On the fractional Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation.

Abstract: In this talk, we will present some new results related to the regularity properties of the initial value problem (IVP) for the equation” Bt u ́ Bx1 ( ́∆)α/2u + uBx1 u = 0, 0 ă α ă 2,
u(x, 0) = u0(x), x = (x1, x2, . . . , xn ) P Rn, n ě 2, t P R, (0.1) where ( ́∆)α/2 denotes the n ́dimensional fractional Laplacian.

In the particular case that α= 2, the equation is known as the Zakharov-Kuznetsov-(ZK) equation and it was proposed by Zakharov and Kuznetsov as amodel to describe the propagation of ion-sound waves in magnetic fields in dimen-sion n = 3.

A property that enjoys the solutions of the ZK equation is Kato’s smoothingeffect. Roughly speaking, the solution to the initial value problem is, locally, one derivative smoother (in all directions) in comparison to the initial data.

The goal of this talk is to show that despite the non-local character of the operator ( ́∆) α2 , the solution of the equation (0.1) is locally smoother. More precisely,it becomes α2 ́ smoother in all directions.
As a byproduct we show the applicability of this result in establishing the propagation of localized regularity of the solutions of (0.1) in a suitable Sobolev space.


Date: Aug 16, 2022 at 12:00:00 h
Venue: Sala de Seminario John Von Neuman, CMM, Beauchef 851, Torre Norte, Piso 7.
Speaker: Argenis Mendez
Affiliation: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Coordinator: Gabrielle Nornberg
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Posted on Aug 16, 2022 in Differential Equations, Seminars