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

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Clarification on the validity of separable solutions to PDEs

So we know that various famous PDEs have solutions that can be found by assuming the function is a product of functions each in one variable, e.g. 'Let $V(a,b,c)=A(a)B(b)C(c)$' etc. What I'd like to ...
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PDE on a Damped Wave Equation

What are the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of $$ X''+X'-\sigma X=0 \\ \text{ with boundary condition } X(0)=X(l)=0$$ I know that for $X''-\sigma X=0 $, the eigenvalues would be $ -\left ( \frac{n ...
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Calculating Laplacian after substituting polar coordinates in derivation of fundamental solution to Laplace's Equation

I'm following the derivation of the fundamental solution to Laplace's equation in section 2.2.1 of Evans's PDE book. It's the standard approach. We assume a radially symmetric solution $v(r)$ and do ...
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Nonlinear-Variation of Helmholtz Equation

I was wondering on the solution of the equation $$\nabla^2P(\vec r)=v(\vec r)P(\vec r)^2\phantom{.......}(1)$$ Or more simply, if there exists a coordinate system where: $$\nabla^2P(\vec r)=P^2(\vec ...
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Analytical solution to complex Heat Equation with Neumann boundary conditions and lateral heat loss

I have solved a PDE in this from numerically on Mathematica, but does anyone know if there is a way to solve the following PDE analytically, an analytical solution would really help me. This is an ...
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Applying the BDF2 formula to the KdV equation

I'm trying to numerically solve the KdV equation $$u_{t} + u_{xxx} = 0$$ with IC $$u(x,0) = 2 \text{sech}^{2}(x)$$ on Julia. Here, I want to discretise the spatial term, $u_{xxx}$, using the BDF2 ...
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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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A Sub-Laplacian equal to $\displaystyle\sum_{k=1}^n \partial_{x_k}^2$

Let $\mathbb G=(\mathbb R^n, \star)$ be Homogeneous Lie group (or a stratified Lie group) and let $L$ be a subLaplacian on $\mathbb G,$ defined by $$ L_{\mathbb G}=-\sum_{1}^{n}X_{i}^{2} $$ ...
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A system of partial differential equations

I have 6 partial differential equations that in the first look they don't seem very difficult, but all my efforts for solving them were unsuccessful. $$\frac{\partial f(x,y,z)}{\partial ...
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Prove that the space of function $C^{k,\gamma}(\bar{\Omega})$ is a Banach space

Hi this is problem 1 in Chapter 5 Evans PDE. I have trouble showing the second part, i.e. completeness of $C^{k,\gamma}$. I know there is some previous posts but I did not quite get the answers. And I ...
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Inverse Laplace operator $\Delta^{-1}$ in $H^1_0, \ H^{−1}$.

Let open domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$, $u : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb R$, $u \in H^1_0 (\Omega)$ and $f \in H^{−1}(\Omega)$. I'm looking for some known expressions of the inverse Laplace ...
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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 $C^{\infty}$ dense in $W^{k,p}$?

The $C_c^{\infty}$ are certainly not sense in an arbitrary $W^{k,p}$ space. Despite, I started wondering whether at least $C^{\infty}$ is dense? Now, this can certainly not be true for general ...
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Semigroup solution via Lumer-Phillips

Let $a$ be a coercive, bounded bilinear form on $H^1(\Omega)$, where $\Omega$ is some sufficiently "nice" region. I defined an operator $A:H^1(\Omega)\mapsto H^1(\Omega)^*$ by: $$ (Au)[v]=a(u,v)\quad ...
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Stepping backwards with Forward Euler?

Let us say I want to use Forward Euler scheme to solve the heat equation $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} = -\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2} $$ in the domain $t \in (0, 1)$, $x \in (0,1)$ but ...
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principle maximum for the heat equation with Dirichlet conditions

Let us consider the Laplacian operator in a domain $\Omega\subset R^n$, with Dirichlet boundary conditions. For all $f\in L^2(\Omega),$ we denote by $S(t)f$ the solution of the equation $$ ...
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Noncharacteristic planes for nonzero PDO [on hold]

How to prove that for nonzero partial differential operator of degreem most planes are noncharacteristic?
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PDE: Greens-Function to 2D-Diffusion-Equation with time-dependent coefficient?

