2004, 4(4): 983-997. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2004.4.983

Hölder continuous solutions of an obstacle thermistor problem

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Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, Canada T6G 2G1, Canada

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2G1

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Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton A B, Canada T6G 2G1

Received  March 2003 Revised  April 2004 Published  August 2004

In this paper we consider a thermistor problem with a current source, i.e., a nonlocal boundary condition. The electric potential is unknown on part of the boundary, but the current through it is known. We apply a decomposition technique and transform the equation satisfied by the potential into two elliptic problems with usual boundary conditions. The unique solvability of the initial boundary value problem is achieved.
Citation: Walter Allegretto, Yanping Lin, Shuqing Ma. Hölder continuous solutions of an obstacle thermistor problem. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2004, 4 (4) : 983-997. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2004.4.983
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