## Differential and Integral Equations

### On some Dirichlet and Cauchy problems for a singular diffusion equation

Kin Ming Hui

#### Abstract

We will prove the existence and uniqueness of solutions of the Dirichlet problem $u_t=\Delta$ log $u$, $u>0$, in $\Omega\times (0,\infty)$, $u=g$ on $\partial \Omega\times (0,\infty)$, $u(x,0)=u_0(x)\ge 0$ on $\Omega$ where $\Omega\subset R^n$ is a smooth bounded domain. We will also prove the local and global existence and uniqueness of maximal solutions of the above equation in $R^n\times (0,\infty )$ for $n\ge 3$ under very general condition on $u_0$ and we will prove finite time extinction of solution for $u_0\in L_{loc}^{\infty}(R^n)$ satisfying $0\le u_0(x)\le C/|x|^2$ for all $|x|\ge R_0$ for some constants $C>0$, $R_0>0$.

#### Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 15, Number 7 (2002), 769-804.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2012