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Almost global existence for quasilinear wave equations in waveguides with Neumann boundary conditions


Authors: Jason Metcalfe and Ann Stewart
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 360 (2008), 171-188
MSC (2000): Primary 35L70, 42B99
Published electronically: August 16, 2007
MathSciNet review: 2341999
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Abstract: In this paper, we prove almost global existence of solutions to certain quasilinear wave equations with quadratic nonlinearities in infinite homogeneous waveguides with Neumann boundary conditions. We use a Galerkin method to expand the Laplacian of the compact base in terms of its eigenfunctions. For those terms corresponding to zero modes, we obtain decay using analogs of estimates of Klainerman and Sideris. For the nonzero modes, estimates for Klein-Gordon equations, which provide better decay, are available.


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Jason Metcalfe
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-3840
Address at time of publication: Department of Mathematics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3250
Email: metcalfe@math.berkeley.edu

Ann Stewart
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742-4015
Address at time of publication: Department of Mathematics, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland 21701

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-07-04290-0
PII: S 0002-9947(07)04290-0
Received by editor(s): September 14, 2005
Published electronically: August 16, 2007
Additional Notes: The authors were supported in part by the NSF
A portion of this work was completed while the authors were visiting the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI). The authors gratefully acknowledge the hospitality and support of MSRI
Article copyright: © Copyright 2007 American Mathematical Society
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