Formation and propagation of singularities for quasilinear hyperbolic systems
Author:
Dexing Kong
Journal:
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 354 (2002), 31553179
MSC (2000):
Primary 35L45, 35L67; Secondary 35L65, 76L05
Published electronically:
April 2, 2002
MathSciNet review:
1897395
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Abstract: Employing the method of characteristic coordinates and the singularity theory of smooth mappings, in this paper we analyze the longterm behaviour of smooth solutions of general quasilinear hyperbolic systems, provide a complete description of the solution close to blowup points, and investigate the formation and propagation of singularities for systems of hyperbolic conservation laws.
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Dexing Kong
Affiliation:
Department of Applied Mathematics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200030, China
Email:
dkong@mail.sjtu.edu.cn
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002994702029823
PII:
S 00029947(02)029823
Keywords:
Quasilinear hyperbolic system,
smooth solution,
blowup of cusp type,
shock,
weak discontinuity
Received by editor(s):
May 24, 2000
Received by editor(s) in revised form:
May 4, 2001
Published electronically:
April 2, 2002
Additional Notes:
The author was supported in part by the National Science Foundation of China under Grant # 10001024 and the Special Funds for Major State Basic Research Projects of China.
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