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Prove weak derivative commutes with difference quotient

Let $U$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$,$f:U\to \mathbb{R},f\in W^{1,p}(U)$. Let $\tau_{h,i}f(x)=\frac{f(x+he_i)-f(x)}{h},h>0$ Given any compact $V\subset U$, show there exists $h_0>0$ such ...
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Does Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequality in unbounded domain still hold?

Often we have the following Gagliardo-Nirenberg inequality: Let $1\leq p_1, p_2\leq \infty$, $0\leq r<l (r, l\in Z_+)$. Suppose that the number $$ \theta=\frac{n/p-n/p_1-r}{n/p_2-n/p_1-l} $$ ...
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Compute the value of the Sobolev norm in $H^{-1/2}$

I am working with finite elements using domain decomposition in 2D and one of the solutions I need to obtain is the co-normal derivative of the solution along a segment that is the intersection of two ...
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When is the convolution of a product the product of convolutions?

Although the convolution of the product is not the product of the convolution, i.e. $$fg*h\neq (f*h)(g*h).$$ I am wondering if this true (for a suitable class of functions) in the limit when one ...
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The weak convergence between $L^2$ and $H^1$

If the sequence $u_n\in H^1(R^n)$, $n\geq 3$ and $u_n$ weak converges to $u$ in $H^1(R^n)$, if we can get $u_n$ weak converges to $u$ in $L^2(R^n)$? Furthermore, if we can have $\nabla u_n$ weak ...
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Dual of $L^\infty(I,H^1(M))$

What is the dual of $L^\infty(I,H^1(M))$? Any references? Where $H^1(M)$ is Sobolev space, and $I$ is some interval in $\mathbb{R}$, and $M$ is a compact manifold, like the $n$-dimensional torus.
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sobolev spaces integral estimation

if I have a sequence $f_k\in W_{1,p}(\Omega)$ which converge weakly to some function $ f $ and I know that $\nabla f_k-\nabla f\to 0$ in $L_{p}^{loc}(\Omega)$ I try to estimate the integral ...
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Hardy inequality punctured space

given the minimization problem: $inf \ \frac{\int_{\Omega} |\nabla u|^p }{ \int_{\Omega} \frac{|u|^p}{|x|^p} } ,\ \ p>1$ infimum taken on all smooth functions with compact support in the ...
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How to integrate functions in n dimensional space?

I have a question about an example of functions in Sobolev space. But I think you can give a hint without knowing the Sobolev space because I just want to know how to integrate a function with ...
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Doubt about convergence of a sequence in $H^1(\mathbb{R}^3)$

Let's consider a sequence $\{f_n\}_n$ of $C^\infty_0(\mathbb{R}^3)$ complex-valued functions and suppose thet $f_n\to f$ strongly in $H^1(\mathbb{R}^3)$. What can I say about the convergence of the ...
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Is $W(0,T;H^1, L^2) \cap L^\infty(0,T;L^\infty(M))$ dense in $W(0,T;H^1, H^{-1})$?

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian manifold that is closed. Define $$W(0,T, H^1, L^2) = \{ u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(M)) \mid u_t \in L^2(0,T;L^2(M))\}$$ $$W(0,T, H^1, H^{-1}) = \{ u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(M)) \mid u_t ...
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Poincare inequality on a domain for functions with mean value zero

Let $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$ for a bounded $C^1$ domain $\Omega$. Consider a function $u \in H^1(C)$. Write $u=u(x,y)$ where $x \in \Omega$ and $y \in (0,\infty).$ Is it true that if $u \in ...
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$-\Delta u = f$ in $L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))$ (as opposed to $H^{-1}(\Omega)$)

Why does nobody consider the equation $-\Delta u = f$ in the space $L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))$? Eg. given $f \in L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$ find a solution $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1_0(\Omega))$ such that ...
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Show that elements $u \in W^{1,\infty}(U)$ have continuous representatives

Let $U$ be a bounded, open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$, and suppose that the boundary $\partial U$ is of class $C^1$. Suppose that $u \in W^{1, \infty}(U)$. I wish to prove that there exists a ...
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Inclusion of Sobolev spaces with fractional order

Let $W^{k,p}\mathbb(R^n)$ the usual Sobolev space. We know that if $k>l$ and $1\leq p<q<\infty$, $(k-l)p<n$ and $$\frac{1}{q}=\frac{1}{p}-\frac{k-l}{n}$$ then ...
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what is the difference between renormalized solution and entropy solutions for nonlinear elliptic PDE?

