Banach Journal of Mathematical Analysis

On the existence of solutions of variational inequalities in nonreflexive Banach spaces

Vy Khoi Le

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Abstract

We are concerned in this article with an existence theorem for variational inequalities in nonreflexive Banach spaces with a general coercivity condition. The variational inequalities contain multivalued generalized pseudomonotone mappings and convex functionals, the nonreflexive Banach spaces form a complementary system, and the coercivity condition involves both the mapping and the functional. As an application, we study second-order elliptic variational inequalities with multivalued lower-order terms in general Orlicz–Sobolev spaces.

Article information

Source
Banach J. Math. Anal., Volume 13, Number 2 (2019), 293-313.

Dates
Received: 20 July 2018
Accepted: 13 October 2018
First available in Project Euclid: 28 January 2019

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bjma/1548666054

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1215/17358787-2018-0034

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR3927875

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
07045460

Subjects
Primary: 47J20: Variational and other types of inequalities involving nonlinear operators (general) [See also 49J40]
Secondary: 46B10: Duality and reflexivity [See also 46A25] 35J87: Nonlinear elliptic unilateral problems and nonlinear elliptic variational inequalities [See also 35R35, 49J40] 58E35: Variational inequalities (global problems)

Keywords
variational inequality nonreflexive Banach space Orlicz–Sobolev space multivalued mapping

Citation

Le, Vy Khoi. On the existence of solutions of variational inequalities in nonreflexive Banach spaces. Banach J. Math. Anal. 13 (2019), no. 2, 293--313. doi:10.1215/17358787-2018-0034. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.bjma/1548666054


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