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

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Jacobian of Stabilized Eikonal Equation $| \nabla u| = 1$

I am trying to implement a Finite Element Solution for the Stabilized Eikonal Equation : $$ |\nabla u| = 1 + \Gamma \Delta u, \quad \text{ where } \quad u = \text{ distance function }$$ $$ ...
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Evaluating 'Constant' Term

suppose I have a pde $$u_{xt}(x,t)+u(x,t)u_{xx}(x,t)=h(t),\,\,\,\, x\in[0,\pi],\,\, t>0$$ for some unspecified function $h(t)$. This question is about finding what $h(t)$ is. Please, you may ...
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Long-time behavior of semilinear autonomous systems

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded domain $f\in C^1(\overline\Omega\times\mathbb R)$ $u_0\in C^1(\overline\Omega)$ with $u_0=0$ on $\partial\Omega$ $u\in C^0(\overline\Omega\times ...
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How to classify/ solve this PDE?

I am searching how to solve the PDE below but I can not seem to find a decent example online. My major did not focus much in solving PDEs so I feel very deficient. I know how to solve for the steady ...
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Convolution with standard mollifier

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}$ open and $f \in L^p(\Omega).$ Now, we define $$\eta(x):=\chi_{[-1,1]}(x) e^{\frac{-1}{1-x^2}}.$$ Then we define $$\eta_h(x):=\frac{1}{h} \eta\left( ...
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Reference request: The compactness and compact embedding in Besov Space?

This post has been on MathOverflow for couple of days but receive no response. So I put it here hoping for more attentions. Thank you guys! Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded with ...
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Question about boundedness of a sequence in $ W^{3,q} $ for any $ 1\leq q < \frac{N}{N-1} $

I have asked this question several months ago, I have understood every thing and there are good comments and they have helped me , but only I have a question about tomas comment, how can ...
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Rearranging a spherical harmonics expansion

Referring to this article (click to enlarge): and How is it that they get from equation 2 to equation 3? Whenever I do it, I can't cancel the imaginary terms Is there some spherical harmonics ...
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A stochastic variant of the heat equation modulo $2\pi$ has weird unstable particle-antiparticle solutions. Does this equation have a name?

I implemented a discretization of a weird 2D heat equation "mod $2\pi$", $$\dot{f}(\mathbf{x},t)=\Delta^*f(\mathbf{x},t)$$ where (WARNING: handwavy, I'm not sure I understand it) ...
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Relationship between integral equations and partial differential equations

In my functional analysis class, we did a lot of problems involving integral equations such as proving existence & uniqueness using spectral theory and the Banach fixed point theorem. I've never ...
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Fundamental solution for a parabolic PDE with costant coefficents

as it is well known, the fundamental solution of the heat equation is the function $G(t,x)=\frac{1}{(4\pi t)^{n/2}}e^{\frac{|x|^2}{4t}}$, for all $t>0,x\in\mathbb{R}^n$. I wonder if exists (and ...
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how to solve the system of partial differential equations? [on hold]

I need to solve the following system: $$ \begin{cases} \frac {\partial K(x,y)}{\partial x}x + \frac {\partial K(x,y)}{\partial y}y+2k(x,y) = 0 \\ \frac {\partial K(x,y)}{\partial x}y - \frac {\partial ...
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Proof of an inequality involving gradient function

I'm reading ahead in my course, and I've encountered the following problem; Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain such that the divergence theorem holds. Assume that $u \in ...
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Question 13 in Taylor's PDE vol III section 16.1.

My question comes from Taylor's PDE textbook, volume III. Consider a semilinear hyperbolic system, $u_t=Lu+g(u)$, $u(0)=f$, where $Lu=\sum_j A_j \partial_{x_j}u$, $g(0)=0, \ |g'(u)| \le C$, take ...
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How to prove the inequality in Burgers equation and what is the relationship to energy dissipation

Consider Burgers equation: \begin{equation} u_t+uu_x-\epsilon u_{xx}=0 \quad , \quad u(x,0)=g(x) \quad , \quad u = 0 \mbox{ when } |x| \mbox{ large}, \end{equation} where ...
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Higher accuracy of numerical derivative in 2D case

Recently, I face a problem about solving a PDE (2D in spatial direction) and I stuck on the discretization of the 1st order derivative. My stencil is as follow There are five points in my stencil. ...
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Numerical method for nonlinear wave equation

I need to solve the following nonlinear wave equation numerically $U_{tt}=(1+\epsilon U_{x}^2)U_{xx}$ with Initial conditions. what is the best method for solving it? I tried the finite elements ...
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Heat Kernel Property

