PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Baire category, the bang-bang theorem, and the Euler equations of inviscid flow
Seminar:Slow Pitch Seminar
Speaker:Alberto Bressan, Penn State University
The Baire category theorem (1899) is primarily used as a tool for proving results in functional analysis, such as the open mapping theorem or the closed graph theorem. One century later, surprising connections have emerged between Baire's theorem and other branches of nonlinear analysis. In this talk I shall discuss a number of applications touching the theory of nonlinear ODE's in Banach spaces, the bang-bang theorem for control systems, and the existence of a huge family of weak solutions to Euler's equations of inviscid (compressible or incompressible) fluids.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:09 / 22 / 2009
Time:05:00pm - 06:00pm