I have following problem: I want to construct a Greens Function for solving following inhomogeneous PDE: $$ \left(-D(t) \left( \frac{\partial ^2 }{\partial x^2} + \frac{\partial ^2 }{\partial y^2} ...
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Operator equation $Au = f$ for $-\Delta u(x)=f(x)$

We consider the boundary value problem on a bounded, open domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^n$ determining $u : \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb R$ such that $$-\Delta u(x)=f(x), \qquad ...
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prove that $u$ is equal a.e. to an absolutely continuous function

Prove that if $n=1$ and $u\in W^{1,p}(0,1) $ for some $1\leq p<\infty$, then $u$ is equal a.e. to an absolutely continuous function,and $u'$ (which exists a.e.) belongs to $L^{p}(0,1)$. My ...
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References on the Nash-Moser Implicit Function Theorem

To learn, the Nash-Moser implicit function theorem, I tried the document Hamilton (1982) The Inverse Function Theorem of Nash and Moser, but the article is very encyclopedic. I have a ...
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Adi-method for Diffusion-reaction equation in 2d

i'm trying to solve this pde using an adi-method (alternating-direction-implicit). $\frac{d f}{d t}=D\nabla^2_{x,y} f+Q(x,y)f+C$ After discretizing, the equation looks like this. Implicit in ...
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Intuition behind eigenfunctions of the Laplacian operator

I'm reading about the notion of spectral dimension which is a measure of how particles diffuse in some space at different scales. An important aspect of spectral dimension is the ...
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How to evaluate this combination of sums and integrals?

I am reading a book on PDEs, and I am near the beginning where the author is talking about the heat equation and, specifically, solving the non-homogenous equation $u_t={\alpha}^2u_{xx}+f(x,t).$ The ...
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Non-linear hyperbolic systems

This question is about a naive approach to non-linear hyperbolic systems, thinking in the context of elasticity. To set up the problem suppose $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is open and bounded. ...
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Regularity of compactly supported solutions to the divergence equation: $\nabla\cdot \mathbf{v}=g$.

I have two questions, one specific and one general, on this result for compactly supported solutions to the divergence equation in star-like domains. The result which can be found in Galdi's "An ...
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Interchanging limits in $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\lim\limits_{j \to \infty}\int_0^T \langle u_n', w_j \rangle $ (weak time derivative)

Let $V$ be a Hilbert space which is separable. Let $u_n \in L^2(0,T;V)$ with $u_n(t,x) = \sum_{i=1}^n u_{in}(t)w_i(x)$ where $u_{in}$ are absolutely continuous on $(0,T)$ and $w_i$ are a smooth basis ...
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The meanings of some symbols in “Calculus of variations”

Could someone tell me the meanings of the "C" and its superscript "1" and subscript "0" in the equation which I have marked. Thank you very much!!!
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Does smoothness imply boundedness? Evans PDE chapter 2 Problem 18

In problem 18, enter link description here 1) I am having difficulty in extracting information in deciding the bounded for $g$ and $h$. In particular, to conclude $g$, $Dg$, $h$ $Dh$ are bounded by ...
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Prove that $\left\{u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega):\int_\Omega|u|^{p+1}\;d\lambda^n=1\right\}$ is well-defined and closed

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ be a domain with a smooth boundary $H:=W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ be the Sobolev space $p>1$ such that $$p<\begin{cases}\infty&\text{, if ...
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Operator theory curiosity

I'm not an expert in operator theory... but i was wandering if there's some practical applications. For example (the first one i came up with) compared to normal calculus techniques that usually the ...
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Perturbation of PDE and Green's function

If the Green's function of a second order differential operator $L$ is $G^{(0)}$, then if I add a small perturbation $\delta L$, a Green's function $G$ for the operator: $(L+ \delta L)$ should be: ...
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about convection term in the NSE

Let $u=(u_1(x, y), u_2(x, y))$ be two dimensional vector field and consider the convection term $(u\cdot\nabla) u$ in the NSE. In some books it is usually written in this form, but in some other books ...
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First Eigenfunction of Simple Equation

