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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A specific mollified functions in the Sobolev space H^1(R)

Let $u>0$ be in $H^{1}(\mathbb{R})=W^{1,2}(\mathbb{R})$, we know that the set of $C^{\infty}$ functions with compact support are dense in the Sobolev space $H^{1}(\mathbb{R})$. Hence, we have a ...
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Every $W^{1,p}$ has a representative in ACL

Let $\Omega:=(0,1)^n$ and define $ACL_i(\Omega)$ as the set of all Borel functions $u:\Omega\to\mathbb{R}$ such that $$ t\mapsto u(x_1,\dots,x_{i-1},t,x_{i+1},\dots,x_n) $$ is $AC$ for a.e. $(x_1,\...
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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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The eigenfunction of modified $1$-laplace equation?

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^2$ be open bounded with smooth boundary. It is well known that the laplace equation $$ -\Delta u=0 $$ has a set of eigenvalues $0<\lambda_1<\lambda_2\leq\lambda_3<...
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Global Poincaré type estimate

For simplicity let us assume we are considering $\mathbb{R}^3$. Let us define the weighted Sobolev norm $\| u \|^2_{L^2_{\alpha}}= \int_{\mathbb{R}^3} |u|^2 \langle x\rangle^{\alpha}$ where $\langle x ...
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The dependence of constant in a trace theorem on the diameter of domain

The trace theorem says for a nice domain, say bounded Lipchitz domain, $\Omega$, we have $$\left\Vert Tu \right\Vert_{H^{1/2}(\partial \Omega)} \leq C \left\Vert u \right\Vert_{H^1(\Omega)},$$ where $...
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Interpolation inequality for fractional Sobolev spaces

In Theorem 5.2 of the book Robert A. Adams and John J. F. Fournier, MR 2424078 Sobolev spaces, ISBN: 0-12-044143-8. is stated that, for any integers $0 \leq j \leq m$ and $u \in W^{m,p}(\Omega)$ (...
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Global Euclidean Carleman Estimate with a linear phase

I am interested in deriving the following global Carleman estimate which I think should hold : $ \| e^{\tau \phi} \triangle e^{-\tau \phi} u \|_{L_{\delta+1}^2({\mathbb{R^3})}}> C \tau \| u \|_{L^...
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Alternative definitions of Sobolev spaces on non-compact Riemannian manifolds

SHORT VERSION: Does the Meyers-Serrin theorem hold on complete, non-compact Riemannian manifolds, i.e. $W^{k,p}(M) = H^{k,p}(M)$? My guess is that this holds for the special case $k=1$ (and all $p\geq ...
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What is the function space $H^1_{m, \sigma}$?

I am reading Hildebrandt's and Widman's 1975 paper on "Some regularity results of quasilinear elliptic systems of second order". Theorem 3.1 is the first time in their paper that the function space $...
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condition for $f \in H^{1/2} \cap C^0$

I need to show that for $f \in H^{1/2}(S^1) \cap C^0(S^1)$ we have : $$ \iint\limits_{S^1 \times S^1}{ \frac{|f(x)-f(y)|^2}{\sin^2(\pi(x-y))}dx dy}< + \infty $$ and that, conversely, if $f$ is a ...
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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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$L^2$-estimate for an elliptic equation

Given $(M, g)$ a compact Riemannian manifold of dimension $n \geq 3$, we consider the following equation for the function $\phi$: $$ -\Delta \phi + R \phi + \tau^2 \phi^{N-1} = \frac{A^2}{\phi^{N+1}} ...
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Error of Discrete Fourier Transform on Finite Domain (vs. Continuous FT) in terms of Sobolev order

My question is about quantifying the error that occurs by approximating the continuous Fourier transform on a finite domain by using a discretised version with resolution $N$ for a function of a given ...
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Density of polynomials in $C^k(\overline\Omega)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open and bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$ and let $C^k(\Omega)$, $1\leq k<\infty$, be the space of functions $f$ with continuous derivatives of order $\leq k$ in $\Omega$, ...
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Splitting the region and estimating fractional Sobolev norms

x-post from math.stackexchange (http://math.stackexchange.com/q/1836766/349671), since the question arose from reading through a scientific paper: I've been reading the paper "On the Bourgain, Brezis,...
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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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Hausdorff Dimension of Exceptional Set for Carleson's Theorem

In Mattila's book Fourier Analysis and Hausdorff Dimension, Mattila presents a result of Barcelo, Bennett, Carbery, and Rogers about convergence of solutions of the Schrodinger equation to the initial ...
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Optimal constant for a Sobolev-type inequality

