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$L^1$-framework for continuous dependence and error estimates for quasilinear anisotropic degenerate parabolic equations

Authors: Gui-Qiang Chen and Kenneth H. Karlsen
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 358 (2006), 937-963
MSC (2000): Primary 35K65, 35B35, 35G25, 35D99
Published electronically: December 28, 2004
MathSciNet review: 2187640
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Abstract: We develop a general $L^1$-framework for deriving continuous dependence and error estimates for quasilinear anisotropic degenerate parabolic equations with the aid of the Chen-Perthame kinetic approach. We apply our $L^1$-framework to establish an explicit estimate for continuous dependence on the nonlinearities and an optimal error estimate for the vanishing anisotropic viscosity method, without imposition of bounded variation of the approximate solutions. Finally, as an example of a direct application of this framework to numerical methods, we focus on a linear convection-diffusion model equation and derive an $L^1$ error estimate for an upwind-central finite difference scheme.

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Gui-Qiang Chen
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2033 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208-2730

Kenneth H. Karlsen
Affiliation: Centre of Mathematics for Applications, Department of Mathematics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1053, Blindern, N–0316 Oslo, Norway

Keywords: $L^1$--framework, degenerate parabolic equations, quasilinear, anisotropic, entropy solutions, kinetic formulation, continuous dependence, error estimates, vanishing viscosity, difference schemes
Received by editor(s): January 11, 2004
Published electronically: December 28, 2004
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