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|Title: ||Some problems on conservation laws and Vlasov-Poisson-Boltzmann equation|
|Other Titles: ||Guan yu shou heng lü he Vlasov-Poisson-Boltzmann fang cheng de yi xie wen ti|
關於守恆律和 Vlasov-Poisson-Boltzmann 方程的一些問題
|Authors: ||Zhang, Mei (張梅)|
|Department: ||Department of Mathematics|
|Degree: ||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Publisher: ||City University of Hong Kong|
|Subjects: ||Conservation laws (Mathematics)|
Kinetic theory of gases.
|Notes: ||CityU Call Number: QA377 .Z439 2009|
iv, 94 leaves 30 cm.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--City University of Hong Kong, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves -94)
|Abstract: ||In this thesis, we studied a mathematical study of conservation laws and gas motion
under the influence of self-induced forcing. The models considered are the 2 × 2 system
of hyperbolic conservation laws with artificial viscosity and the Vlasov-Poisson-
Boltzmann system in kinetic theory.
First, the existence of strong travelling wave profiles for a class of 2 × 2 viscous
conservation laws is considered when the corresponding inviscid systems are hyperbolic.
Apart from some technical assumptions, the only main assumption is hyperbolicity
in accordance with which existence theory can be applied to systems which
are not strictly hyperbolic. Characteristic fields can be neither genuinely nonlinear nor
The Vlasov-Poisson-Boltzmann system, meanwhile, is a classical physical model
for the time evolution of charged particles. Second, the two-species Vlasov-Poisson-
Boltzmann system with a non-constant background density in the whole space is investigated.
There is a stationary solution when the background density goes to zero.
The global-in-time classical solutions and the nonlinear stability of solutions to the
Cauchy problem near the stationary state in some Sobolev space without any time
derivatives are constructed. The convergence rate in time to the global Maxwellian and
the uniform-in-time stability of solutions are also obtained using the energy method.
The macroscopic conservation laws are essentially used to deal with the a priori estimates
on both the microscopic and macroscopic parts of the solution in the proof.
Additionally, some interactive energy functionals are introduced to overcome the difficulty
that stems from no-time derivatives in the energy functional.|
|Online Catalog Link: ||http://lib.cityu.edu.hk/record=b2374946|
|Appears in Collections:||MA - Doctor of Philosophy |
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