Inertial manifolds for nonlinear evolutionary equations. (English) Zbl 0643.58004

The authors introduce the concept of an inertial manifold for nonlinear evolutionary equations, including ordinary and partial differential equations. These finite dimensional Lipschitz-manifolds turn out to be appropriate to study the long-time behaviour of solutions of the evolutionary equations. In particular they contain the global attractor, attract exponentially all solutions and they are stable with respect to certain perturbations.
In the infinite dimensional case they allow the reduction of the dynamics to a finite dimensional ordinary differential equation.
Reviewer: N.Jacob


37C70 Attractors and repellers of smooth dynamical systems and their topological structure
37L25 Inertial manifolds and other invariant attracting sets of infinite-dimensional dissipative dynamical systems
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