Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

G. Citti - S. Mukherjee

Regularity of quasi-linear equations with Hormander vector fields of step two

created by mukherjee on 08 Oct 2021
modified on 26 Jul 2022


Published Paper

Inserted: 8 oct 2021
Last Updated: 26 jul 2022

Journal: Advances in Mathematics
Pages: 46
Year: 2022
Doi: 10.1016/j.aim.2022.108593

ArXiv: 2110.04377 PDF


If the smooth vector fields $X_1,\ldots,X_m$ and their commutators span the tangent space at every point in $\Omega\subseteq \mathbb{R}^N$ for any fixed $m\leq N$, then we establish the full interior regularity theory of quasi-linear equations $\sum_{i=1}^m X_i^*A_i(X_1u, \ldots,X_mu)= 0$ with $p$-Laplacian type growth condition. In other words, we show that a weak solution of the equation is locally $C^{1,\alpha}$.

Keywords: Sub-elliptic equations, quasilinear, p-Laplacian, regularity.