Inhomogeneous Dirichlet problems involving the infinity-Laplacian

Research paper by Tilak Bhattacharya, Ahmed Mohammed

Indexed on: 27 Jun '11Published on: 27 Jun '11Published in: Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs


Our purpose in this paper is to provide a self contained account of the inhomogeneous Dirichlet problem $\Delta_\infty u=f(x,u)$ where $u$ takes a prescribed continuous data on the boundary of bounded domains. We employ a combination of Perron's method and a priori estimates to give general sufficient conditions on the right hand side $f$ that would ensure existence of viscosity solutions to the Dirichlet problem. Examples show that these sufficient conditions may not be relaxed. We also identify a class of inhomogeneous terms for which the corresponding Dirichlet problem has no solution in any domain with large in-radius. Several results, which are of independent interest, are developed to build towards the main results. The existence theorems provide substantial improvement of previous results, including our earlier results \cite{BMO} on this topic.