Let $\overset{\circ}{H^s}(\mathbb T)$, where $s\ge 0$, be the space zero average of $2\pi$-periodic functions $u(x)=\sum_{k\in\mathbb Z}\hat u_k\,\mathrm{e}^{ikx},$ such that $$ \lvert u\rvert_s = \...
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Critical case of Sobolev Embedding

I got stuck in the following lemma: Lemma: Let $B$ be the unit ball in the 4 dimensional Euclidean space. Suppose that $u\in W^{2,2}(B)$, then $e^{u}\in L^{q}$ for any $q>1$. As we know this is ...
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Morrey's inequality for Sobolev spaces of fractional order

Let $H^s(\mathbb T)$, where $s\in\mathbb R$, be the space of $2\pi$-periodic functions (or distributions), $u(x)=\sum_{k\in\mathbb Z}\hat u_k\,\mathrm{e}^{ikx}$, such that $$ \|u\|_{H^s}^2=\sum_{k\...
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Sobolev norm of a composition with a singular homeo

Let $H_p^t(\mathbb{R})$ be a fractional Sobolev space with the standard norm. The with $p>1$, $0<t<1$. Take some smooth $\phi$ from this space. Let $T$ be an ivertible homeomorphism of $\...
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$W^{1, p}(M, N)$ path-connected if and only if $C^0(M, N)$ is path-connected

I'm asked to show that for compact, smooth Riemmanian manifolds $M$, $N$ we have that $W^{1,p}(M,N)$ is path-connected if and only if $C^0(M,N)$ is path-connected. The theorem (0.1) is taken from "...
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Density argument with Schwartz functions?

I was wondering whether the Schwartz functions are also dense in $$\{f \in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n); \int_{\mathbb{R}^n} |x|^2 |f(x)|^2 dx + \int_{\mathbb{R}^n}|\xi|^2 |\hat{f}(\xi)|^2 d \xi < \infty\}$$ ...
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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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Does the Nash inequality hold on manifolds with Lipschitz boundary?

Let $N$ be a smooth manifold without boundary of dimension $n$. $M$ is a manifold with Lipschitz boundary if $M \subset N$, $M$ and $N$ are of the same dimension, and in the charts of $N$, the ...
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compact injection

Put: $D=\{u\in L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n})| x^{\alpha}D^{\beta}_{x}u\in L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n}), \forall \alpha,\beta \in \mathbb{N}^{m}:|\alpha|+|\beta|\leq 2 \}$ Why $D \hookrightarrow L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{n}...
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stokes-equation estimate in $L^2(0,T,L^\frac{3}{2}(\Omega))$

I'm interested in the default Stokes-system, e.g. $ \frac{\partial}{\partial t} u - \Delta u + \nabla p = f \; \text{in} \; \Omega$ $ \nabla \cdot u = 0 \; \text{in} \; \Omega$ $ u = 0 \; \text{on} ...
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Real interpolation of weighted Sobolev spaces with different weights

Let $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be open and let $w_0$ and $w_1$ be measurable and almost everywhere positive and finite functions defined on $\Omega$. Let $L^2_{w_0}(\Omega)$ be the weighted ...
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List of tensor product spaces with uniform crossnorms

Let $H^{(j)}$ and $G^{(j)}$ be Banach spaces for $j\in\{1,\dots,n\}$. Call norms $\|\cdot\|_{H}$ and $\|\cdot\|_{G}$ on the algebraic tensor products $H:=\bigotimes_{j=1}^n H^{(j)}$ and $G:=\...
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Is $\Delta u+f\in (H^1(\Omega))^*$ with $u\in H^1_0(\Omega)$ and $f\in L^2(\Omega)$?

Let $\Omega$ be an open bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$ with $\partial \Omega$ being $C^2$. Suppose $u\in H^1_0(\Omega)$, $f\in L^2(\Omega)$ and $\nu>0$. It is said in the Navier-Stokes Equations ...
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Inverse trace theorem for partial trace

A general result is that for a lipschitz bounded domain $\Omega$ in $R^n$, for $u^*\in W^{1-\frac{1}{p},p}(\partial\Omega)$, $1<p<\infty$, there exists $u\in W^{1,p}(\Omega)$ such that $u|_{\...
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Nice way to express $H^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^1)$

I am looking for a good way to write down what $H^{-1}(\mathbb{S}^1)$ is. What do I mean by this: Well, certainly one can define this space via charts that map from the sphere into $\mathbb{R}^2$ and ...
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Regularity of a Dirichlet form

I have a question about Dirichlet form. Let $\Omega$ be an Euclidean domain of $\mathbb{R}^{N}$ and $X=\bar{\Omega}$. The measure $m$ on the Borel $\sigma$ algebra $\mathcal{B}(X)$ is given by $m(A)...
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Are compactly supported continuous functions dense in the Continuous functions of Sobolev space? [closed]

