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Hille Yosida theorem application

Disclaimer: pretty long and specific (contraction semi groups involved). I have fourth order parabolic equation $$ u_t + \Delta^2 u = 0 $$ on $U_T = U \times [0,T]$. $U \subset \mathbb{R}^m$ is a ...
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Is $H^1(0,\infty) \subset C^0([0,\infty))$?

Is it true that $H^1(0,\infty) \subset C^0([0,\infty))$ is a continuous embedding? How would I prove it? I do know this holds for bounded domains in one dimension but here we have the half line. ...
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Why is this integral involving the mean value function zero?

Let $u$ and $v$ belong to $H^1(\Omega \times (0,\infty))$ on a bounded domain $\Omega$. Define $$(Au)(y) := \frac{1}{|\Omega|}\int_\Omega u(x,y)\;\mathrm{d}x.$$ We have that $Au \in H^1(0,\infty)$. ...
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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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$-\Delta u = f$ 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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How to compute the $H^{-s}(\Omega)$-norm of a function?

Suppose to have a sufficiently regular domain $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^d$. I know that, for $s\in\mathbb{R}_+$, the space $H^{-s}(\Omega)$ is defined as the dual of $H^s_0(\Omega)$, endowed with the ...
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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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weak solution of biharmonic equation

Consider $U$ a open and bounded subset of $R^n$, with smooth boundary. A weak solution for the problem : $$ \Delta^2 u = f \ \in \Omega \ and \ u=\frac{\partial u}{\partial\nu} = 0 \text{ in } ...
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Product rule in fractional Sobolev spaces

I have to prove the following inequality $$\Vert fg\Vert_{H^s(\mathbb{R}^3)}\leq C \Vert f\Vert_{H^\sigma(\mathbb{R}^3)}\Vert g\Vert_{H^{s+1}(\mathbb{R}^3)}$$ with $s\geq 0$, ...
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Equivalent Solovec norms (atypical)

I have $s\in\mathbb{R}$ and I'm looking at the space $H^s$ of functions $f$, such that $$\lVert f\rVert_{H^s}^2:=\int_\mathbb{R} (1+\lvert x\rvert^2)^s\lvert f(x)\rvert^2\,dx<\infty.$$ I want to ...
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Infimum of $\frac{||u'||^p_{L^p}}{||u||^p_{L^p}}$ for $u \in W^{1,p}_0((0,1))$

Good afternoon everyone! It is very easy to show that the infimum mentioned in the title is strictly positive, but it seems much more difficult to show that it is attained within the Sobolev space of ...
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Are trace function embedded in $L^\infty$?

Consider a bounded domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^d$ with a Lipschitz boundary (could also be a smooth boundary). Is the trace space $H^{1/2}(\partial\Omega)$ embedded in $L^\infty(\partial\Omega)$? ...
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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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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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$-\Delta u - \alpha u^{1/3} = 0$ implies $u \equiv 0$ if $\alpha$ is small

Let $\Omega$ be a domain in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$ with smooth boundary. Let $u(x)$ be a $H^{1}(\Omega)$ solution of the equation $-\Delta u - \alpha u^{1/3} = 0$, $u|_{\partial \Omega} = 0$. The problem I ...
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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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Chain rule in $W^{1,p}$

Question: I need to prove the following chain rule: Let $F:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, $F\in C^1$ with $F'$ bounded. Let $U$ bounded and $u\in W^{1,p}(U)$ with $1\leq p\leq\infty$. Show that ...
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Laplacian and Hodge Laplacian

I am new to the theory of differential forms, but there is one thing that I don't get at all. Imagine that you are on the sphere $\mathbb{S}^2$, then the Laplacian $- \Delta$ is known to be a ...
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$\sup$ of a $C^s$ smooth function.

