Theory and Applications of Model Equations for Surface Water Waves

School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 11:00
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 269
University of Illinois at Chicago
After a brief account of some of the history of this classical subject, we indicate how such models are derived. Rigorous theory justifying the models will be discussed and the conversation will then turn to some applications. These will be drawn from questions arising in geophysics and coastal engineering, as time permits.