# Questions tagged [laplacian]

The Laplacian matrix is the representation of a graph in matrix form.

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### What is a random eigenfunction on the hyperbolic plane?

Is there an (invariant under isometries) notion of a random eigenfunction on the hyperbolic plane, for a given eigenvalue? It is a reference request because the answer is probably positive and I even ...
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### From one eigenvector to many, in a very local graph?

Let $\Gamma$ be an undirected graph of bounded degree $d$ with $V = \{1,2,\dotsc,N\}$ as its set of vertices, and edges only between vertices that are at a distance $\leq M$ apart (where $M$ is much ...
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### How to understand the combinatorial Laplacian $\Delta$ which is defined on the graph?

I have a question about the combinatorial Laplacian $\Delta$ which is defined by $$\Delta(u,v)=c(u)1_{u=v}-c(u,v)$$ where $u, v$ are some vertices in the graph $G=(V, E)$, and $c(u,v)$ is a ...
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### Recent work on Pseudo-Laplacian and Pseudo-cuspform in the spirit of Riemann Hypothesis after the work of Bombieri and Garrett

( This is my first MO question . I'm totally inexperienced on MO so, forgive me for my mistakes .) Paul Garrett and Enrico Bombieri were (are?) Secretly Working on Pseudo-Laplacians and Pseudo-...
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### Coupled (Solid-Fluid) Heat transfer problem in a Heat Sink

I am trying to solve a coupled heat transfer problem between a solid and fluid (I have under braced the governing equations and labelled them). Eqn. (3) is the partio-integral differential equation I ...
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### Kronecker limit formula for antiperiodic boundary conditions

The celebrated Kronecker limit formula gives the $\zeta$-reguralized determinant of the Laplacian on the torus $\mathbb{R}/(\mathbb{Z}\omega_1+\mathbb{Z}\omega_2)$ in terms of Dedekind eta function of ...
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### Tight bound on spectral gap of compact homogeneous manifold?

This paper by Peter Li proves a bound on the spectral gap of the Laplacian on a compact homogeneous manifold of diameter $d$: $$\lambda_1 \ge c/d^2,$$ where $c=\pi^2/4$. Can this bound be ...
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### Eigenvectors of graph Laplacian for spectral clustering

I have the following questions regarding the graph Laplacian for spectral clustering: What is the intuition behind projecting the Laplacian (D-A, where D is the degree matrix and A is the affinity ...
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### Algebraic connectivity of the path $P_n$

Let $G$ be a graph with $n$ vertices. Denote by $L(G)$ the Laplacian matrix of $G$ and $0=\lambda_1\leqslant\lambda_2\leqslant...\leqslant\lambda_n$ its spectrum. The number $\lambda_2$ is called the ...
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### Complex factorization of the angular part of the Laplacian

Some time ago some research led me to the following equality: \begin{equation} \frac{1}{\sin^2 \phi }\frac{\partial^2 }{\partial \theta^2} +\frac{\partial^2 }{\partial \phi^2} +\cot \phi \frac{\...
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### On the Variable Coefficient Laplacian

This the copy of the question that I had asked in math stackexchange I read about Laplace Operator here. As given in the link, given the metric, we can find the expression for Laplace operator. I am ...
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### What's the full assumption for Laplacian matrix $L=BB^T=\Delta-A$?

Graph with no-selfloop, no-multi-edges, unweighted. directed For directed graph Adjacency matrix is a non-symmetric matrix $A_{in}$ considering indegree or $A_{out}$ considering outdegree. Degree ...
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### On equation $\Delta \circ \partial/\partial X=\partial/\partial X \circ \Delta$ on a Riemannian manifold

Assume that $M$ is a compact Riemannian manifold whose Laplacian is denoted by $\Delta$. Assume that the Euler characteristic of $M$ is zero. Does $M$ admit a non vanishing vector field ...
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### Poisson summation formula and its implication for the spectrum of the flat torus

I usually ask questions on math.stackexchange but I figure this one is more suited to being asked here. I should preface that I am a complete novice undergraduate, and unlikely to understand answers ...
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### A question on nontrivial solution of ODE

It is well known that there exists no non-trivial bounded solution of $-u''+u=0$ in $\mathbb R.$ Is this result even true, the problem $$\bigg(-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}\bigg)^{s} u+u=0$$ has no bounded ...
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### Spectrum of the Laplacian on the quotient of $3$-sphere

Given a finite subgroup $\Gamma$ of $O(4)$ acting freely on $S^3$, is there any reference for the spectrum of Laplacian for the transverse-traceless symmetric $2$-tensor on $S^3/\Gamma$ equipped with ...
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### Laplace spectra of “half” grid graph

Let $G=(E,V)$ be a simple graph. The graph Laplacian is given by $$L= D-A,$$ where $D$ is the degree matrix (diagonal matrix with entries corresponding to the degree of the vertex) and $A$ the ...
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### An alternative representation of the principal symbol of the Laplace operator

Assume that $(M,g)$ is a $n$ dimensional Riemannian manifold. We denote by $\Delta$, the Laplacian associated to this Riemannian structure. Are the following two conditions equivalent? First condition ...
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### Green's Function for Fractional Laplacian on the Union of Two Balls

I have two disjoint open intervals $B_1, B_2 \subset \mathbb{R}$, and variables $0 < s < 1$ and $t \in B_1 \cup B_2$. I want to solve: $$r_{B_1 \cup B_2}(\Delta^{s} f) = \delta_t$$ for $f$. ...
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### May the heat kernel of a connection Laplacian vanish?

Let $M$ be a Riemannian manifold and $E \to M$ be a Hermitian bundle. If $\nabla$ is a Hermitian connection on $E$, one may define the Laplacian $L = \nabla^* \nabla$, and then consider its Friedrichs ...
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### Graph Laplacian Operator

Consider the linear operator $\mathbb{L} : L^2([0,1])\to L^2([0,1])$ defined by $$(\mathbb{L}f)(x) = \int_0^1 xy(f(x)-f(y)) \mathrm{d}y$$ for all $f\in L^2([0,1])$ and $x \in [0,1]$. Is $\mathbb{L}$...
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### Laplace Beltrami eigenvalues on surface of polytopes

The recently posted arxiv paper Spectrum of the Laplacian on Regular Polyhedra by Evan Greif, Daniel Kaplan, Robert S. Strichartz, and Samuel C. Wiese, collects numerical evidence for conjectured ...