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Weak solvability of a boundary value problem for a parabolic equation with a global-in-time term that contains a weighted integral. (English) Zbl 1479.35906

Summary: This paper deals with a parabolic partial differential equation that includes a non-linear nonlocal in time term. This term is the product of a so-called interaction potential and the solution of the problem. The interaction potential depends on a weighted integral of the solution over the entire time interval, where the problem is considered, and satisfies fairly general conditions. Namely, it is assumed to be a continuous bounded from below function that can behave arbitrarily at infinity. This fact implies that the interaction term is not a lower order term in the equation. The weak solvability of the initial boundary value problem for this equation is proven. The proof does not use any continuity properties of the solution with respect to time and is based on the energy estimate only.

MSC:

35R09 Integro-partial differential equations
35D30 Weak solutions to PDEs
35K20 Initial-boundary value problems for second-order parabolic equations
35K58 Semilinear parabolic equations
35Q92 PDEs in connection with biology, chemistry and other natural sciences
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