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Question about boundedness of a sequence in $ W^{3,q} $ for any $ 1\leq q < \frac{N}{N-1} $

I have asked this question several months ago, I have understood every thing and there are good comments and they have helped me , but only I have a question about tomas comment, how can ...
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Existence theorem on weak solutions of ordinary differential equations

Consider an ordinary vector-valued differential equation of the form $$ \begin{align*} \dot y(t) &= f(t,y(t)), \\ y(0) &= y_0 \in \mathbb{R}^n. \end{align*} $$ It is well known that if $f$ is ...
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Are Sobolev spaces $W^{k,1}(\mathbb R^d)$ and $H^{k,1}(\mathbb R^d)$ the same?

We consider the following spaces $H^{k,p}(\mathbb R^d)$, $k \geq 1$ is integer, $p \geq 1$ (Bessel potential spaces): $$ H^{k,p}(\mathbb R^d) = \bigl\{ f \in L^p(\mathbb R^d) \colon \mathcal ...
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$\int\limits_{\Omega}{uvdx}<\infty,\forall v\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ implies $u\in L^{6/5}(\Omega)$

Let $d=3$ and $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^d$ is a bounded Lipschitz domain and $u$ is a measurable function. A sufficient condition for the integral $\int\limits_{\Omega}{uvdx}<\infty,\forall v\in ...
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Half Solved: A problem on the heat operator not being elliptic with a weakened version of elliptic regularity

I should first mention this: in my studies of Sobolev spaces I have completed all the questions of chapter 9 from Folland's real analysis with the help of this site and this is my last one, which is ...
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prove or disprove an inequality on bounds of derivatives for radial functions

Suppose $f$ is a radial function, i.e., $f(x)=f(|x|)$, and $f \in C^\infty(\bar{B})$, where $\bar{B}$ is the closure of the unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Prove or disprove the following. Given any ...
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Energy inequalities with negative sobolev number.

Let $\phi\in H^{s}$ such that the following energy inequality is true: $$\|\phi(t,\cdot)\|_s \le\int^t_0 C \| P\phi(t,\cdot)\|_s \, dt $$ where $P$ is a strictly hyperbolic linear operator. For ...
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Regularity of a weak solution

The problem is formulated as follows: Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ a bounded Lipschitz domain. For $u\in L_2(\Omega)$ one can define the one dimensional weak dirivative $\partial_1 u$. Now define ...
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Weakening Sobolev coefficient in an elliptic estimate.

One of the classical estimates for Sobolev norms and elliptic operators is the following: let $L$ be an elliptic operator of order $l$, then there is some $C > 0$ such that for all $u \in H^{s+l}$ ...
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Trace theorems for arbitrary differentiability $k$, with embedding constants under control as $k\to\infty$

The usual trace theorem (with non-optimal exponents, but I don't care for those at the moment) says that $$ W^{1,p}(\Omega)\hookrightarrow L^p(\partial\Omega) $$ for Lipschitz domains. When ...
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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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Proposed proof of analysis result

Hi please advise on my proof of the following result: Assume that $I \subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$ is convex, bounded open set with Lipschitz boundary and let $u_{m},u$ be such that $$u_{m} ...
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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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Sobolev type embedding

Consider a compact manifold $M$ and a point $q \in M$. Let us say that that the following inequality holds: $$ \Vert \varphi u\Vert_{L^p} \leq C\Vert \varphi u\Vert_{H^1},$$ where $\varphi \in ...
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The equivalent definition of $W_0^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$

Usually, for $1\leq p<\infty$, we define $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$, where $\Omega$ is open bounded smooth boundary, by taking the closure of $C_c^\infty(\Omega)$ under $W^{1,p}$ norm. However, we don't ...
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$H^{1/2}$ function but not better

I am looking for an example of a function $f: [0, 1] \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that is in the Sobolev space of order $1/2$, $H^{1/2}([0, 1])$, but not in the Sobolev space of order $1/2 + ...
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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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Gradient on Sobolev spaces

Suppose I have a function $\Phi \in L_p(\Omega)$ and $\nabla\Phi \in W^{-\alpha}_p(\Omega)$, $1<p<\infty$ and where $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded domain. Can I conclude that $\Phi\in ...
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Moduli of smoothness, Besov spaces, and Sobolev spaces

For $1\leq p\leq\infty$, the $r$-th order $L^p$-modulus of smoothness is \begin{equation} \omega_r(u,t,\Omega)_p=\sup_{|h|\leq t}\|\Delta_h^ru\|_{L^p(\Omega_{rh})} \end{equation} where ...
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Extension of Rellich's theorem: Embedding “sort of” compact in the limit case?