I want to prove that for a function $F\in C^k(\mathbb{R}^n)$ which vanishes at zero, and a function $u\in H^k(\mathbb{R}^n)$we get: $$\left\| \int_{r=0}^1 F'(ru)(\cdot)dr \right\|_{L^{\infty}} \leq ...
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weak convergence of $L^2$ implies weak convergence of $W_0^{1,2}$ (up to a subsequence)?

In the paper that I am reading, it says that if $\{u_n\}$ are bounded in $W_0^{1,2} (\Omega)$ (bounded $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^N$) and $u_n \rightharpoonup u$ weakly in $L^2 (\Omega)$, then there ...
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Differential operator a bounded operator or not?

Is the operator $T$ a bounded operator mapping $T: H^n([0,\pi]) \rightarrow H^{n-1}([0,\pi])$ ($H^n$ is the n-th Sobolev space with respect to $L^2$) or not? The operator itself is given by ...
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Stuck with this function

im trying to find the values of $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$ for which the function $f: B_2(0,\frac{1}{2}) \rightarrow \mathbb{R} $, $ x \mapsto |\log(\|x\|_2)|^\alpha$ is in $L^2(B_2(0,\frac{1}{2}))$ and ...
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Chain rule in a Sobolev space

(Chain rule) Assume $F : \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is $C^1$, with $F'$ bounded. Suppose $U$ is bounded and $u \in W^{1,p}(U)$ for some $1 \le p \le \infty$. Show $$v :=F(u) \in W^{1,p}(U) \quad ...
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About an uncommon theorem of Morrey

I am searching for a reference with the following result: Let $\Omega \subset R^n$ an open bounded domain with smooth boundary . Let $2\leq p < n$ and $u \in W^{1,p}(\Omega)\cap ...
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first order weak derivative of function $ f(x) = |x| $

let $f(x)= |x| $ how can I calculate the first order weak derivative of this function in $x=0$? Does anyone have an idea on how to calculate this?
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If $u \in H^1(U)$, then $Du=0$ a.e. on the set $\{u=0\}$

Provide details for the following alternative proof that if $u \in H^1(U)$, then $$Du = 0 \text{ a.e. } \, \text{ on the set } \{u=0\}. $$ Let $\phi$ be a smooth, bounded and nondecreasing ...
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If $u \in W^{1,p}(U)$, prove that $Du=0$ a.e. on the set $\{u=0\}$.

Assume $1 \le p \le \infty$ and $U$ is bounded. (a) Prove that if $u \in W^{1,p}(U)$, then $|u| \in W^{1,p}(U)$. (b) Prove $u \in W^{1,p}(U)$ implies $u^+,u^- \in W^{1,p}(U)$, and ...
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why $ \nabla v_n \to \nabla v \ \ (a.e.)$ and $ v_n \to v $

Can someone see the 10th line of page 9 in this article and give a hint that why $$ \nabla v_n \to \nabla v \ \ (a.e.)$$ and $$ v_n \to v $$ and how with theorem 2.1 we could conclude there exists $ ...
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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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help to prove $||u||_{W^{2,2}(\Omega) }\le C ||\Delta u ||_{L^2(\Omega )} $

Can some one give a reference or hint for proving $$||u||_{W^{2,2}(\Omega)} \le C ||\Delta u ||_{L^2(\Omega )} $$
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This Sobolev function is continuous?

Let $\Omega \subset R^n $ $(n \geq 2) $ an open bounded domain with smooth boundary $u \in W^{ 1,p}(\Omega)\cap L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ ($p \geq 2$ fixed). Suppose that exist $M > 0$ such that $$ ...
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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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Spectrum of Laplace operator

How can I prove that the spectrum of the Laplace operator $\Delta: H^2(\mathbb{R}^N)\subset L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)\rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)$ is $\sigma(\Delta)=]-\infty,0]$?
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Verify that the unbounded function belongs to $W^{1,n}$ [duplicate]

Verify that if $n > 1$, the unbounded function $u = \log \log \left(1+\frac 1{|x|}\right)$ belongs to $W^{1,n}(U)$, for $U=B^0(0,1)$. This is PDE Evans, 2nd edition: Chapter 5, Exercise 14. ...
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Delta distribution as a bounded linear functional

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a domain with $0 \in \Omega$. For which $n \in \mathbb{N}$ is the Dirac-delta distribution a bounded linear functional on $H_{0}^{1}(\Omega)$, that is to say, an ...
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Show that $u(x)=\ln\left(\ln\left(1+\frac{1}{|x|}\right)\right)$ is in $W^{1,n}(U)$, where $U=B(0,1)\subset\mathbb{R}^n$.

