A Sobolev space is a vector space of functions equipped with a norm that is a combination of Lp-norms of the function itself and its derivatives up to a given order.

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Equivalent Norms on Sobolev Spaces

When $k$ is a positive integer and $1<p<\infty$, we know that there is some $C>0$ such that for all $u\in W^{k,p}\left(\mathbb{R}^{N}\right) :$ $$ \left\Vert \left( -I+\Delta\right) ...
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Elliptic pde with bilaplacian; boundary conditions.

I am interested in the solvability of $$ \Delta^2 u + u = f(x) \mbox{ in } \Omega $$ with $ \partial_\nu u = \Delta u=0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ where $ f(x)$ is some smooth bounded function on $ ...
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How to modify a $H^1$ weak convergence sequence so that I have the $L^2$ equi-integrability of gradient?

Assume $u_n\to u$ weakly in $H^1(\Omega)$ where $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ is open bounded Lipschitz boundary. My goal is to find a new sequence $\bar u_n$ and a new function $\bar u$ such that ...
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Generalization of maximum principle to other norms

Consider the Laplace equation $\Delta u=0$ in $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions, i.e. $u=g$ on $\delta \Omega$. By the maximum principle we know that the solution $u$ ...
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Besov and Triebel-Lizorkin spaces

Let me start with a couple of notational reminders. For $\xi\in \mathbb R^n$, $$ 1=\varphi_{0}(\xi)+\sum_{\nu \ge 1}\varphi_{\nu}(\xi),\quad \varphi_{0}\in C^\infty_c(\mathbb R^{n}),\quad ...
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Chain rule for weakly differentiable functions

Given are $f\in L^1(\mathbb R^n)$, $f>0$, such that $\log f\in L^1_{\mathrm{loc}}(\mathbb R^n)$ and $\nabla \log f = g$ in the sense of distributions, with $g\in L^1_{\mathrm{loc}}(\mathbb R^n)\cap ...
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[This might be a easy question]: A possible trace (inequality) defined under negative Sobolev scale

I have a stupid question: Why is that not possible (if it is not) to define the trace of a function in a very weak regularity space $H^{-s}(\partial \Omega)$? We usually encounter trace theorem as ...
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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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Vector valued Sobolev spaces

My question is in reference to this question previously asked here. As asked there, consider a function $f \in H^s_x(L^2_y) \cap L^2_x(H^s_y)$. In the notation of Lions and Magenes (Chapter 4, Vol 2), ...
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Rearrangement in Bessel function spaces

I consider, for $0<s<1$, the Bessel function space $$ L^{s,2}(\mathbb{R}^d) = \left\{f\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n) : (1+|\cdot|)^{s/2}\hat{f}(\cdot)\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)\right\}. $$ The question I ...
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Norm equivalent to Sobolev norm? [closed]

On the hyperbolic space $\mathbb{H}^n$, it is known that the spectrum of the Laplacian satisfies $\text{Spec}(-\Delta) \subset [\frac{(n - 1)^2}{4}, \infty)$. Consider the operator $P = -\Delta + a$, ...
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Condition to obtain a not compact embedding

I have the two spaces $W_0^{1,p}$ with the norme $$||u||^p=||u||^p_{L^p}+||\nabla u||^p_{L^p}$$ and $$L^{p^*}_{\alpha}=\{ u~\text{measurable}, \int_{\Omega} (|x|^{\alpha} u(x)|)^{p^*} dx<\infty\}$$ ...
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Sobolev space for Mixed Dirichlet - Neumann boundary condition

Consider the subset $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^N$ with boundary $\partial\Omega$ sufficiently regular and let $\Gamma\subset\partial\Omega$ be a $(N-1)$- dimensional submanifold of $\partial\Omega$. ...
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Sobolev embedding on warped product

Consider the warped product $X = M \times \mathbb{R}$, with the metric $g = dr^2 + \varphi(r) g_M$, where $M$ is a compact manifold. Consider the Sobolev space $H^1(X)$ and let $H^1_{rad}(X)$ denote ...
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interpolation between Bochner spaces

Is there a reference for the interpolation result stating the existence of an embedding \begin{equation} L^2(I;W^{2,p}(\Omega)) \cap H^1(I;L^p(\Omega)) \hookrightarrow ...
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Derivatives of radial functions can be bounded by derivatives in terms of radial distance?

