Wave solution of non-linear conservation laws

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Wave solution of non-linear conservation laws

  • Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
  • Event date: 16th January 2019
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 4309,

Event details

I will introduce the problem of non-linear conservation laws and outline the theory of 1st order hyperbolic partial differential equation. Here the mathematical concepts of shockwave and rarefaction wave will be introduced within the framework of a working example---the shallow water waves equations.