Continuous rearrangement and symmetry of solutions of elliptic problems

  • Friedemann Brock

DOI: 10.1007/BF02829490

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Brock, F. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Math. Sci.) (2000) 110: 157. doi:10.1007/BF02829490


This work presents new results and applications for the continuous Steiner symmetrization. There are proved some functional inequalities, e.g. for Dirichlet-type integrals and convolutions and also continuity properties in Sobolev spacesW1,p. Further it is shown that the local minimizers of some variational problems and the nonnegative solutions of some semilinear elliptic problems in symmetric domains satisfy a weak, ‘local’ kind of symmetry.


Continuous symmetrizationintegral inequalityDirichlet-type integralsemilinear elliptic problemsymmetry of the solution

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedemann Brock
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniveristy of Missouri-ColumbiaColumbiaUSA