# Tagged Questions

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### Approximating a superharmonic function, by smooth superharmonic functions

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded smooth domain. Assume that $u\in W_0^{1,2}(\Omega)$, $u\ge 0$ and $-\Delta u\ge 0$ in the sense of distributions ($u$ is superharmonic).
The standard ...

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### Want to show rigorously $\frac{d}{dt}\int_{\Omega}|u(t)|^r = r\langle u_t(t), |u(t)|^{r-2}u(t)\rangle_{H^{-1}(\Omega), H^1(\Omega)}$

We have a bounded domain $\Omega$ of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $$u \in L^2((0,T);H^1(\Omega)) \cap H^1((0,T);H^{-1}(\Omega))\cap L^\infty((0,T);L^\infty(\Omega)).$$
I want to show for $r \geq 2$ that
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### A question about PDE argument involving monotone convergence theorem and Sobolev space

I'm reading this paper. In it there is 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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### $L^p$ norm of solution to porous medium equation decreases in time: how to make formal calculation rigorous?

Let $u \in C^0([0,\infty);L^1(M)) \cap W^{1,1}_{\text{loc}}((0,\infty);L^1(M))$ with $u(t) \in H^1(M)$ for a.e. $t$ be the solution of the porous medium equation $\dot u = \Delta (u^m)$ on a compact ...

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### Decay of weak solutions to degenerate parabolic PDEs on manifolds without boundary

I'm interested in degenerate parabolic equations posed on compact manifolds without boundaries and in particular decay estimates of the weak solution of such equations of the form
$$|u(t)|_{L^p} \leq ...

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### $b_n \rightharpoonup b$ in $L^q(Q) \forall q < \infty$, $b_n \to b$ in $C^0([0,T];H^{-1})$ implies $b_n(t) \rightharpoonup b(t)$ in $L^q(\Omega)$

This question stems from the proof of Theorem A.1 on page 425 of this paper.
Let $Q=(0,T)\times \Omega$. Suppose $b_n \rightharpoonup b$ in $L^q(Q)$ for any $q < \infty$ and $b_n \to b$ in ...

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### Getting existence for $L^1$ data given existence for $L^\infty$ data and $L^1$ continuous dependence result

Let $F:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be locally Lipschitz, monotone and continuous. For the sake of concreteness only let us suppose it is of porous medium type (eg. $F(r) = r^{\frac 1m}$.)
Let $\Omega ...

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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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### Is this function space a “classical” Sobolev space?

I apologise if this is indeed classical but my functional analysis is quite rusty...
My work recently led me to the norm: $(\|u\|_p)^p=\int_D (|u|^p+|\Delta u|^p)d\lambda$ where $D$ is the unit disk ...

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### Getting a comparison principle for parabolic equation when solution is not that smooth

Consider the solution $b(u) \in L^2(0,T;H^1)\cap H^1(0,T;H^{-1})$ with $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ to
$$\frac{\partial}{\partial t}b(u) - \Delta u = f$$
where $b$ is continuous, increasing and locally ...

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### Chain rule for distributional derivative

Let $V \subset H \subset V^*$ be a Gelfand triple (eg. $H^1 \subset L^2 \subset H^{-1}$).
Let $u \in L^2(0,T;V)$ have a distributional derivative $u' \in L^2(0,T;V^*)$. So $\int_0^T u(t)\varphi'(t) = ...

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### A bound in Sobolev spaces of negative order

Let's consider the domain $U=[-\pi,\pi]\times[-1,1]$. Assume that we have two functions $f\in H^2$ and $g\in H^{1/2}$.
I wonder if the following bound is true:
$$
\|f g_{x_1}\|_{H^{-0.5}(U)}\leq ...

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### Existence of solution with $u' \in L^2(0,T;L^2)$ to a nonlinear parabolic PDE

Consider the problem of finding $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ with $u' \in L^2(0,T;L^2)$ such that
$$\int_0^T \int_{\Omega}u'(t)\varphi(t) + \int_0^T \int_{\Omega}\nabla (F(u(t)))\nabla \varphi(t) = \int_0^T ...

