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On the smoothing property of linear delay partial differential equations

Altmann, Robert; Zimmer, Christoph

Preprint-Reihe des Instituts für Mathematik, Technische Universität Berlin

We consider linear partial differential equations with an additional delay term, which - under spatial discretization - lead to ordinary differential equations with fixed delay of retarded type. This means that the semi-discrete solution gains smoothness over time. For the concept of classical, mild, and weak solutions we analyse whether this effect also takes place in the original system. We show that some systems behave in a neutral way only. As a result, the smoothness of the exact solution remains unchanged instead of gaining smoothness over time.