A class of incrementally scattering-passive nonlinear systems

Shantanu Singh*, George Weiss, Marius Tucsnak

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We investigate a special class of nonlinear infinite dimensional systems. These are obtained by subtracting a nonlinear maximal monotone (possibly multi-valued) operator ℳ from the semigroup generator of a scattering passive linear system. While the linear system may have unbounded linear damping (for instance, boundary damping) which is only densely defined, the nonlinear damping operator ℳ is assumed to be defined on the whole state space. We show that this new class of nonlinear infinite dimensional systems is well-posed and incrementally scattering passive. Our approach uses the theory of maximal monotone operators and the Crandall–Pazy theorem about nonlinear contraction semigroups, which we apply to a Lax–Phillips type nonlinear semigroup that represents the whole system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110369
StatePublished - Aug 2022


  • Crandall–Pazy theorem
  • Lax–Phillips semigroup
  • Maximal monotone operator
  • Operator semigroup
  • Scattering passive system
  • Well-posed linear system


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