%0 Report
%D 2005
%T An Optimal Transportation Metric for Solutions of the Camassa-Holm Equation
%A Alberto Bressan
%A Massimo Fonte
%X In this paper we construct a global, continuous flow of solutions to the Camassa-Holm equation on the entire space H1. Our solutions are conservative, in the sense that the total energy int[(u2 + u2x) dx] remains a.e. constant in time. Our new approach is based on a distance functional J(u, v), defined in terms of an optimal transportation problem, which satisfies d dtJ(u(t), v(t)) ≤ κ · J(u(t), v(t)) for every couple of solutions. Using this new distance functional, we can construct arbitrary solutions as the uniform limit of multi-peakon solutions, and prove a general uniqueness result.
%B Methods Appl. Anal. 12 (2005) 191-219
%G en_US
%U http://hdl.handle.net/1963/1719
%1 2432
%2 Mathematics
%3 Functional Analysis and Applications
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