These lecture notes contain an extended version of the material presented in the C.I.M.E. summer course in 2017. The aim is to give a detailed introduction to the metric Sobolev theory. The notes are divided in four main parts. The first one is devoted to a preliminary and detailed study of the underlying topological, metric, and measure-theoretic aspects needed for the development of the theory in a general extended metric-topological measure space 𝕏=(𝑋,𝜏,𝖽,𝔪) The second part is devoted to the construction of the Cheeger energy, initially defined on a distinguished unital algebra 𝒜 of bounded, τ-continuous and d-Lipschitz functions. The third part deals with the basic tools needed for the dual characterization of the Sobolev spaces: the notion of p-Modulus of a collection of (nonparametric) rectifiable arcs and its duality with the class of nonparametric dynamic plans, i.e. Radon measures on the space of rectifiable arcs with finite q-barycentric entropy with respect to 𝔪 The final part of the notes is devoted to the dual/weak formulation of the Sobolev spaces 𝑊1,𝑝(𝕏) in terms of nonparametric dynamic plans and to their relations with the Newtonian spaces 𝑁1,𝑝(𝕏) and with the spaces 𝐻1,𝑝(𝕏) obtained by the Cheeger construction. In particular, when (X, d) is complete, a new proof of the equivalence between these different approaches is given by a direct duality argument. A substantial part of these Lecture notes relies on well established theories. New contributions concern the extended metric setting, the role of general compatible algebras of Lipschitz functions and their density w.r.t. the Sobolev energy, a general embedding/compactification trick, the study of reflexivity and infinitesimal Hilbertianity inherited from the underlying space, and the use of nonparametric dynamic plans for the definition of weak upper gradients.

Sobolev spaces in extended metric-measure spaces

Savare', Giuseppe
2022-01-01

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These lecture notes contain an extended version of the material presented in the C.I.M.E. summer course in 2017. The aim is to give a detailed introduction to the metric Sobolev theory. The notes are divided in four main parts. The first one is devoted to a preliminary and detailed study of the underlying topological, metric, and measure-theoretic aspects needed for the development of the theory in a general extended metric-topological measure space 𝕏=(𝑋,𝜏,𝖽,𝔪) The second part is devoted to the construction of the Cheeger energy, initially defined on a distinguished unital algebra 𝒜 of bounded, τ-continuous and d-Lipschitz functions. The third part deals with the basic tools needed for the dual characterization of the Sobolev spaces: the notion of p-Modulus of a collection of (nonparametric) rectifiable arcs and its duality with the class of nonparametric dynamic plans, i.e. Radon measures on the space of rectifiable arcs with finite q-barycentric entropy with respect to 𝔪 The final part of the notes is devoted to the dual/weak formulation of the Sobolev spaces 𝑊1,𝑝(𝕏) in terms of nonparametric dynamic plans and to their relations with the Newtonian spaces 𝑁1,𝑝(𝕏) and with the spaces 𝐻1,𝑝(𝕏) obtained by the Cheeger construction. In particular, when (X, d) is complete, a new proof of the equivalence between these different approaches is given by a direct duality argument. A substantial part of these Lecture notes relies on well established theories. New contributions concern the extended metric setting, the role of general compatible algebras of Lipschitz functions and their density w.r.t. the Sobolev energy, a general embedding/compactification trick, the study of reflexivity and infinitesimal Hilbertianity inherited from the underlying space, and the use of nonparametric dynamic plans for the definition of weak upper gradients.
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Ambrosio, Luigi; Franchi, Bruno; Markina, Irina; Serra Cassano, Francesco
New trends on analysis and geometry in metric spaces
Savare', Giuseppe
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