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A convergent series expansion for hyperbolic systems of conservation laws
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Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 294 (1986), 383-424 Request permission


We consider the discontinuous piecewise analytic initial value problem for a wide class of conservation laws that includes the full three-dimensional Euler equations. The initial interaction at an arbitrary curved surface is resolved in time by a convergent series. Among other features the solution exhibits shock, contact, and expansion waves as well as sound waves propagating on characteristic surfaces. The expansion waves correspond to the one-dimensional rarefactions but have a more complicated structure. The sound waves are generated in place of zero strength shocks, and they are caused by mismatches in derivatives.
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  • © Copyright 1986 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 294 (1986), 383-424
  • MSC: Primary 35L65; Secondary 76N15
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