Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

D. Bucur - A. Giacomini - P. Trebeschi

Best constant in Poincaré inequalities with traces: a free discontinuity approach

created by bucur on 26 Jun 2017


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Inserted: 26 jun 2017
Last Updated: 26 jun 2017

Year: 2017


For $\Omega\subset R^N$ open bounded and with a Lipschitz boundary, and $1\le p<+\infty$, we consider the Poincaré inequality with trace term $C_p(\Omega)\vert u\vert_{L^p(\Omega)} \le \vert\nabla u\vert_{L^p(\Omega;R^N)}+\vert u\vert_{L^p(\partial\Omega)}$ on the Sobolev space $W^{1,p}(\Omega)$. We show that among all domains $\Omega$ with prescribed volume, the constant is minimal on balls. The proof is based on the analysis of a free discontinuity problem.