Degree theory for VMO maps on metric spaces
Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa - Classe di Scienze, Serie 5, Volume 1 (2002) no. 3, pp. 569-601.

We construct a degree theory for Vanishing Mean Oscillation functions in metric spaces, following some ideas of Brezis & Nirenberg. The underlying sets of our metric spaces are bounded open subsets of N and their boundaries. Then, we apply our results in order to analyze the surjectivity properties of the L-harmonic extensions of VMO vector-valued functions. The operators L we are dealing with are second order linear differential operators sum of squares of vector fields satisfying the hypoellipticity condition of Hörmander.

Classification: 35H20, 47H11, 43A85
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Uguzzoni, Francesco; Lanconelli, Ermanno. Degree theory for VMO maps on metric spaces. Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa - Classe di Scienze, Serie 5, Volume 1 (2002) no. 3, pp. 569-601. http://www.numdam.org/item/ASNSP_2002_5_1_3_569_0/

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