# Hyperbolic Partial Differential Equations (Universitext)

Language: English

Pages: 150

ISBN: 038787822X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This excellent introduction to hyperbolic differential equations is devoted to linear equations and symmetric systems, as well as conservation laws. The book is divided into two parts. The first, which is intuitive and easy to visualize, includes all aspects of the theory involving vector fields and integral curves; the second describes the wave equation and its perturbations for two- or three-space dimensions.

Over 100 exercises are included, as well as "do it yourself" instructions for the proofs of many theorems. Only an understanding of differential calculus is required. Notes at the end of the self-contained chapters, as well as references at the end of the book, enable ease-of-use for both the student and the independent researcher.

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Symmetric Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 7.3.1 Deﬁnitions and Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 viii Contents 7.3.2 Energy Inequality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 7.4 Finite Speed of Propagation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 7.5 Klainerman’s Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 7.6 Existence of Smooth Solutions 7.7 Geometrical Optics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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= ∂¯i + ωi L, ω ∧ T = r and show that, at each point m0 , the ﬁelds Ti span the tangent space at m0 to the cone of equation {t − r = C} through m0 . 8. Deﬁne on R3x × Rt the functions u(x, t) = r + t, u(x, t) = t − r. Show that they are solutions (for r = 0) of the eikonal equation (∂t φ)2 − Σ(∂i φ)2 = 0. Establish the relations 2∂u = L, 2∂u = L, 2S = uL − uL. 5.3 Exercises 81 9.(a) In the interior of the light cone Ω = {(x, t) ∈ R3x × Rt , r < |t|}, we deﬁne the conformal inversion I by the

A.2 Submanifolds 143 The diﬀerential Dm ψ is represented by a matrix whose lines form a basis of Rn , hence it is invertible. By the impicit function theorem, ψ is a local diﬀeomorphism from a neighborhood U of m onto a neighborhood V of 0. The image of S ∩U by ψ is the piece in V of n−q plane {y1 = ··· = yq = 0}. Hence S is a submanifold of dimension n − q. If x ∈ C 1 (] − η, η[) is a curve on S, fi (x(t)) = 0 for all i, hence, by diﬀerentiation, x (0) belongs to the kernel of Dm fi . Since

≤ A + C2 t 0 φ(s)ds, A = C2 ||V0 ||L∞ (ω) + C2 T 0 ||F (·, s)||L∞ (Ds ) ds. Using the Gronwall lemma, we ﬁnally get φ(t) ≤ C3 A, which is the desired result. In particular, the theorem implies the uniqueness of a possible solution to the Cauchy problem in D. From the proof of the theorem, we see that it can be extended to a noncompact domain (for instance, a strip {0 ≤ t ≤ T }), provided the appropriate obvious assumptions on the coeﬃcients of L have been made. Such a theorem is called an a