Abstract and Applied Analysis

Local solvability of a constrained gradient system of total variation

Yoshikazu Giga, Yohei Kashima, and Noriaki Yamazaki

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A 1-harmonic map flow equation, a gradient system of total variation where values of unknowns are constrained in a compact manifold in N, is formulated by the use of subdifferentials of a singular energy—the total variation. An abstract convergence result is established to show that solutions of approximate problem converge to a solution of the limit problem. As an application of our convergence result, a local-in-time solution of 1-harmonic map flow equation is constructed as a limit of the solutions of p-harmonic (p>1) map flow equation, when the initial data is smooth with small total variation under periodic boundary condition.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2004, Number 8 (2004), 651-682.

First available in Project Euclid: 20 September 2004

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Primary: 35R70: Partial differential equations with multivalued right-hand sides 35K90
Secondary: 58E20 26A45


Giga, Yoshikazu; Kashima, Yohei; Yamazaki, Noriaki. Local solvability of a constrained gradient system of total variation. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2004 (2004), no. 8, 651--682. doi:10.1155/S1085337504311048. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1095684286

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