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2021 Global Behavior of Solutions to the Focusing Generalized Hartree Equation
Anudeep Kumar Arora, Svetlana Roudenko
Michigan Math. J. Advance Publication 1-54 (2021). DOI: 10.1307/mmj/20205855


We study behavior of solutions to the nonlinear generalized Hartree equation, where the nonlinearity is of nonlocal type and is expressed as a convolution


Our main goal is to understand global behavior of solutions of this equation in various settings. In this work we make an initial attempt towards this goal and study H1 (finite energy) solutions. We first investigate the H1 local well-posedness and small data theory. We then, in the intercritical regime (0<s<1), classify the behavior of H1 solutions under the mass-energy assumption ME[u0]<1, identifying the sharp threshold for global versus finite time solutions via the sharp constant of the corresponding convolution type Gagliardo–Nirenberg interpolation inequality (note that the uniqueness of a ground state is not known in the general case). In particular, depending on the size of the initial mass and gradient, solutions will either exist for all time and scatter in H1, or blow up in finite time, or diverge along an infinite time sequence. To obtain H1 scattering or divergence to infinity, in this paper we employ the well-known concentration compactness and rigidity method of Kenig and Merle [36] with the novelty of studying the nonlocal, convolution nonlinearity.


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Anudeep Kumar Arora. Svetlana Roudenko. "Global Behavior of Solutions to the Focusing Generalized Hartree Equation." Michigan Math. J. Advance Publication 1 - 54, 2021.


Received: 13 January 2020; Revised: 12 August 2020; Published: 2021
First available in Project Euclid: 23 July 2021

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1307/mmj/20205855

Primary: 35Q40 , 35Q55
Secondary: 37K05 , 37K40

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