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### Negative real order Sobolev spaces: density and representation

First, I give my motivation to ask this question. The generalised Neumann trace can be defined as
$$
{}_{H^{-1/2}(\partial\Omega)}\langle\frac{\partial ...

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### Showing a normal-derivative operator is a (sort of) contraction (related to Crandall-Liggett and PDEs)

Denote by $\mathbb{E}(g)$ the solution of the PDE
$$\Delta v(x,y) = 0 \quad\text{in $\Omega$}$$
$$v(x,0) = g(x) \quad\text{on $\partial\Omega$}.$$
Let $X=L^1(\partial\Omega)$. Let $h(t)$ be a ...

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### A question on density of Lipschitz functions in weighted Sobolev spaces

Recall that for a domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, the weighted Sobolev space $W^{1,n}(\Omega,\mu)$ is defined as $f\in L^n(\Omega,\mu)$ and the weak derivative $Df\in L^n(\Omega,\mu)$.
Let now ...

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### Coercivity for functional and complete orthonormal system

Consider with $\rho \in W^{1,2}([0,\pi])$ the following functional
$$J(\rho)=\frac{1}{2}\int_{0}^{\pi}{\rho^2\,dx}$$
I know that in the $L^{2}([0,\pi])$ the coercivity condition is satisfied, but i'm ...

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### A comparison principle for parabolic equation

(Crossposted from http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/757672/how-to-prove-comparison-principle-for-parabolic-pde-nonlinear)
Suppose $F:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is smooth with $F(x) > 0$ for ...

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### Getting an a priori bound on a nonlinear gradient term in PDE; how to adapt trick from $L^2$ case to $H^{-1}$ case?

I have the PDE
$$u_t(t) - \Delta f(u(t)) = 0$$
in $H^{-1}(\Omega)$ where $f$ is a nonlinear function.
Define $F(s) = \int_0^s f(s)$. Note that if $u_t(t) \in L^2(\Omega)$,
$$\frac{d}{dt}F(u(t)) = ...

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### Reference Request: Elliptic differential operators in the Fréchet setting

Normally the theory of (elliptic) differential operators between vector bundles (or $\mathbb{R}^n$) is presented in the language of Sobolev spaces. I'm searching for a book (or something similar) ...

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### properties of frequency-uniform decomposition operator $\square_{k}^{\sigma}$

Let $\rho \in S(\mathbb R^{n})= \text{Schwartz space}, \ \rho:\mathbb R^{n}\to [0,1]$ be smooth radial function verifying $\rho(\xi)=1$ for $|\xi|_{\infty}\leq \frac{1}{2}$ and $\rho(\xi)=0$ for ...

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### Techniques to show existence for a PDE with dynamic boundary condition

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain. I am looking for techniques to show existence of solutions to dynamic boundary problems of the form
$$\Delta u = 0 \quad\text{on}\quad \Omega \times (0,T)\\
...

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### Changing the test function space in a weak formulation of parabolic PDE

Suppose we are interested in the existence of a $u \in L^2(0,T;V)$ with $u' \in L^2(0,T;V^*)$ such that
$$(u(T),\varphi(t))_H -\int_0^T \langle \varphi'(t), u(t) \rangle_{V^*,V} + \int_0^T ...

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### Checking initial data in parabolic PDE with no control on time derivative

It is possible to define a weak solution of a parabolic PDE
$$u_t - Au = f$$
$$u(0) = u_0$$
as $u \in L^2(0,T;H^1)$ such that
$$-\int_0^T\int_\Omega u(t)\varphi'(t) + \int_0^T\int_\Omega ...

