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1. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 740)

Bernard, P.; Zavidovique, M.
Regularization of Subsolutions in Discrete Weak KAM Theory
We expose different methods of regularizations of subsolutions in the context of discrete weak KAM theory. They allow to prove the existence and the density of $C^{1,1}$ subsolutions. Moreover, these subsolutions can be made strict and smooth outside of the Aubry set.

Keywords:discrete subsolutions, regularity
Category:49C15

2. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 927)

Wang, Liping; Zhao, Chunyi
Infinitely Many Solutions for the Prescribed Boundary Mean Curvature Problem in $\mathbb B^N$
We consider the following prescribed boundary mean curvature problem in $ \mathbb B^N$ with the Euclidean metric: \[ \begin{cases} \displaystyle -\Delta u =0,\quad u\gt 0 &\text{in }\mathbb B^N, \\[2ex] \displaystyle \frac{\partial u}{\partial\nu} + \frac{N-2}{2} u =\frac{N-2}{2} \widetilde K(x) u^{2^\#-1} \quad & \text{on }\mathbb S^{N-1}, \end{cases} \] where $\widetilde K(x)$ is positive and rotationally symmetric on $\mathbb S^{N-1}, 2^\#=\frac{2(N-1)}{N-2}$. We show that if $\widetilde K(x)$ has a local maximum point, then the above problem has infinitely many positive solutions that are not rotationally symmetric on $\mathbb S^{N-1}$.

Keywords:infinitely many solutions, prescribed boundary mean curvature, variational reduction
Categories:35J25, 35J65, 35J67

3. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 1395)

Rodney, Scott
Existence of Weak Solutions of Linear Subelliptic Dirichlet Problems With Rough Coefficients
This article gives an existence theory for weak solutions of second order non-elliptic linear Dirichlet problems of the form \begin{align*} \nabla'P(x)\nabla u +{\bf HR}u+{\bf S'G}u +Fu &= f+{\bf T'g} \text{ in }\Theta \\ u&=\varphi\text{ on }\partial \Theta. \end{align*} The principal part $\xi'P(x)\xi$ of the above equation is assumed to be comparable to a quadratic form ${\mathcal Q}(x,\xi) = \xi'Q(x)\xi$ that may vanish for non-zero $\xi\in\mathbb{R}^n$. This is achieved using techniques of functional analysis applied to the degenerate Sobolev spaces $QH^1(\Theta)=W^{1,2}(\Theta,Q)$ and $QH^1_0(\Theta)=W^{1,2}_0(\Theta,Q)$ as defined in previous works. Sawyer and Wheeden give a regularity theory for a subset of the class of equations dealt with here.

Keywords:degenerate quadratic forms, linear equations, rough coefficients, subelliptic, weak solutions
Categories:35A01, 35A02, 35D30, 35J70, 35H20

4. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 1415)

Selmi, Ridha
Global Well-Posedness and Convergence Results for 3D-Regularized Boussinesq System
Analytical study to the regularization of the Boussinesq system is performed in frequency space using Fourier theory. Existence and uniqueness of weak solution with minimum regularity requirement are proved. Convergence results of the unique weak solution of the regularized Boussinesq system to a weak Leray-Hopf solution of the Boussinesq system are established as the regularizing parameter $\alpha$ vanishes. The proofs are done in the frequency space and use energy methods, Arselà-Ascoli compactness theorem and a Friedrichs like approximation scheme.

Keywords:regularizing Boussinesq system, existence and uniqueness of weak solution, convergence results, compactness method in frequency space
Categories:35A05, 76D03, 35B40, 35B10, 86A05, 86A10

5. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 655)

Shemyakova, E.
Proof of the Completeness of Darboux Wronskian Formulae for Order Two
Darboux Wronskian formulas allow to construct Darboux transformations, but Laplace transformations, which are Darboux transformations of order one cannot be represented this way. It has been a long standing problem on what are other exceptions. In our previous work we proved that among transformations of total order one there are no other exceptions. Here we prove that for transformations of total order two there are no exceptions at all. We also obtain a simple explicit invariant description of all possible Darboux Transformations of total order two.

