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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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Estimation the $L^p$ norm of $u$ by using trace and gradient.

Given $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ open bounded with nice boundary. Then for $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$, $1\leq p\leq \infty$, we have $$\|u\|_{L^p(\Omega)}\leq C(\|T[u]\|_{L^p(\partial\Omega)}+\|\nabla ...
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Does convolution of two functions in $H^s(\mathbb{R})$ belong to $H^{2s}(\mathbb{R})$?

Let $f$, $g$ be two density functions and assume that $f,g\in H^s(\mathbb{R})$, $s>\frac{1}{2}$, where $${H^s}(\mathbb{R}) = \left\{ {u:\int_{ - \infty }^\infty {{{\left| {\hat u\left( t \right)} ...
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The essential sup over the boundary VS the trace of a Sobolev function

Given $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ is open bounded, nice boundary, and $u\in H^1(\Omega)$. We say that $u\leq \alpha$ on $\partial \Omega$ for a constant $\alpha$ if $(u-\alpha)^+\in H_0^1(\Omega)$, ...
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Application of Fubini's theorem (in a proof of energy minimizing harmonic maps)

Let $u\in H^1(B_1,S^k)$, where $B_1$ is the open unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $S^k$ is the unit sphere in $\mathbb{R}^{k+1}$. Suppose that $u$ is a minimizer for the Dirichlet energy functional $$ ...
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Is there an unbounded integrable function with integrable derivative in $(0,1)$?

I wonder if there is a differentiable unbounded function $f\in L^1(0,1)$ with $f'\in L^1(0,1)$. The elementary examples $x^\alpha$ or $\log x$ suggest that my question should be answered negatively. ...
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Intuitive question about the trace operator (Sobolev spaces)

Let $\Omega$ an open and bounded domain in $R^n$ . Let $u \in W^{1,p} (\Omega) \cap L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ $(2 \leq p < \infty)$ . Let $B \subset \subset \Omega$ a open ball and consider $u_1$ the ...
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A modified version of Poincare inequality

We know the general version of Poincare inequality: $$ \int_\Omega |u-u_\Omega|^2dx\leq C\int_\Omega|\nabla u|^2dx,\quad \forall u\in W^{1,2}(\Omega), $$ where $u_\Omega$ is the average of $u$ over ...
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maximum principle for $p$-Laplace equation

Consider $\Omega \subset R^n$ a bounded domain. Let $\varphi \in W^{1,p}(\Omega) \cap L^{\infty}(\Omega)$. Let $u \in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ with $\Delta_p u = 0$ in $\Omega$ with $u - \varphi\in ...
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Sobolev space on $M \times [0,\infty)$, $M$ compact closed manifold

Consider a manifold of the form $M \times [0,\infty)$, where $M$ is a closed compact manifold without boundary. So $M \times [0,\infty)$ is a semi-infinite cylinder. I want to know information about ...
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Showing that $a(\cdot,\cdot)$ is coercive

I am working on a problem and I have the weak formulation of Poisson's problem in $2$ spatial dimensions i.e. $u = u(x,y)$: $$a(u,v) = \ell(v) $$ where $$a(u,v)=\int_{\Omega}\nabla u\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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Is $\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u \in L^2(\Omega)\}$ dense in $H^1(\Omega)$?

Can it be true that the space $$\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u \in L^2(\Omega)\}$$ is dense in $H^1(\Omega)$? If so, please give me a reference to this. Every $u \in H^1$ has $\Delta u \in ...
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Basis of $H^1(\Omega)$ which is orthonormal wrt. $L^2(\partial\Omega)$ inner product?

Let $\Omega$ be a domain with $\partial\Omega$ bounded. Is it possible to find a smooth basis of $H^1(\Omega)$ and $L^2(\Omega)$ which is orthonormal wrt. the $L^2(\partial\Omega)$ inner product? ...
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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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Trace map from $H^1$ into $H^{\frac 12}$, does this statement imply another?

Consider trace map $T:H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ on a sufficiently smooth domain $\Omega$. It has a partial inverse $E$. If we have the statement $$F(u,Eu) = 0\quad\text{for all ...
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Help with proof that $H^{1}(\mathbb{R})$ is closed under multiplication.

