We obtain sharp decay estimates and asymptotics for small solutions to the one-dimensional Klein-Gordon equation with constant coefficient cubic and spatially localized, variable coefficient cubic nonlinearities. Vector-field techniques to deal with the long-range nature of the cubic nonlinearity become problematic in the presence of variable coefficients. We introduce a novel approach based on pointwise-in-time local decay estimates for the Klein-Gordon propagator to overcome this impasse.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Asymptotic stability of kink solutions
- Klein-Gordon equation
- Long-range scattering
- Variable coefficient nonlinearity