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### Example of a smooth 'step'-function that is constant below 0 and constant above 1

I need an infinitely smooth non-decreasing function $\ f(x)$, that $$f(x)=0\quad\forall x\leq 0,$$ $$f(x)=1\quad\forall x\geq 1,$$ and all its derivatives in $x=0$ and $x=1$ are $0$. I found that I ...
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### So $k^2-\Delta: H_{s+2}\to H_{s}$ is a homeomorphism, but what does that tell us?

For each $t\in\mathbb{R}$, we define the Sobolev space $$H_t=\{u\in\mathcal{S}':\int(1+|y|^2)^t|\hat{u}(y)|^2dy<+\infty\},$$ where $\mathcal{S}'$ is the space of ...
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### How to cook up test functions?

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}$ be open. A test function is a $C^\infty$ function with compact support. This is a rather strong restriction, for instance, no analytic function is a test function. But ...
### Nice example where $D^{\alpha}\Lambda_{f}\neq\Lambda_{D^{\alpha}f}$?
Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be open and $f$ be a locally integrable function. The distribution associated with $f$, $\Lambda_{f}\in D'(\Omega)$, is defined via ...
Given $u \in \mathcal{C}^\infty_0(\mathbb{R}^n)$, $u \geq 0$ everywhere, is $v(x) = \sqrt{u(x)}$ also in $\mathcal{C}^\infty_0$? It is clear that the only problematic points are the boundary of the ...