## Abstract

This paper, motivated by Del Pezzo et al. (2006) [1], discusses the minimization of the principal eigenvalue of a nonlinear boundary value problem. In the literature, this type of problem is called Steklov eigenvalue problem. The minimization is implemented with respect to a weight function. The admissible set is a class of rearrangements generated by a bounded function. We merely assume the generator is non-negative in contrast to [1], where the authors consider weights which are positively away from zero, in addition to being two-valued. Under this generality, more physical situations can be modeled. Finally, using rearrangement theory developed by Geoffrey Burton, we are able to prove uniqueness of the optimal solution when the domain of interest is a ball.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 5697-5704 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | Nonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications |

Volume | 74 |

Issue number | 16 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Nov 2011 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Existence
- Minimization
- Principal eigenvalue
- Rearrangement theory
- Steklov eigenvalue problem
- Uniqueness

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Analysis
- Applied Mathematics