Analysis of Galerkin Methods for the Fully Nonlinear Monge-Ampère Equation

This paper develops and analyzes finite element Galerkin and spectral Galerkin methods for approximating viscosity solutions of the fully nonlinear Monge-Ampère equation det(D2u0) = f (> 0) based on the vanishing moment method which was developed by the authors in [17, 15]. In this approach, the Monge-Ampère equation is approximated by the fourth order… CONTINUE READING