On the Lax solution to the Hamilton-Jacobi equation and its generalizations. Part II

A. K. Prykarpatsky, D. L. Blackmore, Y. V. Mykytyuk

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Abstract

This article is a continuation of [J. Math. Sci., 99, No. 5, 1541-1547 (2000)] devoted to the validity of the Lax formula (cited in the article of Crandall, Ishii, and Lions [Bull. AMS, 27, No. 1, 1-67 (2000)]) u(x, t) = infy∈ℝn(v(y) + 1/2t∥x-y∥2) (1) for a solution to the Hamilton-Jacobi nonlinear partial differential equation ∂u/∂t + 1/2∥∇∥2 = 0, u|t=0+ = v, (2) where the Cauchy data v. ℝn → ℝ are now a function semicontinuous from below, ∥·∥ = 〈·,·〉 is the usual norm in ℝn, n ∈ ℤ+, and t ∈ ℝ+ is a positive evolution parameter. We proved that the Lax formula solves the Cauchy problem (2) at all points x ∈ ℝn, t ∈ ℝ+ fixed save for an exceptional set of points R of the Fσ type, having zero Lebesgue measure. In addition, we formulate a similar Lax-type formula without proof for a solution to a new nonlinear equation of the Hamilton-Jacobi-type: ∂u/∂t + 1/2∥∇u∥2 - βu/ 2∥x∥2 + 1/2〈Jx, x〉 = 0, where J: ℝn → ℝn is a diagonal positive-definite matrix, mentioned in Part I and having interesting applications in modern mathematical physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1411-1421
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Mathematical Sciences
Volume104
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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