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A key question is whether a given PDE can propagate such a traveling wave or, in different words, whether a traveling wave solution (TWS) exists for a given PDE. This question is generally posed without regard to initial conditions (time is usually regarded as varying from --oc to +x). so that the wave is assumed to have existed for all times. However. boundary conditions of the form u ( - x . , u ( + x . t ) = const. 2) + may be imposed. A wavefront solutzon is a Tm'S of the form u ( z . t ) = f ( .

O ) t , + c2)-’. where its speed (the reciprocal of its slope), u(E, 0) = (1 is determined by the initial condition and the fact that u is constant on C . Now let us determine how the gradient u, of u evolves along curve C. t ) . Then dx g’(t) = u x x z + U,t = (ut + uu,), - u: = -u, 2 = -g(t) 2 The general solution of g’ = -g2 is g(t) = But g ( 0 ) = 1/c = -2

F is the rate that u is created (or destroyed) at 5 at time t . per unit volume. Note that the source function f may depend on u itself. as well as space and time. I f f is positive. we say that it is a source, and if f is negative. we say that it is a sznk. Kow. given f , we may calculate the total rate that u is created in I by integration. t. t ) ) Adx. The fundamental conservation law may now be formulated for the quantity u: For any interval I . we have Time rate of change of the total amount in 1 = net rate that the quantity flom7s into I + rate that the quantity is produced in I 22 1.

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