By Nikos Katzourakis

The objective of this booklet is to provide a short and common, but rigorous, presentation of the rudiments of the so-called thought of Viscosity ideas which applies to completely nonlinear 1st and second order Partial Differential Equations (PDE). For such equations, quite for second order ones, recommendations ordinarily are non-smooth and conventional techniques on the way to outline a "weak resolution" don't observe: classical, robust nearly far and wide, vulnerable, measure-valued and distributional suggestions both don't exist or won't also be outlined. the most cause of the latter failure is that, the traditional proposal of utilizing "integration-by-parts" so that it will cross derivatives to soft attempt capabilities by way of duality, isn't to be had for non-divergence constitution PDE.

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2ε 2ε By taking “sup” in y ∈ Ω, we obtain u ε (x) ≤ vε (x). (d) If ε ≤ ε , then for all x, y ∈ Ω we have u(y) − |y − x|2 |y − x|2 ≤ u(y) − . 2ε 2ε By taking “sup” in y ∈ Ω, we obtain u ε (x) ≤ u ε (x). 3). 7) for all y ∈ Ω. 7), we get |x ε − x|2 ≤ 4 u C 0 (Ω) ε, as a result, the set X (ε) is contained in the ball Bρ(ε) (x), where ρ(ε) = 2 u C 0 (Ω) ε. In addition, since Ω is open, for ε small the closed ball Bρ(ε) (x) is contained in Ω. 5) follows. (f) By assumption, u is uniformly continuous on Ω.

3. The latter statement is meant in the sense that a jet of the approximating sequence u ε is passed to the limit u, while, in the stability theorems, given a jet of u we construct a jets of the approximating sequence. The “magic property” will be needed latter in the uniqueness theory for the Dirichlet problem. Now we consider the important “PDE properties” of sup-/inf-convolutions. We will consider only the case of “sup-convolution/subsolution”. The symmetric case of “inf-convolution/supersolution” is left as a simple exercise for the reader.

Having these convergence notions at hand, we may now proceed to the 1-sided analogues of Theorem 2 and Lemma 5. One final observation is the next remark. Remark 9 THE DEFINITION OF VISCOSITY SOLUTIONS REMAINS THE SAME IF WE SPLIT THE A-PRIORI CONTINUITY REQUIREMENT TO 2 HALVES, THAT IS, THAT SUBSOLUTIONS ARE UPPER-SEMICONTINUOUS AND SUPERSOLUTIONS ARE LOWERSEMICONTINUOUS. This requirement makes no difference for the notion of solutions, but relaxes the a priori regularity requirements of sub-/super- solutions to the ones which suffice for 1-sided considerations.