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Variable Lebesgue Spaces and Hyperbolic Systems

Cruz-Uribe, D., Fiorenza, A., Ruzhansky, M.V., Wirth, J.

Tikhonov, Sergey (Ed.)

2014, IX, 170 p. 5 illus.

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  • Features a concise introduction to variable Lebesgue spaces requiring only basic knowledge of analysis
  • Includes an easy-to-read introduction to the classical problems as well as to recent developments in the asymptotic theory for hyperbolic equations
  • The presentation of the material starts at a basic level but gives several deeper insights into different aspects of the theories up to the most recent developments

This book targets graduate students and researchers who want to learn about Lebesgue spaces and solutions to hyperbolic equations. It is divided into two parts.

Part 1 provides an introduction to the theory of variable Lebesgue spaces: Banach function spaces like the classical Lebesgue spaces but with the constant exponent replaced by an exponent function. These spaces arise naturally from the study of partial differential equations and variational integrals with non-standard growth conditions. They have applications to electrorheological fluids in physics and to image reconstruction. After an introduction that sketches history and motivation, the authors develop the function space properties of variable Lebesgue spaces; proofs are modeled on the classical theory. Subsequently, the Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator is discussed. In the last chapter, other operators from harmonic analysis are considered, such as convolution operators and singular integrals. The text is mostly self-contained, with only some more technical proofs and background material omitted.

Part 2 gives an overview of the asymptotic properties of solutions to hyperbolic equations and systems with time-dependent coefficients. First, an overview of known results is given for general scalar hyperbolic equations of higher order with constant coefficients. Then strongly hyperbolic systems with time-dependent coefficients are considered. A feature of the described approach is that oscillations in coefficients are allowed. Propagators for the Cauchy problems are constructed as oscillatory integrals by working in appropriate time-frequency symbol classes. A number of examples is considered and the sharpness of results is discussed. An exemplary treatment of dissipative terms shows how effective lower order terms can change asymptotic properties and thus complements the exposition.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Rubio de Francia extrapolation - hyperbolic Cauchy problems - maximal operators - oscillating time-dependent coefficients - singular integrals - variable Lebesgue spaces

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Table of contents 

Part I: Introduction to the Variable Lebesgue Spaces.- Introduction and motivation.- Properties of variable Lebesgue spaces.- The Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator.- Extrapolation in variable Lebesgue spaces.- Part II: Asymptotic Behaviour of Solutions to Hyperbolic Equations and Systems.- Equations with constant coefficients.- Some interesting model cases.- Time-dependent hyperbolic systems.- Effective lower order perturbations.- Examples and counter-examples.- Related topics.​

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