Fine scales of decay rates of operator semigroups

12 February 2013
Charles Batty

A very efficient way to obtain rates of energy decay for damped wave equations is to use operator semigroups to pass from resolvent estimates to energy estimates.  This is known to give the optimal results in cases when the resolvent estimates have simple forms such as being exactly polynomial ($|s|^\alpha$).  After reviewing that theory this talk will discuss cases when the resolvent estimates are slightly different, for example $|s|^\alpha/ \log |s|$ or $|s|^\alpha \log |s|$.

  • Functional Analysis Seminar