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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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### 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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### Product rule of weak derivatives

I am working on proving the following proposition: If $u,v\in {W^1(\Omega)}$ and $uv,uDv+vDu\in L^1_{\operatorname{loc}}(\Omega)$, then we have the product formula $$D(uv)=uDv+vDu.$$ The definition I ...
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### function a.e. differentiable and it's weak derivative

Note - I am just starting to learn about theory of distributions, so this may be a trivial question, if so I'd be grateful for a reference, nevertheless the question is the following: suppose I have a ...
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### Use difference quotient with not uniform bound to appoximate weak derivative

Suppose U is an open set,not necessarily bounded or has Lipschitz boundary, $f\in L^p(U)$ ,define the difference as usual: $$D^h_i f=\frac{f(x+he_i)-f(x)}{h},\ \ \forall x\in U'\subset\subset U$$ ...