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About Sobolev-Poincare inequality on compact manifolds

Let $2^* = \frac{2n}{n-2}$ where $n$ is the dimension of a compact closed manifold $M$. We get from the Sobolev/Poincare inequality the identity $$\lVert u \rVert_{2^*} \leq C\lVert \nabla u ...
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Morrey's inequality

From PDE Evans, 2nd edition, page 281: Now \begin{align} \int_0^s \int_{\partial B(0,1)} |Du(x+tw)| \, dS(w) dt &=\int_0^s \int_{\partial B(x,t)} \frac{|Du(y)|}{t^{n-1}} \, dS(y) dt \\ ...
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What domains of $\mathbb{R}^n$ have the property that $H^1(\Omega)=H^1_0(\Omega)$?

i wonder what are sufficient conditions on an unbounded domain of $R^n$ called $\Omega$ to get : $C_c^\infty (\Omega)$ dense in $H^1 (\Omega)$ ? where $C_c^\infty$ stands for the set of functions with ...
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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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Relation between Sobolev Space $W^{1,\infty}$ and the Lipschitz class

I have a Sobolev space related question. In the book 'Measure theory and fine properties of functions' by Lawrence Evans. I know the result that states that for $f: \Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. $f$ ...
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Hopf lemma for generalized normal derivatives

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded smooth domain. If $u\in C^2(\Omega)\cap C_0(\overline{\Omega})$ is a superharmonic function ($-\Delta u\ge 0)$ then, Hopf Boundary Lemma does implies that ...
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Does the Gagliardo–Nirenberg interpolation inequality hold on compact closed manifolds?

The Gagliardo–Nirenberg interpolation inequality on a bounded domain is of the form $$|D^j u|_{L^p} \leq C_1|D^m u|_{L^r}^\alpha|u|_{L^q}^{1-\alpha} + C_2|u|_{L^s}$$ where are there restrictions on ...
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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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Trace-zero functions in $W^{1,p}$

This is an excerpt of a textbook's proof for a theorem (Trace-zero functions in $W^{1,p}$), from PDE Evans, 2nd edition, page 275. Next let $\zeta \in C^\infty(\mathbb{R}_+)$ satisfy $$\zeta ...
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Trace Theorem question

From PDE Evans, page 272. My question is towards the bootom of this post. THEOREM 1 (Trace Theorem). Assume $U$ is bounded and $\partial U$ is $C^1$. Then there exists a bounded linear operator ...
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Bounding Sobolev Norms *Below*

Firstly, apologies if this is a duplicate question - I've looked, but can't find this question on SE (or elsewhere online); if it is, please let me know and I'll remove it. I am trying to bound the ...
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Extension Theorem

From PDE Evans, 2nd edition, pages 268-270. My question is at the bottom of this post. THEOREM 1 (Extension Theorem). Assume $U$ is bounded and $\partial U$ is $C^1$. Select a bounded open set $V$ ...
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Is $H^{1}(R;H^1(R^n))=H^1(R^{n+1})$?

Is $H^{1}(R;H^1(R^n))=H^1(R^{n+1})$, where $H^1(R;H^1(R^n))=\{f\colon R\to H^1(R^n)\colon \int \|f(t,\cdot)\|_{H^1}^2\,dt <\infty \quad \text{and} \int \|f'(t,\cdot)\|_{H^1}^2\,dt <\infty \}$ ...
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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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About the weighted Sobolev norm

I'm wondering that the Sobolev norm with weight $$ \|f\|_{H^{s,k}(\mathbb R^n)} := \|(1+|x|^2)^{k/2} (\sqrt{1-\Delta})^s f \|_{L^2(\mathbb R^n)} $$ is equivalent to the norm $$ ...
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Can we conclude that $\Delta (\Phi\circ u)$ is a measure, given that $\Phi$ is a particular smooth function and $u$ is in some Sobolev space?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded smooth domain. Assume that $u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ is such that $\Delta u$ is a measure. Let $\Phi$ be a smooth function in $\mathbb{R}$, such that ...
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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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Is this proposition about $L^2$ functions correct?

