Friedman, Avner and Herrero, Miguel A.
(1992)
*Extinction and positivity for a system of semilinear parabolic variational inequalities.*
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 167
(1).
pp. 167-175.
ISSN 0022-247X

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## Abstract

A simple model of chemical kinetics with two concentrations u and v can be formulated as a system of two parabolic variational inequalities with reaction rates v(p) and u(q) for te diffusion processes of u and v, respectively. It is shown that if pq < 1 and the initial values of u and v are “comparable” then at least one of the concentrations becomes extinct in finite time. On the other hand, for any p = q > 0 there are initial values for which both concentrations do not become extinct in any finite time.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | Model of chemical kinetics with two concentrations |

Subjects: | Sciences > Mathematics > Differential equations |

ID Code: | 17417 |

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