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A “straightforward” inequality.

In section 5.5 page page 117 of Fanghua, Quing's book, in order to obtain $W^{2,p}$ estimates the idea is to show that for $p \in (1,\infty]$ the condition $\theta \in L^p(\Omega)$ implies $D^2u \in ...
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Checking initial condition of PDE is satisfied in Galerkin method

The following is an argument I read, it is part of a proof of checking that the solution given by the Galerkin method satisfies the initial conditions. From our PDE $$\langle u', v \rangle_{V',V} + ...
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Estimation of $\|(1-\Delta)^{\gamma/2}f\|_1$ type

Let $\phi(\xi)\in C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R}^d)$ with value $1$ in a neighborhood of the unit ball and vanishing fast outside the ball. I want to estimate $$\|(1-\Delta)^d (\cdot)^\alpha ...
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Weak solution to PDE boundary value problems

Take $\lambda>0$ and let $\Delta$ be the Laplacian operator in dimension $n$ and let $\Delta^2:=\Delta\circ\Delta$. Consider the boundary value problem $\Delta^2 u+\lambda u=f$ on some open subset ...
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A finely open set, not open up to polar set?

Is there a (simple) example of a finely open set (i.e. w.r.t. the fine topology in potential theory) $O$ in $\mathbb R^n$, which is not open up to a polar set (i.e. zero capacity), i.e., there does ...
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invertible operator Sobolev space

Let $T:H_0^2(D)\rightarrow H_0^2(D)$ a linear bounded operator defined via the sesqulinear form $(Tu,v)=a(u,v):=\int_{D}\Delta u\Delta v dx$. I have shown that T is coercive and self-adjoint. How can ...
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Why is this function space dense in this Bochner-type space? (Rogers and Renardy)

Let $\phi(t) = \sum_{i=1}^N\beta_i(t)\phi_i(x)$, where $\phi_i$ is basis for space $V$, and $\beta_i \in C_c^\infty(0,T).$ Renardy and Rogers says that 1) Functions of the above form are dense in ...
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Unusual Compact Embeddings

Can anybody give a reference to the following two facts? The embeddings $$H_0^{1,2}(\mathbb R^n)\to L^2(\partial B_1(0))$$ and $$H^{1,2}(\partial B_1(0))\to H^{1/2,2}(\partial B_1(0))$$ are compact? ...
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When the weak derivative just is the strong (or classical) derivative?

When the weak derivative just is the strong (or classical) derivative? For instance, can we prove that weak derivate $Du\in C^\alpha$(or $C^0$) implies $u\in C^{1,\alpha}$(or $C^1$).
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Is the functional $F:H^{1}_{0}(\Omega) \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ given below weak lower semicontinuous?

Is the functional $F:H^{1}_{0}(\Omega) \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ given by \begin{equation} F(u) = \int_{\Omega} \langle (A_1(x)\chi_{\{u>0\}}+A_2(x)\chi_{\{u\le0\}}) \nabla u, \nabla u ...
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Truncation in singular integrals

After some thinking, I have a terrible headache caused by the following problem. Imagine we have a function $u \colon \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}$ such that $u \in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ ...
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Why is this functional coercive?

Let $h\in L^2(0,1)$, such that $|\int h \mathrm{d}x|<1$. On the space $H^1(0,1)$, consider $$J(v)=\frac{1}{2}\int_0^1 v'^2\,\mathrm{d}x+\int_0^1\sqrt{1+v^2}\,\mathrm{d}x-\int_0^1hv \,\mathrm{d}x.$$ ...
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A linear functional of $H^k$

Define $H^k$ as usual: $$H^k=\left\{f; \int (1+|\xi|^2)^k|\widehat{f}(\xi)|^2d\xi<\infty\right\}$$ Define $l(u)=\int (1+|\xi|^2)^k\widehat{u}(\xi)d\xi$, how to show that $l\in (H^k)^*$. I tried ...
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Prove difference quotient converges to weak derivative in $L^p$

I am trying to solve the following exercise: Let $U$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and let $V$ be a compact subset with Lipschitz boundary. Assume that $f$ is in $L^p(U)$ with $1<p<\infty$ ...
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Sobolev embedding theorem in the homogeneous case

We know that if $s>\frac{n}{2}$ the following inclusion holds $$H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)\subset L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^n)$$ Is it also true in the case we deal with the homogeneous space ...
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Weak convergence and norm convergnce along a subsequnece in $H^1(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$. Let $(f_n)_n$ be a sequence in $H^2(\Omega)$. Let $f\in H^2(\Omega)$. Assume that $f_n\rightarrow f$ weakly in $H^1(\Omega)$ and that ...
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Limit under the integral sign and partition of unity

