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46) for u ∈ C 1 (I). We note that x u(x)2 − u(x )2 = x 2u (y)u(y) dy ≤ x ≤ |2u (y)u(y)| dy x (|u (y)|2 + |u(y)|2 ) dy = u 2 H, x, x ∈ I. I We pick x ∈ I so that 2πu(x )2 = u(y)2 dy. I This can be done by the mean value theorem for integrals. Hence, u(x)2 ≤ 1 u 2π 2 + u 2 H ≤ 1+ 1 2π u 2 H. 46) for u ∈ C 1 (I). Now, I claim that it holds for any u ∈ H. To see this, let u be any function in H. Then there is a sequence {uk (x)} of functions in C 1 (I) such that uk − u H → 0. 46) for functions in C 1 (I), |uj (x) − uk (x)| ≤ K uj − uk H → 0, j, k → ∞.

45) holds. 17. Proof. Assume that there is a point x0 ∈ I such that f (x0 ) > 0. (If f (x0 ) < 0, replace f with −f ). Thus, there are positive constants ε, δ such that f (x) > ε, |x − x0 | < δ. 55) Let wn (x) = sin2n (x/2) . 57) and wn (x) dx = 1. 58) I Moreover, wn (x) = cn (1 − cos x)n = cn (2 − eix − e−ix )n . Thus wn (x) is periodic in x and is a linear combination of the functions ϕk , |k| ≤ n. 51) implies f (x)wn (x + π − x0 ) dx = 0. 59) 20 Extrema since π+(δ/2) sin2n (x/2) dx ≤ π−(δ/2) sin2n (x/2) dx.

106), f (x, t) ∈ N. Hence, there is a v ∈ M such that (G (u), v)/2 = − f (x, t)v dx = 0. I Therefore, we cannot have G (u) = 0 for u ∈ N. 12 Approximate extrema We now give a very useful method of ﬁnding points which are close to being extremum points even when no extremum exists. The following theorem is due to Ekeland. 33. ) functional on M . This means that uk → u in M implies G(u) ≤ lim inf G(uk ). Assume that inf G > −∞. 108) M there is a z ∈ M satisfying and G(z) < G(u) + Cd(z, u), u ∈ M, u = z.