Continuity Properties of the Data-To-Solution Map for the Hunter-Saxton Equation

Doctoral Dissertation


It is proved that the data-to-solution map for the Hunter-Saxton (HS) is continuous but not uniformly continuous on bounded subsets. To demonstrate this sharpness of continuity, two sequences of bounded solutions to the HS equation are constructed whose distance at the initial time converges to zero and whose distance at any later time is bounded from below by a positive constant. To achieve this result, approximate solutions that satisfy this property are chosen, after which actual solutions are found by solving the HS Cauchy problem with initial data taken to be the value of approximate solutions at time zero. Then, using well-posedness estimates, it is shown that the difference between solutions and approximate solutions is negligible.


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  • etd-04152011-140328

Author Curtis Alan Holliman
Advisor Alex Himonas
Contributor Alex Himonas, Committee Member
Degree Level Doctoral Dissertation
Degree Discipline Mathematics
Degree Name Doctor of Philosophy
Defense Date
  • 2011-04-04

Submission Date 2011-04-15
  • United States of America

  • Data-to-Solution Map

  • Partial Differential Equations

  • Hunter-Saxton

  • Well-Posedness

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

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