Mathematische Zeitschrift

, Volume 257, Issue 1, pp 193–224 | Cite as

Optimal L p -L q -estimates for parabolic boundary value problems with inhomogeneous data

  • Robert Denk
  • Matthias HieberEmail author
  • Jan Prüss
Original Paper


In this paper we investigate vector-valued parabolic initial boundary value problems \({(\mathcal A(t,x,D)}\) , \({\mathcal B_j(t,x,D))}\) subject to general boundary conditions in domains G in \({\mathbb R^n}\) with compact C 2m -boundary. The top-order coefficients of \({\mathcal A}\) are assumed to be continuous. We characterize optimal L p -L q -regularity for the solution of such problems in terms of the data. We also prove that the normal ellipticity condition on \({\mathcal A}\) and the Lopatinskii–Shapiro condition on \({(\mathcal A, \mathcal B_1,\dots, \mathcal B_m)}\) are necessary for these L p -L q -estimates. As a byproduct of the techniques being introduced we obtain new trace and extension results for Sobolev spaces of mixed order and a characterization of Triebel-Lizorkin spaces by boundary data.


Parabolic boundary value problems with general boundary conditions Optimal Lp-Lq-estimates Vector-valued Sobolev spaces 

Mathematics Subject Classification (1991)

35J40 35K50 42B15 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich Mathematik und StatistikUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik, Institut für AnalysisMartin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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