We investigate existence and uniqueness of weak solutions of the Cauchy problem for the porous medium equation on negatively curved Riemannian manifolds. We show existence of solutions taking as initial condition a finite Radon measure, not necessarily positive.We then establish uniqueness in the class of nonnegative solutions, under a quadratic lower bound on the Ricci curvature. On the other hand, we prove that any weak solution of the porous medium equation necessarily takes on as initial datum a finite Radon measure. In addition, we obtain some results in potential analysis on manifolds, concerning the validity of a modified version of the mean-value inequality for superharmonic functions, and properties of potentials of positive Radon measures. Those results are new and of independent interest, and are crucial for our approach.

The porous medium equation with measure data on negatively curved Riemannian manifolds

G. Grillo;M. Muratori;F. Punzo
2018

Abstract

We investigate existence and uniqueness of weak solutions of the Cauchy problem for the porous medium equation on negatively curved Riemannian manifolds. We show existence of solutions taking as initial condition a finite Radon measure, not necessarily positive.We then establish uniqueness in the class of nonnegative solutions, under a quadratic lower bound on the Ricci curvature. On the other hand, we prove that any weak solution of the porous medium equation necessarily takes on as initial datum a finite Radon measure. In addition, we obtain some results in potential analysis on manifolds, concerning the validity of a modified version of the mean-value inequality for superharmonic functions, and properties of potentials of positive Radon measures. Those results are new and of independent interest, and are crucial for our approach.
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