By Nikos Katzourakis

The objective of this e-book is to offer a short and easy, but rigorous, presentation of the rudiments of the so-called concept of Viscosity recommendations which applies to completely nonlinear 1st and 2d order Partial Differential Equations (PDE). For such equations, relatively for second order ones, suggestions often are non-smooth and traditional ways that allows you to outline a "weak resolution" don't practice: classical, robust virtually in every single place, susceptible, measure-valued and distributional options both don't exist or would possibly not also be outlined. the most reason behind the latter failure is that, the normal thought of utilizing "integration-by-parts" with the intention to cross derivatives to gentle try out features through duality, isn't to be had for non-divergence constitution PDE.

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2)), we have 0 ≤ F x, u(x), Du(x), D 2 u(x) = F x, u(x), p, D 2 u(x) ≤ F x, u(x), p, X . Hence, u is a Viscosity Solution. The Theorem ensues. Remark 12 (i) The only point that degenerate ellipticity is actually needed in what we have established so far is in the Proof of Theorem 11, that is, for the consistency of viscosity and classical solutions. This is the main reason that viscosity solutions apply primarily to degenerate elliptic and degenerate parabolic PDE, namely, to PDE which support the Maximum Principle.

See Fig. 4. 52 4 Mollification of Viscosity Solutions and Semiconvexity Fig. 3 Supporting hyperplanes to (the epigraph of) a convex function Fig. 4 A depiction of a semiconvex function Remark 5 Semiconvexity is a sort of “1-sided C 1,1 regularity ”. Indeed, a function u belongs to the Lipschitz space C 1,1 (Ω) = W 2,∞ (Ω) for a Lipschitz domain Ω if and only if there is an M > 0 such that, for any x, z ∈ Ω, u(z + x) − u(x) − Du(x) · z ≤ M|z|2 . This is the same as u(y) ≤ u(x) + Du(x) · (y − x) + M|y − x|2 , u(y) ≥ u(x) + Du(x) · (y − x) − M|y − x|2 .

L. Lions, Existence results for first-order Hamilton-Jacobi equations. Richarche Mat. E. Souganidis, Existence of viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations. J. Differential Equations 56, 345–390 (1985) Chapter 4 Mollification of Viscosity Solutions and Semiconvexity In the previous three chapters we defined and studied the basic analytic properties of Viscosity Solutions u ∈ C 0 (Ω) to fully nonlinear degenerate elliptic PDE of the form F ·, u, Du, D 2 u = 0, where Ω ⊆ Rn and F ∈ C 0 (Ω × R × Rn × S(n)).