# On the stabilization and controllability for a third order linear equation

### Patrícia Nunes da Silva

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil### Carlos Frederico Vasconcellos

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

## Abstract

We analyze the stabilization and the exact controllability of a third order linear equation in a bounded interval. That is, we consider the following equation:

where $u=u(x,t)$ is a complex valued function defined in $(0,L)×(0,+∞)$ and $α$, $β$ and $γ$ are real constants. Using multiplier techniques, HUM method and a special uniform continuation theorem, we prove the exponential decay of the total energy and the boundary exact controllability associated with the above equation. Moreover, we characterize a set of lengths $L$, named $X$, in which it is possible to find non null solutions for the above equation with constant (in time) energy and we show it depends strongly on the parameters $α$, $β$ and $γ$.

## Cite this article

Patrícia Nunes da Silva, Carlos Frederico Vasconcellos, On the stabilization and controllability for a third order linear equation. Port. Math. 68 (2011), no. 3, pp. 279–296

DOI 10.4171/PM/1892