Solitary waves on FPU lattices: II. Linear implies nonlinear stability
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) Solitary waves on FPU lattices: II. Linear implies nonlinear stability. NONLINEARITY, 15 (4). pp. 1343-1359. ISSN 0951-7715Full text not available from this repository.
In part I of this series (1999 Nonlinearity 12 1601-27), we showed that a two-parameter family of supersonic solitary waves exists in one-dimensional nonintegrable lattices with Hamiltonian H = Sigma(jis an element ofZ) ((1)/(2)p(j)(2) + V(q(j+1) - q(j))) with a generic nearest-neighbour potential V. Part 11 is devoted to the evolution of nearby initial data. A natural notion of stability of solitary waves is 'orbital plus asymptotic stability'. Perturbations should-modulo adjustments of wave speed and phase-stay small for all time, and fall behind the wave in the sense of decaying in an appropriate weighted-norm centred on the wave. Here we show that stability of this type follows as a consequence of a corresponding property for the linearized evolution equation. A main difficulty is that the solitary-wave manifold is two dimensional but only one conserved functional (the Hamiltonian) is available to control the evolution parallel to the manifold. Unlike analogous Hamiltonian PDEs, the lattice admits no Noether invariant corresponding to translation, due to lack of continuous translational invariance. One ingredient in overcoming this difficulty is to exploit conservation under the linearized flow of the symplectic form introduced in part I. Parts III and IV of this series will be devoted to verifying the required linear stability property for near-sonic solitary waves.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||NONLINEARITY|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 1343-1359|
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