We introduce the definitions of a standard Riemann semigroup and of a viscosity solution for a nonlinear hyperbolic system of conservation laws. For a class including general 2×2 systems, it is proved that the solutions obtained by a wavefront tracking algorithm or by the Glimm scheme are precisely the semigroup trajectories. In particular, these solutions are unique and depend Lipschitz continuously on the initial data in the L1 norm.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Mechanical Engineering