## Nonsmooth Variational Problems and Their Inequalities: Comparison Principles and ApplicationsThis monograph focuses primarily on nonsmooth variational problems that arise from boundary value problems with nonsmooth data and/or nonsmooth constraints, such as multivalued elliptic problems, variational inequalities, hemivariational inequalities, and their corresponding evolution problems. It provides a systematic and unified exposition of comparison principles based on a suitably extended sub-supersolution method. |

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**coercive**functional Ê : Vo → R defined by Ê ( u ) = 1 p Lup dx + ↓ j ( u ) dx — ( 1 , u ) . - As Ê in our example is even strictly convex , a unique solution of the opti- mization problem exists uЄ Vo : Ê ( u ) = inf Ê ( v ) , VEVO ...Page 40

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### Contents

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Variational Equations | 81 |

Multivalued Variational Equations | 143 |

Obstacle Problem | 247 |

Hemivariational Inequalities | 279 |

7 | 317 |

Nonsmooth Variational Problems and | 378 |

Index | 392 |

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Page 78 - Let 5 be a nonempty subset of the Banach space X and let Q be a compact topological submanifold of X with nonempty boundary dQ (in the sense of manifolds with boundary). We say that S and Q link if the next properties hold S n dQ = 0 and whenever / 6 F, where The theorem below is our main result of this Section.

Page 13 - If X is a normed linear space and Y is a Banach space, then B(X, Y) is a Banach space.

Page 182 - The main result of this section is given by the following theorem. Theorem 4.3.

Page 13 - Theorem 3.B (The uniform boundedness theorem). Let F be a nonempty set of continuous maps F: X -» Y, where X is a Banach space over К and Y is a normed space over K.

Page 17 - Let X be a Banach space. Then X is reflexive if and only if X* is reflexive.

Page 15 - The set of all linear continuous functionals on X is called the adjoint or conjugate space of X and is denoted X*.

Page 12 - Then the following two conditions are equivalent: (i) A is continuous, (ii) G = 0, and g is bounded in D.

Page 18 - Let X be a normed linear space. Then, the closed unit ball in X is compact if and only if X is finite-dimensional.

Page 14 - Theorem). Let X and Y be Banach spaces and A : X — » Y be a linear continuous operator.

Page 14 - X -> Y, where X is a Banach space and Y is a normed linear space.