We consider a nonlinear elliptic equation of the form div [a(∇u)] + F[u] = 0 on a domain Ω, subject to a Dirichlet boundary condition tru = φ. We do not assume that the higher order term a satisfies growth conditions from above. We prove the existence of continuous solutions either when Ω is convex and φ satisfies a one-sided bounded slope condition, or when a is radial: $a\left(\xi \right)=\frac{l\left(\right|\xi \left|\right)}{\left|\xi \right|}\xi $ for some increasing l:ℝ^{+} → ℝ^{+}.

Keywords: nonlinear elliptic equations, continuity of solutions, lower bounded slope condition, Lavrentiev phenomenon

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Bousquet, Pierre. Continuity of solutions of a nonlinear elliptic equation. ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 19 (2013) no. 1, pp. 1-19. doi : 10.1051/cocv/2011194. http://www.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/cocv/2011194/

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