Mathematics Colloquia and Seminars

Return to Colloquia & Seminar listing

Well-posedness Theory for General System of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Professor Tai-Ping Liu, Stanford University
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Tue, May 25 1999, 4:10PM

We will report on the recent entropy functional approach to the well-posedness theory for conservation laws. We will start with the classical existence theory of James Glimm and the idea of nonlinear superpositions. The idea of generalized entropy functional of Tong Yang and the author will then be explained.