# Tagged Questions

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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 ...

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### Weak (Sobolev) derivative and the Frechet derivative (chain rule) [closed]

Let $A: H^s(\Omega) \to H^1(\Omega)$ be a bounded linear map. Let $u \in H^s(\Omega)$. Let $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be nonlinear and Lipschitz such that $f(u) \in H^s(\Omega)$.
Is it possible to ...

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### Fractional Poincare inequality on closed manifold

Let $u \in H^{\frac 12}(M)$ on a compact closed Riemannian manifold. Can someone refer me to a source where the inequality
$$\lVert u - \bar u \rVert_{L^{2^*}} \leq C|u|_{H^{\frac 12}}$$
is proved, or ...

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### Extension of Sobolev Functions

Let $\,D\subseteq\mathbb{R}^{n-1}$ be a convex bounded domain. Let$A:D\to(0,\infty)$
be a Lipschitz continuous function. Let $\,\Omega\,$ be bounded domain in $\,\mathbb{R}^{n}\,$
of the form
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### Identifying the weak limit of a gradient (Bochner spaces)

Let $X=L^2(0,T;L^2(\Omega))$ for an unbounded domain $\Omega$. Let $f_n, f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be functions with $f_n \to f$, $f_n(0)=f(0)=0$ and $f_n$ Lipschitz with Lipschitz constant ...

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### Equivalence of fractional Sobolev space defined through Gagliardo norm and interpolation; dependence on the domain

Let $\Gamma$ be a smooth hypersurface in $\mathbb{R}^n$. We can define the fractional Sobolev space
$$X = \{ u \in L^2(\Gamma) \mid |u|_X^2 := \int_\Gamma \int_\Gamma \frac{|u(x)-u(y)|^2}{|x-y|^{n+1}} ...

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### Does Trudinger inequality implies this critical Sobolev embedding?

Let $1<p<\infty$, $\mathrm{L}^p_s(\mathbb{R}^n)=J_s(\mathrm{L}^p(\mathbb{R}^n))$, where $J_s=(I-\Delta)^{-\frac{s}{2}}$, or $\mathscr{F}(J_sf)(\xi)=(1+|\xi|^2)^{-\frac{s}{2}}\hat{f}(\xi)$. And ...

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### The minimizing problem over a sequence of shrinking balls

Let $B(0,r)\subset \mathbb R^3$ be a ball centered at $0$ with radius $r$. Define
$$ \mathcal A_r:=\{u\in H_0^1(B(0,r)),\,\,\|u\|_{L^{q+1}}=1\}$$
where $1<q<5$. Hence we know that each ...

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### Solution to a PDE with constant data - what is the fault in my proof? [closed]

Let $C=\Omega \times (0,\infty)$. We want to find a solution $v \in H^1(C)$ such that given $u \in H^{\frac 12}(\Omega)$,
$$\int_0^\infty\int_\Omega \nabla v \nabla \varphi + v_y\varphi_y = ...

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### Finite elements $W^{1,\infty}$ error estimates

Are there finite element method setups that provide error estimates in the $W^{1,\infty}$ norm (i.e., bounds on $\|u'_h - u'\|_\infty$)? Which families of elements can be used for implementing them?

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### Showing existence of positive weak solution of a PDE by CoV

Given the following PDE
$$
\begin{cases}
-\Delta u+\alpha=u^q &x\in\Omega\\
u=0 &x\in\partial\Omega
\end{cases}
$$
where $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^3$ is open bounded with smooth boundary, ...

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### If $u_n \to u$ in $H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$, does $f(u_n) \to f(u)$ in $H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ for $f$ Lipschitz?

Let $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ be a smooth function with $|f'(x)| \leq C$ for all $x$ and $f(0)=0$.
Suppose $u_n \to u$ in $H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$, where $\Omega$ is a bounded domain of ...

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### About a completion of a Sobolev space

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain and define $\mathcal{C} = \Omega \times (0,\infty)$. Below, $x$ refers to the variable in $\Omega$ and $y$ to the variable in $(0,\infty)$. The map ...

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### Friedrichs/Poincare inequality on $S_n \times (0,\infty)$?

Should I expect the following Friedrichs/Poincare inequality to hold for $u \in C^\infty(S_n \times (0,\infty))$ with $u(x,0) = 0$:
$$\int_{S_n \times (0,\infty)}|u|^2 \leq C\int_{S_n \times ...

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### Bounded functions dense in Sobolev Spaces

Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold. Is it always true that the subspace $C^2_b(M)\cap W^{2,p}(M)$ is dense in $W^{2, p}(M)$, where $C^2_b(M)$ denotes the space of functions that are uniformly ...