Is this proposition correct? Will you please give a contour example if it is wrong? If $J \in L^2(\mathbb{R}) \cap C^1 (\mathbb{R})$, $f \in C^{\infty}(\mathbb{R})$, $|f'|\leq K$, where $K > 0$ is ...
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Difference in Definitions of Quasiconvexity

So I've seen a few different definitions of quasiconvexity of a function and I cannot, after a bit of working, figure out how all of them are related: Let $X$ be a convex subset of a real vector ...
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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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Properties of weak derivatives in Sobolev spaces

In PDE Evans 2nd edition, pages 261-263, there is a theorem and its proof which concerns the four properties of weak derivatives. Unfortunately, I do not understand the fourth property, which I will ...
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A diffeomorphism between manifolds (or surfaces) that preserves the mean value of functions

Let $M$ and $N$ be two Riemannian manifolds with $f:N \to M$ a diffeomorphism with the following properties: for all $u \in H^1(M)$, $\hat u := u\circ f$ satisfies $\hat u\in H^1(N)$ and furthermore ...
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Constant in Sobolev-Poincare inequality on compact manifold $M$; how does it depend on $M$?

Let $M$ be a smooth compact Riemannian manifold of dimension $n$. Let $p$ and $q$ be related by $\frac 1p = \frac 1q - \frac 1n$. There is a constant $C$ such that for all $u \in W^{1,q}(M)$ ...
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The range of the distributional laplacean, defined in $W_0^{1,1}(\Omega)$.

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded, smooth domain. Assume that $u\in W_0^{1,1}(\Omega)$ and consider the distributional laplacean of $u$; $\Delta u$. My question is: when is $\Delta u\in ...
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Green identity for measures with compact support

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded, smooth domain. Assume that $\mu \in \mathcal{M}(\Omega)$ has compact support in $\Omega.$ Let $u\in W_0^{1,1}(\Omega)$ be a solution of $$ \left\{ ...
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Proving that weak limit in $L^p$ and strong limit in $H^{-1}$ are the same

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain. Let $p \geq 1$ and suppose that $u_n \rightharpoonup u$ in $L^p(\Omega)$ and $u_n \to v$ in $H^{-1}(\Omega)$. How to show that $u=v$? I can do ...
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A technical step in proving Hardy's inequality

A technical step in proving Hardy's inequality $$ \int_{B(0,r)}\frac{\mu^{2}}{|x|^{2}}dx\le C\int_{B(0,r)}(|D\mu|^{2}+\frac{\mu^{2}}{r^{2}})dx $$ where $n>3, r>0, \mu\in H^{1}(B(0,r))$ is to ...
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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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Sobolev's inequality from Reed & Simon vol. II

In Reed & Simon vol. II, an inequality called Sobolev's inequality is stated in Eq. (IX.19): Let $0<\lambda<n$ and suppose that $f\in L^p(R^n)$, $h \in L^r(R^n)$ with $p^{-1} + r^{-1} + ...
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If $Du=0$ a.e. , does $u=c$ a.e.?

Let $W^{1,p}(U)$ be the Sobolev space, where $U$ is a connected bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $u\in W^{1,p}(U)$ satisfying $Du=0$ a.e. in $U$. Then $u$ is constant a.e. in $U$. I don't ...
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The Nash inequality on a compact manifold without a boundary.

Let $M$ be a compact manifold without boundary. Does the Nash inequality $$\lVert u \rVert^{1+\frac 2n}_{L^2} \leq C\lVert u \rVert^{\frac 2n}_{L^1} \lVert \nabla u \rVert_{L^2}$$ or something ...
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Sobolev Spaces and Derivative

I need help on the problem 8.9 at page 238 of the book "Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations" by Haim Brezis. Set $I=(0,1)$. Let $u \in W^{2,p}(I)$ with ...
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Sobolev spaces and using monotone convergence theorem (don't understand a paper)

I'm reading this paper. In it there the following argument (see page 240). Firstly, what precisely does the author mean by the displayed equation after 66? The PDE in (65) only holds weakly.. ...
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Weak Derivative Heaviside function

I have to prove that the Heaviside function $$ H(x):=\begin{cases} 1 &\mbox{if } x \in [0,+\infty) \\ 0 &\mbox{otherwise}\end{cases} $$ doesn't admit weak derivative in ...
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A priori estimates for functions in $C_0^\infty (\overline{\Omega})$.

