# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

July  2013, 33(7): 3171-3188. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2013.33.3171

## Well-posedness of boundary-value problems for the linear Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation

 1 Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 16802, United States 2 Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington, Campus Box 352420, Seattle, WA 98195

Received  March 2012 Revised  August 2012 Published  January 2013

A new method due to Fokas for explicitly solving boundary-value problems for linear partial differential equations is extended to equations with mixed partial derivatives. The Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation is used as an example: we consider the Robin problem for this equation posed both on the half line and on the finite interval. For specific cases of the Robin boundary conditions the boundary-value problem is found to be ill posed.
Citation: Vishal Vasan, Bernard Deconinck. Well-posedness of boundary-value problems for the linear Benjamin-Bona-Mahony equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2013, 33 (7) : 3171-3188. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2013.33.3171
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