Blowup phenomena of solutions to Euler-Poisson equations

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-306
Journal / PublicationJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003


In this paper, we consider the Euler-Poisson equations governing the evolution of the gaseous stars with the Poisson equation describing the energy potential for the self-gravitating force. By assuming that the initial density is of compact support in RN, we first give a family of blowup solutions for non-isentropic polytropic gas when γ = (2N - 2)/N which generalizes the known result for the isentropic case. Then we extend the previous result on non-blowup phenomena to the case when (2N - 2)/N ≤ γ <2 in N-dimensional space. Here γ is the adiabatic gas constant. © 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Core collapse, Euler-Poisson equations, Gaseous stars