Some Aspects of the Thin Film Equation

  • Josephus Hulshof
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 202)


I discuss some aspects of the mathematical theory for the Thin Film Equation in comparison to the Porous Medium Equation. The starting point of this overview is that of self-similar solutions.


Strong Solution Free Boundary Problem Porous Medium Equation Order Ordinary Differential Equation Lubrication Approximation 
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  • Josephus Hulshof
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  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science divisionFree University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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