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Fundamental Solutions and Local Solvability for Nonsmooth Hormander's Operators, Paperback / softback Book

Fundamental Solutions and Local Solvability for Nonsmooth Hormander's Operators Paperback / softback

Part of the Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society series


The authors consider operators of the form $L=\sum_{i=1}^{n}X_{i}^{2}+X_{0}$ in a bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^{p}$ where $X_{0},X_{1},\ldots,X_{n}$ are nonsmooth Hormander's vector fields of step $r$ such that the highest order commutators are only Holder continuous.

Applying Levi's parametrix method the authors construct a local fundamental solution $\gamma$ for $L$ and provide growth estimates for $\gamma$ and its first derivatives with respect to the vector fields.

Requiring the existence of one more derivative of the coefficients the authors prove that $\gamma$ also possesses second derivatives, and they deduce the local solvability of $L$, constructing, by means of $\gamma$, a solution to $Lu=f$ with Holder continuous $f$.

The authors also prove $C_{X,loc}^{2,\alpha}$ estimates on this solution.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 79 pages
  • Publisher: American Mathematical Society
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Algebra
  • ISBN: 9781470425593



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