEs and in those that arise from stochastic processes (discrete and continuous)....

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### Potential theory solution for Variable coefficient Poisson with Dirichlet Boundary conditions

I am looking for a potential theory representation for the following equation in $2$D:
$$\vec{\nabla} \cdot \left(a(x) \vec{\nabla}u\right) = 0 \,\, \forall x \in \Omega \,\, (\spadesuit)$$
$$u = g \,...

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### Modified mean value property

Let $L=\Delta + c$ in 3 dimensions, where $c$ is a positive constant.
I met this modified mean value property of a solution $u$ of $Lu=0$ as
$$u(\xi)=\frac{\sqrt{c}\rho}{sin(\sqrt{c}\rho)}\frac{1}{4\...

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### Green's functions on linear subspaces and relations to boundary conditions

Consider the Laplacian $-\Delta$ on (in a suitable sense) twice differentiable functions subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions $\mathscr{H}=\{f : f(0)=f(1)=0\}$. We can identify the ...

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### Green's function for fractional Laplacian

Consider the fractional differential equation
\begin{align}
D_{|x|}^\alpha u(x) +bu(x)=f(x)
\end{align}
with $0<\alpha<2$ on an unbounded domain. Instead of $D_{|x|}^\alpha$ one also often sees ...

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### smoothness of green's function in wave equation

I have a linear acoustic wave propagation originated from a monopole source, written as
\begin{align}
\mathcal{L}p(\mathbf{x},t) = S_m(\mathbf{x},t), \quad \mbox{in } \Omega
\end{align}
where the ...

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### Does the green kernel converge as a series of functions?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact rimannian manifold. It is well known that we can diagonalyse the Green kernel as a $L^2$ operator acting on functions. Moreover we have the convergence of the following series,...

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### Existence of Green's functions for PDEs

Here is what I think I know: Given a symmetric linear differential operator $\mathcal{L}$ that is positive definite on a function space(/space of distributions) $\mathcal{H}$, we can find its inverse, ...

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### Analytical solution of diffusion PDE with Robin boundary condition

I need to find the analytical solution of the time-independent diffusion equation with constant coefficients on the unit disk $\Omega$ with subject to Robin boundary conditions. The formulation is as ...

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### Green's function of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator

The Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator $L$ is given by
$$
Lu = \Delta u- \frac{1}{2}x\cdot \nabla u.
$$
Is there a known closed form expression of the Green's function of $L$ on $\mathbb R^d$ (for $d\geq 2$ ...

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### Reference request for a treatment of Schwinger–Dyson equations

Is there a treatment of Schwinger–Dyson equations with no mention of Green's functions? Is there perhaps a purely algebraic analog?

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### What's Known About the Green's Function to the 1D Diffusion Equation with Position-dependent Diffusion Coefficient?

Consider a one-dimensional diffusion equation
$$
C(x) \partial_t \Phi(t,x) = \partial_x^2 \Phi(t,x),
$$
on the interval $[0,1]$. The function $C(x)$ has a pole of order 1 at $x=0$ and a pole of finite ...

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### What can we say about the left inverse of the Green's function?

Let $\mathbb{D}$ be an self-adjoint elliptic operator of a compact manifold and $G(x,y)$ the Green's function of $\mathbb{D}$. By definition $G(x,y)$ is the right inverse of $\mathbb{D}$ in the sense ...

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### Is Green's function of an elliptic operator always symmetric?

Let $D$ be an elliptic operator of a compact Riemannian manifold and $G(x_0,x_1)$ the Green's function of $D$. Is $G$ always symmetric in variables $x_0$ and $x_1$, i.e. $G(x_0,x_1)=G(x_1,x_0)$? If ...

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### Green function and translational symmetry

I have met this problem in solving the classical field theory of a scalar field with a cubic term. I am able to solve exactly each equation, given in a form of odes, but this question escapes my ...

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### Green's function for *GJMS* operator

Consider a Riemannian manifold $(M^n, g)$ of dimension $n$ with a metric $g$. We assume $M$ to be closed (compact without boundary). Let's not assume any hypothesis on the Yamabe invariant of the ...

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### Solvable PDEs and their Green's functions

I have a class of PDEs of the form
$$
-\Box\phi(x)+\lambda\phi_0^2(x)\phi(x)=0
$$
with $\phi_0^2(x)=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty b_ne^{ip_n\cdot x}$. I know some exact solutions for them (see here and ...

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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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### direct proof that schrodinger's equation kernel corresponds to delta-function initial value [closed]

I want to show directly, that the kernel for the n-dimensional free linear schrodinger equation, if taken to time t=0, is dirac's $\delta $ function. I can show that the integral is constant, but it ...

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### Existence of Green's function and the Dirichlet problem

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain, and consider the following problem :
$$\left\{ \begin{array}{lcr} -\Delta u = 0 & & \text{in } U, \\ u = g & & \text{on } \partial U, \...

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### Nonlinear PDE and Green functions

This is somewhat of a curiosity that can hide somewhat deeper. For a Green function of a nonlinear PDE I mean something like
$$
\partial^2\phi+V(\phi)=\delta^D(x).
$$
I do not know if a real ...

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### Estimates for Green's function

Let $n$ - dimension $\geq 3$.
Consider a compact manifold (M,g). Let $\epsilon_0$ denote the injectivity radius of $(M,g)$. Let $B_\epsilon(0)$ denote a geodesic ball of radius $\epsilon < \...

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### Green's function - Hyperbolic Riemann surface

A Riemann surface is said to be:
-Potential-theoretically hyperbolic if it has a non-constant bounded subharmonic function.
-Poincaré hyperbolic if it is covered by the unid disk.
Are this ...

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### Hyperbolic Riemann Surface

Let $X$ be a compact Riemann surface and $x\in X$.
Is $X - \overline{D(x,r_x)}$ hyperbolic?

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### Green's function of coupled ODEs

For functions $a(x)$ and $b(x)$ and "sources" $S_1(f,g)$, $S_2(f,g)$ and $S_3(f,g)$ lets say one has the differential equations for functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$,
$f' + af + bg = S_1(f,g) + S_2(f,g)$
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### dilation operator green function

how can i solve $ -ixDG(x,s)-iG(x,s)/2= \delta ( \frac{x}{s}-1) $
i do not know , since it is a first odrder differntial operator, the formal solution i've found would be
$ G(x,s)= \sum_{n} \frac{u_{...

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### Math background needed for Stakgold's Boundary Value Problems & Green's Functions Book

I saw a reference in Jackson's "Classical Electrodynamics" book for Stakgold's book on "Boundary Value Problems and Green's Functions" as a reference for Green's functions. The text is sort of clear, ...

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### When does a correlated Brownian motion leave a square?

Let $B=(X,Y)$ be a correlated two-dimensional Brownian motion, that is, the components are standard Brownian motions and the covariance between $X_t$ and $Y_t$ is $t\rho$ for some
constant $\rho \in [-...