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

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Convection-diffusion-reaction problem

I seek to solve to the system $$ \frac{\partial \phi_{a}}{\partial t} = D_{a} \frac{\partial^{2} \phi_{a}}{\partial x^{2}} - v_{a} \frac{\partial \phi_{a}}{\partial x} + \mathfrak{K}_{b}\phi_{b} ...
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Solving Wave Equation with Initial Values

I am trying to solve the wave equation: $u_{tt}$ = $u_{xx}$ With initial values: $u(x,0) =\begin{cases} x^3 - x, &\text{for }|x|\le 1,\ \\0, &\text{for }|x|\ge1\end{cases}$ $u_t(x,0) ...
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Why do all solutions to this equation have the same form?

In this paper on page 45, the authors state that Let's assume we know that $$ w \times dw = d\varphi + \sum_{j=1}^3\alpha_jdx_j, \tag{1}$$ where $\varphi \in H^1(\mathbb{R}^3, \mathbb{R})$, ...
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A harmonic function with sublinear growth at infinity is constant

Show that if $u$ is harmonic in $\mathbb R^n$ and $u=o(|x|)$, then $u$ is a constant.(Hint: use the solid version of the mean value property $u(x)=\frac{1}{\omega R^n} \int _{B_{R(x)}} u(y)dy$, and ...
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Proving weak coercivity by young's and interpolation inequalities

Let be $$(P)\left\{\begin{array}{ll} &-\Delta u + V(x)u=f & \text{ in }\ \Omega\\ &u=0 & \text{ on } \ \Gamma \end{array}\right.$$ with $V \in L^r(\Omega)$, for some ...
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Intuition behind variational principle

Hofer-Zehnder, in section 1.5, proves that every Hamiltonian field on a strictly convex compact regular energy surface carries a periodic orbit. I have understood the proof. What I am wondering about ...
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Fourier Transform of Poisson Equation

While trying to solve the Poisson Equation by using Green's Function I have to Fourier transform the equation i.e $$-\nabla^{2}\phi(r)=\rho(r).$$ In the book after Fourier transform, the solution ...
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On how to get a solution for a nonhomogeneous problem for the heat equation.

Evans PDE book presents the following problem (page 87): Write down an explicit formula for a solution of $$\left\{\begin{matrix} u_t-\Delta u+cu=f &\text{ in }\mathbb{R}^n\times(0,\infty) ...
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A question concerning measurability of a function

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be bounded and let $X:=H^1(\Omega)$. Let $a:\Omega\times \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}, (x,z)\mapsto a(x,z)$ be a bounded function such that $a(x,.)$ is continuous on ...
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Exercise from Stein with partial differential operator

I have again something from Stein-Shakarchi I would really appreciate some help with. Any references are also welcome! Suppose $L$ is a linear partial differential operator with constant ...
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Solving $yu_{xx}+(x+y)u_{xy}+xu_{yy}=0$

Let $yu_{xx}+(x+y)u_{xy}+xu_{yy}=0$, how would you go about solving this? So far, I have show it is hyperbolic everywhere except for the line $y=x$ and have been attempting to find the characteristic ...
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Do we necessarily have that $W^{2, p}(I) \subset C^1(\overline{I})$ with compact injection?

Let $I = (0, 1)$ and $p > 1$. Do we necessarily have that$$W^{2, p}(I) \subset C^1(\overline{I})$$with compact injection?
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Existence of solution of $\frac{\partial f}{\partial t}=-\Delta f+|\nabla f|^2-R(x,t)$

When $t=t_0$, $f(x,t)=f_0(x)\in L^2(U)$. $t\in [0,t_0]$ and $U$ is a open subset of $R^n$.$R(x,t)$ is bounded and smooth about $x$ and $t$. I don't whether suitable the conditions is ,if not, please ...
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Linearization of PDE: $0$ is an eigenvalue since all translates of travelling waves are also travelling waves

Consider the following PDE: $$ u_t=u_{xx}+f(u)-w,~~~~~w_t=\varepsilon (u-\gamma w),~~~~~~~~~(1) $$ where $f(u)=u(u-a)(1-u), 0<a<\frac{1}{2}, \varepsilon,\gamma >0, \varepsilon\ll 1,\gamma\ll ...
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Derive $u(x,t)$ as a solution to the initial/boundary-value problem.

