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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Classes of (non-continuous) functions with the fixed point property

Let $K$ be a convex body in $ R^d$. (Say, a ball, say a cube...) For which classes $ \cal C$ of functions, every function $ f \in {\cal C}$ which takes $K$ into itself admits a fixed point in $K$. ...
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Are Sobolev trace spaces equal from both sides of the boundary?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded open set and $\Omega'$ the complement of its closure. Assume $\partial\Omega=\partial\Omega'$. Are the quotient spaces $W^{1,p}(\Omega)/W^{1,p}_0(\Omega)$ ...
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The Spectrum of certain differential operators

We fix a Hilbert space isomorphism $\phi:H^{1}\to H^{2}$. Here by $H^{s},\;s=1,2,\;$ we mean the sobolev space on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ or $S^{2}$. We consider the following polynomial vector field on ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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A finely open set, not open up to polar set?

I already asked this on M.SE, but get no answers. Is there a (simple) example of a finely open set (i.e. w.r.t. the fine topology in potential theory) $O$ in $\mathbb R^n$, $n \ge 2$, which is not ...
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Sobolev spaces defined on non-compact Lie groups

In this post, a question was raised to discuss the generalization of Sobolev spaces on locally compact Lie groups. Now my question is whether there exists a generalization of Sobolev spaces and ...
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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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Trace Theorem for $p=\infty$

I am considering the Sobolev space $W^{1,\infty}(\Omega)$ on a bounded Lipschitz domain $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^2$. I am wondering whether the trace theorem holds in this case with constant one ...
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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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Moduli of smoothness, Besov spaces, and Sobolev spaces

For $1\leq p\leq\infty$, the $r$-th order $L^p$-modulus of smoothness is \begin{equation} \omega_r(u,t,\Omega)_p=\sup_{|h|\leq t}\|\Delta_h^ru\|_{L^p(\Omega_{rh})} \end{equation} where ...
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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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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 ...
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Completion of $C_{0,rad}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ with respect to the norm $\|u\|= \Bigg(\int_{\Omega} |\Delta u |^2 \, \mathrm{d}x \Bigg)^{\frac{1}{2}}. $

I have a question that it seems simple but I can not solve it. Let $\Omega$ be the unit ball centered at zero in $\mathbb{R}^N$, $N>4$. Assume that $C_{0,rad}^{\infty}(\Omega)$ is the space of all ...
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Traces of fractional Sobolev spaces $W^{s,p}$ with $0<s<1/p$

I've stumbled upon a problem involving the trace of a function in a fractional Sobolev space of the form $W^{s,2}(H)$, where $H$ is a half-plane in $\mathbb{R}^2$. Would it be possible to define a ...
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Compact embedding of ${\rm L}^1_{loc}$ space

I was reading one preprint and stumbled upon a part in the proof where one particular embedding was used. Namely: Let $\Omega\subset{\bf R}^2$ be open and bounded and let $p\in\langle 1,2\rangle$. ...
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Are functions whose partial derivatives are simple functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$?

In a 2D domain, are the functions whose partial derivatives are simple functions dense in $W^{1,\infty}$ ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Degree of a function in $H^{\frac{1}{2}}(\mathbb{S}^1,\mathbb{S}^1)$

We can define the degree of a function $f \in H^{\frac{1}{2}}(\mathbb{S}^1,\mathbb{S}^1)$ as $$\mathrm{deg} \hspace{1mm} f = \frac{1}{2\pi i} \int_{\mathbb{S}^1} f^{-1} \frac{\partial f}{\partial ...
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$\tilde{u}=0,\ a.e.\ x\in\Gamma$?

Suppose $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded domain. Let $u\in H_0^1(\Omega)$ and $\tilde{u}\in L^2(\Omega)$ satisfies $$\int_\Omega\nabla u\nabla v=\int_\Omega \tilde{u}v,\ \forall\ v\in ...
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Open sets and Poincaré's inequality

In many references, Poincaré inequality is presented in the following way : Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^d$ an open bounded set. We can find a constant $C$ which depend of $\Omega$ such that for ...
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Where can I find interpolation inequalities for derivatives of the following form?