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded open set and let $\{ U_j \}_{j=1}^\infty$ be an open covering of $U$ such that $U = \bigcup\limits_{j=1}^\infty U_j$. Suppose $\{ \psi_j \}_{j=1}^\infty$ is ...
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Property implying weak differentiability

What property does imply that a function $f \in L^1_{loc}(\Omega)$ ($\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$) is weakly differentiable, namely there exists $g \in L^1_{loc}(\Omega)$ such that $\int_{\Omega} ...
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question about density of Sobolev spaces

I have a short question about density of spaces. Consider: $C_c^{\infty}(0,1)=\{f\in C^{\infty}(0,1); supp(f)\subset (0,1)\;\text{compact}\}, $ ...
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Extension of Sobolev function

Let $D$ be a convex bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^{n-1}$. Let $A:D\to\mathbb{R}^{+}$ be a Lipschitz continuous function. Let $\,\Omega\,$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ of the form ...
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Why this function is in $C^\infty((0,\infty);H^1(\Omega))$?

Let $\lambda_j$ be the eigenvalues of the Neumann Laplacian on a bounded domain $\Omega$ with eigenvectors $\varphi_j$, which we know are smooth. Given a function $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$ with ...
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log-sobolev inequalities for infinite measures.

I was wondering if we could have log-sobolev inequalities for infinite measures, most notably Lebesgue measure. I presume this is false, but I haven't been able to construct one. I tried playing ...
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if $\Delta u = |\nabla u|^{3/2}$ then $u \in C^{\infty}$

Suppose $u \in H^1_{\text{loc}}(\mathbb{R^2})$. I want to show that if $\Delta u = |\nabla u|^{3/2}$ in the distributional sense then $u \in C^{\infty}$. I know that since $\nabla u \in L^2$ (I'll ...
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Inequality involving $H^s$ and $L^2$.

I have this inequality which I don't see how to prove it. We have $F \in C^s$, and $u\in H^s$. I want to show that: $$\| F\circ u \|_{H^s} \leq C(\| F \circ u \|_{L^2}+\sum_{r=1}^s \sum_{j=1}^r ...
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What is a good way to prove the weak form of the Sobolev embedding theorem?

From Richard Melrose, From microlocal to global analysis, Chapter 1, Problem 11. Suppose $u\in L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ and that $$ D_{1}D_{2}\cdots D_{n}\mu\in (1+|x|)^{-n-1}L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n}) $$ ...
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The Co-area formula for $BV$ function V.S. the co-area formula for $C^\infty$ functions

I am working on the proof of the co-area formula for $BV$ functions. Suppose $u\in BV(\Omega)$ then the co-area formula states that $$ \|Du\|(\Omega)=\int_{-\infty}^\infty \|\partial ...
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Spaces of the derivative in a direction

I have two question regarding the spaces where the first, and second, directional derivatives of a functional are. Let $\Omega \in \mathbb{R}^2$ an open subset. Let the functional: $$\phi =L^p ...
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counterexample to strauss inequality

I am looking for a counterexample to Strauss inequality in dimension 1, where it supposedly fails. How can one construct an $H^1(\mathbb{R})$ function which does not decay at infinity, for which for ...
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A $L^1$-bounded sequence from a $H^m$-bounded sequence

I am trying to show the following: for any $m > 0$ and $\alpha \in \mathbb{N}^n$, assume $(f_j)$ is a sequence of functions which is bounded in $H^m(\mathbb{R}^n).$ Assume moreover that all the ...
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Weak convergence of determinant

I'm having problems with the following question: Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ open and bounded. Let $\{u^n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ a bounded sequence in $H_0^1(\Omega:\mathbb{R}^2)$ such that ...
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Proving a PDE has a particular weak form (check my proof please!)

