PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Direct methods of the calculus of variations
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Wilfrid Gangbo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract Link:http://people.math.gatech.edu/~gangbo/
Abstract:
A theory, now called direct methods of the calculus of variations, was developed by Charles Morrey in the middle of the last century where he introduced various fundamental concepts of convexity. We will briefly comment on the concepts of lower semicontinuity and quasiconvexity and their importance in the calculus of variations. We will talk about the class of polyconvex functions, central in elasticity theory, and appearing in the study of extremal mappings of finite distortion.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:12 / 02 / 2013
Time:12:20pm - 01:30pm