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

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Prove difference quotient converges to weak derivative in $L^p$

I am trying to solve the following exercise: Let $U$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and let $V$ be a compact subset with Lipschitz boundary. Assume that $f$ is in $L^p(U)$ with $1<p<\infty$ ...
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Regularity of weak solution for $u_t - \Delta u = f$ with $u(0) = u_0 \in L^1(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain, and consider the equation $$u_t - \Delta u = f$$ $$u(0) = u_0 \in L^1(\Omega)$$ with Neumann BCs (or Dirichlet if convenient) where $f$ is smooth. Using ...
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Is $\Delta^{-1}$ a bounded operator?

Is the inverse Laplacian $\Delta^{-1}: H^{m+2}(M)\mapsto H^m(M)|1$ a bounded operator? Where $M$ is a compact manifold and $H^m(M)|1$ means its elements $f \in H^m(M)$ and ...
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Wave equation for a string nonuniform (PDE)

I have tried to solve this exercise from Applied Partial Differential Equations-Richard Haberman , but I have been impossible these paragraphs. The displacement $u$ of a nonuniform string ...
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Small question about condition in the Bouchala paper's 2005

I have this condition from this paper: http://ejde.math.txstate.edu/Volumes/2005/08/bouchala.pdf (Strong resonance problems for the one-dimensional $p$-Laplacian. Bouchala, Jiri. Electronic Journal ...
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Finite difference solution of steady-state diffusion equation with variable material properties

I'm trying to use a finite difference method to solve the steady-state neutron diffusion equation in a nuclear reactor: $$ D(x) \nabla^2 \phi(x) + \left( \frac{\nu(x)}{k} \Sigma_f(x) - \Sigma_a(x) ...
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Solution to the cauchy problem: $u^{2}_{x}/2−u_{y} = −x^{2}/2 , u(x, 0) = x$

$\frac 12 u^{2}_{x}−u_{y} = −\frac 12x^{2} ;\\ u(x, 0) = x$ How do we show that that the solution blows up in finite time and explain this in terms of characteristic of the equation.
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How to derive the Sperically symmetric Wave Equation (in spherical coordinates) using first principles?

I want to use first principles (of mass and momentum conservation) on a spherical shell and derive the wave equation given below, where $p'$ is the pressure perturbation : $\frac{\partial^2 ...
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if $\Delta u = |\nabla u|^{3/2}$ then $u \in C^{\infty}$

Suppose $u \in H^1_{\text{loc}}(\mathbb{R^2})$. I want to show that if $\Delta u = |\nabla u|^{3/2}$ in the distributional sense then $u \in C^{\infty}$. I know that since $\nabla u \in L^2$ (I'll ...
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Solution operator for Laplacian is a continuous operator $C^{1,\alpha}(\partial D) \to C^1(\overline D)$

I consider the Dirichlet problem $$ \begin{cases} \Delta u(x) = 0, \quad x \in D,\\ u|_{\partial D} = \varphi, \end{cases} $$ where $\varphi \in C^{1,\alpha}(\partial D)$ and $D$ is a ...
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Solving system of first-order PDEs with Frobenius theorem

I've been stuck trying to solve this system: $$\ \frac{\partial u}{\partial x} = \frac{-2xy^2}{u} + 3y $$ $$\ \frac{\partial u}{\partial y} = \frac{-2x^2y}{u} + 3x $$ Which must satisfy $ \ u(0,0) = ...
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Deriving a formula for an 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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mononotone and pseudomonotone operators in current research

I know that the following question is quite broad for this forum. But I am interested in references or any other ideas. Can anyone provide some examples of applications of monotone or pseudomonotone ...
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Numerical scheme to 1D advection equation

I am trying to numerically solve a system of equations which model the early universe in 1D. The equations I am stuck on are; $$ (1)\quad \partial\rho/\partial t + \partial(\rho v)/\partial x = 0 ...
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Compactness of a sequence

Let $\theta_n(x,t)$ a sequence such that $$\theta_n\rightarrow\theta\;\;\mbox{in}\;\;C((0,T],H^s)\;\;\mbox{where}\;\;s>1.$$ Consider $\phi \in C^{\infty}$ and ...
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Compactness of solution space of semi-linear parabolic PDE

Under what conditions a closed and bounded subset of solution space of following parabolic PDE is compact? $$x_{t}=x_{zz}+f(x,z)$$ Thank you!
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Solving PDE on manifold via Hodge theory

