a1 Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Academia Sinica, P.O. Box 71007, Wuhan 430071, People's Republic of China
This paper considers the Cauchy problem for an extended model of combustion (u + qz)t + f(u)x = 0, zt + kg(u)z = 0 with Lp bounded initial data, where g(u) is a piecewise Lipschitz continuous function and its discontinuous points have no finite limit point. The integral representation gives a definition of a weak solution in Lp space. Some existence results are obtained based on a simplified method of compensated compactness in which the weak continuity theorem of 2 * 2 determinants plays a more important role, but the idea of Young measures has been avoided.
(Received October 08 1990)
(Revised May 25 1991)