Damped wave equation with a critical nonlinearity in higher space dimensions

Nakao Hayashi, Pavel I. Naumkin

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We study the Cauchy problem for nonlinear damped wave equations with a critical defocusing power nonlinearity |u|u, where n denotes the space dimension. For n=1,2,3, global in time existence of small solutions was shown in [4]. In this paper, we generalize the results to any spatial dimension via the method of decomposition of the equation into the high and low frequency components under the assumption that the initial data are small and decay rapidly at infinity. Furthermore we present a sharp time decay estimate of solutions with a logarithmic correction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-822
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1


  • Critical nonlinearity
  • Damped wave equation
  • Higher space dimension
  • Large time asymptotics


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