Indexed on: 15 Dec '16Published on: 19 Oct '16Published in: Analysis and Applications
Analysis and Applications, Ahead of Print. The asymptotic stability of the steady state with the strictly positive constant density and the vanishing velocity and magnetic field to the Cauchy problem of the three-dimensional compressible viscous, heat-conducting magnetohydrodynamic equations with Coulomb force is established under small initial perturbations. Using a general energy method, we obtain the optimal time decay rates of the solution and its higher-order spatial derivatives by introducing the negative Sobolev and Besov spaces. As a corollary, the [math]–[math] [math] type of the decay rates follows without requiring that the [math] norm of initial data is small.