# Nonlocal porous medium equation

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The nonlocal porous medium equation of order $\sigma$ is the name currently given to two very different equations, namely

$u_t = \nabla \cdot \left ( u \nabla \mathcal{K_\alpha} (u) \right )$

$\mbox{ where } \mathcal{K}_\alpha(u) := C_{n,\alpha}\; u * |x|^{-n+\alpha},\;\; \alpha+2=\sigma$

and

$u_t +(-\Delta)^{s}(u^m) = 0$

These equations agree when $s=1$ and $m=2$. They are fractional order Quasilinear equations.