Metastability and Compensated Compactness in Continuum Theories.
Final rept. 1 Dec 84-30 Nov 85,
MINNESOTA UNIV DULUTH
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Historically, one of the most important problems in continuum mechanics has been the understanding of hyperbolic conservation laws. This is because such systems arise from the underlying balance laws of mass, momentum, and energy. Their nonlinearity and hyperbolicity arise from the simplest constitutive assumptions, even in an ideal gas. The goal of this workshop was to examine the implications of compensated compactness and dispersion in the analysis and numerical analysis of such equations. The influence of viscosity and fluctuation mechanisms in nature was discussed as well. A second workshop focused on metastability and incompletely posed problems. Keywords Bibliographies.
- Theoretical Mathematics