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Why is $a_{n}(x,y)=a_{n}(y)$?

This particular question is connected (with a slight variation in the definition of $g$) to an earlier question. The link is here. The specifics are: Given that $u(x,y)$ is the solution of a PDE ($x$ ...
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Implicit Function Theorem (Two Variables)

While reading through a paper I came a cross a result (due to the Implicit Function Theorem) that I cannot derive. Let $u(x,y)$ be the solution of a PDE ($x$ and $y$ are independent variables). We ...
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normalized mean curvature flow with convex initial hypersurface has finite velocity

I can't understand the prove in [Xi-Ping Zhu] Lectures on mean curvature flows. The statement as follow. Lemma 3.5 (page 32) There exists a positive constant $C$ such that ...
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Ellipticity of Ricci tensor, does it depend on coordinates?

Well, I am afraid this is a silly question because I know the answer must be 'yes, it does'. But I don't see why. I put the problem in context. The ricci tensor can be regarded as a differential ...
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clarification in definition of outward normal derivative

While studying about Green's identities from PDE by L.C.Evans I came across the definition of a $C^k$ boundary ( $dU$ ) of a bounded and open set ( $U$ ) in euclidean space . Then comes the following ...
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What can be said about functions of constant Hessian determinant?

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^2\to \mathbb{R}$ with $\det \nabla^2f = 1.$ Let's also assume that $\nabla^2 f$ is positive-definite (which we can do WLOG by adjusting the sign of $f$). What can we say about $f$? ...
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Help explain why the proof works - Gradient Estimate Using the Maximum Principle

I found the following proposition and proof in a textbook for one of my classes, and the end of the proof seems a little "unfinished" to me. In other words, as the author left it, I'm not entirely ...
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Fundamental solution of the Laplacian on the surface of a cylinder

Does the Laplace operator have a fundamental solution on the surface of a cylinder in $\mathbb{R}^3$? Intuitively, I can visualize a function that diverges to $\infty$ at a point, decreases to a ...
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Tensor differential equations

I am reading Ringstrom's book The Cauchy problem in General Relativity, But I don't really understand Chapter 12 associating to tensor equations. I want to read some other material about this. Could ...
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Are there any results linking hyperbolic operators and Pseudo-Riemaniann geometry?

In the case of a $n$-dimensional pseudo-riemannian manifold one has a symmetric bilinear form, $h$, with signature $(1,n)$ and the analogous operator to the Laplace -Beltrami operator,$\Delta$, is the ...
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non-smooth minmal surfaces and differenteial equations

This is the equation for a function $u(x,y)$ whose graph is a minimal surface (its mean curvature is $0$): $$(1+u_x^2)u_{yy}-2u_xu_yu_{xy}+(1+u_y^2)u_{xx}=0$$ My question is if there are non-smooth ...
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Existence of positive solutions of a linear PDE on closed manifolds

I was wondering is there a sufficient condition (or sufficient and necessary condition) for the existence of positive solutions of the following linear PDE on a closed manifold $(M, g)$, ...
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Relation between $L^1(\partial\Omega)$ and the surface integral on $C^1$ domains

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a $C^{1}$ bounded domain. It is possible to define the space $L^1(\partial\Omega)$ as the set of functions $u\colon \partial\Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ with the finite ...
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$C^1$ domains vs. Lipschitz domains in PDEs, do we need transformation of coordinates?

I am getting a bit confused. In the definition of $C^1$ manifold in Renardy and Rogers, they say that $\partial\Omega$ is of class $C^1$ if every point on $\partial\Omega$ has a neighbourhood within ...
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Two definitions of $H^1(\partial\Omega)$, one using charts and one use tangential gradients

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain with boundary $\partial\Omega$. There are two ways to define a space $H^1(\partial\Omega)$: By using charts, we can define $H^1(\partial\Omega)$ to ...
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Differentiating the determinant of the Jacobian of a diffeomorphism (don't understand a proof)

For each $t$, let $A_t:\Omega_0 \to \Omega_t$ be a bi-Lipschitz map between open sets in $\mathbb{R}^n$. The map is also invertible. It satisfies $$\frac{d}{dt}A_t(y) = w(A_t(y),t)$$ where $w$ is a ...
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Change of Variables from Sphere to Plane

Say we are in the space $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. Consider the $n-1$ dimensional surface measure $dS$ on the boundary of the upper half sphere. We can define the coordinates on this sphere by ...
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Comprehensive references on partial differential equations

How do the three volumes by Taylor's "Partial differential equations" compare with the two volumes with the same title by Friedrich Sauvigny's as a reference for study? What are the good and bad ...
Note that two sphere with nonnegative curvature converges to canonical sphere along normalized Ricci flow. So assume that if curvature is bounded below by $-\epsilon$ then the sphere meets a ...