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Finding the transfinite diameter of the level sets of complex logarithm

Given a simply-connected domain $|g(z)|\ge C$ how can I find the analytic conformal mapping guaranteed by the Riemann mapping theorem? In particular I'm interested in finding the transfinite diameter ...
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Why is the integral of $\|\nabla f\|^2$ called the energy of $f$?

Let $\Omega$ be a region in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with $f:\Omega \to \mathbb{R}$ a smooth function. Why is the quantity, $$ \tfrac{1}{2} \iint_{\Omega} \|\nabla f\|^2 $$ Called the "energy" of $f$? I am ...
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Riesz measure associated with a subharmonic function

In page 101, corollary 4.3.3., from Armitage and Gardiner's book on potential theory, the authors prove that any subharmonic function, can be identified with a positive measure (Riesz measure). In ...
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What is $s$ in s-energy (eg. Riesz s-energy)

I'm trying to understand fekete problems. There is a variable $s$ and a related concept of 's-energy' [1] [2] [3] [4] that comes up repeatedly when borrowing the concept of potential energy to find ...
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How to get between the equivalent definitions of Newtonian capacity?

Here are the two definitions: (1) $$\mathrm{Cap}(A)=\left[\inf \left\{\int\int |x-y|^{d-2}\mu(dx)\mu(dy):\mu \; \text{a probability measure on} \; A \right\}\right]^{-1}$$ and (2) ...
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Taylor expansion of the electrostatic potential $1/\|\cdot \|$

I have stumbled over this problem several times in electrodynamics, and I just don't get the hang of it. The task is to do a Taylor expansion of $\,f(\vec{x},\,\vec{a}) = ...
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References on estimating capacities (Newton, Martin etc) for sets & alternative formulations.

By G-capacity for capacitable set K I mean: $Cap(K)=[inf\{\int\int G(x,y)d\mu(y)d\mu(x):\mu$ probability measure on K$\}]^{-1}$. where G(x,y) is any kernel eg. the Green kernel. Q1:We've calculated ...
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Dirichlet boundary value problem in convex domains with discontinuous boundary values

Consider $\Omega$ an open, bounded, and convex domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $g \in L^{2}(\partial \Omega)$ such that the problem $$ \left\{ \begin{array}{ccccccc} \Delta u = 0, \ \text{in} \ ...
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Green's identity contradicts Helmholtz theorem

Let F be a vector field on a bounded domain $V \subset \mathbb{R}^3$, which is twice differentiable, let $S := \partial V$. According to the Helmholtz Theorem, F can be decomposed, such that: $$ ...
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Reference: Computing Martin Capacity

For Borel set $A$ the Martin Capacity is defined as: $\mathrm{Cap}_{M}(A)=[\inf\{\int \int \frac{G(x,y)}{G(0,y)}d\mu(x)d\mu(y):\mu \mbox{ probability measure on }A \}]^{-1}$ and Green's function ...
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Evaluation of the integral $\int_{0}^{R}\int_{-1}^{1} r^2/\sqrt{r^2+L^2+2L\alpha}\,d\alpha dr$

I am trying to solve this integral $$ \int_{0}^{R}\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{r^{2}\,{\rm d}\alpha\,{\rm d}r}{\, \sqrt{\vphantom{\Large A}\,r^{2} + L^{2} + 2L\alpha\,}\,} $$ where $L$ is some positive ...
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The limit function of decreasing sequence of subharmonic is also subharmonic

Let $u(z)$ be a continuous function on a domain $D \subset \mathbb{C}$ to $[−\infty, \infty)$. Suppose $u_n(z)$ is a decreasing sequence of subharmonic functions on $D$ such that $u_n(z) \to u(z)$ for ...
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Computing Newtonian capacity of sets like intervals, discs?

For a metric space $(E,\rho)$ the $a$-capacity is defined as $$\mathrm{Cap}_{a}(E)=\left[\inf\left\{\int \int \frac{d\mu(x) \, d\mu(y)}{\rho(x,y)^{a}}:\mu\text{ probability measures on ...
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If $f$ and $g$ are holomorphic, then $\log(|f|+|g|)$ is subharmonic

Let $f$ and $g$ be two holomorphic functions on a plane domain, and let $u(z)=\log(|f(z)|+|g(z)|)$. Is it true in general that $u$ is subharmonic? I know it is true if $g=0$, but here I have some ...
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Question about $\int_{-1}^{1} \log |z-x| dx, z \in \mathbb{C}$.

I am wondering if this integral can be evaluated using the "usual" integration techniques. I have written $| z - x | = \sqrt{(\operatorname{Re}({z}) - x)^2 + \operatorname{Im}(z)^2}$ but it doesn't ...
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Showing there's no potential for a vector field on some region of the space?