Keywords:completeness of Darboux Wronskian formulas, completeness of Darboux determinants, Darboux transformations, invariants for solution of PDEs
Categories:53Z05, 35Q99

6. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1289)

Gomes, Diogo; Serra, António
Systems of Weakly Coupled Hamilton-Jacobi Equations with Implicit Obstacles
In this paper we study systems of weakly coupled Hamilton-Jacobi equations with implicit obstacles that arise in optimal switching problems. Inspired by methods from the theory of viscosity solutions and weak KAM theory, we extend the notion of Aubry set for these systems. This enables us to prove a new result on existence and uniqueness of solutions for the Dirichlet problem, answering a question of F. Camilli, P. Loreti and N. Yamada.

Keywords:Hamilton-Jacobi equations, switching costs, viscosity solutions
Categories:35F60, 35F21, 35D40

7. CJM 2011 (vol 63 pp. 689)

Olphert, Sean; Power, Stephen C.
Higher Rank Wavelets
A theory of higher rank multiresolution analysis is given in the setting of abelian multiscalings. This theory enables the construction, from a higher rank MRA, of finite wavelet sets whose multidilations have translates forming an orthonormal basis in $L^2(\mathbb R^d)$. While tensor products of uniscaled MRAs provide simple examples we construct many nonseparable higher rank wavelets. In particular we construct \emph{Latin square wavelets} as rank~$2$ variants of Haar wavelets. Also we construct nonseparable scaling functions for rank $2$ variants of Meyer wavelet scaling functions, and we construct the associated nonseparable wavelets with compactly supported Fourier transforms. On the other hand we show that compactly supported scaling functions for biscaled MRAs are necessarily separable.

Keywords: wavelet, multi-scaling, higher rank, multiresolution, Latin squares
Categories:42C40, 42A65, 42A16, 43A65

8. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 1116)

Jin, Yongyang; Zhang, Genkai
Degenerate p-Laplacian Operators and Hardy Type Inequalities on H-Type Groups
Let $\mathbb G$ be a step-two nilpotent group of H-type with Lie algebra $\mathfrak G=V\oplus \mathfrak t$. We define a class of vector fields $X=\{X_j\}$ on $\mathbb G$ depending on a real parameter $k\ge 1$, and we consider the corresponding $p$-Laplacian operator $L_{p,k} u= \operatorname{div}_X (|\nabla_{X} u|^{p-2} \nabla_X u)$. For $k=1$ the vector fields $X=\{X_j\}$ are the left invariant vector fields corresponding to an orthonormal basis of $V$; for $\mathbb G$ being the Heisenberg group the vector fields are the Greiner fields. In this paper we obtain the fundamental solution for the operator $L_{p,k}$ and as an application, we get a Hardy type inequality associated with $X$.

Keywords:fundamental solutions, degenerate Laplacians, Hardy inequality, H-type groups
Categories:35H30, 26D10, 22E25

9. CJM 2008 (vol 60 pp. 334)

Curry, Eva
Low-Pass Filters and Scaling Functions for Multivariable Wavelets
We show that a characterization of scaling functions for multiresolution analyses given by Hern\'{a}ndez and Weiss and that a characterization of low-pass filters given by Gundy both hold for multivariable multiresolution analyses.

Keywords:multivariable multiresolution analysis, low-pass filter, scaling function
Categories:42C40, 60G35

10. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1135)

Björn, Anders; Björn, Jana; Shanmugalingam, Nageswari
Sobolev Extensions of Hölder Continuous and Characteristic Functions on Metric Spaces
We study when characteristic and H\"older continuous functions are traces of Sobolev functions on doubling metric measure spaces. We provide analytic and geometric conditions sufficient for extending characteristic and H\"older continuous functions into globally defined Sobolev functions.

Keywords:characteristic function, Newtonian function, metric space, resolutivity, Hölder continuous, Perron solution, $p$-harmonic, Sobolev extension, Whitney covering
Categories:46E35, 31C45

11. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1301)

Furioli, Giulia; Melzi, Camillo; Veneruso, Alessandro
Strichartz Inequalities for the Wave Equation with the Full Laplacian on the Heisenberg Group
We prove dispersive and Strichartz inequalities for the solution of the wave equation related to the full Laplacian on the Heisenberg group, by means of Besov spaces defined by a Littlewood--Paley decomposition related to the spectral resolution of the full Laplacian. This requires a careful analysis due also to the non-homogeneous nature of the full Laplacian. This result has to be compared to a previous one by Bahouri, G\'erard and Xu concerning the solution of the wave equation related to the Kohn Laplacian.