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### Calculus of variation

This is probably simple but I'm stuck somewhere. I am trying to solve the calculus of variation problem that arise in an applied field: $$\min_{f \in C^1} \int^1_0 \int^1_0 (x-y)^2f(x,y)dxdy$$ ...

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### Sobolev space and trace theorems on a non-compact Riemannian manifold with boundary ($M \times (0,\infty)$)

Let $M \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a $C^k$ ($k \geq 2$) compact hypersurface of dimension $n-1$ without boundary. Consider $X=M \times (0,\infty)$ which has boundary $\partial X = M \times \{0\}$.
I am ...

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### Existence of solution to weak form of linear equation with boundary integral (parabolic PDE)

Let $W(0,T) := \{ u \in L^2(0,T;H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)) \mid u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-\frac{1}{2}}(\partial\Omega))\}$. Let $\gamma$ and $\xi$ denote the trace map and its right inverse.
Does there ...

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### Image of (right) inverse trace map $\xi\colon H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega) \to H^1(\Omega)$ dense in $H^1(\Omega)$?

Let $\gamma\colon H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ be the linear trace map which has a right continuous inverse $\xi\colon H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega) \to H^1(\Omega)$.
Is the image of ...

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### How do these two extensions of Sobolev spaces relate to each other?

In nonparametric statistics, the following space is often used
$$H_{per}^\beta := \left\{f:[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}:\,D^{\beta-1}f\,\text{absolutely continuous and } D^\beta f\in L^2[0,1], \\D^{k}f(0) = ...

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### The definition of $W_0^{1,\infty}$

I know how to define $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)$, $\Omega\subset R^N$ open bounded smooth boundary, for any $1\leq p<\infty$. However, for definition of $W_0^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$, I always confused. ...

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### Local fractional Sobolev inequality

If $\mathcal{X}$ is a smooth cutoff near 0 in $\mathbb{R}^n$, then $M_0 = \mathcal{X}(-\Delta+Id)\mathcal{X}$ is a self-adjoint operator in $L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$. Because $M_0$ is semi-positive and the ...

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### $\lVert u\rVert_{W^{2,p}}$ is bounded above by $\lVert \Delta_p u\rVert_{L^2}$ for $u \in W^{1,p}_0 \cap W^{2,p}$?

I work on a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and let $p \geq 2$ and the operator $\Delta_p u = \nabla \cdot (|\nabla u |^{p-2}\nabla u)$.
Does the following inequality (or something similar hold) for ...

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### Regularity of solutions to $u' + Au = f$ for nonlinear monotone operator $A$

Consider the equation
$$u' + Au = f$$
$$u|_{\partial \Omega} = 0$$
$$u(0) = u_0$$
where $A:L^p(0,T;W^{1,p}_0) \to L^q(0,T;W^{-1,q})$ is some monotone nonlinear operator (with additional assumptions). ...

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### Introduction to free boundary problems (that are not Stefan problems)

Could someone recommend some notes/papers that deal with existence/regularity of free boundary problems arising from parabolic equations (excluding Stefan type equations)?
I am thinking of eg. ...

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### Question regarding to approximate continuity

Given $u\in BV(R^N)$, we say $u$ is approximate continuous at $x$ and the approximation limit is $l\in R$ if
$$ \lim_{r\to 0}\frac{\mathcal{L}^N(B(x,r)\cap \{|u-l|>\epsilon\})}{r^N} =0 $$
for all ...

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### Question regarding Laplace equation under Evans setting

All the following we use Evans notation.
By Green's reconstruction formula, we could represent $u$ by
$$ u(x)=\int_\Omega-\triangle u(y)G(x,y)dy-\int_{\partial \Omega}u(y)\partial_\nu ...

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### Compactly supported functions and Sobolev spaces on manifolds

It is well-known that if a complete Riemannian manifold has bounded curvature and injectivity radius bounded away from zero, then the space $C^\infty_c(M)$ is dense in the Sobolev spaces $W^{k, p}(M)$ ...

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### Lebesgue point and regularity of functions

A known theorem says that for $f \in L_{loc}^1(\mathbb{R}^d)$, almost every point is a Lebesgue point.
I know too a theorem saying that for $f \in W_{loc}^{1,p}(\mathbb{R}^d)$ , every point is a ...

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### Strong solution to $u_t - \Delta_p u = f$

For $p > 1$, consider the equation
$$\langle u_t, v \rangle + \int_\Omega |\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u \nabla v = \langle f, v \rangle$$
$$u(0) = u_0$$
$$u|_{\partial\Omega} =0$$
for all $v \in ...

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### Proving that a space is Hilbert

Let $H=H_0^1(0,\ell)\times H_*^1(0,\ell)\times H_*^1(0,\ell)$ be equipped with the norms
\begin{align*}
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### Best constant for a trace inequality

Having an open, simply connected set $\Omega \subset \Bbb{R}^N$ we may ask what is the best constant $C$ (if it exists) in the inequality
$$ \int_{\partial \Omega} u^2 \leq C\int_{\Omega} |\nabla ...