Edit: Prove that if $u,v \in H^{1}(\mathbb{R})$ then $uv \in H^{1}(\mathbb{R})$. My idea is to approximate with functions in $C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$ with compact support. Let $u,v \in ...
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Dirichlet problem, solvability

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^n$ and $f\in L^2(\Omega)$. We consider $\{u\in C^1(G):||u||_{1,2,G}<\infty \}$,where $||u||_{1,2,G}$ is the "sobolev-norm" with parameter $1,2$ on $G$. Then $H^1(G)$ ...
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Proposed proof for convergence in Sobolev space

Consider the Anisotropic Sobolev Space defined by: $$W^{1,\overrightarrow{p},\epsilon}(\Omega) := \{ u \in L^{1+\frac{1}{\epsilon}}(\Omega), \frac{\partial u}{\partial x_{i}} \in L^{p_{i}}(\Omega), ...
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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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Second order equation and regularity

Let $U$ be an bounded open set in $\mathbb R^3$ and ${V}\subset \subset{W} \subset \subset {U}$. Let $u \in {H^1}(U)$, and $f\in L^{2}(U)$ satisfies $$\int_{\mathbb R^3} \nabla u(x). \nabla \varphi ...
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Integration by parts in Sobolev space

I'm looking for a reference of the following fact (if it is true...): if $u\in W^{1,1}(\Omega)$ and $v \in W^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$ ($\Omega$ a open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ ($n \ge 1$) with a regular ...
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calculate weak derivate of $|x-2|^2$

Let $u$ be a function with $u(x):=|x-2|^2$ on $I:=(-1,1)$. I want to test whether $u \in H^2(I) \backslash H^3(I)$. Let $\phi$ be in $C_0^\infty(I)$. Then: $T_u(\phi '') = \int_{-1}^1 |x-2|^2 ...
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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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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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Basic question about weak solution of p-Laplace equation

Let $p \geq 2$ and $B(x_0, d)$ an open ball in $R^n$ ($n \geq 2$). Let $u \in W^{1,p}(B(x_0,d))$ a weak solution of $\Delta_p u = f$ , $u = 0 , \ on \ \partial B(x_0,d)$, that is, $\int_{B(x_0,d)} ...
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Bump function on set

Given an arbitrary compact set $K \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ and an open set $V \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, I want to construct a bump function $\zeta$ that is $1$ on $K$ and has its support in $V$, where I ...
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Weak time derivative for functions $u \in L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$

The weak time derivative of a function $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ is defined to be $u' \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$ satisfying $$\int_0^T \int_\Omega u(t) \varphi'(t) = -\int_0^T \langle u'(t), \varphi(t) \rangle$$ ...
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Is fractional order Sobolev spaces reflexive?

Let $0<s<1$, we define $$ W^{s,p}(\Omega):=\left\{u\in L^p(\Omega),\,\frac{|u(x)-u(y)|}{|x-y|^{\frac{N}{p}+s}}\in L^p(\Omega\times\Omega)\right\} $$ with norm $$ \|u\|:=\left(\int_{\Omega} ...
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The Coercivity of uniformly positive definite Matrix of Sobolev function

For $u=(u^1,\ldots, u^N)\in W^{1,2}(\Omega,R^N)$ where $\Omega$ is bounded. We define $$ E[u]=\int_\Omega g_{ij}(u)\nabla u^i\nabla u^jdx$$ where $G=(g_{ij})_{1\leq i,j\leq N}$ is an given uniformly ...
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About a Morrey's type inequality

Let $\Omega \subset R^n$ an open bounded domain and consider $B_r(x_0) \subset \Omega$ an open ball. Let $u \in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ ($p \geq 2$). Let $s > n$ and suppose that $\int_{B_r(x_0)} |\nabla ...
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A property of sobolev spaces

Let $W^{k,p}(\Omega):=\{y\in L^p(\Omega) : D^{\alpha}y\in L^p(\Omega)$ for all $|\alpha|\leq k\}$ I want to prove now that: (1) $u \in W^{1,2}(\mathbb R)$ is equivalent to (2) $u \in L^2(\mathbb ...
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Sobolev estimation of second derivative against Laplacian and higher terms

Given $u \in H^2(\Omega)$ (and $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ with appropriate properties) is there a way to estimate the norm of the second derivative $\Vert D^2 u\Vert_{L^2(\Omega)}^2$ against the ...
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Besov norm in $W^{1,2}(\mathbb{R}^n)$

