Local boundedness, maximum principles, and continuity of solutions to infinitely degenerate elliptic equations Academic Article uri icon

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  • We develop subrepresentation inequalities for infinitely degenerate metrics, and obtain corresponding Poincare and Sobolev inequalities. We then derive conditions on the degenerate metric under which weak solutions to associated infinitely degenerate equations with rough coefficients are locally bounded, satisfy a maximum principle, or are continuous. As an application we obtain W-hypoellipticity of certain infinitely degenerate quasilinear equations with smooth coefficients having mild nonlinearities and degeneracies.


  • Korobenko, Lyudmila
  • Rios, Cristian
  • Sawyer, Eric
  • Shen, Ruipeng