On convex Sobolev inequalities and the rate of convergence to equilibrium for Fokker-Planck type equations

Anton Arnold*, Peter Markowich, Giuseppe Toscani, Andreas Unterreiter

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Abstract

It is well known that the analysis of the large-time asymptotics of Fokker-Planck type equations by the entropy method is closely related to proving the validity of convex Sobolev inequalities. Here we highlight this connection from an applied PDE point of view. In our unified presentation of the theory we present new results to the following topics: an elementary derivation of Bakry-Emery type conditions, results concerning perturbations of invariant measures with general admissible entropies, sharpness of convex Sobolev inequalities, applications to non-symmetric linear and certain non-linear Fokker-Planck type equations (Desai-Zwanzig model, drift-diffusion-Poisson model).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-100
Number of pages58
JournalCommunications in Partial Differential Equations
Volume26
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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