Continuous Solutions of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

Series: 
School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location: 
Skiles 269
,  
Brown University
The lecture will outline how the method of characteristics can be used in the context of solutions to hyperbolic conservation laws that are merely continuous functions. The Hunter-Saxton equation will be used as a vehicle for explaining the approach.