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2005 Weak solutions to the Cauchy problem of a semilinear wave equation with damping and source terms
Petronela Radu
Adv. Differential Equations 10(11): 1261-1300 (2005).

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In this paper we prove local existence of weak solutions for a semilinear wave equation with power-like source and dissipative terms on the entire space $\mathbb R^n$. The main theorem gives an alternative proof of the local in time existence result due to J. Serrin, G. Todorova and E. Vitillaro, and also some extension to their work. In particular, our method shows that sources that are not locally Lipschitz in $L^2$ can be controlled without any damping at all. If the semilinearity involving the displacement has a "good" sign, we obtain global existence of solutions.

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Petronela Radu. "Weak solutions to the Cauchy problem of a semilinear wave equation with damping and source terms." Adv. Differential Equations 10 (11) 1261 - 1300, 2005.

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Published: 2005
First available in Project Euclid: 18 December 2012

zbMATH: 1195.35217
MathSciNet: MR2175336

Subjects:
Primary: 35L70
Secondary: 35D05, 35L15

Rights: Copyright © 2005 Khayyam Publishing, Inc.

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