Elliptic equations with BMO coefficients in Lipschitz domains

Author:
Sun-Sig Byun

Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. **357** (2005), 1025-1046

MSC (2000):
Primary 35R05, 35R35; Secondary 35J15, 35J25

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-04-03624-4

Published electronically:
May 28, 2004

MathSciNet review:
2110431

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Abstract: In this paper, we study inhomogeneous Dirichlet problems for elliptic equations in divergence form. Optimal regularity requirements on the coefficients and domains for the estimates are obtained. The principal coefficients are supposed to be in the John-Nirenberg space with small BMO semi-norms. The domain is supposed to have Lipschitz boundary with small Lipschitz constant. These conditions for the theory do not just weaken the requirements on the coefficients; they also lead to a more general geometric condition on the domain.

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**Sun-Sig Byun**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Address at time of publication:
Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, California 92697

Email:
byun@math.uci.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-04-03624-4

Keywords:
Elliptic equations,
Lipschitz domains,
BMO,
maximal function,
Vitali covering lemma,
compactness method

Received by editor(s):
July 23, 2003

Published electronically:
May 28, 2004

Additional Notes:
This work was supported in part by NSF Grant #0100679

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