# Questions tagged [harmonic-functions]

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In a paper that I am reading the author quotes the following result about harmonic functions. According to him this should be "easy to show" but I don't seem to be able to do so.
Let $u:\...

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Question. Let $u: B^3 \to \mathbf{R}$ be a harmonic function with $u(0) = 0$, $Du(0) = 0$, where its homogeneous harmonic blow-up is a polynomial $p = p(x,y)$ in two variables, so independent of $z$; ...

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Let $D \subset \mathbf{R}^n$ be the unit disc, and $\alpha \in (0,1)$. Let $f \in C^{0,\alpha}(\partial D)$, and $u \in C^{2,\alpha}(D)$ be the harmonic function with $u = f$ on the boundary.
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Question. Let $f: \mathbf{R} \to \mathbf{R}$ be an analytic function. Is there a harmonic function $u$ on the circular cylinder $D \times \mathbf{R} \subset \mathbf{R}^3$ so that $u = f$ along the ...

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Question. What is a good reference (textbook, article etc.) to learn more about harmonic functions on finite (and infinite) cylinders?
I am trying to gain a better understanding of the behavior of ...

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Let $u_n : \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ be a sequence of harmonic functions which converge uniformly on compact subsets. The limit function $u$ (which we assume to be not identically $0$) is clearly ...

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Let $D \subset \mathbf{R}^2$ be the unit disc, and $L > 0$. Let $u: D \times (-L,L) \to \mathbf{R}$ satisfy
\begin{equation}
\begin{cases}
\Delta u = 0 \quad \text{ on $D \times (-L,L)$ } \\
\frac{...

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On why this is here I tried posting on math stackexchange but I got no comments or answers. I even bountied the question but I am still not getting any responses. I am getting the sense that I wasn't ...

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I have recently learned about Rodin and Sullivan's work that proved a conjecture of Thurston involving giving a construction for the map in the Riemann mapping theorem using circle packings and this ...

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Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{C}^n$ be a $C^{\infty}$ bounded domain. Let $H^2(\partial\Omega)$ denote the Hardy space, and $S(.,.)$ denote its Szego Kernel. We know that
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\forall f\in H^2(\partial\...

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Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{C}^n$ be any $C^{\infty}$ bounded domain. Let $ S(.,.)$ denotes the Szego Kenel of Holomorphic Hardy Space $H^2(\partial\Omega)$. Then for $w\in\Omega$ do $S(.,w)$ is a ...

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Let $G$ be a simple, undirected, connected graph on $n$ vertices, and let $A$ be an abelian group. A function $f:V(G)\rightarrow A$, on the vertices of the graph $V(G)$, is said to be $A$-harmonic if ...

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Let $G$ be an (infinite) countable graph of bounded degree with vertex and edge sets $V(g)$ and $E(G)$, respectively. A function $f : V(G) \to \mathbb{R}$ is called harmonic if
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f(v) = \frac{1}{d_v}...

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A function $f:\mathbb Z^2 \rightarrow \mathbb R$ is said to be discrete harmonic if it satisfies the discrete Laplacian equation
$$
\Delta f(m,n) = f(m+1,n)+f(m-1,n)+f(m,n+1)+f(m,n-1)-4f(m,n) = 0~.
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I have started reading a paper of Colding and Minicozzi, where they prove that on a complete Riemannian manifold $M$ of non-negative Ricci curvature, the space of harmonic functions of growth order at ...

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Let $\mathbb{S}=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n|x_1^2+\ldots +x_n^2=1\}$ be the unit sphere in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $\mathbb{C}[x]=\mathbb{C}[x_1,\ldots ,x_n]$ the complex-valued polynomial functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$, ...

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In the paper “Bubble Tree Convergence for Harmonic Maps” by Thomas H. Parker, after the picking the energy concentration points, he proceeded by expanding the map around each energy concentration ...

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I want to read the following papers in the English version which I could not find anywhere (the only papers I can get are the Russian versions). Kindly help me out.
Gregory A. Margulis, Positive ...

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It is well known that a complex harmonic function $f$ on a simply connected domain $D$ has a canonical decomposition of the form $$f=g+\bar{h},$$ where $g$ and $h$ are analytic functions on $D.$ In ...

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$L^2(\mathbb{S}^{d-1})$ is embedded in $H^{-s}(\mathbb{R}^d)$ with $s>\frac{1}{2}$, which means for $f\in L^2(\mathbb{S}^{d-1})$, the following holds:
$$\DeclareMathOperator{\Dm}{\operatorname{d}\!}...

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It is known that the kernel of the (non-negative) Laplacian operator on a closed manifold consists of constant functions. I would like to ask if some similar phenomena happens for the modified ...

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Let $d$ be a positive integer with $d \ge 2$. We write $x=(x_1,\ldots,x_{d-1},x_d)=(\hat{x},x_d)$ for $x \in \mathbb{R}^d.$ The standard inner product and the Euclidean norm on $\mathbb{R}^d$ are ...

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Let $M \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a submanifold. For a point $x$ disjoint from $M$, we can define the electric potential $\Phi(x) = \int_M \frac{dM}{|x-m|^{n-2}}$, which is smooth and harmonic where ...

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It seems classically known (and mentioned in several papers without reference) that there exist bounded non-constant harmonic functions on the hyperbolic space $\mathbb{H}^n, n \geq 2$. I am ...

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Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and let $u\in H^1(\Omega)$ be a weak solution to
\begin{equation}
\begin{cases}
-\Delta u=0 \quad &\mbox{in $\Omega$}\\
\frac{\partial ...

