CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2024/2025

Modern Theory of Partial Differential Equations

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01PDR ZK 2 2+0 Czech
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Department of Mathematics
Synopsis:

Sobolev spaces, continuous and compact embedding theorems, trace theorem.

Elliptic PDE of Second Order, Lax-Milgram theorem, regularity, maximum principle, harmonic functions.

Requirements:

Basic knowledge of theory of distributions and functional analysis.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Sobolev spaces

1.1 Definition, completeness, examples

1.2 Continuous and compact embedding theorems

1.3 Trace theorem

2. Weak solution (importance, derivation of the weak formulation)

3. Elliptic PDE of Second Order

3.1 Existence and uniqueness of weak solutions (Lax-Milgram theorem)

3.2 Regularity of weak solutions

3.3 Relation to the calculus of variations, Poincaré inequality

3.4 Maximum principle for classical and weak solutions

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Study Objective:

Acquired knowledge: fundamental facts about Sobolev spaces; weak solution and its importance; theorems on existence, uniqueness, and regularity of weak solutions of partial differential equations (PDE) of the second order; maximum principle

Acquired skills: derivation of the weak formulation, understanding the relation to the classical theory, to get ready for self-study of other important cases (such as evolution equations)

Study materials:

Compulsory literature:

[1] Evans L.C.: Partial Differential Equations, 2nd ed., American Mathematical Society, 2010.

Optional literature:

[2] Protter M.H., Weinberger H.F.: Maximum Principles in Differential Equations, Springer, 1984.

[3] Gilbarg D., Trudinger N.S.: Elliptic Partial Differential Equations of Second Order, Springer, 2001 (reprint).