A localization property of viscosity solutions to the Monge-Ampère equation and their strict convexity. (English) Zbl 0704.35045

The author considers viscosity solutions of the Monge-Ampère equation \[ (1)\quad 0<\lambda_ 1\leq \det D^ 2u\leq \lambda_ 2 \] with \(C^{1,\alpha}\) boundary data \((\alpha >1-2/n)\). Assume that \(u\geq 0\) satisfies (1) and that the convex set \(\{u=0\}\) is not a point. Then this set cannot have extremal points in the interior of the domain of definition of u.
Reviewer: G.Dziuk


35J60 Nonlinear elliptic equations
35B50 Maximum principles in context of PDEs
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