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, Volume 183, Issue 2, pp 215–239 | Cite as

Global Conservative Solutions of the Camassa–Holm Equation

  • Alberto Bressan
  • Adrian Constantin


This paper develops a new approach in the analysis of the Camassa–Holm equation. By introducing a new set of independent and dependent variables, the equation is transformed into a semilinear system, whose solutions are obtained as fixed points of a contractive transformation. These new variables resolve all singularities due to possible wave breaking. Returning to the original variables, we obtain a semigroup of global solutions, depending continuously on the initial data. Our solutions are conservative, in the sense that the total energy equals a constant, for almost every time.


Initial Data Cauchy Problem Solitary Wave Global Solution Wave Breaking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of MathematicsTrinity College DublinDublin 2Ireland
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsLund UniversityLundSweden

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