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### Difference in essential spectrum between Schrodinger operators

I am considering two Schrodinger operators on $\mathbb{Z}^2$ and compare their essential spectrum. The operators are both of the form $H=A+V$ where $A$ is the adjacency operator on the $\mathbb{Z}^2$-...
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### Question on a mixed-norm estimate

I am currently reading the paper Global existence and scattering for rough solutions to generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equations on $\mathbb{R}$ by Colliander, Holmer, Visan, Zhang. In this article,...
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### Mathematical study of dispersive PDEs [closed]

My understanding is that there have been a lot of activities in harmonic analysis and PDEs that use sophisticated tools to study dispersive PDEs like the Schrodinger's equation. E.g. the Strichartz ...
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### Eigenvalues of Schrödinger operator with Robin condition on the boundary

Let $(M^2,g)$ be a compact Riemannian surface with boundary and let $L = \Delta_g + q$ be a Schrödinger operator, where $\Delta_g = -\operatorname{div} \nabla$ is the Laplacian with respect to the ...
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### Intuition/references for understanding bound states/discrete spectrum relationship

I am trying to form intuition for the following `well-known' facts about spectrum of unbounded operators (Schrodinger/wave etc.) $L$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\lambda\in\mathbb{R}$ satisfy $Lf=\lambda f$...
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### Convergence of Schrödinger ground states in $L^p$ for $p\neq 2$

Suppose that $H=-\Delta+V$ is a Schrödinger operator with a unique ground state $\psi$. Suppose that $H_n=-\Delta+V_n$ is a sequence of operators such that $V_n\to V$ in some sense as $n\to\infty$ (...
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### Even and odd solutions for the Schrödinger equation

We consider $2a$ - periodic smooth solutions for \begin{eqnarray*} -\Delta u+V(x)\,u=0\qquad\hbox{in}\:[-a,a] \end{eqnarray*} We assume that $V$ is smooth and even (i.e. $V(-x)=V(x)$). We also assume ...
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### Fractional derivative notation in wave turbulence

This is my first question in MathOverflow and I will do my best to format it correctly and make it clear. I am reading a paper on dispersive wave turbulence which introduces the following family of ...
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### Recovering the nonlinear Schrödinger equation from its Lax pair

My question is less concerned with the physical aspects of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation and more with the mathematical mechanics of using a Lax pair. I am considering how to recover the ...
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### How to use Fredholm alternative to check that there are only finite eigenvalues of $H$ on the imaginary axis?

On $\mathbb{R}^3$, we consider the operator \mathcal{H}= \left( \begin{matrix} -\Delta +1 -2 \phi^2 & -\phi^2 \\ \phi^2 & \Delta -1 +2 \phi^2 \end{matrix} \right) , D(...
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### Nonlinear ODE to linear PDE?

I am interested in when and how one can trade a non-liner ODE for a linear PDE. To explain what this could look like here is a physics-inspired discussion. Consider a classical mechanical system with ...
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### An inequality for uniqueness proof of NLS

Setting Although this detail is not relevant to my question, let me set the problem that my question arise. We are considering an initial value problem \begin{align*} \begin{cases} u\in L^\infty(I,H^{...
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### Are Weyl sequences polynomially bounded?

Look at the Hilbert space $l^2( \mathbb{Z})$ and let $A$ be a translation invariant band operator. I.e. if $\{ e_n \}_{n \in \mathbb Z}$ is the standard basis for $l^2( \mathbb{Z})$ then it holds ...
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### Is there a discrete Schrödinger operator with empty spectrum?

A relatively well-known example of (continuous) Schrödinger operator with empty spectrum is the complex Airy operator on the line, i.e., the operator acting on $L^{2}(\mathbb{R})$ given by the ...
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### Domain issues regarding the Duhamel formula for the linear Schrödinger equation

I have some questions in succession regarding the rigorous domain issues about a Duhamel expansion formula (stated near the end of my post) for the linear Schrödinger equation. Consider a linear ...
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### An inequality of spacetime Banach space for non-linear Schrodinger equation

I am reading a proof for the existence of a solution to the Local Cauchy problem of the non-linear Schrodinger equation $$i\partial_t u+\Delta u +\epsilon u |u|^{2} = 0 \\ u(x,0)=u_0(x)$$ The ...
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### Determining what happens to the spectrum of Schrödinger operator as boundary condition changes

I recently came across a problem in research, and I'm asking about it here after trying in math stack exchange with no luck. Suppose I have a metric graph $G$ (or even a closed interval, to make ...
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