Let $\phi$ be the Heat Kernel in $\mathbb{R}^n$, i. e. $$\phi (x,t)={(4\pi t)}^{-n/2}\exp\left( - \frac{\mid x \mid ^2}{4t}\right)$$ and let $u$ satisfy Heat equation. Show that: ...
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Simple Partial Differential Equations

Solving Partial Differential Equation $x f_{y}+y f_{x} =0$ ? $f=f(x,y)$ is a real-valued function of two variables $x,y$. Thanks.
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Under some regularity assumptions to the boundary $\partial\Omega$, the first weak eigenfunction of $-\Delta$ in $\Omega$ is also a strong one

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded domain, $H:=W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ be the Sobolev space, $C^{2,\alpha}(\Omega)$ be the Hölder space for some $\alpha\in (0,1]$ and ...
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Convergence of a sequence of Hölder continuous functions with respect to the Sobolev norm

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded domain, $W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ be the Sobolev space and $C^{2,\alpha}$ be the Hölder space for some $\alpha\in (0,1]$. Suppose $(u_k)_{k\in\mathbb ...
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What theorem is this? (in PDE)

I'm confused because it's titled as "Gauss's theorem about heat flux" (not in English though, I'm translating), but instead of the heat equation there's Laplace's equation written above the theorem. ...
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Analytical Solution of a PDE

I need to solve a PDE which seems to be quite simple and to have an analytical solution. I tried the method of separation of variables, but could not complete the solution. Could you please let me ...
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Connection between two same form equation but with different independent variables [on hold]

I have two different nonlinear equations. Both of them are reducible to heat equation with different independent variables. Then all the analysis which are true for 1st equation will work out for the ...
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How do I solve first order non-linear system of PDE: $\partial f^i(x,y)/\partial z = F^i(f^1,f^2,…,f^n)$?

Suppose that I have a system of PDEs of the following form: \begin{eqnarray} \frac{\partial f^i(x,y)}{\partial z} = F^i(f^1,f^2,...,f^n), \qquad i = 1,..,n \end{eqnarray} Where $z = x + iy$, ...
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finite differences nonlinear least squares

I am facing to following nonlinear least-squares problem: $$\min_{u,\gamma} \frac{1}{1000} \int_{ \gamma(x,y)^2} + \int_{ [u(x,y)−u (x,y)]^2} + \int_{ [∆u(x,y)−\gamma(x,y)u(x,y)]^2}$$ where the ...
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Couple stress tensor reference.

Can someone give me a good mathematical reference for couple stress tensor in its most basic form. Thank you.
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Compact Imbedding into $L^{1} (\Omega)$ [on hold]

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded subset of $\mathbb R^{d}$ with a Lipschitz continuous boundary.Prove that: the canonical imbedding of $BV(\Omega)$ into $L^{1}(\Omega)$ is COMPACT .
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Regularity of a weak solution

The problem is formulated as follows: Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ a bounded Lipschitz domain. For $u\in L_2(\Omega)$ one can define the one dimensional weak dirivative $\partial_1 u$. Now define ...
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Regularity of solutions of Parabolic PDE

Consider the equation: $u_{t} - a \Delta u + \lambda u = g $ in $\mathbb R$ X $(0,T)$ $u(x, 0) = u_{0}(x)$ Where $a \gt 0$ & $\lambda \in \mathbb R$ are given constants!! Now, assume that for ...
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Uniqueness of harmonic function with Mixed Dirichlet Neumann condition

Let $u \colon \{\mbox{Im } z>0\}\subset\mathbb{C}\to \mathbb{R}$ be a positive harmonic function in the upper half plane, i.e $$ \Delta u=0,\,\, \mbox{for}\,\mbox{ Im } z>0. $$ Consider now the ...
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Existence and uniqueness of a pde solution

I have the PDE system: $\frac{\delta}{\delta t}u(t,r)=-\int_0^1 H(|r-r'|)v(t,r')dr'u(t,r)$ $\frac{\delta}{\delta t}v(t,r)=\int_0^1 H(|r-r'|)v(t,r')dr'u(t,r)-v(t,r)$ $x(0,r)=\rho(r), ...
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The best constant in Poincare-liked inequality in BV space

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ open bounded smooth boundary. Then we could prove that for any $u\in BV(\Omega)$ and $\omega\in \operatorname{ker}\mathcal E $, where $\mathcal E$ denotes the ...
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Trace zero not needed for $H^2$ regularity if $V_N\subset H^2$ is finite dim?

