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Probabilistic representations of solutions to the heat equation

  • B. Rajeev
  • S. Thangavelu
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Abstract

In this paper we provide a new (probabilistic) proof of a classical result in partial differential equations, viz. if ϕ is a tempered distribution, then the solution of the heat equation for the Laplacian, with initial condition ϕ, is given by the convolution of ϕ with the heat kernel (Gaussian density). Our results also extend the probabilistic representation of solutions of the heat equation to initial conditions that are arbitrary tempered distributions.

Keywords

Brownian motion heat equation translation operators infinite dimensional stochastic differential equations 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Indian Statistical InstituteBangaloreIndia

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