Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata

, Volume 169, Issue 1, pp 321–354 | Cite as

Quasimonotonicity, regularity and duality for nonlinear systems of partial differential equations

  • Christoph Hamburger


We prove partial regularity for the vector-valued differential forms solving the system δ(A(x, ω))=0, dω=0, and for the gradient of the vector-valued functions solving the system div A(x, Du)=B(x, u, Du). Here the mapping A, with A(x, w) ≈ (1+ + ¦ω¦2)(p − 2)/2 ω (p⩾2), satisfies a quasimonotonicity condition which, when applied to the gradient A(x, ω)=Dωf(x, ω) of a real-valued functionf, is analogous to but stronger than quasiconvexity for f. The case 1<p<2 for monotone A is reduced to the case p⩾2 by a duality technique.


Differential Equation Partial Differential Equation Nonlinear System Differential Form Partial Regularity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Hamburger
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  1. 1.Mathematisches Institut der Universität BonnBonnGermany

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