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Coercivity for functional and complete orthonormal system

Consider with $\rho \in W^{1,2}([0,\pi])$ the following functional $$J(\rho)=\frac{1}{2}\int_{0}^{\pi}{\rho^2\,dx}$$ I know that in the $L^{2}([0,\pi])$ the coercivity condition is satisfied, but i'm ...
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Application of Sobolev inequality

I saw this inequality without knowing how to justify it. This is probably an application of Sobolev inequality (or not). Here it is: $u,v\in H^1(\mathbb{R}^d)$, then ...
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Extension and trace operators for Sobolev spaces

Given that $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ is an open, convex, Lipschitz bounded set. Let $O \subset \Omega$ be open bounded set then consider. $$u_{m} \rightharpoonup^{*} u \text{ in } ...
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Stokes theorem and Sobolev spaces.

I am interested under which regularity condition is Stokes' theorem is still valid. For concreteness I am interested in the following problem Let's consider a domain $\Omega$ in $\mathbb{R}^{3}$ ...
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injection in sobolev space [on hold]

let $\Omega$ an open bounded on $\mathbb{R}^n$. There is an injection between $L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ and $H^1_0(\Omega)$? thank's for the help.
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injection in H^{-1}

let $\Omega$ an open on $\mathbb{R}^n$. if $f \in H^{-1}(\Omega)$ and $g \in L^1(\Omega)$. Who is the Sobolev space $V$ who can contains $f-g$ such as $V$ is injected on $H^{-1}(\Omega)$? Thanks for ...
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what does well posdeness results tells us concerning non linear evolution equations?

Consider a nonlinear Shr\"odinger equation, $$iu_{t}+\bigtriangleup u + f(u)= 0, u(0)= u_{0}$$ where $u(t, x)$ is complex valued function of $(t,x) \in \mathbb R \times \mathbb R^{n}$, $i=\sqrt{-1}, ...
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Proving $u\mapsto |u|^2u$ is Lipschitz on bounded subsets of $H^2(\Omega)\cap H_0^1(\Omega).$

I'm reading a paper and am stumped verifying two details. Let $\Omega$ be a bounded region in $\mathbb{R}^2$ with smooth boundary. I'd like to show that the map $u\mapsto |u|^2u$ is a map from ...
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Variational methods : Why i can't apply this theorem?

Consider the following problem: Find a weak solution for $$u'' + u = \sin t ,\,\, 0 < t < \pi$$ $$u(0) = u(\pi)=0 $$ the corresponding functional for the problem is $\varphi(u) = ...
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Showing equivalence of weak convergence on closed and open intervals

Quick question. Let $I$ be an open bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. If I am given that $u_{m},u \in W^{1,\infty}(I)$ and I want to show that $u_{m} \rightharpoonup^{*} u$ in $L^{\infty}(I)$. Then I ...
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Extension of function from $W^{1,p}(\Omega - \{x\})$ to $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$

Suppose $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is open, $p\geq 1$, $n\geq 2$ and $u \in W^{1,p}(\Omega-\{x\})$. Show that $u$ extends to a function in $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$. So far I have; clearly $u$ and each ...
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Sobolev spaces necessary and sufficient condition

I am studying PDE now using mostly Evan's book. I have been thinking about the following problem and I don't know whether there is a solution or not. Problem Formulation: Let $A$ be a subset of ...
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Relationship between eigenvalues of differential operator and eigenvalues of its adjoint operator.

I am considering $L\phi = -\triangle \phi + u \cdot \nabla \phi$ and its "adjoint" operator $L^* \phi = -\triangle \phi - \nabla \cdot (\phi u)$ on a bounded domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$. ...
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How to prove comparison principle for parabolic PDE (nonlinear)

Suppose $F:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is smooth with $F(x) > 0$ for $x > 0$ and $F:(0,\infty) \to (0,\infty)$ continuous and increasing with $F(0) = 0$. Consider the PDE $$u_t = \Delta F(u) ...
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What is the metric on ${(L^{p}(\Omega))}^N$? (prove that sobolev spaces uniformly convex)

Here what I've done to prove that Sobolev Spaces $W^{(m,p)}(\Omega)$ are uniformly convex for $1<p<\infty$ Given integers $n\geq 1,k\geq0$, we define $N(n,m)$ as the number of multi-indices ...
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Is 'f' belong sobolev?

I was trying to show that the function $$f(x) = \dfrac{x^{1/2}}{1+x^2} \in W^{1,3/2} (0,\infty)$$ that is, have to show that $$f\in L^{3/2}(0,\infty)$$ and $$f_x\in L^{3/2}(0,\infty).$$
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Chain rule for weak derivatives of $f(u)$ where $f'$ is not bounded but $u$ is?

