The Green formula and layer potentials
- The Green formula is proved for boundary value problems (BVPs), when "basic" operator is arbitrary partial differential operator with variable matrix coefficients and "boundary" operators are quasi-normal with vector-coeficients. If the system possesses the fundamental solution, representation formula for a solution is derived and boundedness properties of participating layer potentials from function spaces on the boundary (Besov, Zygmund spaces) into appropriate weighted function spaces on the inner and the outer domains are established. Some related problems are discussed in conclusion: traces of functions from weighted spaces, traces of potential-type functions, Plemelji formulae,Calderón projections, restricted smoothness of the underlying surface and coefficients. The results have essential applications in investigations of BVPs by the potential method, in apriori estimates and in asymptotics of solutions.