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The first book containing a detailed description of modern work on the maximum principle for nonlinear elliptic differential equations
Contains applications to the celebrated symmetry question, to elliptic dead core phenomena, uniqueness theorems, the Harnack inequality and the compact support principle
Maximum principles are bedrock results in the theory of second order elliptic equations. This principle, simple enough in essence, lends itself to a quite remarkable number of subtle uses when combined appropriately with other notions. Intended for a wide audience, the book provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the various maximum principles available in elliptic theory, from their beginning for linear equations to recent work on nonlinear and singular equations.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Boundary value problem - differential equation - inequalities - maximum - maximum principle - ordinary differential equation - potential theory