Questions about partial differential equations of hyperbolic type. Often used in combination with the top-level tag ap.analysis-of-pdes.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
62 views

Boundary conditions for Klein-Gordon equation [on hold]

Let us consider the Klein-Gordon equation $$(\Box +m^2)u=0,$$ where $u$ is a scalar valued function, $m\geq 0$, $\Box=\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x_0^2}-\sum_{i=1}^d\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x_i^2}$. ...
5
votes
1answer
67 views

Decay estimates for wave and Klein-Gordon equation in “generic” curved backgrounds

Consider a $d$-dimensional smooth Lorentzian manifold $(M,g)$ (we assume $d\geq 3$, $M$ to be Hausdorff, paracompact and connected, hence second-countable, and that the signature convention of $g$ is $...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Method of characteristic for a system of first order PDEs

I am working with this system of first order PDEs: \begin{equation} \left\{ \begin{aligned} %Suscettibili &\frac{\partial{S}(a,t)}{\partial{t}} + \frac{\partial{S}(a,t)}{\partial{a}}= -\lambda(a,...
1
vote
0answers
40 views

Hyperbolic PDE from total derivative?

Given a density function $p(t, \boldsymbol{x})$, where $t$ is time and the vector $\boldsymbol{x}$ represents a point in $n$ dimensional space, a hyperbolic PDE describing the time evolution of the ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Convexity condition of matrices

In studying the viscoelastic theory of elastodynamics, I encounter a problem on the convexity condition of matrix functions. It has been known that for the energy function $E=E(v,F) = \frac{1}{2} v^2 +...
2
votes
1answer
120 views

Strichartz Estimates for radial Klein-Gordon equation

I'm trying to prove global wellposedness for the Klein-Gordon-Equation with radial initial data. I'm therefore searching for/trying to prove strichartz estimates of the form: $$ ||e^{it\langle D\...
5
votes
1answer
145 views

Upper bound on the number of convex connected components of the complement of the zero set of a polynomial

The classic Milnor-Thom upper bound on the sum of the Betti numbers of real algebraic sets (for a nice exposition and references, see e.g. N.R. Wallach, On a Theorem of Milnor and Thom, in S. Gindikin ...
3
votes
2answers
198 views

Airy's equation on $\mathbb R_-$

I am interested in Airy's equation $$\frac{\partial u}{\partial t}(t,x)=-\frac{\partial^3 u}{\partial x^3}(t,x)$$ on a bounded or semi-bounded domain, e.g. on $(-\infty,0)$. In order to obtain a group ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Boundary behaviour of a second order pde with characteristics

Good morning everybody. My question is inspired from the following fact: Consider $\mathbb R^3$ endowed with coordinates $(x,y,z)$. Of course if we were to solve the second order pde $\partial_x^2 g(...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Reference request: Linear evolution equations of “hyperbolic type”

Does anyone have any accessable link to the following paper by Kato? Linear evolution equations of “hyperbolic type” Note: It is the first paper, not the sequel numbered by II. After several ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Reference request for the focussing example

I was reading "From Rotating Needles to Stability of Waves: Emerging Connections between Combinatorics, Analysis, and PDE" by Terence Tao, which is a Notice of the American Mathematical Society Vol. ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

Is there any theory of Hamilton-Jacobi system?

I am curious that is there any theory for (time-dependent) HJ system? I know for HJ equation, we have viscosity solution, which depends heavily on Maximal principle. However, for systems, this seems ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Is the heat kernel satisfies the heat equation in viscosity sense?

