A degenerate Sobolev inequality for a large open set in a homogeneous space
Author:
Scott Rodney
Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 362 (2010), 673685
MSC (2000):
Primary 35Hxx
Published electronically:
September 15, 2009
MathSciNet review:
2551502
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Abstract: In current literature, existence results for degenerate elliptic equations with rough coefficients on a large open set of a homogeneous space have been demonstrated; see the paper by Gutierrez and Lanconelli (2003). These results require the assumption of a Sobolev inequality on of the form holding for and some . However, it is unclear when such an inequality is valid, as techniques often yield only a local version of (1): (2) holding for , with as above. The main result of this work shows that the global Sobolev inequality (1) can be obtained from the local Sobolev inequality (2) provided standard regularity hypotheses are assumed with minimal restrictions on the quadratic form . This is achieved via a new technique involving existence of weak solutions, with global estimates, to a 1parameter family of Dirichlet problems on and a maximum principle.
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Scott Rodney
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Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002994709048090
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