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VOL. 8 | 1984 The Dirichlet problem for the minimal surface equation
Graham Williams

Editor(s) Neil S. Trudinger, Graham H. Williams


In this paper we consider the Dirichlet problem for the minimal surface equation. We assume that $\Omega$ is a bounded open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ with $C^2$ boundary $\partial \Omega$ and that $\phi$ is a continuous function on $\partial \Omega$ . Then we consider the problem : \[ (P) \hspace{.2in} Find \hspace{.1in} u \in C^2 (\Omega) \bigcap C^0 (\Omega) such \hspace{.1in} that\\ (i) u = \phi \hspace{.1in} on \hspace{.1in} \partial \Omega ,\\ (ii) u \hspace{.1in} satisfies \hspace{.1in} the \hspace{.1in} minimal \hspace{.1in} surface \hspace{.1in} equation \hspace{.1in} in \hspace{.1in} \Omega , \hspace{.1in} that \hspace{.1in} is ,\\ \sum_{i=1}^{n} D_i \left[ \frac{D_{i}u}{1 + |Du|^2} \right] = 0 \hspace{.1in} in \hspace{.1in} \Omega . \] We shall consider two aspects of this problem : firstly, whether or not solutions exist and, secondly, the regularity of solutions.


Published: 1 January 1984
First available in Project Euclid: 18 November 2014

zbMATH: 0569.35036
MathSciNet: MR799232

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Vol. 8 • 1 January 1984
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