Nonlinear perturbations of evolution systems in scales of Banach spaces

Research paper by Martin Friesen, Oleksandr Kutoviy

Indexed on: 27 May '18Published on: 27 May '18Published in: arXiv - Mathematics - Functional Analysis


A variant of the abstract Cauchy-Kovalevskaya theorem is considered. We prove existence and uniqueness of classical solutions to the nonlinear, non-autonomous initial value problem \[ \frac{du(t)}{dt} = A(t)u(t) + B(u(t),t), \ \ u(0) = x \] in a scale of Banach spaces. Here $A(t)$ is the generator of an evolution system acting in a scale of Banach spaces and $B(u,t)$ obeys an Ovcyannikov-type bound. Continuous dependence of the solution with respect to $A(t)$, $B(u,t)$ and $x$ is proved. The results are applied to the Kimura-Maruyama equation for the mutation-selection balance model. This yields a new insight in the construction and uniqueness question for nonlinear Fokker-Planck equations related with interacting particle systems in the continuum.