# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

## A generalization of a criterion for the existence of solutions to semilinear elliptic equations

 Université de Savoie Mont Blanc, CNRS, LAMA, 73000 Chambéry, France

1 Pierre Baras died on April 22nd, 2020. He was still working on a final version of this article but unfortunately could not submit it. This version is essentially the first one he submitted, except for a few technical corrections made with the help of the referee. We would like to express our sincere thanks to the referee for his fruitful help, as well as to "Maha Daoud" who kindly rebuilt the latex source from the pdf submission.
A brief tribute describing some of Pierre Baras' actions may be found just after the preface. The Guest Editors.

Published  October 2020

We prove an abstract result of existence of "good" generalized subsolutions for convex operators. Its application to semilinear elliptic equations leads to an extension of results by P.B-M.Pierre concerning a criterion for the existence of solutions to a semilinear elliptic or parabolic equation with a convex nonlinearity. We apply this result to the model problem $-\Delta u = a |\nabla u|^p+ b|u|^q+f$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions where $a,b>0$, $p,q>1$. No other condition is made on $p$ and $q$.

Citation: Pierre Baras. A generalization of a criterion for the existence of solutions to semilinear elliptic equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2020439
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