*Accepted Paper*

**Inserted:** 27 apr 2023

**Last Updated:** 7 jun 2024

**Journal:** J. Geom. Anal.

**Year:** 2024

**Abstract:**

In this paper we prove existence of nonnegative bounded solutions for the non-autonomous prescribed mean curvature problem in non-parametric form on an open bounded domain $\Omega$ of $\mathbb{R}^N$. The mean curvature, that depends on the location of the solution $u$ itself, is asked to be of the form $f(x)h(u)$, where $f$ is a nonnegative function in $L^{N,\infty}(\Omega)$ and $h:\mathbb{R}^+\mapsto \mathbb{R}^+$ is merely continuous and possibly unbounded near zero. As a preparatory tool for our analysis we propose a purely PDE approach to the prescribed mean curvature problem not depending on the solution, i.e. $h\equiv 1$. This part, which has its own independent interest, aims to represent a modern and up-to-date account on the subject. Uniqueness is also handled in presence of a decreasing nonlinearity. The sharpness of the results is highlighted by mean of explicit examples.

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