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Approximation of a function with a polynomial of degree n.

Let $f\in{L_{loc}^{1}}$ such that $\int_{a}^{b}{f(x)}{\phi}^{(n)}(x)dx=0$ for all $\phi\in{C_{0}^{\infty}}(a,b)$. Then how do we show there exists a polynomial $P(x)$ of degree less or equal to $n-1$ ...
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weak differentiability of log log function

I want to understand why the following function has a weak derivative in two or three dimensions: $w(x) = \ln |\ln|x|| , x \in B_{1/2}(0)$. Can I say that if I have a strong derivative (except for ...
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Computing weak derivatives on an open square

I am looking at the computation of weak derivative in the blog https://sunlimingbit.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/one-example-related-to-weak-derivative-2/ For equation (3), I have some confusions. Here ...
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How to solve a simple differential equation in the way of weak solutions?

I want to prove that the solution equation $y'=y$ is $y=Ce^x$, where $C$ is a constant. Here $y$ belongs to the space of linear operators on $C_0^\infty(\mathbb{R})$, and $y'$ is its weak ...
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Strong differentiability in Sobolev spaces

My question is: how can one prove that if $\phi\in H^{n}(a,b)$ for all positive integer $n$, then $\phi\in C^{\infty}(a,b)$? $H^{n}(a,b)$ denotes de Sobolev space of the real interval $(a,b)$. For my ...
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Steklov Average in time and spatial gradient can be interchanged?

I'm trying to understand a proof on Steklov average and weak derivatives. Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^n$, $T>0$, $h\neq 0$ and $u\in L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))$ and extend $u$ by ...
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Weak derivative of $\operatorname{sgn}(x_1)$

Let $x\in \mathbb{R}^{n}, x = (x_1,\ldots,x_n)$, and $f(x) = \operatorname{sgn}(x_{1})$. Is $f$ weakly differentiable on $U = B(0,1)$, i.e. unit ball in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$, and what is the weak ...
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Continuously differentiable functions are weakly differentiable

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded domain and $u\in C^1(\Omega)$. I want to show, that $u$ is weakly differentiable, i.e. $$\int_\Omega\psi\frac{\partial u}{\partial ...
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Uniqueness of the solution of the continuity equation with discontinuous vector field

I'm trying to prove the uniqueness of the following continuity equation with discontinuous vector field: $ \begin{cases} m_t(t,x) + [(-\alpha x + \sigma u^{*}(x) + c) \ m(t,x)]_x = 0 \qquad (t,x) ...
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Differentiation of norm in Banach space (explanation of text needed)

Let $Y$ be uniformly smooth Banach space. Consider the convex $C^1$ functional $\Phi:Y \to \mathbb{R}$ defined $$\Phi(y) = \frac{1}{q}\Vert y \Vert^q_{Y}.$$ Its derivative $\varphi:Y \to Y'$ is a ...
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Using a sequence of measures to create simple functions which approximate the Radon-Nikodym derivative of the limiting measure

I have a bunch of discrete probability measures with finite support: $\mu_1,\mu_2,\dots$, which strongly converge to an absolutely continuous probability measure $\mu$ in $\mathbf{R}^2$. That is, for ...
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When the weak derivative just is the strong (or classical) derivative?

When the weak derivative just is the strong (or classical) derivative? For instance, can we prove that weak derivate $Du\in C^\alpha$(or $C^0$) implies $u\in C^{1,\alpha}$(or $C^1$).
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Weak convergence of determinant

I'm having problems with the following question: Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ open and bounded. Let $\{u^n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ a bounded sequence in $H_0^1(\Omega:\mathbb{R}^2)$ such that ...
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How to interpret $\langle (f(u))', v \rangle = \langle f'(u)u', v \rangle$?

We know that if $u$ has a weak derivative $u'$, and if $f \in C^1$ with $f'$ bounded then $(f(u))'= f'(u)u'$. But how interpret the duality pairing $$\langle (f(u))', v \rangle = \langle f'(u)u', v ...
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Generalized chainrule for Sobolev functions with a cut-off

let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain and $f\in C^1(\bar\Omega \times (0,g(x)),[0,1])$ and $f(x,\cdot)$ increasing and $g(x)\in\mathbb{R}$ continuous (maybe better, Lipschitz?). I want ...
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Proof of the Poincare inequality for $W_0^{1,2}((a,b))$.

I have a question about an exercise for which I already have the solution, which I do not unterstand completely. Let $a, b \in \mathbb R$ with $0 < a < b$. Then we have \begin{align*} ...
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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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approximate a weak derivative

Let $\Omega$ be an open bounded set of $\mathbb{R}^N$ and $u\in H_0^1(\Omega)$. Suppose $|\nabla u|>1$ on a set of positive measure, then by inner regularity of Lebesgue measure, there exists a ...
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Weak differentiation and derivatives of test functions

I am currently working to see if $\frac{1}{x}$ is weakly differentiable on $(0,1)$. I have reached that conclusion via integration by parts that, if so, for all $ \phi\in C^{\infty}_c$: $\int_{0}^{1} ...
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Confused about weak derivatives in Evans

I'm a bit confused about how Evans refers to derivatives at some points and if he means weak derivative. In particular on page 301 he gives the definition that if $\textbf{u} \in L^1(0,T;X)$ and ...
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Does existence and uniqueness of a classical solution impose uniqueness of weak solutions to a pde?

