Differential and Integral Equations

A compactness theorem and its application to a system of partial differential equations

Xiangsheng Xu

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Abstract

An existence theorem is established for the initial-boundary-value problem for the system $\frac{\partial}{\partial t} \alpha (u) - \Delta u \ni \sigma (u)|\nabla\phi|^2,$ div$(\sigma (u) \nabla \phi) =0$ in the case where $\alpha$ is a maximal monotone graph in $\Bbb R$ and $\sigma$ is a continuous, nonnegative function on $\Bbb R$ such that $ \sigma(s)=0$ if and only if $s\ge a$ for some $a>0.$ A solution is constructed as the limit of a sequence of classical weak solutions of the regularized problems. Due to the possible degeneracy of the system, oscillations in the approximating solution sequence can persist. We prove that the failure of strong convergence is concentrated in a set which does not really matter in our passage to the limit.

Article information

Source
Differential Integral Equations, Volume 9, Number 1 (1996), 119-136.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 7 May 2013

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.die/1367969991

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR1364037

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0843.35049

Subjects
Primary: 35R70: Partial differential equations with multivalued right-hand sides
Secondary: 35D05 35K65: Degenerate parabolic equations

Citation

Xu, Xiangsheng. A compactness theorem and its application to a system of partial differential equations. Differential Integral Equations 9 (1996), no. 1, 119--136. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.die/1367969991


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