Transmission Problems for Elliptic Second-Order Equations in Non-Smooth Domains

  • Mikhail Borsuk

Part of the Frontiers in Mathematics book series (FM)

About this book


The goal of this book is to investigate the behavior of weak solutions of the elliptic transmission problem in a neighborhood of boundary singularities: angular and conic points or edges. This problem is discussed for both linear and quasilinear equations. A principal new feature of this book is the consideration of our estimates of weak solutions of the transmission problem for linear elliptic equations with minimal smooth coeciffients in n-dimensional conic domains. Only few works are devoted to the transmission problem for quasilinear elliptic equations. Therefore, we investigate the weak solutions for general divergence quasilinear elliptic second-order equations in n-dimensional conic domains or in domains with edges. The basis of the present work is the method of integro-differential inequalities. Such inequalities with exact estimating constants allow us to establish possible or best possible estimates of solutions to boundary value problems for elliptic equations near singularities on the boundary. A new Friedrichs–Wirtinger type inequality is proved and applied to the investigation of the behavior of weak solutions of the transmission problem. All results are given with complete proofs. The book will be of interest to graduate students and specialists in elliptic boundary value problems and applications.


Boundary value problem Eigenvalue Laplace operator elliptic equation quasi-linear equation transmission problems

Authors and affiliations

  • Mikhail Borsuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Mathematics & InformaticsUniversity of Warmia & MazuryOlsztynPoland

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  • Copyright Information Springer Basel AG 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Basel
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0346-0476-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0346-0477-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1660-8046
  • Series Online ISSN 1660-8054
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