I wonder if one knows that there exists a unique classical solution of a pde (for instance: Fokker-Planck equation), is one able to conclude that there isn't any weak solution of the pde, which ...
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A derivative identity, for any multi-index.

I'm trying to prove by induction on the multi-index $\alpha$, that, $$\sum\limits_{j=\frac{|\alpha|}{2}}^{|\alpha|}\sum\limits_{|\beta|=2j-|\alpha|}c_{\beta}x^{\alpha}[m_z(x)]^{j+1}=D^{\alpha}m_z(x)$$ ...
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Weak stochastic integral

I recently encountered the following object, referred to as "weak stochastic integral" in the book of SPDE's by Prévôt/Röckner [PR07]: $$ \int_0^T \langle \Psi \,\mathrm dW(t), \Phi(t)\rangle $$ A ...
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Showing $\langle ((u-c)^+)', (u-c)^+ \rangle = \langle u', (u-c)^+ \rangle$

Let $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ have weak derivative $u' \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1}).$ Let $c$ be a constant. I want to show that $$\langle ((u-c)^+)', (u-c)^+ \rangle = \langle u', (u-c)^+ \rangle$$ where $(f)^+ = ...
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some sobolev norm estimation

I would like to show this inequality. I need help to show this inequality Let $F(\Phi)=\left|\Phi\right|^{\alpha}\Phi$ with even integer $\alpha>0$. Let $k$ be a positive integer satisfying ...
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Estimate difference of solutions of an equation with a bilinear symmetric continuous form

My question refers to differential equations in Sobolev spaces. It is as follows: Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded open set. Let $a: H_0^1(\Omega) \times H_0^1(\Omega) \rightarrow ...
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norm of $x \in \mathbb R^d$ is in Sobolev space

For which values of $\alpha, k,p,d$ is $$ \|x\|^\alpha \in \textrm{W}^{k,p} (B(0,1)) \quad ? $$ where $\displaystyle{ \textrm{B}(0,1) = \{x \in \mathbb R^d : \|x\|<1\}}$ This is an ...
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Self-adjointness of differentiation operator

Let's say $\mathcal{H}=L^2([0,1])$ and $p$ is the operator $-i\frac{d}{dx}$ defined on $\mathcal{D}(p)=\{f\in L^2([0,1])\ |\ f'\in L^2, f(1)=e^{i\theta}f(0)\}$. I have to prove that $p$ is ...
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Does existence of weak spatial derivative imply existence of classical time derivative in this situation?

Let $f(x_1,...,x_n,t)$ be a function, where $(x_1,...,x_n) \in \mathbb{R}^n$ and $t \in [0,T].$ Denote by $f_{x_i}$ the weak (partial) derivative of $f$ wrt. $x_i.$ Is it possible for ...
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If a sequence of smooth functions converge in the Sobolev norm, what can one say about the limiting function?

Let $W^{k,p}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ be the Sobolev space of $k$ times weakly differentiable functions on $\mathbb{R}^n$, having finite Sobolev $p$ norm. Suppose $\{f_i\}$ is a Cauchy sequence in ...
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Weak derivative

Let $u \in C(\Omega)$ be a function with weak derivative $Du \in C(\Omega)^n$. How does one prove that $Du$ coincides with the classical derivative? Is the mean value theorem for integration ...
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$\nabla\phi_k\stackrel{L^2}{\to}\nabla\phi\Rightarrow\langle\nabla u,\nabla\phi_k\rangle\stackrel{L^2}{\to}\langle\nabla u,\nabla\phi\rangle$

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ be bounded, $f\in L^2(\Omega)$ and $(\phi_k)_{k\in\mathbb{N}}\subseteq L^2(\Omega)$ with ...
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Definition of the Second Variational Derivative In terms of The first

I know that for functional $F$ the first variational derivative at $f$ with increment $h$ is defined as \begin{align*} \delta F[f,h]= \lim_{\alpha \to 0 } \frac{F[f+\alpha h]-F[f] ]}{\alpha }. ...
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Energy functional for a differential equation

Is there a variational formulation for the following differential equation: $\frac{\partial}{\partial x}(D(u,x)\frac{\partial u}{\partial x})=0 $ $x$ varies over $[0,1]$, $D$ is bounded, is ...
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Proof-verification: $C^1$-functions are weak differentiable

I wanted to prove that the strong derivative coincides with the weak derivative if the function is regular enough, i.e.: Let $U \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an open subset and $f \in C^1(U)$, then for ...
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chain rule for weak derivatives

First I apologise for not writing properly, but I'm using a cell phone. We know that having a Sobolev function $u$, if we have a good enough function $f$, then $f\circ u$ is Sobolev and the chain ...
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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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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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How can I prove that this function doesn't have a second weak derivative?

I'm trying to determine what weak derivatives the function $$ f(x)=\begin{cases} x&\mbox{if }0<x<1,\\ 1&\mbox{if }1\leq x<2, \end{cases} $$ has. I already managed to prove that it ...
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dense subspace of $C(0,T)$

I want to prove that the space H of functions which are continuous in [0,T] with weak derivative in $L^2[0,T]$ and their value in 0 is 0, is dense in the space of continuous functions in [0,T] with ...