2017
Том 69
№ 9

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Regularity of nonlinear flows on noncompact Riemannian manifolds: Differential geometry versus stochastic geometry or what kind of variations is natural?

Antoniouk A. Val., Antoniouk A. Vict.

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Abstract

It is shown that the geometrically correct investigation of regularity of nonlinear differential flows on manifolds and related parabolic equations requires the introduction of a new type of variations with respect to the initial data. These variations are defined via a certain generalization of a covariant Riemannian derivative to the case of diffeomorphisms. The appearance of curvature in the structure of high-order variational equations is discussed and a family of a priori nonlinear estimates of regularity of any order is obtained. By using the relationship between the differential equations on manifolds and semigroups, we study $C^{∞}$ regular properties of solutions of the parabolic Cauchy problems with coefficients increasing at infinity. The obtained conditions of regularity generalize the classical coercivity and dissipation conditions to the case of a manifold and correlate (in a unified way) the behavior of diffusion and drift coefficients with the geometric properties of the manifold without traditional separation of curvature.

English version (Springer): Ukrainian Mathematical Journal 58 (2006), no. 8, pp 1145-1170.

Citation Example: Antoniouk A. Val., Antoniouk A. Vict. Regularity of nonlinear flows on noncompact Riemannian manifolds: Differential geometry versus stochastic geometry or what kind of variations is natural? // Ukr. Mat. Zh. - 2006. - 58, № 8. - pp. 1011–1034.

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