Spring 2022 MATH 279 001 LEC

Topics in Partial Differential Equations
001 LECTuTh 11:00AM - 12:29PMEvans 736Daniel Tataru28324
UnitsEnrollment StatusSession
4Open2022 Spring, January 18 - May 06
Additional Information: 

Prerequisites 222A/B or equivalent; 222B may be taken concurently; instructor's permission is required for undergraduate students.

Description  Free boundary problems arise whenever a pde evolution happens in a domain whose boundary is freely moving.  This may occur in elliptic, parabolic as well as in hyperbolic problems.

Well-known examples are the Stefan problem for ice melting, water waves or compressible gases (e.g. a gaseous star).  The aim of the course will be to describe several of these problems, along with the pde

and microlocal analysis tools needed to approach them. Some preference will be given to problems arising in fluid dynamics.


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Required Text 

Recommended Reading 

Grading Letter grade.


Course Webpage https://bcourses.berkeley.edu/courses/1513090/  (ask to be added to bcourses if needed)  The course will start on zoom and then switch to the in class mode when possible.