We consider the problem of extending to PDEs Birkhoff normal form theorem on Hamiltonian systems close to nonresonant elliptic equilibria. As a model problem we take the nonlinear wave equation utt-uxx+g(x,u)=0, 0.1 with Dirichlet boundary conditions on [0,?]; g is an analytic skewsymmetric function which vanishes for u=0 and is periodic with period 2? in the x variable. We prove, under a nonresonance condition which is fulfilled for most g's, that for any integer M there exists a canonical transformation that puts the Hamiltonian in Birkhoff normal form up to a reminder of order M. The canonical transformation is well defined in a neighbourhood of the origin of a Sobolev type phase space of sufficiently high order. Some dynamical consequences are obtained. The technique of proof is applicable to quite general semilinear equations in one space dimension.
|Titolo:||Birkhoff normal form for some nonlinear PDEs|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MAT/07 - Fisica Matematica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00220-002-0774-4|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|