101.935 AKANA Seminar in Partial Differential Equations (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain applications of Hamilton-Jacobi equations. Moreover, they can explain solution concepts and solution theories for Hamilton-Jacobi equations (in particular visvosity solutions, explicit solution representations).

Subject of course

Hamilton-Jacobi equations are fully nonlinear PDEs of the form u_t + H(nabla u,x) = 0 and they apear in the following application fields: Hamilton mechanics, front propagation (in geometry and optics), control theory, differential game theory.

Topic of the seminar:
* (extended) mathod of characteristics for smooth solutions;
* connection to hyperbolic conservation laws;
* Hopf-Lax solution formula (for H(p) convex), Legendre trnasform;
* method of vanishing viscosity;
* viscosity solutions for H(p,x) not convex (based on a maximum principle, instead of integratin by parts onto test functions)

Teaching methods

presentation by the participating students (blackboard or beamer),
discussion of the weekly seminar by the whole "class",
write-up of a seminar paper

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: https://www.tuwien.at/index.php?eID=dms&s=4&path=Richtlinien und Verordnungen/Lehre - Leitfaden zum Umgang mit Plagiaten.pdf

Timing to be arranged (TH 16:00 is just a first suggestion)

2nd organizational meeting 14.10.2021, 15:00, Sem 6A green

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu15:00 - 17:0014.10.2021 - 27.01.2022Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
AKANA Seminar in Partial Differential Equations (Hamilton-Jacobi equations) - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu14.10.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu21.10.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu28.10.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu04.11.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu11.11.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu18.11.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu25.11.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu02.12.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu09.12.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu16.12.202115:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu13.01.202215:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu20.01.202215:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)
Thu27.01.202215:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DA grün 06A Seminar PDEs (Hamilton-Jacobi equations)

Examination modalities

good oral presentation, written seminar report, regular participation

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Additional literature
* L.S. Evans, Partial Differential Equations, AMS, 1998 (§3, §10)
* J.A. Sethian, Level Set Methods and Fast Marching Methods, Cambridge University
Press, 1999
* M.G. Crandall, H. Ishii, P.L. Lions, User's guide to viscosity solutions of 2nd oder PDEs, Bullelin of the AMS 27, 1992

Previous knowledge

partial differential equations

Language

if required in English