Let $\Omega$ be a domain with a nice boundary (i.e., smoothness of the boundary shall not be central to my question). Now it well-known that the embedding $\iota \colon W^{1,p}(\Omega) \to ...
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$u\in W^{1,p}(B)$ implies $u\in W^{1,p}(\partial B_t)$ for almost $t\in (0,1]$?

Suppose that $u\in W^{1,p}(B)$ where $B=B(0,1)\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ and $p\geq 1$. It was showed on this post (as an application of Fubini's theorem) that for almost $t\in (0,1]$ $$u_{|\partial ...
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Is this function in the Sobolev space $H^{2,-s}(\mathbb{R}^3)$?

I have the function $$f(x)=\frac{e^{iz|x-y|}}{4\pi|x-y|}$$ with $y\in\mathbb{R}^3$ and $\Im z>0$. Let $s>\frac{1}{2}$. Clearly it is not in $H^{2,-s}(\mathbb{R}^3)$ for the singularity of order ...
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Splitting the action of functionals in duals of Sobolev spaces

Update: After some more thinking and asking I've come to the conclusion that there is no reasonable way to achieve this for all possible $\varphi$ because of the mixed terms. I believe something ...
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Can we do some scaling argument in the presence of inhomogeneous norms?

Notation: $B^n_R$ stands for the ball of radius $R$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$. $\hat{f}$ stands for the Fourier transform of $f$. Question. The following inequality holds true for all $f\in ...
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$L^{2}$ convergence of sequence $|u_{j}|^{p}\nabla u_{j}$

Suppose a sequence $\{u_{j}\}$ is bounded in the Sobolev space $H^{2+\epsilon}(\Omega)$, for $\epsilon>0$, where $\Omega$ is say a bounded, $C^{\infty}$ domain. Here, the fractional space ...
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Fractional Sobolev Space Trace Inequality

Let $\phi\in\mathcal{S}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ be a Schwartz function, such that ${\phi}\equiv 1$ on the unit ball $|\xi|\leq 1$ and $\text{supp}({\phi})\subset B_{2}(0)$. Set $\phi_{0}=\phi$ and ...
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Functions Satisfying $u,\Delta u\in L^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$

In this paper, the authors assert that ...the domain of realization of the Laplacian in $L^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ is not contained in $W^{2,1}(\mathbb{R}^{n})$ if $n>1$. However, it is ...
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Weak convergence and trace operator

Suppose that $u_j\rightharpoonup u$ in $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ (notice the weak convergence), with $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^3$ regular enough. Let $v_j=Tu_j$, and $v=Tu$, where $T:W^{1,p}(\Omega)\to ...
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Proof of Sobolev imbedding theorem in Adams

I am struggling to understand the proof of the Sobolev embedding theorem given in Sobolev Spaces by Adams. Specifically section 4.25 (2003 edition). The aim is to prove $W^{m,1}(\Omega) \to ...
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Is $C^\infty_{0}(\bar{\Omega})$ dense in the hilbert space $W^{2,2}(\Omega)\cap W^{1,2}_{0}(\Omega)$

Assume $\Omega$ is open bounded domain in $\mathbb R^n$ Is $C^\infty_{0}(\bar{\Omega})$ dense in the hilbert space $W^{2,2}(\Omega)\cap W^{1,2}_{0}(\Omega)$ with inner product ...
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Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$ for some $\overline{p}>p*'$

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{N}$ be a smooth bounded domain , $g:\Omega\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is a Caratheodory function such that $g(x,t)=0$ for $t\leq0$ . Suppose that ...
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Question 13 in Taylor's PDE vol III section 16.1.

My question comes from Taylor's PDE textbook, volume III. Consider a semilinear hyperbolic system, $u_t=Lu+g(u)$, $u(0)=f$, where $Lu=\sum_j A_j \partial_{x_j}u$, $g(0)=0, \ |g'(u)| \le C$, take ...
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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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Equivalence of two definitions of weak solution (from a book, I don't understand something!!!!)

