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Weak derivative and homeomorphisms commute

Suppose $\phi:H^1(S) \to H^2(R)$ is a linear homeomorphism, where $S$ and $R$ are compact surfaces in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $\varphi \in D(0,T;H^1(S))$ be a $H^1(S)$-valued $C_c^\infty(0,T)$ function. ...
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Sobolev-type inequality.

Let $0<\alpha<n$, $1<p<q<\infty$ and $\frac{1}{q}=\frac{1}{p}-\frac{\alpha}{n}$. Then: $$\left\|\int_{\mathbb{R}^n} \frac{f(y)dy}{|x-y|^{n-\alpha}} \right\|_{L^q(\mathbb{R}^n)} \leq ...
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Differential of a Sobolev map between manifolds

Let $\Sigma, M$ be compact Riemannian manifolds. By embedding $M$ isometrically into $\mathbb{R}^N$, one can define the Sobolev spaces $W^{k,p}(\Sigma, M)$ by $$W^{k,p}(\Sigma,M) = \{ u \in ...
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ODE with irregular coefficient

Here's a simple ODE \begin{align} &\frac{d}{dx}h(x)=a(h(x))\\ &h(0)=x_0 \end{align} I want the solution $h(x)$ to be (at least) continuous with its first and second order derivative exist only ...
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An exercise about Sobolev Spaces

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be an limited open set of class $C^1$ and $1\leq p<\infty$. Show that $$\bigcap_{m=0}^{\infty}W^{m,p}(\Omega)=C^{\infty}(\overline{\Omega}).$$
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How can we glue Sobolev functions?

Let $u:A\cup B\to R$ be a function (where $A$ and $B$ are disjoint connected sets and $A\cup B$ is connected) such that $u$ restrict to $A$ and to $B$ are in $W^{1, p}$. Which result guarantees me ...
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Weak convergence and limit of this sequence

Let $f_n$ be bounded uniformly in the $H^1$ norm, so we have (weak convergence) $$f_n \rightharpoonup f \qquad \text{in} \qquad H^1(\Omega\times [0,T]).$$ Then by compact embedding, we have strong ...
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Compactness of an embedding between weighted spaces

I read somewhere that if: $N\geq 2$ is an integer, $p\in ]1,N[$, $r>N/p$, $m\in L^r(0,a)$ (with $a>0$) and $m>0$ a.e. in $(0,a)$, then the weighted Sobolev space $W^{1,p^\prime} ...
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Extension of Uncertainty Relations to a specific potential in Schrödinger Equation

Given some $\|\psi \|$ $\in$ $L^2 (\mathbb R^n) $ such that $\| \psi \|_2 =1$ and a function (potential) $V: \mathbb R^n \rightarrow \mathbb R$. The Schorödinger equation tells us that $-\triangle ...
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Adjoint of multiplication operator on Sobolev space

This is sort of an idle question, and I'll admit I didn't think very hard about it. Let $H^1 = H^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be the Sobolev space with norm $||f||_{H^1}^2 = ||f||_{L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)}^2 + ...
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Trace map $\gamma:H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ invertible on $\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u =0 \}.$

It is apparently true that the trace map $\gamma:H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$, is invertible when restricted to the domain $$\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u =0 \}.$$ I've been ...
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Characterization of $H^{-1}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ by Fourier transform

We denote by $H^{-1}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ the dual space to $H_0^1(\mathbb{R^N})$. Let $$\langle f,v \rangle = \int_{\mathbb{R}^N} fv \hspace{1cm} (f,v \in L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)).$$ It is known that if $f \in ...
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Prove that a function lies in $L^1$ and in $W^{(1,1)}$ for some parameter

I want to do the following tasks Let $G:=B_1(0)\subset \mathbb R^2$ be the open ball around $0$ with radius 2 in the norm $||\cdot||$ and $u_{\rho}(x)=||x||^{\rho}_2$, $x\in G$. Show the following ...
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use of Strichartz estimates

I have been learning(understanding) the Strichartz estimates. My naive Questions: (1) Can you give some ideas, how Strichartz estimates plays role in solving nonlinear dispersive equations(e.g. ...
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The Courant Min-Max theorem of elliptic pdes.

This is an exercise function Evans PDE book, Chapter 6. The theorem states that for $Lu:=-\text{div}(A\cdot\nabla u)+cu$ where $c\geq 0$, we have the eigenvalue of $L$ can be written in the following ...
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Extend concept of weak derivatives?

