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This article emphasizes the role played by a remarkable pointwise inequality satisfied by fractionary derivatives in order to obtain maximum principles and Lp-decay of solutions of several interesting partial differential equations. In particular, there are applications to quasigeostrophic flows, in two space variables with critical viscosity, that model(More)
In this paper we study 1D equations with nonlocal flux. These models have resemblance of the 2D quasi-geostrophic equation. We show the existence of singularities in finite time and construct explicit solutions to the equations where the singularities formed are shocks. For the critical viscosity case we show formation of singularities and global existence(More)
In a number of useful applications, e.g., data compression, the appropriate partial sums of the Fourier series are formed by taking into consideration the size of the coefficients rather than the size of the frequencies involved. The purpose of this paper is to show the limitations of that method of summation. We use several results from the number theory(More)
During development, extracellular signaling molecules interact with intracellular gene networks to control the specification, pattern and size of organs. One such signaling molecule is Hedgehog (Hh). Hh is known to act as a morphogen, instructing different fates depending on the distance to its source. However, how Hh, when signaling across a cell field,(More)