The entire problem statement is: Let $n>1$ and let $U=B(0,1)\subset\mathbb{R}^n$. Show that $u:U\to\mathbb{R}$ given by $$u(x)=\ln\left(\ln\left(1+\frac{1}{|x|}\right)\right)$$ is in ...
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Integrate by parts to prove this inequality

Prove $$\|Du\|_{L^{2p}(U)} \le C\|u\|_{{L^\infty}(U)}^{1/2} \|D^2 u\|_{L^p(U)}^{1/2}$$ for $1 \le p < \infty$ and all $u \in C_c^\infty(U)$. This is PDE Evans, 2nd edition: Chapter 5, Exercise ...
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weak* convergence definition in Sobolev space

I have a question which might quite trivial but I would appreciate any assistance. Why does it follow that for Sobolev spaces, say $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$, where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, it follows ...
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Bounded Right Inverse

If a linear operator between two Banach spaces is surjective and bounded, can we get any information about a right inverse? For example, is it bounded? Thanks, trying to understand trace operator ...
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Why does this completion of a Sobolev space contain constant functions? Please explain text.

Below, $\mathcal{C} = \Omega \times (0,\infty)$, $x$ refers to the variable in $\Omega$ and $y$ to the variable in $(0,\infty)$, and $\Omega$ is a bounded smooth domain. $tr_\Omega:H^1(C) \to ...
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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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Using Mac Shane's Lemma

Let $I \subset \mathbb{R}^{N}$ be a convex, bounded open set with Lipschitz boundary $\partial I$. Let $\lbrace u_{n} \rbrace_{n}$ and $u$ be such that $$ u_{n} \rightharpoonup^{*} u~~ \text{ in }~ ...
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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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Find a function in $H^{\frac{1}{2}}$ that is not in $L^{\infty}$.

Let $\mathcal{S}$ be the Schwartz class and $\mathcal{S}'$ be its dual (also known as the set of tempered distributions). Let $\hat{u}$ denote the Fourier transform of the function $u$. Given a real ...
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$\int_\Omega |\nabla u^+|^2 \, dx$ is not differentiable with respect to $u$ in $W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$

Let $u \in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$, where $\Omega$ is some domain in $\mathbb{R}^N$, $N \geq 1$. Denote $u^+ := \max\{u, 0\}$. (It is know that $u^+$ also belongs to $W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$ (see, e.g., ...
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The regularity of elliptic equation

Define $$ Lu:=-\partial_j(a_{ij}\partial_iu)+b_i\partial_iu+cu $$ where $a_{ij}$, $b_i$, and $c$ are all of $C^\infty(\bar \Omega)$ and we assume $\Omega$ is open bounded in $R^N$, smooth boundary, ...
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Deriving $|u(x)-u(y)|\le|x-y|^{1-\frac 1p}\left(\int_0^1 |u'|^p \, dt \right)^{1/p}$

Assume $n=1$ and $u \in W^{1,p}(0,1)$ for some $1 \le p < \infty$. (a) Show that $u$ is equal a.e. to an absolutely continuous function and $u'$ (which exists a.e.) belongs to $L^p(0,1)$. ...
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$u\in W^{1,p}(0,1)$ is equal a.e. to an absolutely continuous function?

I have a simple question on Sobolev space theory. Let $1\le p \le \infty. $How can one prove that $u\in W^{1,p}(0,1)$ is equal a.e. to an absolutely continuous function and that $u'$ exists a.e. and ...