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### Closure of partial differential operators on $L^2(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^2$ open set. Consider an $\textit{uniformly elliptic}$ second order differential operator on $L^2(\Omega,\mathbb{C})$
$$
H=\sum_{|\alpha|\le 2}C_\alpha\partial^\alpha
$$
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### Need a regularity result for parabolic PDE, want $u' \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$

Let us assume $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is as nice as required.
Let $f \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$ and let $g \in L^\infty((0,T)\times \Omega)$ satisfy
$$0 < a \leq g(x,t) \leq b < ...

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### A parabolic PDE with Lipschitz nonlinearity, how to obtain well-posedness?

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ (or more generally a compact manifold). I'm interested in well-posedness (existence most importantly) of equations of the form
$$u_t(t) - ...

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### Are smooth functions dense in the space $\{u \in H^1(Q) \text{ with } \Delta_\Gamma u \in L^2(Q)\}$?

Define $$Q = \bigcup_{t \in (0,T)}\Gamma \times \{t\}$$ where $\Gamma$ is a compact (without boundary) hypersurface. Assume whatever smoothness is required.
Define $L^2(Q) := L^2(0,T;L^2(\Gamma))$ ...

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### Bounding $\lVert{u}\rVert_{C^0([0,T];V)} \leq C\left(\lVert{u}\rVert_{L^2(0,T;V)} + \lVert{u'}\rVert_{L^2(0,T;H)}\right)$?

Define $W(X,Y) = \{ u \in L^2(0,T;X) \mid u' \in L^2(0,T;Y)\}$
where $u'$ is the usual weak derivative.
Let $V \subset H \subset V^*$ be a Hilbert triple. If $u \in W(V,V)$ (so $$u \in L^2(0,T;V) ...

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### $L^{1}(\mathbb R) \cap L^{2}(\mathbb R) \cap C_{0}(\mathbb R)\subset H_{1}(\mathbb R)$?

Put, $C_{0} (\mathbb R)=\{f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb C: f \text { is continuous on} \ \mathbb R \ \text {and } \lim_{|x|\to \pm \infty}f(x)=0 \}$(= Continuous functions on $\mathbb R$ vanishing at ...

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### Well-posedness of a Stefan problem with Faedo-Galerkin approach

Given a domain $\Omega$ which is divided by $\Omega_1(t)$ and $\Omega_2(t)$ and the interface $\Gamma(t)$, does anyone have a reference to where a Stefan problem of the type
$$\frac{d}{dt}H(u) - ...

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### Almost a Green formula

Let $\Omega$ be the half-space $\mathbb{R}^{n-1}\timesÂ \{ x_n>0 \}$, let $v \in L^2(\Omega)$ and $\phi\in \mathcal{C}^{\infty}(\overline{\Omega})$ with compact support in $\overline{\Omega}$. What ...

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### well-posedness of heat equation with Neumann BC and periodic data

On a domain $\Omega$ with $f \in L^2(0,T;H^{-1})$ such that $f(0) = f(T)$, consider
$$u_t - \Delta u = f\quad\text{on $\Omega$}$$
$$\frac{\partial u}{\partial \nu} = 0\quad\text{on $\partial\Omega$}$$
...

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### Weak periodic solution of parabolic PDE

Take
$$
u_t(t) + A(t)u(t) = f(t),
$$
$$
u(0) = u(T),
$$
where $A$ is an linear elliptic operator and the first equation is an equality in $L^2(0,T;V^*)$ for $V \subset H \subset V^*$ Hilbert triple. ...

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### Why can't I get global existence to linear PDE in this way? [closed]

For any $n > 0$, standard theory implies there is a unique $u_n \in L^2(0,n;V)$ with $u_n' \in L^2(0,n;V^*)$ such that
$$u_n' + Au_n = f\quad\text{as an equality in $L^2(0,n;V^*)$}$$
$$u_n(0) = ...

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### Inequality in the Sobolev space $H^1$

I've found the following inequality
$$\int_{B_r}\vert u\vert^q\leq C \bigg(\int_{B_r}\vert\nabla u\vert^2\bigg)^{a}\bigg(\int_{B_r}\vert u\vert ...

