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### Uniform continuity of the function $x(t)=e^{tA}x$

Let $A$ be a bounded operator on a Banach space $X$. Consider the exponential function $x(t)=e^{tA}x:=\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\dfrac{t^nA^n}{n!}x$, for all $t\in \mathbb{R}$, where $x\in X$. If the ...
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### Mathieu differential equation

Given the operator $T (\psi)(x):= \psi''(x)-2q \cos(2x)\psi(x)$ with $T : D(T) \subset L^2[0,2\pi]$ I was wondering: What is the right domain $D(T)$ for this operator if we want to solve the ...
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### Operators such that $\langle Ax,x \rangle=-\langle x,Ax \rangle$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. We consider the differential equation: $$x'(t)=Ax(t), \ \ \ t\in\mathbb{R}$$ where $A$ is a bounded operator on $X$. If $X$ is a Hilbert space, and $x(t)$ is a solution of ...
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### Positive operators in Hilbert spaces

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. I am just asking if there's some reference which studies operators $A$ with this property: $$\left\langle Ax,x\right\rangle \geq0,$$ for all $x\in H$. And $Ax=0$ whenever ...
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### Is there any relation between positive definite operator and an operator that satisfies maximum principle?

Suppose $L$ is a self adjoint differential operator which satisfies maximum principle. Maximum principle: Assume that $u(x)$ satisfies $u(0)\geq 0$ and $u(1)\geq 0$. Now $L$ is said to satisfy ...
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### Application of operator theory in ODE and PDE

I am looking for references of applications of operator theory (especially spectral theory) in ODE, PDE and possibly SDE. I have learnt operator theory in the general set up, but only know little ...
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### Second Level Operators:

What would be an example of an Operator $$H$$ such that for any and all explicit functions U $$H[u] = I$$ where I is some other function However, for some other Operator W ex: [d/dx] ...
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### Compact resolvent

Given that the operator $$Hf(x) = -xf''(x) + (x - 1)f'(x)$$ on the Hilbert space $L^2([0,\infty),e^{-x}dx)$ possesses, for each $n \in \mathbb{N}$, an eigenvalue $\lambda_n = n$ with eigenvector ...
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This problem is puzzling me, even though it should be really simple. Let $L=-\partial_x^2 + \frac 1 2 x^{-2}$ be an operator defined on $D(L)=C^\infty_c(0,+\infty)\subset L^2(0,+\infty)$. Its adjoint ...
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### Self-adjointness of $D=\frac{d^2}{dx^2}-1$ with boundary conditions $u'(0) = 0 = u'(a)$ on $[0,a]$.

Im trying to show that $$D=\frac{d^2}{dx^2}-1$$ is self adjoint on $[0,a]$ subject to $u'(0)=u'(a)=0$. I think I need to use integration by parts but I'm not sure how to do that.
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### Differential operators: elliptic vs strongly elliptic

This morning a collegue of mine came to me with the following question: does there exist any elliptic operator of order $2m$ with real (variable) coefficients that is not strongly elliptic? After ...
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### Confused by a proof in Rudin *Functional Analysis*

I am reading Rudin's Functional Analysis and got quite confused by his proof of Thm 8.5, that is, the existence of fundamental solutions for differential operator $P(D)$, where $P$ is a polynomial. ...
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### positively homogeneous asymptotic expansion associated to the symbol of a pseudodifferential operator

I am currently reading about pseudodifferential operators and their symbols, and I came across the notion of classical pseudodifferential operators. For these it is possible to find an asymptotic ...
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### Asymptotic Expansion for heat operator $e^{-t\triangle}$

I'm afraid the question below might turn out to be very stupid - I just don't know how to make sense of two asymptotic expansions, given the heat operator $e^{-t\triangle}$ with $\triangle$ a ...
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### Differential equations and Fourier and Laplace transforms

Why do both the Fourier transform and the Laplace transform appear in the study of differential equations? I've never understood why there are some situations where the Fourier transform is used and ...
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### The inequality with a differential operator

Let $A f = a f'''$ for $f\in C_0^3(\mathbb R)$ where $a$ - some constant. Is it possible to find $a$ such that $$\|\lambda f-A f\|\geq \|\lambda f\|$$ for all $f\in C_0^3(\mathbb R)$ ...
When is the following operator self-adjoint?(Is there a difference between self-adjoint and Hermitian?) $O:= \sum_{n=0}^4 f_n(x){d^n\over dx^n}$ subjected to boundary conditions ...
If $D_x$ is the differential operator. eg. $D_x x^3=3 x^2$. How can I find out what the operator $Q_x=(1+(k D_x)^2)^{(-1/2)}$ does to a (differentiable) function $f(x)$? ($k$ is a real number) For ...