Keywords:nilpotent and solvable Lie groups, smoothness and regularity of solutions of PDEs
Categories:22E25, 35B65

12. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 332)

Leuschke, Graham J.
Endomorphism Rings of Finite Global Dimension
For a commutative local ring $R$, consider (noncommutative) $R$-algebras $\Lambda$ of the form $\Lambda = \operatorname{End}_R(M)$ where $M$ is a reflexive $R$-module with nonzero free direct summand. Such algebras $\Lambda$ of finite global dimension can be viewed as potential substitutes for, or analogues of, a resolution of singularities of $\operatorname{Spec} R$. For example, Van den Bergh has shown that a three-dimensional Gorenstein normal $\mathbb{C}$-algebra with isolated terminal singularities has a crepant resolution of singularities if and only if it has such an algebra $\Lambda$ with finite global dimension and which is maximal Cohen--Macaulay over $R$ (a ``noncommutative crepant resolution of singularities''). We produce algebras $\Lambda=\operatorname{End}_R(M)$ having finite global dimension in two contexts: when $R$ is a reduced one-dimensional complete local ring, or when $R$ is a Cohen--Macaulay local ring of finite Cohen--Macaulay type. If in the latter case $R$ is Gorenstein, then the construction gives a noncommutative crepant resolution of singularities in the sense of Van den Bergh.

Keywords:representation dimension, noncommutative crepant resolution, maximal Cohen--Macaulay modules
Categories:16G50, 16G60, 16E99

13. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 449)

Agarwal, Ravi P.; Cao, Daomin; Lü, Haishen; O'Regan, Donal
Existence and Multiplicity of Positive Solutions for Singular Semipositone $p$-Laplacian Equations
Positive solutions are obtained for the boundary value problem \[\begin{cases} -( | u'| ^{p-2}u')' =\lambda f( t,u),\;t\in ( 0,1) ,p>1\\ u( 0) =u(1) =0. \end{cases} \] Here $f(t,u) \geq -M,$ ($M$ is a positive constant) for $(t,u) \in [0\mathinner{,}1] \times (0,\infty )$. We will show the existence of two positive solutions by using degree theory together with the upper-lower solution method.

Keywords:one dimensional $p$-Laplacian, positive solution, degree theory, upper and lower solution
Category:34B15

14. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 61)

Binding, Paul; Strauss, Vladimir
On Operators with Spectral Square but without Resolvent Points
Decompositions of spectral type are obtained for closed Hilbert space operators with empty resolvent set, but whose square has closure which is spectral. Krein space situations are also discussed.

Keywords:unbounded operators, closed operators,, spectral resolution, indefinite metric
Categories:47A05, 47A15, 47B40, 47B50, 46C20

15. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 1121)

Bao, Jiguang
Fully Nonlinear Elliptic Equations on General Domains
By means of the Pucci operator, we construct a function $u_0$, which plays an essential role in our considerations, and give the existence and regularity theorems for the bounded viscosity solutions of the generalized Dirichlet problems of second order fully nonlinear elliptic equations on the general bounded domains, which may be irregular. The approximation method, the accretive operator technique and the Caffarelli's perturbation theory are used.

Keywords:Pucci operator, viscosity solution, existence, $C^{2,\psi}$ regularity, Dini condition, fully nonlinear equation, general domain, accretive operator, approximation lemma
Categories:35D05, 35D10, 35J60, 35J67

16. CJM 2002 (vol 54 pp. 634)

Weber, Eric
Frames and Single Wavelets for Unitary Groups
We consider a unitary representation of a discrete countable abelian group on a separable Hilbert space which is associated to a cyclic generalized frame multiresolution analysis. We extend Robertson's theorem to apply to frames generated by the action of the group. Within this setup we use Stone's theorem and the theory of projection valued measures to analyze wandering frame collections. This yields a functional analytic method of constructing a wavelet from a generalized frame multi\-resolution analysis in terms of the frame scaling vectors. We then explicitly apply our results to the action of the integers given by translations on $L^2({\mathbb R})$.