Let $(M, g)$ be a Riemannian manifold, where $M$ is compact without boundary. The Hodge decomposition tells us that $$\Omega^k = \ker (\Delta) + \text{Im} \ d + \text{Im}\ d^* . $$ Note that we can ...
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The order of a differential operator on a manifold is well-defined

In these notes, the author defines a differential operator of order at most $n$ on a manifold $M$ as an element of $\operatorname{Diff}^n(M) := \operatorname{span}_{0\leq j \leq n} ...
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Weak subsolution and composition with convex smooth function

I'm trying to solve a problem in Partial Differential Equations by Lawrence C. Evans. It goes like this Assume $u\in H^1(U)$ is a bounded weak solution of \begin{equation}-\sum_{i,j=1}^n ...
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Banach spaces involving time

Let's suppoe $u\in L^2(0,T;H_0^1(\Omega))$ with $u'\in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))$. We know that $$u\in C([0,T];L^2(\Omega))$$. In this result can the set $\Omega$ be the whole $\mathbb{R}^n$ or we need ...
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An interesting proof using Green's representation formula?

Let $B_R(0)$ be a ball in $\mathbb R^3 $ and define $$u(x)=\int_{B_R(0)}\frac{1}{|y-x|}dy$$ Prove that $$ u(x) = \begin{cases} \frac{2}{3}\pi(3R^2-|x|^2) & \quad \text{for $0 \le|x|\le R$ ...
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Inverse continuous

According Dehman, Gérard and Lebeau in "Stabilization and control for the nonlinear Schrödinger equation on a compact surface" (Math. Z. (2006) 254:729–749, DOI 10.1007/s00209-006-0005-3) is claimed ...
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Existence of a harmonic function?

I really have no clue about this problem. Should I represent $u(x)$ using $\varphi(x')$? But how to represent that? Thanks for any help!
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A Free Boundary Problem

Is there any special way to solve such a problem. Any idea would be appreciated. At least does anybody know which method is useful to solve this problem numerically? Is it even solvable numerically? ...
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Is solving Poisson's equation in Polars different from Cartesian?

I'm having trouble figuring out how to separate variables in polar coordinates in 2D. In cartesian coordinates it is fairly simple to use eigenfunction ideas because I can group together the x, y ...
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How to derive the cigar soliton solution to the Ricci flow equation?

I am trying to derive the cigar soliton solution to the Ricci flow equation. Such solution has the form $$ {\frac {{{\it dx}}^{2}+{{\it dy}}^{2}}{{{\rm e}^{4\,t}}+{x}^{2}+{y}^{2 }}} $$ I am ...
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Comparison and maximum principle for parabolic pde

I was told the comparison principle can also be understood as the fact that the difference between a subsolution and a supersolution satisfies the maximum principle. I also know comparison principle ...
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Integral form of Bessel's (n = 0)

While studying for a comprehensive exam, I have come across this old problem: Consider the Helmholtz equation in the $\mathbb{R}^2$ plane $$u_{xx} + u_{yy} + \omega^2u = 0$$ Derive an ...
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Form-invariant solution to PDEs

I'm trying to understand how to create form-invariant solutions to PDEs. Let $u(x,t): \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{C}$, which solves the differential equation $\hat{L}u(x,t)=0$. $u(x,t)$ is ...
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quasilinear partial differential equation

Given a PDE $ f e^2 \frac{\partial f}{\partial x}- e f^2 \frac{\partial f}{\partial y} + M_1 f^4 + M_2 f^2 + M_3=0 $ Note that $M_1$ , $M_2$ and $M_3$ are functions of $\cos (x-y)$ and $\sin (x-y)$ ...
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Studying Hamiltonian PDEs - Where to start?

I first got in contact with Hamiltonian PDEs when I wrote my first thesis about the Nash-Moser-Theorem as some books mentioned them as a field of application of this theorem. As those examples were ...
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Solving 1D telegrapher's equation by reduction to two-dimensional wave equation

The solution $w : \mathbb R \times \mathbb R_{+} \to \mathbb R$ of the Cauchy problem for the telegrapher's equation $$ w_{tt} - c^2 w_{xx} + c^2 \lambda^2 w = 0 $$ with $$ w(x,0) = 0, \qquad ...
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Solution to Schrödinger equation $ \partial_t f(x,t) = -\partial_x^2 f(x,t) + \delta(t)V(x)f(x,t).$

I want to solve $$ i\partial_t f(x,t) = -\partial_x^2 f(x,t) + \delta(t-t_0)V(x)f(x,t),$$ for any $V \in C^{\infty}[-1,1]$ and $f: [-1,1] \times \mathbb{R_{\ge 0}} \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$. I would ...
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Regularity of a Weak Solution to Fokker-Planck Equation

