## Abstract

In this work we study the regularity of entropy solutions of the genuinely nonlinear scalar balance laws

We assume that the source term g ∈ C1(ℝ × ℝ × ℝ+), that the flux function f ∈ C2(ℝ × ℝ × ℝ+) and that {ui ∈ ℝ : fuu(ui,x,t) = 0} is at most countable for every fixed (x,t) ∈ Ω. Our main result, which is a unification of two proposed intermediate theorems, states that BV entropy solutions of such equations belong to SBVloc(Ω). Moreover, using the theory of generalized characteristics we prove that for entropy solutions of balance laws with convex flux function, there exists a constant C > 0 such that:

where C can be chosen uniformly for (x +h,t), (x,t) in any compact subset of Ω.