In this note, we propose a modulated free energy combination of the methods developed by P.-E. Jabin and Z. Wang [Inventiones (2018)] and by S. Serfaty [Proc. Int. Cong. Math. (2018) and references therein] to treat more general kernels in mean-field limit theory. This modulated free energy may be understood as introducing appropriate weights in the relative entropy developed by P.-E. Jabin and Z. Wang (in the spirit of what has been recently developed by D. Bresch and P.-E. Jabin [Ann. of Math. (2) (2018)]) to cancel the most singular terms involving the divergence of the flow. Our modulated free energy allows us to treat singular potentials that combine large smooth part, small attractive singular part, and large repulsive singular part. As an example, a full rigorous derivation (with quantitative estimates) of some chemotaxis models, such as the Patlak–Keller–Segel system in subcritical regimes, is obtained.
|Translated title of the contribution||On mean-field limits and quantitative estimates with a large class of singular kernels: Application to the Patlak–Keller–Segel model|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Comptes Rendus Mathematique|
|State||Published - Sep 2019|
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