Questions about partial differential equations of elliptic type. Often used in combination with the top-level tag ap.analysis-of-pdes.

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### Does current follow the path(s) of least (total) resistance?

Consider Poisson equation $\nabla \cdot (\sigma(x)\nabla u)=0$ in a domain $D$, where $\sigma(x)$ is the spatially dependent conductivity. On the boundary we have $2$ electrodes $E_1$ and $E_2$ (...

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### Solutions to $\Delta u\ge u^2$

Let $(M,g)$ be a complete Riemannian manifold. Suppose that $u$ is a nonnegative solution to $\Delta_gu\ge u^2$. Does it follow that $u$ must be identically 0?
I know that the answer to above ...

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### Interpolation inequalities involving mean curvature operator

Are there any interpolation inequalities (for example, of Gagliardo-Nirenberg type) involving the mean curvature operator
$$\mathrm{div} \left(\frac{\nabla u}{\sqrt{1+|\nabla u|^2}}\right)$$
(in any ...

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### Reference on elliptic obstacle problem that covers the material in the lecture notes by Caffarelli

Can you recommend a modern, self-contained, readable reference that covers (approximately) the results on elliptic obstacle problem that are covered in the lecture notes by L. Caffarelli (Scuola ...

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### Generation of strictly contraction Semigroups

Let $T(t)$ be a $C_0$-semigroup on Banach space $X$, and $A$ its generator. By Lumer-Philipps theorem we know that if $A$ is densely defined and m-dessipative operator then it generates a $C_0$-...

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### Error estimates in the $L^2$ norm of conforming FEM about Poisson’s equation with mixed boundary conditions

Consider Poisson’s equation
$$- \Delta u = f{\rm\qquad{ in }}\;\Omega $$
with following mixed boundary cconditions
$$u = g{\rm\qquad{ on }}\;\Gamma \subset \partial \Omega $$
$$\frac{{\...

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### Proof of Littman-Stampacchia-Weinberger theorem on the fundamental solution for elliptic PDEs

Where can I find a (readable and self-contained) proof of the following result?
Let $\Omega$ be a Lipschitz domain of $\mathbb{R}^n$, with $B(0,1) \subset \Omega$. Let $u$ be the solution of $$-\...

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### DeGiorgi oscillation lemma

Where can I find a proof of the following result?
Let $u$ be a subsolution of $$\mathrm{div}(A(x)\nabla u) = 0,$$
where $A$ is bounded, measurable and uniformly elliptic ($C^{-1}\mathrm{Id} \le A(...

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### Global regularity for Neumann problem

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d $ be a bounded open subset ($d\in \mathbb{N}$) and denote $\partial\Omega$ its boundary which we assume to be Lipschitz. The classical inhomogeneous Neumann problem ...

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### Degenerate Monge-Ampere equation on a bounded domain with $C^{2,1}$ boundary

In the paper by Guan Pengfei: "C^2 a priori estimates for degenerate Monge-Ampere equations" https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.dmj/1077242669
Prof. P. Guan proved in Theorem 1 that the degenerate Monge-...

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### Bessel decay for nonhomogeneous PDE

I'm interested in the following nonhomogeneous PDE
$$ (\Delta-k^{2})u=-g $$
on the upper-half plane with smooth and integrable Dirichlet boundary condition, where $g$ is a smooth positive function ...

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### Spectral Gap of Elliptic Operator

Under what conditions on $a(x)$ and domain $D$, the spectral gap of the elliptic operator $ \nabla \cdot(a(x)\cdot \nabla)$ defined on $D$, can be controlled?
The boundary condition is that the ...

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### about the Hausdorff dimension of Removable singularities of PDE

There are some interesting phenomenons about removable singularities (or extension problems).
In the theory of functions of several complex variables, we know the classical Hartogs theorem:
Let f ...

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### Green functions for circular sectors

I would like to solve the Dirichlet boundary value problem
$$ (\Delta-k^2)u=0 \ \ \ \text{in $\Omega$} \\ u=f \ \ \ \text{on $\partial \Omega$} $$
where $\Omega$ is an infinite circular sector of ...

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### Question on PDEs which are related to certain geometric problems (e.g. Calabi conjecture, Gauduchon conjecture)

There are interesting symmetric functions $P_k$ arising from differential geometry and PDEs,
where $P_k$ is given by
\begin{equation}
\begin{aligned}
P_k(\lambda) = \prod_{1\leq i_{1}<\cdots < ...