Smooth Solutions and the Equations of Incompressible Fluid Flow

  • A. Majda
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 53)


Here we study several topics related to the existence of smooth solutions for the general system of conservation laws,
$$ \frac{{\partial u}}{{\partial t}} + \sum\limits_{j = 1}^N {\frac{\partial }{{\partial {x_j}}}{\mkern 1mu} {F_j}(u){\mkern 1mu} = {\mkern 1mu} S(u,x,t)} $$
with the smooth initial data
$$ {\text{u(x,0) = }}{{\text{u}}_0}{\text{(x)}} $$
where u0(x) ∈ G1, \( {{\bar G}_1} \subset \subset G \) for all x ∈ RN. We always assume the detailed structure of a symmetric hyperbolic system as described in (1.17). This chapter has three main subsections which we describe briefly below.


Mach Number Smooth Solution Local Existence Compressible Fluid Singular Limit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Majda
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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