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On the behavior of free boundaries near the boundary of the domain


Let u be a solution to the obstacle problem\(u \geqslant 0, - \Delta u + f \geqslant 0,u( - \Delta u + f) = 0\) in a domain Ω⊂ℝn. In this paper, the behavior of the free boundary in a neighborhood of ϖΩ is studied. It is proved that under some conditions the free boundary touches ϖΩ at contact points. Bibliography:4 titles.

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Translated fromZapiski Nauchnykh Seminarov POMI, Vol. 221, 1995, pp. 5–19.

Translated by T. N. Rozhkovskaya.

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Apushkinskaya, D.E., Uraltseva, N.N. On the behavior of free boundaries near the boundary of the domain. J Math Sci 87, 3267–3276 (1997).

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  • Contact Point
  • Free Boundary
  • Obstacle Problem
  • Boundary Touch