We are studying the problem of a stationary supersonic
flow of an inviscid non-heat-conducting gas in thermodynamical equilibrium onto
a planar infinite wedge. It is known that theoretically this problem has two
solutions: the solution with astrong shock wave (when the velocity behind the
front of the shock wave is subsonic) and the solution with a weak shock wave
(when, generally speaking, the velocity behind the front of the shock wave is
supersonic). In the present paper, the case of a weak shock wave is studied. It
is proved that if the Lopatinski condition for the shock wave is satisfied (in
a weak sense), then the corresponding linearized initial boundary-value problem
is well-posed, and its classical solution is found. In this case, unlike the
case when the uniform Lopatinski condition holds, additional plane waves appear.
It is shown that for compactly supported initial data the solution of the
linearized problem converges in finite time to the zero solution. Therefore,
for the case of a weak shock wave and when the Lopatinski condition holds in a
weak sense these results complete the verification of the well-known
Courant-Friedrichs' conjecture that the strong shock wave solution isunstable
whereas the weak shock wave solution is stable.
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