Given $g : [0,\infty) \to \mathbb{R}$, with $g(0)=0$, derive the formula $$u(x,t)=\frac{x}{\sqrt{4\pi}}\int_0^t \frac 1{(t-s)^{3/2}}e^{-\frac{x^2}{4(t-s)}}g(s)\,ds$$ for a solution of the ...
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Products of distributions ill-defined

This question concerns distributions, as often encountered in PDE theory, which are defined as continuous linear functionals on the space $C_0^{\infty}(\Omega)$ of test functions. The product of two ...
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:How to find the general solution of $(y+ux)u_x+(x+yu)u_y=u^2-1$?

question : find the general solution of $(y+ux)u_x+(x+yu)u_y=u^2-1$ $\frac{dx}{dt}=y+ux,\frac{dy}{dt}=x+yu,\frac{du}{dt}=u^2-1$ I dont know how to start. is this quasilinear ? edit 1: tried ...
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Use Lax-Milgram theorem to prove the existence of weak solution for an elliptic equation

Let $\Omega$ an open bounded and regular domain to $\mathbb{R^n}$ and let $\{\overline{\Omega_1},\overline{\Omega_2}\}$ a partition of $\Omega.$ $\bar{\Omega} = \bar{\Omega_1} \cup \bar{\Omega_2}.$ ...
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Dimensions analysis in Differential equation

Differential equation of solitary wave oscillons is defined by, $$ \Delta S -S +S^3=0 $$ How can we write this equation as, \begin{equation} \langle(\vec{\nabla}S)^2\rangle+\langle S^2\rangle-\langle ...
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$(\partial_{tt}+\partial_t-\nabla^2)f(r,t)=0$

Hi I am trying to find the kernel of the linear differential operator $D$ $$ D\equiv\partial_{tt}+b\partial_t-a\nabla^2,\quad a,b>0. $$ We have $$ \nabla^2\equiv ...
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Extension Theorem

From PDE Evans, 2nd edition, pages 268-270. My question is at the bottom of this post. THEOREM 1 (Extension Theorem). Assume $U$ is bounded and $\partial U$ is $C^1$. Select a bounded open set $V$ ...
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Explicit solution of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation

Consider the linear Schrödinger equation, $$ (LS) \begin{cases} \partial_{t}u= i\Delta u, t\in \mathbb R,\\ u(x,0)=u_{0}(x), \end{cases} $$ $x\in \mathbb R^{n}.$ Taking the Fourier transform with ...
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Method of charactersitics and second order PDE.

How may the method of characteristics be applied to solve a second order PDE? For instance, to solve the equation: $u_{tt}=u_{xx}-2u_t$.
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How to prove that $\iint\frac{|y|^2}{s^2}\,dy\,ds=4$?

Let $U\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be an open set, $\Phi$ the fundamental solution of heat equation, $T>0$, $r>0$, $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$ and $t\in\mathbb{R}$. Defines $U_T=U\times(0,T]$ and ...
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Random diffusion coefficient in the Fourier equation

I'm stuck on the following simple problem: It's given the Fourier equation: $$\partial_t{u(x,t)}=\partial_x[k(t)\partial_xu(x,t)]$$where the diffusion coefficient $k(t)$ is a random variable with a ...
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Variation under constraint

I always can't compute right.$u=u(x),R=R(x)$ and $\tau$ is constant, and $M$ is compact manifold.If $u$ is the minimizer of $$ \inf\{\int_M [\tau(4|\nabla u|^2+Ru^2)-u^2\ln ...
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Euler-Lagrange equation [duplicate]

This is PDE Evans, 2nd edition: Chapter 8, Exercise 2: Find $L=L(p,z,x)$ so that the PDE $$-\Delta u + D\phi \cdot Du = f \quad \text{in }U$$ is the Euler-Lagrange equation corresponding to the ...
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Evans PDE problem 9,Chapter 6

Let $U\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an bounded domain with smooth boundary. Assume $u$ is a smooth solution of $$ Lu=-\sum_{i,j=1}^na^{i,j}u_{x_ix_j}=f \ \text{in} \ U, \ \ u=0 \ \text{on} \ \partial ...
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sobolev spaces - product of two functions

I am working in a exercise, to my solution works I need the following affirmation is true: Let $\varphi : R \rightarrow R$ a convex and smooth function. Let $u \in H^{1}(U)$ a bounded function and $v ...
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PDE - Feynman-Kac vs. finite difference methods

I've heard that in greater than three dimensions, it's more efficient to solve a second-order parabolic PDE using a Monte-Carlo method based on the Feynman-Kac formula that it is to use finite ...
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Entropy Solution of the Burger's Equation

I am working on the following problem, which gives the Burgers' equation $u_t + uu_x=0$ with the initial data $g(x)=1, x < 0$, $g(x)=2, 0 < x < 1$, $g(x)=0, x > 1$. It then asks to ...
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Range of Influence of the Wave Equation?

Suppose $u$ is a solution of the two-dimensional wave equation $$u_{tt}-c^2 \Delta u=f(x)$$ with initial values $u(0),u_t(0)$ that have support on the disc $x_1^2+x_2^2 \le 1$. Up to what time can ...
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Nonlinear equation (oscillon) comparison

Lagrangian for a spherically-symmetric, real scalar field in d spatial dimensions, $$L=c_d \int r^{d-1}dr\left[ \frac{1}{2} \dot\phi^2 - \frac{1}{2} \left(\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial r} \right)^2 ...
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Why is a differential equation a submanifold of a jet bundle?

