Ill-posedness of the Cauchy problem for totally degenerate system of conservation laws

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2005-11-07

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Neves, Wladimir
Serre, Denis

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Texas State University-San Marcos, Department of Mathematics

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In this paper we answer some open questions concerning totally degenerate systems of conservation laws. We study the augmented Born-Infeld system, which is the Born-Infeld model augmented by two additional conservations laws. This system is a nice example of totally degenerate system of conservation laws and, global smooth solutions are conjectured to exist when the initial-data is smooth. We show that this conjecture is false, for the more natural and general condition of initial-data. In fact, first we show that does not exist global smooth solution for any 2X2 totally degenerated system of conservation laws, which the characteristics speeds do not have singular points. Moreover, we sharpen the conjecture in Majda [20]. Under the same hypothesis of initial-data, we show that the Riemann Problem is not well-posed, which follows for weak solutions of the Cauchy Problem. In the end, we prove some results on the direction of well-posedness for the less physically initial-data.

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Conservation laws, Cauchy problem, Totally degenerated systems, Ill-posed

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Neves, W., & Serre, D. (2005). Ill-posedness of the Cauchy problem for totally degenerate system of conservation laws. <i>Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, 2005</i>(124), pp. 1-25.

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