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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2004, Issue 72, Pages 3959-3964

On a higher-order evolution equation with a Stepanov-bounded solution

Department of Computer Science, Vanier College, 821 Avenue Ste Croix, St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4L 3X9

Received 12 June 2003; Revised 5 August 2004

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We study strong solutions u:X, a Banach space X, of the nth-order evolution equation u(n)Au(n1)=f, an infinitesimal generator of a strongly continuous group A:D(A)XX, and a given forcing term f:X. It is shown that if X is reflexive, u and u(n1) are Stepanov-bounded, and f is Stepanov almost periodic, then u and all derivatives u,,u(n1) are strongly almost periodic. In the case of a general Banach space X, a corresponding result is obtained, proving weak almost periodicity of u, u,,u(n1).