By Luis Caffarelli, Sandro Salsa

Unfastened or relocating boundary difficulties look in lots of components of study, geometry, and utilized arithmetic. a customary instance is the evolving interphase among a pretty good and liquid section: if we all know the preliminary configuration good sufficient, we should always be ready to reconstruct its evolution, specifically, the evolution of the interphase. during this booklet, the authors current a chain of rules, tools, and methods for treating the main simple problems with the sort of challenge. particularly, they describe the very basic instruments of geometry and genuine research that make this attainable: homes of harmonic and caloric measures in Lipschitz domain names, a relation among parallel surfaces and elliptic equations, monotonicity formulation and pressure, and so forth. The instruments and concepts provided the following will function a foundation for the research of extra complicated phenomena and difficulties. This ebook turns out to be useful for supplementary studying or could be an outstanding self reliant examine textual content. it truly is appropriate for graduate scholars and researchers drawn to partial differential equations.

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48 3. 9) classify global solutions, somewhat like in minimal surface theory. We know that F ∗ (u) is, in particular a set of ﬁnite perimeter and therefore almost every point, with respect to H n−1 F ∗ (u), is a diﬀerentiability point. That is, if x is one of those points, at x is well deﬁned a normal vector ν = ν(x) such that, if we set + Ω+ r = {y : r(y − x) ∈ Ω (u)} P + = P + (x, ν) = {y : y − x, ν > 0} π = π(x, ν) = {y : y − x, ν = 0} and let B = B(x) a (small) ball centered at x, then Per(Ω+ r ∩ B) converges in the sense of vector measures to Per(P + ∩ B), that is, for any continuous vector ﬁeld ϕ: r→0 ∂Ω+ r ∩B ϕ, ν d Per −−−→ ϕ, ν dH n−1 .

U Bε (xj ) therefore the quantities b) and c) are comparable. 3. STRONG RESULTS 47 since, for proper choices of c we can make Ncε (F (u)) ∩ BR ⊂ {0 < u < ε} ∩ BR or vice versa. It follows that the quantities a), b) and c) are all comparable to Rn−1 . Finally, let {Brj (xj )}, xj ∈ F (u), a ﬁnite covering of F (u)∩BR by balls of radius rj < ε, that approximates H n−1 (F (u) ∩ BR ). Let r < min rj and {Br (xkj )} a ﬁnite overlapping covering for F (u) ∩ Brj (xj ). Then, on one hand |∂Br (xkj )| ≤ cRn−1 k,j by the argument above with ε = r.

Let y ∈ Bε (x) and notice that if τ ∈ Γ( θ2 , en ) and τ¯ = τ − (y − x) τ − τ | = |x − y| ≤ |τ | sin θ2 . Also then α(τ, τ¯) ≤ 2θ , since |¯ |¯ τ | ≥ |τ | − |τ | sin since θ 2 1 θ ≥ |τ | 2 2 < π4 . 8, we deduce that inf B1/8 (x0 ) Dτ¯ u ≥ c0 ν, τ¯ |∇u(x0 )| ≥ c ν, τ¯ u(x0 ) τ | cos α(ν, τ¯) ≥ c1 |¯ sup u B1/8 (x0 ) ≥ bε sup u B1/8 (x0 ) where b = b(τ ) = C cos( θ2 + α(ν, τ )). 5 are satisﬁed. 6. 4, perhaps with a slightly diﬀerent enlarged cone, that we still denote by Γ(θ¯1 , ν¯1 ). 4. 3, with θ = θ/2, θ θ 1 + cμ cos + α(ν, τ ) 2 2 θ [1 + cμ sin E(τ )] = |τ | sin 2 θ +μ ¯E(τ ≡ ρ(τ ) ≥ |τ | sin 2 (1 + bμ)ε = |τ | sin with μ ¯ = μc θ20 .