In this paper, we introduce a notion of the mathematical entropy for hyperbolic systems of balance laws with (not necessarily symmetric) relaxation. As applications, we deal with the Timoshenko system, the Euler-Maxwell system and the Euler-Cattaneo-Maxwell system. Especially, for the Euler-Cattaneo-Maxwell system, we observe that its dissipative structure is of the regularity-loss type and investigate the corresponding decay property. Furthermore, we prove the global existence and asymptotic stability of solutions to the Euler-Cattaneo-Maxwell system for small initial data.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics