Continuous Solutions of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws

School of Mathematics Colloquium
Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 11:00am
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
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.