Tese de Doutorado - Fiorella Maria Rendon Garcia

Global boundary weak Harnack inequality for general uniformly elliptic equations in divergence form and applications

In this Ph.D. thesis we give a global extension of the interior weak Harnack inequality for a general class of divergence-type elliptic equations, under very weak regularity assumptions on the differential operator. In this way we generalize and unify all previous results of this type. As an application, we prove a priori estimates for a class of quasilinear elliptic problems with quadratic growth on the gradient and we investigate, under various assumptions, the multiplicity of the solutions obtained for this problem.