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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Compact embedding for Bochner spaces

I was reading some topics about the Bochner integral, and this question arises: Assume we have a sequence $u_n \in H^s(0,2\pi,L^2(\mathbb{T}))$ converging weakly to $v$ for all $s \in (\frac12, ...
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Finding an explicit constant in finite element error estimates

Background: In a finite element approximation to the solution of a linear PDEs, estimates on the order of convergence of the approximation to the solution rely on a theorem of Bramble and Hilbert ...
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Sobolev trace theorem

Set $Q:=\Omega\times(0,T)\subset\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$, where $\Omega$ is knows as a bounded domain with smooth boundary $\partial D$. We choose any subdomain $D\subset Q$ with smooth boundary $\partial ...
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Mixed (anisotropic) Sobolev spaces

Consider real variables $x, y$ and a function $f(x, y) \in H^s(\mathbb{R}^2)$, say for some $s \in (0, 1)$. I am trying to get an understanding of mixed Sobolev spaces of the form $H^s_x(H^s_y)$, ...
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Can you pair $H^s(\Omega)$ and $H^{-s}(\Omega)$ on a domain $\Omega$?

Consider the fractional Sobolev spaces on $\mathbb R^n$ $H^s(\mathbb R^n) := \left\{ u \in \mathcal S'(\mathbb R^n) \; : \; ( 1 + |\xi|^2 )^{s/2} \hat u \in L^2(\mathbb R^n) \right\}$. Let $\Omega$ ...
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Horizontal Sobolev space on Carnot group

This question is connected with my previous: Heisenberg group: function without vertical derivative. Here I am trying to look from another side: what is a difference between Sobolev space and ...
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Fractional Sobolev spaces and interpolation in unbounded Lipschitz domains

I am not really familiar with the topic, thus I am looking for some references about the following problem. Let $s>0$ be a positive real and let $p\in(1,+\infty)$. We define the Bessel Potential ...
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Sobolev multiplication $\otimes$ of $H^1=W^{1,2}$ in vector bundles

Let $E\to X$ be a vector bundle with an inner product and fix a reference connection $A_0$ on $E$. Then for $1\leq p < \infty$ and $k\geq 0$ we can define the Sobolev space $W^{k,p}(E)$ as the ...
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About equivalence of two fractional Sobolev/Hilbert spaces

Let $(\varphi_k, \lambda_k)$ be the eigenelements of the Neumann Laplacian. It's possible to define a space $$H(\Omega) = \{ u \in L^2(\Omega) \mid \sum_{k \geq 1}\lambda_k^{\frac ...
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compact inclusion of domains of unbounded operators

Let $L$ be a positive self-adjoint operator defined densely on $L^2(M)$ where $M$ is a compact manifold. Also, let $\mathcal{D}(L) \subset H^1(M)$. It is known that $\mathcal{D}(L) \subset ...
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Pointwise (a.e) evaluation of $\sum_{n \geq 0}(u,w_n)_{L^2}w_n$ and equalities in $L^2$

Let $w_n$ be a orthonormal basis of $L^2(\Omega)$. Given $u \in L^2$ we can write $$u=\sum_{n \geq 0}(u,w_n)_{L^2}w_n.$$ Suppose $w_n$ are the eigenfunctions of the Neumann Laplacian. We can write ...
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Interpolation Operator Bounded in Sobolev Norm

Let $m\in \mathbb{N}$, $p\in [1,\infty]$, $W^{m,p}([0,1])$ the space of all functions $[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which are $m$ times weakly differentiable and weak derivatives in $L^p$, ...
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Sobolev trace map: is the fractional seminorm bounded by just the gradient?

Let $M$ be a compact Riemann manifold. Consider the trace map $T:H^1(M) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial M)$. Is it always the case that $$|Tu|_{H^{\frac 12}(\partial M)} \leq C\lVert \nabla u ...
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boundedness of a sequence $ \in L^{\infty}(I,H^1(M))\cap Lip(I,L^2(M))$ implies that its temporal derivative is bounded as well [closed]

Hi I have the next claim which I would like to find a proof of it. I have a sequence of functions $u_\epsilon(t,x) \in H^1(M)$ where $M$ is a compact manifold, and $u_\epsilon \in ...
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Sobolev trace of $H^1(\mathcal{M} \times I)$ functions

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and let $I=(0,1)$. I seek a trace theorem saying that functions $u \in H^1(\mathcal{M} \times I)$ have a well-defined trace at $\mathcal{M} \times ...
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Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev inequality using fractional sobolev norm on the RHS

Using Hardy-Littlewood-Sobolev inequality, we can prove that: $$\left| \int_0^1\int_0^1 |x-y|^{-\frac{1}{2}} f(x)f(y) \mathrm{d}x \mathrm{d}y \right| \leq C \left\| f \right\|_{L^{4/3}(0,1)}^2 \leq C ...
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$L^2$ bound on solution of PDE in terms of $L^2$ norm of initial value

Let $u \in H^1((0,T)\times S)$ be the unique solution of $$u_{tt} + \Delta u =0$$ $$u|_{t=0}= u_0$$ $$u|_{t=T}=0$$ where $u_0 \in H^{\frac 12}(S)$ and $S$ is some Euclidean hypersurface without ...
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Follow up question to: Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$

This is a follow up question of the question Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$ Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{N}$ ...
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Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$

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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Lemma 2.11 of Tao's Nonlinear Dispersive Equations

I'm reading the proof of Lemma 2.11 of that book, for which Tao has an errata showing that the case $b=b'$ is not obvious. But I can't quite understand his explanation on how to show that case. Could ...
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Does this linear elliptic equation have a weak solution?

