CODE  109053 

ACADEMIC YEAR  2022/2023 
CREDITS 

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR  MAT/05 
TEACHING LOCATION 

SEMESTER  2° Semester 
TEACHING MATERIALS  AULAWEB 
The course will introduce the students to Sobolev spaces and then we will investigate variational aspects of elliptic differential equations.
The aim of the course is to provide an introduction on Sobolev spaces, and to provide variational interpretation of some partial differential equations, also studying the regularity of the solutions. As an application we will provide simple results of existence of regular solutions.
To give fundamental basis around weakly differentiable functions (AC functions, Sobolev functions and their characterization). To interpret weak solution to PDEs as minima of variational problems and viceversa through EulerLagrange equations; to deduce existence and regularity using this principle. The double objective is to give the students fundamental tools and results in PDEs and general principles of Calculus of Variations.
Learning outcomes: Comprehension of concept and proofs shown at lecture. To be able to provide proof of results similar to those seen at lectures, to be able to come up with example and counterexamples and to solve exercises related to the course.
Analisi matematica 1, 2 e 3, Analisi Funzionale 1. Preferrably also Analisi Funzionale 2 and Equazioni differenziali 1.
Lectures at the blackboard
Space W^{1,p} on the interval and definition of weak derivative; relations with AC functions and density of smooth functions in W^{1,p}. Generalization of W^{1,p} on R^n: equivalent definitions through integration by parts formula and closure of smooth functions, and AC characterization on lines. Localization on an open set and extension operator from an open and regular set. Compact embeddings and PoincaréWirtinger inequality.
Differential equations in weak form and relation to variational principles through EulerLagrange equations (mainly elliptic equations). Existence via HopfLax. Caccioppoli estimates and Shauder H^2 regularity: bootstrap. L^p regularity and explicit formulas for Laplace and Poisson equations. Regularity in the case of noncostant coefficients (frezing). Holder regularity à la De Giorgi in the case of L^{\infty} coefficients.
Office hours: The teacher is available for explanations one afternoon a week.
SIMONE DI MARINO (President)
FILIPPO DE MARI CASARETO DAL VERME
MATTEO SANTACESARIA (President Substitute)
February 2023
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral and written exam.
Students with DSA certification ("specific learning disabilities"), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take account of individual learning arrangements and provide appropriate compensatory tools.
In the exam some aspect on the theory will be considered, as well as some exercises related to the course. This allows to test the knowledge and the grasp of the course by the students, as well as their capacity in applying theoretical results in order to solve exercises.