Inserted: 7 jul 2022
Last Updated: 7 jul 2022
Journal: Comm. Partial Differential Equations
In this paper we discuss an extension of some results obtained by E. Serra and P. Tilli, in Serra&Tilli '12, Serra&Tilli '16, concerning an original conjecture by E. De Giorgi (De Giorgi '96, De Giorgi '06) on a purely minimization approach to the Cauchy problem for the defocusing nonlinear wave equation. Precisely, we show how to extend the techniques developed by Serra and Tilli for homogeneous hyperbolic nonlinear PDEs to the nonhomogeneous case, thus proving that the idea of De Giorgi yields in fact an effective approach to investigate general hyperbolic equations.