A note on boundary point principles for partial differential inequalities of elliptic type

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Abstract

In this note we consider boundary point principles for partial differential inequalities of elliptic type. Firstly, we highlight the difference between conditions required to establish classical strong maximum principles and classical boundary point lemmas for second order linear elliptic partial differential inequalities. We highlight this difference by introducing a singular set in the domain where the coefficients of the partial differential inequality need not be defined, and in a neighborhood of which, can blow-up. Secondly, as a consequence, we establish a comparison-type boundary point lemma for classical elliptic solutions to quasi-linear partial differential inequalities. Thirdly, we consider tangency principles, for $C^1$ elliptic weak solutions to quasi-linear divergence structure partial differential inequalities. We highlight the necessity of certain hypotheses in the aforementioned results via simple examples.
Original languageEnglish
Article number33
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalBoundary Value Problems
Volume2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2022

Keywords

  • elliptic PDI
  • tangency principles
  • maximum principles
  • boundary point lemmas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis

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