Title

Nonresonance On The Boundary And Strong Solutions Of Elliptic Equations With Nonlinear Boundary Conditions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Published In

Journal Of Applied Functional Analysis

Abstract

We deal with the solvability of linear second order elliptic partial differential equations with nonlinear boundary conditions by imposing asymptotic nonresonance conditions of nonuniform type with respect to the Steklov spectrum on the boundary nonlinearity. Unlike some recent approaches in the literature for problems with nonlinear boundary conditions, we cast the problem in terms of nonlinear compact perturbations of the identity on appropriate trace spaces in order to prove the existence of strong solutions. The proofs are based on a priori estimates for possible solutions to a homotopy on suitable trace spaces and topological degree arguments.