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Some notes on the method of moving planes. (English) Zbl 0777.35005

Summary: The author obtains a version of the sliding plane method of Gidas, Ni and Nirenberg which applies to domains with no smoothness condition on the boundary. The method obtains results on the symmetry of positive solutions of boundary value problems for nonlinear elliptic equations. We also show how our techniques apply to some problems on half spaces.

MSC:

35B05 Oscillation, zeros of solutions, mean value theorems, etc. in context of PDEs
35J25 Boundary value problems for second-order elliptic equations
35J65 Nonlinear boundary value problems for linear elliptic equations
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