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This paper deals with some Monge–Ampère type equations involving the gradient that are elliptic in the framework of convex functions. First, we show that such equations may be obtained by minimizing a suitable functional. Moreover, we investigate a P-function associated with the solution to a boundary value problem of our generalized Monge–Ampère equation in a bounded convex domain. It will be shown that this P-function attains its maximum value on the boundary of the underlying domain. Furthermore, we show that such a P-function is actually identically constant when the underlying domain is a ball. Therefore, our result provides a best possible maximum principles in the sense of L. E. Payne. Finally, in case of dimension 2, we prove that this P-function also attains its minimum value on the boundary of the underlying domain. As an application, we will show that the solvability of a Serrin’s type overdetermined problem for our generalized Monge–Ampère type equation forces the underlying domain to be a ball.
We investigate maxima and minima of some functionals associated with solutions to Dirichlet problems for elliptic equations. We prove existence results and, under suitable restrictions on the data, we show that any maximal configuration satisfies a special system of two equations. Next, we use the moving-plane method to find symmetry results for solutions of a system. We apply these results in our discussion of symmetry for the maximal configurations of the previous problem.
Let u(x, t) be a smooth function in the domain Q = Ω × (0, L), Ω in n, let Du be the spatial gradient of u(x, t) and let ∇u = (Du, u1). If u(x, t) satisfies the parabolic equation F(u, Du, D2u) = ut, we define w(x, t) by g(w) = │∇u│−1G(∇u) (g is positive and decreasing, G is concave and homogeneous of degree one) and we prove that w(x, t) attains its maximum value on the parabolic boundary of Q. If u(x, t) satisfies the equation Δu + 2h(q2) uiujuij = ut(q2 = │Du│2, 1 + 2q2h(q2) > 0) we prove that qf (u) takes its maximum value on the parabolic boundary of Q provided f satisfies a suitable condition. If u(x, t) satisfies the parabolic equation aij (Du)uij − b(x, t, u, Du) = ut (b is concave with respect to (x, t, u)) we define C(x, y, t, τ) = u(z, θ) − αu(x, t) − βu(y, τ) (0 < α, 0 < β, α + β = 1, z αx +y, θ = αt + βτ) and we prove that if C(x, y, t, r) ≤0 when x, y, z ∈ Ω2 and one of t, τ = 0, and when t, τ ∈ (0, L], and one of x, y, z, ∈ ∂Ω, then it is C(x, y, t, τ) ≤0 everywhere.
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