This book contains fourteen research papers which are expanded versions of conferences given at a meeting held in September 1996 in Cortona, Italy. The topics include blowup questions for quasilinear equations in two dimensions, time decay of waves in LP, uniqueness results for systems of conservation laws in one dimension, concentra- tion effects for critical nlinear wave equations, diffraction of nlin- ear waves, propagation of singularities in scattering theory, caustics for semi-linear oscillations. Other topics linked to microlocal analysis are Sobolev embedding theorems in Weyl-Hormander calculus, local solv- ability for pseudodifferential equations, hypoellipticity for highly degen- erate operators. The book also contains a result on uniqueness for the Cauchy problem under partial analyticity assumptions and an article on the regularity of solutions for characteristic initial-boundary value problems. On each topic listed above, one will find new results as well as a description of the state of the art. Various methods related to nlinear geometrical optics are a transversal theme of several articles. Pseu- dodifferential techniques are used to tackle classical PDE problems like Cauchy uniqueness. We are pleased to thank the speakers for their contributions to the meeting: Serge Alinhac, Mike Beals, Alberto Bressan, Jean-Yves Chemin, Christophe Cheverry, Daniele Del Santo, Nils Dencker, Patrick Gerard, Lars Hormander, John Hunter, Richard Melrose, Guy Metivier, Yoshiri Morimoto, and Tatsuo Nishitani. The meeting was made possible in part by the financial support of a European commission pro- gram, Human capital and mobility CHRX-CT94-044 .
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Date of Publication
Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications