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Lopes, Louis A. (1964) Operator differential equations in Hilbert space. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/1N8NY957. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd10182002082821
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In this paper the theory of dissipative linear operators in Hilbert space developed by R. S. Phillips has been applied in the study of the Cauchy problem
[...](t) + A(t)x(t) = f(t), x(o) = x[subscript o]
where A(t), t [epsilon] [o,[tau]], is a family of unbounded linear operators with a common dense domain D in a Hilbert space H, f [epsilon] [...], the Hilbert space of measurable functions on [o, [tau]] with values in H which have square integrable norm, and x[subscript o] [epsilon] H. It is assumed that for each t [epsilon] [o,[tau]] A(t) is maximal dissipative, satisfying for each x [epsilon] D, Re (A(t)x,x) [greater than or equal to] [alpha] [...], [alpha] > o, and A(t)x is strongly continuous and has a bounded measurable strong derivative on J. Let A[subscript o] be any maximal dissipative linear operator with domain D satisfying Re (A[subscript o]x,x) [greater than or equal to] [alpha] [...] for all x [epsilon] D. Then B(t) = A(t)A[subscript o][superscript 1] is a onetoone continuous linear transformation of H onto itself. It is assumed that B[superscript 1](t) is bounded on [o, [tau]]. Under these conditions it is shown that, first, there exists a weak solution to the Cauchy problem, and, second, that the weak solution is a unique strong solution which is the limit of a sequence of classical solutions. The theory is applied to a timedependent hyperbolic system of partial differential equations.
Item Type:  Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.)) 

Degree Grantor:  California Institute of Technology 
Division:  Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy 
Major Option:  Mathematics 
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Defense Date:  19 May 1964 
Record Number:  CaltechETD:etd10182002082821 
Persistent URL:  https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd10182002082821 
DOI:  10.7907/1N8NY957 
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Deposited On:  21 Oct 2002 
Last Modified:  20 Dec 2019 19:33 
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