Let $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be $C^1$. Suppose $u$ has a weak derivative $u_x$. I want the chain rule $$\partial_x (f(u)) = f'(u)u_x$$ to hold. We know this holds if $f'$ is bounded. But I don't ...
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First eigenvalue of Laplacian and Poincaré inequality

Any idea on how to solve: $\int_{\Omega} |\nabla u|^2 d^n x=\lambda_1\int_{\Omega}u^2 d^n x$, with $u\in H^1_0(\Omega)$ and $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$, and $\lambda_1$ the first eigenvalue of the ...
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How do I integrate $\langle\nabla u,\nabla v \rangle$ in arbitrary dimensions?

I am trying to show that if $u_n$ are eigenfunctions of the Laplacian operator that make up an orthonormal basis of $L^2$, then $u_n\sqrt{\lambda_n}^{-1}$ form an orthonormal basis of $H^1_0$. I ...
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bilinear continuous, coercive form

Let $k\in \mathbb{R}, k\neq 1$, consider the space $$ V = \{u\in H^1(0,1): u(0) = ku(1)\}$$ Let $$a(u,v) = \int_0^1 (u'v'+ uv)\; dx - \left(\int_0^1 u\; dx\right) \left(\int_0^1 v\; ...
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Is the set $\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) : 0 < a \leq u(x) \leq b\quad \text{a.e.}\}$ closed?

Is the set $\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) : 0 < a \leq u(x) \leq b\quad \text{a.e.}\}$ closed? $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^1$ is an interval. There is an embedding into $C^0(\Omega)$. But not sure if this ...
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Function in $H^1$, but not continuous

By the Sobolev embedding theorem, if $\Omega$ is bounded, $H^s(\Omega)\subset C(\Omega)$ for $s>1$, in $\mathbb R^2$. Where I can find a counterexample (if one exists) for the case $s=1$? I mean a ...
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Leibniz's rule in $W^{1,\,p}(\Omega)\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$

Is it true? If $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is bounded and $u,v\in W^{1,\,p}(\Omega)\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$, then $uv\in W^{1,\,p}(\Omega)\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$ and $$\nabla(uv)=u\nabla v+v\nabla u.$$ ...
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Show that this simple functional is not bounded below

Define $\varphi(u) = \displaystyle\int_{0}^{1} \displaystyle\frac{{|u'| }^2}{2} - \displaystyle\frac{{u }^2}{4} - hu \ dt$, $u \in H^{1}_{0}(0,1)$ where $h: [0,1] \rightarrow R$ is a continuous ...
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A literature reference for Sobolev mappings $W^{m,p}(M,N)$ for M, N smooth Riemannian manifolds

Anyone know a respectable reliable reference for the definition of Sobolev mappings $W^{m,p}(M,N)$ for M, N smooth compact Riemannian manifolds. It suffices for m natural and $p\geq 1$
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Discontinuous Sobolev Function

I'm trying to show that there's an $f \in H^1(\mathbb{R}^2)$ which is not ae equal to a continuous function. Per a couple of suggestions, I've decided to look at the function $f(x) = ...
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Show $W^{1,p}(a,b)$ is compactly embedded in $L^p(a,b)$ for any $1<p\leq \infty$

I always get these sorts of questions wrong. Any help would be appreciated. This is my answer: The problem assumes $(a,b)$ is any bounded interval in $\mathbb R$. Consider a bounded sequence ...
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Convergence in $L^2$ of difference quotients to derivative of function in $H^1$

Is it true that if $u\in H^1({\mathbb R})$, then $(u(x+h)-u(x))/h$ converges to $u'(x)$ in $L^2({\mathbb R})$, as $h\to 0$? It's hard for me to get a handle on this, since $u'$ doesn't have to be ...
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Imbedding theorem for Sobolev space $D^{k,p}$

I can't find any reference on the imbedding theorem for the Sobolev space $D^{k,p}$, which is defined by $$D^{k,p}(\Omega)=\{u\in L_{loc}^{1}(\Omega)|D^{k} u\in L^{p}(\Omega)\}.$$ Is it the same as ...
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How to check whether f belongs to H^(\beta+t)

In the Lemma 3 of the paper"Wendland H. Multi scale analysis in Sobolev spaces on bounded domains" How to check whether f belongs to H^(\beta+t)? Thank you!
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proof on Poincare's inequality.

This might be a silly question. So basically, I have proved the Poincare's inequality for $p=1$ case. That is, for $u\in W^{1,1}(\Omega)$, I have $||u-\bar{u}||_{L^1}\leq C||\nabla u||_{L^1}$. Here ...
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dual of $H^1_0$: $H^{-1}$ or $H_0^1$?

I have a problem related to dual of Sobolev space $H^1_0$. By definition, the dual of $H^1_0$ is $H^{-1}$, which contains $L^2$ as a subspace. However, from Riesz representation theorem, dual of a ...
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convergence sequence in L^1

Let an sequence $u_n$ such as $u_n$ converge to $u$ in $H^1_0(\Omega)$ weak, and $u_n$ converge to $u$ in $L^2(\Omega)$ strong and a.e $x \in \Omega$. Let $g_n(x,u_n)$ an Caratheodory function such ...
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Extension of a function from the edge.

