## Abstract

The initial-boundary-value problem for the Benjamin-Bona-Mahony (BBM) equation is studied in this paper. The goal is to understand the periodic behaviour (termed as eventual periodicity) of its solutions corresponding to periodic boundary condition or periodic forcing. Towards this end, we derive a new formula representing solutions of this initial- and boundary-value problem by inverting the operator ∂_{t}+α∂_{x} - γ∂_{xxt} defined in the space-time quarter plane. The eventual periodicity of the linearized BBM equation with periodic boundary data and forcing term is established by combining this new representation formula and the method of stationary phase. The eventual periodicity of the full BBM equation is obtained under a suitable assumption imposed on its solution.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1927-1944 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Journal | Nonlinearity |

Volume | 22 |

Issue number | 8 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2009 |