Let us see the heat kernel \begin{equation} k(x,t)= \begin{cases} (4\pi t)^{-\frac{n}{2}}\exp\{-\frac{1}{4}t^{-1}|x|^{2}\},t>0\\ 0,t\leq0. \end{cases} \end{equation} It is easy to see that $k\in C^{...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Time-stepping numerical scheme for the advection dispersion equation

I am facing a simple (at first glance) problem. I need to implement a numerical scheme for the solution of the first order wave propagation equation with chromatic dispersion included. My original ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

9-point stencil “equivalent” for advection equation [closed]

So I inherited from some people a code that solves the advection-diffusion-reaction equation for a particular system. The original code was first implemented in 1D which worked fine in cartesian ...
2
votes
2answers
149 views

References for non-zero boundary value problem

I studied linear elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic PDEs (boundary/initial value problem) in terms of existence, uniqueness and regularity. I studied always, following Evans book "PDE", the case with ...
1
vote
0answers
42 views

How to analyse the stability of hyperbolic balance laws with diffusion?

Assume we have the following system of balance laws: $$ U_t+\partial_x F(U,x)=S(U,x)+\partial_x(D(U,x)U_x). $$ Is there any method to analyse the stability of its solution (assume that the solution ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Any reference in absorbing boundary conditions for non-abelian gauge fields?

Is there any paper on absorbing boundary conditions for non-abelian gauge fields? Currently I only saw some on elastic wave equations and some on EM fields.
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Appropriate BCs of First Order Hyperbolic Semi-Linear Equation [closed]

The following pde is (approximately) the leading order homogenized form of the local mass transport equation with a non-linear metabolism (in symmetrical spherical co-ordinates): \begin{equation*} \...
0
votes
1answer
140 views

Backward Uniqueness for the wave equation [closed]

Does the wave equation $u_{tt} - \Delta u = 0$ have any backward uniqueness results that are similar to the ones for the heat equation (see for example Theorem 11 page 64 in Evans)? If not, are there ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

boundedness of a sequence $ \in L^{\infty}(I,H^1(M))\cap Lip(I,L^2(M))$ implies that its temporal derivative is bounded as well [closed]

Hi I have the next claim which I would like to find a proof of it. I have a sequence of functions $u_\epsilon(t,x) \in H^1(M)$ where $M$ is a compact manifold, and $u_\epsilon \in L^\infty(I,H^1(M))\...
1
vote
1answer
145 views

Generalized wave equation

I asked this question here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1160134/generalized-wave-equation but did not get any response. I hope it is more suitable on mathoverflow. I am interested in ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

Blow-Up for Semi-Linear Wave Equations

I am reading C. D. Sogge's book "Lectures on Non-Linear Wave Equations". As an exercise, I attempted to fill out the details of the proof of Theorem 5.1 (Local Existence of Solutions for Semilinear ...
5
votes
3answers
368 views

Structure of sign changes under the heat flow

Let $f$ be a smooth function on $R^2$, and define $N_f$ to be the set of points $p$ such that the nodal set of $f$ ($\{x\in R^2: f(x)=0\}$) divided every neighborhood of $p$ into four regions. Indeed, ...
2
votes
0answers
75 views

Analogous to a PDE but where independent variable is a function

Consider, as an example for my question, a density function $u(\boldsymbol{x},t)$ on a vector field $\boldsymbol{x}$ at some time $t$. The flow velocity vector of the density is given by $\boldsymbol{\...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Help with notation for the state of a dynamical system defined by a PDE

Before my question let me briefly describe a simplified version of the dynamical system I'm working with. Suppose that I have a density function $m(\boldsymbol{x},t)$, that describes the abundance of ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

Question on the local existence theory for the classical solution for the incompressible fluid dynamics equation

For the incompressible fluid dynamics system \begin{equation} \begin{split} &\nabla\cdot v=0,\\ &\dfrac{\partial v}{\partial t}+v\cdot \nabla v+\nabla p=A(S,D)v, \end{split} \end{equation} ...
2
votes
1answer
555 views

Method of characteristics of a system of first order pdes

I asked the question on math.stackexchange.com, but didn't get any reply. So, I asked it again here. Any suggestion or hint is welcome, and thank you for your attention. Consider the system of first ...
1
vote
1answer
116 views

Regularity of solution to a hyperbolic pde

I have a question concerning 2nd order evolution equation of the form $u''(t)+A(t)u(t) = f(t)$ in $L^2(0,T;V^*)$, where $f\in\ L^2(0,T;H)$ holds. Under what assumptions is it possible, to guarantee a ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Can the conservative form of the advection equation be re-written by replacing the velocity term with an integral over all other points in space?

