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, Volume 73, Issue 4, pp 379–426 | Cite as

Regularity of solutions of elliptic or parabolic problems with Dirac measures as data

  • S. Ariche
  • C. De Coster
  • S. NicaiseEmail author


In this paper we study the Laplace and heat equations with Dirac right-hand side. We prove some regularity results in a scale of weighted Sobolev spaces, the weight being the distance to the support of the right-hand side. Model situations in dimension three are treated by using Fourier, Laplace or Mellin technique that reduces the problem to a Helmholtz problem in two dimension. Hence the key point stays on estimates for the solution of the Helmholtz problem in standard or weighted Sobolev spaces which are uniform with respect to the parameter.


Laplace equation Heat equation Dirac measure  Regularity 

Mathematics Subject Classification

35R06 35B65 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mathématiques et ses Applications de ValenciennesFR CNRS 2956, Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-CambrésisValenciennes Cedex 9France

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