# Estimate about interior elliptic regularity!

In the paper Monotonicity for Elliptic Equations in Unbounded Lipschitz Domains - Berestycki - Caffarelli - Niremberg, they use the estimate "obtained by interior elliptic regularity": if $B=B_\rho(y)\subset\Omega$ and $|x-y|\leq\rho/2$, then $$|u(x)-u(y)|\leq \widehat C\max_Bu\cdot\left(\frac{|x-y|}{\rho}\right)^\gamma+\widehat C\rho^{2-\gamma}|x-y|^\gamma,$$ for $\gamma\in(0,1]$. Someone can help me to obtain this estimate? Thank you.

I don't know why they write $\gamma$ there. Observe that $\gamma\to a^\gamma$ is a decreasing function of $\gamma$ for any fixed base $0<a<1$. Here we have $$\frac{|x-y|}{\rho}\le \frac12$$ and since the right hand side is $$\widehat C\max_Bu\cdot\left(\frac{|x-y|}{\rho}\right)^\gamma+\widehat C\rho^{2}\left(\frac{|x-y|}{\rho}\right)^\gamma$$ it is a decreasing function of $\gamma$. Thus, it suffices to prove the estimate for $\gamma=1$. Theorem 3.9 in Gilbarg-Trudinger (used with $\Omega=B$) gives the gradient bound $$\sup_{B_{\rho/2}(y)} |\nabla u| \le \frac{C}{\rho}\left( \sup_B |u| + \rho^2 \sup_B |\Delta u|\right)$$ Recalling that $\Delta u$ is uniformly bounded, and using the mean value theorem, we obtain $$|u(x)-y(y)| \le \frac{C}{\rho}|x-y|\left( \sup_B |u| + \rho^2 \sup_B |\Delta u|\right)$$ for $x\in B_{\rho/2}(y)$.
• The $\gamma$ is used to prove that $u$ is Hölder Continuous. In the paper, we use this estimate to prove this. Can I use this estimate argument for each $\gamma\in(0,1]$? 5PM, you answered an another question to me here: math.stackexchange.com/questions/284506/… but I have one more doubt, about the uniform convergence of the Laplacian (the $C^2$-convergence). Do you know what implies this convergence? Thank you very much!!! – José Carlos Feb 4 '13 at 18:35
• I didn't understand why the right hand side is a decreasing function of $\gamma$. Could you explain it? – José Carlos Feb 4 '13 at 19:29