One prominent problem in the calculus of variations is minimizing anisotropic integrals with a (p, q)-elliptic density F depending on the gradient of a function omega : Omega -> R-n. The best known sufficient bound for regularity of solutions is q <p (n + 2)/n. On the other hand, if we allow an additional x-dependence of the density we have the much weaker result q <p (n + 1)/n. If one additionally imposes the local boundedness of the minimizer, then these bounds can be improved to q <p + 2 and q <p + 1. In this paper we give natural assumptions for F closing the gap between the autonomous and non-autonomous situation.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|
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