# A First Course in Sobolev Spaces by Giovanni Leoni

By Giovanni Leoni

Sobolev areas are a basic device within the smooth examine of partial differential equations. during this booklet, Leoni takes a singular method of the speculation by way of Sobolev areas because the average improvement of monotone, totally non-stop, and BV services of 1 variable. during this method, the vast majority of the textual content will be learn with no the prerequisite of a path in useful research. the 1st a part of this article is dedicated to learning capabilities of 1 variable. a number of of the subjects handled take place in classes on genuine research or degree conception. right here, the viewpoint emphasizes their functions to Sobolev capabilities, giving a truly varied taste to the remedy. This effortless begin to the ebook makes it compatible for complicated undergraduates or starting graduate scholars. in addition, the one-variable a part of the booklet is helping to increase a superb historical past that enables the examining and figuring out of Sobolev features of numerous variables. the second one a part of the ebook is extra classical, even though it additionally includes a few contemporary effects. along with the traditional effects on Sobolev services, this a part of the booklet contains chapters on BV capabilities, symmetric rearrangement, and Besov areas. The publication includes over two hundred workouts.

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