We study a comparison principle and uniqueness of positive solutions for the homogeneous Dirichlet boundary value problem associated to quasi-linear elliptic equations with lower order terms. A model example is given by $-\Delta u+\lambda \frac{{\left|\nabla u\right|}^{2}}{{u}^{r}}=f\left(x\right),\phantom{\rule{2em}{0ex}}\lambda ,r>0.$ The main feature of these equations consists in having a quadratic gradient term in which singularities are allowed. The arguments employed here also work to deal with equations having lack of ellipticity or some dependence on u in the right hand side. Furthermore, they could be applied to obtain uniqueness results for nonlinear equations having the p-laplacian operator as the principal part. Our results improve those already known, even if the gradient term is not singular.

Keywords: non linear elliptic problems, uniqueness, comparison principle, lower order terms with singularities at the gradient term, lack of coerciveness

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Arcoya, David; Segura de León, Sergio. Uniqueness of solutions for some elliptic equations with a quadratic gradient term. ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations, Volume 16 (2010) no. 2, pp. 327-336. doi : 10.1051/cocv:2008072. http://archive.numdam.org/articles/10.1051/cocv:2008072/

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