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Boundary value problems for the nd-order Seiberg-Witten equations

Boundary Value Problems20052005:412046

Received: 8 June 2004

Published: 2 February 2005


It is shown that the nonhomogeneous Dirichlet and Neuman problems for the nd-order Seiberg-Witten equation on a compact -manifold admit a regular solution once the nonhomogeneous Palais-Smale condition is satisfied. The approach consists in applying the elliptic techniques to the variational setting of the Seiberg-Witten equation. The gauge invariance of the functional allows to restrict the problem to the Coulomb subspace of configuration space. The coercivity of the -functional, when restricted into the Coulomb subspace, imply the existence of a weak solution. The regularity then follows from the boundedness of -norms of spinor solutions and the gauge fixing lemma.

Authors’ Affiliations

Departamento de Matemática, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil


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