Let $Q = \Omega \times (0,C)$ where $\Omega$ is a bounded domain, write $(x,y) \in Q$ for $x \in \Omega$ and $y \in (0,C)$. Is the problem $$\Delta_{(x,y)}v = 0\quad\text{in $Q$}$$ $$\frac{\partial ...
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Find $U \in H^1(\Omega \times (0,\infty))$ such that $\nabla E(u-\bar u)\nabla U \geq 0?$ (PDE harmonic extension)

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain. Given $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$ with mean value $\bar u = 0$, let $Eu = v \in H^1(\Omega \times (0,\infty))$ solve $$\int_0^\infty\int_\Omega \nabla v\nabla ...
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Sobolev space for manifold with boundary

For an compact manifold $M$ without boundary, we consider the eigenfunctions $(f_1,f_2,\ldots)$ of some elliptic operator (e.g $\Delta$) with eigenvalue $\lambda_{1},\lambda_{2},\ldots$. To define ...
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Looking for a theorem that says that the embedding $H^{1-\sigma}(M)\subset C^1(M)$ is compact for $\sigma\in (0,1)$

I am Looking for a theorem that says that the embedding $H^{1-\sigma}(M)\subset C^1(M)$ is compact for $\sigma \in (0,1)$, where $M$ is a compact manifold. Any references are appreciated. PS I am ...
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Banach space dual to $L^\infty(I,H^1(M))$

What is the dual to $L^\infty (I,H^1(M))$?, where $I$ is an interval in the real line; $H^1(M)$ is Sobolev space of degree 1, and $M$ is a compact manifold like the torus. Any references that show ...
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Lipschitz continuity of a composition operator

Let $M$ be a compact Riemannian submanifold of $\mathbb{R}^K$, $U\subset \mathbb{R}^K$ an open neighboorhood of $M$ such that the shortest point Projection $P_M\colon U\rightarrow M$ is well-defined ...
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$H=W$ for weighted Sobolev spaces

Meyers and Serrin's $H=W$ is well known, but how does it generalize when we add weights? Let's define $H^{m,p}(\mu_0,\dots,\mu_m)$ to be the completion of $C^\infty(\Omega)$ in the norm ...
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Sobolev's lemma on manifolds

Let $M$ be a n-dimensional closed submanifold in $\mathbb{R}^m.$ I was looking for a version of Sobolev's lemma saying that for $f \in {W}^{k,2}$ we find a representative of $f \in C^{r}$ satisfying ...
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A special approximation of BV functions

Suppose $\Omega:=B(0,1)\subset \mathbb R^2$. Let $u\in BV(\Omega)$ be a radially symmetric, i.e., $u(x)=u(Rx)$ for all $R\in SO(2)$. In addition, suppose $w$ to be an affine function,. i.e., ...
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Density of smooth functions in Sobolev space, respecting nonnegative traces

I am looking for a reference for the following result (if it is true, which I would expect): Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded Lipschitz domain. Let $\Gamma_0\subset\partial\Omega$ be ...
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Function and its Gradient with Prescribed Norms

I'm not sure if the following question is too elementary for Mathoverflow. I'm sorry if it is the case. Question: Let $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and let $1\leqslant p<\infty$. Let $\alpha,\beta>0$. ...
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$u_n$ bounded in $L^\infty(0,T;H) \cap L^2(0,T;V)$ implies $u_n \to u$ strongly in $L^2(0,T;H)$?

Let $V \subset H$ be a dense and compact embedding. Let $$\lVert u_n\rVert_{L^\infty(0,T;H)} + \lVert u_n \rVert_{L^2(0,T;V)} < C$$ where $C$ is independent of $n$. It follows that eg. $u_n ...
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Strong solution to parabolic equation without differentiability assumption on coefficient?

Consider on $(0,T)\times \Omega$, $\Omega$ a bounded domain $$u_t(t,x) - a(u(t,x))\Delta u(t,x) = f(t,x)$$ $$u|_{\partial\Omega} = 0$$ where $a$ is real-valued and satisfies $C_1 \leq a(r) \leq C_2$ ...
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Compact radial Sobolev embedding $H^1_{rad}\hookrightarrow L^p$

I want to show: Let $N\geq 2$ and $2< q <2^\ast$. Then the embedding \begin{align} H^1_{\text{rad}}(\mathbb{R}^N)\hookrightarrow L^q(\mathbb{R}^N) \end{align} is compact. I was able to show ...