Reading Evans and this note after asking this question, I have been thinking about the estimates for interior/global regularity in Evans, 6.3.1, theorem 1, and thoerem 4 in 6.3.2, of the form ...
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Existence of the first weak eigenvalue of the Laplacian in a bounded domain

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded domain and $$H:=W_0^{1,2}(\Omega):=\left\{u\in L^2(\Omega):\nabla u\in L^2(\Omega)\right\}$$ be the Sobolev space, where $\nabla u$ denotes the weak ...
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A question about Fisher's Equation and the Traveling Wave Equation

I am dealing with the Fisher's Equation: Consider the PDE: $u_t=u_{xx}+u(1-u)$, where $-\infty<x<\infty$ and $t>0$.Prove that there exists $c^*>0$ such that for each $c>c^*$ there ...
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Maximum Principle for the PDE $\Delta u - a^2u=a^2$

I have this Dirichlet probem \begin{align*} \Delta u - a^2u&=a^2\quad\text{on}\;\, \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n \\ u&\equiv 0\quad \, \text{ on }\partial \Omega, \end{align*} where $a^2$ is ...
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Show that $\frac{\int_\Omega|\nabla u|^2+\int_\Omega\alpha|u|^2}{\int_\Omega|u|^2}$ attains a minimum in $W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain $H:=W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ be the Sobolev space $|\;\cdot\;|_p$ be the seminorm $$|u|_p^p:=\int_\Omega|\nabla u|^p\;d\lambda^n\;\;\;\text{for ...
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Nonlinear Solution to PDE (sine-Gordon Equation)

So I have this nonlinear PDE, the sine-Gordon Equation, $u_{tt}-c^{2}u_{xx}+\omega_{p}^{2}\sin u=0$ whose linearized solution is given by $u_0$. ($c$ and $\omega_p$ are constant.) My reference tells ...
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PDE model of metal rod at temperature=1 plunged into a bath of temperature=0

Consider a metal rod (0 < x < l), insulated along its sides but not at its ends, which is initially at temperature=1. Suddenly both ends are plunged into a bath of temperature=0. Write the PDE, ...
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Are there existence results for the heat equation on unbounded Lipschitz domain?

I am looking for a reference/ ideas on the following problem. Let $\Omega\subset\Bbb R^2$ be a Lipschitz domain (if it helps, the domain can be piecewise smooth with only one "kink", for example the ...
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Orthonormal basis of $L^2$ and it's impact on the solution to the heat equation.

If we consider the homogeneous Dirichlet eigenvalue problem on a bounded domain $\Omega\subset\Bbb R^n$ - (one part of my question is if we can assume $\Omega$ to be a Lipschitz domain and still ...
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Stability in partial differential equations

I have the following PDE, with parameters $a$ and $b$: $$ \frac{\partial c}{\partial t} = \frac{\partial}{\partial z} \left( a c + b \frac{\partial c}{\partial z}\right) $$ with, for now, just one ...
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What is the difference between single and double layer potential

I want to know the difference between single layer and double layer potentials. Is there a link between the choice of single/double layer potential and the boundary condition of a PDE or an ...
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How to use Duhamel's principle to solve wave equation

Let $x\in\mathbb{R}$,$t>0$, $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}+5\frac{\partial u}{\partial x}=e^{-t}\sin x,$$ $$u(x,0)=(1-x^2)_{+}.$$ Using Duhamel's principle to solve it. By Duhamel's principle, ...
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Relationship between Faedo-Galerkin Method and Semigroup Method

I have multiple questions relating to Galerkin Method and the Semigroup Method of proving existence of solutions to PDEs. In the Galerkin Method, we decide on a function space, find eigenfunctions ...
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Is the following PDE boundary value problem well-posed?

My Question Is the following Poisson boundary value problem well-posed, as stated? If so, how could I go about solving it? If not, what would it need to be well-posed? Does it satisfy the ...
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How to solve coupled linear 1st order PDE

It is fairly straight forward to solve linear 1st order PDEs by the method of characteristics. For example, if $\partial_tf+a\partial_xf=bf$ , we have that $\dfrac{df}{dt}=bf$ on the characteristic ...
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PDEs, Monte-Carlo methods and hyperbolic problems

I often hear that Monte-Carlo methods provide good solutions to elliptic and parabolic type PDE problems. The main apparent reason being that the Feynman-Kac formulae, modernly derived from the Ito ...
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taking a tricky limit $\lim_{p\rightarrow \infty} \int_{\mathbb R^N} \left( \frac{|\nabla u|}{\|\nabla u\|_p}\right)^{p-2} \cdots $

$$\lim_{p\rightarrow \infty} \int_{\mathbb R^N} \left( \frac{|\nabla u|}{\|\nabla u\|_p}\right)^{p-2} \frac{\nabla u}{\|\nabla u\|_p}\cdot \nabla v dx \quad\quad \star$$ where $|\cdot|$ is the ...