Harmonicity on semisimple groups

I asked this on Math.SE and got no answer, so I’ll try my luck here. Let G be a semisimple real Lie group, U(g) its universal enveloping algebra, let Ω be the Casimir element in U(g) and let f be a smooth (or analytic) real-valued function on G. We then have the following notions 1) … Read more

Geometrical point of view of the harmonic constraints ($\Delta g_{ij}=0$) in General Relativity

What does it mean, from the geometrical point of view, use (in General Relativity) of the constraints on the metric tensor’s coefficients such that $\Delta g_{ij}=0$? (where $\Delta$ is the Beltrami-Laplace Operator, $g_{ij}$ the metric tensor). With $\Delta g_{ij}=0$, I mean the Laplace-Beltrami operator, applied componentwise to the components of the metric tensor. Thank you … Read more

Can the rank of harmonic maps decrease far from the boundary?

Let Dn be the closed unit ball in Rn. Let f:Dn→Rn be a real-analytic orientation preserving immersion, and let ω:Dn→Rn be the harmonic map corresponding to the Dirichlet problem imposed by f, i.e. ω|∂Dn=f|∂Dn Does rank(dω)≥n−1 everywhere on Dn? A perhaps easier question: Suppose that dωp is singular, and that p∈Dn lies in the closure … Read more

Dynamics for approximating harmonic functions on graphs

A harmonic function on a graph is a function on its vertices such that the value at every vertex is the average of the values at its neighbors. Consider the following method for approximating a harmonic function on a graph, given some initial values on each vertex: at each step, pick a random vertex, and … Read more

Spherical Harmonics on S3S^3 [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for MathOverflow. Closed 5 years ago. Improve this question My understanding is that harmonic analysis on the circle (S1) leads to Fourier Series/Integrals whereas harmonic analysis on the sphere (S2) leads to Spherical … Read more

an Integral Inequality about harmonic function

Let $u$ be a real-valued harmonic function on $\mathbb{D}$, which extends continuously to the boundary. I wonder how to prove the inequality $$\int_\mathbb{D} e^{2u} dxdy\leq\dfrac{1}{4\pi}\left(\int_{\partial\mathbb{D}}e^uds\right)^2.$$ There are a lot of properties with harmonic function $u$ (like maximum principle and mean value equality), but I did not know how to handle with this $e^u$. Answer This … Read more

Harmonic functions on the plane

I have a question regarding harmonic maps from all of ${\Bbb R}^2$ into a domain in ${\Bbb R}^2$. Before stating my question in full generality, let me ask a special case of the question first. Is it possible to find two non-constant harmonic functions $u$ and $v$ on ${\Bbb R}^2$ such that $u>v^3$ at every … Read more

Equivalence of Harmonic Maps and Conformal Maps on Genus-0 closed surfaces

By the uniformization theorem, for every genus-0 closed surface M⊂R3, there is a conformal map f:M→S2. Furthermore consider the Dirichlet Energy E(f)=∫M|∇f|2dλM. A critical point of this energy functional is called harmonic map. Now the intersting statement is: For a genus-0 closed surface M, the conformal maps f:M→S2 are equivalent to the harmonic maps. Can … Read more