Hamilton-Jacobi Equations in Infinite Dimensions. Part 2. Existence of Viscosity Solutions.
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This paper is the second in a series by the authors concerned with the theory of viscosity solutions Hamilton-Jacobi equations in infinite dimensional spaces. The first paper introduced a notion of viscosity solution appropriate for the study of Hamilton-Jacobi equations in spaces with the so-called Radon-Nikodym property and obtained uniqueness theorems under assumptions paralleling the finite dimensional theory. The main results of the current paper concern existence of solutions of stationary and time-dependent Hamilton-Jacobi equations. In order to establish these results it is necessary to overcome the difficulties associated with the fact that bounded sets are not precompact in infinite dimensions and this is done by sharp constructive estimates coupled with the use of differential games to solve regularized problems. Interest in this subject arises on the abstract side from the desire to contribute to the theory of linear partial differential equations in infinite dimensional spaces to treat natural questions raised by the finite dimensional theory. Interest also arises from potential applications to the theory of control of partial differential equations. However, the results herein do not apply directly to problems of the form arising in the control of partial differential equations, a question which wil be treated in the next paper of the series. Additional keywords Banach spaces, Existence theory. Author
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