Consider the interval $[-a,a]$ and the following problem: $$\phi'' + \lambda\phi=0$$ $$ \phi(\pm a) = 0. $$ The obvious sequence of orthogonal eigenfunctions seems to be $\sin(\frac{\pi n}{a}x)$ ...
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solution of wave equations in odd dimension Evans PDE

Here I am looking at the proof of theorem 2 below Here I have the following difficulties: 1) In the last two lines, the exponent changes from $\frac{n-1}{2}$ to $\frac{n-3}{2}$, why? Could anyone ...
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show that $uv\in W^{1,r}(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^{n}$ is bounded,with $\partial\Omega\in C^{1},p,q\geq 1$,$u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega),v\in W^{1,q}(\Omega)$,show that $ uv\in W^{1,r}(\Omega)$.here ...
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What math is needed for the inverse quantum problem?

What sort of mathematical background/familiarity is necessary and/or useful in tackling the inverse quantum problem? As an applied math major with a physics minor, I'm looking at different senior ...
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reversibility scalar conservation law

I am reading here and there (see for instance Denis Serre systems of conservation laws 1- p.36), the following for which I can't spot the mistake I am making that prevents me from arriving to the same ...
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Validity of approximating a difference equation with a differential equation

Consider the following two equations: $$ \begin{cases} A_k(n+1)-A_k(n)=\beta \displaystyle \frac{ A_{k-1}(n)- A_k(n)}{\alpha+ n} + \delta_{k, \beta} \\ \\ \displaystyle ...
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Unicity of solution for a parabolic problem?

How can I show that the parabolic problem $$ \begin{cases} \partial_xu- \Delta u=0 & \mathbb{R} \times (0,+ \infty)\\ u(x,0)=f(x) & \mathbb{R} \end{cases} $$ has a unique solution? Can ...
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An advection problem with weak diffusion in asymptotic analysis.

Consider the following advection problem with weak diffusion: $$ \varepsilon\partial_{x}^2 u=\partial_{t}u+\partial_{x}u, $$ for $−\infty < x < \infty$, and $t > 0$ where $u(x, 0) = ...
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Prove $u=\ln\ln\left(1+\frac{1}{|x|}\right)\in W^{1,n}(\Omega)$ [duplicate]

Prove that for $n>1$,the non-bounded function $u=\ln\ln\left(1+\frac{1}{|x|}\right)\in W^{1,n}(\Omega)$,Here $\Omega=B(0,1)\subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ I think we have to prove that $$ ...
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Method of characteristics for a parabolic PDE

I am trying to solve a second order parabolic PDE using the method of characteristics. The PDE has the following form: $$\alpha\frac{\partial^2u}{\partial x^2}-\gamma\frac{\partial u}{\partial ...
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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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Interpretation of a certain transform

I'm having troubles with understanding the physical meaning of a certain transform. If $u$ is a solution to the wave equation $$\partial_t^2u-\Delta u=0\ \mathrm{in}\ ...
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Integrating an infinite sum (statement from paper)

Let us work on a bounded domain $\Omega$ with Neumann BCs, with $\varphi_k$ and $\lambda_k$ being the orthonormalised eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the Neumann Laplacian. Define $$v(x,y) = \sum_{k ...
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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 $$\eta_h(x):=\frac{1}{h} \eta( \frac{x}{h}).$$ This ...
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How to construct a fundamental solutions of a PDE from well-posedness?

A fundamental solution of a linear operator $P$ on a manifold $M$ is a distribution $G$ such that: $$P(G)=\delta(x-y)$$ In formal terms this is stated as given a test function $\phi$ then: ...
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Numerical techniques for solving systems of first-order semi-linear hyperbolic PDEs in two variables

I need to solve such systems of PDEs numerically and I'm wondering what the "standard" method (if there is one) is. The systems I'm interested in have the form: $\frac{\partial F_i}{\partial t} + ...
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Schauder estimates of weak solutions of a elliptic PDEs of 2nd order

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^d$, $0<\sigma<1$, $L$ be a 2nd order strictly elliptic linear differential operator of divergence form: \begin{eqnarray} ...