Generating monotone quantities for the heat equation [article]

Jonathan Bennett, Neal Bez
2017 arXiv   pre-print
The purpose of this article is to expose and further develop a simple yet surprisingly far-reaching framework for generating monotone quantities for positive solutions to linear heat equations in euclidean space. This framework is intimately connected to the existence of a rich variety of algebraic closure properties of families of sub/super-solutions, and more generally solutions of systems of differential inequalities capturing log-convexity properties such as the Li--Yau gradient estimate.
more » ... rious applications are discussed, including connections with the general Brascamp--Lieb inequality and the Ornstein--Uhlenbeck semigroup.
arXiv:1509.01949v2 fatcat:ijqwp24p6rcuhn5day65w4xj7q