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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Vortices and two-dimensional fluid motion
Seminar:Department of Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Eugene Wayne, Department of Mathematics, Boston University
Abstract:
The study of fluid motions is of obvious importance for a host of applications ranging in scale from the microscopic to the atmospheric. Since we live in a three-dimensional world it may be less obvious why the understanding of two-dimensional fluid flows is of interest. However, in many applications, like the atmosphere or the ocean, the fluid domain is much smaller in one direction than in the other two -- and also smaller than the typical size of features of interest in the fluid. In such circumstances, a two-dimensional approximation to the fluid motion can provide very accurate insights into the behavior of the physical system.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:03 / 15 / 2012
Time:04:00pm - 05:00pm