@article {2005,
title = {Vanishing viscosity solutions of nonlinear hyperbolic systems},
journal = {Ann. of Math. 161 (2005) 223-342},
number = {SISSA;86/2001/M},
year = {2005},
publisher = {Annals of Mathematics},
abstract = {We consider the Cauchy problem for a strictly hyperbolic, $n\\\\times n$ system in one space dimension: $u_t+A(u)u_x=0$, assuming that the initial data has small total variation.\\nWe show that the solutions of the viscous approximations $u_t+A(u)u_x=\\\\ve u_{xx}$ are defined globally in time and satisfy uniform BV estimates, independent of $\\\\ve$. Moreover, they depend continuously on the initial data in the $\\\\L^1$ distance, with a Lipschitz constant independent of $t,\\\\ve$. Letting $\\\\ve\\\\to 0$, these viscous solutions converge to a unique limit, depending Lipschitz continuously on the initial data. In the conservative case where $A=Df$ is the Jacobian of some flux function $f:\\\\R^n\\\\mapsto\\\\R^n$, the vanishing viscosity limits are precisely the unique entropy weak solutions to the system of conservation laws $u_t+f(u)_x=0$.},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/1963/3074},
author = {Stefano Bianchini and Alberto Bressan}
}