Undergraduate Course: Analysis of Nonlinear Waves (MATH11093)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Fundamental theorem of ordinary differential equations, the contraction mapping principle. Duhamel's formula, PDEs as Euler-Lagrange equations and Noether's theorem, continuous functions as a normed vector space, completion of a metric space, Lebesgue and Sobolev spaces, Sobolev embedding theorem, existence and uniqueness of solutions, methods for proving blow up.
1. To explore the concepts of local and global solutions and of blow up for ordinary and partial differential equations.
2. To introduce the relevant sets of functions to study nonlinear evolution equations and show how they are used.
3. To construct solutions to nonlinear wave equations.
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand local wellposedness.
- Calculate conserved quantities using Noether's theorem.
- Use contraction mapping theorem.
- Demonstrate familiarity with function spaces.
- Understand global existence and blow up and be able to determine which in common cases.
|Evans, L C, Partial differential equations (American Mathematical Society, 1998)|
John, F, Nonlinear wave equations: formation of sigularities (American Mathematical Society, 1990)
Racke, R, Lectures on Nonlinear Evolution Equations: Initial value problems (Vieweg, 1992)
|Course organiser||Dr Pieter Blue
Tel: (0131 6)50 5076
|Course secretary||Mrs Alison Fairgrieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 5045