The Phenomenon of Quenching: Physical Background and Current Results in Hyperbolic Equations
by Jianmin Zhu

The phenomenon of quenching occurs in the physical world. Several examples will be introduced. Results obtained by using the topology of the phase trajectories as well as the interpretation of results for the physical problems will be given. The basic concept of quenching in differential equations, and current results of quenching in hyperbolic equations will be presented.