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### Sobolev Space, “characteristic function” for the weak derivative

Let $\Omega$ be an open bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^N$, working in the space $H_0^1(\Omega)$ with the inner product
$$(u,v)_{H_0^1} = \int_\Omega \nabla u \cdot \nabla v$$
for $u\in H_0^1$ and ...

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### Equivalence discrete H^2 Sobolev norms

My aim is showing the equivalence of two discrete Sobolev norms. On $\mathbb{Z}^d$, $d\ge 2$, one defines the discrete derivative in the direction of the coordinate vector $\vec e_j$ as
$$
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### Nonlocal Stefan problems

Has there been much work in the setting of Stefan (or general free boundary) problems with some type of nonlocality?
A search on Google and MathSciNet give me only a handful of results which greatly ...

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### Applications of composition operators on Sobolev spaces

I wold like to know some examples where composition operators on Sobolev spaces are useful. I'm in the following situation.
$L^1_p(D)$ - homogeneous Sobolev space, in other words space of locally ...

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### orthonormal basis or Parseval frame for Sobolev spaces

Consider the uni-variate Sobolev space of order $m$:
$$ \mathcal{W}_2^m=\{ f:[0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}|f,f^{(1)},\dots ,f^{(m-1)}\, \text{are absolutely continuous and}\, f^{(m)}\in L^2\}.$$
It is ...

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### Sobolev spaces of maps between manifolds and the Palais-Smale Condition

I'm currently reading some papers by Uhlenbeck on harmonic maps. She mentions the following facts:
Let $M^m$ and $N^n$ be compact Riemannian manifolds, $N$ embedded isometrically into Euclidean ...

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### Uniform bounds for a coupled parabolic system of PDE (linear)

Let $V=H^1(\Omega)$ and $H=L^2(\Omega)$ where $\Omega$ is a compact Riemannian manifold. Define $W = \{ w \in L^2(0,T;V) : w_t \in L^2(0,T;V^*)\}$.
Consider the system, with $u^\epsilon, v^\epsilon ...

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### A distributional normal derivative for functions in $H^1(\Omega)$

Let $\Omega$ be a smooth bounded domain with $\partial\Omega = \Gamma$. I have read this.
For all $u \in H^1(\Omega)$ such that $-\Delta u = g \in L^2(\Omega)$ in distribution, we can define the ...

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### Regularity of solution to Fokker Planck equation

Suppose that $\rho \in L^1(\mathbb{R}^n \times (0,T))$ for every $T < \infty$ is a weak solution of the PDE
\begin{align}
\partial_t\rho &= \Delta \rho + \text{div}(\rho\nabla\Psi(x))\\
\rho(t ...

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### Linear interpolation in weighted Sobolev spaces

I am reading a paper regarding the pricing of certain financial derivatives making use of the finite element method. In this paper the following weighted Sobolev spaces are introduced:
$W_{0}$ = $ \{ ...

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### Strong maximum principle for weak solutions

Suppose I have a linear parabolic equation with solutions in the Bochner-Sobolev spaces (eg. $L^2(0,T;H^1) \cap H^1(0,T;H^{-1})$). Is it possible to obtain a strong maximum principle with a proof that ...

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### Tensor product of certain Sobolev spaces on non-compact manifolds

Let $M$ be a non-compact Riemannian manifold of bounded geometry (i.e., its injectivity radius is uniformly positive and the curvature tensor and all its covariant derivatives are bounded in ...

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### convergence of $e^{it\Delta}f$

I heard of a conjecture that
$e^{it\Delta}f\rightarrow f$ a.e. as $t\rightarrow 0$ for $f\in H^{1/4+\epsilon}$
but couldn't find a proper reference.

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### Weak solution of a heat equation is zero?

I work on a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $u \in H^1(0,T;H^{-1})\cap L^2(0,T;H^1)$ be a solution of the heat equation:
$$\langle u', v \rangle + \int \nabla u \nabla v = 0$$
for each test ...

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### How do functions operate in a Sobolev space $H^{s}$?

Let $s>\frac{1}{2};$ and define a Sobolev space as follows:
$$H^{s}(\mathbb R)=\{f\in L^{2}(\mathbb R):[\int_{\mathbb R} |\hat{f}(\xi)|^{2}(1+|\xi|^{2})^{s}d\xi]^{1/2}<\infty \}.$$
Fact: Let $m$ ...

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### Compact embedding

Let $\Omega$ be a domain in $\mathbb{R}^d$ (not necessarily bounded, no regularity assumption) and $K \subset \Omega$ a compact.
Is it true that the embedding $H^1_0(\Omega) \rightarrow ...