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Inequality? (Sobolev?)

  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1
    I'm searching for an inequality between
    [tex]\iiint_\infty |\nabla f|^2 \mathrm{d}^3r[/tex]
    [tex]\iiint_\infty |f|^2 \mathrm{d}^3r[/tex]

    I saw similar inequalities that they called Sobolev inequalities. What would be the correct form and optimal constant for this 3D case?
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  3. Mar 28, 2009 #2
    For functions that are zero on a lipschitz boundary, this is Poincare's inequality for W01,2. A straightforward proof is found in Evans PDE page 265. If you want to find the exact constant, you could go through the proofs of the relevant estimates on the previous several pages, carefully keeping track of the constants. I haven't done this. The constant will be dimension-dependent.

    For functions that are not zero on the boundary, you have to subtract off the average value,
    ||u-avg(u)||L2 <= C||Du||L2

    Which is another "Poincare inequality" (Evand p. 275)
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
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