Well-posedness of parabolic equations containing hysteresis with diffusive thresholds
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We study complex systems arising, in particular, in population dynamics, developmental biology, and bacterial metabolic processes, in which each individual element obeys a relatively simple hysteresis law (a non-ideal relay). Assuming that hysteresis thresholds fluctuate, we consider the arising reaction-diffusion system. In this case, the spatial variable corresponds to the hysteresis threshold. We describe the collective behavior of such a system in terms of the Preisach operator with time-dependent measure which is a part of the solution for the whole system. We prove the well-posedness of the system and discuss the long-term behavior of solutions.
KeywordsLactose Parabolic Equation STEKLOV Institute Neumann Boundary Condition Switching Threshold
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