The ∞-Eigenvalue Problem

Research paper by Petri Juutinen, Peter Lindqvist, Juan J. Manfredi

Indexed on: 01 Sep '99Published on: 01 Sep '99Published in: Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis


. The Euler‐Lagrange equation of the nonlinear Rayleigh quotient \( \left(\int_{\Omega}|\nabla u|^{p}\,dx\right) \bigg/ \left(\int_{\Omega}|u|^{p}\,dx\right)\) is \( -\div\left( |\nabla u|^{p-2}\nabla u \right)= \Lambda_{p}^{p} |u |^{p-2}u,\) where \(\Lambda_{p}^{p}\) is the minimum value of the quotient. The limit as \(p\to\infty\) of these equations is found to be \(\max \left\{ \Lambda_{\infty}-\frac{|\nabla u(x)|}{u(x)},\ \ \Delta_{\infty}u(x)\right\}=0,\) where the constant \(\Lambda_{\infty}=\lim_{p\to\infty}\Lambda_{p}\) is the reciprocal of the maximum of the distance to the boundary of the domain Ω.