Suppose that $\rho \in L^1(\mathbb{R}^n \times (0,T))$ for every $T < \infty$ is a weak solution of the PDE \begin{align} \partial_t\rho &= \Delta \rho + \text{div}(\rho\nabla\Psi(x))\\ \rho(t ...
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eigen value problem with Robin Boundary Conditions at both ends

This is a problem from the book Partial Differential Equations by Walter.A.Strauss. Consider the eigen value problem with Robin Boundary Conditions at both ends: $-X''=\lambda X$ $X'(0)-a_0X(0)=0$ ...
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Which came first, energy minimization or pde?

I'm interested in a historical perspective on pde. I would like to know more about the original derivation of pde. It seems like d'Alembert was working on the one dimensional wave equation $$ ...
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Missing step in Evan's PDE?

In the attached proof, I am having trouble justifying the presence of "$x_n^{p-1}$" in eh line immediately below "Thus" and "Letting $m\to\infty$". I understand he uses Minkowski's inequality, and ...
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$L^2(S;W^{1,p})$-regularity for solution of parabolic pde in Hilbert space setting

I have a question regarding the regularity theory for parabolic pdes. I am considering the following "minimal working example": Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, $n\in\mathbb{N}$, be and bounded ...
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Anyone help me with this PDE using Fourier Transform?

I have this: $$\frac{\partial c}{\partial t} + p\frac{\partial c}{\partial z}+\lambda p\frac{\partial^{2} c}{\partial z\partial t}-\frac{\partial^{2} c}{\partial z^2}=0\quad(1)$$ $$c(z,0)=\delta(z)$$ ...
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Hölder estimate of solution to linear parabolic PDE

Consider a standard Cauchy-Dirichlet problem for linear parabolic PDE: \begin{cases} u_t + \mathcal{L}u=-g, \ (t,x) \in [0,T)\times \Omega \\ u(T,x)=0 , \ x\in \Omega\\ u|_{\partial \Omega}=0 ...
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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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Variational Problem on a manifold - bounding my functional from below

Let $(M, g_{ij})$ be a compact Riemannian manifold. Let $f \in C^{0,\alpha}(M)$ be a given function. I have the linear operator $L = \Delta h - 12u^2h$, where $u \in C^{2,\alpha}$. I need to show ...
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Passing to the limit in a PDE; problem with subsequence (please check my answer)

For $w \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$, consider the PDE $$\int u'(t)v(t) + \int g(w(t))\nabla u(t) \nabla v(t) = \int f(t) v(t)\quad \forall v \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$$ where $u \in H^1(0,T;L^2)\cap L^2(0,T;H^1)$, and ...
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A regularity result for a parabolic PDE? Want $u' \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$

Let $f \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$ and let $g \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$ satisfy $$0 < a \leq g(x,t) \leq b\quad\text{for all $(x,t)$}$$ $$\frac{dg}{dt} \in L^\infty((0,T)\times ...
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$f, f|f| \in L^{1} (\mathbb R) \cap C_{0} (\mathbb R) \implies |f| \in H_{1} (\mathbb R)$?

Suppose $f \ \text{and} \ f|f|\in L^{1}(\mathbb R).$ Then, clearly, $|f|\in L^{2}(\mathbb R)$ and therefore by Plancheral theorem, we get, $\widehat{|f|} \in L^{2}(\mathbb R).$ Also, assume, $f, ...
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What's this standard duality argument?

I'm reading a proof of the Strichartz inequalities. It shows that $$ \| \int_\mathbb{R} e^{-is\Delta}F(s) \, ds \|_{L^2_x} \lesssim \|F\|_{L^{q'}_t L^{r'}_x}, $$ and then says that by duality, $$ ...
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What does $\cos(n,t)$ mean?

In the book by JL Lions "Quelques methodes...", (Chapter 2, Section 3.3, page 197), he uses the notation $$\cos(n,t)$$ in a boundary condition on a domain $\Omega(t)$, where $n$ denotes the normal ...
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Crank Nicolson Method PDE

I have the following PDE $0=\partial _t u+\frac{1}{2}\partial_{xx} u$, now I assume that $t\in[0,T], x\in[0,L]$ and initial data $u(T,x)=g(x), u(t,0)=a(t), u(t,L)=b(t)$ The grid $\{(ik,jh): ...
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What is compensated compactness?

As the title says, what is compensated compactness? I see people talk about it in the books and papers I am reading but I can only find hand wavy definitions when I look online. Is there a definition ...