Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

Quarterly of Applied Mathematics

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Limits to extensions of Burgers' equation

Authors: Steven Nerney, Edward J. Schmahl and Z. E. Musielak
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 54 (1996), 385-393
MSC: Primary 35Q53; Secondary 35Q99
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1388023
MathSciNet review: MR1388023
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Abstract: The vector Burgers' equation is extended to include pressure gradients and gravity. It is shown that within the framework of the Cole-Hopf transformation there are no physical solutions to this problem. This result is important because it clearly demonstrates that any extension of Burgers' equation to more interesting physical situations is strongly limited.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1388023
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