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Shock formations for 3-dimensional wave equations

PDE and Applied Math Seminar

Speaker: Pin Yu, Yau Mathematical Sciences Center, Tsinghua University
Location: 3106 MSB
Start time: Thu, Jan 19 2017, 4:10PM

We present a mechanism of shock formation for a class of quasilinear wave equations. The proof is based on energy estimates and on the study of the differential geometry defined by the solution.