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1. CJM Online first

Emamizadeh, Behrouz; Farjudian, Amin; Zivari-Rezapour, Mohsen
Optimization related to some nonlocal problems of Kirchhoff type
In this paper we introduce two rearrangement optimization problems, one being a maximization and the other a minimization problem, related to a nonlocal boundary value problem of Kirchhoff type. Using the theory of rearrangements as developed by G. R. Burton we are able to show that both problems are solvable, and derive the corresponding optimality conditions. These conditions in turn provide information concerning the locations of the optimal solutions. The strict convexity of the energy functional plays a crucial role in both problems. The popular case in which the rearrangement class (i.e., the admissible set) is generated by a characteristic function is also considered. We show that in this case, the maximization problem gives rise to a free boundary problem of obstacle type, which turns out to be unstable. On the other hand, the minimization problem leads to another free boundary problem of obstacle type, which is stable. Some numerical results are included to confirm the theory.

Keywords:Kirchhoff equation, rearrangements of functions, maximization, existence, optimality condition
Categories:35J20, 35J25

2. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 927)

Wang, Liping; Zhao, Chunyi
Infinitely Many Solutions for the Prescribed Boundary Mean Curvature Problem in $\mathbb B^N$
We consider the following prescribed boundary mean curvature problem in $ \mathbb B^N$ with the Euclidean metric: \[ \begin{cases} \displaystyle -\Delta u =0,\quad u\gt 0 &\text{in }\mathbb B^N, \\[2ex] \displaystyle \frac{\partial u}{\partial\nu} + \frac{N-2}{2} u =\frac{N-2}{2} \widetilde K(x) u^{2^\#-1} \quad & \text{on }\mathbb S^{N-1}, \end{cases} \] where $\widetilde K(x)$ is positive and rotationally symmetric on $\mathbb S^{N-1}, 2^\#=\frac{2(N-1)}{N-2}$. We show that if $\widetilde K(x)$ has a local maximum point, then the above problem has infinitely many positive solutions that are not rotationally symmetric on $\mathbb S^{N-1}$.

Keywords:infinitely many solutions, prescribed boundary mean curvature, variational reduction
Categories:35J25, 35J65, 35J67

3. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 702)

Taylor, Michael
Regularity of Standing Waves on Lipschitz Domains
We analyze the regularity of standing wave solutions to nonlinear Schrödinger equations of power type on bounded domains, concentrating on Lipschitz domains. We establish optimal regularity results in this setting, in Besov spaces and in Hölder spaces.

Keywords:standing waves, elliptic regularity, Lipschitz domain
Categories:35J25, 35J65

4. CJM 2010 (vol 62 pp. 808)

Legendre, Eveline
Extrema of Low Eigenvalues of the Dirichlet-Neumann Laplacian on a Disk
We study extrema of the first and the second mixed eigenvalues of the Laplacian on the disk among some families of Dirichlet--Neumann boundary conditions. We show that the minimizer of the second eigenvalue among all mixed boundary conditions lies in a compact $1$-parameter family for which an explicit description is given. Moreover, we prove that among all partitions of the boundary with bounded number of parts on which Dirichlet and Neumann conditions are imposed alternately, the first eigenvalue is maximized by the uniformly distributed partition.

Keywords: Laplacian, eigenvalues, Dirichlet-Neumann mixed boundary condition, Zaremba's problem
Categories:35J25, 35P15

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