Questions on "Partial Differential Equations", as opposed to "ordinary differential equations".

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Non-Existence of solution in finite time

Given $x_{t} - \triangle{x} = x^5$ in a bounded domain $\omega\subset R^n$, with $x=0$ on $\partial \omega$ and $x(s,0)= x_{0}(s)$. Prove that if $E[x_{0}] = \int_{\omega} ...
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Inequality between integrals of a functions and its derivative

Show that for a sufficiently smooth boundary of $\omega$ and any $\epsilon > 0$, there exists $C$ such that $\int_{\partial \omega} u^2\ ds \leq C\int_{\omega} u^2\ dx$ $+ \epsilon \int_{\omega} ...
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Interpreting notation for a differential equation

I'm looking at the following differential equation (see Appendix B of the following paper): $$ \partial_t\mu[V_E]=-\mu[V_E] + C_{EE}[x\nu_E+(1-x)v_{ext}]-C_{EI}J_{EI}\nu_I, $$ where $\mu[V_E]$ is ...
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No steady-state solutions in a PDE system

Given a following PDE system with Neumann condition: $u_{t} - \Delta{u} = f\ $ in $\omega$ ($t > 0$), $\frac{\partial{u}}{\partial{v}} = \phi$ on the boundary of $\omega$ ($t > 0$), and $u = ...
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Solve by the method of mutipliers $(y-z)p + (x-y)q = z-x$

I have given it a go and found one part of the answer, which is obtained by simply using multipliers $1,1,1$ and hence $u = x+y+z$. In the second part, I use multipliers $x,z,y$ in order, and hence ...
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Do singularities in the solution of the wave equation propagate with the wave speed?

I'm interested in the speed of propagation of singularities of a solution to the following wave equation. \begin{equation} (\partial_{tt}+A)u = 0 \end{equation} where A is a second order elliptic ...
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PDE Linear, Semilinear, quasilinear

Classify the equation $\sqrt{(u_x)^2+(u_y)^2}=1$ if is linear, semilinear or quasilinear. Hello Math Stack! :) . I don't understand how it classified, but the equation is not linear?
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Partial Differential Equations $xu_x+yu_y=1$

I am trying to solve the PDE $xu_x+yu_y=0$. I reach a point where, by setting $\frac{\partial{y}}{\partial{x}}=\frac{y}{x}$ which ends up implying that y=Ax, for some constant A. From there, I am ...
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$C^\alpha$-regularity of elliptic PDE when $f$ is only continuous

Consider $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, open bounded, $$ Lu=f\text{ in }\Omega,\quad u=0\text{ on }{\partial\Omega}, $$ with $Lu=a^{ij}D_{ij}u+b^{i}(x)D_iu+c(x)u=f(x)$, $a^{ij}=a^{ji}$, $L$: strictly ...
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An inequality used in elliptic PDE

$$\sum a^{ij}\xi_i\eta_j\leq\epsilon \sum a^{ij}\eta_i\eta_j+\frac{1}{4\epsilon}\sum a^{ij}\xi_i\xi_j$$ The summations are $1\leq i,j \leq n$, all the variables are positive. Can anybody prove this? ...
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How to perform the following change of variables?

Suppose I have a function $f(t,x,y)$ such that $$f_t = \nabla^26f(t,x,y).$$ I want to perform a change of variables so that for $f(t',x',y')$ we have $$f_{t'} = \nabla^2f(t',x',y').$$ Expanding the ...
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Lagrangian (Lagrange multiplier) in Navier-Stokes equations (steady incompresible)

First: Stokes problem (abstract analysis). Let $X$ and $M$ Hilbert spaces and $a:X\times X\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$ and $b:X\times M\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$ bilinear and bounded operators. We ...
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Uniqueness of solutions for a differential equation on a manifold

I have the following situation: $M$ is a smooth manifold. Let $A_t$ be a smooth family of real functions on $M$,that is: $A:I \times M \to \mathbb{R}$ is smooth. (In particular, for each $t \in I ,\, ...
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When are $\frac{1}{|x|^s}$ and $\log|x|$ integrable near the origin?

When are $\frac{1}{|x|^s}$ for $s>0$ and $\log|x|$ integrable near the origin? I'm reading Evans PDE and in the construction of the fundamental solution of Poisson's equation, he defines $$ \Phi(x) ...
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Solution to the wave equation in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ with certain initial data

Suppose $f$ is a smooth function satisfying $f(0) = f'(0) = 0$. The question I am working on is to determine the solution $u$ to $u_{tt} - \Delta u = 0$ in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ with $u(x, 0) = f(|x|)/|x|$ ...
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Can one explicitely construct a sequence of functions of compact support approximating $u\in W_{0}^{1,p}(\Omega)$?