I'm reading The geometry of jet bundles by D.J Saunders and struggle with the definition of a differential equation 6.2.23. on page 203. First of all, Saunders introduces a differential operator ...
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Construction bump function with positive Fourier transform

I am looking for the construction of a smooth bump function, $f$, mapping the real line to itself which has two special properties: (1) $f$ is constant on some interval in its support (for instance ...
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Solve the pde $u_t(x,t)=u_{xx}(x,t)-bu(x,t)+q(t)$ for $u(x,t)$

I have the example pde $u_t(x,t)=u_{xx}(x,t)-b(t)u(x,t)+q_0$, where $b(t)$ is a function of only $t$ and $q_0$ is a constant, $0<x<\pi$, $t>0$. The subscripts denote derivatives. I also have ...
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variational question

Let $\Omega$ a bounded domain, connexe and regular, and let $f \in L^2(\Omega).$ Let the variational problem: Find $u \in H^1(\Omega)$ such $$\int_{\Omega} \nabla u \nabla v dx + (\int_{\Omega} u ...
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Differentiating a boundary condition at infinity

A typical boundary condition for an initial boundary value problem is $$ \lim_{x\rightarrow\infty} T(x,t) = T_\infty.$$ For example, this might be the temperature at the end of a very long rod. ...
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How can I solve these pde's?

Three different problem I got: 1.. $xu_x+2x^2u_y-u=x^2e^x$ and $u(x,x^2+x)=xe^x+x^2$ 2.. $yu_{xx}+(x+y)u_{xy}+xu_{yy}=0, \quad x\neq y$ 3.. $(y+xu)u_x+(x+yu)u_y=u^2-1$ Couldnt even start. Could ...
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Finding a value a for topologically conjugacy between two flows

Let A be a hyperbolic matrix such that all solutions of $\overrightarrow x' = A \overrightarrow x $ tend to the origin at t goes to infinity, and suppose B = $\begin{bmatrix}a-3 & 5 \\ -2 & ...
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Solving a partial differential equation using method of characteristics

I keep getting stuck and have a hard time understanding my professor, so I'm hoping to get some help here. The question is: Solve the partial diff/eq: ${\partial u}\over{\partial t}$ + $c {{\partial ...
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Differential operators confussion

I want to solve this PDE: $$u_t-6uu_x+u_{xxx} = 0\,(1)$$ with the Inverse Scattering Method. This method is based on showing that the above equation can be expressed as $$L_t=LB-BL,\,(2)$$ where $L$ ...
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Bounding the solution of a wave equation in 3 dimensions

Let $u:{\mathbb{R}^ + } \times {\mathbb{R}^3} \to \mathbb{R}$ be a solution of the Cauchy problem $\left\{ \begin{gathered} {u_{tt}} - \Delta u = 0 \\ u\left( {0,x} \right) = {u_0}\left( x ...
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A problem about convergence…

I am studying an article of Berestychi-Caffarelli-Niremberg - Monotonicity for elliptic equations in unbounded Lipschitz domains, and I don't understand a convergence in the demonstration of the lemma ...
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general conditions for reverse poincare inequality

I'd like to know when the reverse Poincare inequality is true: Given a bounded domain $\Omega$, and $f \in L^2(\Omega)$, under what conditions on $f$ (neglecting the trivial constant case) and/or ...
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a vector calculus problem when coping with problem 9 chapter 5 evans

Hi I was trying to understand the solution given by Ray Yang in the post question 9 - chap 5 evans PDE It gets to the sort of things I am quite bad at... When I get to the point ...
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Laplace Operator in $3D$

I am looking to find the radial part of Laplace's operator in three dimensions. I looked up Laplace's operator in spherical coordinates and from there I guess the radial part is: ...
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about weak convergence in $L^2(0,T;H)$.

Exercise Suppose $H$ is Hilbert space and $u_k$ converges weakly to $u$ in $L^2(0,T;H)$. Suppose further we have the uniform bounds $\mathrm{esssup}_{0≤t≤T} ||u_k(t)||≤C$. Then ...
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Maximum principle of eigenvalue-like problem for harmonic equation

I am trying to identify for which $\lambda$ so that I can obtain the Maximum principle, that is, $$\sup_{\overline{\Omega}}u\leq \sup_{\partial \Omega}u$$ for equation $-\triangle u = \lambda u$, ...
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Inequality $\Big\| f_1(x) \overline{f_2(x)} |f_3 (x)|\Big\|_{H^1(\mathbb R)} \le C\|f(x)\|_{L^\infty(\mathbb R)}^2 \|f(x)\|_{H^1(\mathbb R)}$

For complex-valued functions $f_1, f_2, f_3:\mathbb R\to\mathbb C$, I want to know that the following inequality holds: $$ \Big\| f_1(x) \overline{f_2(x)} |f_3 (x)|\Big\|_{H^1(\mathbb R)} \le ...