Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

R. Kumar - A. Sarkar

Existence of Positive Solutions for Generalized Fractional Brézis-Nirenberg Problem

created by kumar2 on 11 Jun 2024
modified on 12 Jun 2024


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 11 jun 2024
Last Updated: 12 jun 2024

Journal: Topological Methods in Nonlinear Analysis
Year: 2024

ArXiv: 2406.05793 PDF


In this article, we study the fractional Br\'{e}zis-Nirenberg type problem on whole domain $\mathbb{R}^N$ associated with the fractional $p$-Laplace operator. To be precise, we want to study the following problem:

${(-\Delta)_{p}}^{s}u - \lambda w {|u|}^{p-2}u= |u|^{p_{s}^{*}-2}u \quad \text{in} ~{\mathcal{D}^{s,p}}(\mathbb{R}^{N}), $

where $s\in (0,1),~p \in (1,\frac{N}{s}), ~p_{s}^{*}= \frac{Np}{N-sp}$ and the operator $(-\Delta)_{p}^{s}$ is the fractional $p$-Laplace operator. The space $\mathcal{D}^{s,p}(\mathbb{R}^{N})$ is the completion of $C_c^\infty(\mathbb{R}^N)$ with respect to the Gaglairdo semi-norm. In this article, we prove the existence of a positive solution to this problem by allowing the Hardy weight $w$ to change its sign.