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Some Current Topics on Nonlinear Conservation Laws: Lectures at the Morningside Center of Mathematics, 1
Edited by: Ling Hsiao, Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, Beijing, People's Republic of China, and Zhouping Xin, New York University-Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NY
A co-publication of the AMS and International Press of Boston, Inc..

AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics
2000; 226 pp; softcover
Volume: 15
ISBN-10: 0-8218-1965-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-1965-4
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Order Code: AMSIP/15
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This volume resulted from a year-long program at the Morningside Center of Mathematics at the Academia Sinica in Beijing. It presents an overview of nonlinear conversation laws and introduces developments in this expanding field. Xin's introductory overview of the subject is followed by lecture notes of leading experts who have made fundamental contributions to this field of research. A. Bressan's theory of \(L^1\)-well-posedness for entropy weak solutions to systems of nonlinear hyperbolic conversation laws in the class of viscosity solutions is one of the most important results in the past two decades; G. Chen discusses weak convergence methods and various applications to many problems; P. Degond details mathematical modelling of semi-conductor devices; B. Perthame describes the theory of asymptotic equivalence between conservation laws and singular kinetic equations; Z. Xin outlines the recent development of the vanishing viscosity problem and nonlinear stability of elementary wave--a major focus of research in the last decade; and the volume concludes with Y. Zheng's lecture on incompressible fluid dynamics.

This collection of lectures represents previously unpublished expository and research results of experts in nonlinear conservation laws and is an excellent reference for researchers and advanced graduate students in the areas of nonlinear partial differential equations and nonlinear analysis.

Titles in this series are co-published with International Press of Boston, Inc., Cambridge, MA.


Researchers, graduate students, physicists and engineers who are interested in nonlinear partial differential equations, nonlinear analysis, conservation laws, shocks and singularities, and related topics.

Table of Contents

  • A. Bressan -- Stability of entropy solutions to n x n conservation laws
  • G.-Q. Chen -- Compactness methods and nonlinear hyperbolic conservation laws
  • P. Degond -- Mathematical modelling of microelectronics semiconductor devices
  • B. Perthame -- Lecture notes on kinetic formulation of conservation laws
  • Z. Xin -- Theory of viscous conservation laws
  • Y. Zheng -- Some problems of incompressible fluid dynamics
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