Let $u\in C_0^\infty (\overline{\Omega})$, where $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ is a bounded domain. Fix some $a\in \Omega$ and choose $r>0$ such that $\overline{\Omega}\subset B(a,r)$. Define ...
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If $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ and $u$ and $u_t$ are bounded, is $u \in C([0,T];L^\infty$)?

Let $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))$ so $$\int_0^T u(t)\varphi'(t) = -\int_0^T u'(t)\varphi(t)$$ holds for all $\varphi \in C_c^\infty(0,T)$. Suppose we know ...
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Characterization of weak solution

5 Nonlinear elliptic variational inequalities Preliminaries In order to explain the importance of elliptic variational inequalities, first consider the weak solution of the linear ...
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If $u_n \to u$ in $C([0,T];H^{-1})$ and $\lVert u_n\rVert_{L^\infty} \leq C$ then $u_n(t) \rightharpoonup u(t)$ in $L^1(\Omega)$?

Let $u_n \to u$ strongly in $C([0,T];H^{-1}(\Omega))$ and suppose that $u_n$ is uniformly bounded in $L^\infty((0,T)\times\Omega)$. Then $$u_n(t) \to u(t)$$ weakly in $L^1(\Omega)$ for each $t$? Can ...
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Spherical rearrangement

Let $u\colon\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N\to\mathbb{R}$ be a non negative measurable function, and $\Omega$ open and bounded. Consider $u^*$ the spherical rearrangement $$ u^*(x)=\sup\{t\geq0 : \mu\{x: ...
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Regularity of a Weak Solution to Fokker-Planck Equation

Suppose that $\rho \in L^1(\mathbb{R}^n \times (0,T))$ for every $T < \infty$ is a weak solution of the PDE \begin{align} \partial_t\rho &= \Delta \rho + \text{div}(\rho\nabla\Psi(x))\\ \rho(t ...
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Want to show $\lim_{\epsilon \to 0}\frac{1}{\epsilon} \int_0^T \langle u_t(t), T_\epsilon(u(t)) \rangle = \int_\Omega |u(T)| - \int_\Omega |u(0)|$

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain and let $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))$ with $u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}(\Omega))$. Define the truncation function$$T_\epsilon(x) = \begin{cases} ...
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What is the dual of $A\cap B$

I encountered with some elliptic problem which admits a variational formulation in terms of space $X$ and I need to understand its dual. Suppose that $2<p<\infty$, $\Omega\subset {\mathbb R}^d$ ...
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Convergence in $L^p$ plus bounded gradient implies that the limit belongs to $W^{1,p}$?

I have a question with this problem I have found in the latest edition of the book Functional analysis, Sobolev Spaces author Haim Brezis pag 264 Remark 4 Let $(u_n) \subset W^{1,p} $ such that $u_n ...
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Equivalent Definitions of Negative Order Sobolev Spaces

Ignoring fractional sobolev spaces, if we restrict ourselves to $k>0$ when $k$ is an integer, then the Sobolev space of order $k$, for $W^{k,p}(\mathbb{R})$ is the space of functions $f$ such that ...
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Inverse Laplace operator $\Delta^{-1}$ and Sobolev spaces

I'm looking for some regularity results for the inverse Laplace operator. More precisely - we're set in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and we are looking at the operator $$ \Delta^{-1}f = \frac{x}{|x|^3} \ast f$$ I'd ...
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Spectrum of the operator $A(f,g)=(g,\Delta f-f)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R^n}$. We consider the product Hilbert space $H=H^1_0(\Omega)\times L^2(\Omega)$ with the norm $$|(f,g)|^2=\int_\Omega (|\nabla f|^2+|f|^2+|g|^2 ) dx$$ We ...
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On the density of $\mathcal{C}^\infty(\Omega) \cap W^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$ in $W^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open set of $\mathbb{R}^n$ ($n\ge 1$). We know that the Meyers-Serrin theorem isn't true in $W^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$. But is it true that $\mathcal{C}^\infty(\Omega) \cap ...
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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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poincare-sobolev inequality

How can we prove this inequality? For $q=\frac{np}{n-p}$ and $1\leq p<n$, there is a constant $c=c(n,p)$ such that if $u\in W^{1,p}(B_r)$, then ...