We define $W^{1,p}_{0}(\Omega)$ as the closure of $C_c^{\infty}(\Omega)$ in the $W^{1,p}$-norm (or equivalently as the closure of the $W^{1,p}$-functions with compact support). Given $u\in ...
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Separation of variables to get two separate ODEs

[ so far I have: u(x,t) = f(t) h(x). h(x) df(t)/dt+ f(t) d^h(x)/dx^2=- ρ f(t) h(x) 1/f(t) df(t)/dt + 1/h(x) d^2 h(x)/dx^2 =- ρ is my solution so far correct? I'm confused from here on, what do I ...
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Boundary conditions for a radiative heat transfer problem

Consider the heat equation $$ \frac{\partial T}{\partial t} - a\Delta T + \mathbf v \cdot \nabla T = S $$ where $S$ is a source term dependent of the radiation intensity $I$ and the temperature $T$. ...
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Verification of some conditions and facts of the Laplacian on a Riemannian manifold

I came across the following introduction to a paper I was reading: "Let $L$ be a second-order, elliptic, differential operator, with smooth coefficients, on a Riemannian manifold $M$. Assume $-L$ is ...
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Choosing between SOV/Green's functions/Laplace transform for solving PDE - Guideline for choosing the most appropriate method?

Forgive me if this questions seems silly, but I have a question which is keeping me busy. I'm not really looking for a mathematical proof (but it is welcome), however I'm more looking for guided ...
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Solving Simple Partial Differential Equation

I can't solve this partial differential equation. $$x\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial x}+y\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial y}+ (\alpha+1-x)\phi =0$$ The short answer in the book which i read from it , ...
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uses of Riemannian geometry for questions not related to Riemannian geometry

Poincaré conjecture (whose formulation does not make use of notions from Riemannian geometry: "Every simply connected, closed 3-manifold is homeomorphic to the 3-sphere") was eventually proved using ...
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Solution of $xu_x + yu_y = 0$

I have the first oder PDE $$xu_x + yu_y = 0 \; \text{on} \; \mathbb{R}^2$$ and I found the solution of that PDE is $$u(x,y) = f\left(\frac{y}{x}\right) = e^C = K$$ which is a constant solution. So, ...
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Duals of Sobolev Spaces vanishing on parts of the boundary

I am revising for a Finite Elements course and have the following question about the definition of $H^{-1}$. Let $D\subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$ be bounded Lipschitz domain and let $\Gamma_0 \subseteq ...
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How to scale a problem involving heat and the flow of a viscous fluid?

I recently got set this problem and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some help on the later parts. An incompressible thermal conducting fluid is contained between two infinite ...
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some important proofs about adjoint operators [duplicate]

I was told that the formal adjoint of the gradient is the negative divergence. Let $A : H\to H$ be a bounded, linear operator, The adjoint of $A$, i.e. $A^*: H\to H$ satisfies \begin{equation*} ...
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Can I follow a graduate course in PDE without having studied ODE

Hi I am considering taking the first course on Partial differential equations at my university next semester. I have already taken a first course on functional analysis . I haven't taken a proof based ...
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Regularity of elliptic PDE in terms of weighted Sobolev space

There seems to be a whole industry of weighted ver. of the Poincaré's inequality (Weighted Poincare Inequality) I wonder if there are results like, weighted $L^2$ equivalent of (interior/boundary) ...
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Poisson functional on bounded domain

I was wondering if it is actually clear that on bounded domains the Poisson integral is bounded from below: $$I[u]=\int_{\Omega} \left( \frac{1}{2}\lvert \nabla u \rvert^2 - u\rho \right)\, dx,$$ I ...
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PDE Singularity and time of shock

Given the following PDE: $$∂p/∂t+p*∂p/∂x=0$$ $$p=p(x,t)$$ $$p(x,0)=e^{-x^2}$$ It is requested to find its solution, show that it is not well behaved by verifying what happens to $∂p/∂t$ and $∂p/∂x$ ...
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Damped wave equation on $\mathbb{R}^{2}/2\pi\mathbb{Z}^{2}$

Let $a \in (0, 1)$ and let $u$ satisfy \begin{align*} u_{tt} - \Delta_{x}u + au_{t} &= 0\\ u(x,0) &= 0\\ u_{t}(x, 0) &= f(x) \end{align*} with $t \geq 0$, $x \in ...
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Domain monotonicity of eigenvalues

Let $\Omega_{1}$, $\Omega_{2}$ be subsets of $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ with smooth boundary and $\Omega_{1} \subsetneq \Omega_{2}$. Let $-\lambda_{1}$ and $-\lambda_{2}$ be the smallest (in magnitude) ...
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Coupled partial differential equation, with boundaries specification

Please, help me to find a books or samples to learn how to solve such coupled equations $$\begin{eqnarray} \frac{\partial T_1(x,t)}{\partial t}&=& \alpha_1 \frac{\partial^2 T_1(x,t)}{ ...
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PDE Variable transform (integral) Chain Rule

Can somebody help me with the variable transform where the new variable is integral variable? This is a moving boundary problem where the radius of particle, $R(t)$ changes with time. The equations ...
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How to simplify $ \int_{\Bbb{R}^2}\Delta\varphi(x)\log|x|^2\ dx $ using Green's indentity?

