Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp 433–478 | Cite as

The cauchy problem for non-linear Klein-Gordon equations

  • Jacques C. H. Simon
  • Erik Taflin


We consider in ℝn+1,n≧2, the non-linear Klein-Gordon equation. We prove for such an equation that there is a neighbourhood of zero in a Hilbert space of initial conditions for which the Cauchy problem has global solutions and on which there is asymptotic completeness. The inverse of the wave operator linearizes the non-linear equation. If, moreover, the equation is manifestly Poincaré covariant then the non-linear representation of the Poincaré Lie algebra, associated with the non-linear Klein-Gordon equation is integrated to a non-linear representation of the Poincaré group on an invariant neighbourhood of zero in the Hilbert space. This representation is linearized by the inverse of the wave operator. The Hilbert space is, in both cases, the closure of the space of the differentiable vectors for the linear representation of the Poincaré group, associated with the Klein-Gordon equation, with respect to a norm defined by the representation of the enveloping algebra.


Neural Network Statistical Physic Hilbert Space Complex System Cauchy Problem 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques C. H. Simon
    • 1
  • Erik Taflin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department de MathématiquesUniversité de BourgogneDijon CedexFrance

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