# Hölder Estimates for the Gradient

Chapter

## Abstract

In this chapter we derive interior and global Hölder estimates for the derivatives of solutions of quasilinear elliptic equations of the form in a bounded domain

$$Qu = {a^{ij}}\left( {x,u,Du} \right){D_{ij}}u + b\left( {x,u,Du} \right) = 0$$

(13.1)

*Ω*. From the global results we shall see that Step IV of the existence procedure described in Chapter 11 can be carried out if, in addition to the hypotheses of Theorem 11.4, we assume that either the coefficients*a*^{ ij }are in*C*^{l}(*Ω*Ω × ℝ × ℝ^{ n }) or that*Q*is of divergence form or that*n*= 2. The estimates of this chapter will be established through a reduction to the results of Chapter 8, in particular to Theorems 8.18, 8.24, 8.26 and 8.29.## Keywords

Dirichlet Problem Quasilinear Elliptic Equation Interior Estimate Linear Elliptic Equation Holder Estimate
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