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Integral over compact boundary is finite in the context of potential function

Consider some bounded domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, s.t. the boundary $\partial\Omega$ is a smooth submanifold of dimension $(n-1)$ and fix some point $x_0\in \partial\Omega$. Now I want to ...
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Newtonian potential is harmonic

I got this problem in page 321 from Advaced Calculus, written by Friedman: "Let $\sigma(x,y,z)$ be a continuous function, and let $S$ be a continuously differentiable surface. The Newtonian potential ...
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Mean Value Property and Harmonic functions: a simple exercise

Let $f:[a,b]\to\mathbb{R}$ such that for every $h>0$ such that $$(x-h,x+h)\subset[a,b]$$ we have $$f(x)=\frac{1}{2}(f(x-h)+f(x+h)).$$ How can I conclude that $f$ is harmonic in $[a,b]$? My idea ...
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Derivatives of the Green's Function

Consider the function $ g(x,y): \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2 $ defined as $$ g(x,y) = \log( x^2 + y^2) $$ We know that $ (\partial_x^2 + \partial_y^2) g(x,y) = -2 \pi \delta(x)\delta(y) $. ...
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Uniqueness for second order PDE $-\Delta u = c(u)$

I'm trying to solve the following problem: Let $\Omega$ be an open set in $\mathbb R^n$ and consider the equation \begin{cases} -\Delta u = c(u) & \text{ on } \Omega \\ u = 0 & \text{ on } ...
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If a Laplacian eigenfunction is zero in an open set, is it identically zero?

This seems like it should be easy but I can't seem to figure it out. Suppose $f$ satisfies $\Delta f + \lambda f = 0$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ (where $\lambda > 0$ is a constant), and in some open set ...
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$\{u_{n}\}$ harmonic and converging uniformly to $u \Rightarrow $ $u$ harmonic

Let $A$ be an open set, $\{u_{n}\}$ a sequence of harmonic functions on $A$, converging to $u$ uniformly on compact subsets of $A$ . Then $u$ is harmonic on $A$. Any hint ?
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Why is it important to study the eigenvalues of the Laplacian?

Why is it important to study the eigenvalues of the Laplacian acting on regions in $\mathbb R^n$? What information does this give us? What problems does this information help us solve? In particular, ...
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Harmonic functions constant on circumferences

I want to find all the harmonic functions in $\mathbb{R}^{2}-\{(0,0)\}$ which are constant on circumferences with center in $(0,0)$. $\mathbb{R}^{2}-\{(0,0)\}$ isn't simply connected so we can't ...
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Taylor expansions of harmonic functions.

Let $D \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ be the unit open disc. Note that any harmonic function on $D$ is real analytic. How can one prove that there exits a constant $C>0$ such that the Taylor expansion of ...
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Finite order function in the complex analysis.

Assume that an entire function $f$ be finite order with finitely many zeros. Please show that either $f(z)$ is a polynomial or $f(z) + z$ has infinitely many zeros. Thank you. And I know the ...
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Find a function $f$ such that $f$ is harmonic on $D$ and $f|_{\partial D}$.

I understand its solutions in general. But my question is how to decide whether I sould take $Im z^4$ or $Re z^4$? I have two similar examples. And in one example, the real part is taken, but in ...
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A question on Harmonic functions.

$f$ and $g$ are two given continuous functions on $\overline {D(0,1)}$) and both $f$, $g:\overline {D(0,1)}\to\Bbb R$ are harmonic on unit disc $D(0,1)$. Now, If $f\equiv g$ on some $C=\{e^{i\theta} ...
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The conditions for Harmonics functions in complex analysis

Let $\sigma(u, v)$ and $\gamma(u, v)$ be harmonic functions on a region $D$ in $\Bbb C$. What are the conditions on $\sigma$ and $\gamma$ such that $\sigma \gamma$ is harmonic on $D$. And I want to ...
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Problem of Harmonic function.

If H is a harmonic function on an unit disk; And $H=0$ on $R_1\cup R_2$, here $R_1, R_2$ are radius of $D(0,1)$. The angle between $R_1$ and $ R_2$ is $r\pi$; here $r\in (0,1]$. If $r$ is an ...
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Subharmonic functions in the punctured disk

I want to prove the following (exercise from Ahlfors' text): If $\Omega$ is the punctured disk $0<|z|<1$ and if $f$ is given by $f(\zeta)=0$ for $|\zeta|=1$, $f(0)=1$, show that all ...
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The ratio $\frac{u(z_2)}{u(z_1)}$ for positive harmonic functions is uniformly bounded on compact sets

