Preprint A590/2008
Local Solutions in Sobolev Spaces and Unconditional Well-Posedness for the Generalized Boussinesq Equation

Luiz Farah

**Keywords: **
generalized Boussinesq equation | local well-posedness and unconditional well-posedness

We study the local well-posedness of the initial-value problem for the nonlinear generalized Boussinesq equation with data in $H^s(\R^n) \times H^s(\R^n)$, $s\geq 0$. Under some assumption on the nonlinearity $f$, local existence results are proved for $H^s(\R^n)$-solutions using an auxiliary space of Lebesgue type. Furthermore, under certain hypotheses on $s$, $n$ and the growth rate of $f$ these auxiliary conditions can be eliminated.