How can I extend the function $f\in W^{1-\frac{1}{p},p}(\mathbb R\times\lbrace0\rbrace)$ up to $g\in W^{1,p}(\mathbb R\times(0,\infty))$?
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Don't understand a PDE argument involving $L^p$ norms and inequalities

I'm reading this paper. I do not understand how the author proves Corollary 5.12 for the case $p=2$. He addresses everything except $p=2$ but claims it holds for all $p$. Can someone help me to see ...
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convergence in L^{1} strong

I search an proof of this lemma: First,we have this definition: we tell that an sequence $f^{\epsilon}$ is equi integrable if $$\forall \eta, \exists \delta > 0, |E|\leq \delta \implies ...
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Does the inequality $\int_{\Omega}(-\Delta)^{\frac 12}G(w(x))(u(x)-C)^+ \geq 0$ hold? If not, can we bound it from above in a particular way?

Let $G$ be a locally Lipschitz function such that $G(0)=0=G'(0)$ and $G$ is also increasing. I want to know if $$\int_{\Omega}(-\Delta)^{\frac 12}(G(w(x))(u(x)-C)^+ \geq 0$$ where $C$ is a constant. ...
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A parabolic maximum principle (if initial value is bounded, so is solution)?

Let $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;L^2)$ solve the PDE $$u_t - \Delta u = f$$ $$u(0)= u_0$$ on $\Omega \times (0,T)$ where $\Omega$ is a bounded domain. We do NOT have the Poincare ...
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Variable density in the equation of motion

At a fixed point in time, consider the equation of motion $$ \nabla \cdot \boldsymbol \sigma(u) + \boldsymbol f = \rho \ddot{\boldsymbol u} \quad \text{in $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^d$} $$ for a ...
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Sobolev inequality in negative index

For $s>n/2$, is it true that $$ \int |fg| dx\leq ||f||_{H^s}||g||_{H^{-s}}?$$ This inequality is used on pg 398 of the Majda Bertozzi book on Vorticity and Incompressible flow but I can't make ...
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Why is $-\Delta+1$ an isomorphism between Sobolev space $W^{2,p}$ and $L^p\,$?

Consider the linear elliptic operator $L: W^{2,p}(\mathbb{R}^N)\to L^p(\mathbb{R}^N)$ defined by $Lu=-\Delta u + u$. Can we prove that $L$ is an isomorphism for all $p\geq 1$? It can be proved that it ...
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Product of Hölder and Sobolev functions

Here $C^{\kappa , \lambda} ( \overline{\Omega} ) = \left\{ h|_{\overline{\Omega}} :h \in C^{\kappa , \lambda} ( \mathbb{R}^{n} ) \text{ and } h \text{ has compact support} \right\}$ denotes $\kappa$ ...
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Somewhat L2 against H1 estimate; an inequality in H1

somehow I'm a little slow on this one: Let $\Omega = [0,1]^2 \subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$ and $\emptyset \neq D \subsetneq \Omega$. Do constants $c_1,c_2,c_2\in\mathbb{R}_{\geq 0}$ exist such that $$ c_1 ...
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Trouble understanding proof of the Poincare Inequality

In the proof of the Poincare Inequality in this article on page 4 the domain of integration is divided into two parts, $v< 0$ and $v>0$. I think this has to do with the absolute norm appearing ...
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Boundary value problem for two functions

The question is: Let $\mathcal{H}=H_0^1(\Omega)\times H^1(\Omega)$ and consider the solution $(u,v)\in\mathcal{H}$ to the differential problem \begin{equation} -\Delta u=f+a(v-u)\quad\text{in }\Omega ...
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Product of Sobolev functions

Suppose that $\Omega$ is 2-dimensional bounded open set with smooth boundary and $f\in W^{2,2}( \Omega) $ and $ g,h\in W^{1,2} ( \Omega) $. What can we say about the regularity of the product of ...
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Limiting argument when proving inequality in Sobolev space

I found this limiting argument very common in proving inequalities in Sobolev spaces. Basically, what people do is to observe that test functions (smooth functions with compact support) are dense in ...
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Notion for weak derivatives of $L^p(0,T,X)$-functions

A definition in Evan's PDE-book from chapter 5.9.2 says (let $X$ be a Banach space): Let $u\in L^1(0,T,X)$. We say $v\in L^1(0,T,X)$ is the weak derivative of $u$ provided $$\int_0^T \phi'(t)u(t)dt = ...
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Sobolev Spaces separable

How do I demonstrate that the Sobolev spaces $W^{1,\infty}$ is not separable? PS: I know that space $L^{1,\infty}$ is not separable but was unable to use this information.
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estimations of solutions

Let $\Omega=\mathbb{R}^2_+=\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2; y > 0\}$, $f \in L^2(\Omega)$, $\lambda \in \mathbb{R}^*_+$, $A=(a_{ij})_{1\leq i,j \leq 2}$, $a_{ij} \in \mathbb{R}$ and there exist $\alpha ...