Keywords:wavelet, multiresolution analysis, unitary group representation, frame
Categories:42C40, 43A25, 42C15, 46N99

17. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1149)

Ban, Chunsheng; McEwan, Lee J.
Canonical Resolution of a Quasi-ordinary Surface Singularity
We describe the embedded resolution of an irreducible quasi-ordinary surface singularity $(V,p)$ which results from applying the canonical resolution of Bierstone-Milman to $(V,p)$. We show that this process depends solely on the characteristic pairs of $(V,p)$, as predicted by Lipman. We describe the process explicitly enough that a resolution graph for $f$ could in principle be obtained by computer using only the characteristic pairs.

Keywords:canonical resolution, quasi-ordinary singularity
Categories:14B05, 14J17, 32S05, 32S25

18. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 613)

Ou, Zhiming M.; Williams, Kenneth S.
Small Solutions of $\phi_1 x_1^2 + \cdots + \phi_n x_n^2 = 0$
Let $\phi_1,\dots,\phi_n$ $(n\geq 2)$ be nonzero integers such that the equation $$ \sum_{i=1}^n \phi_i x_i^2 = 0 $$ is solvable in integers $x_1,\dots,x_n$ not all zero. It is shown that there exists a solution satisfying $$ 0 < \sum_{i=1}^n |\phi_i| x_i^2 \leq 2 |\phi_1 \cdots \phi_n|, $$ and that the constant 2 is best possible.

Keywords:small solutions, diagonal quadratic forms
Category:11E25

19. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 123)

Harbourne, Brian
An Algorithm for Fat Points on $\mathbf{P}^2
Let $F$ be a divisor on the blow-up $X$ of $\pr^2$ at $r$ general points $p_1, \dots, p_r$ and let $L$ be the total transform of a line on $\pr^2$. An approach is presented for reducing the computation of the dimension of the cokernel of the natural map $\mu_F \colon \Gamma \bigl( \CO_X(F) \bigr) \otimes \Gamma \bigl( \CO_X(L) \bigr) \to \Gamma \bigl( \CO_X(F) \otimes \CO_X(L) \bigr)$ to the case that $F$ is ample. As an application, a formula for the dimension of the cokernel of $\mu_F$ is obtained when $r = 7$, completely solving the problem of determining the modules in minimal free resolutions of fat point subschemes\break $m_1 p_1 + \cdots + m_7 p_7 \subset \pr^2$. All results hold for an arbitrary algebraically closed ground field~$k$.

Keywords:Generators, syzygies, resolution, fat points, maximal rank, plane, Weyl group
Categories:13P10, 14C99, 13D02, 13H15

20. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 673)

Barlow, Martin T.; Bass, Richard F.
Brownian Motion and Harmonic Analysis on Sierpinski Carpets
We consider a class of fractal subsets of $\R^d$ formed in a manner analogous to the construction of the Sierpinski carpet. We prove a uniform Harnack inequality for positive harmonic functions; study the heat equation, and obtain upper and lower bounds on the heat kernel which are, up to constants, the best possible; construct a locally isotropic diffusion $X$ and determine its basic properties; and extend some classical Sobolev and Poincar\'e inequalities to this setting.

Keywords:Sierpinski carpet, fractal, Hausdorff dimension, spectral dimension, Brownian motion, heat equation, harmonic functions, potentials, reflecting Brownian motion, coupling, Harnack inequality, transition densities, fundamental solutions
Categories:60J60, 60B05, 60J35

21. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 798)

Yu, Minqi; Lian, Xiting
Boundedness of solutions of parabolic equations with anisotropic growth conditions
In this paper, we consider the parabolic equation with anisotropic growth conditions, and obtain some criteria on boundedness of solutions, which generalize the corresponding results for the isotropic case.

Keywords:Parabolic equation, anisotropic growth conditions, generalized, solution, boundness
Categories:35K57, 35K99.

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