I want to prove the following: If $E$ is a compact set in a region $\Omega \subset \mathbb C$, prove that there exists a constant $M$, depending only on $E$ and $\Omega$, such that every positive ...
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Form of a harmonic function

Given that $\phi(x^2+y^2)$ is harmonic, where $\phi: (0, \infty)\to \mathbb{R}$, find the form of $\phi$. I do not know what they mean by form nor could I find anything online... My book says that ...
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Mean value property for a harmonic function

This is an exercise from Ahlfors' Complex Analysis text. I need to show that the mean value property holds for the function $u=\log|1+z|$ in the circle with center $z_0=0$ and radius $r=1$. The ...
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Laplacian Boundary Value Problem

Given a domain $ M \subset \mathbb{R}^2 $ and a function $ f : \partial M \rightarrow \mathbb{R} $, let $ \omega $ solve the boundary value problem: $$ \Delta \omega = 0 \text{ in } M \\ \omega = f ...
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Proof of weak maximum principle.

I read a proof in my book on pde which I find a bit strange. Let $\Omega$ be some bounded domain. For $f\in\mathscr C^2(\Omega)\cap\mathscr C^0(\Omega)$ satisfying $\Delta f\geq0$ it holds that ...
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Mean Value Property of Harmonic Functions

I can't prove this theorem: "Let $\Omega$ is a bounded domain, $u\in C^2(\Omega)$ satisfy $\Delta u=0(\geq0,\leq0)$, then for any ball $B=B_R(y)\subset \subset \Omega$, we have ...
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Harmonic functions in $\mathbb{R}^d$

I want to establish the equivalence of the 3 standard definitions, and that harmonic functions are $C^\infty$. The 3 definitions are: Mean value property and continuous. $C^2$ and $0$ Laplacian. ...
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example of sub-harmonic function

A continuous function $u:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ is sub-harmonic if for every $x_0\in\mathbb{R}^n$ and $r>0$ $$u(x_0) \leq \frac{1}{|\partial B(x_0,r)|}\int_{\partial B(x_0,r)} \!\!u(x)\ ...
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Green's function for the Laplace operator $\Delta$ in a rectangle (or square)?

What I'm looking for is an explicit form of the Green's function $G$ for the Laplace operator $\Delta$ in a rectangular (or square) domain $D\subset\mathbb R^2$, e.g. $D=[0,1]\times[0,1]$. Namely, I'm ...
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Weakly Harmonic Functions (Weak Solutions to Laplace's Equation $\Delta u=0$) and Logic of Test Function Techniques.

In analysis we often use test functions $\phi\in C_{0}^{\infty}(U)$ in order to make some kind of deduction about another function $u:U\mapsto\mathbb{C}$. For example, if one can obtain the ...
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Questions about harmonic functions and distribution.

If harmonic functions converges in the distribution sense to a distribution. Then can we prove that the functions are actually converges uniformly to a function on every compact set. And the limit ...
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What is the counter example?

The Liouville's theorem states that if $u$ is a non negative, subharmonic function, $L^\infty(\mathbf{R}^n)$, then $u$ is constant ($n\leq2$). Someone knows a counter example if $n>2$, or where can ...
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An inequality about the gradient of a harmonic function

Let $G$ a open and connected set. Consider a function $z=2R^{-\alpha}v-v^2$ with $R$ that will be chosen suitably small, where $v$ is a harmonic function in $G$, and satisfies $$|x|^\alpha\leqslant ...
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How to argue this consequence?

Suppose that $\Omega=\mathbf{R}^n_+$ and consider a function $0<u<\sup\limits_\Omega u=M<\infty$ such that: $$\Delta u+u-1=0 \ \ \text{in} \ \ \Omega,$$ $$u=0 \ \ \text{on} \ \ ...
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Tight bounds for harmonic measure

I recently came across a question concerning harmonic measure here, and was wondering if there is a good reference summarizing different methods of estimating harmonic measure? Specifically, I would ...
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Proving the maximum principle for harmonic functions

I am in the middle of the proof of the maximum principle for harmonic functions. Given a harmonic function $u$ on the complex plane and $M_0\in \mathbb{C}$. Take $r>0$ and suppose there is an open ...
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harmonic function question

Let $u$ and $v$ be real-valued harmonic functions on $U=\{z:|z|<1\}$. Let $A=\{z\in U:u(z)=v(z)\}$. Suppose $A$ contains a nonempty open set. Prove $A=U$. Here is what I have so far: Let ...
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Limit involving the laplacian

I'm trying to prove that if $\Omega$ is an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $u$ a $C^2$ function then $$\lim_{r\to 0}\frac{2n}{r^2}\left(u(x)-\frac{1}{|\partial B_r(x)|}\int_{\partial ...