Compensation phenomena in geometric partial differential equations
Sharp, Benjamin G. (2012) Compensation phenomena in geometric partial differential equations. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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In this thesis we present optimal and improved estimates for systems of critical elliptic PDE which arise as generalisations of natural geometric problems. We provide optimal regularity and compactness results for ‘Rivière’s equation’ for two dimensional domains via a new decay estimate, andwe exhibit examples to showthat the results are sharp. These results are presented in chapters 4 and 5. Such estimates generalise and improve known results in the classical setting. In chapter 6 we improve the known regularity for the higher dimensional theory introduced by Rivière-Struwe leading to better estimates for solutions in this case. Such estimates in particular lead to an easy proof for the regularity for stationary harmonic maps. We also present (in chapter 7) sharp results for a complex system of PDE, a consequence of which is a short proof of the full regularity for weakly harmonic maps from a Riemann surface into a closed Riemannian manifold.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Differential equations, Elliptic|
|Date:||25 June 2012|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Mathematics Institute|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Topping, Peter, 1971-|
|Sponsors:||Leverhulme Trust (LT)|
|Extent:||vi, 113 leaves|
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