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Embedding operators and boundary-value problems for rough domains

Research paper by V. G. Goldshtein, A. G. Ramm

Indexed on: 08 Nov '04Published on: 08 Nov '04Published in: Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs



Abstract

In the first part of the paper boundary-value problems are considered under weak assumptions on the smoothness of the domains. We assume nothing about smoothness of the boundary $\partial D$ of a bounded domain $D$ when the homogeneous Dirichlet boundary condition is imposed; we assume boundedness of the embedding $i_{1}:H^{1}(D)\to L^{2}(D)$ when the Neumann boundary condition is imposed; we assume boundedness of the embeddings $i_{1}$ and of $i_{2}:H^{1}(D)\to L^{2}(\partial D)$ when the Robin boundary condition is imposed, and, if, in addition, $i_{1}$ and $i_{2}$ are compact, then the boundary-value problems with the spectral parameter are of Fredholm type. Several examples of the classes of rough domains for which the embedding $i_2$ is compact are given. Applications to scattering by rough obstacles are mentioned.