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Convexity of solutions and $C^{1,1}$ estimates for fully nonlinear elliptic equations

Abstract : The starting point of this work is a paper by Alvarez, Lasry and Lions (1997) concerning the convexity and the partial convexity of viscosity solutions of fully nonlinear degenerate elliptic equations. We extend their results in two directions. First, we deal with possibly sublinear (but epi-pointed) solutions instead of $1$-coercive ones; secondly, the partial convexity of $C^2$ solutions is extended to the class of continuous viscosity solutions. A third contribution of this paper concerns $C^{1,1}$ estimates for convex viscosity solutions of strictly elliptic nonlinear equations. To finish with, all the tools and techniques introduced here permit us to give a new proof of the Alexandroff estimate obtained by Trudinger (1988) and Caffarelli (1989).
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Cyril Imbert. Convexity of solutions and $C^{1,1}$ estimates for fully nonlinear elliptic equations. Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, Elsevier, 2006, 85, pp.791-807. ⟨hal-00012969v2⟩



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