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### A Poincaré-type inequality with logarithmic function

For any function $f(x)$ we denote $\bar{f}:=\frac{1}{\Omega}\int_\Omega f(x)\,dx$.
Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded smooth domain and $u(x)> 0$ be a smooth function defined on ...

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### Showing $H^1(\partial\Omega) \subset H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ is continuous?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain.
How does one prove that the inclusion $H^1(\partial\Omega) \subset H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ is continuous?
I define $H^{\frac 1 ...

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### References for well-posedness of weak solutions to Stefan problem

Can anyone recommend me any papers/texts that deal with the existence off weak solutions of the one-phase (or other) Stefan problem, or in general any sort of free boundary problem (for a beginner)?
...

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### Interior Schauder estimates with weights

Suppose we have $u(x)\in H_2^{loc}(\Omega_{\rho})$, where $\Omega_{\rho}=\{x\in \mathbb{R}^n, |x|>\rho\}$, and in $\Omega_{\rho}$, $u$ satisfies the equation
$$
\Delta u-V(x)u=0,
$$
where $V$ is a ...

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### If $f \in H^{\frac 12}$ and $\varphi$ is Lipschitz, is $f\varphi \in H^{\frac 12}$ (on a Lipschitz hypersurface)?

Let $M$ be a bounded hypersurface. Let $f \in H^{\frac 12}(M)$ and let $\varphi\colon M \to \mathbb{R}$ be a Lipschitz function.
When $M=\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ an open domain, we know that the ...

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### property of local sobolev space

The local Sobolev space,defined as $W^{k,p}_{loc}(\Omega)$, is the space such that for any $u \in W^{k,p}_{loc}(\Omega)$ and any compact $V\subset \Omega$, $u \in W^{k,p}(V)$. I am just wondering if ...

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### Sobolev spaces on boundaries

Consider the Sobolev space $W^{s,2}=H^s$ for $s=\frac{1}{2}.$
Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be an open set with boundary $\partial\Omega$. I have seen two definitions of the space ...

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### Alternative representations of Sobolev space

Is there a way to represent a Sobolev space as the image of a fractional integral operator over an $L^p$ Lebesgue space? Yes, as it was comment, there is an answer for that in the book "Singular ...

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### traces of sobolev spaces under additional assumptions

Let $p\in [1,\infty]$, $\Omega$ an open bounded domain with (smooth, if necessary) boundary $\partial \Omega$.
Is there a subspace $X\subset L^p(\Omega)$ - a simply describable space, ideally a ...

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### Examples of functions in $W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ with exact smoothness

Please give, explicitly, a function $f:\Omega\mapsto\mathbb{R}$ such that $f\in W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ but $f\notin W^{s,p}(\Omega)$ for $s>k$.
Here $\Omega$ can be a subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with ...

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### functions of bounded variation and gradient vector measure

I want to prove a function of bounded variation on some domain $D\subset R^n$, $f\in BV(D)$, has the property that there is a constant $C$, such that
$$
\lim_{r\rightarrow 0}\frac{C}{r^{n+1}} ...

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### When to use more exciting function spaces than ordinary Sobolev spaces?

In which kinds of PDEs are the more interesting function spaces required? I am thinking of spaces such as Besov and Triebel spaces, and their weighted versions.
For example, Sobolev spaces ...

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### Does a particular iteration produce a weak solution to a non linear pde?

Consider the following non linear pde in the unknown $v(x,y)$:
$$ \frac{\partial v(x,y)}{\partial x} +
\Big(\frac{\partial v(x,y)}{\partial x} \Big)^2 = e^{2 ty}-1 $$
where $t$ is some fixed small ...

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### Is there an appropriate weighted Sobolev space to include exponential map and projection map?

Observe that given a non negative function
$\omega: \mathbb{R^2} \rightarrow [0, \infty)$, we can define the weighted
$L^{p}(\mathbb{R}^2, \omega) $ spaces. They are measurable functions
$f: ...