Osaka Journal of Mathematics

The hyperbolic region for hyperbolic boundary value problems

Jean-François Coulombel

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The well-posedness of hyperbolic initial boundary value problems is linked to the occurrence of zeros of the so-called Lopatinskiĭ determinant. For an important class of problems, the Lopatinskiĭ determinant vanishes in the hyperbolic region of the frequency domain and nowhere else. In this paper, we give a criterion that ensures that the hyperbolic region coincides with the projection of the forward cone. We give some examples of strictly hyperbolic operators that show that our criterion is sharp.

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Osaka J. Math., Volume 48, Number 2 (2011), 457-469.

First available in Project Euclid: 6 September 2011

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Primary: 35L50: Initial-boundary value problems for first-order hyperbolic systems 35L35: Initial-boundary value problems for higher-order hyperbolic equations


Coulombel, Jean-François. The hyperbolic region for hyperbolic boundary value problems. Osaka J. Math. 48 (2011), no. 2, 457--469.

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