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regularity of p-harmonic functions

We know that, in general, the 'best' regularity of p-harmonic functions is $C^{1,\alpha}$, $0<\alpha<1$. Recently, I saw a method of regularized problems as follows: For each $\epsilon>0$, ...
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harmonic coordinates on non-compact manifolds

Is it possible to show the existence of harmonic coordinates (e.g., on uniform-sized balls) on certain classes of non-compact Riemannian manifolds? For example, one may expect that such harmonic ...
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Can the rank of harmonic maps decrease far from the boundary?

Let $\mathbb D^n$ be the closed unit ball in $\mathbb R^n$. Let $f:\mathbb D^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be a real-analytic orientation preserving immersion, and let $\omega:\mathbb D^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ be ...
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Is the evaluation map from harmonic forms on the torus surjective on flat neighbourhoods?

In a nutshell: Given a metric on the torus $\mathbb{T}^n$, can we extend any element $\sigma \in \bigwedge^k T_p^*\mathbb{T}^n$ to a global harmonic form? Let $\mathbb{T}^n$ be the $n$-Torus. Fix ...
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Which planar smooth foliations are not smooth equivalent to a foliation arising from level sets of a harmonic function?

Is there an smooth foliation of the plane which is not smoothly equivalent to a foliation $dH=0$ where H is a harmonic function without critical values? If the answer is negative then we conclude ...
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Harmonic maps are light

Assume $f\colon \mathbb{D}\to\mathbb{R}^2$ is a harmonic map and $x\notin f(\partial\mathbb{D})$. Is it true that $f^{-1}\{x\}$ is totally disconnected? I hope that the answer is yes. But actually I ...
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Wolff's article: Note on counterexamples in strong unique continuation problems

I am reading Wolff's Note on counterexamples in strong unique continuation problems: http://www.ams.org/journals/proc/1992-114-02/S0002-9939-1992-1014648-2/S0002-9939-1992-1014648-2.pdf On Page 3, ...
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The flow of Harmonic vector fields

A map or a vector field $g: \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$ is called a harmonic map if all its components are harmonic functions. Motivated by conversations on this questions we ask: ...
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Spherical Harmonics on $S^3$ [closed]

My understanding is that harmonic analysis on the circle ($S^1$) leads to Fourier Series/Integrals whereas harmonic analysis on the sphere ($S^2$) leads to Spherical Harmonics. If we take the next ...
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Tweetable way to see Riemannian isometries are harmonic?

$\newcommand{\al}{\alpha}$ $\newcommand{\euc}{\mathcal{e}}$ $\newcommand{\Cof}{\operatorname{Cof}}$ $\newcommand{\Det}{\operatorname{Det}}$ Smooth Riemannian isometries are harmonic. Can one conclude ...
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Expansion of prolate spheroidal harmonics

For two coordinate frames $O'$ and $O''$ both offset along the $z$-axis by $\pm R$ respectively, with corresponding offset spherical coordinates $r'$, $\theta'$, $r''$ and $\theta''$, and with prolate ...
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Are all the mappings which satisfy this equation scaled isometries?

Let $M,N$ be smooth oriented $d$-dimensional Riemannian manifolds, $\, f:M \to N$ a smooth map. Let $\Omega^1(M,f^*TN)=\Gamma(T^*M \otimes f^*TN)$ be the space of $f^*TN$-valued one-forms. Let $d$ ...
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Harmonic maps between surfaces

Suppose $M$ and $N$ are Riemannian manifolds (non compact) of dimension $2$ and $f$ is an harmonic map between $M$ and $N$. When is $f$ conformal?
Suppose $u_r(x_1,x_2)$ in $B_1(0) \setminus B_r(0)$ satisfy \begin{align*} \begin{cases} \Delta u_r &=0\\ u_r(|x|=r)&=-\log r \\ u_r(|x|=1)&=0 \end{cases} \end{align*} with $0<r<1$....