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### What difference does it make if many differential equations can't be solved analytically?

When I was in school I learnt that most differential equations cannot be solved analytically and are thus solved using numerical methods. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that numerical ...
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### Why do we add a function $g(y)$ at the end of a partial differential equation?

It is no different than adding the usual constant $C$ in taking antiderivatives of functions of a single variable. In taking the antiderivative of the expression $\frac{\partial f}{\partial x}=3y^2+x$ ...
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### linearized operator for ODE system

When you linearize about a point $U_0$, you typically also make a change of variable to something like $\widetilde{U} = U - U_0$ so that the new variables $\widetilde{u}$ and $\widetilde{v}$ have an ...
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### Using density to prove an inequality for functions $f \in H^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{d})$

First: Fatou’s lemma is the key. Whenever you have convergence in $L^2$, you have convergence a.e. (up to subsequences). And whenever you have a sequence of functions $\varphi_n$ that converge a.e. to ...
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### Laplace equation in an annulus

Yes. The assumption that your solution is radial implies the boundary values on the inner ring are constant, likewise on the outer ring. So boundary values are determined up to two constants, and can ...
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### How is it justified to take the tensor product of nonlinear functions?

I am going to consider the case where both functions have values in a field instead of a vector space, since i am not sure how the multiplication on the right hand side of the first equation in the ...
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### Semigroup properties of spectral fractional Laplacian

Yes on all counts. The first question should be whether the spectral fractional Laplacian generates a semigroup at all. This is indeed the case. An explicit formula is  P_t f=\sum_{k=1}^\infty e^{-t\...
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