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Blow-up Theories for Semilinear Parabolic Equations


Part of the Lecture Notes in Mathematics book series (LNM, volume 2018)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bei Hu
    Pages 1-5
  3. Bei Hu
    Pages 7-18
  4. Bei Hu
    Pages 19-27
  5. Bei Hu
    Pages 47-63
  6. Bei Hu
    Pages 65-83
  7. Bei Hu
    Pages 97-118
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 127-127

About this book


There is an enormous amount of work in the literature about the blow-up behavior of evolution equations. It is our intention to introduce the theory by emphasizing the methods while seeking to avoid massive technical computations. To reach this goal, we use the simplest equation to illustrate the methods; these methods very often apply to more general equations.


35K10, 35K15, 35K57, 35K58, 35K51, 35J61, 35J15, 35J65 Blow-up PDE estimates Semilinear parabolic equation asymptotic behavior rate

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Applied and Computational, Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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From the reviews:

“The book approaches the blow-up theories for semilinear parabolic equations using maximum principles and a priori estimates. … this book is an excellent mathematical monograph and a valuable reference for researchers in the field of nonlinear partial differential equations. This book also clearly benefits instructors who need a solid and updated text for a topic course in partial differential equations. The author has produced a commendable work of scholarly achievement.” (Hongwei Chen, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 i)

“These lecture notes are intended for graduate students … of basic theory of second-order parabolic and elliptic equations. … At the end of each chapter, there is a set of well-chosen exercises. … It is a nice addition to the existing literature on blow-up since the previous books were mostly intended for more advanced readers.” (Marek Fila, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1226, 2012)