A well known result on Besov spaces is that $\Lambda_1^{2,2}(\mathbb{R}^n)=W^{1,2}(\mathbb{R}^n)$. One way to define this Besov space (without Fourier transform) is to consider $$ ...
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Norm of linear functional in $W^{1,2}$

I want to find the norm of the following linear functional: $\phi:W^{1,2}_{[0,1]} \rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ $\phi(f)=\int^1_0t\cdot f(t)+ f^{'}(t) dt $ The norm is: ...
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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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If $\nabla \cdot (|\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u) \in L^2$ what space is $u$ in?

Define $\Delta_p u = \nabla \cdot (|\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u)$. I want to know, if $\Delta_p u \in L^2(\Omega)$, then what space is $u$ in? I am having trouble figuring it out. Take $p=2$. Then ...
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Existence of weak derivative

Can a uniformly continuous function have a weak derivative?. In other words can $C_{unif.~cont.}$ be continuously be embedded in $W^{1,2}(\Omega)$.?
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Is Hlawkas Inequality holds for sobolev space

im wondring is that inequality holds for any functionnal space such as sobolev space and if it's true how we can write it in that space /HlawkasInequality any help would be apperciated
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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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Proposed proof of continuous operator on Sobolev space

Hi I am interested in a question about continuity: Assume that $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ is bounded and consider operator $$f:W^{1,p}(\Omega) \times L^{p}(\Omega;\mathbb{R}^{n}) \rightarrow ...
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Is this derivative somehow bounded?

I have a function $\phi: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that is a test function and $f:\mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is defined by $f(x) = \phi(\frac{\|x\|}{n})$. Now if I take any ...
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Approximate $C^{\infty}$ functions by test functions in the Sobolev space norm

I am looking for a way to approximate a function $f \in \mathbb{C}^{\infty} \cap H^m(\mathbb{R}^n)$ by test functions such that I approximate $f$ and all of $f's$ $m-$ derivatives in the canonical ...
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$\|u\| = \Big(\int |\nabla u|^p \Big)^\frac{1}{p}$ as a norm on $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$ where $\Omega$ is bounded

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded open set of $\mathbb{R}^N$, define $\|u\|_1 = \Big(\int |\nabla u|^p \Big)^\frac{1}{p}$ as a norm on $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$ for $2\leq p<\infty$, where $$\int |\nabla u|^p ...
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Lebesgue's points Sobolev functions

Given $u\in W^{1,p}_{loc}(U)$, define $$u_{x,r}:=\frac{1}{|B(x,r)|}\int_{B(x,r)}u(y)dy. $$ I proved that $$ \frac{d}{dr}u_{x_0,r}\le Cr^{\frac{\varepsilon}{p}-1} $$ for $r\in ...
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I want to proof that the lebesgue measure of the set below is positiva. Help me!

Let $\Omega$ be a domain limited with smooth boundary in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ and consider the Sobolev space $H^{1}_{0}(\Omega)$ equiped with the norm $||u||=\int_{\Omega}|\nabla u|^{2}dx$. Let ...
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$H_0^1(\Omega)$ with $(u,v)_{H_0^1} = \int\nabla u \cdot \nabla v$

When $\Omega$ is a bounded open set of $\mathbb{R}^N$ with the help of Poincare inequality, we know that $H_0^1(\Omega)$ with $(u,v)_{H_0^1} = \int\nabla u \cdot \nabla v$ is a Hilbert space. ...
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Density of smooth compactly supported functions in Sobolev space over unbounded domain.

Prove that $C^{\infty}_ {c}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ is dense in $W^{k,p}(U)$ for any open $U\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ with $\partial U\in C^1.$ In which $p\in [1,\infty)$ Note: In Lawrence Evans's PDE text, the ...
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Which Sobolev-Space to use to formulate weak biharmonic equation, $H^2_0$ or $H_0^1\cap H^2$?

For the weak formulation of the biharmonic equation on a smooth domain $\Omega$ $$ \Delta^2u=0\;\text{in}\;\Omega\\ u=0, \nabla u\cdot \nu=0\; \text{on}\; \partial\Omega $$ why does one take ...