In this paper, we are interested in a general equation that has finite speed of propagation compatible with Einstein's theory of special relativity. This equation without external force fields has been derived recently by means of optimal transportation theory. We first provide an argument to incorporate the external force fields. Then, we are concerned with comparison and maximum principles for this equation. We consider both stationary and evolutionary problems. We show that the former satisfies a comparison principle and a strong maximum principle while the latter fulfils weaker ones. The key technique is a transformation that matches well with the gradient flow structure of the equation.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Advances in Nonlinear Analysis|
|Early online date||12 Nov 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2016|
- Comparison and maximum principles
- Flux-limited diffusions
- Relativistic heat equations