# New existence results for the mean field equation on compact surfaces via degree theory

created by jevnikar on 25 Mar 2015

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Accepted Paper

Inserted: 25 mar 2015
Last Updated: 25 mar 2015

Journal: Rend. Semin. Mat. Univ. Padova
Year: 2014

Abstract:

We consider the following class of equations with exponential nonlinearities on a closed surface which arises as the mean field equation of the equilibrium turbulence with arbitrarily signed vortices.

By considering the parity of the Leray-Schauder degree associated to the problem, we prove solvability for $\rho_i \in (8\pi k, 8\pi(k+1)),\, k \in \mathbb{N}$. Our theorem provides a new existence result in the case when the underlying manifold is a sphere and gives a completely new proof for other known results.