Suppose I have a 1D advection equation in conservation (divergence) form $\partial_t u(x,t) = -\partial_x [v(x)u(x,t)],$ where $u$ is a conserved quantity in space, and $v$ gives the velocity of the ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

A hyperbolic partial differential equation (wave-like) with variable-dependent coefficient and possibly singular in one variable

First, I beg your pardon since the title of the question is a bit confusing I guess. I'm working on a physical equation of the wave-like form. Explicitly, it reads $$\left[\left(\cos\phi\partial_{z}+\...
4
votes
1answer
265 views

a road from virial identity to Strichartz estimates for wave/ Schrodinger eqs?

Is there any way how virial identity implies Strichartz estimates ( or some smoothing properties) for solutions to a) wave equation b) Schrodinger equation ( say in 3d)? To keep things clear I am ...
2
votes
2answers
115 views

First order pde with characteristics [closed]

Consider a first order pde of the type $$u_y+b(x)u_x=0$$ and suppose that the coefficient $b$ is not necessairly continuous (for instance with a jump in some point). Is it still possible to apply in ...
4
votes
2answers
277 views

Advice on numerical solution for 2D hyperbolic PDE with zero flux boundary conditions

I would like to numerically solve a hyperbolic PDE of the form $\frac{\partial\theta_t}{\partial t}(x,y)+\frac{\partial\left[\theta_t \gamma_t^x\right]}{\partial x}(x,y)+\frac{\partial\left[\theta_t \...
0
votes
1answer
577 views

When is separation of variables an acceptable assumption to solve a PDE?

We know that one of the classical methods for solving some PDEs is the method of separation of variables. It works for known types of PDEs and many examples of physical phenomena are successfully ...
4
votes
2answers
559 views

Analytic solution of a system of linear, hyperbolic, first order, partial differential equations

In a try to solve a physical problem, I've faced a system of first-order partial differential equations of the form $$\cos\left(t\right)\partial_{x}\mathbf{u}+\sin\left(t\right)\partial_{y}\mathbf{u}+...
6
votes
0answers
110 views

Local energy decay for variable-speed, divergence-form wave equation in non-trapping medium without obstacles

I'm looking for a reference in the literature describing local energy decay for solutions of a smooth-coefficient, variable-speed wave equation, in divergence form, with compactly-supported initial ...
5
votes
1answer
176 views

On a conjecture of Lions for the wave equation

In Control of Distributed Singular Systems p 236, JL Lions makes the conjecture : Let $\Omega$ be a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $Q = \Omega \times ]0,T[$ and consider $\phi'' - \triangle \phi = F$ $\...
3
votes
0answers
132 views

Rarefaction Shock Wave Interaction

I am interested in explicit solutions in 1D for the interaction of a rarefaction wave with a shock wave of arbitrary strength. The book Supersonic Flow and Shock Waves by Courant and Friedricks states:...
1
vote
1answer
174 views

Double series solution of wave equation

Let $u(x,y,t)$ be the solution of wave equation $u_{tt}=u_{xx}+u_{yy}, 0\lt x\lt 1, 0\lt y\lt 1, t\ge 0,$ $u(x,y,0)=(x-x^2)(y-y^2), u_t(x,y,0)=0$ and $ u(x,y,t)=0$ on the boundary of the square. Then ...
4
votes
0answers
331 views

well-posedness of the transport equation

I asked this question before on math exchange but did not have any luck with an answer. I would like to consider a simple example but get a thorough understanding of the theory behind it. I am ...