## Differential and Integral Equations

### A higher-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation with variable coefficients

#### Abstract

We study the initial value problem (IVP) associated to a higher-order nonlinear Schrödinger equation with variable coefficients. Under some regularity on its coefficients we establish local well-posedness for the IVP for data in $H^s(\mathbb R)$, $s\ge1/4$, improving previous results [22]. The main ingredient in our proof is an estimate of the maximal function associated to the linear solution similar to the sharp one obtained for linear solutions of the Schrödinger and Korteweg-de Vries equations.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 16, Number 9 (2003), 1111-1130.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2012