Decay of a weak gap and wave propagation in a nonlocal environment with a source
A spatially non-local fourth-order wave equation with a source is considered. The results are set out in terms of the heat transfer theory. The temperature derivative of the source function is positive (a technical source) or negative (a source in biological tissue). The wave velocity (subsonic, sonic, supersonic) is determined with respect to the velocity of propagating heat perturbations. We give examples of the exact solving the problem of disintegration of a weak discontinuity in the temperature...