Symmetry and asymmetry: The method of moving spheres

Qinian Jin, Yan Yan Li, Haoyuan Xu

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This paper consists of two parts. The first part concerns a question raised by Véron on the symmetry property of positive solutions of the semilinear elliptic equation. The second part concerns some nonlinear elliptic equations on the unit sphere Sn. By the method of moving spheres and the global bifurcation theory, we obtain various symmetry, asymmetry, and non-existence results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-640
Number of pages40
JournalAdvances in Differential Equations
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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