Remarks on the Theory of the Divergence-Measure Fields

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
IMPA, Brazil
We review the theory of the (extended) divergence-measure fields providing an up to date account of its basic results established by Chen and Frid (1999, 2002), as well as the more recent important contributions by Silhavy (2008, 2009).  We include a discussion on some pairings that are important in connection with the definition of normal trace for divergence-measure fields. We also review its application to the uniqueness of Riemann solutions to the Euler equations in gas dynamics, as given by Chen and Frid (2002). While reviewing the theory, we simplify a number of proofs allowing an almost self-contained exposition.