Imagining we have a vector field $f$ for which $\operatorname{curl} f = (0,0,0)$, why can there be a potential to it on some region and not on some other. e.g. what kind of reasoning can prove that ...
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Laplace equation on semidisk

I am interested in the solution of the following boundary value problem on the semidisk $D=\{(r,\theta): 0<r<1, 0<\theta<\pi\}$: $$u_{xx}+u_{yy}=0 \mbox{ in } D, $$ $$u(1,\theta)=0 \mbox{ ...
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Existence of solutions to Laplace's equation for almost everywhere smooth boundary conditions

Let $\Omega$ be a compact region in the plane. Are there any existence results for the Dirichlet boundary value problem $$\begin{cases}\Delta f(q) = 0, & q\in \Omega\\ \lim_{p\to q} f(p) = g(q), ...
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Analyticity of Logarithmic Integrals

Assume $f\in L^2[0,1]$ and let $g(x)=\int_0^1f(y)\ln|x-y|dy$. Is it true that $g\in C^\infty(0,1)$? Is it true that $g$ is analytic in $(0,1)$? Can you refer me to a right reference to look up such ...
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Some properties of capacity

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$. For $K\subset \Omega$ we can define the $p$-capacity, $p\in (1,\infty)$ as the number $$\operatorname{cap}_p(K)=\inf \int_\Omega |\nabla u|^p$$ where the infimum is ...
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Harmonic inside with zero average

Assume $\Omega\in\mathbb{C}$ is a domain with nice enough boundary,say smooth boundary. What can be said about $f\in C(\bar\Omega)$, harmonic in $\Omega$ and $\int_{\partial\Omega}f(z)|dz|=0$, where ...
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Proof of strong maximum principle for harmonic functions

Let $u\in\mathscr C^2(U)\cap\mathscr C(\bar U)$ be harmonic in the non-empty open and connected set $U\subset\mathbb R^n$. If there exists a Point $x_0\in U$, so that $u$ has a local Maximum at $x_0$, ...
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Help interpret Sommerfeld radiation condition.

I am studying the Sommerfeld radiation condition. In potential theory, a solution $u(r,\theta)$ to a partial differential (such as the Helmholtz equation $\Delta u(r,\theta)+\lambda^2 u(r,\theta)=0$) ...
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Definition of logarithmic capacity

In the definition of logarithmic capacity of a compact set $E$ in the plane, the Robin constant is defined to be $V(E)=inf\int_E\int_E log\frac{1}{|z-w|} d\mu(z)d\mu(w)$ where $inf$ is taken over all ...
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Error on Wikipedia: Nelson's proof of Liouville's theorem works only for bounded modulus?

On Wikipedia, it is stated: If $f$ is a harmonic function defined on all of $\mathbb{R}^n$ which is bounded above or bounded below, then $f$ is constant...Edward Nelson gave a particularly ...
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Dirichlet boundary problem and volume potential

Consider the Dirichlet boundary value problem for the Laplace-equation (1) $-\Delta u=f$ in $\Omega:=B_R(0):=\left\{x\in\mathbb{R}^3: \lVert x\rVert < R\right\}$ (2) $u=0$ on ...
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Finding the Green Function of the upper half ball

Find the Green function of $\Omega:=\left\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n:\lVert x\rVert<R, x_n>0\right\}$ and show that the function you've found is indeed a Green function! You are allowed to use ...
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Assumption on $u$ harmonic in disc making $u$ unique with particular (discontinuous) boundary data

From an old qualifier: Let $$J_1 = \{e^{i\theta}: 0 < \theta < \frac\pi2\}, \,\,J_2 = \{e^{i\theta}:\frac\pi2<\theta< \pi\},\,\, J_3 = \{e^{i\theta}:\pi<\theta < 2\pi\}$$ be ...
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Does the Poisson kernel give a unique harmonic function with given boundary data?

In the answer to this question, a helpful Stack user said that the Poisson kernel does not necessarily give a unique harmonic function, given certain boundary data (in particular on the upper ...
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Line integral over a vector field using a potential function.

Let $X(t)=\left ( \pi\cos t, t, e^{\sin t} \right ), 0\leq t\leq \pi $. And let $\textbf{F}(x,y,z)=\left ( 2xy+\frac{-y}{x^2+y^2}, x^2+ze^{yz}+\frac x{x^2+y^2}, ye^{yz} \right )$ be a vector field. I ...
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Two more little tasks concerning Dirichlet boundary value problem

Consider the Dirichlet boundary value problem for the Poisson-equation $$ -\Delta u=f\text{ in }B_R(0)\subset\mathbb{R}^3,~~~~~~~~~~u=0\text{ on }S_R(0) $$ with $f\in L^{\infty}(B_R(0))\cap ...
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Two little tasks concerning Dirichlet boundary value problem

Consider the Dirichlet boundary value problem for the Poisson-equation $$ -\Delta u=f\text{ in }B_R(0)\subset\mathbb{R}^3,~~~~~~~~~~u=0\text{ on }S_R(0) $$ with $f\in L^{\infty}(B_R(0))\cap ...
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Green function of the first quadrant

Find the Green function of the first quadrant $x_1>0, x_2>0$. HINT: Use the Green function of the half space $\Omega:=\left\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n : x_n > 0\right\}$ which is given by ...
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How would you prove $E = -\vec{\nabla} V$ from the electric potential's line integral?

