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Asymptotic behavior and stability of solutions of semilinear diffusion equations. (English) Zbl 0445.35063

35K60 Nonlinear initial, boundary and initial-boundary value problems for linear parabolic equations
35B40 Asymptotic behavior of solutions to PDEs
35B35 Stability in context of PDEs
35J65 Nonlinear boundary value problems for linear elliptic equations
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