On the geometry of the p-Laplacian operator
Bernd Kawohl Jiří Horák
Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S 2017, 10(4): 799-813 doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2017040
-Laplacian operator
$\Delta_pu={\rm div }\left(|\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u\right)$
is not uniformly elliptic for any
and degenerates even more when
$p\to \infty$
$p\to 1$
. In those two cases the Dirichlet and eigenvalue problems associated with the
-Laplacian lead to intriguing geometric questions, because their limits for
$p\to 1$
can be characterized by the geometry of
. In this little survey we recall some well-known results on eigenfunctions of the classical 2-Laplacian and elaborate on their extensions to general
. We report also on results concerning the normalized or game-theoretic
$\Delta_p^Nu:=\tfrac{1}{p}|\nabla u|^{2-p}\Delta_pu=\tfrac{1}{p}\Delta_1^Nu+\tfrac{p-1}{p}\Delta_\infty^Nu$
and its parabolic counterpart
$u_t-\Delta_p^N u=0$
. These equations are homogeneous of degree 1 and
is uniformly elliptic for any
$p\in (1,\infty)$
. In this respect it is more benign than the
-Laplacian, but it is not of divergence type.
keywords: p-Laplacian viscosity solutions variational methods nodal lines eigenfunctions
A Liouville comparison principle for solutions of singular quasilinear elliptic second-order partial differential inequalities
Bernd Kawohl Vasilii Kurta
Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis 2011, 10(6): 1747-1762 doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2011.10.1747
We compare entire weak solutions $u$ and $v$ of quasilinear partial differential inequalities on $R^n$ without any assumptions on their behaviour at infinity and show among other things, that they must coincide if they are ordered, i.e. if they satisfy $u\geq v$ in $R^n$. For the particular case that $v\equiv 0$ we recover some known Liouville type results. Model cases for the equations involve the $p$-Laplacian operator for $p\in[1,2]$ and the mean curvature operator.
keywords: Liouville theorem singular elliptic equation. comparison principle quasilinear elliptic equation
Bernd Kawohl Juan J. Manfredi
Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis 2015, 14(1): i-i doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2015.14.1i
This special issue Emerging Trends in Nonlinear PDE of this journal was conceived during the Fall 2013 research semester “Evolutionary Problems” held at the Mittag-Leffler-Institute and its colophon conference Quasilinear PDEs and Game Theory held at Uppsala University in early December. The editors of this special issue participated in these activities. Following several conversations with other participants, we solicited manuscripts from participants of the Mittag-Leffler special semester, the Uppsala conference, as well as from colleagues working in closely related fields. Seventeen papers (out of twenty-one) are authors by participants in the research program at the Mittag-Leffler or the conference at Uppsala.
First eigenfunctions of the 1-Laplacian are viscosity solutions
Bernd Kawohl Friedemann Schuricht
Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis 2015, 14(1): 329-339 doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2015.14.329
We address the question if eigenfunctions of the 1-Laplacian, which are obtained through a variational argument, are also viscosity solutions of the associated strongly degenerate formal Euler equation. The answer is positive, but examples show also that there are many more viscosity solutions than expected.
keywords: Discontinuous viscosity solution Cheeger set 1-Laplacian
On a formula for sets of constant width in 2d
Bernd Kawohl Guido Sweers
Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis 2019, 18(4): 2117-2131 doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2019095

A formula for smooth orbiforms originating from Euler can be adjusted to describe all sets of constant width in 2d. Moreover, the formula allows short proofs of some laborious approximation results for sets of constant width.

keywords: Construction and approximation convex sets of constant width formula of Euler

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