I want to know the difference between renormalized solution and entropy solutions for nonlinear elliptic PDE when right hand side of the elliptic operator is $L^1.$ Also how does right hand side with ...
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Boundedness of Helmholtz projection

Let's cosider the Helmoltz projection $P$ into solenoidal subspace defined as $$P=I-\nabla div\Delta^{-1}$$ What can I say about its boundedness as an operator in $H^s(\mathbb{R^3})$?
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Leibnitz rule for fractional derivatives

I need to estimate the following norm $$\Vert fg\Vert_{H^{\frac{1}{2}}(\mathbb{R}^3)}$$ Is there some product rule for the fractional derivative?
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Relationships among different definitions of Sobolev spaces

In Tsybakov's book(Page 51), Sobolev space (or Ellipsoid) for positive smoothness parameter $s$ is defined with sequential model, i.e. the series of the Fourier coefficients is finite. On the other ...
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Compactness of Pseudo-differential Operators on $H^s(\mathbb R^n)$?

The Sobolev space of order $s\in\mathbb R$ in $\mathbb R^n$, denoted by $H^s(\mathbb R^n)$, is defined as follows: $$H^{s}(\mathbb R^n):=\{u\in\mathscr{S}^{'}(\mathbb R^n): \exists f\in ...
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Proof of weak derivatives in Evans PDE?

In the textbook of Partial differential equation of Evans. Why from $\int_U(v-\overline v)\phi dx=0$ for all $\phi \in C_c^\infty (U)$, we can get $v-\overline v=0$ a.e.? How to prove it? ...
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Proof of existence of trace map $T:H^1(\mathbb{R}^n_+) \to H^{\frac 12}(\mathbb{R}^{n-1})$ not using the Fourier transform

I'm looking for a proof of the existence of the trace map $T:H^1(\mathbb{R}^n_+) \to H^{\frac 12}(\mathbb{R}^{n-1})$ which does not use the Fourier transform. In particular, I want to prove the ...
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Is trace operator is invertible?

This question come to me when I try to find the weak solution of following problem \begin{cases} -\Delta u =f&x\in\Omega \\\ u=g&x\in\partial\Omega \end{cases} where $\Omega$ is open bounded ...
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$W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ V.S. $W^{1,p}_0(\Omega)$

Generally we know that $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ is bigger then $W^{1,p}_0(\Omega)$ for arbitrary $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ and also we have $W_0^{1,p}(\mathbb R^N)=W^{1,p}(\mathbb R^N)$. Today I found on ...
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Gigliardo-Nirenberg-Sobolev inequality for functions in $W^{k,p}$, without zero trace.

The G-N-S inequality can be stated as follows: Let $U\subset\mathbb R^d$, open bounded, with $C^1$ boundary, then for any $w\in W^{k,p}_0(U)$, $p<d$ $$\|w\|_{L^{p^*}(U)}\le C(d)\|\nabla ...
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The best constant of Poincare inequality can be determined by eigenvalue of Laplace operator

Given $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded and smooth boundary. Then for $u\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ we have well-known Poincare inequality $$ \int_\Omega \lvert u\lvert^2dx\leq C\int_\Omega ...
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The $p$-Laplacian is strongly monotone

I am studying the solution of $p$-Laplacian by finding the minimizer of the following energy, among the space $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$, $p\geq 2$, $$ E[u]=\frac{1}{p}\int_\Omega \lvert\nabla ...
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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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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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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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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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Traces of Sobolev functions in an unbounded domain

I have a doubt concerning the trace of Sobolev functions. Let $C=\Omega\times(0,\infty)$ an infinite cylinder of basis a smooth domain $\Omega$ of $\mathbb{R}^{N}$ and consider the classical Sobolev ...
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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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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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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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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 ...