Let $f \in H^m(\mathbb{R}^n)$, then we have for $|\alpha| \le m$ that $$\langle \partial^{\alpha}f, \phi \rangle = (-1)^{|\alpha|} \langle f , \partial^{\alpha} \phi \rangle$$ for all test ...
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Semilinear equation (PDE)

I've found this hard exercise on chapter 6 of Evans' book. I have no idea on how to proceed. Assume $u\in H^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$ has compact support, and assume that it is a weak solution of the semi ...
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Weak subsolution and composition with convex smooth function

I'm trying to solve a problem in Partial Differential Equations by Lawrence C. Evans. It goes like this Assume $u\in H^1(U)$ is a bounded weak solution of \begin{equation}-\sum_{i,j=1}^n ...
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divergence form of the 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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Counterexample for Trace operator in BV space.

Suppose $\Omega\subset R^N$ is open bounded with Lipschitz boundary. Then for $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$, there exists a linear operator $T$: $W^{1,p}(\Omega)\to L^{p}(\partial\Omega)$ such that the ...
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Auxiliary Backward problems

I am reading a paper that deals with a certain finite element method. We have the weighted Sobolev space $\mathcal{W}_{\mu}$ that consists of functions for which the norm $\Vert u \Vert_{\mu}^{2} ...
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differential quotient in Sobolev space by Fourier transform

I am studying Michiel's PDE book. Here I have a question about one theorem in chapter about Sobolev space. At the beginning of this chapter, he define $\tau_y(u)(x)=u(x+y)$ and by assuming $u\in ...
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Evans PDE mappings into better spaces

Evans PDE chapter 5.9 theorem 4 (mappings into better space), Evans wrote in the proof: In addition, $\bar{u}^{'}\in L^2(0,T;L^2(V))$ , with the estimate: \begin{equation} ...
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Show that it is a element of $(H^1(\Omega))'$

Let $\Omega$ a open regular subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$, $n\ge 1$. I want to prove that if $u\in L^2(\Omega)$, the distribution $\partial_{x_i} u $ is an element of $(H^1(\Omega))'$ (for $1\le i \le ...
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Compositions and products on Sobolev spaces

Does anybody have a good textbook reference for someone who wants to begin studying products and compositions in Sobolev spaces, where the underlying domain is either $\mathbb{R}^n$ or an open subset ...
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How to interpret dual space convergence in norm $L^2(0,T;V^*)$ (sobolev--bochner spaces)

Let $V \subset H \subset V^*$ be a Gelfand triple. Define $W = \{ u \in L^2(0,T;V) \mid u' \in L^2(0,T;V^*)$. A result is that $C^\infty([0,T];V)$ is dense in $W$. So given $w \in W$, there exists ...
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Derivatives of Differential operators

Let $V=H^1(\Omega)$ and $U = L^{\infty}(\Omega)^2$. Take for example, a differential operator, $L:U\times V \rightarrow V^* $ such that: \begin{equation} L(u,y) = \Delta y + \vec{u}(x)\nabla y ...
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Question regarding the dual space of $H_0^1(\Omega)$

Given $\Omega\in R^N$ open bounded with smooth boundary. We define $H^{-1}$ to be the dual space of $H_0^1(\Omega)$ and from Evan's PDE book, chapter $5$, we know that for any $f\in H^{-1}$, there ...
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Does this gradient map have a closed range?

Let $\mathbb{T}^n$ be $n$-dimensional torus. Let $H^1(\mathbb{T}^n)$ be the Sobolev space of functions in $L^2(\mathbb{T}^n)$ whose weak derivative is in $L^2(\mathbb{T}^n)$. Then the gradient map ...
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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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Discrete Poincare Inequality

For the sake of this question, let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R^2}$ be a regular domain. In variational problems involving the Sobolev space $W^{1,1}(\Omega)$ (or $BV(\Omega)$) one often uses the Sobolev ...
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Approximating by smooth functions with compact support.

Consider a bounded domain $D \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ and the Sobolev space $H^1_{0}(D):=\overline{C_c^{\infty}(D)}^{W^{1, 2}(D)}$. Further, consider a Sobolev function which happens to be smooth: $u\in ...
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Property of intersections of Bochner spaces

My question: Assume I have a function $ u \in H^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega)) \cap L^2(0,T;H^2(\Omega))$. Now I want to bound the gradient of $u$. Can I deduce that $u \in H^1(0,T;H^1(\Omega))$ and under which ...
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Is Sobolev regularity propagated under evolution?

