A strong compactness result in the spirit of the Lions-Aubin-Simon lemma is proven for piecewise constant functions in time (u(tau)) with values in a Banach space. The main feature of our result is that it is sufficient to verify one uniform estimate for the time shifts u(tau) - u(tau) (center dot - tau) instead of all time shifts u(tau) - u(tau) (center dot - h) for h > 0, as required in Simon's compactness theorem. This simplifies significantly the application of the Rothe method in the existence analysis of parabolic problems. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2012|
- Aubin lemma
- Rothe method