The exterior Dirichlet problem for quasi-linear elliptic equations with small boundary data

Chi ping Lau*

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It is shown that if the order of non-uniformity of a quasi-linear elliptic equation is h,1<h≤2,then the critical norm separating existence and non-existence of a bounded solution to the exterior Dirichlet problem with small boundary data is the C0,2(h-1)/h norm. For 0≤h≤1,existence of a bounded solution is guaranteed without any smallness assumption on the given boundary data.More precise information is given for the special case of the minimal surface equation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalManuscripta Mathematica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1987
Externally publishedYes


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