Basically, we were given an equation: $$V_1 - V_2 = \int_{r_1}^{r_2}\vec{E}\cdot d\vec{r}$$ where $\vec{E}$ is the electric field distribution and $d\vec{r}$ is the displacement vector of the charge. ...
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Find the Green function of the upper half ball by using the Green function of the whole ball

Find the Green function of the upper half ball $\Omega:=\left\{x\in\mathbb{R}^n|\lVert x\rVert<R, x_n>0\right\}$ (for the Dirichlet boundary value problem of the Laplace equation). Show ...
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What is the consequence for the dyson sphere? [closed]

as you can see here Normal derivation the volume potential is constant in the origin and inside the hollow ball. What consequences does this have for a dyson-sphere? I do not know, because I ...
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Derive Poisson integral formula in a ball

Trying to derive by myself the Poisson integral formula in a unit ball. I should get $$\Delta u=0 \,\text{ in } B(0,1), \,\,\, u(x)=\varphi(x)\,\,\text{at } \partial B(0,1) \Longrightarrow \\$$$$u(x) ...
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Volume potential (show continuity)

Consider $$ \Omega:=B_{R_2}(0)\setminus \overline{B_{R_1}}(0)\subset\mathbb{R}^3 $$ with $0<R_1<r_2<\infty$ (hollow ball) and $$ ...
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Show that the Kelvin transformation is a diffeomorphism and find the inverse

Let $\Omega:=\mathbb{R}^n\setminus\overline{B}_R(0)$ with $R>0$ and $n>1$. We call $\phi\colon\Omega\to G:=B_R(0)\setminus\left\{0\right\}$ with $$ y=\phi(x):=\frac{R^2}{\lVert ...
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The second Friedrichs' inequalities?

In paper On the Validity of Friedrichs' Inequalities,$\Omega$ is a bounded convex domain of $\mathbb{R}^d$, $d=2,3$. Then $$ \tag{1}\qquad \|\mathbf{u}\|_{1,\Omega} \le ...
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$\nabla_y \left( \frac{1}{|x-y|} \right)= \frac{x-y}{|x-y|^3},$ right? Fundamental solution to Laplace in $\mathbb{R}^3$

OK, I can't figure out why I can't get this right: $$\nabla_y \left( \frac{1}{|x-y|} \right)= \frac{x-y}{|x-y|^3},$$ right? I've checked the calculation several times, although this student-written ...
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Show $\int_{\mathbb{R}^n}\Delta_x \Phi(x-y)f(y)dy = \int_{\mathbb{R}^n}\Delta_y \Phi(x-y)f(y)dy.$

I read in an article about Laplace's equation that $$-\int_{\mathbb{R}^n}\Delta_x \Phi(x-y)f(y)dy = -\int_{\mathbb{R}^n}\Delta_y \Phi(x-y)f(y)dy.$$ Could someone explain to me why this is? I ...
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Reference on Doob's h-transform

I am searching for a reference about conditioning a Markov process in the sense of Doob, i.e. using h-transforms. My particular concern is to condition a discrete-time Markov Process on a possibly ...
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Finding 2D potential distribution given boundary conditions.

I came across a certain problem which I don't know how to solve. I'm looking for a few hints or suggested readings which would lead me to a solution. The problem is to solve for the potential ...
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Understanding Lyapunov boundaries and where are they used?

Reading some potential theory, my book almost always uses a rather strong regularity condition on the boundaries to be of class $C^2$. My book refers to a slightly weaker case of Lyapunov boundaries. ...
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Prove that $u \circ f $ is plurisubharmonic on $\Omega_1$

I'm trying to show that the theorem in my book: Let $f: \Omega_1 \to \Omega_2$ be a holomorphic map between open sub - sets $\Omega_1, \Omega_2$ of $\Bbb C^n$. If $u$ is plurisubharmonic on ...
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Show that $\widetilde{u} \in PSH(\Omega)$

EDITED I'm reading the book: (Oxford science publications._ London Mathematical Society monographs, new ser., no. 6) Maciej Klimek -Pluripotential theory -OUP (1992). I don't understand ...
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Properties of Subharmonic functions 1

There are 3 theorems in my textbook (My textbook doesn't have a solution): Why do we have ${\color{Red} (I)}$. $1/$ Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{C}$. If $f : \Omega \to ...
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Potentials in Probability Theory

Could someone give an intuitive interpretation of potentials in the field of probability theory. How do they link to the theory of stochastic processes. And maybe link this with SEP. References are ...
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Cartan inequality, Polya inequality for analytic functions.

I have a real analytic function $F$ and I don't want to worry about radius of convergence. I saw in a paper that Cartan's inequality implies, if $|F|<1 $ and there is an $ |x |<1/2$ so that $|F ...