# Course Details for A.Y. 2015/2016

#### Name:

**Analisi Superiore 1 / Advanced Analysis 1**

### Basic information

##### Credits:

*:* Master Degree in Mathematics 6 CFU (b)

##### Degree(s):

Master Degree in Mathematics 1^{st} anno curriculum Generale Compulsory

##### Language:

English

### Course Objectives

Knowledge of mathematical methods that are widely used by researchers in the area of Applied Mathematics,
as Sobolev Spaces, distributions.
Application of this knowledge to a variety of topics, including the basic equations of mathematical physics
and some current research topics about linear and nonlinear partial differential equations.

### Course Content

- Distributions. Locally integrable functions. The space of test function D(U).
Distributions. Distributions associated to Locally integrable functions.
Singular distributions. Examples. Operations on distributions: sum, products times
functions, change of variables, restrictions, tensor product. Differentiation and his properties;
comparison with classical derivatives. Differentiation of jump functions.
Partition of unity. Support of a distribution; compactly supported distributions.
- Convolution. Convolution in Lp spaces.
Regularity of the convolution. Regularizing sequences and smoothing by
means of convolutions. Convolution between distributions and regularization of
distributions. Denseness of D(U) in D'(U).
- Sobolev spaces. Definition of weak derivatives and his motivation.
Sobolev spaces Wk,p(U) and their properties. Interior and global approximation
by smooth functions. Extensions. Traces. Embeddings theorems:
Gagliardo-Nirenberg-Sobolev inequality and Embedding theorem for p < n.
Embedding theorem for p = n. Hölder spaces. Morrey inequality. Embedding theorem for p > n.
Sobolev inequalities in the general case. Compact embeddings: Rellich-Kondrachov theorem,
Poincaré inequalities. Characterization of the dual space H-1.
- Second order parabolic equations. Definition of parabolici operator.
Weak solutions for linear parabolici equations. existence of weak solutions:
Galerkin approximation, construction of approximating solutions, energy estimates,
existence and uniqueness of solutions.
Existence of solutions of viscous scalar conservation laws.
- First order nonlinear hyperbolic equations.
Scalar conservation laws: derivation, examples.
Weak solutions, Rankine-Hugoniot conditions, entropy conditions. L1 stability,
uniqueness and comparison for weak entropy solutions.
Convergence of the vanishing viscosity and existence of the weak, entropy solution. Riemann problem.
Definition of hyperbolic system. Quasilinear hyperbolic systems,
symmetric and symmetrizable systems. Existence of solutions: approximations,
a priori estimate, local existence of classical solutions.

### Prerequisites and Learning Activities

Basic notions of functional analysis, functions of complex values, standard properties of classical solutions of semilinear first order equations, heat equation, wave equation, Laplace and Poisson's equations.

### Assessment Methods and Criteria

Oral exam

### Textbooks

- G. Gilardi, Analisi 3 , McGraw–Hill.
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- V.S. Vladimirov, Equations of Mathematical Physics , Marcel Dekker, Inc..
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- C.M. Dafermos, Hyperbolic Conservation Laws in Continuum Physics , Springer.
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- L.C. Evans, Partial Differential Equations , AMS.
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- M.E. Taylor, Partial Differential Equations, Nonlinear equations , Springer.
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- H. Brezis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations , Springer.
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*Course information last updated on: 11 marzo 2015, 14:48*