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8 shows several wave profiles that indicate steepening of the signal as it propogates. At t = 1 the wave breaks, which is the first instant when the solution would become multiple valued. To find the solution for t < 1 we note that u(x, t) = 2 for x < 2t and u(x, t) = 1 for x > t + 1. 19) becomes x = (2 − ξ)t + ξ, which gives ξ= x − 2t . 20) then yields u(x, t) = 2−x , 1−t 2t < x < t + 1, t < 1. This explicit form of the solution also indicates the difficulty at the breaking time t = 1. 17) may have a solution only up to a finite time tb , which is called the breaking time.

13. Write a formula for the general solution of the equation ut + cux = f (x)u. Hint: Your answer should involve an integral with variable limits of integration. 14. Consider the Cauchy problem ut = xuux , x ∈ R, t > 0, x ∈ R. u(x, 0) = x, Find the characteristics, and find a formula that determines the solution u = u(x, t) implicitly as a function of x and t. Does a smooth solution exist for all t > 0? 15. Consider the initial value problem x ∈ R, t > 0, ut + uux = 0, u(x, 0) = 1 − x2 , |x| ≤ 1, 0, |x| > 1.

Find the steady-state concentration and sketch its spatial profile for different values of L and λ. Hint: Break the problem up into two parts, on each side of the source. At the source the concentration must be continuous, and in a small interval about the source, the ‘flux in’ minus the ‘flux out’ equals one. 5. Work the preceding problem if there is no decay and if the source is located at x = ξ, 0 < ξ < L. 6. Consider the advection-diffusion equation on an interval 0 < x < L. Show that if the flux at x = 0 equals the flux at x = L, then the density is constant.

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