On closed manifolds, gradient and Hessian a priori estimates for fully nonlinear Yamabe problems are known to hold. On manifolds with boundary, gradient estimates are known to hold, while Hessian estimates hold if the prescribed mean curvature is positive. Examples are given here which show that Hessian estimates can fail when the mean curvature is negative.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Fully nonlinear