Role of partial functionals in the study of variational systems

Abstract

Applying techniques originally developed for systems lacking a variational structure, we establish conditions for the existence of solutions in systems that possess this property but their energy functional is unbounded both lower and below. We show that, in general, our conditions differ from those in the classical mountain pass approach by Ambroseti-Rabinovitz when dealing with systems of this type. Our theory is put into practice in the context of a coupled system of Stokes equations with reaction terms, where we establish sufficient conditions for the existence of a solution. The systems under study are intermediary between gradient-type systems and Hamiltonian systems

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Andrei Stan
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca,  Romania
Tiberiu Popoviciu Institute of Numerical Analysis, Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Variational method; Stokes system; Mountain pass geometry

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Andrei Stan, Role of partial functionals in the study of variational, https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2311.15552

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