# Ngô Quốc Anh

## April 25, 2011

### The Monge-Ampère equations: An invariant

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Howdy, today, we study a simple invariant concerning the Monge-Ampère equations. Let us consider the following simple case $\displaystyle\det (u_{x_ix_j})=u^p$

in $\mathbb R^n$, where $0. For a beginner, we refer to an entry from wikipedia [here].

We now look for a function of the form $w(x)=m^\alpha u(mx)$

where $\alpha$ is a constant to be determined. A quick calculation shows that $w_{x_i}(x)=m^{\alpha+1} u_{x_i}(mx)$

and $w_{x_ix_j}(x)=m^{\alpha+2} u_{x_ix_j}(mx).$

Thus $\displaystyle \det (w_{x_ix_j}) = m^{(\alpha+2)n}\det (u_{x_ix_j}(mx))=m^{(\alpha+2)n} u(mx)^p=m^{(\alpha+2)n-p\alpha} w(x)^p.$

Therefore, $\alpha$ is chosen so that $(\alpha+2)n-p\alpha=0$. Hence $\displaystyle\alpha=\frac{2n}{p-n}.$

In conclusion, $\displaystyle m^\frac{2n}{p-n} u(mx)$

is also a solution. This property can be found in a paper by Kutev [here].

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