Given a well-posed initial problem in a domain $\Omega$ of the form: \begin{equation} \square\phi=f \end{equation} where $\square$ is the wave operator, $f\in L^{2}(\Omega)$, with initial ...
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Can the closure of a geodesic chart of a manifold without boundary (and with bounded geometry) be defined as a compact manifold with boundary?

Let $(M,g)$ be a $d$-dimensional smooth, riemannian manifold without boundary, which is geodesically complete, connected, has positive injectivity radius and a bounded geometry (i.e. all derivatives ...
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Uniform continuity of weighted Sobolev functions.

I am trying to show an embedding result for a weighted Sobolev space and have come to the following problem: I have a function $f: (0,a] \rightarrow \mathbb{R} $ such that: $f$ is bounded and ...
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Can we characterize homogeneous Sobolev spaces by means of Sobolev embedding?

For $\alpha>0^{[1]}$, let $D^\alpha=(-\Delta)^{\frac{\alpha}{2}}$ be the operator defined on all Schwartz class functions $f$ as follows: $$ \widehat{D^\alpha f}(\xi)=\lvert \xi\rvert^\alpha ...
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About a property of weighted Sobolev spaces

If we define the weighted Sobolev norm as $$ \|f\|_{H^{s,k}(\mathbb R^n)} := \|(1+|x|^2)^{k/2} (\sqrt{1-\Delta})^s f \|_{L^2(\mathbb R^n)} $$ where $f(x):\mathbb R^n \to \mathbb R$ and $\Delta$ is ...
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Pointwise (in time) convergence in $H^{-1}$ implies pointwise weak convergence in $L^q$, why?

Let $u_n \to u$ in $C^0([0,T];H^{-1}(\Omega))$ and suppose $\lVert u_n \rVert_{L^\infty(0,T;L^\infty(\Omega))} \leq C$ for all $n$. It follows that for almost all $t$, $u_n(t)$ is bounded in ...
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A bound on $\nabla u$ in $L^\infty(0,T;L^2)$; how to make argument rigorous?

Suppose $u \in L^2(0,T;L^2)$, $u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$ and $f \in L^\infty((0,T)\times\Omega)$. I have the weak form $$\langle u_t, \varphi \rangle_{H^{-1}, H^1} + \int_\Omega\nabla u \nabla \varphi ...
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Minimization Problem for Winding number

Consider the minimization problem associated to the functional $$ \mathcal{F}(u)=\int_{0}^{2\pi}{\lvert \dot u\rvert\bigg(1+\bigg(\frac{\dot u}{\lvert \dot u\rvert}\cdot m(u)\bigg)^2\bigg),dx} $$ ...
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eignvalues of Laplacian operator and distributions

Let $\Omega$ be open and bounded in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $I$ an interval in $\mathbb{R}$, let $t_0 \in I$, $f\in H^1_0(\Omega)$, $g\in L^2(\Omega)$. Let $(\lambda_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ the eigenvalues ...
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Functions of fractional-order Sobolev spaces

In fracture mechanics one might end up dealing with functions such as $$w(r,\theta) = \sqrt{r} \sin \frac \theta 2,$$ which is defined, for example, on a cracked unit circle, $\Omega = ...
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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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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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Extending by zero a Sobolev function

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded open set and $u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$. Define $B_R=B(x_0,R)$ for $x_0\in\partial\Omega$ and consider $\tilde{u}=u\chi_{\Omega\cap B_{2R}}$. Do we need some ...
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Showing $\langle ((u-c)^+)', (u-c)^+ \rangle = \langle u', (u-c)^+ \rangle$

Let $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ have weak derivative $u' \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}).$ Let $c$ be a constant. I want to show that $$\langle ((u-c)^+)', (u-c)^+ \rangle = \langle u', (u-c)^+ \rangle$$ where $(f)^+ = ...
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implications of convergence in sobolev spaces

If we are given that $O \subset \Omega$ is open and bounded and $a: \Omega \times \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R}^{n} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. We have a sequence $\{u_{m}\}$ satisfying $$ u_{m} ...
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some sobolev norm estimation

I would like to show this inequality. I need help to show this inequality Let $F(\Phi)=\left|\Phi\right|^{\alpha}\Phi$ with even integer $\alpha>0$. Let $k$ be a positive integer satisfying ...
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Compactness in Sobolev spaces

I am looking for characterizations of compactness in the Sobolev space $H^{-1}$. In particular, I am looking for a characterization involving the Fourier transform. Can anyone suggest some results ...