This paper is concerned with the maximum principle for second-order linear elliptic equations in a wide generality. By means of a geometric condition previously stressed by Berestycki–Nirenberg–Varadhan, Cabré was very able to improve the classical ABP estimate obtaining the maximum principle also in unbounded domains, such as infinite strips and open connected cones with closure different from the whole space. Now we introduce a new geometric condition that extends the result to a more general class of domains including the complements of hypersurfaces, as for instance the cut plane. The methods developed here allow us to deal with complete second-order equations, where the admissible first-order term, forced to be zero in a preceding result with Cafagna, depends on the geometry of the domain.
|Titolo:||On the Maximum Principle for Complete Second-Order Elliptic Operators in General Domains|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.2 Articolo su rivista con ISSN|