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Keywords:
existence and uniqueness; Galerkin method; nondegenerate wave equation
Summary:
Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in ${\mathbb{R}}^n$ with a smooth boundary $\Gamma$. In this work we study the existence of solutions for the following boundary value problem: $\frac{\partial ^2 y}{\partial t^2}-M\biggl (\int _\Omega |\nabla y|^2\mathrm{d}x\biggr ) \Delta y -\frac{\partial }{\partial t}\Delta y=f(y) \quad \text{in} Q=\Omega \times (0,\infty ),.1 y=0 \quad \text{in} \Sigma _1=\Gamma _{\!1} \times (0,\infty ), M\biggl (\int _\Omega |\nabla y|^2\mathrm{d}x\biggr ) \frac{\partial y}{\partial \nu } +\frac{\partial }{\partial t}\Bigl (\frac{\partial y}{\partial \nu }\Bigr )=g \quad \text{in} \Sigma _0=\Gamma _{\!0} \times (0,\infty ), y(0)=y_0,\quad \frac{\partial y}{\partial t}\,(0)=y_1 \quad \text{in} \quad \Omega , \qquad \mathrm{(1)}$ where $M$ is a $C^1$-function such that $M(\lambda ) \ge \lambda _0 >0$ for every $\lambda \ge 0$ and $f(y)=|y|^\alpha y$ for $\alpha \ge 0$.
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