Accession Number : ADA135294

Title :   Smoothness of Bounded Solutions of Nonlinear Evolution Equations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI LEFSCHETZ CENTER FOR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Hale,J K ; Scheurle,J

PDF Url : ADA135294

Report Date : 20 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : It is shown, that in many cases globally defined, bounded solutions of evolution equations are as smooth (in time) as the corresponding operator, even if a general solution of the initial value problem is much less smooth; i.e., initial values for bounded solutions are selected in such a way that optimal smoothness is attained. In particular, solutions which bifurcate from certain steady states such as periodic orbits, almost-periodic orbits and also homo- and heteroclinic orbits have this property. As examples a neutral functional differential equation, a slightly damped non-linear wave equation, and a heat equation are considered. In the latter case the space variable is included into the discussion of smoothness. Finally, generalized Hopf bifurcation in infinite dimensions is considered. Here this document discusses smoothness of the bifurcation function and generalize known results on the order of a focus. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nonlinear algebraic equations, Wave equations, Solutions(General), Value, Global, Banach space, Boundary value problems, Bifurcation(Mathematics), Operators(Mathematics), Orbits

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

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