# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

October  2009, 12(3): 647-656. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2009.12.647

## On the Hunter--Saxton system

 1 Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

Received  April 2009 Revised  May 2009 Published  July 2009

We show local existence of solutions to a two-component Hunter--Saxton system. Moreover, we prove that the slopes of solutions can become unbounded. Finally, if initial data satisfy appropriate smallness conditions, the associated flow is global.
Citation: Marcus Wunsch. On the Hunter--Saxton system. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2009, 12 (3) : 647-656. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2009.12.647
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