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2004 Global and almost-global existence for systems of nonlinear wave equations with different propagation speeds
Soichiro Katayama
Differential Integral Equations 17(9-10): 1043-1078 (2004).

Abstract

We consider a system of nonlinear wave equations $$ ({\partial}_t^2-c_i^2 \Delta_x)u_i=F_i(u, {\partial} u, {\partial}_x {\partial} u) \text{ in $(0, \infty)\times \mathbb R^3$} $$ for $ i=1, \dots, m $, where $ F=(F_1, \dots, F_m) $ is a smooth function satisfying $$ F(u, {\partial} u, {\partial}_x {\partial} u)=O(|u|^3+|{\partial} u|^2+|{\partial}_x {\partial} u|^2) \quad \text{near the origin,} $$ $ u=(u_1, \dots, u_m) $, while $ {\partial} u $ and $ {\partial}_x {\partial} u $ represent the first and second derivatives of $ u $, respectively. We assume $ 0 < c_1\le c_2 \le \cdots \le c_m $. In this paper, we show global existence of classical solutions to the above system with small initial data under the ``null condition'' for systems with different propagation speeds. We also show ``almost-global'' existence for the above system for the case where the null condition is not satisfied.

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Soichiro Katayama. "Global and almost-global existence for systems of nonlinear wave equations with different propagation speeds." Differential Integral Equations 17 (9-10) 1043 - 1078, 2004.

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Published: 2004
First available in Project Euclid: 21 December 2012

zbMATH: 1150.35492
MathSciNet: MR2082459

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Primary: 35L70

Rights: Copyright © 2004 Khayyam Publishing, Inc.

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