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For a rectangle with height 1 and length 2, here is the unique numerical solution
(showing contours of the equipotential from 0, defined by the bottom, to 0.54, the numerically-calculated maximum)
to ...

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I am looking for a harmonic coordinate for a degenerate differential operator on the unit ball.
We write $\langle \cdot,\cdot \rangle$ for the standard inner product on $\mathbb{R}^d$. Set $\lvert\...

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Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb R^n$ with a smooth boundary and let $g$ be a smooth Riemannian metric on $\Omega$. Let $f_1,f_2,\ldots,f_n$ be non-constant smooth functions on $\partial \...

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Let $\mu$ be a complex Borel measure on the unit circle, and suppose its Poisson integral $u$ satisfies $\lim_{r\to 1-}u(re^{i\theta})=0$ for every $\theta$. Does it follow that $\mu=0$?
This is of ...

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Assume $u:\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^d\to\mathbb{R}$ is continuous and satisfies the property:
for every $x\in \mathbb{\Omega}$ there is $r_x>0$ such that
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u(x)=\frac{1}{|B(x,r_x)|}\int_{B(x,r_x)} u(...

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Let $u$ be an harmonic function in a cylindrical domain $B_2^{n-1}\times(-1,1)\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, and suppose its level sets $\Gamma_t=\{u=t\}$ are graphs of functions on $B_2^{n-1}$.
Consider a ...

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The definition of a harmonic Maass form consists of three properties; (1) that it is modular, (2) that it is harmonic, and (3) that it has at most polar growth at the cusps (ordered in accordance with ...

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EDIT: Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^3$ be a bounded domain with smooth connected boundary. Let $f\colon \mathbb{R}^3\backslash \Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function which is harmonic in $\...

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EDIT: Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain with smooth boundary. Let $f\colon \mathbb{R}^n\backslash \Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function which is harmonic in $\mathbb{R}^n\...

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I’m reading a note on higher regularity boundary Harnack inequality by D. DE SILVA AND O. SAVIN and I’m kind of confused of the case k=1.
In the paper they used the Hopf lemma to show that $u_\nu>c&...

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I have a set of functions expanded in a finite number of spherical harmonics (up to degree $L$),
$$
\eta_k^n(\theta,\phi) = \sum_{l=0}^L \sum_{m=-l}^l d_{kl}^{nm} Y_l^m(\theta,\phi)
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Similar to the ...

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While reading the book Regularity Theory of Elliptic PDE I’m confused with a theorem:
Thm. 2.30.
Let $\alpha \in (0,1)$ and $k \in N$ with $k \leq 2$, and let $\Omega$ be a bounded $C^{k, \alpha}$ ...

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Question. Is there a classification of homogeneous two-valued harmonic functions on $\mathbf{R}^n$, valid in dimensions $n \geq 3$?
For reference, multi-valued functions are familiar objects in ...

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It is known that the logarithm of the modulus of an analytic function $f: D \subset \mathbb C \rightarrow \mathbb C$ ($D$ is a domain) is subharmonic. I have two questions:
(1) Are there some weaker ...

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Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a smooth domain and $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ a non-constant $p$-harmonic function, for some $1<p<n$.
Question: What is the Hausdorff dimension of the critical ...

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Let $u(x, y)$ be a harmonic function on the upper half-plane $\mathbb{R}\times \mathbb{R}^+$, that is,
$$\partial_x^2 u(x, y) + \partial_y^2 u(x, y) = 0$$
for $x \in \mathbb{R}, y>0$. Assume $u(x, ...

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I'm reading the proof of monotonicity formula from A Course in Minimal Surfaces by Colding-Minicozzi. The theorem says
Suppose $\Sigma^k \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is a minimal submanifold and $x_0\in\...

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Let $n>1$ and $M\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a (sufficiently low dimensional) compact analytic submanifold.
Assume that $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}$ is an analytic function.
Is there a Harmonic ...

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Given a rational point $p\in S^1$ and a continuous function $f:S^1\rightarrow \mathbb C$, we say that $f$ is an $\epsilon$-bump around $p$ (for some $\epsilon>0$) if $f(p)=1,|f|_{\infty}\leq 1+\...

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Let $f$ be an even continuous function on the sphere $S^{n-1}$.
Find a relation of the spherical harmonic expansion between coefficients of $f^n$ and those of $f$.

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Let $\Omega$ be a smooth bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^N$ where $N\geq 2$.
Consider the Laplace equation with a Neumann boundary condition
$$
-\Delta u = 0 \quad\mbox{in } \Omega, \qquad
\frac{\...

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This question has also been posted on MSE, but maybe here is the right place to obtain an answer.
Let $(M^3,g)$ be a compact connected oriented Riemannian $3$-manifold with nonempty boundary. The ...

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Lets call a function $f : \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ to be super-harmonic if $\nabla ^2 f = \sum_{i=1}^n \partial_i^2 f \leq 0$.
Now given such a $f$ as above I want to consider the ...

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I am having trouble proving this modified mean-value inequality.
Suppose that $\Delta u+cu\ge 0$ for $u:\mathbb{R}^n\to [0,\infty).$
Prove that there exists constants $r_0,C>0$ depending only on $c$...

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I've been reading up on Hardy spaces and (sub)harmonic functions over the open unit disk $\mathbb{D}\subset\mathbb{C}$, and I've found myself working with atypical objects in mostly-typical situations....