# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

January & February  2009, 23(1&2): 381-397. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.23.381

## The initial-boundary value problem on a strip for the equation of time-like extremal surfaces

 1 Department of Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433, China 2 Department of Mathematics, Fudan University, Key Laboratory of Mathematics for Nonlinear Sciences (Fudan University), Ministry of Education of China, Shanghai 200433

Received  August 2007 Revised  July 2008 Published  September 2008

In thispaper we study the mixed initial-boundary value problem for theequation of time-like extremal surfaces in Minkowski space$R^{1+(1+n)}$ on the strip $R^{+}\times[0,1]$. Under theassumptions that the boundary data are small and decaying, we getthe global existence and uniqueness of classical solutions.
Citation: Yi Zhou, Jianli Liu. The initial-boundary value problem on a strip for the equation of time-like extremal surfaces. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2009, 23 (1&2) : 381-397. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2009.23.381
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