Speaker : Prof. Kung-Chien Wu(National Kaohsiung Normal University)
Title : Pointwise Behavior of the Linearized Boltzmann Equation on Torus
Time : 2014-02-27 (Thu) 15:00 - 16:00
Place : Lecture Hall, Inst. of Mathematics
Abstract: We study the pointwise behavior of the linearized Boltzmann equation on torus for non-smooth initial perturbations. The result reveals both the fluid and kinetic aspects of this model. The fluid-like waves are constructed as part of the long-wave expansion in the spectrum of the Fourier modes for the space variable, and the time decay rate of the fluid-like waves depends on the size of the domain. We design a Picard-type iteration for constructing the increasingly regular kinetic-like waves, which are carried by the transport equations and have exponential time decay rate. The Mixture Lemma plays an important role in constructing the kinetic-like waves, and we supply a new proof of this lemma without using the explicit solution of the damped transport equations.