Let $\varphi\in C_c^\infty(\Bbb{R^2})$ (infinitely differentiable functions with compact support) and consider $$ I=\int_{\Bbb{R}^2}\Delta\varphi(x)\log|x|^2\ dx, $$ the existence of which is ...
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Existence and uniqueness of Dirichlet problem

Let $U= \{x \in \Bbb R^n: |x|>1 \}$. Suppose $u \in C^2 (U) \cap C(\bar U)$ is a bounded solution of the following Dirichlet problem: $\Delta u=0 \in U$ and $u=\phi$ on $\Gamma=\{x \in \Bbb R^n: ...
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How do I find out the Partial Differential Equation for the given expression? [closed]

$$z=x^2f(y)+y^2g(x)$$ Well, I found out that $$ z_x=2xf(y)+y^2g'(x)\\ \ z_y=x^2f'(y)+2yg(x).$$ How do I relate them to get the partial differential equation?
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Help in understanding the notation

I am reading the paper in this link https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/20327748/99-16.ps.pdf Please help me in the notation used in page 5, $(M \vee \phi_n)\wedge M$ it is in line 2 of page 5. ...
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solution of 1st order PDE

Find the solution of PDE, $$u_xu_y = u$$ with the initial condition $u(x,0) = 0$ in the domain $x \geq 0$ and $y \geq 0$. I have try the method of characteristic, but it seems like not working for ...
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Let $u(x)$ be harmonic for $x \in \Bbb R^3$. Suppose that $\nabla u \in L^2 (\Bbb R^3)$. Prove that $u$ is a constant.

Let $u(x)$ be harmonic for $x \in \Bbb R^3$. Suppose that $\nabla u \in L^2 (\Bbb R^3)$. Prove that $u$ is a constant. I tried with Green's equation but it didn't work. Could anyone tell me which ...
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Some clarification on nonlinear PDEs

In Strauss' book $\textit{Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction}$, one of the important PDEs listed on p. $2$ is the shock wave equation given by $$u_x + uu_y= 0 \text{.}$$ It is nonlinear, ...
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Reflection from the upper half ball to the whole ball is harmonic

I have a question about problem 9(b) in Chapter 2 of Evans' PDE book. It says if we have $u$ is harmonic in the open upper half ball $U^+$ and $u\in C^2(U^+)\cap C(\bar{U^+})$, $u=0$ for $x\in ...
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Use the Laplace Transform to solve the following PDE.

I need to use the Laplace Transform to solve the following PDE, but I don't think I'm doing it correctly. $u_{t}(y,t)=\nu\nabla^2 u(y,t)$ with $u(0,t)=u_{0}$ and $u(y,0)=0$. What I have so far: ...
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Show that boundary layers diffuse out from the plate with speed $\sqrt{\frac{\nu}{t}}$

I was wondering if somebody would be able to help me with this problem. I know how to solve it using dimension arguments but I'm unsure what is meant by 'transform techniques'. Any help would be ...
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Difference between two solution of inhomogeneous linear equation

Show that the difference between two solutions of an inhomogeneous linear equation $Lu =g$ with the same $g$ is the solution of the homogenous equation $Lu=0$ I know the definition of linearity, but ...
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Why does the limit $ \lim_{\varepsilon\to 0+}\int_{\varepsilon}^M \frac{\varphi(x)-\varphi(0)}{x}\ dx$ exist for smooth $\varphi$?

Let $D(\Bbb{R}):=C_c^\infty(\Bbb{R})$ and $$ p.v.(1/x)(\varphi):=\lim_{\varepsilon\to 0}\int_{|x|>\varepsilon}\frac{\varphi(x)}{x}\ dx. $$ for $\varphi\in D(\Bbb{R})$. I'm trying to understand ...
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1D Wave PDE with “strange” Boundary Conditions

I've just arrived home from an exam and cannot come to terms with the fact I couldn't solve the following question: Find a solution to $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{ll} u_{tt} - u_{xx}, & ...
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Solving Heat Equation with Laplace Transform

I am trying an alternative method to separation of variables to the following equation $$ \begin{cases} u_{xx} =4u_t , 0 < x < 2, t>0\\ u(0,t)=0, u(2,t)=0, t>0\\ u(x,0)=2\sin(\pi x), 0 ...
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Fundamental solution Laplace-Poisson equation

Let $\Phi:\mathbb{R}^n\setminus\{0\}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ be the fundamental solution of the Laplace equation (see e.g. in the book of Evans). For a function $f\in\mathcal{C}_c^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ we ...
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Transport equations with constant coefficients

Let $X$ be the vector field given by $X = b \cdot \nabla_x + \partial_t$ where $b \in \mathbb{R}^n$ is fixed. Let $f \in C^1(\mathbb{R}^{n+1})$. Assume that $u \in C^1(\mathbb{R}^n \times ...