Díaz Díaz, Jesús Ildefonso and Lerena Guil, María Belén and Padial Molina, Juan Francisco
(2002)
*On a nonlocal quasilinear parabolic model related to a current-carrying stellarator.*
Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 3
(4).
503 -514.
ISSN 1468-1218

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## Abstract

An initial-boundary value problem for the nonlinear elliptic–parabolic equation (_(u))t −_u = G(u)(t, x)+J(u)(t, x) is considered. Here _(s) = min(s, 0) = −s−, G and J are nonlocal operators. This problem arises in the study of magnetic confinement of plasma in a stellarator device. An existence theorem of a weak solution defined in this paper is proved. In the course of the proof of the existence theorem with the help of the replacement of _(s) by __(s) = _s+ −s−, a family of regularized parabolic equations is constructed. It is established that the family of solutions of the regularized problems converges as _!0 to the solution of the original initial-boundary value problem. The solvability of the regularized problem with the help of Galerkin’s method is proved.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Galerkin method, Current carrying stellarators, Quasilinear nonlocal elliptic parabolic equations, Relative rearrangement |

Subjects: | Sciences > Mathematics > Differential equations |

ID Code: | 12373 |

Deposited On: | 07 Mar 2011 16:02 |

Last Modified: | 07 Mar 2011 16:02 |

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