%0 Journal Article
%J J. Hyperbolic Differ. Equ. 4 (2007) 771-795
%D 2007
%T Viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations with discontinuous coefficients
%A Giuseppe Maria Coclite
%A Nils Henrik Risebro
%X We consider Hamilton--Jacobi equations, where the Hamiltonian depends discontinuously on both the spatial and temporal location. Our main results are the existence and well--posedness of a viscosity solution to the Cauchy problem. We define a viscosity solution by treating the discontinuities in the coefficients analogously to \\\"internal boundaries\\\". By defining an appropriate penalization function, we prove that viscosity solutions are unique. The existence of viscosity solutions is established by showing that a sequence of front tracking approximations is compact in $L^\\\\infty$, and that the limits are viscosity solutions.
%B J. Hyperbolic Differ. Equ. 4 (2007) 771-795
%I World Scientific
%G en_US
%U http://hdl.handle.net/1963/2907
%1 1793
%2 Mathematics
%3 Functional Analysis and Applications
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%R 10.1142/S0219891607001355