I have a question about Sobolev space. Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R}^{d}$, we consider the Sobolev space $H^{1}(\Omega):=\left\{ u \in L^{2}(\Omega) : D_{j}u \in L^{2}(\Omega), j=1,...
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Trace of $u$ on bottom edge of a square if $u_x=0$ inside the square

I want to show that: Let $\Omega =(0,1)\times (0,1)$. For $u \in H^1(\Omega)$, if $u_x=0$ a.e. in $\Omega$, then the trace of $u$ on bottom edge $y=0$, i.e., $u\left|_{y=0}\right.$, is a constant. ...
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$\forall g\in L^2(\Omega)$ exists $g_n\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ and $\epsilon>0$ s.t $g_n(x)\to g(x),\,a.e$ and $|g_n(x)|\leq |g(x)|+\epsilon$

I asked this question on MSE here some time ago, but I couldn't get an answer. There was a suggestion in the comments for a counterexample using a fat Cantor set, but I couldn't show a contradiction ...
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Getting an a priori energy estimate from PDE weak formulation

On a bounded domain $\Omega$, I have two functions $u$ and $v$ in $L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))\cap H^1(0,T;(H^1(\Omega))^*)$ satisfying $$\frac{d}{dt}\int u^2 + c_1\int |\nabla u|^2 + n\int u^2 \leq n\int uv$...
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How is the duality pairing of $H^{1/2}$ and $H^{-1/2}$ defined on a subset of the boundary?

Let $\Omega\in \mathbb{R}^d$,for $d\in \{2,3\}$ be a bounded polyhedral set with $n$ boundary faces labeled $\{e_i\}_{i=1}^n$. Let $\vec{q}\in H^{\mathrm{div}}(\Omega).$ Given $u\in H^{1/2}(\...
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An H2 estimate for Helmholtz equation

How to show the following statement? Let $\Omega$ be a bounded Lipschitz convex domain. If $u$ satisfies the following equation, $$ -\Delta u - k^2 u = f \quad\mbox{ in }\Omega \\ \nabla u \...
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Approximation error estimate

I would like to find a good reference for the following or a similar, probably well-known, approximation error result: Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be bounded, $p\in [1,\infty]$, $l, m\in \mathbb{...
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$L^p$ norm of boundary values of holomorphic function

I am looking for an estimate of the following form: Suppose that $D\subset \mathbb{C}$ is a simply connected domain. Suppose that $F$ is holomorphic and bounded on $D$ and can be holomorphically ...
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Sobolev function and capacity

It seems that there is a theorem which claims that If $u\in L_1^2(B_1\setminus T)$ and $T\subset B_1$ is of capacity zero (in some sense, since the author says $(1,2)$-capacity, of which I don't ...
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Nonlinear elliptic problem involving the p-laplacian, Hölder inequality

I am studying the paper On some nonlinear elliptic problems for $p$-Laplacian in $\mathbb{R}^n$ by Abdelouahed El Khalil and Said El Manouni Mohammed Ouanan. I have a problem understanding one step ...
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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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Properties of a Sobolev bound

I am interested in computing $$ A:=\inf_{f\in L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^3)}\frac{||K^{\frac{1}{4}}f||_2^2}{||f||_{\frac{5}{2}}^2} $$ where $K:=-\Delta+1$. We call $f_c$ the function that saturates the bound. ...
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Sobolev inequality involving summing from $j = 0$ to $m - 2$, exists constant

Let $I = (0, 1)$ and $1 \le q < \infty$. For all $\epsilon > 0$, does there exist $C = C(\epsilon, q)$ such that$$\|D^{(m - 1)}u\|_{L^q(I)} + \sum_{j = 0}^{m - 2} \|D^ju\|_{L^\infty(I)} \le \...
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trace sobolecv inequality for $q=2(n-1)/(n-2)-\varepsilon$ in half space

Can I do the following inequality, for $ u\in D^{1,2}(R^n_+)$, we have $(\int _{R^{n-1}} |u|^{2(n-1)/(n-2)-\varepsilon}dx')^{\frac{ 1}{2(n-1)/(n-2)-\varepsilon } }\leq C ( \int _{ R^n_+}| \nabla u|^...
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Constant in a trace Sobolev theorem for concave domains

I wonder is the following inequality is true/known: Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a (locally) Lipschitz domain which is the complement of a convex set, then $$ \int_{\partial\Omega} |u|^2 ds \...
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Modify the jump set of $BV$ function

Let $u\in BV(\Omega)$ be a function of bounded variation where $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ is open bounded with smooth boundary. We use $Du$ to denote the weak derivative of $u$. (So $Du$ is a Radon ...