A Priori Estimates in Nonlinear Eigenvalue Problems for Elliptic Systems

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The systems considered have the form in Ω, on ∂Ω, where is a bounded domain, A is a matrix of second order elliptic operators, and γ is a real parameter. For simplicity the results are stated for a single equation, but the range of validity for systems is discussed. The first type of a priori estimates give lower bounds for sup in terms of γ and |Ω| when is superlinear, upper bounds for sup when is sublinear, and lower bounds for γ when has linear growth. The second type of estimates generalize to systems results of Brezis and Turner and P. L. Lions for single equations; they give upper bounds for sup in the superlinear case. Those estimates require A to be diagonal. None of the results require a variational structure for the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalNorth-Holland Mathematics Studies
Issue numberC
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)


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