Uniqueness theorems for parabolic equations and Martin boundaries for elliptic equations in skew product form

 Murata Minoru MURATA Minoru
 Department of Mathematics Tokyo Institute of Technology
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 Murata Minoru MURATA Minoru
 Department of Mathematics Tokyo Institute of Technology
Abstract
We give a method to determine Martin boundaries of product domains for elliptic equations in skew product form via Widder type uniqueness theorems for parabolic equations. It is shown that the fiber of the Martin boundary at infinity of the base space degenerates into one point if any nonnegative solution to the Dirichlet problem for a corresponding parabolic equation with zero initial and boundary data is identically zero. We apply it in a unified way to several concrete examples to explicitly determine Martin boundaries for them.
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 Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan

Journal of the Mathematical Society of Japan 57(2), 387413, 20050401
The Mathematical Society of Japan
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