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January  2019, 39(1): 157-183. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019007

## Convexity preserving properties for Hamilton-Jacobi equations in geodesic spaces

 1 Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan 2 Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041, Japan

Received  October 2017 Revised  July 2018 Published  October 2018

We study the convexity preserving property for a class of time-dependent Hamilton-Jacobi equations in a complete geodesic space. Assuming that the Hamiltonian is nondecreasing, we show that in a Busemann space the unique metric viscosity solution preserves the geodesic convexity of the initial value at any time. We provide two approaches and also discuss several generalizations for more general geodesic spaces including the lattice grid.

Citation: Qing Liu, Atsushi Nakayasu. Convexity preserving properties for Hamilton-Jacobi equations in geodesic spaces. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2019, 39 (1) : 157-183. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2019007
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