Weighted Sobolev spaces on metric measure spaces

Ambrosio Luigi - Pinamonti Andrea - Speight Gareth

year: 2014
abstract: We investigate weighted Sobolev spaces on metric measure spaces $(X,d,m)$. Denoting by $\rho$ the weight function, we compare the space $W^{1,p}(X,d,\rho m)$ (which always concides with the closure $H^{1,p}(X,d,\rho m)$ of Lipschitz functions) with the weighted Sobolev spaces $W^{1,p}_\rho(X,d,m)$ and $H^{1,p}_\rho(X,d,m)$ defined as in the Euclidean theory of weighted Sobolev spaces. Under mild assumptions on the metric measure structure and on the weight we show that $W^{1,p}(X, d,\rho m)=H^{1,p}_\rho(X,d,m)$. We also adapt the results in [21] and in the recent paper [25] to the metric measure setting, considering appropriate conditions on $\rho$ that ensure the equality $W^{1,p}_\rho(X,d,m)=H^{1,p}_\rho(X,d,m)$.

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