Consider $$y_t - \Delta y = f$$ $$y(0) = y_0$$ with zero boundary condition. Let $a(t,.,.)$ be the bilinear form associated to $-\Delta$. We have two definitions of weak solutions: We have $y \in ...
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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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How to prove comparison principle for parabolic PDE (nonlinear)

Suppose $F:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is smooth with $F(x) > 0$ for $x > 0$ and $F:(0,\infty) \to (0,\infty)$ continuous and increasing with $F(0) = 0$. Consider the PDE $$u_t = \Delta F(u) ...
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$f_n \rightharpoonup f$ in $L^q(Q)$ $\forall q < \infty$ and $f_n' \rightharpoonup f'$ in $L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$ implies $f_n \to f$

(... in $C^0([0,T]; H^{-1})$. ) Let $f_n$ be a sequence of functions defined on $Q:=(0,T)\times \Omega$, where $\Omega$ is a bounded domain. I have read this: Since $f_n \rightharpoonup f$ in ...
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If $u$ has a weak derivative and $f$ is $C^1$ does $fu$ have a weak derivative (fractional Sobolev space and weak time derivatives)

Let $\Omega$ be an open bounded set. Let $s \in (0,1)$ and $H^s(\Omega) := W^{s,2}(\Omega).$ Let $f \in C^1([0,T]\times \Omega)$ and $u \in L^2(0,T;H^s(\Omega))$ with weak derivative $u' \in ...
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Regularity theorem for Laplacian

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^d$ be a bounded domain, $d>2$. Let $f \in C^\infty(\Omega)$. If $u \in L^2$ is a distributional solution of $\Delta u = f$ in $\Omega$ then $u \in C^\infty(\Omega)$ ...
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Show that the following $u\in L^{\infty}\cap H^1(B)$ is a weak solution to the given system.

Let $B=B_{\exp(-2)}\subset\mathbb{R}^2$. I would like to show that a weak solution to the following system (in $B$): \begin{align*} \triangle u_1&=-2|Du|^2(u_1+u_2)/(1+|u|^2)\\ \triangle ...
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Proving norm equivalence in $W^{1-1/p,p}(\Omega)$

Define for $p\in [1,\infty)$ and $\Omega=(0,1)^N\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ $$W^{1-1/p,p}(\Omega)=\left\{u\in L^p(\Omega): \ \int_\Omega\int_\Omega\frac{|u(x)-u(y)|^p}{|x-y|^{N-1+p}}dxdy<\infty\right\}$$ ...
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Existence of weak solution in Sobolev space $W^{1,p}$

Let $B\colon W^{1,p}\times W^{1,q}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $\frac{1}{p}+\frac{1}{q}=1$ , $p>2$ where $$B[u,v]=\int \left( Du \,Dv+ h u v \right)\, dx$$ where $h>0$. I am interested to prove ...
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What is $H^1([0,1]) \otimes H^1([0,1])$?

Let $H^1([0,1])$ denote the Sobolev space $H^1$ on the interval $[0,1]$. What is $H^1([0,1]) \otimes H^1([0,1])$? Here, $\otimes$ the tensor product of Hilbert spaces. In particular, how is that ...
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Showing that smoothing operators are compact

Suppose I have a bounded, linear map $T: H^1(X) \to H^1(X)$ such that $T(H^1(X)) \subset C^\infty(X)$. Is $T$ a compact operator? I'm guessing this depends on whether or not $X$ is (pre)compact, and ...
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Counterexample for the density of smooth functions in Sobolev spaces on a manifold

I'm in desperate need for help understanding a counterexample for the assertion that for (appropriate) manifolds $M,N$ the space $C^\infty (M,N)$ is dense in $L^p (M,N)$ if $\dim(M) > p$. (The ...
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Steps in alternative proof that if $u \in H^1(\Omega)$, then $Du = 0$ a.e. on set $\{u = 0\}$

Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$, and let $\phi$ be a smooth, bounded and nondecreasing function, such that $\phi'$ is bounded and $\phi(z) = z$ if $|z| \le 1$. Set$$u^\epsilon(x) := ...
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Continuous inclusions Sobolev theorem, inequality

How do I see that if $f$, $g \in H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)$ for $s > n/2$, then $fg \in H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and$$\|fg\|_{H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)} \le C\|f\|_{H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)}\|g\|_{H^s(\mathbb{R}^n)},$$the ...
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Rellich-Kondrachov compacteness theorem for the Euclidean space with Gaussian measure

Let $\gamma_n: \mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ be the Gaussian distribution function defined by $$ \gamma_n(x):=(2 \pi)^{-\frac{n}{2}} e^{-\frac{|x|^2}{2}}. $$ Let $d\gamma_n$ denote the following measure ...
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Equivalent descriptions of Sobolev spaces on compact manifolds

While reading through a set of lectures on the Laplacian on manifolds, I encountered two descriptions of Sobolev spaces. The first one, valid only for compact manifolds (because it needs to globalize ...
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How do I show that a distribution is a function?

While reading Grigor'yan's book on the heat kernel I have encountered the following definition of a Sobolev space on a Riemannian manifold $M$: $W^2 (M) = \{ u \in W^1 (M) : \Delta u \in L^2 (M) ...