Let $u_t - \Delta u = f$ hold in $L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$ for a solution $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1_0)$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$. This means $$\int_0^T \left(\langle u_t(t), v(t)\rangle + \int_\Omega \nabla ...
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$\left\|f\right\|_{L^{\infty}(\mathbb R^d)} \leq K \left\|f\right\|_{H^{s}(\mathbb R^d)}$

The Swchartz, $\mathcal S(\mathbb R^d)=\left\{f\in C^{\infty}(\mathbb r^d): \sup_{x\in \mathbb R^d}(1+|x|^{2})^{\frac{k}{2}}\sum_{|\alpha\leq l|}|D^{\alpha}f(x)|< \infty\right\}$, for all $k, l \in ...
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Alternative derivation of Poincaré inequality

I've been trying to prove the Poincaré inequality via a representation formula for Sobolev functions $u\in W^{1,p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$, $1\leq p < n$, wlog with compact support. The setting is ...
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Gagliardo-Nirenberg-Sobolev inequality

There is one step of the textbook's proof that I wish could be clarified. Pages 277-278 of PDE Evans, 2nd edition, says: Integrate this inequality with respect to $x_1$: \begin{align} ...
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Is this distributional laplacean a measure?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded smooth domain. Suppose that $0<k<t<1$ and $\Phi$ is a mooth function satisfying: $\Phi(x)=0$ for $x\le k$, $\Phi(x)=1$ for $x\ge t$. Take $u\in ...
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Mollification of functions in $L^2(0,T;H^1)\cap H^1(0,T;H^{-1})$

Let $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))\cap H^1(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))$ where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded domain. I know that (eg. from Wloka or Hunter's PDE notes) that there is a mollification ...
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Want a dense subset of a Sobolev-Bochner space!!

Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain. Let $$W=\{ u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(U))\cap L^\infty(0,T;L^\infty(U)) : u' \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(U))\}$$ and let $$D=\{u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(U)) \cap ...
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Local Mollification of a $L^1$ function

Let $f$ be a $L^1(\Omega)$ function, where $\Omega\subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$ is a smooth and bounded domain. Then can we find a fuction $\phi\in W_0^{2,2}$ suct that $\phi>0$ in $\Omega$ and ...
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Why is this bilinear form elliptic on $H^1_0$?

I have the following bilinear form: $$ a(v,w) = \int_\Omega \nabla v(x) \cdot \nabla w(x)dx + \int_\Omega \left( \sum_{i=1}^n \beta_i v_{x_i}(x) \right) w(x) dx $$ where $\Omega \subset ...
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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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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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$(g,f)_{L^2} \le C||g||_{H^{-s}}||f||_{H^s}$ right or wrong?

I am proving something, and I may need the following inequality: $$ (g,f)_{L^2} \le C||g||_{H^{-s}}||f||_{H^s} $$ where $(g,f)_{L^2} $ is inner product and $f$ and $g$ have higher enough regularity ...
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Dual space of Sobolev functions with homogenous neumann BC

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz-domain with outward normal vector $\nu$ and let us take a look at the Sobolev-spaces $H^1:=H^1(\Omega)$, $H^1_0:=H^1_0(\Omega)$ and ...
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Properties of the first eigenvalue of the $p$-Laplace operator

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain and $p\in (1,\infty)$, $p\neq 2$. Consider the usual Sobolev space $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$ and its dual $W^{-1,p'}(\Omega)$, where $1/p+1/p'=1$. Define ...
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Using the Sobolev-Nirenberg-Gagliardo inequality in a proof

If $1 \leq p < n$. The Gagliardo-Nirenberg-Sobolev inequality states that there exists a constant C such that $||u||_{L^{p^{*}}(\mathbb{R}^{n})} \leq C||Du||_{L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^{n})}$ for all $u ...
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(Sobolev space) A star domain in $\Bbb R^n$

We know the theorem: If $\Omega$ is a star domain in $\Bbb R^n$, then $C^{\infty}(\overline{\Omega})$ is dense in $W^{k,p}(\Omega)$. It means that ...
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Time continuity of a solution to the generalized porous medium equation

Let $\Phi(x,s)$ be a smooth, non-negative function with $\Phi(\cdot,0)=0$ and $\Phi$ increasing in $s$ and $\partial_s \Phi(x,0)=0$ and $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain. Now assume there is a weak ...
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Variation on the Sobolev space $H^1_0$

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded open set, let $$ C^1_0(\overline\Omega) = \{u\in C^1(\Omega)\cap C(\overline\Omega):u|_{\partial\Omega}=0\}, $$ and let $C^1_c(\Omega)$ be the space of ...
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Generalized chainrule for Sobolev functions with a cut-off

let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain and $f\in C^1(\bar\Omega \times (0,g(x)),[0,1])$ and $f(x,\cdot)$ increasing and $g(x)\in\mathbb{R}$ continuous (maybe better, Lipschitz?). I want ...