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### Intuition for Agmon-Douglis-Nirenberg ellipticity

First of all, I am sorry if this is a too basic question, but I stumbled over this notion of ellipticity only very recently. I am trying to understand the definition of ellipticity of systems due to ...
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### Gradient estimate of the eigenfunction of Laplacian on hyperbolic space

I am trying to understand the asymptotic behaviors of the gradient of the eigenfunction function of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on the hyperbolic plane $\mathbb{H}^2$. Specifically, my focus lies on ...
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### A question on the maximum principle of second order elliptic equations

Let $Lu=a^{ij}u_{ij} + b^i u_i$ be an elliptic operator of second order in a bounded domain $\Omega$. Assume that $a^{ij}$ is uniformly elliptic. Then it's well known that the following maximum ...
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### How to calculate the weights for Discrete Laplacian Operator?

I am following this paper step by step and want to build an isotropic Laplacian kernel. As shown in the following figure, I can understand until using Taylor to expand the 2D discrete Laplacian ...
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### $W^{1,p}-$regularity on the boundary for solution of Laplace equation with Robin boundary condition

I came across with the attached paper and here is the part that I try to understand. If the non-tangential maximal function of $\nabla u$, i.e $(\nabla u)^*$, belongs in $L^p(\partial \Omega)$, then ...
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### the curvature wave equation

I was referred here from this question I asked on stackexchange. And now that I'm here, I see that this other question about geometric wave equations is very closely related to mine. But I have a ...
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### Elliptic equations in semi-infinite strips

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb R^n$ with smooth boundary. Let $g=(g_{jk})_{j,k=0}^n$ be a Riemannian metric on $\mathbb R^+\times \Omega$ with smooth bounded components. Is there a good ...
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### Laplace equation with integral source terms

I am not specifically asking for a solution, but any reference on any method i could read about would be a big help. This I clarify as I am aware of the fact that MathOverflow only deals with research ...
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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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### Laplace equation, medium discontinuity and finite difference method

The main question is: How to deal with the Poisson equation in the presence of the medium interface. Let's say we have 1D Laplace equation: -\frac{d}{dx}\left(\epsilon(x)\frac{d}{dx}\...
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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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### 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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### heat kernel for powers of some degenerate elliptic operators

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded open domain in $R^{n}$ with smooth boundary and $X=(X_{1},X_{2},\cdots,X_{m})$ be a system of real smooth vector fields defined on $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$. If $X$ ...
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### Finite Element Method on a single triangular element

Consider the Laplace equation on a single triangular domain with a Dirichlet condition on two of the sides and a Neumann condition on the remaining side. I am using a linear element ... $\mathbb{P}_1$ ...
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### $H^1$-continuity of Laplace's equation with respect to boundary data

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be open and bounded with $C^\infty$ boundary $\partial\Omega$, $\phi\colon \partial\Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ continuous and $u^\phi$ the solution to Laplace's ...
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### Generalization of maximum principle to other norms

Consider the Laplace equation $\Delta u=0$ in $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions, i.e. $u=g$ on $\delta \Omega$. By the maximum principle we know that the solution $u$ ...
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### Separable coordinate systems for the Laplace and Helmholtz equations?

According to Mathworld, in three dimensions there are 13 coordinate systems in which Laplace's equation is separable, and 11 for the Helmholtz equation. I've read the relevant chapters of the book by ...
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### W^{2,∞} regularity of solutions of Poisson's equation if the right hand side is in L^{∞}

Let $u$ be solution of $-\Delta u = f$ in $\Omega$ and $\frac{\partial u}{\partial n} = 0$ on $\partial \Omega$. Is it true that if $f \in L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ then $u \in W^{2,\infty}(\Omega)$? (...
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