# Tagged Questions

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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 u|^...

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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 $\mu(...

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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
$$
D_{j}f(x):=...

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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 space....

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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 sup-norm)....

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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 $H^1_0(\Omega) \rightarrow L^2_K(\Omega)$...

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### Weak convergence of a sequence

I have a sequence $(u_k) \in L^2_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^+; H^1_0(\Omega) )$ and $u \in L^2_{loc}(\mathbb{R}^+\times \Omega )$ such that for any $T >0$ and any compact $K \subset \Omega$ we have : $\int_{[...

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### Compact imbedding - reference request

I am looking for reference to the following imbedding theorem:
Theorem
For any $s>1/2$ fractional Sobolev space $W^{s}_2(0,1)$ imbeds compactly into $C([0,1])$.
I know how to prove it but I need ...

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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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### Pointwise (in time) convergence in $H^{-1}$ implies pointwise weak convergence in $L^q$, why?

Let $u_n \to u$ in $C^0([0,T];H^{-1}(\Omega))$ and suppose $\lVert u_n \rVert_{L^\infty(0,T;L^\infty(\Omega))} \leq C$ for all $n$.
It follows that for almost all $t$, $u_n(t)$ is bounded in $L^\...

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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.. $b(...

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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 [closed]

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 $C^...

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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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### Equivalent Norms for the Dual of Sobolev / Bessel Spaces

Using standard notation, we refer to $H^s(\mathbb R) = W^{s,2}(\mathbb R)$ to be the Sobolev Hilbert spaces. As is often the case, it's natural to then consider properties of functions in $H^s(\mathbb ...

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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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### Existence and smoothness of convolutions of distributions in Sobolev spaces

Let $f\in H^{s_1}(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and $g\in H^{s_2}(\mathbb{R}^n)$, where $s_1, s_2 \in \mathbb{R}$ and can be positive or negative.
It is easy to show that $f *g$ is defined pointwise when $s_1+s_2\...

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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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### $H^s(\mathbb T)$ is a Banach algebra for $s>1/2$

I have not managed to find a reference for the following fact:
$H^s(\mathbb T)$ is a Banach algebra for $s>1/2$.
In particular, I need reference for the following inequality:
$$
\|uv\|_{H^s} \,\...

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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 C(\...

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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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### Which functions can be approximated by piecewise constant functions?

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a connected and bounded domain. We call a function $f\in L^\infty(\Omega)$ nice if for each $\epsilon>0$ there exist $n\in \mathbb{N}, a_1,\dots,a_n \in \mathbb{...

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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 u}{\partial{\mathbf{n}}},v\rangle_{H^{1/2}(\...

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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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### reference request: trace/lifting operator for $L^{\infty}$ data in bounded $\Omega\subset R^d$

I know the answer to my question must be somewhere in the literature. Probably in [Adams-Fournier], [Dautray-Lions] or something alike, but I don't have access to a library right now so I'll ask ...

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### Is $\partial^\alpha$ a map $H^{s,p}(\mathbb R^N,F)\to H^{s-|\alpha|,p}(\mathbb R^N,F)$?

More precisely, the question is formulated as follows. Let $F$ be an arbitrary Banach space, especially not having the UMD−property. Let $N\in\mathbb N$ and $s\in\mathbb R$ and $1\le p\le +\infty$ . ...

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### For which maps $S^1\to S^1$ is the winding number defined?

There are two classes of maps $S^1\to S^1$ for which I know how to define the winding number:
• Continuous maps:
Using the unique path lifting property of the universal covering map $\mathbb R\to S^...

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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)) = f(...

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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)\\
\qquad\...

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### reference needed for sobolev type estimates

I'm reading a paper and the authors applied the following sobolev type estimates
$$
||(Dv)^{2}||_{H^{3k-2}(\Omega)}\leq C||v||_{H^{3k-1+\alpha}(\Omega)}^{2}
$$
for $\alpha>\frac{1}{4}$,
where $v$ ...