Pointwise estimates for degenerate elliptic systems

21 May 2014
Dr Dominic Breit

We consider degenerate elliptic systems like the p-Laplacian  system with p>1 and zero boundary data. The r.h.s. is given in  divergence from div F. We prove a pointwise estimate (in terms of the  sharp maximal function) bounding the gradient of the solution via the  function F. This recovers several known results about local regularity  estimates in L^q, BMO and C^a. Our pointwise inequality extends also  to boundary points. So these  regularity estimates hold globally as  well. The global estimates in BMO and C^a are new.

  • OxPDE Special Seminar