• Received : 2015.11.26
  • Published : 2017.01.01


Interface problem here refers to a second order elliptic problem with a discontinuous coefficient for the second order derivatives. For the corresponding boundary value problem, the maximum principle still holds but Hopf's boundary point lemma may fail. We will give an optimal power type estimate that replaces Hopf's lemma at those boundary points, where this coefficient jumps.


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