Here they are: $$||f||_{\infty} \leq C ||f||_q^{\frac {qk} {n+kq}} \left( \sum_{|\mu|=k} ||D^\mu f||_{BMO} \right)^{ \frac n {n+kq}}$$ and $$||f||_{Lip_\alpha} \leq C ||f||_q^{\frac {qk} {n+kq} \frac ...
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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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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 ...
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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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$L^\infty$ bound on solutions of linear parabolic equations

We work on a closed Riemannian manifold $M$. Let $u$ and $v$ be the non-negative weak solutions of $$au_t - 2d\,\Delta au = cv - f$$ $$bv_t - d\,\Delta bv = f$$ $$u(0)=u_0, \quad v(0)=v_0$$ where $f$ ...
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Multiplier operators on anisotropic weighted $L^2$ spaces

Suppose $\mathcal{M}$ is a multiplier operator on $L^2(\mathbb{R})$, in the sense that, for any $u(x)\in L^2(\mathbb{R})$, $\widehat{\mathcal{M}u}(k)=m(k)\hat{u}(k),$ where the scalar complex function ...
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$L^\infty-L^1$ smoothing effect for the heat equation

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $u \in L^2(0,T;V)$ be the weak solution of the heat equation $$u_t - \Delta u = 0$$ $$u(0) = u_0$$ where $u_0$ is bounded initial data. Here ...
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Doubts regarding pre-compactness of bounded sequence of measure valued functions

Given: $\phi(x,\lambda) : \Omega$X$\mathbb R \to \mathbb R^{n}$ be a Caratheodory vector such that for each $M \gt 0 $, $\alpha_{M}(x) = max_{|u| \leq M} |\phi(x,u)| \in L^{2}_{loc} (\Omega)$ . ...
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Trace space of $\{ t^su \in L^2(0,\infty;X) \mid t^su_t \in L^2(0,\infty;Y)\}$ for $s \in (-\frac 12, \frac 12)$

Let $s \in (-\frac 12,\frac 12)$ and let $X=D(\Lambda)$ be a Hilbert space with $\Lambda$ the infinitesimal generator of a bounded semigroup of class $C^0$ in $Y$ (which is another Hilbert space), and ...
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Rellich Embedding Theorem for the $2$-Sphere

I'm trying to understand the Rellich-Embedding Theorem in the non-flat case by looking at the $2$-sphere. To be precise, for $S$ the spinor bundle of $S^2$; $L^2(S^2)$ the space of square integrable ...
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elliptic regularity for Neumann BVP on square

I am interested in the regularity of ellitpic equations like $$ -\Delta u(x) +a(x) \cdot \nabla u(x) + C(x) u(x) =f(x) \quad \Omega$$ with $ \partial_\nu u =0$ on $ \partial \Omega$ where $ ...
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Optimal condition for the weak convergence of the jacobian determinant

Whenever $n<q,$ it is known that given a sequence $\{ u_{k} \}$ which is weakly convergent in $W^{1,q}(U)$ one has that the Jacobian determinants $\text{det} Du_{k}$ converge weakly in ...
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Is this function $u\in SBV(\Omega)$ also belongs to $L^\infty(\Omega)$?

Some early discussion can be found here. My question: Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded with smooth boundary. Also $\mathcal H^{N-1}(\partial\Omega))<\infty$. Let $u\in ...
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Points are removable for weakly differentiable functions

If $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^N$ is an open set and $N \ge 2$, then any point $a \in \Omega$ is removable for weakly differentiable maps: for each function $u \in W^{1, 1} (\Omega \setminus \{a\})$, ...
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One parameter family of elliptic equations

Consider the following 2nd order nonlinear elliptic equation on $\mathbb{R}^n$: $$-\Delta \varphi_\varepsilon + \sum_i a_i(x, \varepsilon)\partial_i \varphi_\varepsilon + \varphi_\varepsilon = ...
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Reference request: The compactness and compact embedding in Besov Space?

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^N$ be open bounded with smooth boundary. Let $0<s<1$, $1\leq p<\infty$, and $1\leq \theta\leq\infty$. We denote by $B^{s,p,\theta}(\Omega)$ the Besov space. For ...
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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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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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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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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 ...